I don't care if your ERA is 1.50 or 14.50 (both of which we have seen from Trevor in his two years here), this is still the most badass entrance for any baseball player ever. Can you imagine being a rookie in the on deck circle watching this? I think I'd just tip my cap, clean out my jock, and head back to the locker room. Although that scenario involves me in an athletic situation, so whether it was Hoffman's intro or not you could just pencil in that last part.
__________ so I just tipped my cap, cleaned my jock, and headed to the locker room.
Anyway I was actually going to write a blog last week to the effect of, 'at what point do the Brewers acknowledge their season is over and just get Trevor save opportunities so can make it to 600,' but I got caught up with guys getting hit with ice cream trucks and pseudo Oregon Trail trailers. Then I kept clicking related videos on youtube and before you know it bingo bango my whole week was gone without writing the one blog I wanted to. Sigh. Another victory for the internet. Running it's record to 12103-0 versus me. Now I know how the Washington Generals feel.
In any case I was at a wedding on Saturday so I missed the acutal game, but in case you missed it Ken Macha threw Hoffman a save chance on Saturday in a 5-2 game and he locked it down 1, 2, 3. So FINALLY that gigantic sign in centerfield that has the countdown to 600 got changed from 596 to 597. That had to be brutal to walk by every home game on the way to the bullpen. This would be like if I had to stare at a sign that had the date of my last date on it everyday. Just depressing. So I'm happy Macha made the right call here and.............wait.....did I just type 'Macha made the right call'? Welp, time to get on my unicorn and head home I suppose.
Seriously though this needed to happen. It's been a long and annoying season and this will at least provide some entertainment until the NFL regular season starts. It will probably bolster ticket sales at home once he gets within one as well. Make no mistake though, this will be Hoffmans last year in Milwaukee. Axford is younger, his offspeed pitches are faster than Hoffman's best fastball, and he's got the best mustache in the game. Honestly, Hoffman throws it 86mph and has no curly mustache. Axford throws it 96mph and has a curly mustache. It's science.
Look at that thing! It's amazing batters can even swing staring at that. Can you imagine how many women he gets at the bars with this thing? Just a tractor beam of hotness. Note to self: grow out handlebar mustache, slay the ladies. Mustaches 101.