Another season nears its conclusion.
Seventeen straight without the playoffs.
Diehards declare, “Mathwise we’re still in.”
While skeptics scoff, “It’s your mad delusion.”

We once shared big dreams for good reason.
Leading the West raised hopes at mid-season.
Successful trades had us believing.
But, the team alas was simply deceiving.

We retreat now to: There’s always next year!
It’s our annual mantra for the planet to hear.
Of course, nothing in baseball’s ever certain.
Except for our Ms who are always hurting.