Pinch me: Brewers making postseason plans, just in case
Just got an e-mail from the Brewers about media credentials in the event the club makes the playoffs.
I haven't been to the mailbox yet, but I understand the team is reaching out to season-ticket holders about the postseason, if indeed the deal gets sealed sometime during the 16 remaining games.
Wow. This is too cool.
I always figured that, when the story of the 2012 season was written, we'd be talking about blown saves that denied the team crucial wins, especially the three straight losses in Philadelphia that ended with identical 7-6 outcomes. The Phils then signed Cole Hamels to a juicy contract extension, ratcheting up what passes for decent money for a stud pitcher, thus hastening Zack Greinke's Milwaukee departure.
As is always the case, one can't start writing stories until they've run their course. Milwaukee cobbled together a fantastic stretch run in recent weeks, and the Brewers injected themselves back into the wild card chase. As of this writing, they're 2.5 games back.
The next two weeks could be incredible.
Only the most innocent and optimistic fans thought the Brewers could pull this off. I admittedly wasn't one of them. I was buckled in to see former Nashville Sounds dotting the lineup as August became September, content to see tomorrow's stars today as Milwaukee played out the string.
It's amazing to see the Crew do what it's doing with so many unexpected heroes. Each night's game takes on a post-season feel, the consequences amping up the intensity. It's more than we could've ever hoped for.
It's great seeing the Brewers still fighting for front-page privileges with the Packers--admittedly there've been too many Septembers during which baseball gets bumped by the Green and Gold. Not in 2012.
Enjoy the ride.