Things were not so happy as the Brewers dropped a big one on "Happy Days Night" last night. It's unfortunate that, before a crowd that includes all of the stars of the Happy Days minus the narrator from Arrested Development, we couldn't pull off a win. It's unfortunate that 10 hits, including 2 doubles, could only netted us 2 runs. One reason for that was stupidly aggressive 3rd base coach Dale Sveum. In the post game interview, Sveum made it clear that he doesn't value outs very much. Bases loaded with one out and some big bats coming up strikes me as a much better position to be in than runners on first and third with probably two outs (but a teeny-tiny chance at a run? Maybe?). It's also unfortunate that Sheets didn't look particularly Acey, but it would be nice to give the brotha a little run support. He's had a rough record lately, but still has a sub-3 ERA over the last 10 games [ed. I meant sub-4. Oooops]. He'll get us some more wins this season. Let's just hope this isn't the game where the Brewers "jumped the shark."
Meanwhile, the Cardinals lost to the Pirates while the Cubs blanked the pathetic Reds. Harden got his first win a Wrigley. The Brewers remain 2.5 games up on the Cards and drop to 6 games behind the North-siders.
In other Milwaukee sports news, this morning's Olympic basketball contest is Team USA featuring Michael Redd squaring off against Andrew Bogut and the Australian Boomer team. You can watch it here if you're up early enough (7am). Here is Fanhouse's live blog. The winner will take on the winner of Greece/Argentina for the gold. The United States and Australia are the two highest scoring teams, and the Boomers, minus one Andrew Bogut, gave the Americans a run for their money in an exhibition game prior to the Olympics, losing 87-76. That includes a second half in which the Boomers outscored the Americans 47-43. Ehhh, it probably won't really be close, but I wanted to try and build it up a little bit.
UPDATE: Bogut injured. Will undergo an MRI.
A few links and stuff:
Below is a fun video of a Sunday conversation with CC Sabathia. Don't you just love that smile?
Here is Deadspin's Wisconsin football preview. Apparently they let some pig-f[arm]er write it.
Bugs & Cranks has the Brewers at 7th in their most recent power rankings.
Oh, and the Reds are sorry for sucking.