Goodnight Jays

Under the big concrete dome,
There was a telephone,
And a 21 year old picture of Joe Carter jumping over the moon.

And there were four coaches sitting in the dugout,
And many frustrated players,
And a team in need of a prayer.

And many tired relievers,
And some absent believers.


And a Mune a Colby a Dickey and Buehrle,
And a fan base that was beginning to worry.

Goodnight June,
Goodnight moon,
Goodnight Joe Carter jumping over the moon.
Goodnight May,
And the pre All-Star break swoon.

Goodnight runs,
Goodnight fun,
Goodnight hits,
Goodnight wits.

Goodnight Jays,
Goodnight plays,
Goodnight reason,
And goodnight season.

Goodnight Melky,
And goodnight brush,
Goodnight nobody,
Goodnight postseason push,
And goodnight to the season that’s gone to mush.

Goodnight stars,
Goodnight air,
And goodbye playoff chances, everywhere.

Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown’s “Goodnight Moon“. 
Incredibly sad screencaps courtesy of Sportsnet.

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

2 thoughts on “Goodnight Jays

  • August 27, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    It's too bad you couldn't fit in "a bowl full of mush" in there somewhere.

    • August 27, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Just a slight alteration! And on that note, I always thought the "mush" page was the strangest one in the book.

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