Would You Like To Run the O’s?

by James Finn Garner

How would you like to run the O’s?
Round and neat
A team with such potential
Nearly ready to compete
You can earn a pretty penny
With it like so:
O! O! O!

Would you like to run the O’s?
Feathered and so fleet
Ready to contend in the
Wide-open AL East

It’ll cost you just your job

Ernie: My job?

The Salesman: SHHHHHH!

Ernie: (whispering) My job?

The Salesman: Riiiiiiiight!
So take the job and watch the O’s take flight.

Now listen. When you run the O’s, you won’t be alone. All your decisions as GM will have to pass muster with a bunch of front-office yes men that Peter Angelos refuses to fire. That is, when he’s not meddling directly himself.
And if you get a name past them, he’ll still have to be approved by Buck Showalter in the dugout, who’s as stable as a three-legged dog most of the time.
So you can have a high-profile job with lots of pressure and no power, in the toughest division in baseball, for the most incompetent owner in the game. So tell me….

Would you like to run the O’s?
Take over for Andy McPhail
He couldn’t stand the heat
Now he’s got time to golf and sail

It’ll cost you just your job

Ernie: My job?

The Salesman: SHHHHHH!

Ernie:  My job?

The Salesman: Riiiiiiiight!

So run the O’s and change them overnight.
Did we mention our “proud heritage”?
Just run the O’s and change them overnight.
Don’t forget the crab cakes.
So run the O’s and change them overnight.

 


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Would You Like To Run the O’s?: 2 Comments

  1. Stephen Jones wrote,

    A suggestion:

    So run the O’s and change them overnight.
    (Did we mention our “proud heritage”?)
    Just run the O’s and change them overnight.
    Sure . . . and don’t forget the crab cakes.
    So run the O’s and change them overnight.

  2. Stephen Jones wrote,

    Or should we say?

    The “Oreo” O’s
    sandwiched between potential
    and potentate

    A buy-or-sell carnival
    a Baltimore crab cake sandwich
    gone slightly stale

    . . . and buyer beware

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