Monday Sonnet: A Familiar Plight

In this series, I endeavor to capture the weekend’s action in the form of a sonnet. Shakespeare famously used this poetic form to express passionate feelings, often of love and lust, while I am using it to recap baseball games. Please don’t tell your high school English teacher.


A spirited comeback now in the rearview,

With forecasts bright since toppling the tops,

This oft-potent offense promptly falls through,

While the one called Altuve refuses to stop.


Tanaka’s one blemish proves ‘nough to sink him,

As Keuchel makes swift work of Yankee bats;

The path to glory not yet seeming slim,

Enter Verlander to shatter all that.


A celestial name with a knack otherworldly,

For snatching vict’ry from the crag of defeat,

These ‘stros render Chapman once more unsturdy,

As a Sanchez non-catch dom’nates the beat.

Two harsh days in Houston, now a sullen flight,

But Yanks despair not this familiar plight.



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