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Krawhitham
01-09-2012, 04:04 PM
86%

takealeake
01-09-2012, 04:06 PM
I'm watching on MLB online. Couldn't happen to a better guy and player, I'll take him just as much as any shortstop in history.

JKam
01-09-2012, 04:08 PM
Congrats to Larkin. Still my all time favorite baseball player ever.

Who Dey Time
01-09-2012, 04:08 PM
Awesome! Congrats to #11!

jimbo
01-09-2012, 04:08 PM
So happy for Barry. Such a great representative of the Reds.

HalMorrisRules
01-09-2012, 04:09 PM
I was surprised I got as emotional as I did when it was finally announced.

Jim
01-09-2012, 04:13 PM
Congrats to Barry! Being my fav player for the Reds throughout my childhood, I can't explain how happy I am for him!

Krawhitham
01-09-2012, 04:17 PM
Stolen from TORG

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Spider Tre
01-09-2012, 04:20 PM
congrats to Larkin! now to time for the Reds to officially retire #11

takealeake
01-09-2012, 04:22 PM
Listening to him and Eric Davis talk to each other, great stuff. It's what baseball's all about.

tedies
01-09-2012, 04:24 PM
congrats to Larkin! now to time for the Reds to officially retire #11

:thumbup: I wonder what the Reds will plan this summer to celebrate

powersackers
01-09-2012, 04:30 PM
So proud. Got a bit choked up after listenting to he and Davis and going to Baseball-reference.com and seeing the HOF banner on #11's page. Such a great player and person. Met him often and he was always top notch with teh fans.

Krawhitham
01-09-2012, 04:31 PM
:thumbup: I wonder what the Reds will plan this summer to celebrate

They are having a press conference with Larkin Wednesday at 3:00pm

bounty37h
01-09-2012, 04:34 PM
Awesome, congrats Barry!!! One of the good guys in the game!

zacharync
01-09-2012, 04:34 PM
Congrats Barry! So glad I got to see him play in person.

HalMorrisRules
01-09-2012, 04:38 PM
I was wondering who he would get to give his induction speech and thought, why not Pete? Wouldnt that be a fun controversy? But I am sure Barry would stay away from that. But it does make you wonder who he will pick.

Tadasimha
01-09-2012, 04:41 PM
Damn fine representative of the Reds in particular and baseball in general. Well deserved and earned after his career.

Congrats Barry!

CrosleyField
01-09-2012, 04:41 PM
Congrats to Barry. Does this make his rookie card worth more?

Touchdown Jesus
01-09-2012, 04:45 PM
So happy for one of my top 3 favorite Reds of all time.

Getting Skyline for dinner tonight in honor!

shredda2000
01-09-2012, 04:47 PM
Way to go Barry!!!

Red Raindog
01-09-2012, 04:52 PM
Happy day!

Loved watching #11 play.

Captain13
01-09-2012, 04:55 PM
I was wondering who he would get to give his induction speech and thought, why not Pete? Wouldnt that be a fun controversy? But I am sure Barry would stay away from that. But it does make you wonder who he will pick.

I would love to see him pick Davey C or Sweet Lou, but ultimately it is a personal choice for Barry to make.

buckeyeboy
01-09-2012, 04:59 PM
Congrats to Barry! No sommersaults. Just excellent defense and strong hitting.

drowg14
01-09-2012, 05:19 PM
woot!

Stray
01-09-2012, 07:27 PM
I'm so happy that he got in, at my age he really is the defining face of the Reds in my lifetime.

izzy's dad
01-09-2012, 07:53 PM
Looks like Izzy's Dad and Code are gonna be getting crunked in Cooperstown this summer. Anybody else going? I am going to party like it is 1990!

texasdave
01-10-2012, 09:00 AM
Larkin belongs in The Hall. A well-deserved congratulations.

code
01-10-2012, 09:52 AM
Looks like Izzy's Dad and Code are gonna be getting crunked in Cooperstown this summer. Anybody else going? I am going to party like it is 1990!

