Archive for July 2012

Cubs In Haiku: Dempster Dealt At Deadline

 Cubs In Haiku: Dempster Dealt At Deadline
With just minutes left Dempster traded to Texas Back where he started   The time stamp on this story from MLB Trade Rumors is 2 minutes before the non-waiver trade deadline. Ryan Dempster is joining Geo Soto in Texas. The Cubs will get two Class A players in exchange, reportedly a pitcher and a position... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Meet The New Guys

Cubs In Haiku: Meet The New Guys
From Texas – Brigham Vizcaino and Chapman Come from Atlanta The rebuilding we were promised has begun in earnest. For a while last night it seemed like half the team might have ended up hugging their teammates goodbye. Strange things happen as the trade deadline approaches, but Dale Sveum was honest … “I can’t lie... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Who's Hugging You Now?

Cubs In Haiku: Who's Hugging You Now?
Soto and Johnson Hugged teammates in the dugout As they said goodbye Most nights a season high 14 run performance by the Cubs against the second-place Pirates would have been big news. Especially when the Cubs broke the game open with a 9-run fifth inning in which 12 Cubs (including 2 now-former Cubs) came to... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: What A Silly Bunt

Cubs In Haiku: What A Silly Bunt
Johnson’s surprise bunt Campana scores from third base Cubs defeat the Cards   Okay, it wasn’t really silly. But it didn’t look so good at first. Reed Johnson’s pinch-hit bunt in the 7th inning wasn’t great, going into the air.  But because it caught the Cardinals infield by surprise, it fell to the ground and... Read more »

The Olympics In Haiku: Is It Unpatriotic Not To Care?

The Olympics In Haiku: Is It Unpatriotic Not To Care?
The day has arrived The whole world is excited Me? Not quite so much   The “Games” start today.  I know that because I’ve seen the countdown clock (including the seconds remaining) on every Comcast-owned network on our cable system. The Olympic Preview issue of Sports Illustrated arrived in the mail. There will be 40... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: A Pivotal Week

Cubs In Haiku: A Pivotal Week
A winning road trip Two Cubs will be called All-Stars The week it all changed?   We might look back on the past seven days as the week that the Cubs turned around their 2012 season. Sort of. By splitting four games against the Braves and winning two of three at Not Shea Stadium, the... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Two All Stars?

Cubs In Haiku: Two All Stars?
Cubs have two All-Stars? That doesn’t seem possible The way they’re playing   The weekend sweep of the Astros aside, we all know this is a terrible season likely to end with more than 100 losses. But there is a (very thin) silver lining to the cloud that is 2012 Cubs baseball. Youngster Starlin Casto... Read more »