Franz Kafka’s Total Look-at-Me Ballot

Kafka Ballot

The past 24 hours have been filled with some considerable discussion of baseball writer Ken Gurnick’s hall-of-fame ballot, with which Gurnick selected pitcher Jack Morris to the exclusion of other, probably more qualified candidates.

Gurnick’s trespasses hold zero candles, however, to those trespassed against us today by very late Czech author Franz Kafka, who not only somehow retains a vote for the Hall of Fame, but has used that privilege to select only Bug Holliday, a clear attempt to help sales of his famous novella Die Verwandlung — or, as it’s known commonly in English, The Metamorphosis.



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Bradley Woodrum
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Member

Wait… Is Bug Holliday really on the ballot?! And if so: Whatda hale?

Jacque Jones
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Jacque Jones

No wonder I only got one vote!

Marco
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Marco

I’d have thought he would have voted for Jason Roach, who appeared in two games for the Mets in 2003 and was known for sleeping on his back.

Kris
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Kris

Kafka recently tweeted, “I’m saving all my votes for Gregor Blanco. Absurd, you say? Deal with it bro.”

AC of DC
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AC of DC

Having no place more — or, frankly, less — suitable to put this: I know that a number of ballots have been published for public consumption, but I am not certain that they will all see the light, and so I inquire here: Who the hell is the one person who cast a vote for Armando Benitez?

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