I have sources inside Miller Park. I don't like to brag about this, but I do. One of my sources tipped me off today about the Ryan Braun/John Hirschbeck conversation after Braun was hit squarely in the back yesterday. Here for your reading pleasure is inside access that you won't find anywhere else, the complete chat transcript between Ryan Braun, umpire John Hirschbeck and Ken Macha.
|Hold me back, man. Hold me back.|
|Calm down take your base.
/warns both teams
|I ain't a killer but don't push me.|
|Okay, take your base.|
|Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to getting pussy.|
|Come on Ryan, just take the base. Let's not make this worse than it is.|
|My adversaries crumble when we rumble. It's a catastrophe.|
|Are you just quoting 2pac songs?|
|Bust him to see if he bleed, he shoulda never messed around with a sick-ass ninja like me. They call my name out and ninjas run.|
|Do you even have the uncensored version?|
|THUG LIFE BAY-BEEEE!
At least nobody spit in my face.
The Brewers lost yesterday and despite problems with FSN-WI, I watched just about the whole game with the score at 3-2 Astros. The Brewers seemingly had chances to come back every single inning after falling behind.
Top of the 5th: 2 LOB
Top of the 6th: 1 LOB
Top of the 7th: 3 LOB
Top of the 8th: 0 LOB
Top of the 9th: 1 LOB
The one inning in which they didn't leave any on base ended with Jason Kendall getting caught stealing. Yes, that Jason Kendall. Let me tell you what I know about Jason Kendall.
Jason Kendall specifically selected his at-bat song to scare little kids.
Jason Kendall has 170 steals in his career, but
Jason Kendall turns 35 in two months.
I am not one to pile on Jason Kendall. There are other blogs that do that, this is not one of them. I just don't expect much from the catcher position. He's a perfectly acceptable placeholder until Salome or whoever else is ready to take over. He knows the staff and plays good defense. Maybe Rivera should play a bit more, but overall he's fine. I will say this.
Ken Macha should know that the only way Jason Kendall steals that base is if Jason Kendall is the one trying to throw him out. That was a terrible, ridiculous idea. I understand that you don't like Jason Kendall, that doesn't mean that you can embarass the poor guy on television. Quit tweeting and lock it up.
Thus far this season the Brewers have 7 steals and have been caught 7 times. That is not a recipe for success. Jason Kendall trying to steal bases? RECIPE FOR TOTAL FAILURE.
So here's the new rule. You are not allowed to attempt to steal if you are a 35 year old white catcher or wear the #28. Everyone else? Green light. Consider me your coach of common sense.
Sometimes I don't feel like writing and since I'm young and hip, I can call my other young and hip friends to fill in for me. Smart, intelligent, baseball fans who are happy to do it. Like the star of Charmed and Charles in Charge Who's The Boss?, Alyssa Milano!
Hiya! I know what ur probably thinking, like omigod what is she doing here? Shouldn't she be acting in some super successful movie or attending some glitzy red carpet event? What you might not know about me, Alyssa Milano, is that I love baseball! Like so much! I even wrote a book about it. Now I know youare all huge fans and probably have like a million questions for me so I'll just try to get a few of the big ones out of the way.
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Today Dave Bush pitched 7 1/3 of NO HIT ball. Not only that he was the first Brewer of the season to pitch for seven innings. It was also the first time the team has won two straight and the first series win of the season. Braun, Fielder and Hall all played well.
What does this all mean? It's party time!
Baseball April 22nd, 2009
Not much to say about yesterday's game really. They lost, badly. What better time to debut a new feature, LOLBREWERS.