Once upon a time, three years ago, we loved writing poetry at Aaron Miles’ Fastball. Perhaps you’ve noticed the Poems for The Poet link on the home page (or not, which is fine) — yes, back in 2011, we wrote a poem every time Miguel “The Poet” Batista pitched. Most often they ended up being the type of tragic poetry filled with heartbreak teenage girls specialize in, but look at the subject we had. What else could we have written?
Then, when Barrett Browning made his major league debut in 2012, the poetic tributes had a short-lived revival thanks to his lyrical name. Every once in a while too some on-field happening just begged to be captured via verse, and last season as well.
That was all in the past.
And maybe this long, cold, snowy, never-ending winter is to blame. but we really could use some poetry around here again. Right?
Thus, Cardinals Haiku Wednesday.
(For this Wednesday, anyway.)
The Gang’s All Here
Sunny skies, green grass
An idyllic scene, for sure.
All Cards now in camp.
Running, fielding, pitching — yep.
First spring game next week
And then every day through March.
Real ball still too far.
Time to be patient
Even though that’s all we’ve been
We want baseball now.
Before real baseball begins for 2014, remember you can take a look back at last season in the United Cardinal Bloggers “Purpose, Perseverance and Arms: The 2013 St. Louis Cardinals” — our publication available now through the Kindle Store. And you can win a free copy when you enter by tomorrow at 6 p.m. Central Time.
Christine Coleman is the lead writer for Aaron Miles’ Fastball. Follow her on Twitter, @CColeman802, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also follow @AMilesFastball for the latest updates and like us on Facebook if you don’t already.