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(ESPN)   Drunk on early success, the Brewers are now passed out on the couch and getting sharpied   (scores.espn.go.com) divider line 58
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2014-09-03 09:16:22 AM  
Cards in first place! Already above 3 million in attendance. Suck it, Brewers and Pirates!
 
2014-09-03 11:22:56 AM  
Yeah, this has been painful to watch. And I knew it would be when they shot out of the gate so strong.

I'd be happy with a Wild Card exit after their recent collapse. No one can hit, relievers can't relieve and the injury bug is finally making an appearance.
 
2014-09-03 11:46:01 AM  
The Buccaneers should be ranked a bit higher than 19.
That team will have a very good defense this year that will help them squeeze into at least a Wild Card slot.
 
2014-09-03 11:50:14 AM  
That's what happens when you play under 500 for over half the season.

Standings before/after May 23.

Tm      W     L     W-L%     GB     RS     RA     pythW-L%
WSN    54    35    .607      --    395    293    .633
LAD    52    38    .578     2.5    360    303    .578
PIT    50    41    .549     5.0    393    363    .536
STL    49    41    .544     5.5    349    370    .473
SDP    44    44    .500     9.5    293    292    .502
SFG    45    45    .500     9.5    373    342    .540
CHC    46    47    .495    10.0    354    395    .450
MIL    44    45    .494    10.0    392    392    .500
ATL    45    47    .489    10.5    356    350    .508
CIN    44    48    .478    11.5    354    341    .517
MIA    42    46    .477    11.5    327    378    .434
NYM    44    49    .473    12.0    349    350    .499
PHI    44    49    .473    12.0    366    387    .474
ARI    39    50    .438    15.0    343    376    .458
COL    29    61    .322    25.5    379    515    .363
 
2014-09-03 11:50:25 AM  

Tad_Waxpole: The Buccaneers should be ranked a bit higher than 19.
That team will have a very good defense this year that will help them squeeze into at least a Wild Card slot.


I'm so confused... Is this one of those posts referring to the Pirates as the bucs, or are you multi-tab browsing and in the NFL Power Rankings thread?

/I've posted in the wrong tabs too; it happens
 
2014-09-03 11:50:37 AM  
It makes sense that this would happen eventually.  No one expected the Brewers to be that good and everyone was surprised by their strong surge early on.  At that point, it was just a matter of waiting for the wheels to fall off.

However, the reason the Brewers held onto first place for so long was because the Cardinals disappointed all season long.  This is a team that might make it into the playoffs with a negative run differential.  They're 12th in runs scored in the National League.  Don't be shocked to see the Cardinals get swept by the Dodgers or Nationals in the NLDS.
 
2014-09-03 11:53:01 AM  
As a Jays fan, I'm feeling it too. I knew that we were playing above ourselves for most of the season, and a few key injuries later, we're lucky to be over .500
 
2014-09-03 12:40:51 PM  
Meh the Brewers just realized its Packer season, and are kindly dropping out of contention as to not distract Packers fans from real sports.
 
2014-09-03 12:46:11 PM  

show me: Cards in first place! Already above 3 million in attendance. Suck it, Brewers and Pirates!


Another comment from the best fans in baseball.
 
2014-09-03 12:47:50 PM  
shiat son, they're just napping before getting their second wind.

If the Brewers shiat the bed, I hope it's the Pirates that come out on top, because fark St. Louis.
 
2014-09-03 12:50:27 PM  
Spiffy? I can only assume subby is a miserable Cubs fan or an optimistic Bucs fan because clearly the best fans in baseball would never stoop to such pettiness.
 
2014-09-03 12:51:50 PM  
Monday and Tuesday for the Cards:

img.fark.net
 
2014-09-03 12:57:35 PM  
Like normal.
 
2014-09-03 01:00:17 PM  

WhiskeySticks: shiat son, they're just napping before getting their second wind.

If the Brewers shiat the bed, I hope it's the Pirates that come out on top, because fark St. Louis.


This x 1000.
 
2014-09-03 01:04:32 PM  

llortcM_yllort: However, the reason the Brewers held onto first place for so long was because the Cardinals disappointed all season long. This is a team that might make it into the playoffs with a negative run differential. They're 12th in runs scored in the National League. Don't be shocked to see the Cardinals get swept by the Dodgers or Nationals in the NLDS.


