Wednesday, August 29, 2007

12-inch collars again in Milwaukee

This is getting really old. For what seems like the millionth time, my beloved Brewers are fading as the pennant races get serious. This year the starting pitching has gone south, featuring kerosene-drenched Chris Capuano, Jeff Suppan and Dave Bush and their DL list pals, Ben Sheets and Claudio Vargas. The Brew Crew should be running away in the dismal NL Central; indeed, they were running away back in May. But now that August is fading into September, the Brewers find themselves in 3rd place.

The beneficiaries of this slide may turn out to be the Chicago Cubs, who haven't won a pennant in over 60 years. They make a fine role model for my Brewers. As much as I love baseball, the cruelty of rooting for these silly Brewers makes me think my son Ben is correct; Ben is an avid Twins fan and hates the Brewers with a passion that defies reason. The kid may be on to something....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just when you've given up, along comes Ben Sheets with a six inning performance and the Brewers win.

Mark said...

Good point. Can he pitch every day? Or will he be going back on the DL for the bajillionth time?

Don't get me wrong - I'd love to see the Brewers get over. But Brewer fans get more lumps than Pete Puma.

Anonymous said...

Another extremely frustrating loss last night to the damn Cubs. This is the absolute worst season I can recall for frustrating losses.

I'm sick of it all, yet for some stupid reason, I can't stop watching and following the Brewers. Maybe September will bring better results. One can always hope, can't he?