We love Bob Uecker. He is by far the best thing about being a Milwaukee Brewers fan. He keeps the game interesting and always has amazing stories to tell. So far this season I've heard him reference Vince McMahon calling him to catch up (what?!) and taking a picture with Chipper Jones before the game that Chipper didn't want to take because he was worried something bad would happen (as a joke), but then he ended up leaving that night's game with an injury. It's always something, it's always interesting and it's always funny. Bob Uecker is the man.
In fact, not only is Bob Uecker the man, but the camera loves him. We all know the classic image of Andre the Giant choking him (above), but there are many, many more. Like these ones.
This autographed article from a 1985 Sporting News recently sold for $100. Taken when he was in full-on Tonight Show/Miller Lite commercial/Mr. Belvedere/baseball mode.
I woke up this morning and I came to a shocking realization.
I realized that:
- There was 2-4 inches of snow on the ground
- Livan Hernandez shut down the Brewers offense
- The Brewers just got swept by the Nationals
What kind of Bizarro World did I just wake up in? What's with all this snow? Where is the global warming when I need it? And really, who loses both ends of a doubleheader? Besides the Brewers like 400 times already. Who's even managing this team, Ned Macha? Seriously, what is going on here?
That being said besides the snow I don't see any reason to panic. Maybe in retrospect I'd prefer Yovani didn't throw 111 pitches in his second start of the season because he hasn't been the same since, but that will work itself out. (Hopefully.) Let's do something that we never do around here and look at the past three days and maybe come to some understanding about how this sweep could happen. Read the rest of this entry »
Brewers fans and much of the Brewers blogosphere is going crazy over Nyjer Morgan right now. He's currently hitting .474 with two triples and playing his usual great defense so it's understandable that he has captured the imagination of many Brewers fans. He's a solid player with good speed and he always looks like he's playing hard. (I say "looks like" because pretty much everyone is playing hard, but some people just look like they are doing it harder than other people. Nyjer is one of those guys. Not a knock, just a fact.)
What people are going even more crazy about is Tony Plush. Who is Tony Plush? Tony Plush is Nyjer Morgan's "gentlemen alter ego" that occasionally talks in the third person. Which, I don't know about you, but I think sounds completely normal. Read the rest of this entry »
The season is just around the corner here and the Milwaukee Brewers are currently one of the favorites in the NL Central, but that doesn't mean it's a sure thing. There are still five other teams that want the title who will be fighting for it all season. Do they have a shot? That's what we're going to find out as we work with fans from other teams to figure out how everything is going to play out and exactly what it is we're dealing with. That's right it's the 2011 NL Central Previews!
Today's Guest: Chad Trixie aka Wrigley Field Drunk
SUP BROS and BRO-ETTES?
It's been awhile, but I couldn't let a Chicago Cubs season preview be written at this god forsaken site without me being a part of it. I know the way that d-bag editor of this site likes to do things, but not on my watch pal!
Before we get to the Chicago Cubs I'd like to talk about myself for a moment. You see, a lot has changed since you last heard from me. For one, I got married. A beautiful girl from Deerfield named Trixie. Yeah, I know, Trixie Trixie crazy right? We met at a bar (where else?) and had this one really awesome night. We did like six or seven Jager bombs and then I drove her home to my place where we got freaky. I lasted like ten minutes, it was awesome. Then I didn't see her for three months and she ends up calling me out of the blue talking about how she wants to get back together and how I was the best lover she ever had and how she wants her kids to look like me and how, oh by the way, she's pregnant. So I was like "oh I like you too" and "are you sure it's mine?" And she's like "of course, you're the only one I've been with" and I was all like "pssh yeah right", but eventually it all worked out and we got married. It was a pretty sweet wedding. Not as good as the bachelor party which was frickin' bonkers, bro. (Four words: triple lapdance in Vegas. INSANE.) The honeymoon was all right, but would have been a lot better if she wasn't all fat and shit. I mean I know it's like my baby in there, but do some situps or something. Jeez.
Yeah so anyways, married with one on the way. Crazy right?
I haven't really had that much time for the Cubs with all this stuff going on. Most of my free time is spent at the titty bar or just drinking with my bros. When I'm home Trixie always wants to watch Dancing With the Stars or American Idol and I'm not really with that. We do watch Jersey Shore together, natch. GTL bro! I've just really been into the Bears and the strike and everything, really. I went to the Bears/Seahawks game in January and me and my bros totally beat this Seahawks fan's ass. It was awesome. But I talked to a couple of my bros about the Cubs and they told me some things, so here's my preview of the Cubbies 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »
The Chicago Cubs make their way to Miller Park this weekend. In the past there has been almost as many tickets on the secondary market available for this series as drunk guys named Chet in tattered Cubs hats. People think they can make a lot of money off of Cubs fans driving up for the series and end up with their tickets online hoping for a buyer. Ideally, there will be plenty of deals to be found considering the Cubs fans have been barely showing up to Wrigley Field this season. Still, it is a marquee series so prices will run high no matter what.
Let's take a look at what we have to work with this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »