Congratulations are in order for Ricky Henderson and Jim Rice, announced yesterday as the 2009 inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. This is a nice time of year for baseball fans, as is the induction ceremony to come in the summer. As regular readers here know, I have my own hall of fame. It is reserved for those figures in the media and popular culture who piss me off the most, who I find irritating or obnoxious or despicable for any number of reasons. They are politicians, preachers, pundits. They are a diverse group with one thing in common: they are all so richly deserving of this honor.
I do not believe in waiting until summer for my inductions. Here, now, I am pleased to present you