Posts tagged "Lou Piniella"

First Dates In Haiku: Meeting Theo

First Dates In Haiku: Meeting Theo
  A lovely first date Theo says all the right things He’s a nice young man   While shaking his hand Cubs fans have one big request: Put a ring on it   I laughed when when Theo was asked what he had learned about Chicago so far, and said that he needs to be... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Phillies 4, Cubs 2

Cubs In Haiku: Phillies 4, Cubs 2
Garza gem wasted This time Marshall blows the save You thought they would win? Paul Sullivan wonders if Quade will be back next year … Now in his first full season at the helm, Quade is seemingly on the endangered species list himself, while Piniella is home relaxing in Tampa. After the Cubs 4-2 loss... Read more »

The Cubs In Haiku: Braves 16, Cubs 5

  Lou sheds a few tears before Sunday’s game, his last managing the Cubs. I hope his team was crying in shame after their pathetic performance on the field. (Tribune photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo)   The Cubs don’t deserve A haiku for Sunday’s game So this one’s for Lou   I apologize In case your... Read more »
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Haiku For Lou: A Fan Says Thank You

Haiku For Lou: A Fan Says Thank You
  It was a surprise To hear today’s big story Lou’s last game today   “I didn’t think my career would end this way,” Piniella told reporters Sunday. “But my mom needs me home, she hasn’t gotten any better. Rather than continue to go home and come back — it’s not fair to the team,... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Reds 4, Cubs 3

Starlin Castro lies on the ground after being hit by a pitch in the 9th inning. He hurt his shoulder, which he used to prevent the ball from hitting him in the head. (Chicago Tribune photo by Chris Sweda) Sweet Lou Piniella Says, “It’s hard, it’s frustrating“ Yes … but he’s leaving! Cubs fans share... Read more »

Cubs in Haiku: Reds 3, Cubs 0

Lou seems to be crying at the thought of having to sit through 53 more Cubs game before retiring to Florida. (Chicago Tribune photo by Phil Velasquez) Tom Gorzelanny The victim of Cubs offense Or the lack thereof Another quality start wasted.  Gozelanny gave up just 3 runs on 4 hits in 7 innings.  But... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Brewers 4, Cubs 3

Chicago Tribune Photo by Chris Sweda A 10K Diamond Throws a lot of pitches, but Ties “Prior” record Thomas Diamond struck out 10 Brewers, throwing 122 pitches over 6 innings.  He tied the record set by Mark Prior in 2002 for most strikes outs by a Cub pitcher in his major league debut.   But that... Read more »

Lou In Haiku: Piniella To Retire

Here are the last two managers who failed to get the Cubs to the World Series (Tribune photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo) Look – Lou’s retiring He seems to be getting bored This season, his last To replace Sweet Lou I’d like to see Ryno, but He might be too green There’s Joe Girardi Or Bob... Read more »

Cubs in Haiku: Cubs 7, Dodgers 3

Tom Gorzelanny notched his 4th win on Friday in LA Sweet Lou ejected Soto and A-Ram home runs Like the good old days The Cubs won’t get swept And could split with the Dodgers By winning Sunday That’s nice in short term But after the Cubs first half Too little, too late
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Haiku Meltdown: Zambrano Loses His Mind

 ... were harmed at The Cell on Friday
Carlos Zambrano was about to explode after the bottom of the first Carlos Zambrano Indefinite suspension For this explosion: If MLB has already forced YouTube to take down the video, just click here for video from the MLB website.  Then explain to me why MLB doesn’t allow embedding of their videos. After an awful first inning,... Read more »