The New Kids on the Block
Hurray Beer! A nice 6-3 victory tonight over the Reds with the newbies chipping in to the effort. It was great to see Turnbow go out and actually do his job, too. Just the same, this team is a patchwork job right now. Last week I was going to respond in part to ESK's refutation of my argument that anything less than 86 wins is a failure by discussing how I am unwilling to take the Brewer's excuses anymore, and that includes injuries. I still stand by my 86 wins post, but the injuries are really getting out of hand, even for the Brewers. I think we'll have to enjoy nights like tonight for the rest of this year and accept the fact that this team right now is not the Brewers we've pinned our hopes on. (Sidenote: I like the trade even less after reading some things stat geeks had to say about Mench.)
Below is what I'm doing to console myself. I'm taking in the local amateur game. There is something refreshing about going to watch a game for free, buying a beer for less than $5, and hearing the outfielders curse as a homer flies over their head.