The minor League Brewers began in 1902, survived both world wars and were maybe the only Milwaukee team not subject to the volatile fluctuations of capitalism. I sort of made up those last three words because they sound intelligent, but they might be true too.
I never studied capitalism but I ate a sandwich at a Jamaican restaurant and overheard a conversation. I love eavesdropping. I love the word and i love the act. It’s maybe my favorite sin. The lady said in that most wonderful of Jamaican accents; “something’s gotta die for something to be born.”
I figured that was maybe capitalism or maybe not? The rich rely on gypsies to carry 2 x 4’s to build their houses or something like that?
The minor league Brewers seemed to sort of just appear out of thin air with no exploitation and scam required and they even suffered some tease and amputation to boot. County Stadium was built for them. A big stadium like that built for a minor league team. Kind of amazing, but also built to woo a big league team to town one day. Yep, That pretty, smiling face caked up with press conference make up to win a suffering franchise from elsewhere; promise some milk and honey or beer and parking lot paradise; a better way. Picking up girls at the abortion clinic I guess.
Bill Veeck owned the St. Louis Browns and his team was bankrupt around the same time County stadium was being built so he petitioned his American league brothers to move his team to Milwaukee, and the brothers said no way Jose, but Veeck’s attempt didn’t go unnoticed.
It shook the penny-pinching pants of Lou Perinii; owner of the Boston Braves. He didn’t want no body moving in on his AAA geography. His Milwaukee Brewers were the AAA affiliate of the Braves who were floundering in Boston ; bad attendance or no attendance, not really winning except the occasional miracle and having to compete with the Red Sox .
So Perini followed Veeck’s steps and petitioned his National League brothers and surprise to everyone; they said OK and so the Braves packed up their bags and moved to Milwaukayeeee and the minor league Brewers? Well, they no longer had a stadium and so they moved to Toledo. One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor. Maybe that’s capitalism or Bob Dylan?
So Bravo to the Brewers; the minor league Brewers. I think you were the last team in Brew City to not be a scam. Milwaukee screwed over Boston and got the Braves and 13 years later those same Braves moved to Atlanta and so Atlanta screwed over Milwaukee and five years later Milwaukee screwed over Seattle; stealing their Pilots.
A giant screw fest orgie. I wish the Brewers were Mariners and an expansion team, but the show must go on Bob Barker.
I don’t know any absolutes or truths other than this life unfurling its plot day after day, but there’s bound to be an author of all of this or maybe not. That’s a personal matter so all I can do is taste as much as possible and get my lava bubble juices flowing and this requires deep breathing because the St. Louis Cardinals have aligned with the USA military.
I always suspected a secret agreement between NASA and George Steinbrenner but this Cardinal military alliance could result in tanks lining the Mississippi keeping fans wearing blue from walking under the arches.
He goes by the name Mitch Harris; a Navy Lieutenant and apparently he’s the first graduate of the US Naval academy to pitch in the majors since 1921 and Nemo Gaines.
Harris gave up 2 hits and 2 walks in one inning plus of relief yesterday. Jams and discipline he’s good at.. Made for some heart warming moments during another Brewer’s loss, but Ryan Braun stole the show announcing that the early season funk was his fault. So much for baseball being a team game. Braun craves attention; by any means necessary.
The Brewers are 3-15.