Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Closed

Thanks for the past 3 years guys it has been fun but it is time to move on

Chris

Monday, September 15, 2008

Lets clear up a misconception

A couple of commenters have the misconception that I think the Brewers are tanking just to piss me off

From Tron 7 "Chris, It's as if you think the Brewers are playing poorly just to piss you off."

and there are other people who say that.

I do not get that I have never said they doing it just to piss me off I never intended to say that. But I will say they Suck when they do.

Call it Passion or caring too much about a silly game. I would love to see the Brewers doing better I would love for them to still find a way to turn this around. But I am not going to sit here with my head in the sand pretending all is well as they collapse.

It is the blind faith, Polly Anna brand of fandom I cannot understand. I do not have the ability to just back and watch the ship sink I am from the school of "Do something anything to the bitter end" my something is bitching about how they are falling apart. Would it be better if I just pretended that everything that was fine?

You know in the end I do not care what people think of my "Fandom" it is what it is

What this weekend did was help me step back from the Brewers I just refuse to become emotionally wrapped up in what is a game. I managed to do this with the Packers a while back and I am going to try to do it with the Brewers if they win great if they do not so what. But if I think they are not putting out a good effort on the field I will comment on it here. If I think they suck I will say it. That is why I started doing this to express my feelings not Daniels or ESK or Tron 7 feeling my feelings.

So that is what I am going to continue doing and if the Blind Faith crowd does not like it so be it

There are millions of other sports blogs in the world I am sure you can find a Polly Anna Brewers blog that never rips on them no matter how bad it gets.

But please stop telling me how I should be a fan ok do that for me and I will not tell you how to live your Fandome either

Deal?

Chris

Corey Hart Watch

So after a weekend free from booing classless Milwaukee fans lets see how the looser more care free Corey Hart did.

2 for 15 with one double and one triple one run scored no runs driven in.



Go get them tiger I like this new looser you

Chris

Giving Charles Woodson some props

Something we do not do enough as fans is give guys who sign a huge free agent contract then actually play at a level that makes them worth the money credit.

We as a group will shred a Pro who takes the money and runs say like with Eric Gagne or or Jeff Suppan or Barry Zito for example. It funny the number of baseball guys that come to mind or basketball players but I am drawing a blank on football guys but know they are out there.

But you have a guy like Woodson who signed a 7 years deal with the beloved Packers for $52 Million. Can you say you have not been happy with the signing the guy plays hurt he wants to play special teams if they would let him. He is playing with a broken toe and still managed too huge interceptions in that mad 7 minutes at the end of the game one of them for a touchdown.

I am a modern fan I do not fault anyone for taking the big contract but I really appreciate the guys who take the money and still show up.

So let me take this moment to say Mr Woodson I am happy and greatful that 3 years ago you decided to join our team and I appreciate the way you are playing and I think you are worth every cent the team is playing you.

Wow that felt good I wish I could do that more often. You know how I could tell Woodson is playing well? I had to look up the numbers for his deal you all know that if you suck the fans know your contract better than your agent. So right there shows Woodson does not suck.

Thank You
Chris

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times 2

What a weekend of mixed emotions for Wisconsin sports fans.

First the bad, the Brewers went into Philly needing only a split to maintain their 4 game lead in the Wild Card division. As we all know they failed to do it our Faux Ace grooved 2 fast balls to Ryan Howard to start the party on Friday and it ended with Phillies taking game 4 on Sunday night to take all 4 games from our beloved Crew and pull into a tie with the Brewers for the WCD.

Things are looking pretty bleak on the Brewers front, I am talking Dunkirk bleak or the Surrender of Corregidor bleak. Contrary to what some people would tell you this does not make me happy in any way shape or form. Every Brewers loss chips away at my baseball soul and this September collapse is even worse than last years collapse to me.

The Brewers are not dead but they are on life support the Phillies have an incredibly easy final 4 series Atlanta, Florida Atlanta and Washington. Plus the Brewers have to start playing better and I do not know if that is possible

Who knows maybe this weekend was rock bottom for the Crew they woke up naked and rolled in a Philadelphia alley. Maybe they will find that old time religion and straighten up and fly right for the rest of the season and surprise us(Well not all of us some of you believe and believe hard don't you)

I do not really see that happening this team has not show too much character since the end of August so why should they start showing it now. But no matter how much they suck they are still our Brewers and come next February we will all be back and ready for the 2009 season and what ever it brings. Hopefully we will be talking about the amazing late September comeback of 08 and how it saved Ned Yost's job.

