It’s been a rough day for the home team (a poem)

A rare sports metaphor from Kevin… 

We did everything else right
but errors and bad calls sank the side
half of the fans left early
and concessions ran out of onions for the hot dogs

We’ll never make it out of the basement
As usual, spring training got off to a promising start—
then things went downhill
once the regular season began

We have no chance of making the playoffs
when the season ends, that’s it
Next year? It depends on what management wants—
the owners call the shots, after all

In the meantime
we’ll just have to shore up the roster
and carry on best we can—
got a double-header tonight…

(19 March 2018)