Archive for May 2012

Cubs In Haiku: Streaks Of Optimism

Cubs In Haiku: Streaks Of Optimism
  <optimism mode on>   Cubs beat Padres twice Losing streak comes to an end Winning streak begins   After losing 12 games in a row, the Cubs won two straight games at Wrigley Field against the San Diego Padres – including an 11-7 slugfest on Memorial Day. If the win streak continues through their... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Turning It To Eleven

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Now it’s eleven With a great new way to lose Hit-By-Pitch walk off   Most people figured the Cubs had no new tricks up their sleeves. But Rafael Dolis delivered on Saturday night, hitting the Pirates’ Matt Hague with a pitch while the bases were loaded in the bottom of the ninth. And just like... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Not All Tens Are Perfect

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  Ten singles, no runs Ten baseball games, no Cubs wins Ten games out of first    
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Cubs In Haiku: We Have A Problem - Houston

Cubs In Haiku: We Have A Problem - Houston
Three nights in Houston Three more losses for the Cubs Nine game winless streak   The Cubs haven’t won a game since they beat the Cardinals last Monday. Obviously, despite my headline, the Cubs problems are much bigger than failing to win a game again the Astros. Not much else to say. But here are... Read more »

Crosstown Haiku: Best. Weekend. Ever.

Crosstown Haiku: Best. Weekend. Ever.
Nothing is so sweet As when a trip to Wrigley Results in a sweep   The White Sox brought some power to Wrigley Field this weekend. Eight home runs and stellar pitching made it almost seem too easy, as the Sox swept the Cubs at Wrigley Field for the first time in over a decade.... Read more »

Crosstown Haiku: Worst. Weekend. Ever.

Crosstown Haiku: Worst. Weekend. Ever.
Endless frustration Utter humiliation An embarrassment   If Kerry Wood hadn’t decided to retire on Friday, there would have been virtually nothing enjoyable for Cubs fans this entire weekend at Wrigley Field. For the first time since 1999, the Cubs were swept by the White Sox at Wrigley Field. And for the first time in... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: So Long, Woody

 Cubs In Haiku: So Long, Woody
I’ll miss Kerry Wood He’s not what he used to be But I’ll still miss him   The most exciting moment of the opening ceremony of the Cubs Convention in January was the announcement that the Cubs had re-signed Kerry Wood. In anticipation of a year (or two) or rebuilding under a new management team,... Read more »