by Doug Fahrendorff
In first place
Since April 9th
Can Milwaukee continue
To stun the skeptics
Or will the Brewers
And their fans
Find the season lasts
by Tom Martin (@brew_haiku)
Game 90. #Phillies 3 #Brewers 2
It’s a weird feeling
Losing more games than winning
Small shades of last year…
Game 91. #Phillies 7 #Brewers 5 (in 4th inning)
Overbay Grand Slam
Seems like a long time ago
Pitching is shaky.
Game 91. #Phillies 9 #Brewers 5 (in 5th inning)
Good to see you in the game
Please, no more runs though!
Game 92. #Phillies 4 #Brewers 1
Let’s see, we have lost
4 straight and 8 out of 9
Time for slide to end.
Game 93. #Phillies 9 #Brewers 1
That sinking feeling
Both game and Division leads
Tom Martin writes haiku for every single Brewer game. Follow him on Twitter @brew_haiku.
by Doug Fahrendorff
Harbingers of spring
Robins in my yard
On the radio
By the weekend
Winter finally in retreat
Baseball is back
by Stuart Shea
Forecast for ’14?
Lots of Braun but little brain.
Enjoy fourth place, guys.
Buster Posey before the
new Buster Posey.
Huh. “Wait til next year”
From a franchise managed by
There’s one more Hurdle:
Convert iron not to steel
But to a trophy.
Time for a Price change—
It was getting Dusty there.
Maybe they’ll win now.
by Michael X. Ferraro
Baseball in August creates many jobs
for travel agents and typesetting slobs.
Rehab assignments, Triple A spot starts,
Pennant aspirants shopping for spare parts.
Roster gods move in mysterious ways–
David DeJesus, three teams in five days?
Colin Cowgill’s grin, Billy Buckner’s frown.
Holy Toledo, Phil Coke’s been sent down!
Some guys can’t clear waivers; others released,
Plus one salary dump in the NL East.
(The Mets helped Pittsburgh in a deal most absurd—
Just tossed them a Buck and flipped them a Byrd.)
Eduardo Sanchez, gone from the big club.
But Ma Arrieta, Jake’s now a Cub!
Brad Boxberger sighs, packs for the bushes.
John Axford heads where the playoff push is.
Contenders reload, pretenders cut bait.
Hey Tuffy Goseswisch, Reno’s your fate.
Jose Constanza the Braves did recall,
with hopes that he’ll help them deep into Fall.
Philly’s less Savery—no Joe in the bigs;
Report sir, at once, to the Iron Pigs.
Ross Wolf’s been optioned to Round Rock Express,
while the Dodgers scooped up Edinson Volquez.
One-line transactions, a queer kind of fame.
Vic Black, you’ve become “Player To Be Named.”
Xavier Avery’s now a Rainier,
maybe Seattle, he’ll see you next year?
Michael X. Ferraro is a writer/producer/lyricist who scans the fine print daily to make sure he hasn’t been outrighted to Lehigh Valley.