Not in Houston
I’m headed back to Cincinnati from Cooperstown and won’t be making the Reds series in Houston. I will finish the trip when it gets to Colorado.
The weekend at the Hall of Fame induction seemed perfect all the way around. The weather was spectacular. Barry Larkin and Ron Santo’s family could not have been more gracious. The town was bustling but never felt overcrowded. That’s a good feat for a town of about 1,900 that swells to about 20,000 once a year. I never seemed to wait in a long line for anything, whether it was the Hall, a restaurant or shop.
I spent the weekend surrounded by true baseball fans and it could not have been cooler. Everyone, locals and tourists alike, was enthusiastic and pleasant. A few readers were kind enough to say hello and I really appreciated that.
I don’t know when the next Reds player will get inducted (perhaps Griffey even though he’d go in as a Mariner), but I suggest you don’t wait that long to visit the Hall of Fame and Cooperstown. You won’t be sorry for paying the place a visit.