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?





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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Great job kicking this off, Jeremy!

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I assume yours will be about Dale Thayer?