Cubs In Haiku: Travis Wood's Afternoon Turns Schlitty

Cubs In Haiku: Travis Wood's Afternoon Turns Schlitty
Travis Wood? Awsome Schlitter? Russell? Not so much Wood deserved a win Thursday’s Cubs game was a perfect example of why wins and losses are a terrible way to rate pitchers. Travis Wood was pulled after giving up a double to the first batter he faced in the 7th inning. In the first 6 innings... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Not Perfect, But It's A Win

Cubs In Haiku: Not Perfect, But It's A Win
Rizzo gets it wrong It’s Hammel’s first Wrigley win Not first in NL On Cubs.com Carrie Muskat reported about a post-game conversation between Anthony Rizzo and Jason Hammel: Jason Hammel was looking forward to pitching at Wrigley Field since he signed with the Cubs in February … [He] had been to the ballpark as a... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs Figure Out WHEN To Get Hits

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs Figure Out WHEN To Get Hits
First 5 games, 8 runs 14 runs in next 2 games But only 1 win   2 Castro home runs Renteria ejected Much more fun to watch If the Cubs perform like they did on Sunday and Tuesday the season will at least hold the promise of some exciting baseball despite minuscule odds of finishing... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Offense Lets Down Samardzija Again

Cubs In Haiku: Offense Lets Down Samardzija Again
14 innings pitched 1.29 ERA 0 wins 1 loss The Cubs wasted another good pitching performance on Saturday leaving Jeff Samardzija to wait at least 1 more start for his first win of the season. The stats in the haiku are Samardzija’s, but it doesn’t get any better for the offense when you look at... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: It Was So Cold, Cubs Fans Booed Ryne Sandberg

Cubs In Haiku: It Was So Cold, Cubs Fans Booed Ryne Sandberg
Cold day at Wrigley Cold bats in the Cubs lineup Cold slap in the face   One year ago I wrote a nearly identical haiku for a Cubs loss on a cold night in Pittsburgh. This one was more depressing because it happened at the Cubs home opener. Temperatures couldn’t have been much higher than... Read more »

Opening Day In Haiku: Let The Party Begin

Opening Day In Haiku: Let The Party Begin
It’s that time again Loyal fans flock to Wrigley For Opening Day Perhaps in recognition that the product on the field might not be very good, the Cubs have been reminding us all winter that it’s going to be the “Party of The Century” at Wrigley Field. That’s because it’s been 100 years since the... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Sweep Avoided In Just Nine Innings

Cubs In Haiku: Sweep Avoided In Just Nine Innings
Cubs keys to winning? Keep the game to nine innings Be the first to score The Cubs scored one run in each of the first three innings, including Mike Olt’s first big league homer. A terrific debut by Josh Hammel held the Pirates to just 1 run in 6-2/3 innings. Then the bullpen held on... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: It's Going To Be A Long Season

Cubs In Haiku: It's Going To Be A Long Season
More extra innings More frustration for Cubs fans More “instant” replays We knew this was going to be a long season. We just didn’t know how long. #Cubs on pace to play / 234 games / Before October #2106Innings — Ed Nickow (@TheCubsInHaiku) April 3, 2014   If you heard that the Cubs managed to... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Opening Day Tickets Are Still Available

Cubs In Haiku: Opening Day Tickets Are Still Available
How bad do things look? If you look at ticket sales Things look very bad   The Cubs have sent email several times in the past week letting fans know that Opening Day tickets are still available. These messages come with a warning that there is only limited availability, but it looks like the Cubs... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: This Loss Brought To You By The Letters R I S and P

Cubs In Haiku: This Loss Brought To You By The Letters R I S and P
Why did the Cubs lose? Four letters explain it all R, I, S and P It was great that Jeff Samardzjia had a good opening day performance on the mound (5 hits, 3 strike outs, 2 walks, no runs in 7 innings). And it certainly was frustrating when Carlos Villaneva gave up a walk-off home... Read more »