Brewers are currently still in second place, but now 5 games back in the NL Central after being owned in all four games of our home stand against the Cubs and dropping 2 to the Atlanta Braves. What colossal (and collective) whiff on an opportunity to really position ourselves heading down the stretch, but it doesn't mean the end of the season quite yet. Taking a look at the Crew's schedule in August, they should have a chance to make up some ground with an easier schedule while waiting for the Cubs to go into their yearly implosion.
I really wish we could have stuck it to them though especially with most of the nation paying attention, we could have garnered some well deserved respect from the media. And for GP's (general principle) sake too, I mean it is the Cubs. Being the casual baseball fan that I am I will probably never fully appreciate the levels of loathing to which Brewer and Cub fans regard each other (at least some of them), but as a staunch Packer fan and therefore Bear fan foe the feeling carries over. And when Cub fans do stuff like this, it's pretty easy to feel that way. But Al's Ramblings has a good point. The Cubs don't really view their games with the Brewers as a rivalry per se. I think it's probably due to the fact that the Crew is relatively new to the NL central after moving to the division in '98 after being in the AL central with the White Sox and Cleveland. They haven't been arching us as long as St. Louis or Cincy. So maybe we should just keep it moving, and exact some revenge in those 6 games in September.
The issue of Eric Gagne's performance has just sort of faded into the background hasn't it? Not that it has improved but it's not the hot topic it was in June. What if we had never signed him? Would there be more money to entice either Sheets or CC into extending their contracts?
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