Posts tagged "Cubs"

My Daughter Is A Cubs Fan And It's All My Fault

My Daughter Is A Cubs Fan And It's All My Fault
  Does it count as help When you encourage your child To be a Cubs fan?   I’ve been a Cubs fan since the mid-60′s – although like many of the endlessly patient, I say I’m a “life long Cubs fan”. For a few seasons my dad had season tickets at Comisky Park (I remember... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Double Your Pleasure

Cubs In Haiku: Double Your Pleasure
Wood’s pitching? Stellar. Gets one of six Cubs doubles Eighth quality start   The Cubs returned home from a weekend road trip and completely dominated the Rockies, scoring 9 times to notch their third straight win. Travis Wood was virtually untouchable, giving up just 2 hits through 7 innings and helping himself with an RBI... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Streak!

Cubs In Haiku: Streak!
  The offense still sucks But Cubs get second straight win First streak of the year Old habits die hard. So even though the Cubs managed their first winning streak of the season (if you consider 2 in a row to be a streak) there’s still something negative to focus on. The Cubs managed 10... Read more »
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The Cubs In Haiku: Desperately Seeking Third Base

The Cubs In Haiku: Desperately Seeking Third Base
  Luis Valbuena Hits the game winning home run But then, bottom ninth …  In a reversal of fortunes, it wasn’t the Cubs who blew a 2-run lead to lose on Thursday night . They fell behind 3-1 after 2 innings, but  scored on 2 doubles in the fourth. a Nate Schierholtz home run off the... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Samardzija Gives Cincinnati The Finger

Cubs In Haiku: Samardzija Gives Cincinnati The Finger
Good starting pitchers Need a bullpen and offense To win baseball games   Jeff Samardzija made just one mistake on Wednesday. He  pitched for one of the worst offenses in baseball  gave up a solo home run to Todd Frazier with 2 outs in the sixth inning. Despite cutting his finger trying to grab a... Read more »

Even The Cubs Can't Blow Four 2-Run Leads In Two Days

Even The Cubs Can't Blow Four 2-Run Leads In Two Days
  Villaneuva Deserved a win on Tuesday At least the team won   Carlos Villaneuva certainly pitched well enough to earn a win on Tuesday night. He allowed just 3 hits in 8 and 1/3 innings, but was pulled in the ninth after throwing his 99th pitch. It would be great if the offense could... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Lucky Number Thirteen?

Cubs In Haiku: Lucky Number Thirteen?
A two run lead – TWICE But the Cubs just can’t hold on Loss number thirteen   The game began with a David DeJesus lead-off home run, and the Cubs added another in the third to take a 2-0 lead into the seventh inning. But that’s when the Reds tied the game, and it ultimately... Read more »

Haiku Mania: Catching Up With The Cubs

Haiku Mania: Catching Up With The Cubs
  Just a single haiku, highlighting one terrible fact, for each of the games the Cubs have played since they were rained out on April 10th. They played great baseball on April 18th for a victory to end their first home stand, but the Chicago weather was the story that day. Click on the score... Read more »

Alchemy In Haiku: Turning Bronze Into Gold And Goat's Head Soup

Alchemy In Haiku: Turning Bronze Into Gold And Goat's Head Soup
  Thanks to bad weather Wednesday night’s bronze priced Cubs game Has turned to pure gold In the middle of the day  the Cubs announced: Wednesday evening’s game between the Cubs and visiting Brewers at Wrigley Field was postponed about four hours before the scheduled first pitch because of inclement weather heading into the Chicago... Read more »
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Unpredictable Haiku: Marmol Gets The Win

Unpredictable Haiku: Marmol Gets The Win
Quite unexpected Marmol pitches good inning Ends up with the win   He lost his job as closer after just five games. Then Dale Sveum said he’d be used ” in games where we are behind“. But on a cold Tuesday night, Carlos Marmol was brought in to pitch the eighth inning after the Cubs... Read more »