Saturday, September 08, 2007

Maria helps me discuss the Brewers

Since various anonymous posters have asked me to talk about the Brewers, I have asked one of my favorite co-bloggers, my lovely daughter Maria, to help me discuss the Brewers. So, Maria, what do you think about the Brewers?

Well, the Brewers have to be normal citizens that play baseball and when they were babies, they wore diapers. So, anonymous, whoever you are, go ahead and see what this means to you and, if you like the Brewers, you should be thankful that the other co-blogger on Mr. Dilettante isn't here - my brother Ben, who would probably be discriminating against the Brewers. -- Maria

Maria brings up a great point - one of the reasons the Brewers are having some trouble down the stretch is that they are so young, they are barely out of their diapers. This first pennant race will not be the last one, I would imagine, and if they can get through on this one it would be pretty impressive. The Brew Crew has assembled a very talented young team, but they are young. Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, J. J. Hardy, Corey Hart, Rickie Weeks, Bill Hall and the rest are potentially as good a nucleus as the Yount/Molitor/Cooper/Gantner group of my youth, but that squad took 3-4 years to get over. We'll see how this goes; the Brew Crew is playing far less formidable competition than the 1978 Yankees, but it's still hard to win it the first time around. We'll see what happens.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Brewers news. Nice win today, 10-5, behind 2 HRS from both Ryan Braun and Rickie Weeks. Cubs lost. All alone in first. :)

Mark said...

Yep; it's especially nice to see Rickie Weeks finally get involved; I remember, not that long ago, when he was considered the key guy in the nucleus, but he's been largely a spectator this year.

That's why their long-term hopes are really good if they can get some pitching; they are young and talented at every infield position and two of the three outfield positions; Jenkins and Johnny Estrada (who I assume is a stopgap) are the only older guys in the lineup; the rest of these guys will be coming into their prime years in the next 2-3 seasons. Those great Brewers teams of the late 70s-early 80s were much older teams.