It's tempting to write that the Hall of Fame inductees will be announced on Monday, January 9, but we don't know if there will be any. Whatever the announcement is, it will come via live television and stream. From an MLB Network press release:
he results of the 2012 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot will be announced on MLB Network and simulcast on MLB.com on Monday, January 9 at 3:00 p.m. ET as part of a two-hour announcement show beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Featuring National Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson, coverage will include interviews with any electees and be anchored by Matt Vasgersian with MLB Network’s Bob Costas, Greg Amsinger, Brian Kenny and Harold Reynolds, Hall of Fame award-winning baseball writer Peter Gammons, and Hall of Fame voters Jon Heyman, Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci.
It would be somewhat amusing for the folks on TV to have a drum roll that's followed by ... no one! But it's looking likely that Barry Larkin, at the very least, will be inducted this year.