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The Danny Trade: Billy's musical lament

Everyone knows how emotional Billy Beane is, despite his cold-hearted reputation.  Reliable sources tell me that a plaintive tenor was heard singing this tune this afternoon at the Coliseum...

Oh Danny Boy, the Diamondbacks are calling,
From Bay to Desert, for 6 prospects fine,
The summer's gone, and all our starters falling,
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

But come you back, when Gaudin's on his rehab stint,
Or when our ace is Lenny DiNardo,
For I'll be here, on my treadmill of sorrow,
Oh Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so.

But when ye come, and all the A's are injured,
If we're in last, as sucky we may be,
Ye'll come and find 4th place, where we are lying,
And kneel and say an Ave there for me.

And I shall hear, though chair a'throwin' I shall be,
And though our hopes of Fremont hazy be,
And if you bend, and tell me that you love me,
Then I shall sleep in peace til Cisco Field I see.

[sniff!]

Original lyrics here.

And a performance that speaks for all of us...

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