This morning, like many of you, I heard retired baseball manager Tony LaRussa on NPR's "Morning Edition" talking about his induction this weekend in the the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. He suggested Mark McGwire should be inducted into the Hall of Fame but with an asterisk. As a manager who benefited from McGwire's performance, should LaRussa's plaque have an asterisk, too?
All year long we hear about how the NFL is king of American sports. It makes the most money. The most people view it. It's the "most popular" game, and we can't get enough of it. Right? We're told it's America's game now. But in the end, when it comes right down to it, nothing moves us quite like baseball. The fallout from Wednesday's Hall of Fame vote only proves (again) that it remains America's Pastime.
Ron Santo so desperately wanted to hear the news that came last week. That he died a year before it came is the cruelest of ironies to someone that deserved better.
Not that Santo deserved the nod for enshrinement into Cooperstown by the Veterans Committee; but rather that he spent the last 15 years of his life so desperately longing for something that was only accomplished in death.
Tony Kubek, the Bay View High School grad who was an all-star shortstop with the Yankees in the late 1950s and early '60s and an even better TV announcer, won the Ford C. Frick Award and will enter the broadcasting wing of the Hall of Fame.
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Tuesday January 26th, 2010 - Milwaukee, WI Back up to Milwaukee today for an appearance on The D-List radio show on ESPN 540 with Drew Olson and Dan Needles. I always love hanging out on the air and they give me walk on status to come in pretty much any time I want. I really app...