Mets Haikus

The Subtle Poetry of a Season in Hell.
Glory, you are like
A two-run triple off the
Long bat of Reyes.
(June 7, 2011. Mets 2, Brewers 1).

Glory, you are like

A two-run triple off the

Long bat of Reyes.

(June 7, 2011. Mets 2, Brewers 1).

Hark! Brave are the men
Who stared a seven-run lag
In the face, and won!
(June 2, 2011. Mets 9, Pirates 8).

Hark! Brave are the men

Who stared a seven-run lag

In the face, and won!

(June 2, 2011. Mets 9, Pirates 8).

"I’m out of ideas,"
Said Terry as the team sunk.
Once again, they stunk.
(June 1, 2011. Mets 3, Pirates 9).

"I’m out of ideas,"

Said Terry as the team sunk.

Once again, they stunk.

(June 1, 2011. Mets 3, Pirates 9).

The Mets, like Dickey,
All great soul and aching feet.
One more win trampled.
(May 31, 2011. Mets 1, Pirates 5).

The Mets, like Dickey,

All great soul and aching feet.

One more win trampled.

(May 31, 2011. Mets 1, Pirates 5).

Fifteen nifty hits,
And the unsung lineup rocks.
Hallelujah, dudes!
(May 30, 2011. Mets 7, Pirates 3).

Fifteen nifty hits,

And the unsung lineup rocks.

Hallelujah, dudes!

(May 30, 2011. Mets 7, Pirates 3).

Up there in the sky!
Is it a bird we should trade?
Reyes, here to stay?
(May 29, 2011. Mets 9, Phillies 5).

Up there in the sky!

Is it a bird we should trade?

Reyes, here to stay?

(May 29, 2011. Mets 9, Phillies 5).

Two-one in the eighth.
Five-two in the ninth. Such is
Terry’s magic math.
(May 28, 2011. Mets 2, Phillies 5).

Two-one in the eighth.

Five-two in the ninth. Such is

Terry’s magic math.

(May 28, 2011. Mets 2, Phillies 5).

Ya’ gotta believe
That we can have more relief
Then the pen just did.
(May 27, 2011. Mets 4, Phillies 6).

Ya’ gotta believe

That we can have more relief

Then the pen just did.

(May 27, 2011. Mets 4, Phillies 6).

Five games, four losses.
Luck, a most fickle mistress,
Twists like Dickey’s foot.
(May 26, 2011. Mets 3, Cubs 9).

Five games, four losses.

Luck, a most fickle mistress,

Twists like Dickey’s foot.

(May 26, 2011. Mets 3, Cubs 9).

All eyes on Jose.
Back off, Blue Jays and Giants:
He’s still ours for now.
(May 25, 2011. Mets 7, Cubs 4).

All eyes on Jose.

Back off, Blue Jays and Giants:

He’s still ours for now.

(May 25, 2011. Mets 7, Cubs 4).