Of course you do. You're looking at career totals in a vacuum. For 17 of his 20 years, Schilling was decidedly mediocre, and sometimes worse. No doubt he had some tremendous seasons late. But there is no way his career had the kind of consistent excellence that Morris had. But if you think Schilling is worthy, by all means put him in your HOF. He's not in mine. And I'm glad he's not in the real one, though I suspect it's just a matter of time.

Look, I'm not a big Schilling-for-Hall-of-Fame advocate, but I don't think we're talking about the same pitcher.

Schilling was in the top 10 in ERA nine times, winning percentage six times, innings pitched seven times, hits per nine innings eight times, walks per nine innings 10 times, strikeouts per nine innings 10 times, strikeouts-to-walks 11 times, complete games 11 times and shutouts 11 times.

Morris was in the top 10 in ERA five times, winning percentage five times, innings pitched nine times, hits per nine innings six times, walks per nine innings zero times, strikeouts per nine innings five times, strikeouts-to-walks three times, complete games 10 times and shutouts eight times.

Schilling was better than the league ERA 14 times, 10 percent better than the league ERA 14 times, 20 percent better than the league ERA 13 times, 30 percent better than the league ERA 10 times, 40 percent better than the league ERA seven times and 50 percent better than the league ERA four times.

Morris was better than the league ERA 11 times, 10 percent better than the league ERA eight times, 20 percent better than the league ERA six times, 30 percent better than the league ERA one time, 40 percent better than the league ERA zero times and 50 percent better than the league ERA zero times.

A pitcher who was better than the league ERA by 10 percent 14 times should, by definition, not be considered decidedly mediocre, or sometimes worse, in all but three of his seasons. But even if you assume that Schilling was better than mediocre in only a few seasons, where does that leave Morris, who has barely half as many seasons as dominant as Schilling's?