World Series 2017 in Seven Baseball Haiku


Game One’s October
heat waves the air as LA
pitching fans bright stars.

Two games: strikes stunt
bats through seven—before the shelling
of Chavez Ravine.

Game Three ends as soon
as poor Darvish gives up four
runs under the roofed park.

Four’s turf: a pitching duel
washed away by the ninth—“single,
walk, double, showers.”

five makes baseball drunk
punch drunk on slick limp bananas
the vaulted heavens rain

6, top 2nd, ghosts
haunt & boo as white hot bats cool;
LA skip-trots seventh home.

Seven took less than two
to hear the Dodger blues trail
Houston’s sunnier swing.

All images copyright @MLB.


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