I don't even know that you could call the Cards "disappointing" for this season. Look at that roster and tell me where the improvements are. Missing Molina for a long stretch definitely hurt, but who else on that team is really playing that far below their talent? Matt Holliday is now 34 years old - his 30 homer seasons are all behind him at this point, and he's really been hitting into bad luck more than anything, if I'm reading fangraphs right (lower BABIP but LD% is pretty much the same).

The biggest weakness for this team, like it was at the beginning of the season, was getting reliable innings from the starting rotation. You know that Wainwright is going to give you 200+ innings, and Lynn will come close. The rest of the time, they've been scrounging together innings from whatever half-assed collection of long relievers, not-ready-for-prime-time prospects, and trade bait they can scrape up. 11 different pitchers have made at least 4 starts for the Cards this year. That's not a rotation, that's a freakin football team.

So if you're looking at why they have a negative run differential but could still make the playoffs, it's all about the (lack of) pitching. And when you're wondering how deep they'll go, think about whether a starting four of Wainwright, Lackey, Wacha, and Lynn will be able to improve on the lackluster performance thus far. The bats are going to do what they've done all year - middle of the road average made up of wild swings between on fire and icy cold. It'll be the pitching that'll determine their chances.
 
2014-09-03 01:05:47 PM  

The Bestest: Spiffy? I can only assume subby is a miserable Cubs fan or an optimistic Bucs fan because clearly the best fans in baseball would never stoop to such pettiness.


Wrong. I'm an optimistic Cubs fan. The Cubs have been on a tear since trading Shark and Hammel and calling up the kids from the farm. They're only 3 games behind the Reds for 4th place and could easily get to 70-75 wins in what was considered a lost season going into the year.

/subby
//the future is bright on the north side
///farking up the draft position, but whatevs
 
2014-09-03 01:08:06 PM  

skrame: Tad_Waxpole: The Buccaneers should be ranked a bit higher than 19.
That team will have a very good defense this year that will help them squeeze into at least a Wild Card slot.

I'm so confused... Is this one of those posts referring to the Pirates as the bucs, or are you multi-tab browsing and in the NFL Power Rankings thread?

/I've posted in the wrong tabs too; it happens


To avoid confusion, the Pirates should be referred to as Buccos, or more accurately, Andrew McCutcheon and a Bunch of Idiots.
 
2014-09-03 01:16:09 PM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: show me: Cards in first place! Already above 3 million in attendance. Suck it, Brewers and Pirates!

Another comment from the best fans in baseball.


Are you a Royals fan? Hey, they're having a good season and I'm rooting for them too, especially since they are AL. I love the Cardinals, but that doesn't mean I have to hate on every other team. Just some of them.
 
2014-09-03 01:42:42 PM  
The Brewers did NOT look like a contending team last night. kicked grounders, pop-ups dropping untouched, not hitting in scoring opportunities.

They came out of the gate strong, but have since defined "statistical correction."

Cardinals are just Cardinaling. Always right there. Must be nice for the fanbase.

Excited about the Cubs rookies, but bummed about Castro getting hurt last night. He's been on a tear, and has been raising his stats. I was hoping he'd hit himself into gaining more interest from the Mets. Sounds like they only want Russell in a trade, but I'd rather keep him.
 
2014-09-03 02:19:24 PM  

Orgasmatron138: The Brewers did NOT look like a contending team last night. kicked grounders, pop-ups dropping untouched, not hitting in scoring opportunities.

They came out of the gate strong, but have since defined "statistical correction."

Cardinals are just Cardinaling. Always right there. Must be nice for the fanbase.

Excited about the Cubs rookies, but bummed about Castro getting hurt last night. He's been on a tear, and has been raising his stats. I was hoping he'd hit himself into gaining more interest from the Mets. Sounds like they only want Russell in a trade, but I'd rather keep him.


Don't the Cubs have a really good SS prospect? If so, trading Castro might be a smart move
 
2014-09-03 02:20:08 PM  
No USA vs. Czech Republic soccer match thread?
 
2014-09-03 02:32:15 PM  

show me: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: show me: Cards in first place! Already above 3 million in attendance. Suck it, Brewers and Pirates!

Another comment from the best fans in baseball.

Are you a Royals fan? Hey, they're having a good season and I'm rooting for them too, especially since they are AL. I love the Cardinals, but that doesn't mean I have to hate on every other team. Just some of them.


"Dragons" location is supposedly Osage Beach: could be a Royals fan trolling.
 
2014-09-03 02:32:51 PM  

Arcanra: As a Jays fan, I'm feeling it too. I knew that we were playing above ourselves for most of the season, and a few key injuries later, we're lucky to be over .500


Can't describe how angry I am about the season, especially now. Please be 100% out or within 3 right now. 5.5 will string me along for another brutal week.

