This past week has SUCKED. All these losses, people getting hurt, Zack Greinke's debut killing my fantasy team, Nyjer Morgan lasting like one at bat before going back on the DL, Christian losing the title, Craig Counsell's Superman at-bat being wasted, Mark Kotsay playing in real games, having my tooth pulled costing four hundred dollars, pink bats and everything else have led to one of the more disappointing weeks in recent Brewers memory. (Note: My recent Brewers memory stopped at some point in 2009.)
None of that matters now. All of those bad things, the Brewers current record and everything that happened before today does not matter. As far as I'm concerned the season starts tonight with the Miller Park debut of Zack Greinke. His arrival is the reason we believed in this team, the reason people picked the Brewers for the World Series and the reason we never gave up on them despite the fact that the frickin' Pirates have a better record than them right now. Tonight is the night that it all begins. Forget Opening Day, this is the real beginning of the season.
Now I do realize how ridiculous that all sounds and if the Brewers weren't six games under .500 I wouldn't be saying it, but that's the way it is so that's what we're going with. The season starts tonight and judging by the amount of tickets available nobody bothered to tell anyone about it. Tonight is Zack Greinke's first game in Milwaukee and Miller Park should be full. Like Mr. 3000 full.
The Brewers losing ways stop tonight. Have you seen that Padres lineup? Anything is possible tonight. No-hitter, perfect game, Brewers win, Mark Kotsay playing good defense, Corey Hart remembering how to hit, anything. As the great poet Will.I.Am once said "Tonight's the night."
The best part about tonight is that it's 5 County week which means there are tons of cheap tickets available. There are tickets in every single section below face value. There is no excuse not to go to this game. This is the biggest game of this young season. I truly believe that.
Tickets for the rest of the series are just as cheap and I recommend you go to those too because we should win and it'll be cheap. You could probably buy tickets to all three games for under $10, but tonight is what it's all about. Tonight is going to be magic.
(At least I hope so.)