#baseballisback

it’s about time

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Finally, it’s that time of the year when everything seems right in the world. My friends, the greatest sport known to mankind is back. Baseball is back. This is going to be one hell of a season and I am more excited than ever to see what is in store for my teams, the Nationals and the Brewers. The power, the awe, the greatness, and everything we love about baseball is finally back. Here’s to another season of American’s pasttime, because the wait is over and baseball is back!

 

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a much needed peptalk

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth

let’s talk baseball

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This is going to be a little rant about my beloved Brewers. If you’re not in the mood for a rant, I suggest you stop reading now and go to a much happier place. The Brewers, Milwaukee’s baseball team. Where can I begin without sounding too crass or too harsh?

brief background

The team is a member of the Central Division of the MLB’s National League. The BrewCrew’s home is Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wis. And most importantly, the team was named because of it’s Milwaukee’s association with the brewing industry.

let’s talk stats

Since ’98, when the Crew made the switch from the American League to the National League they have been a pretty decent team. With one season (2002) with a measly amount of wins, a sad 59, the Crew hasn’t kept up with the record. They have been soaring high and really becoming a great team! Check this out:

Season

W

L

PCT

GB

Place

Attendance

2012 83 79 .512 14.0 2,831,385
2011 96 66 .593 1 3,071,373
2010 77 85 .475 14.0 3 2,776,531
2009 80 82 .494 11.0 3 3,037,451
2008 90 72 .556 7.5 2 3,068,458
2007 83 79 .512 2.0 2 2,869,144
2006 75 87 .463 8.5 4 2,335,643
2005 81 81 .500 19.0 3 2,211,023

Looking at the past 8 years, not a bad team, eh? (Must be the Wisconsin coming out in me). Placing in the top four, with attendance running from 2-3 million people and never having more than 66 loses in a season I would say we really are on track for a kick-ass season. Sorry to break it to you, kids. This season is the exact opposite of what the Crew has delivered in the past 8 years. As of today we are at:

Season

W

L

PCT

GB

Attendance

2013 59 75 .440 19.0 2,110,255

and I must say it is a little disappointing.

conspiracy theories

  1. Braun done it again yeah that’s right he’s been dabbling in ‘roids since high school, and he never thought anything was wrong with it (I’m sorry,, I have no sympathy for someone who continues to make the wrong mistake CONSCIOUSLY). He not only is hurting himself, but his team and fans.
  2. Buying fans off, to essentially “look the other way”- folks I went to a game last night, and the Crew has been buying their fans off. Every fan who attended a game in August received a $10.00 voucher for whatever they want! Basically, this month of giving away these vouchers resulted in a tactic to bring more fans and revenue into the Park. They have been “using” Braun’s salary for this.
  3. A big trade: John Axford to the CARDINALS! Now, I understand nothing about Axford’s career has been conventional, so the whole why should his trade be– but honestly, let’s be serious. He was one of the best thing’s the Crew had going for it. Axford, 30, leaves with a 6-7 record and 4.45 earned-run average in 62 appearances this season.

Honestly, check this out. Tell me what you think. I have a near and dear place for the Brewers, but this year is ridiculous. They are not applying themselves. They are giving up runs left and right, and no one has their head in the game. Let’s hope next season doesn’t go like this one. I know there are still 26 games left as of Sept. 1, but my confidence in them this year is dwindling–and I’m ready for their season to be over, and I think they are too.