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Game Haiku – 04/17/09 – Cubs 8, Cardinals 7

I listened to this
game driving to Coachella
up and down, up, down

Game Haiku – 04/16/09 – Cardinals 7, Cubs 4

Wainwright gets out of
sixth-inning jam; Cards’ hitters
batter baby bears

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.

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!

A Wild One at Wrigley

Wow, what an exciting game today!  It reminded me of the playoffs last year – when the Cards had a "never say die" attitude.  They just kept coming back today and eked out the victory.  It sure feels good to actually win a series at Wrigley for a change. 

Almost everyone contributed on offense today, which was necessary since Wainwright gave up 7 runs (can’t totally blame him though…the wind was not his friend).  It was great to see Edmonds get his first homer.  Kennedy ripped a double that brought in 2 runs. Duncan hit a homer. Pujols hit the game-winning 3 run homer in the 10th.  But I’d have to give star of the game honors to Scott Rolen who went 5 for 6, a new career best for him. 

The Cards handed the ball to Izzy with a 2-run lead in the 9th, but he allowed the Cubs to tie the game.  I won’t sound the alarm bells on Izzy for that one – the Cubs scored those runs on a crazy pop up that appeared to be foul then drifted back into play and just out of reach of several Wilson, Miles, and Pujols who were all giving chase. 

The Cubs broadcasters pointed out something curious:  The Cards have scored 10 runs or more for the 3rd consecutive Sunday. 

Sunday, Aprl 8 – 10 runs in 1 game
April 9 – 14 – 9 runs in 4 games

Sunday, April 15 – 10 runs in 1 game
April 16 – 23 – 12 runs in 6 games

Let’s hope we can break the pattern and keep the run production going strong this week. 

Game Haiku – Cards 12, Cubs 9

Crazy winds swirl in
back and forth battle; Pujols
strikes the final blow

Game Haiku – 04/21/07 – Cubs 6, Cards 0

Seven hits but no
runs; Cards can’t score against their
old buddy Marquis

Game Haiku – 04/20/07 – Cards 2, Cubs 1

Looper’s solid start
and Preston Wilson’s homer
halt Cards’ four game skid.

Game Haiku – 08/20/2006 – Cards 5, Cubs 3

Juan redeems himself
with 3-run homer, and Carp
takes care of the rest.

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