The outlook isn't brilliant for Royal's fans today
near last in our division and more losses on the way
with Butler boldly whiffing and Soria the same
A too familiar dread falls on the patrons of the K
A straggling few remember the joys of days gone by
when Quissenberry closed and Brett was stained with pine
they muse "if only Dayton could change a thing or two,
we'd bet our bottom dollar we'd be in the hunt past June"
But where should Dayton's focus be to get us back on track
What are the strengths to build upon, what are the things we lack?
Many men have tried before, none of them prevailed
now falls the job to Dayton, to succeed where others failed
"The youth movement's the way to go" some say with growing hope
Hosmer is fantastic and Moustakas ain't no joke
The farm system is good and strong and they will pull us through
and deep within fanatic hearts we want this to be true
But we remember Damon, and we remember Dye
and many other players who were supposed to be 'the guy'
They left us for the Red Sox, they left us for the A's
and one by one all future hopes were banished to the trade
"Well let's just buy experience" others have opined
the quickest route to pennants is the playing of the wise
Francoeur can lead us, and Melky rips the ball
just one or two will get us through the series in the fall
But then comes the reminder of players from the past
who seemed to have it all, but bit us in the ass
Meche is the most recent - like him, there've been a lot
their hearts were in the right place, but their bats and balls were not
So what's a GM's game plan when nothing seems to work
when all the best laid plans fall apart on major turf?
In answer to the question "What should Dayton do?"
I must confess with honesty I haven't got a clue
So will the cheers continue in places like the Bronx
exuberant shouts of victory from Indians and Sox?
the likely answer's "yes" but one last thing I'll say
I'm a Royal Blue, which will be true until my dying day