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ctan
12-19-05, 01:01 PM
It's been a while since we amused ourselves this way. Write either a haiku or a first-letter poem about the Yankees or baseball. For example:

A first letter poem uses the first letters of a word each as their own word, like:

Cano
Achieves
Nice
Offense

or one I remember well from the 2000 offseason:

Mariano
Ends
Their
Season

A haiku is three lines, 5 syllables in the first, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third:

Panic in the streets
The bullpen is depleted!
But wait, there is Mo...


Golden faces shine
Honor, courage, history
In Monument Park

PinstripePride
12-19-05, 01:13 PM
I can't wait for some of the responses, we have some creative people on here. I especially love Haiku. IIRC, James, aka Stick Michael was pretty good at them.

True Yankee-ette13
12-19-05, 01:17 PM
Always
Relishing in
Off the field
Drama

Yeah, I s*ck. :lol:

ctan
12-19-05, 01:20 PM
For some reason most of the ones I have come up with are sarcastic, like:

Rag
Arm
Never
Did
Yankify

ctan
12-19-05, 01:24 PM
Always
Relishing in
Off the field
Drama

Yeah, I s*ck. :lol:

:lol: What is funny about that is that is EXACTLY what I thought when I heard about him pulling out of the WBC. Everything turns into a drama around him. (Which is fine as long as he keeps putting up MVP numbers. Kinda reminds me of Reggie that way...)

Speaking of which, how about:

Out
Climbs
The
Orb!
Big
Event:
Reggie

RhodeyYankee2638
12-19-05, 01:29 PM
Surely
Hits
Enough
For us
Forumers

ctan
12-19-05, 01:33 PM
Can you tell I'm sick and procrastinating today? Cold/sinus infection...

Maybe
A
Run
Is
All
Nine
Obtain

RhodeyYankee2638
12-19-05, 01:34 PM
Pansy
Asswipe
Vehemently
Aspiring to
Nurture
Ostriches

ctan
12-19-05, 01:34 PM
Some
Hats
Express
Fans
Fondness

True Yankee-ette13
12-19-05, 01:35 PM
Out
Climbs
The
Orb!
Big
Event:
Reggie

Oh, I like that one. :lol:

True Yankee-ette13
12-19-05, 01:36 PM
Surely
Hits
Enough
For us
Forumers

Good job. :lol: I wanted to do one for Sheff, but couldn't think of anything.

ctan
12-19-05, 01:38 PM
White Sox
Imitate
New York!
November:
Its
Now
Golf

RhodeyYankee2638
12-19-05, 01:38 PM
Good job. :lol: I wanted to do one for Sheff, but couldn't think of anything.

I think my Pavano Ostrich poem was better. Sheff is a good man though, and hits

ctan
12-19-05, 01:39 PM
Mariano stands
Atop the hill, batter says
I want my mommy

ctan
12-19-05, 01:41 PM
I call this one "2005":

Tino's tear saved May
Giambi's tear saved July
Who saved October?

RhodeyYankee2638
12-19-05, 01:46 PM
Jaret Wright by Rhodey Yankee grade 6


Easier than riding a bike or flying a kite
Hitting the sinker of Jaret Wright
The ball leaves the bat, he remains stagnant
Mr. Wright is the ball magnet
Off the knee so he fell
Another 2 months on the DL
As Girardi eats his macaroni, and Torre eats his spumoni
Jaret Wright longs for the days of Leo Mazzone

True Yankee-ette13
12-19-05, 01:48 PM
Jaret Wright by Rhodey Yankee grade 6


Easier than riding a bike or flying a kite
Hitting the sinker of Jaret Wright
The ball leaves the bat, he remains stagnant
Mr. Wright is the ball magnet
Off the knee so he fell
Another 2 months on the DL
As Girardi eats his macaroni, and Torre eats his spumoni
Jaret Wright longs for the days of Leo Mazzone

:roflmao: :clap:

I have no words. :lol:

ctan
12-19-05, 01:58 PM
Jaret Wright by Rhodey Yankee grade 6



Brilliant!

Tifoso
12-19-05, 02:00 PM
Six foot nine RJ
and they wonder why I have trouble
keeping my balls down

Tifoso
12-19-05, 02:12 PM
Six foot nine RJ
and they wonder why I have trouble
keeping my balls down


Over the top? :o

I can delete. :o

RhodeyYankee2638
12-19-05, 02:15 PM
Over the top? :o

I can delete. :o

You aren't allowed to make fun of players in these serious threads

Tifoso
12-19-05, 02:16 PM
You aren't allowed to make fun of players in these serious threads

I wasn't refering to his pitches. ;)

Should I delete? :o

RobRiv
12-19-05, 02:18 PM
The fastball was slow
Straighter than Kevin Brown's curve
It left the park fast

Reason to believe
Next season will be better
Kevin Brown is out

He has a bad arm
He has a seven year itch
Say no to Damon

Some big shoes to fill
Joe D, The Mick, and Bernie
Too big for Bubba?

Bubba in center?
Please exceed expectations
No crash-test dummies

Fear
And
Respect
Now
Someone
Who
Opponents
Realize
Throws
Heat

Really
Old
Great
Engine?
Retire?

