In 2008, there's Raines and nobody else

Yesterday in Cooperstown was, by all accounts, wonderful. But what about today? Do we take time to enjoy the moment?

Nope. As a wise movie character once said, "The moment's over."

So let's start thinking about the next moment. The Hall of Fame's Web site lists, for 2008 and Beyond, "a partial list of players who are eligible for consideration for the Hall of Fame by the baseball writers in coming years." The list for 2008 is long, perhaps absurdly so: 14 players, only one of whom looks to me like a player who deserves one of those oddly inaccurate plaques in Cooperstown.