With the news that Curt Schilling's career might be done, attention has turned to whether #38 should be enshrined in Cooperstown. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Jayson Stark takes on all comers in his defense of Schilling's candidacy.
Although Stark's passion is a little more strident than my personal opinions on the matter...I think it's a very close call. He wasn't THE dominant pitcher of his era - that honor goes to the likes of Clemens, Maddux, Randy Johnson, and Pedro. Further, although he had some truly dominant seasons, primarily from 1997-2004, the rest of his career is not overwhelming (1992 notwithstanding). In the end, I think he'll make it in, but it won't be on the first ballot and if he doesn't make it, I won't be too shocked.
What say the ESPN/Red Sox-loving Back Seat Drivers?