The fan voting for the Phillies 2013 Wall of Fame Honoree closed earliar today. There was only one reallly legit candidate on the ballot.
There were about a dozen candidates. My 3 votes went to Jim Konstanty, Harry Wright and Pinky Whitney. Other candidates included Rick Wise, Von Hayes, LC, Fregosi, Ozark, Gregg Gross, and Ron Reed.
I suppose at some point he would get my Phillies WoF vote, but not just yet. If the fans vote him in for 2013 thats fine with me - I am off the hook.
I do think that he will end up winning the 2013 fan ballot. The rest of the candidates are too thin and spread across such varied eras that I don't think any of them could muster more votes then Schill.
This leads me to a question. Who in the Phillies family will induct Schilling into the Phillies WoF? I just don't seem him as being that close with any of the Phils alums. Past inductees were introduced by folks that made some sort of sense. In 2012 Mike Lieberthal was inducted by fellow Phils WoF catcher Bob Boone. Darren Daulton was introduced by Steve Carlton which surprised me but apparently the two were known to have an adult bevarage together.
There are other 1993 Phils already on the Wall including Dautlon and John Kruk. But I always saw them as being from the other end of Macho row. Kruk and Schilling are both colleagues with ESPN and perhaps the two of them have a better professional relationship then I imagine.
Of course none of this may matter - Maybe Curt Schilling would blow off the honor. Maybe Curt Schilling is too big for Philadelphia, just like he was back in the 2000 season.
I concede this is a crap photo - damn you Valley Forge Convention Center basement and your shoddy lighting. I wanted a Schilling card in one of the Phungo sets and this was just barely good enough to make the grade.