Congratulations to Barry Larkin on being elected to the Hall of Fame this week. When active, he wasn't the kind of player who screamed out as a Hall of Famer. But when you compare his numbers to other great shortstops in baseball history, it's clear he belongs among the greats. Next year's ballot is stuffed with legendary players — Bonds, Clemens, Maddux, et al — so it might be tough for other worthies like Raines and Bagwell to break through. But it should be interesting. More to come.