I’ve always felt like Gorman Thomas & the Brew Crew were somehow distant relatives to the “Dirt Dogs”, so I am throwing my baseball allegiance behind the Brewers in the postseason. Plus, beer, duh.

Honestly, I am not sure if this is a good or bad thing for their fan base, but they got off to a good start with a 4-1 win today.

If your team is out of it, why you should or shouldn't root for the Milwaukee Brewers

Why you should:

  • Jonathan Lucroy
  • The city of Milwaukee hasn’t had a championship since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was Lew Alcindor (though the Packers have won two Super Bowls in that span)
  • Milwaukee has not won a World Series since the Braves were in town
  • Milwaukee has not been in the World Series since 1982
  • A World Series for Aramis Ramirez would be pretty awesome considering how great his career has been
  • Bob Uecker
  • Shortstop Jean Segura lost his son recently
  • Nobody (except me, and if you actually follow this blog you know that’s true) saw this coming with them being good
  • Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages
  • It’d be kind of fitting, with Bud Selig’s last season as commissioner
  • Francisco Rodriguez’s comeback is a pretty neat story
  • Lyle Overbay is awesome and the best pinch-hitter in the league (OVER .400 OFF THE BENCH)
  • They are one of the few teams with a Native American (Lohse)
  • They have a player named Will Smith
  • They have the best Khris (or Chris) Davis in baseball
  • Ron Roenicke is a great and underrated manager
  • I’m the only one on earth who’s noticed this, but they have the best third base coach in all of baseball in Ed Sedar. Dude knows when to send ‘em
  • Carlos Gomez plays the game with more hustle and heart than anyone else

Why you shouldn’t:

  • Carlos Gomez is an asshole
  • Matt Garza is an asshole
  • You’re sick of hearing about Hank the Dog and think he’s being exploited (even though you know damn well he’s gotten a great home and loving family out of it)
  • Ryan Braun
  • You have a problem with the missing 'l’ in Wily Peralta’s first name
  • Even though he’s toned himself down, you hate Francisco Rodriguez
  • Mark Reynolds is a scrub
  • Yovani Gallardo would probably drive home after drinking the champagne shower
Brewers putting a hurtin' on the Phils

Nice to see the bats show up tonight.  I hope the Brewers aren’t going to have one of those schizophrenic seasons where they shit the bed against lesser teams and do well against the good teams.  So far it isn’t completely like that, they got swept by a good Reds team and a bad (probably) Nationals team and beat up on a good Braves team and not so good Cubs and Pirates teams.  Now they are handing it to the Phils (so far) and even beat up on Halladay a bit tonight.  And Greinke made his first rehab start and fared very well.  Things be looking up, yo.