Category: Baseball

NLDS Game 4: Jews prayed, Cubs won

NLDS Game 4: Jews prayed, Cubs won
An epic comeback And I was lucky enough To just see the ninth Because there haven’t been enough historic moments this season, of course the Cubs added a couple more to the list on Tuesday night. David Ross, the 39 year-old “grandpa” of the squad, became the oldest player to hit a home run in... Read more »

NLDS Game 3: Arrieta beats Bumgarner but Cubs lose in thirteen

NLDS Game 3: Arrieta beats Bumgarner but Cubs lose in thirteen
A loss? Expected But the way this loss happened? Quite unexpected Did we really expect a sweep? Well, okay, maybe we did. But the prospect of facing Madison Bumgarner in game 3 of the NLDS made Cubs fans nervous. Perhaps even willing to accept that there was going to be a loss in this series... Read more »

NLDS Game 2: Making History Again

NLDS Game 2: Making History Again
Giants score two runs Cubs pitchers? Three RBIs That’s the way we roll Well, that’s more like it. The Cubs scored in the bottom of the first on Saturday night and a victory never seemed in doubt. A lead-off double by Dexter Fowler and a two-out single by Ben Zobrist gave the north sides a... Read more »
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NLDS Game 1: Javy the Giant killer

NLDS Game 1: Javy the Giant killer
One Cueto mistake One Javy Baez long ball One helluva night On Friday night the first game of the National League Division Series was, as expected, a classic pitchers duel. Johnny Cueto didn’t allow a Cubs runner until Kris Bryant managed a double with one out in the fourth. Jon Lester pitched 8 scoreless innings,... Read more »

The Madhouse On Addison

The Madhouse On Addison
After the rains came Before the Cubs walk-off win We watched the Blackhawks Rain delays at Wrigley Field can be boring. The concourse is too small to handle the thousands of fans seeking shelter, night game beer sales end at 10:30 regardless of the inning, and until this season there wasn’t much to do while... 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 »
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Silver Lining Haiku: These Games Don’t Count

Silver Lining Haiku: These Games Don’t Count
The game doesn’t count But it’s still a bit painful To lose 15-3 A silver lining? Kris Bryant’s first spring at-bat A massive home run Another silver lining? Haiku delivered directly to your inbox. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you... Read more »

Haiku Disappointment: Cubs Lose First Game At New Spring Training Facility

Haiku Disappointment: Cubs Lose First Game At New Spring Training Facility
Disappointed? Sure. Surprised? Most certainly not. Dejected? Not yet.   It started out nicely. Jeff Samardzija walked the first batter and gave up a hit to start the first inning but settled down and got two strike outs to hold the D-Backs scoreless. Then Emilio Bonifacio hit the first pitch in the bottom of the... Read more »

Everyone Needs A Little Spring Training

Everyone Needs A Little Spring Training
Even haiku writers Even haikuists Need to get into shape each spring Need a spring training tune up Just like baseball players Just like the players   First game tomorrow At Mesa’s brand new Cubs Park D-backs 2:05*   *Cubs vs. Arizona, 2:05 central time.  Watch on WGN-TV, listen at mlb.com   Get all the... Read more »
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Hall Of Famer In Haiku: Not Jewish

 Hall Of Famer In Haiku: Not Jewish
  Adam Sandler’s song Not as Jewish as we thought Carew’s a gentile   According to Heeb … In an interview (well, more like an accosting) with gossip site TMZ, legendary baseball star Rod Carew is prodded for his thoughts on Sandler’s ode to Jewish celebrity – in particular the verse: O.J. Simpson //not a... Read more »