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 Joe Carter jumping over the moon.
And the pre All-Star break swoon.
And goodnight season.
And goodnight brush,
Goodnight postseason push,
And goodnight to the season that’s gone to mush.
And goodbye playoff chances, everywhere.
Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown’s “Goodnight Moon“.
Incredibly sad screencaps courtesy of Sportsnet.