So in case you missed it, last night The Hoff finally notched career save number 600 at Miller Park. Now truth be told I had a 'Congrats on 600 Trevor' blog written and ready for posting in April.....and May.....and June....and July....and August, but finally here on September 8th I can click 'post' baby*! So what if it took longer than expected (that's what she said)? Last night's moment was a ray of sunshine in a an otherwise gloomy year at One Miller Park Way. And even though at the beginning of the season I was saying swear words BEFORE his name as opposed to in between 'Trevor' and 'Hoffman,' you have to give it the guy, he's probably one of the classiest players to ever put on a Brewers uniform. And that's saying something. I mean Gary Sheffield played here for Christ sakes. When that guy wasn't donating his time for charity or kissing babies he was proclaiming his love for Milwaukee.
In any case last night was an emotional moment for anyone who has been watching this squad all season. I mean I cried last night for the first time since.....that.....morning. Either way that game has 'no delete' status on my DVR for years to come. And it was great for Wisconsin sports fans to see a Hall of Fame player who fell out of favor WORK his way back to the point of attaining records and fan adulation. I can think of at least one other 41 year old professional athlete who could learn something from Trevor's approach.
*You'd think with all that time I would have been able to throw this thing into spell check. But you can get proper spelling and grammar ANYWHERE. Only on Strange Brew can you feel smarter by my incompetance.
PS: The other thing I was crying about last night? My only excuse to still be watching the Brewers just went away. Like when I would tell people that I was watching the Brewers game they'd be all like "WTF man, they're awful this year!" and I'd be all like "Chillax bro, Trevor on the verge of history!" Now what do I say? "Hey man....I want to see...if they can get back to NINE games under .500!" Yikes....
Double PS: Apparently I'm still bitter about Sheffield 21 years later.