Friday, November 04, 2016


Haiku Friday: The World Series!

I'm not the biggest baseball fan in the world (that would be IPLawGuy). I do go to a few Twins games every year, and continue to be a Tigers fan (you don't leave that when you leave the city). I usually don't pay much attention to the playoffs and World Series, since that bleeds over into college football season, which actually does interest me. 

Not this year, though. I got totally caught up in the World Series, which ended on Wednesday night with the Cubs winning game 7 in 10 innings.  It was awesome! Let's haiku about that this week-- you can talk about a team, the games, a memory, or some other year. Here, I will go first:

A bobbling ball
Or a pinch hitter's clutch hit;
When baseball's good... wow!

Now it is your turn! Just make it line up with the 5/7/5 syllable formula and have some fun!

Confession. I am
a bad person, rooted for
vile dynastic Tribe.
Poor old Cle-ve-land
They will have to wait some more
But,got Cavaliers!
Hundred years may pass
Yet names, deeds remain vital
And stand test of time

Players, coaches and fans
different races, politics
Pulling together

Cerebral sport plus
Extreme athleticism
yet no violence
Who's next to beat curse?
Cleveland 1948?
D.C. '24!
IPLawguy borders on prolific today. I will have to come up with at least one.
Here we go.

Cleveland longed to win,
It even prayed to a goat.
But it didn’t work.

Chicago, enough!
Gave us Hillary, Barack
And now these poseurs.
Baseball is boring
Ending a century drought
made it electric!
Hey, Anonymous (11:09)
Baby, don't you want to go?
Big joy here today!

Bored by the whole thing,
Couldn't care less about the Cubs,
It's finally over.
Cat curse, goat, Murray…
The game’s sideshow is better
than the games themselves.

DVR'd last game
Pushed play. Stops after the 9th!
No! No! No! (Breath) Nooooooooooooooo!
The finest ash bat
Rizzo steps up to the plate
grip thick with pine tar

Steps into the box,
refastens his batting gloves
adjusts his ball cap

Looks left and then right
adjusts his stance one more time
stares at the pitcher

Daring him to throw
that one pitch, waiting, waiting
bat at the ready

Intensity builds
The pitcher throws to first base
Ritual starts anew

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