Congratulations to this week’s winner, Mary Ladd!
Said it was Tony!
You didn’t believe me!
Give me a cookie!!
This haiku needs a bit of context. Mary, a former St. Louisan and casual Cards fan, was watching this post-game coverage with me. A guy with a towell over his head was getting sprayed with champagne by the players. I said, "Is that Tony? Nah, it can’t be." It just seemed out of character for him. I figured he’d already have ensconced himself in the video room to prepare for the Mets. But Mary was sure it was Tony, and as this photo shows, she was right. Check out Mary’s funny new blog about Cher and life in general, which includes a recent post on the Cory Lidle tragedy.
For this week’s challenge, write a haiku about this great picture of the skipper from the NLDS blog. Entries due by Thursday, Oct 12.
I’d like to introduce a new feature to the blog – the "You Too Can Haiku" contest. What’s the prize? Simply the satisfaction of having your haiku prowess acknowledged. How do you haiku? Follow the mantra of 5-7-5 – the first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables. So Taguchi, being Japanese, would probably insist the haiku have a seasonal reference and be about nature, but I am not so strict.
Today’s challenge: write a haiku about this photo. Leave it in a comment below. The winner will be announced tomorrow morning.