Here's where we're going with this... from Babes Love Baseball:
The KC Royals
Boast Gil Meche as their big ace
But that's about it
Takes up a whole line just like
Jimmy Gobble has
an unfortunate last name
Mahay still plays ball?
Man the Royals suck
Total last season
That's why they call it
Rebuilding for the future
Better luck someday
Cliched, shiftless and sedate. (Hey, look, seven syllables! That could've been the middle line of a haiku.)
And then there were the comments.
In order: stupid, false and... what? It's strange that around this time, when hope is springing out of every Major League baseball camp and its team's fans, we'd get such negativity out of someone who appears to be one of our own.
Bashō, a true haikai and haiku master, once wrote: "Learn about pines from the pine, and about bamboo from the bamboo. Don't follow in the footsteps of the old poets, seek what they sought. The basis of art is change in the universe." We could all take a lesson from that.