It's going to be a blast!! Such an awesome thing to celebrate!

bounty37h
01-10-2012, 10:14 AM
Looks like Izzy's Dad and Code are gonna be getting crunked in Cooperstown this summer. Anybody else going? I am going to party like it is 1990!

Would love to, I went to Benchs and camped on the steet that night, played whiffleball on the streets till early morning, and slept in a lawnchair locked to the fence- was at the very front of "regular" people (not family/media). My wife is pregnant though so that might hinder me being able to make that journey, but I certainly want to try and make it.

Pete4prez
01-10-2012, 10:57 AM
Congratulations Barry, well deserved.

NCCardfan
01-10-2012, 12:16 PM
Congrats to Mr. Larkin and all of the Reds orginization for sharing his awesome play with us for all those years. Very well deserved for sure.

Not trying to rain on this parade but for Larkin and Santo to be the only 2 to go in this year is great for Santo's family. It still burns me up that he didn't get the call while he was with us. As a Cardinal fan I'm supposed to dislike the cubs (and I do, don't get me wrong) but Ron Santo should have gone in before he passed. He deserved better than that.

Reds
01-10-2012, 04:38 PM
Barry is as close as I've ever had to a hero in sports. I'm not a fan of players, but instead of teams, but Barry is the one name I'm proud to put on the back of my jersey. 30-30 slick fielding WS winning shortstop, what's not to love?

Ohayou
01-10-2012, 06:44 PM
Obviously I'm very happy for Barry, but the BBWAA is an absolute joke. Last year he had 62%. This year: 86%. What did he do in the last 12 months to convince a quarter of the voters that he is now a HOFer? I hate it when these writers go power hungry and set their own little waiting periods. The waiting period is 5 years, you're either a HOFer or you're not. And this wasn't even a first ballot thing, because last year was his second year on the ballot.

bagz
01-10-2012, 07:07 PM
Congrats to you Barry! It's a well deserved honor for you. It was a joy to watch you play and you are true class act.

Tuff Nut
01-10-2012, 08:59 PM
Way to go Barry.

:rockband::dancingcool::party:

bounty37h
01-11-2012, 12:25 PM
I got to see his son last night, he plays for Miami basketball and saw him against UNC last night.

NCCardfan
01-11-2012, 12:57 PM
Obviously I'm very happy for Barry, but the BBWAA is an absolute joke. Last year he had 62%. This year: 86%. What did he do in the last 12 months to convince a quarter of the voters that he is now a HOFer? I hate it when these writers go power hungry and set their own little waiting periods. The waiting period is 5 years, you're either a HOFer or you're not. And this wasn't even a first ballot thing, because last year was his second year on the ballot.

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So true about the BBWAA, some years there's 5-6 players that deserve the honor & some years there's none. Larkin was an absolute HoF worthy player, maybe not 1st ballot but last year he should have gone in without a doubt.

bounty37h
01-11-2012, 01:19 PM
I agree too, although it worked out for Larkin in this case. I dont think a player shoud be on multiple years-havent done anything to improve chances. I think continue eligible 5 years after retirement, if not in that year than name back on review list 3-4 years later, if not that time, a 10 year vets review maybe. I dont understand how a former player not being "good enough" for 3-4 years than all of a sudden can get in on the 5'th, usually based on who else is on the list that given year. Cheapens the HOF IMO.

RedsfaninMT
01-13-2012, 05:57 PM
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So true about the BBWAA, some years there's 5-6 players that deserve the honor & some years there's none. Larkin was an absolute HoF worthy player, maybe not 1st ballot but last year he should have gone in without a doubt.

I don't understand this type of reasoning. Either you are HOF material or not. It doesn't change from one year to the next. Not a first ballot HOF, but it's okay the 2nd or 3rd year? Huh? HOF is for the elite players, which Larkin clearly was. Is 1st ballot for the truly elite? Should they create a super-elite HOF? It all seems completely whacky.

And then you have 4 yahoos who voted for Bill Muller. Bill Mueller? Seriously? Those writers should be stripped of their write to ever vote again.