Since the vote was revealed last month, constant discussions and arguments over who should and shouldn’t have been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame have occurred. A large portion of our internet compadres believe this year’s class of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas was far too small. Clearly, many other deserving candidates belong in the Hall. People are starting to worry if some of these superstars are ever going to make it into the Hall of Fame. We decided to speed things up.
What follows is somewhat inspired by an old Jeff Sullivan tweet.
Barry Bonds could always just visit the Hall of Fame and stand in it and tell people about himself and never leave
— Jeff Sullivan (@LookoutLanding) November 28, 2012
(Note: former podcast guest Scott Weber now runs Lookout Landing, so it looks like he wrote the tweet. But he didn’t. He’s not that funny.)
What a brilliant idea. Barry Bonds should probably just go to the Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, he’s too busy biking and holding adorable dogs. Luckily, we can just put him, along with the large group of other deserving candidates, into the Hall of Fame.
Let’s fix this mess.
Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza, and Barry Bonds finally made it to the Hall of Fame. Piazza looks exhausted.
Tim Raines stands confidently inside the Hall of Fame. Slammin’ Sammy is jumping for joy because he’s finally in the Hall of Fame.
A young Barry Bonds casually leans against a pillar inside the Hall of Fame. An even younger Sammy Sosa and Piazza pretend they’re still in the big leagues. Jeff Bagwell is relaxing on a bench in the Hall of Fame. Edgar Martinez has fallen and he can’t get up…but at least he’s in the Hall of Fame.
Biggio still can’t believe it took him this long to get into the Hall of Fame. Bagwell stands with conviction, knowing he belongs in the Hall of Fame.
Raines gallops through the Hall of Fame. Bless him.
Bonds gazes upon his new home, the Hall of Fame. His Turn Ahead the Clock jersey illuminates the room.
Mark McGwire and Sosa admire their Hall of Fame counterparts in appropriate attire.
These six baseball legends finally have their permanent plaques inside the Baseball Hall of Fame.
A young boy takes a moment to appreciate two of the greatest to ever play the game.
A man stands in awe of the Wall of Pablo.
Roger Clemens stands above the Hall of Fame. The peasants below are not worthy of his greatness.
Noted giants McGwire and Sosa enjoy a laugh while looming over the Hall of Fame.
Giant Bonds takes a moment to think about all the ridiculous people that didn’t vote for him.
Clemens, Sosa, and McGwire solemnly swear they belong in the Hall of Fame. Bonds knows he belongs too.
Huge thanks to Bailey, who knows a thing or two about Photoshop. She made this post way easier than it could have been.
Where’s the love for Keisha Phillips?
The six MLB players’ kid versions’ plaques are in the wrong areas, Mike P. is for the Mets for example…unless it’s for the recent MLB games?