The season is just around the corner 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: A very angry Brewers fan
(What? Do YOU know any Reds fans? Didn't think so.)
Do you know what I did today? I took off work. That jerk Bob from my department already requested off for Monday and the office couldn't do without the both of us so I am stuck working on Opening Day. I know for a fact that guy thinks Prince Fielder's name is Cecil, but what are you going do? Sometimes you hit the bar and sometimes the bar hits you. So anyways, I can't go to the home opener next week so instead I decided to take off to watch a game on TV. My wife doesn't like it because she wants to watch her soaps and the Price is Right and 17 reruns of Jersey Shore on VH1 so I end up down in the basement watching the show on a 16" screen. It's the TV we got when my wife's mom died, but it'll do. I have a few beers (that I have to open underneath a blanket so my wife doesn't hear the tops popping) and it's baseball. I'm all set up for a great day.
The game starts and it's a celebration. Homeruns are hit, Yovanni looks good and the Brewers look like it's 1982 all over again. I'm finishing beers and hiding them underneath the stairs (note to self: empty those out), everything is going great and then the 9th inning starts.
WHAT IN SAM HELL WAS THAT?!?! I TOOK OFF OF WORK FOR THIS! I COULD DROPKICK THIS STUPID LITTLE TV! I THOUGHT JOHN AXFORD WAS SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD! HE LOOKED LIKE DOG CRAP OUT THERE! I DON'T WANT TO SOUND LIKE I'M OVERREACTING BUT OUR SEASON IS OVER!
AND.. AND.. AND!
As if things weren't bad enough to make matters worse my wife walks down the stairs right after the homerun to do a load of laundry (COULDN'T IT WAIT) and she says to me "What are you so upset about?" and I tell her and she says to me "It's only a game, Carl." Only a game? ONLY a game? ONLY A GAME!? Is she frickin' kidding me?! These are our divisional rivals! Every game matters against these guys! CRAP!
Just look at them. Cincinnatti, Cinsinati or however you spell it, is a pretty darn good team. Votto won the MVP, Bruce can rake and they got a bunch more guys who can hit homers. Scott Rolen is probably the best third baseman in the National League. Plus, they got one of the best managers of all time in Dusty Baker. They are a good, good team, but you know what?
THEY SUCK! I HATE THEM! THEY RUINED MY VACATION DAY! I ONLY GET FIVE OF THEM A YEAR! (EXCLUDING MAJOR HOLIDAYS!)
God, I hate them so much. Almost as much as my stupid wife who in her infinite wisdom says "So, are you finished now? The upstairs toilet is acting up again and then I need you to set the table" like nothing ever happened! What if I wanted to watch Brewers Live!? I want to hear the guys opinion on this heartbreaking loss! Come on!
But then my wife said this.
"We're having meatloaf."
And you know what? I guess it is only one game.
PREDICTION: 85 wins. 2nd place. Brewers World Series!
BONUS: MY WIFE'S MEATLOAF RECIPE
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup2 bottles of ketchup
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3/4 cup finely crushed saltine cracker crumbs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan.
- Press the brown sugar in the bottom of the prepared loaf pan and spread the ketchup over the sugar.
- In a mixing bowl, mix thoroughly all remaining ingredients and shape into a loaf. Place on top of the ketchup.
- Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until juices are clear.