Playing Instead of Watching
I didn’t see the game last night because I was playing football. We had some nice fall weather, not too hot, a cool wind, and darkness around 7:30. It’s amazing and outstanding that I missed a meaningful baseball game in such conditions, and a testament to how far the Brewers have come.
Sure, it’s no fun to lose, but the Cardinals really needed a sweep, and they didn’t get it. They can’t feel that good about the series, and they are worse off now than when it started; 3.5 games back, 4 in the loss column, but with only 29 games to go. That’s a tall order. Not insurmountable, by any means, but very difficult.
Time is the Brewers best friend. Every game that goes by without losing the lead brings them closer to the playoffs. It’s nice to not be chasing at this point.
College football starts tonight, as Wake Forest takes on Baylor. Uhm, really? I know Wake Forest is ranked and all, but that’s the best we can do to kick off the college season? Lame.
Thankfully the Pros are just one week away.
Did Carlos Villanueva “Wake Up” The Cardinals?
No. That’s stupid. If the threat of being eliminated from playoff contention was less motivating than Carlos Villanueva’s emotional display, then the Cardinals are huge losers who don’t deserve to be in the playoffs anyway.
A Random Scout on Ben Sheets:
Brewers right-hander Ben Sheets: "His stuff just hasn't been crisp since the All-Star break. His pitches have lacked bite and it seems like he's really laboring. Something isn't right with this guy."
Football Outsider Aaron Schatz recently did an interview on ESPN First Take. He thinks the Packers are Super Bowl Contenders, the Giants will regress, and the Ravens will surprise everyone. Find out why here.
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