Barry Larkin inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
Barry Larkin’s Hall of Fame induction speech lasted 33 minutes. At least 32 of them paid tribute to others. That was fittingly gracious for a guy who believed himself a “complementary’’ player to the end, even as he stood Sunday on a podium high above the crowd gathered to witness his finest moment.
“I would often question myself,’’ Larkin said. He wondered: “Can I try harder?’’ Am I doing enough? Am I doing the right things, on the field and off?
Each of us is a product of those who have preceded us. The smart among us filter the past. We pan for gold. Our elders are there to instruct, both for good and ill. What works, what doesn’t. What abides