Cubs In Haiku: It Was So Cold, Cubs Fans Booed Ryne Sandberg

Cubs In Haiku: It Was So Cold, Cubs Fans Booed Ryne Sandberg

Cold day at Wrigley
Cold bats in the Cubs lineup
Cold slap in the face


One year ago I wrote a nearly identical haiku for a Cubs loss on a cold night in Pittsburgh. This one was more depressing because it happened at the Cubs home opener.

Temperatures couldn’t have been much higher than 40 degrees most of the day, and the wind blowing out over the left field wall made it feel even colder.

The Cubs offense managed just 3 hits – including a solo home run from Wellington Castillo.

And Cubs Hall-of-Famer, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg was booed by the few thousand fans who were still in the ballpark when he made a pitching change with 2 out (and a 5 run lead) in the bottom of the ninth.

As we left Wrigley Field the scoreboard read Phillies 7, Cubs 2. Not the way the Cubs, and their fans, were hoping to start the “Party of The Century

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