I have been welcomed into the stable of writers compiling the Tim Raines: Hall of Fame 2008 website (raines30.com).
The site's purpose is to show the Expos great was as good if not better than most of the 1980s generation of players who are in the Hall of Fame, or who will be. My first article was posted today.
It's a kick to team up with John Brattain, Craig Burley, Jonah Keri and Tom N. Tango. Each of them has a high profile when it comes to writing about baseball for a web audience; more to the point, they have a profile. On this end, it's kind of like what Conan O'Brien said after being asked how he felt about being a "relative unknown" taking over on Late Night: "Sir, I am a complete unknown!"
Ken Davidoff of Newsday is the latest Hall of Fame voter to say the Raines is a yes.