I will play out the string with the Crew right down to the bitter end I actually am a pretty good fan despite the nasty rumors some bum keeps spreading about me here I just am not a Pollyanna fan that is all.

On to the Best of times
The Badgers win a tough game out west and the Packers stumble in Detroit but bounce back to destroy the Lions in the final 7 minutes.

The win over a scrappy and tough Fresno State team vaulted the Badgers to number 8 in both polls they have a weak off then go to the big house to take on a Michigan program that is reeling right now. I like Wisconsin Chances in that game.

The Packers jumped out to a 21 point lead then gave it back then roared away in the final 7 minutes fueled by 2 defensive touchdowns and nice running one by Brandon Jackson. The Rogers kid is starting to show he can really play and that the Packers future is very bright as long as he can remain healthy.

The J E T S and their legions of fans learned the hard lesson yesterday Brett Favre is not a god just a really good but old quarterback. As I was watching that one play where Favre and the Running Back who was supposed to block for him got tackled for a huge loss how nice it was to see Rogers and his 24 year old legs running around like he was Randal Cunningham.


So the weekend was not a total loss I am just going to pretend the you know what at you know where by you know who in front of those fucking you know what asshole dick sucking cum guzzling fans never happen so lets never speak of it again.

So lets all enjoy the day off no games from any Wisconsin team that matters today everyone take a deep breath start thanking Odin that football is here and college basketball is just around the corner and that baseball is almost over(at least for us)

Life is too short to worry about something as silly as a bad baseball team.

Chris

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Good thing I hate Kittens



Come on Danny tell me how everything is going to be alright how we have nothing to worry about.

3 and 11 in the month of September our 4 game wild card lead gone in a weekend

You and your ilk have been ignoring reality for the whole month

When will you realize this team is in serious serious trouble

Oh and to make matters even worse Carlos Zambrano is 3 outs away from throwing a no hitter in our fucking park.

Oh year September Brewers Baseball fever Catch it.

Denial "A refusal to admit the truth of a statement"

Deny this Danny right now the Brewers Suck Ass

Chris

Zambrano working on no hitter

Update: Zambrano pitches a no hitter at Miller Park vs Astros.


He's no hit the Astros through 7. And, of course, the game is at Miller Park.

If you don't have MLBTV here's the gamecast link.

Badgers up to 8th in both polls

Lost in the Packers' win and the penultimate act of New Choke is the release of the latest college football polls. As expected, the Badgers pole-vaulted over OverratedSU (now 13th in the AP, 14th in the Coaches) and not-as-expected (except by the party-sans here) jumped past Auburn to move to 8th in both polls.

For those that think Fresno State was a patsy, the pollsters disagree; they're still 25th in the AP and the first team in the "other" category in the Coaches.

Game 2 Thread of Positive Thinking



The night cap game will be a blowout in the Brewers favor. I've decided to bring some positive thoughts and energy towards the Brewers because they need it. Plus they got the guy above pitching. Isn't that what he was brought here for anyways? Come on Jeff pitch us into the post season and get us a win tonight.

It's the same lineup for the Crew as the opener. They face Brett Myers on 3 days rest.

RF Corey Hart
SS J.J. Hardy
2B Ray Durham
1B Prince Fielder
LF Ryan Braun
CF Mike Cameron
3B Craig Counsell
C Jason Kendall
RHP Jeff Suppan

With no further ado let's get a win!

Brewers Fire AAA Manager

In a somewhat surprising move the Brewers did fire a manger but it wasn't Ned Yost. Instead, they let go AAA manager Frank Kremblas because the Brewers felt there was no future for him with the big league club.

Hopefully, this is more of a message that the Brewers don't have a lot of faith in Kremblas's managing and less so that Yost is very safe.

A message for the Milwaukee Brewers




You Bunch of Huge September Choke Artists
When they lose the final game tonight to the Phillies they will have been swept and will have choked up the wild card lead.

Trust me I am a professional Doomsayer so I know of what I speak

I am not going to even bother with the night cap game. Dont really care for the Brewers at this moment. Their second September collapse has really soured me on baseball for the moment.

