July 2006

Haiku Requiem for Sidney Ponson


Adieu, Sidney. You
know, they say that vertical
stripes are quite slimming.

Game Haiku – 07/16/06 – Cards 11, Dodgers 3

It’s like June never
happened. Reyes and bullpen hang
tough; Cards’ hits rain down.

Game Haiku – 07/15/06 – Cards 2, Dodgers 1

Suppan is superb
and Scott Rolen slaps the game
winning hit in close one.

Game Haiku – 07/14/06 – Cards 5, Dodgers 0

Carpenter goes the
distance, blanks Dodgers. Wish he
could pitch every game.

Game Haiku – 07/13/06 – Cards 3, Dodgers 2

Long game ends. Albert
takes Odalis O’ da fence.
A walk-off winner.

Game Haiku – 07/06/06 – Astros 4, Cards 2

Ponson improves. Sure,
we lost, but score didn’t look
like a football score.

Game Haiku – 07/05/06 – Braves 14, Cards 4

Cards give up almost
as many runs as haiku
has syllables.*****.

Game Haiku – 07/04/06 – Cards 6, Braves 3

Carp’s just okay; but
Encarnacion, Izzy
form a Juan-two punch.

Let’s Make a Deal

Trade speculation on KTRS last night was centering on the possibility of the Cards making a deal for Andrew Jones.  While Jones is certainly a playmaker, I think the Cards would be better off getting a pitcher.  If the Big 3 can stay on track, and they seem to be back on track now (well, Rolen never derailed), hitting isn’t our big problem. The Post speculates the Cards could get Jeff Weaver, and I’d be all for that.  We can’t continue to give up 6-8 runs a game, many of those in the first few innings, and expect to win many games, even with El Hombre.  I was glad to see Tony make some moves and bring up Duncan and Kinney, even if Kinney did get rocked on his first pitch (welcome to the show!).  Thompson was sent down, and he does seem to need some time to settle down and find his rhythm (plus I’m still not convinced he’s of legal age to play – kid looks 14!).  Here’s hoping we can get a win tonight with Carp on the mound.

Game Haiku – 07/03/06 – Braves 6, Cards 3

Reyes of Light snuffed
out by rain delay, Braves’ bats.
Kinney’s first pitch slammed.

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