The Brewers capped off another sweep of the Bucs on Sunday to land them 5.5 games up in the Wildcard and 4.5 games behind the Cubs in the NL Central. With 26 games to go, things are looking alright.
Last Friday's win at PNC Park involved another strong performance from Dave Bush and another bomb from Ryan Braun. On Saturday, the Brewers routed the Pirates 11-3. The Brewers had 16 hits and Suppan allowed two earned runs in seven innings. On Sunday, CC Sabathia threw a one-hitter (arguably a no-hitter) and the Crew again trounced the Pirates 7-0. The one hit came when CC himself bobbled a bunt and was unable to make the throw to first. Many people seem to think it was an error, and I'd agree, although I'd also say it was a close call. Yost is irate and the Brewers are appealing.
Meanwhile, the Badgers opened their season with an ass-kicking or Akron, 38-17. PJ Hill did most of the damage, rushing for 211 yards and a couple of scores. Beating Akron was expected, but still a promising start. It certainly could have been worse.
Also, Brett Favre is being kind of a jerk again:
Thompson flew to Favre's Mississippi home, and the quarterback thought the general manager was there to ask him to come back. Instead, Thompson told him that the team was going to do something special for him: dismantle his locker and send it to him.
"That was the craziest thing I ever heard of," Favre said. "What the hell am I going to do with a locker anyway? So, I said, 'OK, Ted, that's great."'
"There's no guarantees I come back and I play as well as I did last year, but if you're a betting man and you said, 'OK, who gives us the best chance to win right now?' and this is not bragging, but I would think I would," said Favre, who threw for 4,155 yards and 28 touchdowns last season. "Aaron may play great and then they all look like geniuses, but to not welcome me back -- and I'm just assuming -- for fear of upsetting Aaron, not only now, but in the future, is totally ridiculous. Totally ridiculous."
Awww, poor Brett. Did we stop paying attention to you for a few minutes? We're sorry. Nice interview. Really classy.
In quasi-political/quasi-sports news, Republican presidential candidate John McCain chose Alaskan local sports caster Sarah Palin as his running mate. Interesting:
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