'My Childhood Memories Hall of Fame'
Though Jim Rice has long been in Bert's 'My Childhood Memories Hall of Fame,'
he finally made the big one today.
... I never bought the notion that Rice's frosty relationship with reporters was the main reason for the long delay. Did he somehow alienate out-of-town reporters too? He was never a clear-cut first-ballot or even early-years contender for the Hall. His late-career numbers guaranteed that. But justice was served in the end -- and now it no longer matters whether he made it on his 5th, 10th or 15th year of eligibilty. He made it to the Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Jim.