I'm not gonna lie; that looks delicious
Before being punished by the Cubs on Monday night, the Brewers had won 8 of their last 10 games and gave the 13 or so fans still paying attention to the team a little more hope for 2010. Of course, winning streaks like that would have been preferred in July and August when the team held the division lead and/or still had a chance to make a playoff run, but I guess we can say better late than never. Even though the last 12 games are very difficult (Cubs, Phillies, Rockies, Cardinals), Milwaukee has a legit shot to finish at .500 or better. Three years ago, I would have been very happy about that, so it must be a good thing that it’s now considered disappointing.
But that isn’t what’s on the mind of Brewers fans today. The beast they call Prince Fielder is finishing off the finest offensive season in Brewers history. Unfortunately, it very well might be his last. The fun part about being useless in September is that writers will talk about shit like this because the games don’t matter. What do I think? I’m glad you asked.
This guy is not pleased about Ohio State's inability to beat a good team from outside the Big Ten. But you think he'd be used to it by now, right?
Here’s a riddle for you: If the Milwaukee Brewers sweep a series over a team from the NL West but nobody cares about it, did it really happen?
The answer: I guess, technically, yeah it happened. But it was the Diamondbacks, so it’s not that impressive. And it brings the Crew within 14 games of the division lead. Oh.
Now that we’ve effectively wrapped up my baseball discussion for the day, we can move onto the second weekend of college football. As expected, there were few upsets found in this week’s slate of games. But there was still plenty of interesting football to go around.
The other day (Sunday, to be exact), Prince Fielder hit a walk-off home run in the 12th inning to give the Brewers a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants. It was the only win in four tries over the holiday weekend for the Crew. But of course, the only story from the game (It was a 12 inning, one-run game! There was a triple play! Aaron Rowand grounded into a triple play for Pete’s sake – somebody talk about how ridiculous that is instead of this crap!) was actually a non-story blown out of proportion because we live in a time of moral soapboxes and giant, giant softness
Watch the video here. Prince hits a bomb on the second pitch and the crowd goes wild. Fielder points back at the dugout on his way around the bases, untucks his jersey near second base (OH THE HORROR!), and finishes his trot by jumping on home plate surrounded by his ‘mates. Upon impact, everyone else falls down like a bomb went off and then they quickly get up and celebrate with Prince.
Rowengardner: NOT my Rookie of the Year
I could spout off angrily about the Brewers getting swept by the Pirates, coming back strong to defeat the Nationals 3 of 4, and taking that momentum all the way to the bank in Milwaukee. Of course, they left it at the bank and got swept by the Reds at Miller Park this week, so we won’t talk about that anymore. The Crew is now 61-66 and, for all intensive purposes, donezo.
So instead we’re going to discuss the NL Rookie of the Year race, with 95% of the discussion centered around NL Central players and a line or two about the rest of the schmucks in the league.
by Josh Mosley
Only nine games went down in the majors last night. And lucky for you, the Central had five of those games. Join us won’t you?
My man love for Alcides Escobar is just beginning to blossom.
I woke up on Wednesday morning and it was just another normal hump day (not with ladies, kiddies, but rather a middling midweek day. Get your mind out the gutter, this is a family blog). I went to work, only 30ish minutes late, and had a cup of coffee. Then I checked out the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel website and the MLB Rumors website, as I do every day, and found some shock and awe news that would make G Dubs 43 blush (not really, but you get the analogy). Roster shenanigans were abound and I quickly stopped focusing on work to figure this out and discuss with my compadres. So jump with me and we’ll analyze your new look True Blue Brew Crew.
by Danny Mehigan
Yeah Andy? Think you’re so special? Well, Mrs. Mehigan (Hey mom!) said I can be anything when I grow up. And I chose to write a meandering blog about baseball with two college cohorts. Mission accomplished. However, I could have done plenty of other things too. And I woulda been much better at them than these NL Central clowns.