Watching The World Series At Wrigley Field

Watching The World Series At Wrigley Field
I was at Wrigley And saw a World Series game Once in a lifetime? For more than three hours on Saturday, fans waited (more of less) patiently for the rain to end and the Cubs-Orioles game to resume. The tarp was brought out after the second inning with the Cubs ahead 4-2. Unlike Tuesday night,... Read more »

The Cubs In Haiku: The Glass (Might Be) Half Full

The Cubs In Haiku: The Glass (Might Be) Half Full
Baez and Hendricks Reasons for optimism Just wait ’til next year*   *Or maybe the year after that   In his third major league game, Javier Baez had his best performance so far. 3-for-4, 2 home runs, 4 RBIs. A strong 8-inning pitching performance by another youngster, Kyle Hendricks (3-1 after 5 starts) didn’t hurt... Read more »

The Cubs In Haiku: Javier Baez Goes 1 For 6

The Cubs In Haiku: Javier Baez Goes 1 For 6
  Javier Baez Finally gets his first hit A home run – CUBS WIN! The newest Cubs savior, Javier Baez, made his major league debut Tuesday night playing second base against the Colorado Rockies, one of the few teams in baseball with a worse record than the Cubs. It didn’t start well. ¬†Baez struck out... Read more »
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Donald Sterling In Haiku: Can The NBA Make The Clippers Worthless?

Donald Sterling In Haiku: Can The NBA Make The Clippers Worthless?
Banned for a lifetime But the racist will profit When he sells the team NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is rightfully being lauded for taking the most severe action that was within his power. L.A. Clippers owner, and “alleged” racist, Donald Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life, fined $2.5 million and may be... Read more »

Blackhawks In Haiku: First Step Accomplished

Blackhawks In Haiku: First Step Accomplished
Four down, twelve to go The road to the Stanley Cup Has only begun It takes 16 post-season wins to accomplish One Goal. The Blackhawks notched win number 4 by dominating the St. Louis Blues in the third period of game 6 of their first round series, winning by a score of 5-1 The Blackhawks... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Turning It Up To Eleven

Cubs In Haiku: Turning It Up To Eleven
Eleven series Going back to September Cubs have lost them all Going into Sunday’s game with the series tied at one game apiece, Cubs fans hoped for a victory that would give the team their first series win since they took 2-of-3 from the Reds in Cincinnati last September. They’d played 10 series since then... Read more »
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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 »