Congrats, you last-place Marlins, on your biggest inning in history.
Lorenzo Cain just pulled off baseball magic on the basepaths.
And one of the smartest plays in years.
We need a resident Mets fan here.
After a win like this: are you letting yourself believe?
BOTTOM OF THE THIRD: NATIONALS 9 (2) – 0 BREWERS
First of all, I have a conspiracy theory.
Nationals Park, you know those seats behind home plate, that you always see on TV?
They’re not what you think.
BOTTOM OF THE SECOND: BREWERS 8 (0) – 2 PHILLIES
First game back after the All-Star break.
The Brewers up five games in the NL Central. Their best season since 2011.
Second inning, down two runs, Domingo Santana up to bat—the beginnings of one of those “But Wait There’s More” innings. Continue reading “Game 105 // Second Inning // Snowman in Milwaukee”
Sketch by Henry Gustavson
TOP OF THE FOURTH: PIRATES 6
(1) – 5 BREWERS
Before McCutchen, there was Sparrow. Before Bonds, Captain Hook.
TOP OF THE SEVENTH: CUBS 6 (1) – 4 BREWERS
The mountains making up the seating decks at Miller Park huddle up with the deep blue of the Great Smokies at sunrise, a monochrome grouped in uniform for the away team—a militia of smiles, armed with beers, invading with cheers and the proud feat of a fanbase that travels better than any of the greats. Marco Polo. Ibn Battuta. Ferdinand Magellan. Cubs Nation, A.D. 2016.
They swarmed Anaheim and Phoenix, sieged St. Louis and stamped a bruise on the seats of Cincinnati. Whispers from city to city, This is the year, is it not?—on a mission from god, crusading ahead in big strides, careful not to wake up the jinx. Continue reading “Game 66 // Seventh Inning // Rizzo Clears the Bases”
BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH: PHILLIES 8 (3) – 0 BREWERS
The walls. The walls.
Will there ever be this kind of a coincidence again?
TOP OF THE FIFTH: BREWERS 1 – 1 4 PHILLIES
Time to show Philly (and Milwaukee—Milly?) some love, starting with the one man set to save the City of Brotherly Love from the sports blues, the heir apparent to William Penn, Rocky Balboa, and Chase Utley. Mr. Maikel Franco.
2 home runs today. 23 years old. All-Star appearance number 1 coming in Continue reading “Game 16 // Fifth Inning, Milwaukee // I Wanna Be Like Maik”