The media conference call with Tim McCarver that accompanied this morning's announcement of his Hall of Fame award got off to a rocky start (which may have been our fault) when the first question was "What, exactly, is your vendetta against the New York Yankees?" It went downhill from there, especially once someone claiming to be "AJ Dolano from Deadspin" called in (it wasn't our AJ). To his credit McCarver was generally a good sport, if remaining a terrible broadcaster. As the conference call was brought to an early conclusion, he stated: "Criticism doesn't bother me. Never has."