Monday, April 9, 2012

Brewers beat Cubs for their first road win of 2012

Luckily tonight I got to watch the first Brewers road game of 2012 with Cheesehead Chick, UP, and Sam.

I know it's a Monday night early in the season but attendance was sparse at Wrigley Field compared to years past. As I noted in a tweet, the Cubs fans that actually showed up to the game booed Ryan Braun and cheered former Cub third baseman Aramis Ramirez. I respect Cubs fans for giving Ramirez a warm reception and I actually don't blame fans for booing Braun after he pulled the Reverse Al Capone. Sadly I expect Braun to get booed on the road throughout 2012.

The new Cubs owners (Ricketts Family) were smart to hire wonder boy Theo Epstein. Worst case scenario the owners have their fall guy if the Cubs don't preform well in the next five years. Best case scenario Epstein makes the right moves and the Cubs win a World Series. If that happens that means in the last decade Epstein will have given both Red Soxs and Cubs fans something they couldn't have for almost 200 years combined.

Switching gears back to the Brewers since this is a Cheesehead sports blog not a Second City sports blog. A few quick Brewers observations from the game. As Weeks hair continues to grow he looks more and more like Manny Ramirez. Vargas was expected to be the 7th inning guy heading into the season but after a few games I am not sold. Finally not having Fielder batting clean-up left a huge hole in the middle of the order but I actually like their regular 2012 line-up (Weeks, Morgan/Gomez, Braun, Ramirez, Hart, Gamel, Gonzalez, and Lucroy) more than their regular 2011 line-up (Weeks, Morgan/Gomez, Braun, Fielder, McGehee, Hart, Betancourt, and Lucroy).

One game does not make a season but the 2012 Milwaukee Brewers look like an infinitely more complete team than the 2012 Chicago Cubs.

Please check back through the upcoming weeks as the 2012 NFL Draft approaches and the 2012 NBA regular season comes to a close for a ton of Cheesehead sports coverage.

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- Wednesday What Happened - Most Overpaid and Most Underpaid 2012 Milwaukee Brewers
- Quick Thoughts - 2012 Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day Roster
- Quick Thoughts - Braun pulls the Reverse Al Capone
- Wednesday What (Should) Happen - 2012 Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training Preview

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