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Bisons and Baseball

COOPERSTOWN — Enter Sandman into the Hall of Fame. Mariano Rivera closed Sunday's induction ceremony Sunday just like he did so many times in his career, with a flourish and complete attention to detail. Parts of Rivera's 25-minute address were made in Spanish in support of those on hand waving flags from his native Panama. It included two vignettes not widely known …

Bisons and Baseball

COOPERSTOWN – The symmetry we're going to see here Sunday afternoon is going to be perfect for Yankees fans making the pilgrimage from either end of the state. Mike Mussina will be the starter for the Baseball Hall of Fame induction. As for the closer of the six-man class, could it possibly be anyone else but Mariano Rivera? Mussina said here Saturday that during Fri…

Bisons and Baseball

There will be excellence and dignity on display all weekend in Cooperstown. But when the Baseball Hall of Fame stages its annual induction ceremony Sunday at the Clark Sports Center, there's certain to be a good deal of sadness as well. The absence of Roy Halladay will loom over the big day for this class of inductees. Halladay, a larger-than-life figure on the mo…