Last weekend was an awesome weekend for sports in Wisconsin. This week has been a very rough week. This year we have been largely, though not totally, spared the pitching abominations of the last few seasons. Ever since Kameron Loe settled down, I haven't physically screamed "NOOOOOO!!!!" at the TV like I used to when they announced Suppan or Turnbow. Even when we lose, I can think, almost to the end, that the Crew will somehow pull it out.
I'll admit, I was hoping the game today would not happen. But my friend e-mailed me this morning to tell me he had an extra Loge Diamond Box ticket I could have at face value (yes, I suck), and now I am going to the game. The holding back and protecting feelings is over. I picked the Prince Fielder shirt for today, and no, not because I believe it will be the last time he plays at Miller Park. I apologize in advance to the people in Section222, but it's time for each and everyone one of us in the Brewer Nation to go All In!OK, I now will risk looking like a total fool. But if you're all in, you're all in. It's October 7th, I rode my motorcycle to work, and I am riding after leaving work early on a Friday to watch the the Brewers play their biggest game in 29 years. Of course it's a must win game - championship teams have to learn to win must-win games.
The Yankees and the Red Sox are already gone. And you know what else - the Phillies are going down tonight. Afraid of the Red Birds? Get over it. Don't want to hear about '82 for a week? Deal with it. And get ready now, because it is not 1982, it is 2011 and in Wisconsin, you have to believe your team will do it's part to make the second biggest game of the year maybe even bigger than the biggest. If it's to be the Phillies, so be it, but honestly, it's going to be the #$%@ing Birds, and yes, you cannot let even the vile though of Tony LaRussa infesting the visiting dugout distract from what will be one of the 3 most glorious weeks in Wisconsin sports.
It's time to find the lucky shirt. Put on your game face, pull up the big girl panties, whatever it takes. No one said this would be all fun and games. Now get out there and show 'em who are REALLY the greatest fans in the National League.