John Erardi of the Cincinnati Enquirer has a nice piece up today where he talks to Hall of Famer Tony Perez about what is about to change for recently elected Hall of Famer Barry Larkin.
It isn’t how you think of yourself that changes, Perez said.
It is how others think of you.
That is the biggest thing that will change for Larkin, Doggie predicted.
“Wherever Barry goes, that’s how he will be introduced now: ‘Hall of Famer Barry Larkin,'” said Perez. “On that one weekend a year, it changes the company you keep. That’s why you keep going back. Not only because they (the Hall of Fame officials) want you to, but because you want to. I love seeing those guys again.”
You should read the whole thing, as it includes a nice recounting of Tony Perez’s experience on being inducted and his first tour through Cooperstown.
Plus, if you have any memorabilia signed by Larkin, you’ll get to see how much its value has increased.