Another home town hero signed away
From the largest offer he couldn’t sway
What happened to the love of the game?
Does everyone now just play for fame?
America, what happened to your heart
Exactly what point did your dreams start
To be about business and a money deal
When did your childhood fantasies it steal
The boy with hopes of making the big leagues
Was it money that fueled all his fantasies
Or was it for the love of the game?
To be the hero on the field and save the day
To lay it on the line for each out and run
His passion burned in him like the sun
Did money put that fire out?
Did each paycheck make his dreams a cloud?
Or was it the celebrity and mass media attention
That inflated his ego and made him a sensation
What happened to the love of the game?
Did it crash and burn in a furnace of fame?