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.

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