Opening Day In Haiku: Chilly

 Opening Day In Haiku: Chilly

Temps in the forties
New faces in the lineup
Chilly opener

I thought Theo was supposed to fix all of this!

Remember when we had a week in March with high temperatures in the 80s? Well, today is Opening Day at Wrigley Field and the tradition of near winter-like weather will be repeated with the temperature expected to be in the upper forties when the first pitch is thrown at 1:20. I guess, like the team's chances of making it to the post season (or even finishing above .500) it's going to take a year or two for Theo to fix the opening day weather situation.

The new right field electronic scoreboard and bleacher party deck will make its debut today. And with names like Ian Stewart, Paul Maholm, David DeJesus and Joe Mather on the roster things will look different at 1060 W. Addison.

Expectations will be low, fingers, toes and ears will be cold. But Cubs fans - including me - are happy it's time to return to Wrigley Field for another season of Cubs baseball.

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  • April opens cold.
    Huddled fans warmed by new hopes.
    The winds blow on blue.

  • Winds saved us early
    Cost us a run in the eighth
    Cold slap in the face

    Dempster was impressive with 10 Ks, but the Nats might have had a couple of home runs without the wind. And in the eighth, the wind held Ian Stewart to a one-out triple and pinch runner Joe Mather was later thrown out at home.

    Not what Cubs fans wanted on the first day of the Theocracy.

    But I'm really enjoying your haiku skills. Thanks, Aquinas for your contributions here.

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