I like how people are blaming the offensive drought last month. Pitching has only had one good month this season.
 
2014-09-03 02:34:39 PM  

mainstreet62: No USA vs. Czech Republic soccer match thread?


I thought that shiat was done for another 4 years?
 
2014-09-03 02:37:03 PM  

machoprogrammer: Orgasmatron138: Don't the Cubs have a really good SS prospect? If so, trading Castro might be a smart move


Addison Russell is the stud SS they got from Oakland in the Samardzija/Hammel trade. I'd like to keep both and move one to 3B and Bryan to LF. If you trade one, wouldn't you trade the prospect instead of the known commodity in Starlin?
 
2014-09-03 02:46:44 PM  

Orgasmatron138: The Brewers did NOT look like a contending team last night. kicked grounders, pop-ups dropping untouched, not hitting in scoring opportunities.

They came out of the gate strong, but have since defined "statistical correction."

Cardinals are just Cardinaling. Always right there. Must be nice for the fanbase.

Excited about the Cubs rookies, but bummed about Castro getting hurt last night. He's been on a tear, and has been raising his stats. I was hoping he'd hit himself into gaining more interest from the Mets. Sounds like they only want Russell in a trade, but I'd rather keep him.


Kicked grounders? Is Bob Uecker drinking in the announcer's booth?
 
2014-09-03 02:50:45 PM  

Orgasmatron138: The Brewers did NOT look like a contending team last night. kicked grounders, pop-ups dropping untouched, not hitting in scoring opportunities.


It has been painful to watch since a little after the All Star Break. I saw the defense getting sloppy. I've been really bothered about the lack of clutch hitting (hitting in scoring opportunities) and have been since day 1.
 
2014-09-03 02:55:01 PM  

markyp09: machoprogrammer: Orgasmatron138: Don't the Cubs have a really good SS prospect? If so, trading Castro might be a smart move

Addison Russell is the stud SS they got from Oakland in the Samardzija/Hammel trade. I'd like to keep both and move one to 3B and Bryan to LF. If you trade one, wouldn't you trade the prospect instead of the known commodity in Starlin?


Castro could be a sell high kind of thing, though, and get some MLB-ready talent. If they are sold on Russell, keep him.
 
2014-09-03 03:01:35 PM  

mjohnson71: show me: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: show me: Cards in first place! Already above 3 million in attendance. Suck it, Brewers and Pirates!

Another comment from the best fans in baseball.

Are you a Royals fan? Hey, they're having a good season and I'm rooting for them too, especially since they are AL. I love the Cardinals, but that doesn't mean I have to hate on every other team. Just some of them.

"Dragons" location is supposedly Osage Beach: could be a Royals fan trolling.


That's kind of what I'm thinking. Probably just jealousy. I hated the shiat out of the Royals when I was a senior in college (at Rolla, where the fan base was split; it was an intense time,) but I've gotten over it since then.
 
2014-09-03 03:04:01 PM  

markyp09: machoprogrammer: Orgasmatron138: Don't the Cubs have a really good SS prospect? If so, trading Castro might be a smart move

Addison Russell is the stud SS they got from Oakland in the Samardzija/Hammel trade. I'd like to keep both and move one to 3B and Bryan to LF. If you trade one, wouldn't you trade the prospect instead of the known commodity in Starlin?


In this case, the known quantity is a little too well known. Castro is a good player, but he's made very little progress either offensively or defensively in 4+ years. If he was an excellent fielder and wasn't still likely to turning doubles into singles by not running out fly balls to the warning track, I think they could live with his under .800 OPS.
 
2014-09-03 03:05:00 PM  

germ78: The Bestest: Spiffy? I can only assume subby is a miserable Cubs fan or an optimistic Bucs fan because clearly the best fans in baseball would never stoop to such pettiness.

Wrong. I'm an optimistic Cubs fan. The Cubs have been on a tear since trading Shark and Hammel and calling up the kids from the farm. They're only 3 games behind the Reds for 4th place and could easily get to 70-75 wins in what was considered a lost season going into the year.

/subby
//the future is bright on the north side
///farking up the draft position, but whatevs


I know it's the Cubs and all, but give 'em some credit. 70 is only 7 wins away. If they go 7-16 to finish out the season, that'll basically equal (or come close to) the worst they've played all year (that's how they started the year), and they're not playing nearly that badly right now. I'd be guessing something more like 74-77 wins (.478-.608 baseball here on out, and they're currently .565 over the last 23 games and .600 over the last month). And yes, that would be a nice way to end the season given the .303 start.
 
