I'm not just a Brewers fan; I grew up in Milwaukee in the 50's as a Braves fan and became a Brewers fan when MLB gave the city of Milwaukee another Major League Baseball team. I'm actually optimistic about the Crew in 2012. They have quality pitching and their defense has now improved somewhat; the offense will take care of itself. As a matter of fact, I think the Brewers will return to the World Series for the first time since 1982. Remember, they got to the first round of the playoffs (NL Division Series) in '08; they got to the second round (NL Championship Series) in '11. The logical next step for a team that now has experience in post-season play is the World Series.