Hey the Packers won big today after a scare so the day was not a total loss

Chris

GAME TWO OF THE AARON ROGERS ERA OPEN THREAD oh yeah and the Brewers game one

The Packers go for back to back wins to start off the season and the Aaron Rogers era

They travel to Ford field in Detroit to take on the really bad real life fantasy team that Matt Millen put together. It is funny how the anti TT crowd is even thought he has had success can you imagine what it must be like having Millen as your GM?

Ok Game info
Packers vs. Lions at Ford Field

Kick off is at Noon CDT

TV Fox and NFL Sunday Ticket if you are a subscriber(I am not this year good thing I live in Wisconsin)

So join the rest of the crowd here at the WSB to follow the Pack

You can also talk about those choke artists we call a baseball team

Go Pack Go and Please win a game Brewers ;)

Chris

Couple of Updates

Brewers line up
Brewers
RF Corey Hart
SS J.J. Hardy
2B Ray Durham
1B Prince Fielder
LF Ryan Braun
CF Mike Cameron
3B Craig Counsell
C Jason Kendall
RHP Dave Bush

Grant and Woodson to play in today's game.

2008 NFL Week 2

Last week sucked to the tune of 6-10 ATS and 1-1 O/U, and the hard drive on the desktop is dying. Let's get this Texan-less week done quickly so you can get some dough. Yes, I did change the post time to 10:54 am from 11:44 am so I don't trip all over the Packer/Brewer open thread.

Green Bay (-3) @ Detroit - Everything screams, "TRAP!" about this game except one thing; it's not Turkey Day.
Indianapolis (-2.5) @ Minnesota - The rust comes off this week.
Chicago @ Carolina (-3) - Taketh the home team.
Oakland (+3.5) @ Kansas City - Two-headed quarterbacks do not work in the NFL.
Tennessee @ Cincinnati (pick'em) - You've got to be kidding me; a Kerry Collins-led team not a road dog? Jump on this one.
New Orleans @ Washington (+1) - I dislike teams with early injuries. Take the under-42.
NY Giants (-8.5) @ St. Louis - The Lambs lay down for everybody.
Buffalo (+4.5) @ Jacksonville - Again, injuries kill. Mental note; find a replacement for Mo-Jo.
Atlanta (+7) @ Tampa Bay - You may like the points, you may want the points, and any honest bookie will give you the points, BUT YOU'RE NOT GONNA NEED THEM! Hotlanta's suddenly a big-play team, and the Bucs are a big-play-giving team. Take the over-37.5.
San Francisco (+7) @ Seattle - This is your Game of the Weak.
Miami @ Arizona (-7) - The Cards will have to overcome the Egg Appearance Curse, but since it's the Dolphins, book it!
New England @ NY Jets (-1) - All streaks come to an end...except Brett Favre's.
San Diego @ Denver (-1) - Injury Discount comes into play again.
Pittsburgh (-6) @ Cleveland - The dominance will continue unabated.
Philadelphia (+7) @ Dallas - Philly's too stout for this kind of beatdown by the bookies.

Well will the Brewers step away from the edge or jump?



They have to win one of two games today to maintain their slim wild card lead. Winning both would actually put them back where they started with Phillie down 4 games

Anyone think they will take both with their 4 and 5 starters going today?

The Cubs play Houston today in wonderful Miller Park due to the Hurricane flushing out Houston so we get to stick it too dumb ass Cubs fans again who will be paying Marque Prices to see their team play in a modern dry stadium. The sad part is we actually have to root root root for the Cubs because a Cub win slows down the Astros WC Juggernaut.

This is why I am so down on the Brewers if they had played even .500 baseball so far in September we would be talking playoffs like it was a done deal.

Oh Corey Hart nice 0-4 yesterday sure hope you keep up your loose play in the Double Header today. Corey if you are going to open your mouth back it up with your play do not go all Prince on us ok.

Ok two games today to punish you and tear at your soul

Game One
Bush vs. Blanton at Citizens Bank Little League Ball Park

First pitch is at 12:35pm CDT

TV: FSN | RADIO: The Website says TMJ but we all know that is wrong since the Packers are playing today so you will have to hunt for your local Brewers fall back position on your radio dial.

Game Two
Suppan vs. Myers at the same place

First pitch is at 6:35pm CDT so you will have to tear yourself from NBC's football night in American coverage should not be all that hard.

MLB is saying it is on FSN and WTMJ which may be correct if the Packers post game stuff is done.

