2013 Chachi #26 Charlie Manuel MG and Coaches
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There is no eligible former major league player more deserving for enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame than Dick Allen.
He climbed high on the cliffs above the sea, and stripped bare his shoulders and raised his arms to the water, crying, 'I am a man. Give me my freedom so that I might dance naked in the moonlight and laugh with the stars and roll in the grass and drink in the warmth of the sun. Give me my freedom so I might fly.' But the armies of the seas continued to war with the wind and the wind raced the giants of stones and mocked his cries, and the man fell to his knees and wept.
He rose, and journeyed down the mountain to the valley and came upon the village. When the people saw him, they scored him for his naked shoulders and wild eyes and again he cried, 'I am a man. I seek the means of freedom.'
The people laughed, saying 'We see no chains on your arms. Go. You are free.' And they called him mad and drove him from their village... The man walked on, eyes red as a gladiator's sword, until he came to stream where he saw an image, face sunken in hunger, skin drawn tight around the body.
He stood fixed on the water's edge and began to weep, not from sorrow but from joy, for he saw beauty in the water. He removed his clothing and stood naked before the world and rose to his full height and smiled and moved to meet the figure in the water and the stream made love to his body and the majesty of his voice was heard about the roar of the sea and howl of the wind, and he was free.