Hiring (and Firing) From Within

by Stuart Shea

The Marlins hired a ‘suit’
To skipper their club–
And he’s as bright as a summer tanager.

But when his time runs out,
The angry fans will shout,
“Fire the Middle Manager!”

 


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Best Record in American League Haiku

by Stephen Jones

Baseball’s first-place race
“Houston . . . we have no problem”
Astros flying high

 


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The Cubs Will

by Michael Shevick

Ever the optimist,
Ernie might have said, “The Cubs will come alive
In two-oh-one-five.”

The Cubs do look good, I say,
But I can’t forget yesterday.
Hey say, that history will re-Pete (Lacock).
The Cubs history is replete with defeat,
They are in the elite of defeat.

It was 1908 when they last won the Big Dance,
The captain of that team was the peerless Frank Chance,

Of course Tinkers and Evers were there, too,
And Ronnie Wicker was not, but he would say, “Woo Woo.”

There were many that followed, but to think about it causes me strain.
At least it was the White Sox who had a player nicknamed “Old Aches and Pains”.
Many were crummy, some were downright bad.
There was Lou Novikoff, who was just mad.

I had the displeasure of seeing Moe Thacker and Andre Rogers play,
And Boots Day, who had a short stay.

I saw the ’69 team which gave their all,
Ernie, Ronnie, Billy and Fergie all made the Hall,

Leo ran that team into the ground,
Randy the Rebel couldn’t lose another pound,

’69 should have caused me to push the button,
Still, I am a glutton.

1984 was quite a blow, Watched Sarge, Ryno and Sutcliffe put on a show,
That damn Garvey and the bircher were loathsome foes.
Still, the Pods to the series did go,
But the Tigers and Kirk Gibson sent them home with a No.

Then there was ’89, ’98 and 2003.
The result was the same.
At least in 2003, we had the fat guy to blame.

Any reaonsble person would flee,
Do you think Harry Caray would agree?

Still, I think the guys in the front office now are smarter,
They even are talking about signing a number-one starter.
Optimism about the Cubs has always been wrong,
But Soler, Bryant and Baez are better than Dale Long,

And Bub Buhl and Scott Thompson, those two get the gong.
If Steve Goodman were alive, he’d write another song.

Kevn Orie, was oh-so-sorry.

Arrieta and Hendricks looked great last season,
If they add an ace, there might be a reason–

Ok, again, I’m drinking that Cubs Kool-Aid,
In 2015, we’ve got it made.

 


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“D-O-D-G-E-R-S Song” with Danny Kaye


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What To Do, Brew Crew?

By Stuart Shea

The team wasn’t good
Before Lucroy went down.
Then they fired the skipper
In hopes of a rebound.
But it’s all in vain,
It’s rebuild time again,
Let’s burn the whole thing to the ground.

Trade Garza, Segura,
Ramirez, and Lind,
And think about Braun,
If a deal’s in the wind.
But just don’t deal Scooter,
There ain’t no one cuter,
And as far as we know, he ain’t sinned.

 


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