2014-09-03 03:11:44 PM  
img.fark.net
Hank has a sad.
 
2014-09-03 03:27:15 PM  

onzmadi: Meh the Brewers just realized its Packer season, and are kindly dropping out of contention as to not distract Packers fans from real sports.


I hope this comment is a joke, if not, I have some very unkind things to say about your mother.

//Please turn it around Brewers, please. I want a WS win in my lifetime.
 
2014-09-03 03:33:15 PM  
Orgasmatron138:

Cardinals are just Cardinaling. Always right there. Must be nice for the fanbase.

I beg to differ. We had the run of the Central last year, in 2014 - due to injuries and inconsistency - since May it's been one long, slow hare-and-tortoise chase against Milwaukee, with the first opportunity to overtake them the day before the All Star Break wasted. Ever since the Cards have been three back and its only this week we've got another shot and finally capitalised on it.

Two or three games up this stage is nothing. Nine or Ten this time next week will be hopeful.
 
2014-09-03 03:43:28 PM  

show me: mjohnson71: show me: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: show me: Cards in first place! Already above 3 million in attendance. Suck it, Brewers and Pirates!

Another comment from the best fans in baseball.

Are you a Royals fan? Hey, they're having a good season and I'm rooting for them too, especially since they are AL. I love the Cardinals, but that doesn't mean I have to hate on every other team. Just some of them.

"Dragons" location is supposedly Osage Beach: could be a Royals fan trolling.

That's kind of what I'm thinking. Probably just jealousy. I hated the shiat out of the Royals when I was a senior in college (at Rolla, where the fan base was split; it was an intense time,) but I've gotten over it since then.


This here is why Cards. fans are hated. No one is jealous of you. Your just being an ass.
 
2014-09-03 03:50:07 PM  
The Cubs, playing spoiler, it was painful watching the O's get swept by them a few weeks back...
 
2014-09-03 03:51:52 PM  

Arcanra: As a Jays fan, I'm feeling it too. I knew that we were playing above ourselves for most of the season, and a few key injuries later, we're lucky to be over .500


As an O's fan, I was patiently waiting for them to remember they were the Jays...

//I know, the O's have sucked for years, I get in the sh*t talking when the short window of opportunity opens up...
 
2014-09-03 03:53:32 PM  

Krustofsky: Orgasmatron138: The Brewers did NOT look like a contending team last night. kicked grounders, pop-ups dropping untouched, not hitting in scoring opportunities.

They came out of the gate strong, but have since defined "statistical correction."

Cardinals are just Cardinaling. Always right there. Must be nice for the fanbase.

Excited about the Cubs rookies, but bummed about Castro getting hurt last night. He's been on a tear, and has been raising his stats. I was hoping he'd hit himself into gaining more interest from the Mets. Sounds like they only want Russell in a trade, but I'd rather keep him.

Kicked grounders? Is Bob Uecker drinking in the announcer's booth?


Don't worry, nobody's listening anyway
 
2014-09-03 04:12:57 PM  
It's just painful at this point.

I'll still listen to the games as I always do, but man. It's horrendous the past week.

The only bright spot? Uecker creating a sitcom on the air the past few games they've played in Chicago. Here's essentially the plot of the sitcom he's come up with, started a few weeks ago when they played in Chicago as well.

It would be based on the trials and tribulations of an Italian immigrant family living across from Wrigley Field putting up with the crazy Cubs fans on bleachers on their roof, a rogue firehouse down the block that sprays their hose into the house randomly, and enemy warplanes losing their flight paths (this was when the Blue Angels were doing an air show in Chicago). Then, pigeons would begin to invade and they would be trained by the family to poop on their enemies and the annoying Cubs fans. Harry Caray would make cameo appearances as the moon as well, which would rise over Wrigley, and would be visible to only the members of the immigrant family. Occasionally, rabid coyotes would also be roaming the streets of Chicago, but only the most heavily traveled streets nearby Wrigley. Then last night, he continued by having Kyuji Fujikawa (Cubs pitcher) run a pizza shop down the road from this family, still across from Wrigley, and only make pizza that he wanted to, or what he thought people were asking since the shop didn't have a translator.

I really hope he continues tonight, because my god, it's hysterical. He will honestly spend multiple innings on this (and similar tangents) when the games are blowouts. I just hope the Brewers are the ones winning tonight....
 