It is time for this team to make a stand and win a game that matters in September

Plain and simple

I am going to combine the open thread for game one and the Packers game

hope to see you there

Chris, a ridiculous doomsayer and the Brewers number one b-grade fan AKA The Rat.

Wisconsin gets it down late into the night.

In spite of a WAC officiating Crew that had to be on the take, despite having quarterback Allen Evridge forget how to throw the ball in the second half. And they also managed to over come a couple of big plays by their host Fresno State.

In the end it was the number 10 ranked Badgers who were whooping it up when the 5th Quarter started. Praise be to Odin.

It was a very good open thread last night started out a little slow but really picked up in the second half of the game.

I was over all very happy with what I saw from Wisconsin they should have had at least 10 more points and they have to cut the penalties out but I am grading pretty loose on this game.

They went out all the way to the West coast and played a team that is very good at home in a tough stadium and they Took Care of Business. They did not let the mistakes or the inept performance by the WAC officials stop them. The Defense found ways to get it done and in the end. The Offense got the most important 10 yards of the night, when their last possession started on their own one foot line after the ball took an amazing bounce for Fresno State on their last punt. With their back up QB running they show they hammered out the 10 yards they needed in two play to get the first down and secure the win.

It was weird as close as the score was you never felt Wisconsin was in trouble(outside of that manic period in the third quarter when they started to melt down)They always seemed to make the play to stop drives or to force Fresno State to attempt long field goals. Give Thanks to Odin that Fresno's kicker had a horrible night missing 3 field goals. That was the difference in the game right there.

Right now with that win and the losses by OverratedSU to USC and the continued collapse of the Michigan football program Wisconsin is the king of the Big Ten. Until someone one knocks them off the top of the mountain the Big Ten BCS bid is theirs to lose.

A fun night of football which helped take our minds off of a certain baseball team that has forgotten how to play. For that I am very grateful it was fun to enjoy sports for a couple of hours last night.

On to Michigan next week and the start of the Big Ten season. Look for Wisconsin to jump up to 8th in both polls is my prediction.

On Wisconsin
Chris

A quick parting thought. You have to give OverratedSU credit for scheduling teams like the Condoms but damn if you are going to play those types of teams at least make an effort to look like you belong on the same stage with them. Once again the Buckeyes game the Big Ten a black eye by laying another egg on the national stage.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Time for the Badgers to Salvage the Day. Open Thread

Well it is not all doom and gloom here at the WSB a Badger win could go a long way to salvage the day.

As I write this the Buckeyes are doing their usual shit themselves on National TV act getting pummeled by USC. Michigan got hammered by the Domers.

So the Badgers could stake out a claim at the top of the Big Ten with a convincing win tonight in the Valley


I bad of a feeling I had going into the Brewers game I have a very good feeling about this Badgers game no clue why just feeling good about the game.

So if you are watching the game jump in the open thread and speak your mind

On Wisconsin
Chris

Wild Card Lead down to 2 games



Brewers lose again in Philly

3 and 9 in September Offense is stuck in Neutral starting pitching is showing cracks after a great run

The Wild Card Lead is down to 2 games it could be gone by tomorrow night

I am worried very worried

But I am sure the Blind Faith Crowd is as cool as the other side of the pillow

hell we still have a 2 game lead in the Wild Card Division right.

All is well remain calm

Hey I see Corey Hart went 0-4 sure glad he is playing more Loose on the road I would hate to see what he would do if he was tight.

Guess what Corey you keep this up and you will be back to playing in front of 11,000 every night and Miller Park will be super quiet for you.

This really is starting to suck

Chris a ridiculous doomsayer and the Brewers number one b-grade fan AKA The Rat.

Oh Yeah There is More to Life than Baseball

A lot of good football to watch today including a huge Wisconsin Fresno State Tilt.

How the mighty have fallen when Wisco vs. Fresno St is a more important game than Michigan vs. The Domers. Not that won't be a fun game to watch shame they both cannot lose.

Michigan vs. Domers is on NBC at 2:43pm CDT

The the biggest game of the day Condoms vs. Nuts aka Trojans vs. Buckeyes out in California. ABC 7pm CDT

Then the game that means the most to Wisconsin people

Wisconsin travels to the San Fernando Vally to take on Fresno State.

