I Am No Man
No man has yet been selected as the charter enshrinee into The Hacks Hame of Fall.
Diamondhacks is, however, pleased to announce – on Mother’s Day – that the late Beatrice Villareal is the first individual to be enshrined into the Hame’s 2006 inaugural class, selected unanimously by that institution’s Picking Committee.
Villareal, known as La Madre de Quibras (The Mother of Failures), was, at the age of 87, "removed" from her lifelong 1000 sq ft home against her initial wishes – to facilitate construction of a ballpark garage. She died six weeks later, some relatives suggest, from the dislocation – and her resulting "curse", it is claimed, ensured subsequent hardship for the baseball franchise that, effectively, killed her.
Her plaque will read:
SENORA BEATRICE VILLAREAL
- Frail octogenarian overwhelmed in life by Diamondbacks lawyers, "La Madre de Quibras" returned stronger in spirit to curse the client franchise throughout it’s arrogant infancy.
Few question the existence of the curse itself, however some have doubted it’s efficacy since the Diamondbacks 2001 World Series victory. Believers posit that Villareal may have taken a brief rest (from hexing) in late 2001, something she was not afforded while bulldozers razed her modest dwelling.