To me, Wall of Fames are the sports equivalent of Employee of the Month awards. They’re mild honors for those involved, but mostly something that takes up valuable surface real estate and allows families and friends of the honoree to say things like “loooook, Johnny doesn’t suck at life, he was the best mopper in aisle 12 last month.”
Most thought Curt Schilling would receive that honor from the Phillies this year, but perhaps the way he rubbed people here or recent stories about his 38 Studios virtually shutting down led the team to go in a different direction. For now, at least.
Anyway, Lieberthal gets the honor. – presses snooze button –