Posts tagged "Wrigley Field"

Cubs In Haiku: Opening Day At Wrigley

Cubs In Haiku: Opening Day At Wrigley
  Let’s forget Sunday Monday is a special day Cubs Home Opener   Thirteen was not Jeff Samardzija’s lucky number on Sunday. Although he struck out the first six Braves he faced and threw a career record 13 K’s in just 5-2/3 innings, the Cubs best starting pitcher (!) had given up 4 runs by... Read more »

Seventh Inning Stretch Haiku: Cutting The Crap

Seventh Inning Stretch Haiku: Cutting The Crap
  Seventh Inning Stretch Fewer celebs, more Cubs fans Just as it should be   Finally, after years of embarrassing performances and painful interviews, the Cubs will end the repeated tarnishing of Harry Carey’s legacy by setting some standards for the guests invited to sing Take Me Out To The Ball Game during the seventh... Read more »

Haiku Curmudgeon: The Cubs, The CTA, and Google Offers

Haiku Curmudgeon: The Cubs, The CTA, and Google Offers
  Subway Roll Canvas? Contains zero subway stops Mostly neighborhoods   The featured item today’s “Google Offers” email is something called a “Subway Roll Canvas“. For the low, low price of $89 you can get a 50×17 piece of canvas stretched over a wood frame, allegedly a $299 value. The seller’s website claims that the... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Season Ticket Ennui

Cubs In Haiku: Season Ticket Ennui
  The wait is over So I should be excited Is it bad I’m not?   There are more than 115,000 people on the Cubs Season Ticket Waiting List. You might be one of them. I used to be on that list, too. But yesterday, when I opened my email, I found a message from... Read more »

Bad Ideas In Haiku: Cubs Want More Empty Seats At Wrigley

Bad Ideas In Haiku: Cubs Want More Empty Seats At Wrigley
  Fifty-six more seats Fixty-six more unsold tix Eighty-six this plan   According to Crains Chicago Business … The Chicago Cubs are planning to add 56 seats behind home plate by moving the brick wall three feet closer to the field, the team confirmed Tuesday. The proposed renovation, which is on the meeting agenda for... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Streaks Of Optimism

Cubs In Haiku: Streaks Of Optimism
  <optimism mode on>   Cubs beat Padres twice Losing streak comes to an end Winning streak begins   After losing 12 games in a row, the Cubs won two straight games at Wrigley Field against the San Diego Padres – including an 11-7 slugfest on Memorial Day. If the win streak continues through their... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Nationals 2, Cubs 1

Cubs In Haiku: Nationals 2, Cubs 1
Winds saved us early Cost us a run in the eighth Cold slap in the face The Trib’s caption for the photo accompanying this post was “It’s quiet around Wrigley Field early Thursday.” Sadly, it was quiet in and around Wrigley Field late Thursday, too. Dempster was impressive with 10 Ks, but the Nats might... Read more »

Opening Day In Haiku: Chilly

 Opening Day In Haiku: Chilly
Temps in the forties New faces in the lineup Chilly opener I thought Theo was supposed to fix all of this! Remember when we had a week in March with high temperatures in the 80s? Well, today is Opening Day at Wrigley Field and the tradition of near winter-like weather will be repeated with the... Read more »

Tickets In Haiku: Cubs Sell 3 Million

Tickets In Haiku: Cubs Sell 3 Million
Not to be picky But this tweet is not correct Lots of empty seats I don’t want to be too critical of @CubsInsider – he seemed very nice when I met him at the Cubs Convention – but this tweet, which was sent out during Wednesday’s Cubs game is not really accurate. As Pat Hughes... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Phillies 9, Cubs 1

Cubs In Haiku: Phillies 9, Cubs 1
Tweets of the Cubs game As I posted in real time During Wednesday’s loss The final game of the Phillies series was a disaster, here is some of what I tweeted during the game. Dempster is pulled early: Dempster – 3 innings / 86 pitches, 3 runs / And a cold shower Soto gets the... Read more »