Depending on your point of view some of you might have viewed Sunday's 10 run first inning, the Craig Counsell grand slam and the Brewers somehow holding onto that lead for the win to avoid the sweep as miracles. The way the starting pitching has looked to start the season I wouldn't blame you. How is it that the Cardinals and Mets can combine for 30 scoreless innings and the Brewers as a whole can't combine for like, two? Isn't that weird? Doesn't that suck? I don't want to talk about it. I want to talk about miracles. They happen everyday, you know. Continue reading
While I am still not 100% committed to throwing in the towel on the 2009 Brewers season the fact remains that in order for the Brewers to make the playoffs this season will require a minor miracle. Not quite a water into wine type miracle, but something along the lines of the Brewers bullpen holding a lead, Jason Kendall getting an extra base hit or an awful writer not losing his job when the newspaper industry is going broke. The mere existence of Anthony Witrado gives our season hope.
Whatever happens this season know that this isn't the first time the Brewers have let fans down after a successful season. In 1982 they made the World Series and on August 25th 1983 they were in first place, but by the end of the season they were 11 games back and in a pre-Wild Card world out of the playoffs (not that they would have made it anyways). So if you are feeling let down by the Brewers now, just imagine what it was like in 1983. You know, besides totally awesome.
Or we could just do the imagining for you. That's right, it's Miller Park Drunk: 1983 Edition.
The blog world is abuzz with news of a racist Carlos Zambrano shirt. Personally, I find the "Cardinals take it in their Poo-holes" far more offensive. Couldn't they just put Pujols? Do they really think people wouldn't get it unless they added the words "poo" and "holes"? Or what about those Fukudome shirts that said "Horry Kow"? That's pretty racist (like Breakfast at Tiffany's racist.)
Honestly, I don't care. If dumbass people want to wear dumbass shirts, I say let them. Go right ahead and wear your douchebaggery on your sleeve. It makes me look better. As for the t-shirt manufacturers, is that really the most racist you could do? If you're going to go for it, GO FOR IT. Here's ten Carlos Zambrano t-shirt ideas that are much more racist than Zambrano Mows My Lawn.
10. Zambrano did my roof.
9. 4 home runs. 20 kids.
8. Zambrano came to this country on a boat.
7. Zambrano picks good lettuce.
6. Bigger Miracle: Cubs winning the World Series or Zambrano taking a shower?
5. Zambrano only eats tacos for dinner.
4. I keyed Zambrano's low rider.
3. Zambrano: Drunk since 2001.
2. Zambrano's mom is my maid.
1. Carlos Zambrano: World's Tallest Mexican
You see, it's funny because he's Venezuelan.