Distrust
Arms
Made
Of
Noodle

RhodeyYankee2638
12-19-05, 02:18 PM
I wasn't refering to his pitches. ;)

Should I delete? :o

Why would you delete something so true?

Tifoso
12-19-05, 02:19 PM
The fastball was slow
Straighter than Kevin Brown's curve
It left the park fast

Reason to believe
Next season will be better
Kevin Brown is out

He has a bad arm
He has a seven year itch
Say no to Damon

Some big shoes to fill
Joe D, The Mick, and Bernie
Too big for Bubba?

Bubba in center?
Please exceed expectations
No crash-test dummies

Fear
And
Respect
Now
Someone
Who
Opponents
Realize
Throws
Heat

Really
Old
Great
Engine?
Retire?

Distrust
Arms
Made
Of
Noodle

Nice :clap:

Tifoso
12-19-05, 02:20 PM
Why would you delete something so true?

Good point.

RobRiv
12-19-05, 02:20 PM
Six foot nine RJ
and they wonder why I have trouble
keeping my balls down

hilarious!

Tifoso
12-19-05, 02:25 PM
Man
AB
Ruined,
Inning
Already
Nearly
Over

Tifoso
12-19-05, 02:33 PM
Man,
Out. :(

Archer1979
12-19-05, 02:54 PM
Tim
Really
Ogles
Larry
Lucchino

ctan
12-19-05, 03:01 PM
I wasn't refering to his pitches. ;)

Should I delete? :o

!!!
I missed the reference completely until you asked....

:lol:
!

ctan
12-19-05, 03:03 PM
Nice :clap:

Ditto. RobRiv, we bow down to you. "Distrust Arms Made of Noodle" is how I'm going to think of Damon until the end of his days...

ctan
12-19-05, 03:07 PM
Trust
Old guys
Remember
Rookies
Eventually

True Yankee-ette13
12-19-05, 03:10 PM
The
Intangibles
Not enough
Offense

RobRiv
12-19-05, 03:34 PM
We're
Against
Nomar
Garciaparra!

Ron Guidry is back
Louisiana Lightning
Give him the ball, Joe!

It's a long season
One-hundred, sixty-two games
That's a lot of beer

Still
Hits
Every
Friggin'
Fastball

Bronx
Underdog
Better
Be
Able

Many
Agree
This
Samurai's
Ultra
Impressive

Tifoso
12-19-05, 03:35 PM
:clap:

RobRiv
12-19-05, 03:50 PM
The House That Ruth Built
Where history comes to play
There's no place like home.

hardrain
12-19-05, 03:54 PM
is this cheating?

Woeful
OBP
Means
Another
Critical
Katrastrophe

Stupid Flanders
12-19-05, 04:45 PM
Sierra Mist
Isn't
Expecting
Ruben's
Retirement
Announcement

ctan
12-19-05, 10:17 PM
is this cheating?


well, you know what they say about cheating in baseball... if you can get away with it...

ctan
12-19-05, 11:29 PM
Donnie Mattingly
Watches Angels flood the field
Oh no not again

ctan
12-21-05, 03:28 PM
Does
Anyone
Mind
One
Neanderthal?

RhodyYanksFan
12-21-05, 03:30 PM
All this thread does is reinforce how uncreative I am.

RobRiv
12-21-05, 03:41 PM
Johnny's
One
Happy
Neanderthal
New
Yorker

51BWilliams
12-21-05, 03:57 PM
Jaret Wright by Rhodey Yankee grade 6


Easier than riding a bike or flying a kite
Hitting the sinker of Jaret Wright
The ball leaves the bat, he remains stagnant
Mr. Wright is the ball magnet
Off the knee so he fell
Another 2 months on the DL
As Girardi eats his macaroni, and Torre eats his spumoni
Jaret Wright longs for the days of Leo Mazzone


This is ................ing literary gold.. RhodeyYankee does write poetry, he stares at the pen until it writes what he thinks :)

51BWilliams
12-21-05, 04:00 PM
Just
Enough
To
Eliminate
Red Sox

ctan
12-28-05, 02:53 PM
Here are a few on the "rivalry" in 2005:

Ninth inning drama
The Sox Hit Mariano!
Jeter: That's All Foulke...

Big smiles at Fenway
Standing ovation for Mo
It's only April

Schilling takes the ball
Stands on the mound "the closer"
Sheff: boom! A-rod: boom!

We used to love him
But wearing red socks makes Wells
A big tub of lard

Another playoff?
The East could end in a tie...
Thank you Indians!

