Strasburg haiku winners
Via colleague Cameron Smith:
Well, we asked for your best Strasburg-related haikus (or Straskus), and, with a healthy dose of pith and merriment, you delivered. In all, after submissions in the comments here, via Twitter and Facebook, we had more than 200 haikus to judge. And after combing through all of them (yes, we saw that "No one scrolls this far" one-liner, mgv4232), a panel of WaPo Interactivity team members and Homepage editors decided these were the best.
They may only be one technical winner, but as your mother would say, they were all winners in our eyes. Or, at least most of them were winners. A few of them stunk, but we're sure HaikuMan still loved those, too.
So, without further ado, here's your champion Strasburg haiku, courtesy of jdwood84:
Optimism in D.C.?
A new, strange feeling.
And here are some of our other favorites:
Hondo, Josh, Big Train
What, no Strasburg statue yet?
Get the bronze ready
The "Big Train" Reborn?
A link to our Baseball past
Steve leads us forward.
In the Throes of Strasburg
In the Throws of Strasburg
There is Excellence
Lifetime losing record
Comes one pitcher called Strasburg
Teddy finally wins!
Hell freezes over.
Strasburg? No. Wilbon shows up
at Nationals Park.
Tuesday night baseball?
If Kornheiser stays up late
That's a miracle
Major league debut
Comes against Pittsburgh Pirates
A minor league teaam
Have care, as this sends
Craig Stammen to Syracuse.
Never to return?
You think this is hype?
See real adulation when
Chien-Ming Wang pitches.
Who are these people?
There are lines for the bathroom!
Strasburg makes you pee?
Strasburg gets the start
Prayers for a perfect game
Wait, will Joyce be there?
Thread brings tear to eye
Haikus and baseball as one
Strasburg is a God
Strasburg starts, O's stink
Angelos digs his own grave
Jumps, then spins in it.
Strasburg winds, deals--CRACK!
That was no swing, but one heck
Of a sonic boom.
Feel free to keep the haiku love going below. It's not like we're going to stop you.
(Also, winner winner, please e-mail me to claim your prize.)
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