May 7, 2012: Milwaukee, WI, USA; General view of Miller Park during the fourth inning of the game between the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
Your humble servant Admiral Ackbar, SJ filling in for Kyle today. For those new to the party, when I'm not running every single day, I write for Anonymous Eagle, Dadnabbit and Popdose. I'm sure Kyle is making me write this because I made him run every single day in the month of April.
Actually, the real reason I'm writing this is because last night was a Social Media night at Miller Park and your fearless leader was there. What exactly Social Media night? Since I'm painfully out of the loop, I'm not exactly sure. But I know lots of Brewers bloggers were there taking part. If you're even more curious, you can read through all those who participated last night by following this Twitter link.
As for the game? Yuck. This team was playing poorly before all the injuries, not it just seems they're going through the motions. Lifeless would be a pretty good term to describe the play of this team lately. I'm sitting around, patiently waiting for things to start going the teams way and it's just not happening. I'm far from throwing in the towel on this season, but I'm looking for signs of life, and I see nothing. At least the Cubs still suck. And the Astros. *glances at the standings* Oh, never mind.
Baseball Prospectus Hit List: The Brewers are bad.
The tall one, Todd Rosiak, writes about Gonzalez's injury.
Todd also blogged that we're stuck with Izturis for the foreseeable future. Guh.
At least Derek Lee is off the table.
Ryan Topp takes a look at other potential candidates.
If you're a sadist, read runnin' Ron's postgame comments.
JP also has your Stat of the Night.
JP also has your game recap.
JP also has your turning points.
Cincinnati Enquirer: Arroyo Stumps Brewers.
AP Game Recap.
What's luck got to do with it?
Craig Counsell is going to have a field named after him in Whitefolks Bay.
Today in Brewers history: Longest. Day. Ever.
Happy Birthday to Wily Peralta. He was born in 1989. Hot damn I'm old.
Tweet of the Day: Goes to the lovely & talented Badger Noonan.
Minor League Notes:
T-Rats: Swept the double header and have currently won 8 straight. The Rattlers haven't won eight straight since they did it twice in the 2003 season. They play an early game today at Noon. That makes it a Tuesday Afternoon game.
Sounds: Lost to the Albuquerque Isotopes. At 9-21, they have the worst record in the PCL.
Stars: Tyler Thornburg does it again.
Brevard County: Lost to Palm Beach.
Eric Ely compiled more on last nights' games.
News from around MLB:
36 years with Minnie Minoso.
The perils of rebuilding.
LaTroy Hawkins has been put on the DL.
Mota is blaming kids cough syrup.
The Nats GM has his undies in a bundle.
Now for the pop culture/non baseball related stuff to make you forget about how badly the Brewers are playing......
A cool story on why SB Nation is ahead of the curve.
RIP, Maurice Sendak. You have gone to visit where the wild things are!
Coolest time-lapse video you'll see all day.
Reason number 6,377,482 as to why Alison Brie is awesome.
Hey kids, don't pass out drunk in long grass.
Some guy from my home state of Nebraska changed his name to Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The Beach Boys owned Jimmy Fallon last night.
Now this would make me care about politics in the US.
Marty Huggins has my vote.
Randomly selected video w/ a vague baseball reference: And I've got mad hits like I was Rod Carew. Also, read this - Too Sweet to Be Sour, Too Nice to Be Mean: Adam Yauch, 1964-2012. RIP MCA.
That's it, I'm off to become a real man.