I had to post this tonight after watching the Milwaukee Brewers implode for the second straight night in Philadelphia – these most recent failures coming off a sweep at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds.
It’s clear why the Reds are in first place and the past week of Brewers baseball has made it clear as to why the team is free-falling into an abyss from which they may never reappear.
Doug Melvin made moves to win games two years ago and now the team is paying for it. They lead the league in one-run losses – inexcusable for a Major League team that has suffered many of those losses while leading going into the final inning or two.
So, why do I bring this up on a Packers website? Well, because I’m a Wisconsin sports fan and second because it pains me to say that I was hoping the Brewers and Packers could be playing on the same Sundays again this late September and early October.
That won’t be happening and I just had to get this off my chest – just be prepared for harsh language – I never do this in print, but my anger got the best of me.
To: The Milwaukee Brewers,
I didn’t think things could get any worse for you guys. When you lost that game at home against the Cardinals last week and then went on to win the next two against St. Louis
If only this guy could play football and baseball.
- taking Axford out of the closer’s role – I thought things could be turned around. Lots of baseball to play, you know?
Then you can’t figure out how to win in Cincy, losing one-run games left and right – a disturbing trend throughout the season that seems to continue.
Nothing can top that, right?
You go to Philly and lose two straight, the first by giving up a boatload of runs in the ninth and following that with an implosion tonight in the eighth.
Thanks, guys. You’re professional players who get paid millions to do your job and then pull this shit.
You are toast … no, you’re burned toast. Not just burned, but blackened well beyond recognition.
Trade Greinke. Trade Ramirez. Fuck, trade the bat boy and Bernie – Hell trade the Italian sausage. It doesn’t matter. You guys SUCK.
I’m done with baseball.
Thank God for the Packers.
From: a former Brewers fan.
Topics:Cincinnati Reds, Doug Melvin, Green Bay Packers, John Axford, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Wisconsin
About the Author
An award-winning journalist and photographer, Rivard has been editor of two weekly newspapers in northern Wisconsin for the past 23 years.
His love of the Green Bay Packers and his drive to reach out to all Packers fans moved him to write columns for select websites in the mid- to late-1990s under the pen name of Apackphan. The opportunity to continue with lombardiave.com has brought him to this page where he has been laboring for the past 2-plus years. Getting back into blogging has allowed Rivard to continue to follow the team with renewed interest.