2014-09-03 04:39:40 PM  
YADI~! runs home to avoid the Bore Draw, driven in by Peter Borjous. Sweep of the Pyrites, 5 games on them and 2.5 ahead of the Crew, who face being swept by Chicago tonight - if that happens they need to sweep the Cards in Busch to put the season back in their hands.
 
2014-09-03 04:55:43 PM  

sephjnr: YADI~! runs home to avoid the Bore Draw, driven in by Peter Borjous. Sweep of the Pyrites, 5 games on them and 2.5 ahead of the Crew, who face being swept by Chicago tonight - if that happens they need to sweep the Cards in Busch Miller to put the season back in their hands.


Other canoe-sex-beer-inspired baseball park, jackass
 
2014-09-03 05:14:16 PM  
A bore draw?  That's really odd to use that term for a scoreless tie in baseball.  You really forced that one.
 
2014-09-03 05:51:03 PM  

picodenico: It's just painful at this point.

I'll still listen to the games as I always do, but man. It's horrendous the past week.

The only bright spot? Uecker creating a sitcom on the air the past few games they've played in Chicago. Here's essentially the plot of the sitcom he's come up with, started a few weeks ago when they played in Chicago as well.

It would be based on the trials and tribulations of an Italian immigrant family living across from Wrigley Field putting up with the crazy Cubs fans on bleachers on their roof, a rogue firehouse down the block that sprays their hose into the house randomly, and enemy warplanes losing their flight paths (this was when the Blue Angels were doing an air show in Chicago). Then, pigeons would begin to invade and they would be trained by the family to poop on their enemies and the annoying Cubs fans. Harry Caray would make cameo appearances as the moon as well, which would rise over Wrigley, and would be visible to only the members of the immigrant family. Occasionally, rabid coyotes would also be roaming the streets of Chicago, but only the most heavily traveled streets nearby Wrigley. Then last night, he continued by having Kyuji Fujikawa (Cubs pitcher) run a pizza shop down the road from this family, still across from Wrigley, and only make pizza that he wanted to, or what he thought people were asking since the shop didn't have a translator.

I really hope he continues tonight, because my god, it's hysterical. He will honestly spend multiple innings on this (and similar tangents) when the games are blowouts. I just hope the Brewers are the ones winning tonight....


I was listening to that game when they started in with the sitcom idea a few weeks back...just hearing them bust up laughing about the most ridiculous stuff is great. Every now and again they mention a batter or the count because oh yeah, there's a game going on. Totally different baseball experience you won't hear anywhere else. I wish there was a way to keep Uecker going forever.
 
2014-09-03 05:58:38 PM  

picodenico: It's just painful at this point.

I'll still listen to the games as I always do, but man. It's horrendous the past week.

The only bright spot? Uecker creating a sitcom on the air the past few games they've played in Chicago. Here's essentially the plot of the sitcom he's come up with, started a few weeks ago when they played in Chicago as well.

It would be based on the trials and tribulations of an Italian immigrant family living across from Wrigley Field putting up with the crazy Cubs fans on bleachers on their roof, a rogue firehouse down the block that sprays their hose into the house randomly, and enemy warplanes losing their flight paths (this was when the Blue Angels were doing an air show in Chicago). Then, pigeons would begin to invade and they would be trained by the family to poop on their enemies and the annoying Cubs fans. Harry Caray would make cameo appearances as the moon as well, which would rise over Wrigley, and would be visible to only the members of the immigrant family. Occasionally, rabid coyotes would also be roaming the streets of Chicago, but only the most heavily traveled streets nearby Wrigley. Then last night, he continued by having Kyuji Fujikawa (Cubs pitcher) run a pizza shop down the road from this family, still across from Wrigley, and only make pizza that he wanted to, or what he thought people were asking since the shop didn't have a translator.

I really hope he continues tonight, because my god, it's hysterical. He will honestly spend multiple innings on this (and similar tangents) when the games are blowouts. I just hope the Brewers are the ones winning tonight....


I may have peed myself a little listening to that live. Uecker is the best.
 
2014-09-03 07:14:04 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Yeah, this has been painful to watch. And I knew it would be when they shot out of the gate so strong.

I'd be happy with a Wild Card exit after their recent collapse. No one can hit, relievers can't relieve and the injury bug is finally making an appearance.


Yep, my only surprise is that the collapse didn't happen in June or July. The Brewers actually managed to keep it going for quite some time before remembering that they were, indeed, the Milwaukee Brewers.
 
