WHOOOOOOO! Man does that get you jacked up or what! I feel like I could lift a car/take an extra long nap today. If Ken Macha doesn't play this before the homestand starts tomorrow he is outside of his mind. Wait does Ken know about youtube? Or email? Aw man I just typed in "Ken Macha" into a facebook search and he doesn't even have a facebook profile. There is a potpourri of "Fire Ken Macha," "Doug Melvin needs to fire Ken Macha," and "Ken Macha eats cat poop" fan pages though. Well I'm not taking any chances. Time to make a VHS copy and mail it off today just in case. Load it up with 17 stamps and everything.
In any case starting tomorrow the Crew begins a 9 game homestand against Minnesota, Seattle, and Houston. The last two of which are last place teams. For as dreadful as the Brewers have been at Miller Park this year you feel like this is probably their last chance to salvage any part of the season before inevitably trading Prince Fielder and waiting for next year. In fact I've already got the "Trade Prince Fielder" blog written, I've just been holding off until I truly believe the season to be over. So considering I still hold out hope for THIS season I'd expect to post that blog sometime in 2014. With that said during the course of these 9 games you would think they have to go something like 13-0 right? Alright maybe 6-3, or even 7-2?
The really stupifying thing about the last couple of weeks of games is that they have gotten better pitching. Like a lot better pitching. As in during the 6 game road trip their starter's ERA's were UNDER 3 better pitching. And yet a 3-3 road trip. Manny Parra may actually have gotten his act together and Corey Hart is flat out raking. Yet this team is still 11 games under .500. Which leads me to my next question, the season Corey Hart is putting together is a little like winning 20 million dollars in the lottery but being 19.99 million dollars in debt to the IRS right? Or owning an HDTV without the proper cables? It's fun to look at but all for not because the team can't win? And you know there is a 200% chance he hits .240 next year with 10 home runs and 47 RBI for the entire season.
So I am flat out BEGGING the Brewers to get it together this week. We are just too far away from preseason football to already be completely done with baseball. But we're close. So close in fact that this is my first Brewers blog in like a week. Hell I've got two friekin soccer blogs on here during baseball season. I've got a video of a guy chugging spaghetti sauce. So for the sake of everyone let's get streak going! Bonus word: streak.
PS: Say what you will about William Wallace but he's got nothing on Tim Allen's epic rant in Galaxy Quest. That's the kind of stuff legends are made of. Like it should almost have a disclaimer before that scene so you have a chance to mentally prepare yourself to feel like you can take on the world.
Double PS: My only gripe with this montage is the "They make take our lives....but they'll never take our fr....Indepence Day!" Bill Pullman just stomping all over Braveheart right there. Par for the course with Pullman though. A man allergic to understanding the moment.