A quick note: I wrote this on Monday, so the numbers are slightly different today, but the point maintains the same.
I’m guessing the average baseball fan doesn’t pay much attention to what happens in the National League Central Division, especially here in Boston. On July 15th, Pittsburgh and St. Louis were tied for 1st, and Milwaukee was half a game back at 49-45. Since then the Brewers have been absolutely on fire, posting a 32-9 record. The Pirates have dropped an absurd 18 games back, and even the Cardinals are now 10.5 games out of first. A division race that was a three team dogfight six weeks ago is now all but over. And how about this: for the season the Brewers are 50-16 at Miller Park. 50-16!!! That’s a .758 home win percentage! That kind of thing happens in the NBA and the NFL, not in MLB.
Also, while I’m on the subject of the Milwaukee Brewers, their old logo may be my favorite one in the history of baseball. I can’t believe they changed it. Back in the late 80′s (when I collected baseball cards and they played in the A.L. East with Boston) I used to see it all the time. I just thought it was a ball in a glove, and that made enough sense to me. At some point along I realized it was also an “M” and a “B,” and my mind was blown. I mean how brilliant is that?!
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