A huge game for Wisconsin because it is their last non conference test before they start Big Ten play. And it will be a huge test Fresno State is ranked 21 so this will be an impressive win if they can pull it off

I do not know why but I have a feeling Wisconsin will win this one going away. I respect Fresno St. but I feel or my hope is that by the 4th quarter our big O-Line will have worn them down and our three headed monster at RB will be running amok over the Fresno St. Defense.

The Badger game does not start till 9:30pm so it will be a late night if you are staying up to watch the game.

So a great way to spend a rainy day(if you are in Wisconsin it is a rainy day) Watch Football and The Brewers and then we can really have fun tomorrow with the Double header and the Packers.

Off to go get snacks and more beer

On Wisconsin
Chris

The Ventures Live: Wipe Out Live in Japan 65



Something a little more pleasant than the Gummy Bear song one of my favorite old "surf" bands from the 60's The Ventures.

This is footage from a Show in Japan in 1965 before I was even born great stuff a lot of the modern bands could not hold these guys jocks when it comes to playing live.

I was introduced to these guys from my father who used to play them in the garage on his old Reel to Reel machine. Good times man Good times.

enjoy and if you like this kind of music I highly recommend getting their "Live in Japan 65" Album(yes I said album) 29 songs of surf music goodness for your listening pleasure.

Chris

Thank the Gods, A Rain Out

I cannot think of a MLB team or fan base that needed a rain out more than the Milwaukee Brewers and their fans. I hope the guys on the team put the extra night off in Philly to good use. No matter how they spent it be it at a bible study or by having 3 Asian hookers sent to their room. If it can calm then down and help loosen them up I am all for it. If it were me I would have made a bee line to Gino's to get a Cheese Steak then I would have walked across the street to Pats to have another. MMMMMMM cheese steak who needs God or Asian hookers when you can have a sandwich of grilled meat and cheese whiz ;) Not that I am bashing Asian hookers.

So we all had a Friday night to go do something other than worry about the Brewers it was kind of refreshing and hell they even managed to gain a game on the Cards but that does not do us much good does it since the Cards have finally come back to the mean and are not really part of the Wild Card race. Losing to the Pirates will do that too you.

So we will see if the rain out has some kind of Bull Durham effect on the Brewers

Today's game info
Parra vs Hamels at Citizens Bank Little League Park.

First pitch is at 2:55pm CDT


TV: FOX | RADIO: WTMJ 620/BRN Game is on Big Fox so plan accordingly.

Ok this is all come down to the simple equation of you win you are in. The Brewers need to start winning games and they will make the playoffs they need to win a lot of the remaining games so why not start today.

Parra needs to get back to his winning ways and it sounds like a lot of his troubles have not been not having his stuff, it is he is not trusting his stuff. Manny you do not suck so just see what Kendal calls shake your head yes and throw the damn pitch. Come on son it is time to say "Damn the torpedoes" and pitch your team to a win.

The Brewers have had some success with Cole Hamels I think they chances of a win are better today, than it was going up against a guy like Moyer.

Oh and not to sound like a broken record it would not hurt if the Bats put 7 or 8 runs on the Phillies today.

Oh and it is all kinds of sick, but we all need to become the worlds biggest Cubs fans till the Houston Chicago series is over. No matter where it is played. Right now getting in the playoffs is more important than catching the Cubs and the best chance we have of another team cooling the red hot Astros down is this three game Cubs series. Like I said get into the playoffs as the Wild Card and you still have a chance.

Do or Die time folks and we all know it they have to get a split out of this weekend or they dead in the water.

I personally am feeling a little better about their chances after rain out I guess I needed a day off too(No Bible Classes or Asian Hookers for me and sadly no cheese steak either) Now if they lay an egg today I am climbing right back out on my ledge but for this morning they can take the suicide watch off.

Hell I am only a B Grade fan anyway so I can stop caring so much.

Lets get it done.

Hurray Beer
Chris a ridiculous doomsayer and the Brewers number one b-grade fan AKA The Rat.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Cubs-Astros...in Milwaukee?

Maybe.
Suddenly it seems that a Cubs-Astros series under the dome at Miller Park is not so far-fetched.

Major League Baseball was considering moving the key series between National League Central contenders to Milwaukee on Sunday and Monday, according to two baseball sources. If the plan goes through, details, including game times and ticket procedures, would be announced Saturday.

Brewers spokesman Tyler Barnes confirmed that the team is on stand-by, and is waiting for direction from MLB.


That would be so weird to watch the team the Brewers are chasing and the one chasing the Brewers down play in Milwaukee of all places.

