Keep in mind that Springfield, Mass., the home of the National Basketball Hall of Fame, and Cooperstown, N.Y., the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, aren’t exactly thriving cities either. Both are examples of communities without professional, major league franchises.
At the end of the day, a mascot hall of fame is something we can all cheer for, regardless of our school or team affiliations. Even if Logansport doesn’t land it and Whiting does, I’ll be visiting it, and I’ll probably be standing in line for a pierogi, too.
Dave Kitchell is a columnist for the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.