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at least it wasn’t a shutout


There was Carlos Gomez Wednesday night; leading off the game against the Rockies and no big deal there, but somewhere in the middle of his first inning at bat, the fireworks show went off and that’s not supposed to happen at miller park or only when there’s home runs hit by brewers.

Gomez smiled anyway; liking the innuendo and what not; the way Milwaukee says please, but the Rockies pitcher whose name I can’t remember didn’t smile and as for me; well; I was thinking  “too bad for you buddy because maybe nature isn’t on your side today or at least not technology and anyway, you’re on the road and young so deal with it,” but he didn’t and Gomez worked a rare walk and I felt like anger as a talisman had been effective, but Jonathan Lucroy hit into a double play so the apparent home field premature fireworks explosion trick didn’t pan out, but it was worth a try.

The Brewers have picked up where they left off last year; as total offensive zombies except for newly acquired Adam Lind; hitting .600 and especially that double and home run Wednesday night, but the Brewers lost after leading because Carlos Gonzalez hit a game tying monster blast off the Brewer’s Johnny Broxton who used to be called Jonathon and then Wil Rosario hit a go ahead 10th inning thinger off Frankie now we have you for 2 years Rodriguez.

The Brewers got swept by the Rockies who have all that offense as usual and lots of gold glovers too and now this year they stacked their staff with sinker ballers and Walt Weiss looks like he knows what the crow he’s doing. I don’t know how good a defender Nolan Arenado is, but he had me thinking about the great ones and I don’t know how many doubles the Rockies hit in this series, but it maybe set a record and somewhere else there’s probably a guy who wears an opal on his ring finger; inherited it from his grandfather I bet, but got hooked on scholars and then hawked and hustled the ring on some street corner to pay for private schooling but fell quickly sick from seeing all those desks facing the podium with such one way obedience.

“Goebbels and bits,” he probably sang. “Goebbels and bits” he kept singing and the other students laughed, but the professor sent him away, to some room down the hall and then he was expelled so he said “screw it and onward” because what choice did he have? Oh he had plenty of choices but he made the one in his gut and wandered all kinds of streets like they did all kinds of roads railroads and rivers all those hundreds of years and he felt satisfied and made playgrounds his place to rest long after the children playing day was done and he dreamed under jungle gyms and in the morning rolled on alone but not really alone. There were others and they all roamed round the big house they shared, that everyone shared; so many rooms like behind the post office and atop city hall; in the trees behind the quick mart and the broccoli patch along the lake and the fire truck passed one day.

“It has a ladder and is red and has wheels and all of this is a miracle,” he screamed “And so is the fire the truck will be trying to put out, but it won’t put out and will never put out.”

So Adam Lind hits a home run and does his home run trot and what not round the bases to give the Brewers I think it was a 4-2 lead and then back home into the Brewers dugout for the first regular season time and all the car wash flaps and high fives and brother to brother to brother and for a few innings we were on our way, but 

the brewers are 0-3.


Author: Steve Myers

I grew up in Milwaukee and have been a Milwaukee Brewers baseball fan for as long as I can remember.

7 thoughts on “at least it wasn’t a shutout

  1. I know I’m generally alone in my pronouncement here, but I like the Rockies chances this year. Lots of offense, solid D, and if their pitching can be something approaching league-average, they could win 80-85 games.

    • well, according to vegas insider the Brewers and Rockies are both 70-1 odds at winning the world series. I guess it’s always the same with the rockies…always if they get some pitching.

  2. Which means they can only go 159-3. Not bad.

  3. Water seeks its own level, and I will leave it to you to decide if that is good news or not.

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