Open Thread of the Rats Jump Ship: NO GAME

UPDATE: The game has been postponed due to rain...likely to be made up in a double header Sunday.


As evidence by the "Choke" thread that sat atop this space most of the day, some folks have decided the season is over. Not us! We are in it til the end!

2B Rickie Weeks
SS JJ Hardy
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
RF Corey Hart
CF Mike Cameron
3B Bill Hall
C Jason Kendall
P Manny Parra

The turnaround starts today! F' Cole Hamels, even if his poop is used as currency in Clearwater. I don't care if he owns the Brewers, or if the starting third basemen, Susan Hall, is 2-12 with no extra base hits against him. So he has made Rickie Weeks look foolish on many occasions and struck out Corey Hart 6 out of 10 times. So what if Ned Yost is skipperin' like it's the Valdez. The Brewers have a three game cushion and not even a sweep in Philly knocks em out of the playoffs.

Goonies never say die.








What it takes to make it to the level of A grade Brewers fan.

Near as I can tell you only need one thing and one thing only Blind Faith in the Brewers.

You must never doubt them no matter that they have a 26 history of failure or that this squad has a 4 year run of at best coming up short in the crunch(2006 they actually regressed)

You must ignore that fact they are 3 and 7 over their last 10 games and split with the worse team in the NL on their home field.

I have been labeled as a B grade fan by someone of no consequence I have no problem with that

Lets see what gets you a B grade as a Brewers fan.

I have/had tickets to at least 10 home games.

I have actually traveled to another city to watch the Brewers play on a couple of occasions once this year.

I have either watched in person or on TV or listened to on the Radio close to 130 games of the 147 games the Brewers have played this season. Hell a lot of the big wins I re watch the next morning on MLB.TV using the archive feature.

I care enough about the Brewers that I let it effect how I feel about non baseball things(Their losing that double header in July of last year to St. Louis ruined my experience at the Buffet Concert seriously I was so pissed at the Brewers I could not enjoy a Buffet Show)

I plan vacations so I can try and see the Brewers play on the road.

all of this and more but I am only a B grade fan because I lack the one thing that would make me jump up to that A level

Blind Fucking Faith and the ability to ignore the collapse while it is happening.

Amazing isn't it?

Well I have never been big on blind faith in anything so I am resigned to live out my life as a B grade Brewers fan.

I am what I am.
Chris a ridiculous doomsayer and the Brewers number one b-grade fan

A number of reason Corey Hart needs to Shut The Fuck Up

As all of you know probably know by know Corey Hart said they were playing "looser" since they were on the road and away from Miller Park where the mean Milwaukee fans were booing him and his teammates, while they went through the motions as they staged another September Collapse.

Well as one of those fans who has been known to boo this years version of the Milwaukee Brewers for their bad play at times I have a few numbers Mr Hart needs to stop and think about before he calls out the Milwaukee fans. This goes for some of his teammates also.

First number $0.444 Million: how much money you made because you can play a children's game very well(most of the time) There are people who read this blog who are far smarter than you who will never see that kind of money in 10 years let alone in a year. But a lot of them plunk down some of that hard earned cash to come out to the old ball park to see you guys swinging at strikes three pitches that were practically rolled up to home plate well not Billy Hall he is swinging before the pitcher throws the ball.

Second number 26 years: How many years Milwaukee fans have suffered without playoff baseball so forgive us when we get a bit testy as we watch you and your teammates fail once again.

.500 ball: All you and your teammates needed to play this September or last September to get into the playoffs, in case you forgot you did not manage to do it. Just another reason we are a bit angry out here in Brewers Fan Land.

3 million: how many tickets we mean booing fans bought this season. You know Milwaukee is the smallest market in baseball right but we are in the top ten in attendance.

8 million plus: The number of votes we booing assholes cast for you so your ungrateful ass could be the in the last All-Star game every played in Yankee Stadium voting you in over a guy who played for a New York team. Let me explain that to you Corey two boroughs of NYC equal the population of Wisconsin but we managed to out vote them to get you in that game. I guess we can type and boo at the same time.

0: number of runs you have driven in Since September 1st

I could go on for hours Corey but I wont. Here is a word of advice for you and your teammates, get a couple of hits when you come up with the bases loaded and less than 2 outs hell move a runner from 2nd to 3rd without using up all three outs once or twice. Win a couple of games when the pressure is on and maybe we will stop busting your stones.