2014-09-03 08:30:02 PM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: show me: mjohnson71: show me: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: show me: Cards in first place! Already above 3 million in attendance. Suck it, Brewers and Pirates!

Another comment from the best fans in baseball.

Are you a Royals fan? Hey, they're having a good season and I'm rooting for them too, especially since they are AL. I love the Cardinals, but that doesn't mean I have to hate on every other team. Just some of them.

"Dragons" location is supposedly Osage Beach: could be a Royals fan trolling.

That's kind of what I'm thinking. Probably just jealousy. I hated the shiat out of the Royals when I was a senior in college (at Rolla, where the fan base was split; it was an intense time,) but I've gotten over it since then.

This here is why Cards. fans are hated. No one is jealous of you. Your You're just being an ass.

FTFY
/and I forgot to mention that the year was 1985, probably before you were born, but we all remember it well.
 
2014-09-03 08:35:05 PM  

Victoly: germ78: The Bestest: Spiffy? I can only assume subby is a miserable Cubs fan or an optimistic Bucs fan because clearly the best fans in baseball would never stoop to such pettiness.

Wrong. I'm an optimistic Cubs fan. The Cubs have been on a tear since trading Shark and Hammel and calling up the kids from the farm. They're only 3 games behind the Reds for 4th place and could easily get to 70-75 wins in what was considered a lost season going into the year.

/subby
//the future is bright on the north side
///farking up the draft position, but whatevs

I know it's the Cubs and all, but give 'em some credit. 70 is only 7 wins away. If they go 7-16 to finish out the season, that'll basically equal (or come close to) the worst they've played all year (that's how they started the year), and they're not playing nearly that badly right now. I'd be guessing something more like 74-77 wins (.478-.608 baseball here on out, and they're currently .565 over the last 23 games and .600 over the last month). And yes, that would be a nice way to end the season given the .303 start.


77 wins? In a season? How cute.
 
2014-09-03 09:11:42 PM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: show me: Cards in first place! Already above 3 million in attendance. Suck it, Brewers and Pirates!

Another comment from the best fans in baseball.


Beat me to it; fark you Cards fans.  Lonely up there on your pedestal?
 
2014-09-03 09:18:05 PM  

madcitymac: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: show me: Cards in first place! Already above 3 million in attendance. Suck it, Brewers and Pirates!

Another comment from the best fans in baseball.

Beat me to it; fark you Cards fans.  Lonely up there on your pedestal?


cf.chucklesnetwork.agj.co
 
2014-09-03 09:26:36 PM  

someonelse: picodenico: It's just painful at this point.

I'll still listen to the games as I always do, but man. It's horrendous the past week.

The only bright spot? Uecker creating a sitcom on the air the past few games they've played in Chicago. Here's essentially the plot of the sitcom he's come up with, started a few weeks ago when they played in Chicago as well.

It would be based on the trials and tribulations of an Italian immigrant family living across from Wrigley Field putting up with the crazy Cubs fans on bleachers on their roof, a rogue firehouse down the block that sprays their hose into the house randomly, and enemy warplanes losing their flight paths (this was when the Blue Angels were doing an air show in Chicago). Then, pigeons would begin to invade and they would be trained by the family to poop on their enemies and the annoying Cubs fans. Harry Caray would make cameo appearances as the moon as well, which would rise over Wrigley, and would be visible to only the members of the immigrant family. Occasionally, rabid coyotes would also be roaming the streets of Chicago, but only the most heavily traveled streets nearby Wrigley. Then last night, he continued by having Kyuji Fujikawa (Cubs pitcher) run a pizza shop down the road from this family, still across from Wrigley, and only make pizza that he wanted to, or what he thought people were asking since the shop didn't have a translator.

I really hope he continues tonight, because my god, it's hysterical. He will honestly spend multiple innings on this (and similar tangents) when the games are blowouts. I just hope the Brewers are the ones winning tonight....

I may have peed myself a little listening to that live. Uecker is the best.


But do we really need Joe Block(head)?  I listen to the games on my front porch a lot with a few cold beers, and the guy bores me to tears.  Liked Corey (can't think of his last name) before he left for the Twins, and Pat Hughes before he left for the northside of Chicago.  Damn, if I had just gotten that "A" ball gig back in '85....

/former minor league Asst. GM
//submitted formal app for play-by-play job with my old boss after radio guy left for Bowie MD. Orioles
///still friends
 
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