One year ago today can probably be considered, in some circles, one of the more significant days in Brewer history.
What happened on this joyous day? Doug Melvin (and a few other important people high up on the Crew's ladder) finally used those big brains of theirs and kicked Jeff Suppan to the curb.
The lingering effects of "The Jeff" could be seen late into the season last year, but eventually a cure was found. (This can be accredited to a number of things including, but not limited to, the presence of Tony Plush in the dugout, Ryan Braun's "Bruno Mars-like" haircut, and of course, Zack Greinke's basketball skills)
A year later, the Brewers are enjoying one of the better runs in team history, a one game lead in the wild card, and an upcoming homestand that should allow them to reclaim the Central.
Where is Jeff now? As we look around baseball, the "Curse of the Jeff"'s footprints can be seen. They start in St. Louis, where he signed shortly after his release. Upon signing "Soup", the Cardinals saw a firm grasp on the division slip between their fingers and only a few short months later, their club ace go down for the season.
As we head West, we move in San Francisco, Jeff's next pit stop on the journey of life. While Jeff did nothing to help the team, I think it's safe to say that "the Curse" lingered on, as yet another rising star was gunned down. This time, a catcher.
Following the trail, we head back to the Midwest. This time to Kansas City, where Jeff is currently signed to a minors deal. While nothing significant has occurred here, it's only a matter of time before he strikes again.