Preach Jake Gyleajfdklafd! Preach! If this 10 second video doesn't accurately assess my feelings towards the Crew at the all star break then nothing does. Totally makes having to google search a Brokeback Mountain reference to find it worth while/I'll probably never live down having a Brokeback Mountain video on my URL history. In a related story I think I may have actually nailed Jake's last name up there by just randomly typing letters. Not even the Word paperclip spoke up with "it looks like you're trying to spell" advice.
So while I know I wrote a blog not even 7 days ago where I declared the season over, it's time to sell high and deconstruct the team blah blah blah, here are some reasons to believe in THIS season. My keyboard just laughed at me.
1. This team is simply too talented to be 9 games under .500. I mean if you would have told me before the season started that at the all star break we'd have TWO starters on the NL team (Braun and Hart) as well as Yovani making it I would have told you to put the NL Central pennant up yesterday. Like how many people are going to tune in to the All Star game tomorrow night and wonder out loud how a team almost 10 games under has two starters on the team. In fact how many people are going to tune in and ask when they got baseball in Milwaukee. Point being Ryan Braun is getting it turned around, Corey Hart is having a career year, Yovani is a bonafide ace, and the young arms in the bullpen are getting it done.
2. Baseball is a marathon not a sprint. And Brewers baseball fans should know that more than anyone. How many years have we watched this team sprint out in the first half and fade in the second half? Could the reverse happen this year? Have I completely lost it? Probably so on that last question. But even though we are past the halfway point there are still 2 and a half months of games left. And in baseball if you get hot for two weeks you can make up a lot of ground. For instance, on Friday the Brewers were 11.5 games back. They sweep the Pirates, the Reds get swept by the Phillies, and bingo bango in three days we're 8.5 games back.
3. The REDS are in first place. The friekin Reds people. And the Brewers have only played them TWICE so far this season. We still play them like 57 times (read: 12), all in the second half. Win 8 out of those 12 and cut the lead in the division in half. Not to mention Dusty Baker manages the Reds, and he chokes in September like I eat doughnuts, all the time. Dude's allergic to pennants. Also, they're the REDS.
Whew. So what would you say? I've moved on from "anger" and have seemlessly transitioned to 'bargaining'? Maybe this blog should have been titled, "My name is Jon, and I've been a Breweraholic for 26 years...." Or maybe the Brewers should start paying me to be their defense attorney! Seriously I think I just Matlocked the hell out of that argument:
400% chance I get dragged off like that after I click "submit" on this blog. Bonus word: matlock.
PS: If I'm ever in the position where I need an attorney I'm taking Ben Matlock 11 times out of 10. But what would the ultimate fictional attorney team be? Matlock, Maconahay in A Time to Kill, Denzel in Philadelphia, Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men, Adam Sandler in Big Daddy? Boom goes the litigious dynamite!