- Part 2

Disciples of Uecker

We'd like to go to the Playoffs, that would be cool.

Posts by Tim Schaefer

The Cloud Is Also Made of Silver

It’s almost unfair to be a fan of a professional sports team.  There’s no reciprocity involved, no give and take, no mutual understanding.  It’s just me, this sad bundle of humanity watching helplessly with bug-eyed desperation as better, stronger men fight among themselves for a trophy that… [More]

Wherein I Ramble About The Postseason, The Diamondbacks, and Their Pitching

Well, that was weird. As most of you surely know by now, the Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox performed a beautiful, simultaneous nosedive into the hard concrete of reality, each losing its once seemingly assured wild card bid on the very last game… [More]

We (They) Deserve This.  We (They) Are Good Enough.

“Winning a seven-game major-league baseball series is much more a matter of luck than inherent ability.” –Eric Wilson, Winning Baseball These words frighten me sometimes.  They reek of a sort of sports nihilism, of the idea that there isn’t a solid core of truth to… [More]

Stop Panicking Now.

By on September 16, 2011

Stop Panicking Now.

Now is the time when every honest-hearted fan of a plucky, surprisingly good small market team starts to panic.  Which is another way of saying that I’m panicking hard, like it’s my job.  I think I may have actually woken up panicking about the Brewers… [More]

Another 902 Words About Nyjer Morgan

Nyjer Morgan makes me uncomfortable.  Well, that’s not exactly right.  Everyone else’s reactions to Nyjer Morgan make me uncomfortable. Morgan is many things.  A fast, above average fielder who makes some great plays, but also occasionally bungles a tough play spectacularly, magically transforming, say, a… [More]

On McGehee, Betancourt, and The Gulf Between Their Gloves

I have this theory.  Well, it’s not a theory so much as a hunch on the verge of becoming a hypothesis.  If the Milwaukee Brewers win the World Series, they’ll do so with the worst defense between second and third of any champion team in… [More]

Measured Optimism

By on August 26, 2011

Measured Optimism

Hey, look!  The Brewers are nearly in the playoffs now!  Nyjer, Prince and Ryan are on the cover of Sports Illustrated, bouncing like Ritalin’d teens at a Big Time Rush concert.  Or like Big Time Rush themselves.  Milwaukee (Wisconsin even!) is really excited and the… [More]

Managing Expectations (An Introduction)

The Brewers look odds on to win the Central Division this year –barring some awful Yostian collapse—and I can’t help but feel, well, odd about the whole thing. As a matter of introduction, I’ve been a Brewers fan my whole life, or thereabouts.  My dad… [More]