Monday, October 3, 2011

Cards win Game 2, 5-4

One-run losses killed the Phillies in last year's NLCS. Until I can pull my thoughts together on last night's game, here is an inspired guest haiku from a law school friend

Sick of folks saying
La Russa is a genius.
Worst haircut ever.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Phils win Game 1, 11-6

Ryan Howard may have turned the entire postseason around. Howard swung, the crowd roared, and the Phillies are off and running. Here's a haiku summarizing the game and another one musing on the ninth inning.

Doc had a rough first,
But the offense woke up and
Howard's blast won it.

If we need an out
In the late innings, I think
It won't be from Stutes.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bring on the Cardinals

Last night was one of the most amazing nights of baseball ever. At midnight, I had the Yanks/Rays on the TV and the Sox/O's on my computer and my feet up on the couch. It is stunning to realize that the Rays and Sox were each a strike away from the opposite of the result that eventually occurred.

As for the Phillies, here come the Cardinals. Seems pretty obvious that Tony La Russa is going to make Bruce Bochy look like the Grand Marshal of the Mummers Parade before this is all over. I'm feeling confident, though, because we have shredded the Cardinals's bullpen this season.

I have a feeling
that this time next week I'll hate
Tony La Russa

Anyone concerned
About this series should know
One thing about it:

The Phils have scored five
hundred sixty-five runs off
The Cardinals' bullpen.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Back for more in 2011

Greetings, readers. We are back for more haikus in 2011. This first set begins with an ode to the Phillies' six-game losing streak, continues with a clarification about which "season" we're talking about, and ends with a stunning prediction for the playoffs.

I think that I shall
Never see the Phillies win
Again this season.

Regular season,
That is. Come playoff time, they'll
Vanquish all comers.

Playoff prediction?
I foresee three Phillies sweeps:
D-Backs, Brewers, Yanks.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Philadelphia Phankees? You bet.

Christmas came early
to Philly this December.
Welcome home, Cliff Lee!

Yankees are losers
In the big Cliff Lee sweepstakes.
Oh, the Rangers, too.

Nickname suggestions
for the Phillies starting staff?
Mine is: "The Four Tops"

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Guest haiku re: Tim Lincecum

A great haiku from a friend has softened the blow of the Phillies'
loss. Enjoy it.

Lincecum sans hat
Looks disturbingly like the
Old Pee-Wee mug shot.

Giants win Game 6, 3-2, win series, 4-2

Jose Uribe?
Howard doesn't swing at end?
The better team won.

Friday, October 22, 2010

One. Day. More.

The Phils are alive

To fight again tomorrow.

It's playoff baseball.