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Milwaukee Haiku, June 2017

by the Brewer Haiku-er (@brew_haiku)

Brewers vs. Pirates

Revering the Beard
Crew needs the facial power
To put down the Bucs

Game 72. Pirates 8, Brewers 1

The offense dries up
Garza and Wily are not
The pitching answer

Game 73. Pirates 7, Brewers 3

With a six-run first
Pirates pile on Zach Davies
Crew quiet again

Game 74. Brewers 4, Pirates 3

Santana comes through
While Arcia golden gloves
The final grounder

Game 75. Brewers 4, Pirates 2

Behind Chase and Shaw
Crew earns a split of series
Still hanging in first

 



“Vida Blue, Part 1” by Jimmy Bee

 



You Don’t Know Jackson

by James Finn Garner

Edwin Jackson
Might have some action
Left in his fastball, batters fear,

‘Cuz Baltimore signed him
His “best” years behind him
His 12th team in 14 years.

Buck, it’s a mirage–
He can’t hit a garage,
Throws as straight as a cluster of starlings.

Looks like Duquette’s
Willing to forget
His results with the Cubs and the Marlins.

And the Tigers.
And the Padres.
And the Braves.
And the White Sox.
And the Dodgers.
And probably the Pilots.

 



A Shot of Jameson

by Stuart Shea

He ain’t no lazybones.
And ain’t he got some stones?

 



Tinker to Evers to Chance

by David E. Matthews

Many’s the times I’ve seen it
.    When imminent gloom turns to glee:
From Tinker to Evers to Chance
.    To end the inning, mark it 6-4-3.

From third to second to first,
.    All around the horn,
They proved themselves the greatest
.    Double play combination ever born!

Tinker goes deep into the hole
.    And cleanly picks the ball,
Throws a dart to second base,
.    The ump calmly makes the call.

At second Evers gets it
.    Just the way he likes,
He pivots, the ball vanishes
.    In a blur as he jumps the spikes.

Chance stretches incredibly
.    As he waits at first,
He gloves the ball, the batter swears,
.    And so the out is pursed.

This is not to say that they never erred,
.    Kicked the ball or muffed the play,
But only that they always tried,
.    Then let the ump have his say.

There is this, then, in contemplation,
.    The base between effect and cause:
That unpredictable expectation
.    Is one of Nature’s laws.

 

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