Baseball February 17th, 2009
Everything has a reason. The reason for this site is complicated, but can be summed up in this line from a Jim Caple column on Miller Park.
A reporter told me he once called Gorman about nine in the morning to ask a question on a breaking story and began the interview by apologizing for the early call. “I hope I’m not calling too early,” the reporter said. “Oh, that’s OK,” Gorman replied. “I’m just sitting here in front of the TV eating pizza and drinking beer.”
Combine that with stories about him going into the parking lot at County Stadium before and after games to eat brats and drink beer with the fans, how could you not love this guy and the team that gave him a chance?
(Just for fun here's a career comparison:
Gorman Thomas: .225/.324/.448 1339 SOs (13 seasons)
Mike Cameron: .250/.340/.448 1642 SOs (14 seasons)
I'm not arguing that Cameron is more valuable to this team than Gorman was to his, just making the point that Mike Cameron is not the worst CF ever. Which I have heard many times.)
The game has changed and so have the people playing it, but beards and hair like that don't go away. They last forever. Thank you Gorman Thomas for all that you have given us, we wouldn't be writing this if it wasn't for you.
I will now eat pizza and drink beer in front of the TV to honor you.
Anyone whose ever been to a Brewers game knows that for some reason girls look about 10x hotter than they normally do when they're at a game in Brewers gear. Maybe it's the alcohol, maybe it's our secret desire to make love to Corey Hart (doubt it) or maybe there is just something magical about Miller Park that turns every 4 into an 8. We don't know, but we love them and celebrate them here. Send your pics or links to us.
Is it April 10th yet?
There are two types of people: those who buy their beer brats from the store and those who make their own. Do yourself a favor and make your own. With Opening Day right around the corner, you need to do it right. Make these the night before and grill them up at the park. It's the only way to do it.
- 1 dozen brats
- Beer, to cover
- 1 medium large sweet onion
- 2 ounces (1/2 stick) butter
Place brats in a Dutch oven with onions and butter, cover the brats with beer. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer until brats are cooked. Remove brats and set aside beer mixture. Grill brats until golden brown and return to beer mixture until ready to serve. Serve brats on fresh baked brat buns with sauerkraut, onions, green peppers, ketchup, and/or mustard.
Why beer brats? Because as we all know, if there is one thing that makes everything better it's beer. Sweet, delicious beer.
Before politically correct "wisdom" took over Barrel Man was THE premiere mascot in all the land. You see, the Brewers are named so because of Milwaukee being famous for brewing beer. Barrel Man, is a barrel filled with beer with arms, legs, a face and an uppercut swing. The relationship between the team's name and it's mascot is almost too good for words. Not only did Barrel Man play baseball, he also played Santa. Barrel Man did it all. He was, by my estimation, the greatest mascot for anything that has ever existed in past, present or future of all time. To put it mildly.