Posts tagged "Braves"

Closing Haiku: This Might Not Be Helpful

Closing Haiku: This Might Not Be Helpful
  At last, Marmol’s out Fujikawa is our closer Is that a good thing?   On Saturday night, the Cubs took a 5-1 lead into the eight inning. But they ended up on the losing end of a 6-5 game after Carlos Marmol faced three Braves and gave up two home runs, one to each... Read more »

Clueless In Haiku: Just Be Quiet

Clueless In Haiku: Just Be Quiet
  On Friday I learned: If you’re not in the majors Then you can’t complain   I didn’t see the Cubs lose to the Braves 4-1 on Friday night. We got to dinner just in time to see the score as the 8th inning started, so we paid more attention to our meal than to... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Meet The New Guys

Cubs In Haiku: Meet The New Guys
From Texas – Brigham Vizcaino and Chapman Come from Atlanta The rebuilding we were promised has begun in earnest. For a while last night it seemed like half the team might have ended up hugging their teammates goodbye. Strange things happen as the trade deadline approaches, but Dale Sveum was honest … “I can’t lie... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Who's Hugging You Now?

Cubs In Haiku: Who's Hugging You Now?
Soto and Johnson Hugged teammates in the dugout As they said goodbye Most nights a season high 14 run performance by the Cubs against the second-place Pirates would have been big news. Especially when the Cubs broke the game open with a 9-run fifth inning in which 12 Cubs (including 2 now-former Cubs) came to... 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 »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 5, Braves 4

  Once again, the Tribune didn’t sent a photographer to Wrigley Field on Saturday Gorzelanny sharp Andrew Cashner not so much But Marmol saves it
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Cubs In Haiku: Braves 5, Cubs 3

  Derrek Lee got the greeting he deserved from Cubs fans on Friday. (Tribune Photo by Brian Cassella)     Lee’s Wrigley debut Wearing a Braves uniform Standing ovation   The wrong uniform And wrong number on his back Couldn’t get a hit   Then the wrong Marmol Was on the mound in the ninth... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Who's On First?

The Braves get Lee Cubs get three more young pitchers But who will play first? Almost as confusing as an Abbott and Costello routine, there’s no shortage of suggestions for who should play first for the Cubs now that Derrek Lee is moving to Atlanta.   Paul Sullivan wonders about Tyler Colvin, who last played... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Brewers 18, Cubs 1

Tribune photo by Scott Strazzante Another record For baseall futility It’s a way of life On September 2, 1957, the Milwaukee Braves manged 26 hits against the Cubs.  Monday night, the “new” Milwaukee team tied that mark – the most the Cubs have ever given up in a game.  Normally the scoreboard shows the number... Read more »
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White Sox in Haiku: White Sox 2, Braves 0

Sox win streak at NINE  As Konerko hits homerun Let’s make the streak TWELVE