On Friday, we offered you the chance to win a $75 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods courtesy of Holiday Inn, the Official Partner of MLB Road Trips, who is doing a pair of contests related to next week's Home Run Derby and All-Star Game. We asked you to submit your best 2011 MLB related haikus, and sat back and watched a bunch of them roll in. The ranged from droll, to sentimental, to painful. Here are the 10 best of the many excellent entries we received. Please, stick around and help us choose the winner.
(Please note: because some entrants sent us many, many entries, we picked a maximum of one from each finalist. Also, if you wrote one of these, don't have a link on your name, and want one, let us know and we'll update.)
David Griebling, on the biggest surprise of 2011:
The Pittsburgh Pirates
Good for them. It's been a while.
Mike Scarlett, frustrated by the Royals’ continued struggles:
Eric Hosmer and
Mike Moustakas can pitch, right?
Just Trust. The. Process!
Our buddy Dan Wade, who wrote this about TCM’s favorite non-Twin before everyone in MLB with more than 10 plate appearances was added to the All Star team:
Tremendous, five-tool talent
Biggest All-Star snub
Another friend of the blog (or at least friend of our Twitter feeds), Jason Wojciechowski, on the next big thing: