As many of you probably haven't noticed, I haven't been writing very much. I could use the classic blog excuse of, "I've been busy", but that is a cop out. So, I'll just tell you all that I have been in Vanuatu on a Peace Corp Mission. I tell you what, it almost makes me tear up thinking about how I brought smiles to young children!
Well, I'm back, for now, and here are some of my thoughts on some various topics:
The Milwaukee Brewers
Going into the break, they were 9 games below .500. Certainly not what I, or most of us, expected. That 9 game losing streak is really what is biting them in the ass, that and Trevor Hoffman. Since they've snapped out of that horrible start to the year, they've managed to play, well, average. The problem with that is that they need to go on a tear to get back in a striking position. However, I think it is safe to say that we have a large enough sample size of our starting pitching to realize, that getting into a striking position, is an unlikely scenario. Am I saying sell? Well, I am, sort of. See, if we sell, I think there needs to be an immediate impact ( I have big hopes for 2011 still). I don't think any of what I just said was very earth shattering, but you read it anyways.
I think I am the one person who doesn't have a problem with Lebron bolting for Miami. I agree that he handled it about as childishly as possible, but still the man wants a ring. So many of us sports fans complain that athletes seem to care more about getting more money than they are about winning championships, but the moment an athlete leaves a city for a great shot at a title, and turns down extra cash to do so, we lambaste him. I don't get it.
Here's what Lebron should have done. Told the media that in one hour he was going to hold a press conference. At the press conference talk about how he has nothing but love for Cleveland, the Cavs fans, the state of Ohio. Thank them all for the support, apologize he couldn't bring them a championship....then, say that his primary focus is to win a title and that he feels his best chance to do so is in Miami, with DWade and their recent signing of Chris Bosh.
In that scenario, he doesn't lead the city of Cleveland by a rope for weeks on end, just to crush them.
Sorry folks, but it would appear that Kenneth is the Brewers manager for the rest of the year. The only scenario where he might get let go, is if Doug starts bringing up more of the prospects and Macha doesn't play them. Who do you want for your 2011 manager? I'm sticking with Willie Randolph, but Sveum or even Don Money are very good possibilities.
Send this snob to jail. Her going to rehab isn't a true effort to clean up, it is just a PR ploy to try and not go to jail. Sadly, I don't think she even understands why she is being sent to jail. She has a drug problem, and a crazy mom that doesn't help. Unfortunately, I'm sure she'll get processed, then released because the jails are "too full". I personally am hoping for at least 45 days in the clinker.
The British Open
Talk about anti-climatic. I was more intrigued watching Sunday morning cartoons with my niece than I was watching the finishing holes of the British Open. Well...maybe not quite, but I did play a fun yard version of frisbee golf. I finished 2 under par, in case you care. Congrats though are in order for, Oust...Ousth....Oosthui......that guy who won it!
Did I call it, or did I call it (hint: I called it)? Lucroy has all but guaranteed his spot as the future catcher of the Brewers and I couldn't be happier about it. How nice will it be to not have to worry about the catcher position for some time? He hits well, he defends the plate well, and unlike our other catcher, he can throw people out. I truly believe that one of the reasons that the Brewers' pitching was so horrid at the start of the year, was poorly called games by Gregg Zaun, I have no way to prove that, but I like to think it.
As long as Lucroy breaks camp with the Crew next spring, and there is no reason to think he won't, then I think I'll be purchasing his jersey. Like how Miller Park Drunk has latched onto Rickie Weeks, I decided I'm latching on to Lucroy. Now he better not disappoint me and make me look foolish.
Do you like famous movie quotes, do you like the Packers? Well then, why aren't you following Aaron Rodgers on twitter (@aaronrodgers12)? Seriously though, the guy is hilarious, he has an amazing attitude, and what else? Oh yeah! He's one of the premier quarterbacks in the league! If there was to be a guy, who could help the blinded Favre faithful come back to being, Packer fans, instead of, Favre fans, it is Aaron Rodgers. He was given a tough assignment, but has handled it amazingly. Because of him, it is for the first time in a few years, that I'm super excited for football season to begin. GO PACK GO!
Trade him NOW! Every hour that passes and I don't hear that we traded Hart, I get upset. Hart is playing phenomenally, no doubt, but he also has burned a lot of bridges with Milwaukee fans throughout the last few years. There is no reason to think that we can't get a Major League ready pitcher for him.
Listen, in my day, they were just called, beer horns. You fill it with beer, bong it, then blow the horn to announce your accomplishment (of bonging a beer). Well, anyways, I have a thought. Since Tony LaRussa is the apparent ambassador of baseball and we all hate that about him, why don't the Brewers do an all fan vuvuzela giveaway when the Cardinals are in town? Oh, I can just imagine how steamed LaRussa would be as Miller Park buzzes when Albert Pujols comes up to the plate. Get on this Brewer promotional team!
American Idol Auditions
American Idol has chosen to come to Milwaukee to hear our pretty voices. Am I going to audition you wonder...nah, in fact I'm not going anywhere near downtown for a few days. While, my voice has certainly been blessed by the hand of Satan, I think I'll let someone else have their glory. I'm considerate like that. However, I do want to say, that I think it is great for the city, and I look forward to laughing at everyone who did try out. I hope to see some people I know. I wonder if Lange is trying out, after all, the man can run fast. .... WHAT?
Well, that's all I have for now. I could put pretty pictures in, but, I'm not (use your imagination).