So Far, Oh So Good!
Quick hits as I watch the game:
- The Soup is on again! Man, what a great pickup so far!
- Prince’s bomb was right on cue with O.B. (sounds like a gangsta nickname) describing his homers against the Cubs a week ago.
- Did anyone else yell "BALK" at the TV when Wells balked, and have their wife look at them and say, "What is that again?"
- Can someone make that lady in the yellow hooded sweatshirt behind left handed batters stop waving at the camera? Once was good, twice was starting to get annoying, but every time is ridiculous!
- How lucky are we to have Erin Andrews on the sidelines tonight?
- Doug Melvin got the short end of the stick! Suppan went 1-2-3 when he was in the booth. He barely gets a minute and Steve Phillips has to give his two cents to shorten his stay even more.
- "Fielder is halfway to a cycle." I can not wait for the triple!
- Since when does ESPN care about the Brewers? Sutcliffe actually seems to like them and think they will be "great for years to come."
- Does anyone know the story of the guy that sits on the left corner of the opponent dugout in the retro jerseys every game with his camera? I see him every single game and wonder how he is lucky enough to be able to go to every game. There has to be a story there.
- A special thanks to ESPN for leaving Chris Berman back, back, back, back, back in Bristol. For a guy that is good ‘with leather’, he is terrible at calling games.
- Is there a reason for back to back days off for Rickie Weeks? Should we be concerned about something?
- 3 ball walk for Pujols!!! I thought so! Has anyone ever seen that?? Ridiculous!
- I am so glad I was wrong about Kevin Mench.
- To answer my previous question, CBS Sportsline has the following: "Rickie Weeks was out of the lineup for Monday’s game against the Cardinals due to an injured index finger on his right hand. Tony Graffanino was getting the start at second base on Monday in his absence after Craig Counsell got a start there on Sunday." Not sure how I missed that.
- The Pirates-Cubs game just went final. Pirates 3 – Cubs 2. It is way too early to worry about who is in second place… so I am very happy the "hated" Cubs got beat… again! My opinion might change if the Bucs are still in it in September. The weekend series against them will be a good one.
- Note to ESPN: Most of the rest of America does not care about the Yankees. Stop forcing them down our throats with that east coast slant you have. People exist in the rest of the country and most of us would rather see other teams than them (along with the Red Sox and Mets too, to be honest). Show me the Royals, Rockies, Orioles, Blue Jays, Mariners, Rangers, Indians and other teams instead… and don’t have them be games against the Yankees, Red Sox, or Mets. Do not worry, we will watch!
- O.B. just said, "Don’t be surprised if, come the All Star game the Brewers are in first place, and even in September and October, the Brewers are in your playoff watching plans." Nice!
- "The Brewers win….. thhhhheeeee Brewers win!"
- What a great night and great game to be showcased on the evil four letter network. Suppan and Cappy, now both have four wins. To quote one of my least favorite musicians, Fred Durst… "Keep Rollin, Rollin, Rollin, Rollin!" Go Brewers!!
It was pretty cool to be in the national spotlight! America really got a great look at the Crew.
Feel free to answer my questions in comments if you have answers or feedback.