Monday, August 29, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers Tickets Not So Easy For Cubs Fans to Nab

Brewers Tickets

I think that we can safely say that the term Wrigley Field North can be put out to pasture for 2011. The Cubs fans that travelled to Miller Park this weekend drove home disappointed every day. With every score, Brewers fans most certainly drowned out the cheers from Cubbies backers. It was almost a non issue.

Brewers Tickets Bought by Cubs Fans

I understand the concept. Cubs fans that live north of Chicago could just as easily come to Miller Park. The drive is no issue for these commuters. They won't feel lonely at the ballpark. Brewers tickets were easy to come by. That wasn't the case this past weekend. The games were sold out for months. I wonder if Brewers fans have decided to back their team by snapping up those tickets, just to keep the "Flatlanders" out.

Big Brewers Versus Cardinals Series Starts Tuesday

The Brewers host the Cardinals for three days, starting this Tuesday. If the Brew Crew sweeps, you could almost guarantee the NL Central will go their way. On the other hand, things have gone south very quickly for teams that rest on their laurels. One would think that Roenicke won't let those boys get complacent.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Brewers on the Cover of Sports Illustrated

Brewers TPlush

What is every athletes dream? To make on the Sports Illustrated Cover or the Wheaties box. Ryan Braun won't admit that it was ever his goal to have been featured on the infamous sports magazine's front page, but he is happy for the national coverage.

So are his two colleges who also grace the cover, Prince Fielder and Nyjer Morgan. Titled “Living The High Life” the connected article focuses on Morgan's alias “T-Plush” and the teams character filled roster.

Second Sports Illustrated Cover for Ryan Braun

Although Braun was pictured on the cover in 2008 along with five other players this is the first time in nearly 25 years that the Brewers have been exclusively on the front. Rob Deer's lone appearance in 1987 was the last time a solo member of the team smiled for SI cameras. This will be the 6 time that SI have a Brewer on the feature article. Robin Yount was shown twice in October of 1982, before him Rollie Fingers in 1981, and in 1979 manager George Bamberger.

As for the purported Sports Illustrated cover jinx Braun seemed more eager to talk about the Madden video game jinx, Morgan pleaded the fifth, and Fielder claimed that he had never heard of it.