Villanelle Week: “Who Should Be In The Hall of Fame?”

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As part of Villanelle Week here at NotGraphs, I offer:

Who Should Be In The Hall of Fame?

Who should be in the Hall of Fame?
Who do we think should get the call?
Should Bonds or Clemens hear his name?

Should we just say it’s all a game?
Not make Jeff Bagwell take the fall?
Who should be in the Hall of Fame?

Can’t we admit it’s all a shame?
But still reward who hit the ball?
Should Bonds or Clemens hear his name?

Should Mike Piazza take the blame?
Or does back acne say it all?
Who should be in the Hall of Fame?

Are speed and steroids all the same?
Does Raines’ cocaine use cast a pall?
Should Bonds or Clemens hear his name?

And does McGwire have a claim?
Do voters need more years to stall?
Who should be in the Hall of Fame?
Should Bonds or Clemens hear his name?




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Jeremy Blachman is the author of Anonymous Lawyer, a satirical novel that should make people who didn't go to law school feel good about their life choices. Read more at McSweeney's or elsewhere. He likes e-mail.


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Robert J. Baumann
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3 years 6 months ago

Great job kicking this off, Jeremy!

The Director
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The Director
3 years 6 months ago

I assume yours will be about Dale Thayer?

Aaron (UK)
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Aaron (UK)
3 years 6 months ago

Embers

Will Washington go with LaRoche or Morse?
Who will pay for Michael Bourn?
The offseason drama has yet to run its course.

Is no-one keen on aging righty Lohse?
The market for some is awfully forlorn.
Will Washington go with LaRoche or Morse?

Hamilton can now afford another Porsche;
The Dodgers paid for Greinke’s 09 form:
But the offseason drama has yet to run its course.

“Napoli’s hip a problem” (unnamed source).
Rivera’s back – despite the ligament torn.
Will Washington go with LaRoche or Morse?

The Blue Jays traded well: a rising force.
Will Stanton be Miami’s last trade pawn?
The offseason drama has yet to run its course.

Will Haren still be an innings-eating horse?
The hot stove is yet a-glowing warm.
So will Washington go with LaRoche or Morse?
The offseason drama has yet to run its course.

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