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National League West 2014 Spring Training Haiku

by Stuart Shea

Now, the big question:
Will Trumbo survive the fall
From an angel to snake?

Possessing billions
Does not mean that a person
Knows what they’re doing.

The Freak must now prove
That he can effectively
Re-get his Freak on.

Who will hang a star
On future great Padres plays
Now that Jerry’s gone?

Will the Car Go boom?
Will Tulo’s stats be too low?
Will anyone care?


Jim Leyland & History

by Stephen Jones

At eighteen he committed himself
to baseball . . . for fifty years.

Detroit should be grateful.
He didn’t fail stadium fans –
their team’s porous bats did
like unidentified blips
on baseball’s radar screen.

Mr. Leyland deserved better.


Halfway-Point Haiku

by D. Bruce Brown

Is Haiku foolish?
For the national pastime?
Heavens, I hope not.

NL West
Nice guys finish last
Crabby managers do win
They still need pitching

Los Angeles
Is money the key?
It can bring in the big names
No, it’s the scouting

Thin air skews his stats.
Is Todd a Hall of Famer?
No, probably not

San Francisco
We won it all twice…
With an absence of offense
Only even years

San Diego
A beautiful park
The only Hall of Famer
Is up in the booth

NL East
Fourteen in a row
Is not so impossible
It might start this year

First picks starting games
Davey says this is his last
A doormat no more

A team on the rise
They are not now any more
We all miss Harry

New York
A small pantheon
But will be growing soon now
Matt Harvey’s a star

Was ever team
More worthy than its owner
To be in the Bigs?

NL Central
St. Louis
The league’s best record
They have birds on their jerseys
We all will miss Stan

A great tradition
Lives on in the memory of fans
Maybe the year’s here!

Phillips is wondrous
The rest are outstanding too
It’s Dusty’s last year

The city’s windy
Is anything more constant
Than fans’ apathy?

Segura is great
John Axford is clean shaven
Nicest fans ever


D. Bruce Brown has posted daily trivia questions for Horsehide Trivia since 1997.  He is also the president of the Bob Davids chapter of SABR.

Let Me State Our Position Loud and Clerihew (All-Star Edition)

by James Finn Garner

Michael Cuddyer
Might hit the ball higher
On the moon, which has thinner air
Than Denvair.

Dustin Pedroia
Suffers from paranoia.
Though he doesn’t dislike him,
He’s sure the base runner wants to spike him.

Yoenis Cespedes
Doesn’t need us.
He keeps his cool by hitting homers
And ignoring racist tweets from gomers.

Miguel Cabrera
At the plate is a terra.
He’ll win a second Triple Crown
With his mates in Motown.


2013 NL West Prediction Haiku

By Stuart Shea

As snakes in the grass
Lie in wait for their prey…Nah.
This team is just old.

Wise beyond his years,
or simply out of his league?
Walt Weiss’ springtime.

Gold, silver, riches
beyond all compare will buy
just one Zack Greinke.

At least it’s always
a lovely place to work on
The perfect suntan.

Ladies: when seeking
wealthy East Bay pensioners,
Look for Series rings.

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