Dave Bush is the best pitcher the Brewers have right now. How does that sentence strike you? And the really bonkers thing? It's not even close. Compare his starts to Wolf's, Suppan's, Davis's, hell even Gallardo's and Dave is in a class by himself. I feel like I'm writing a science fiction novel with these sentences! This is like Dan Gadzuric playing productive minutes, the Packers special teams NOT getting called for holding, or DJ Jazzy Jeff not getting kicked out of the Banks residence.
I'm on to Dave Bush's tricks though. He's a tease. Watching him pitch over the past 5 seasons is like watching a mediocre TV show that gives you JUST enough entertainment to justify turning it on every week. And there you sit week after week, waiting for it to give you a full season of entertainment and reward your dedication. Come to think of it, Dave Bush is a lot like watching The Real World. 57 minutes of every episode is total garbage but then at the end of every show you get something like this in the last minute:
Which then transitions directly into the next episode and 57 more minutes of my life gone: "Well I'm going to need some kind of resolution on this slap....better heat up some hot pockets and get comfortable." Diabolical! And just like The Real World slap fight, Dave Bush gives us like one or two starts a year where he flirts with a no hitter (against Toronto in 2008 and Philly in 2009) or tosses a complete game shut out to keep us interested before going 9-10 with an ERA of 4.50. But every once in a while you get a season like Real World: Las Vegas that is just non-stop fights, boozing, gambling and drama! A veritable buffet of must see TV. So basically we're waiting for Dave Bush: Las Vegas. Could this be the year? He should be 3-0 with an ERA under 2.50, and right now when I look at the 'probable starters' for every game I feel most confident when I see his name.
So it's wait and see for now, but wasn't it nice last night to have a comfortable win? Like I almost missed having 17 heart attacks in the 9th inning watching our bullpen fritter away a 4 run lead. Honestly the bullpen has been so bad I was rooting for tack on runs up 8-1 in the top of the 9th. Is there such a thing as a 7 run save? Because I think it should count as one for as bad as our pitching has been. Minus Dave Bush of course. Bonus word: dave.
PS: The Real World Seattle is in my top 3 Real World's of all time.
1. Real World Las Vegas
2. Real World Seattle
3. Real World San Diego
That slap of Irene in the video above is like the Kennedy video for my generation. Like we all remember where we were when Stephen slapped Irene and threw her teddy bear in the river. Also their job that season was working at a radio station. All they did was drink beer and interview bands. Better than any career day I had in high school.