09/30/2016

Poetic Reds

As the season comes
to a close. I offer this:
a quiz of haiku.

1. Take a walk with me.
Stroll to first base and you’ll see
the world differently.

2. Unexpectedly,
I am the work horse, cast down
by the falling stars.

3. Deliberate as a
tortoise, I learned to snare at
third. Quick as a hare.

4.Unable to start what
others came to finish, I
now finish their work.

5. Like Dante, I bring
an inferno. Composed nightly
on the mound, like dance.

6. I am a thief like
another of my name but
steal only bases.

7. Prodigious swings like
a truth and a lie. Homer
or strikeout – a breeze.

Answers:
1. Votto, 2. Straily, 3. Suarez, 4. Iglesias, 5. DeSclafani, 6. Hamilton, 7. Duvall

Jason has been a fan of the Reds since he was born. He really had no choice in the matter. He has been writing at Redleg Nation for a few years, and also writes and edits at The Hardball Times. His debut novel, When the Sparrow Sings, is available now and concerns baseball, among other things. You can find more information at jasonlinden.com.

Join the conversation! 11 Comments

  1. I love this. Great work, Jason!

  2. ALL RIGHT. Good Job. But you have too much time on your hands. But who am I to talk I am reading it. Thanks for making my day better.

  3. Thanks, Jason. Time spent writing (or reading) is not wasted. Good stuff.

  4. Excellent. Very nicely done.

  5. I thought number 5 applied to the entire bullpen.

  6. My pitches fly out
    of the park by night and day
    and I am old too

    Ross Ohlendork

  7. Price coming back! Can we have a vote of no confidence in Reds management?

  8. Once I was a defensive master
    but time is catching up with me
    Next year will probably be my last (with the Reds)
    so I hope it is not a disaster

    BP

  9. On the road, bad things.
    And domestic violence
    Pasta fans no more!

    Alfredo Simon

  10. Nice! How did I miss Iglesias though?

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About Jason Linden

Jason has been a fan of the Reds since he was born. He really had no choice in the matter. He has been writing at Redleg Nation for a few years, and also writes and edits at The Hardball Times. His debut novel, When the Sparrow Sings, is available now and concerns baseball, among other things. You can find more information at jasonlinden.com.

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