The Week That Was
A weekly review of the past week in sports and maybe not sports. Everyone else has a weekly list or 8 so why not us.
Seeing as there was very little in the way of sports going on this week, this week’s The Week That Was focuses on the Brewers season to date for the most part. As much as I worried about writing this one it actually came pretty quickly and once I was done I thought, Doh!, forgot about Stricker. So to that effect, a special non-numbered recoginition of Steve Stricker and his win last weekend and who is currently only two strokes behind the leader at the British Open.
1. Home Run Derby: Before the Home Run Derby started on Monday I tweeted that I was really surprised so many talking heads were picking Prince to the win the thing. Guess I should have been more trusting in Fielder’s ability.
2. July 30th: I think by now we all know the significance of this date. Yep, you got it right, it’s the day before my Birthday
3. Brewers Second Half – Pitching: I’ve heard this a couple times now that seeing as Bush should be coming back (? – see below) and if Parra can keep it together (er…) that the Brewers are fine with what they have for a starting rotation. Sorry, not buying it. While I do believe Bush will get back to form, I trust Parra to keep it together as much as I trust in my son Carter’s ability not to inject the word “poopy” into every sentence.
4. Speaking of Bush: This does not bode well, and get your mind out of the gutter, you know I was talking about the pitcher.
5. Brewers Second Half – Hitting: Mixed bag here. If you would have told me I would be missing Rickie Week’s bat I would have laughed and if you would have told me that Casey McGhee would take up the slack I would have laughed harder. What really needs to happen though to balance things out is for Hart and Hardy to get some sort of consistency and for Mat Gamel to be inserted at 3rd base every day.
6. My Brewers Solution: Trade Hart and Escobar to….someone, ATL for Javier Vasquez? Seattle for Jarrod Washburn? Kansas City for Gil Meche? Then move Hall, whom you’ll never get rid of and must have photos of someone, to RF. Gamel your everyday 5 and McGhee your everyday 4.
7. Brewers Mid-Season MVP: Tie between Craig Counsell & Casey McGhee. Without either of those guys this season would have lost hope long, long ago
8. Brewers Mid-Season LVP: As much as I would love to hang this on my two favorite targets, Hall & Parra, I really have to give it to the late first half performance of the Bullpen.
9. Bill Hall Confident, Delusional: Best third baseman in baseball. I don’t know whether to laugh or be pissed off with this statement.