August 2008

Game Haiku – 08/09/08 – Cardinals 12, Cubs 3

Glaus breaks out of slump
with two homers. Cards keep drunks
on Waveland scrambling.

Game Haiku – 08/08/08 – Cubs 3, Cardinals 2

A loss is a bit
less painful, when my old crush
Jim knocks two homers.

Cubs Haikuist wants
a war.  I will battle with
all 17 guns.

Game Haiku – 08/07/08 – Dodgers 4, Cardinals 1

The Dodgers’ rookie
pitcher Clayton Kershaw stumps
Cards hitters. P’shaw!

Game Haiku – 08/06/08 – Cardinals 9, Dodgers 6

Ludwick ties record
homering in fifth straight game
plus, Pujols grand slam!

Cardinals, MLB unveil ’09 All-Star logo |  News

Oh man, I wanna go!


Game Haiku – 08/05/08 – Cardinals 6, Dodgers 4

Bullpen lets Carp down.
Ludwick’s 11th inning
walk-off jack saves game.

Central Division Competition Heats Up in Haiku

I got an email from Dustin Block, a fellow haiku enthusiast and Brewers fan. Dustin’s blog is Brew Crew Haiku and features daily haiku game recaps. He challenged me to a haiku war during the 2-game Brewers/Cards series at the end of August. Unfortunately, I’ll be unable to accept the challenge since I’ll be at Burning Man without access to the internet or my cell phone, completely cut off from all things baseball.  But hopefully we can have a haiku duel down the road. I also noticed on Dustin’s site, there’s a blog called The Cubs in Haiku.  Now if somebody would just start haiku sites for the Astros, Reds, and Pirates, we could cover the whole division 5/7/5 style!

Carpenter is back. So is CardinalGirl.

Hello dear readers, CardinalGirl is back! I have a goal to be a faithful blogger for the remainder of the season. OK, there will be about 10 days where you won’t hear from me because I’ll be out of internet and cell range at Burning Man, but other than that, I’ll be here! 

It’s not that I haven’t been paying attention to the Cards. I have, somewhat, and I’ve been impressed at their performance overall and glad to see them in the thick of the chase in what we all expected to be a rebuilding year.  I’ve just had a very busy summer.  First off, I met a fella, who doesn’t like baseball but has enough other good qualities that I can overlook this (and perhaps he can be trained).  Secondly, I’ve had some visitors from St. Louis and New York, so I’ve been playing tourguide. Check out my pics from Disneyland and Legoland.  I threw a birthday party for The Edgar Winter Dog, with a doggie cake and an agility trainer giving lessons to Edgar and his canine pals. I also took a trip to Albuquerque and Roswell, where I attended the UFO Festival.  Work has been busy, and I co-captained the Google team at the Santa Monica Relay for Life (we raised $12,000 to fight cancer – it’s not too late to donate!) and led the planning on the Google Santa Monica and Irvine offices joint summer picnic, which we had at Long Beach on Friday.

Phew!  I’m out of excuses. If Carpenter can come back from Tommy John surgery, the least I can do is write some daily haikus.

Game Haiku – 08/03/08 – Phillies 5, Cardinals 4

Glaus’ late homer
gives hope, but Lidge causes that
hope to slide away

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