Well, American Idol isn’t on tonight and most shows are in reruns. What’s a girl to do?? Watch old Brewers games, of course!
I happened upon this Classic on FSN Wisconsin just aimlessly flipping through channels. Brewers v. Twins from 6/25/05. As it’s the bottom of the 5th and the Brewers are down by 3, I’ve yet to discover why it’s considered a classic, but I could see a couple reasons, I guess.
It was Rickie Weeks’s first homerun in the majors, then a couple innings later, his first triple. It was Ryan Braun’s first on-air interview after signing with the Brewers. (Even then, you could see he was gonna be a big deal. That guy never lacked confidence.)
What I’m loving most about watching this nearly 4-year-old game is seeing all the little baby players! I’ve always been a Brewers fan, but I got obsessed only a couple years ago, so it’s just so funny to see some of these guys. Prince Fielder is thin(ner) and just hanging out on the bench, JJ Hardy looks like a teenager and Geoff Jenkins had a full head of hair. And Baby Top 10 Hottie Joe Mauer! Awe!
It’s games like this that make me remember that this team used to have guys like Carlos Lee, Lyle Overbay and Wes Helms. I forget about things like that because these days all you notice is the core group of young guys the Brewers have that have come all the way up through the farm system.
So anyways, I just thought I’d mention a teeny bit about baseball tonight other than my countdown pic. You know, even if it is just talking about an old game. (PS, Princey just hit his first HR in the majors. A pinch-hit 3-run dinger for the lead. That’s what makes this game a Classic!)
So, speaking of old games, tonight’s pic, with 45 days til the Home Opener, is of Mol and I with our 1982 pennants. True, we weren’t even born yet, but those are actual pennants from the greatest season in Brewers history. That night was an unfortunate loss to the Cardinals, during a recreation of the ’82 Suds Series. Regardless, it was a big tribute to the 1982 American League East Champs, the entire team was there to be celebrated and we had an absolute blast.
Mol, me, crazy-awesome pennants