Archive for April 2015

New Guy In Haiku: I Hope Kris Bryant Goes Hitless Today

New Guy In Haiku: I Hope Kris Bryant Goes Hitless Today
It’s Kris Bryant Day! Hope he waits ’til tomorrow For first big league hit The good news is that today’s the day Cubs fans have been anticipating since spring training – or before. Kris Bryant arrives from Iowa for his first game at Wrigley Field. The bad news (for me, anyway) is that I won’t... Read more »

Twitter In Haiku: The Ninth Inning

Twitter In Haiku: The Ninth Inning
A change of format today – the haiku will come later. I was busy last night and didn’t tune into the Cubs game until the 8th inning, with the Cubs losing 3-0. Just as Pat and Ron started wondering if the Cubs could come from behind  for a third time in as many games ,... Read more »

First Place Haiku: Cubs Beat Reds In Extras

First Place Haiku: Cubs Beat Reds In Extras
Soler: two home runs Mendy: first hit this season Cubs: take over first Did you think Sunday’s come from behind victory in Colorado was exciting? Incredibly, the Cubs managed to give fans an even better day at the ballpark on Monday, coming from behind to win once again. This time beating the Reds 7-6 in 10... Read more »
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Come from behind haiku: Dexter Fowler saves the day

Come from behind haiku: Dexter Fowler saves the day
There’s joy in Mudville Cubs had Fowler at the plate Not mighty Casey It felt like the game would end just like that day in Mudville, joyless because mighty Casey had struck out. Although the Cubs took an early lead in the second, Colorado came right back with 4 in the bottom of the frame... Read more »

Haiku relief: Cubs score 9 to hand Rockies their first loss

Haiku relief: Cubs score 9 to hand Rockies their first loss
Finally, some runs More in the first three innings Than the first three games The Cubs inability to get hits when it mattered during the first few games of the 2015 season has been frustrating. And because it’s the same problem the team had suffered for so long, fans could be excused for being irrationally... Read more »

Small Sample Size Haiku: It's Still Early

Small Sample Size Haiku: It's Still Early
  Disappointing loss Cubs bats not hot when needed But it’s still early Actually, Cubs bats weren’t exactly hot all day. But they squandered several chances to score early, feeding the RISP narrative that has haunted the team for the last two seasons. Off season changes were supposed to make things better, but we haven’t... Read more »
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Thumbs Up Haiku: Better than a win? A young Cubs fan's reaction

Thumbs Up Haiku: Better than a win? A young Cubs fan's reaction
The Cubs win was great But thumbs up from a young fan Really made my day I couldn’t go to Wednesday’s Cubs game against the Cardinals. So my fellow ChicagoNow blogger Rice Cube, of World Series Dreaming, used the tickets to take his son to the game.  I was glad the seats wouldn’t be empty,... Read more »

Opening Night In Haiku: The Jumbotron Looked Nice

Opening Night In Haiku: The Jumbotron Looked Nice
Long lines for bathrooms Cubs RISP? Zero But … the Jumbotron! There were plenty of Cardinals fans sitting around us Sunday for MLB’s “Opening Night”, the inaugural game of the 2015 season that Cubs fans hope is the beginning of the end of the team’s current rebuilding process. Each of us had different things to... Read more »