Sultans of Swing
12-28-05, 03:25 PM
BOOM! ARod goes deep
Tears from Curt, for blood on sock
Makes one not Mo-like

noneckwilliams
12-28-05, 03:36 PM
A dread preceded
His bittersweet arrival
Alas, Damon signs

:(

brosiusbuddy
12-28-05, 05:16 PM
Here are a few on the "rivalry" in 2006:


Where's Mueller? Millar?
Johnny's on our side this time
Rivalry no more

Arroyo will plunk
Varitek will wear his mask
Sox will finish third


"The Rivalry is on Vacation"

Its the middle of September, playoffs are near,
but for the time being the Sox are here

The stadium is packed, fans in blue, some in red
Hot dogs and beer to keep well fed

Play ball calls the ump for game one of the set
and he steps to the plate in front of the net

Sox win the first, Yanks take game 2
sox win game 3 and the series, oh no, boo hoo

but why do i not care, the yanks fan i am
i'd usually be frantic, but i dont give a damn

something is different this time around
i wasnt so nervous when the pitchers were on the mound

aha, i know why it doesnt feel the same
the division had no effect from the outcome of these games

the yankees are in first, just like always,
but this time a series win pulled the sox to within 3 of the jays

ctan
12-29-05, 03:42 PM
I love it.

Meanwhile, I decided to incorporate some of my sox haiku into my Yankees year end recap on http://www.gothambaseball.com -- yes, it's the entire Yankees year in review, all in haiku...

ctan
12-29-05, 04:10 PM
Direct link to the column:
http://www.gothambaseball.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1943

VFBundy
12-30-05, 05:32 PM
'Jesus hair' no more
We've got Damon on our side
Sox eye Wild Card

Tifoso
12-30-05, 05:37 PM
'Jesus hair' no more
We've got Damon on our side
Sox eye Wild Card


:lol: :clap:

Tifoso
12-30-05, 05:40 PM
Direct link to the column:
http://www.gothambaseball.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1943


You didn't link to here. :(

VFBundy
12-30-05, 06:33 PM
JOHN:NY: DAMON

...or...

JOHNNY DAMON

__starr69
12-30-05, 09:16 PM
the mighty yankees --
they won three times in a row!
but no rings tonight.

one lousy bloop hit.
he jumped - he was too far in.
he couldn't stop it.

the ballgame's over.
the end of a dynasty.
the purple snakes win.

NewEraYanks2527
12-31-05, 12:35 AM
Going
In
As
My
Boy
In spite of it all!

yeahimweird
12-31-05, 01:29 AM
All you
Really need is
Offense and
Defense.

That's all I have. :lol:

BobbyMurcerFan
12-31-05, 05:02 PM
Boy
U
Better
Be
Acceptable


Damn,
Another
Much
Overpaid
Neanderthal


The arm is limp like
A wet noodle floats in stew
Bernie Williams done :(

RobRiv
12-31-05, 09:34 PM
I love it.

Meanwhile, I decided to incorporate some of my sox haiku into my Yankees year end recap on http://www.gothambaseball.com -- yes, it's the entire Yankees year in review, all in haiku...

Excellent recap, beautifully done, ctan.

You nailed these (plus a few more) out of the park:

When the bats are cold
Even Doug Waechter looks like
He could beat Babe Ruth
---------------------------

Schilling takes the ball
Stands on the mound "the closer"
Sheff: boom! A-Rod: boom!

Nice!

Mariano226
01-01-06, 04:57 PM
It's a long season
One-hundred, sixty-two games
That's a lot of beer

LOL thats awesome.

SheffRocks11
01-01-06, 05:41 PM
Here are a few on the "rivalry" in 2005:

Ninth inning drama
The Sox Hit Mariano!
Jeter: That's All Foulke...

Big smiles at Fenway
Standing ovation for Mo
It's only April

Schilling takes the ball
Stands on the mound "the closer"
Sheff: boom! A-rod: boom!

We used to love him
But wearing red socks makes Wells
A big tub of lard

Another playoff?
The East could end in a tie...
Thank you Indians!

I like these!:D

RobRiv
01-03-06, 12:42 PM
The ball in Times Square
It moves one-foot-per-second.
Kevin Brown's fastball.

ctan
01-03-06, 12:46 PM
The ball in Times Square
It moves one-foot-per-second.
Kevin Brown's fastball.

Awesome!! Happy new year everybody...

ctan
01-03-06, 12:53 PM
one lousy bloop hit.
he jumped - he was too far in.
he couldn't stop it.


I know I should get over it, but it still hurts to think about that night. But here goes another one.

Mystique and Aura
Left behind in the City
Mo's face in his hands


But I prefer:

B.K. crouches down
I don't know Korean for
Oh No Not Again

Bob Brenly's visage
Like stone; he knows he sent his
closer to his doom...

RobRiv
01-03-06, 01:47 PM
He switched teams again
Damon backwards is Nomad
Johnny Wanderer

He grand slammed our hearts
Game Seven, ALCS
Now we cheer him on.

Nomadic Damon
He would not play for New York.
Fans are fickle too.

Johnny Wanderlust
Follows his dollars and dreams
The talk shows await.

Johnny's New York hair.
Much ado about this 'do.
His own shampoo too?

Johnny's Red Sox blood
It will take a transfusion
To make him a Yank.

ctan
01-03-06, 05:22 PM
"Johnny Wanderer" is pure gold.

ctan
01-05-06, 01:51 AM
You didn't link to here. :(

I did, but from the forum followup at the GB site.

Panamaniac42
01-07-06, 02:36 AM
Scumbag David Wells
May you be stricken by gout
and many earned runs.