The haiku intersection of baseball and politics

The haiku intersection of baseball and politics
Wednesday night home runs? Bryant, Baez, Russell, and … Barack Obama And who threw some heat? Biden, then Bloomberg, Kaine, and … Aroldis Chapman Like many politically liberal Cubs fans, I spent Wednesday night switching between the third night of the Democratic Convention and the third game of the Crosstown Classic. At Wrigley, things did... Read more »

Everyone plays in haiku

Everyone plays in haiku
Javy’s first grand slam Pitchers coming from left field Cubs win in fifteen It took 15 innings and required contributions from everyone on the roster except Arrieta, Lackey and Hendricks. But almost 5 hours after the game started with a Ben Zobrist home run, the Cubs beat the Reds 7-2 . The game was effectively... Read more »

Kris Bryant's Historic Game In Haiku

Kris Bryant's Historic Game In Haiku
Bryant – historic Arrieta – just human Cubs lead – back to ten The crowd of almost 32,000 in Cincinnati, including plenty of Cubs fans, saw history being made on Monday night as the Cubs defeated the Reds 11-8. Jake Arrieta earned his 12th win of the season, but was hardly stellar on the mound.... Read more »
Advertisement:

Embracing The Target: Cubs 9, Angels 0

Embracing The Target: Cubs 9, Angels 0
  Embrace the target? Cubs gave it a big bear hug Season opener     Cubs manager Joe Maddon loves slogans. A couple of my favorites are Try Not To Suck and Do Simple Better. Now, as the hype machine builds around this season’s favorite to win the World Series, Joe is encouraging his players... Read more »

Names In Haiku: Everything new is old again

Names In Haiku: Everything new is old again
The Cubs In Haiku Chicago Sports In Haiku The Cubs In Haiku You’ll notice a slight change at the top of this blog starting today. There’s a different avatar and a different name. Chicago Sports In Haiku has returned to its original identity as The Cubs In Haiku. Check out the “About The Cubs In... Read more »

Haiku emotions: The Cubs postseason in 17 syllables

Haiku emotions: The Cubs postseason in 17 syllables
Exhilaration. Disappointment. Gratitude. Anticipation. As the final week of the extended 2015 season dragged on, Cubs fans had time to think about what happened this season. And what it was like to ride the emotional roller coaster that was the Postseason. Exhilaration This was supposed to be the penultimate (or possibly ante-penultimate) year of a... Read more »
Advertisement:

NLCS Game 3: The (Short Term) Future Isn't So Bright

NLCS Game 3: The (Short Term) Future Isn't So Bright
Back to the future? I’d prefer back to the past. August? September? Today is “Back To The Future Day “, the day to which Marty McFly traveled in the second installment of the popular movie trilogy and learned, among other things, that the Cubs had won the World Series. But with the Mets leading the... Read more »

NLCS Game 2: A Cold Slap In The Face

NLCS Game 2: A Cold Slap In The Face
Cold night in New York Arrieta’s stuff lukewarm Cubs can’t catch a break Maybe Jake Arrieta should have worn long sleeves in the New York cold, because he certainly wasn’t throwing heat to start game two of the National League Championship Series Sunday night against the Mets. He settled down after Daniel Murphy’s home run... Read more »

NLCS Game 1: No reason to worry

NLCS Game 1: No reason to worry
It’s worth recalling Game one of NLDS Cards four Cubs zero It might seem strange, in the wake of Saturday’s loss to the Mets, to bring up the only other Cubs loss in more than a dozen games. But last night’s loss gives Cubs fans no reason to worry about the team’s chances to reach... Read more »
Advertisement:

First Step Accomplished: Cubs Clinch Wild Card

First Step Accomplished: Cubs Clinch Wild Card
Cubs lose to Pirates But thanks to a Giants loss They are playoff bound It would have been more exciting if the Cubs managed a come from behind win at Wrigley on Friday. But a few seemingly small things combined to prevent that from happening on Friday. The wind was blowing in hard. So when... Read more »