Shakespeare and Jack Morris: Sonnet 18


Concerning Jack Morris‘s failed enshirnement into Cooperstown with insights from the legendary William Shakespeare. Sonnet 18 “Shall I comare thee to a summer’s day…” is the most well known of all 154 sonnets and one of the most straight forward both in it’s language and intent. Below you will find, mostly unaltered, the words of Billy Shakespeare as applied to Jack Morris, eventual Hall of Famer.

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou wins art most numerous and most memorable.
Rough winds do shake the mustace of your face,
But your ERA’s hath all too high a rate.
Sometime too fast the elligibility of Cooperstown blows,
And often is the gold of your World Series rings dimmed;
And for every great player a player greater can be found,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, mustache untrimmed;
But thy eternal numbers shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fame thou ow’st,
Nor shall mediocrity brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow’st.
So long as men can breath, or bloggers blog,
So long the Veterans committee remains, they shall give the Hall to thee.

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