Baseball Post Mortem. The season is over, and I think most of us will agree that it was a good one. We opened the season with a win against the Cubs, took a commanding lead in the Wild Card race at the mid point of the season, sent several Brewers to the All Star game--including late addition Corey Hart, acquired big-time free agent CC Sabathia who hoisted the team onto his back and stole our hearts, signed Ryan Braun on for 7 more years, saw Sabathia throw a near-no-hitter, saw Dave Bush throw one for 7 innings, witnessed what a vegetarian diet can do to a player's power, fired Ned Yost, and by ending the season like we started it--beating the Cubs--we made it to the play-offs for the first time in 26 years. It was the best baseball season I can remember. Pitchers and catchers report to camp in what? 4 months?
The Bucks played a game last night. And I went to it. Since the Brewers were playing later than usual, and with Packers season under way, I almost didn't notice that the Bucks were about to start their season. As anyone that knows me will attest to, I know nothing about Basketball. However, my girlfriend recently took a job with the Bucks, so she (read: "I") get tickets to every home game. Score!
Last night, they took on the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Bucks lost, and frankly, it wasn't' very close. The final score was 117-79, but it actually looked worse than that. I'm not really sure what the preseason tells you in basketball, but this game didn't give me much hope for the season. They missed a lot of shots (they shot 33.8%) and looked awful on defense. Andrew Bogut didn't play, which is one excuse. But Redd and Jefferson and most of the other starters played a lot. I understand that the game plan is to run the offense through Bogut, so maybe his absence could account for 38 points... Still, they better hope he stays healthy.
Chuckie Hacks has a great Brewers season recap.
SI.com says that Mark A. has been talking to Paul Molitor about returning to the Brewers. As manager? Another '82 guy? Really? Who knows.
Kevin Costner is getting the ball rolling on a sequel to his 1988 chick-flick-disguised-as-a-baseball-movie Bull Durham. Ugh.
Today's Hair of the Dog is brought to you by Leinie's Red, which they actually sell at almost all of the concession stands at the Bradley Center. Score!
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