My address in college at Stevens Point was 1724 Main Street. I lived there with my buddies, Rob, John, and Travis. And like any typical college house it wasn't in the 'best' condition when we moved in, but it was serviceable. It had two fridges, one for beer and the other for beer. It had a (little used) shower, a living room, a table where we could eat Ramen and Easy Mac, and even a basement with a laundry room. Unless Mom is reading this, then it definitely did NOT have a laundry room where I could do my own laundry. Nope.
Anyhow the house remained in decent semi-dilapidated condition until one day we had our friends over for a party. It started out innocently enough; a beer spilled here, a beer spilled there, ho-hum, no bid deal. Then all of a sudden a cake gets dropped....with lit candles on top. Before you know it chair breaks. Then someone who clearly could not hold they alcohol (read: me) 'redeposits' some of it on the floor. Chips get spilled and stepped on, cigarette butts put out on the couch, yada yada yada. In the span of five hours our humble abode has turned into a disaster area with FEMA personnel on the scene! Sort of like in Old School after Mitch-a-Pooloza.
And of course there wasn't a chance we were going to clean it up. It just got worse, and worse and worse, to the point that by the time we moved out our landlord probably would have been better off pouring gas on it and lighting a match as opposed to trying to rescue his investment. To this day I haven't been back to Point since graduation and would be shocked if human beings still lived there.
Anyhow the point of all of this is a word of warning to the Brewers: Keep letting people in to your house and doing what they want, and before you know it your house is not your house anymore at all, it's a run down barely recognizable duplex in Stevens Point. I think that's the old saying right? 4-10 at home? Really? It's at the point right now where I'm looking at the schedule and waiting for the next road trip. And what has Dave Bush done to the Brewers organization? He has to have done something to someone right? Only explanation for a 1-3 record when he probably should be 4-1. Dude's only had one truly bad start. I guess either way at this point they are doing there best to mitigate a 9-14 start with a 6-4 month of May. I'm still not panicking, but the fact that I'm still typing "I'm still not panicking" in mid-May is best characterized as 'not good.' Bonus word: home.
PS: I laughed out loud at this line in the JSONLINE recap written today:
'It was the 10th loss in 14 home games for the Brewers, who are protecting Miller Park the way Rome was protected against the Visigoths.'
How long do you think the Tom Haudricourt has been waiting to work that one into a Brewers article? I had to google it just to figure out the reference. I guess it goes to show you, if you pay attention in history class you don't have to write an entire blog about your pathetic college house, you can sum it up in one sentence. Well played Haudricourt, well played.