Sincerely,
Chris a ridiculous doomsayer and the Brewers number one b-grade fan

The trip to the woods cancelled you guys are stuck with me for the weekend

Too far to drive to chance having to spend all weekend sitting in the trailer.

Plus if I do not post this place is as quiet as a library.

Stand by this afternoon for my feelings on Corey Harts statement about the booing at Miller Park.

There is a lot of other sports things to cover too besides the Brewers collapse.

Badgers have a huge game tomorrow night and there is a Packers game Sunday

So even with the Brewers blowing it there is a lot to be fired up for this weekend.


talk at you later

Chris, a ridiculous doomsayer and the Brewers number one b-grade fan.(oh yeah I now have a title for the rest of the baseball season.

Now the Offical Drink on the Milwaukee Brewers.




Another September another collapse

The Brewers will be out of the wild card lead by Monday.

I am out of here see you all Sunday night when you can either tell me how wrong I was or worship me for having the ability to see into the future.

Yost and Melvin have to go.

Really tired of this team lying down and dying in September.

Chris

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Open Thread of Sof' Tossin'

2B Rickie Weeks
SS J.J. Hardy
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
RF Corey Hart
CF Mike Cameron
3B Bill Hall
C Jason Kendall
RHP Ben Sheets

Jamie Moyer is the type of pitcher that eats the Brewers alive.  No hard stuff, tons of change-ups, and excellent control.  Strangely, he has not had a ton of success against the Crew.

Game starts in 2 hours.  Go Crew!!

We Dance in Celebration, enjoy this catchy little ear worm



"Oh I am a gummy bear" I have had that stuck in my head for days now damn kids

Chris

As nice as yesterdays win was,

3 and 7 will not cut it on this road trip, The Brewers have a chance to put the Phillies behind them and reel in the Cubs and get some payback on the pesky but still shitty Reds(66-80 qualifies you as shitty).

This is a huge road trip and I will be honest I am almost glad they are going on the road They have not been all that stellar at Miller Park since the break, while they have been pretty damn good on the road since the break.

Every win in this next 4 games takes 2 games off our magic number(with the Phillies) So while normally I would be happy with a split this is not a two team race the team that really scares me is Houston they are coming like a freight train and they pretty much play Pittsburgh the rest of the month. Believe it or not the Cubs might be the team that saves our wild card berth. The only real teams the Astros play this month are Florida and Chicago. So the Cubs could cool off the Astros while we are TCBing against the Phillies and the Wild Card could start to look like a much stronger lock than it does now.

You have to hope the comeback win yesterday coupled with the road trip act as a catalyst to fire up the Brewers offense and get it humming again.

Easier said than done but they need to relax and just play the game they are pressing big time. I guess all that talk about how they learned from last years run was bullshit.

Phillie is beatable Florida went in there and took two of 3 from them so the Brewers going 3-1 is very possible but so is getting swept. They have to hit plain and simple.

16 games left, 16 games to make everything they did this season worth it. We all know if this team gets hot they are capable of going 14 and 2 in this last 16 but we also know they are capable of going 2 and 14. There is no .500 in this team it is all or nothing strike out or home run. They are what they are.

It would nice to go into that band box of a stadium the Phillies play in and have our home run bats come back to life.

As huge as the win yesterday was it means nothing if they gack up this series.

Today's game info
Sheets vs. Father Time aka Moyer at Citizens Bank Little League Park.

First pitch is at 6:06pm CDT EAST COAST BASEBALL ALERT.

TV: FSN | RADIO: WTMJ 620/BRN

Can Sheets put back to back gems together we really need him to be at his best and the bats need to forget it is Ben on the mound and go out and score some fucking runs.

See the Ball Hit the Ball, Catch the ball throw the ball. Simple game just relax and have fun.

Magic number is 13(for all three teams chasing us)

Hurray Beer
Chris

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Interesting Yankee Fact

No Yankee has ever collected 3000 hits with the team. The all time leader is Lou Gehrig:

Jeter sent an 0-2 pitch from Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ervin Santana into left field for his 2,519th hit. Only Lou Gehrig (2,721) has more hits in a Yankees uniform.

I have to admit, I did not know that. You think the evil empire, and you think gaudy stats of all types. I never realized they had never had a 3000 hit guy. Jeter will probably change that in a few years, but still. That's a lot of history without one of the most hallowed numbers in baseball.

