Saturday, August 16, 2008
TinselTown was unkind to the Brewers last night. The Dodgers rallied to win the first game of the series 5-3. Manny Parra was unable to work through many jams he pitched in to. The only bright spot on the night was Gabe Kapler who hit a two-run homer in the first inning. Mike Cameron also added a triple, continuing his superb hotstreak on the road.
Manny Parra (9-6) struggled early, and struggled often by getting himself in to jams that were at times, impossible to get out of. The ending result was Parra giving up 10 hits, 4 runs, and striking out 6. As expected, the young hurler is little pissed at himself. He has a good point. Early on in the season he was rescued by the Brewer bats and they saved his ass a couple of times. Shake it off young-one. You'll be fine.
-Rickie Weeks, at .229 batting average, had the second-worst batting average for a lead off hitter in the NL, in last nights line up. The only d-bag that was worse was Bonafacio (.223) of the horrid Washington Nationals. Rickie Weeks' BA is so bad, that the closest to him is a couple of lead-off hitters in the .250's.
My question to Ned is simply this:
Why the hell do you continue to start Rickie Weeks? It's a worn out question from most fans in Milwaukee and the state. But valid nonetheless. He isn't the only one who is holding the Crew back from surpassing the Cubs....but he plays a pretty big role in it. Wise-up, write it off, and play the grizzly veteran. Spot-start Weeks and you may actually have a surge of activity.
-Brewers merchandise is flying off the shelves. Welcome aboard the band wagon, Brewer fans. It's been lonely up here for quite a while. This of course is good news, because it is merchandise and ticket sales that typically boost pay rolls.
At Miller Park, sales are up 25% to 30% over last year at this time, Schlesinger said. "The big sellers are the player T-shirts from Majestic," Schlesinger said. "Majestic has told us we are the No. 1 team in baseball in terms of player T-shirts." -Jsonline.com
-Braun should pinch hit tonight. And be back in the line up by Sunday or Monday, this according to Uecker on the radio.
-Here's a picture of the ugliest player in the NL. His hair is a nappy forest of mangled knots and fleas. Anyways...notice his helmet. He just came to LA a couple of weeks ago, yet is helmet looks weathered and looks as if it was worn during the Tet Offensive. A lot of players have these type of dirt-ass helmets. My question is this:
Do they take a blow torch and melt away the layers of plastic? Then wipe their asses with it? Because not only does this players hair look like soup sandwhich....his helmet looks rancid.
Posted by Scottage Cheese at 9:28 AM