It turns out it is, in fact, the year for Ron Santo to be voted into the Hall of Fame. The reformed Veterans Committee announced today he’ll be inducted next summer into Cooperstown. Yet it’s hard to build up much joy or elation—even for something that his fans and supporters argued for so long—given how word comes almost a year to the day after his death.

How Cubbie. Even in his greatest glory there is something less than a full-scale triumph.