One Afternoon Makes It All Better

Phillies lost!  Either the Cubs or Cardinals will also lose. 

Nothing to worry about folks!

Open Thread of Baseball!!

Let's all just relax and enjoy a baseball game today shall we?  C.C. is pitching, it's September 10th and the Brewers have a 3 game lead on a playoff spot.  If it's difficult for you to find optimism in that, then you should reevaluate your life.  Your entire life.  If you decide it's all too much to bear, please, take Ron Santo with you.

Durham
Hardy 
Braun 
Fielder
Kapler
Cameron
Counsell
Kendall
Sabathia

Thank God, Mike Rivera remains safely on the bench after a marathon game last night.

While You Plummet To Your Death

remember, the Brewers currently have the 5th best record in all of baseball, a three game cushion on the playoffs, and CC Sabathia pitching today.  And we are crying like they are on their way to 100 losses.

Get a grip folks, step away from the ledge, and look at the forest.  It's much more appealing than those Bill Hall trees.

Like it or not we must continue to document the disaster

AKA Today's game info

Sabathia vs. Arroyo at the House of Horrors that Miller Park has become.

First pitch is at 1:05pm CDT DAY BASEBALL ALERT

TV: WMLW 41 | RADIO: WTMJ 620, ESPN Deportes 1510/BRN I wonder if the collapse sounds better or worse in Spanish?

CC is coming CC is coming he will save us he will smite our enemies.

Hopefully he will bring his bat today since he will have to hit a solo shot then pitch a no hitter to TCB but we know he can do it.

CC will stand in the breech and in his best English Sergeant Major voice will yell "Hold the line Men for God King and Country Hold the line"


Then he will look behind him and see the Bats have all abandoned him and he will be sliced to ribbons by the horde of Reds

Sorry I am on top of the Bunker ladder about ready to slam the door shut before the mushroom cloud appears.

Go Brewers Go
Chris

5000 internet dollars if you can name the battle that painting is portraying

Now for something to take your mind off the Brewers



well I find it funny

Chris

Do not rule out ending the season in 4th place.

Yes I am totally pissed off at the Milwaukee Brewers so I am not cutting them any slack at the moment. But it is not that much of a stretch to believe the Brewers could end the season in 4th place in the NL Central. St Louis has pulled with in 3.5 games with Houston charging hard at 4 games back.

The Brewers and their AWOL offense play one more game on this home stand from hell then go on a 10 game three city road trip. Right now they could easily lose all 4 in Phillie since CC is not pitching in any of those games and there is no way the Brewers offense can go head to head with the Phillies.

This home stand has been a disaster of Epic proportions how the hell can you go 2 and 7 at home when to of the 3 teams you played are practically AAA ball clubs.

Well one good thing that might come out of this massive implosion if they do not make the playoff I do not see how Mr A can bring back Yost.

Last nights game what can you say once again the Brewers had a young pitcher on the ropes in the first inning and only got one run and then preceded to let him mystify them at home plate for the next 5 innings or so. This team is totally inept at home plate right now. It is hard to watch them blow scoring chance after scoring chance.

Oh and Fuck Mike Cameron 5ab last night no hits and 3k's I think 2 with the bases loaded.

Prediction when the season is over we will find out that Braun is playing much more hurt than we believe and that is why he is hitting so poorly right now.

Prince should have taken that 60 million when they offered it to you.

Bill Hall should not be in the line up no matter what hand the pitcher throws with.

What is really sad about this is the Cubs are having their usual late season collapse and we cannot enjoy it since the suddenly suck ass Brewers refuse to take advantage of the Cubs suckage. Face it the Brewers could easily be in first place right now and think of how the asshole Cubs fans would be wailing. But know the Brewers are going to deny us that pleasure. Just like they have denied us the pleasure of the playoffs.

So that begs the question which choke is worse last year or this year?

Oh and all that talk about how being in the race last year hardened this team can be tossed out the window as the bull shit it really is. They got to crunch time and this team once again pissed it's self and now they are getting ready to run like a French Canadian from a save from the playoffs.

But like I said the bright side to all of this is only 17 more games left before they fire Ned Yost. So every dark cloud does have a silver lining.

Now there is a slight chance the Brewers might go on the road and the change of scenery might wake their bats up who knows but I have my doubts.

Shame such a good year is going to end like this.

resigned to our fate
Chris

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