June 18, 2004
It's Miller Time
Do you know how long it has been since I've watched an outdoor baseball game? I don't remember the exact date, but I was a young boy of around 8 or 9 years of age when I went to Met Stadium for Burger King Helmet Day (and what a fine piece of merchandise that was). I sat in left field, and unfortunately I barely remember anything. I think the Twins were playing the Brewers, but I can't even say for sure. What I do remember is a home run landing in the aisle right next to me and my best friend screaming at me to "Get the ball!" The next thing I know about 10 adults dove at it, trampling everyone around them. I looked at my friend and said, "Are you nuts?" And that is my final memory of watching the Twins at Met Stadium. Pathetic isn't it?
Ah, but this weekend I will again witness outdoor baseball. Cheesehead Craig and I are taking a Father's Day road trip to Miller Park to watch the Twins play the Brewers. I am very much looking forward to this. Just imagine actually sitting in a stadium designed for baseball! Sheesh! It gets me fired up just thinking about it. I know it is hard to even fathom for most of us, especially the Minnesota legislature. Speaking of which, if there is anything that will get my stadium juices flowing again it will be this trip. I guarantee that after 18 innings at Miller Park .... Man! When I get back my legislators won't even know what hit them. I may even have to join Larry Spooner and march around the state capitol and demand that stadiums are built! Watching baseball at Miller Park will be like giving heroin to a drug addict. Stadiums are my addiction and Miller Park will fuel my unhealthy obsession. In other words, I am looking forward to this trip! Needless to say I will document with words and pictures our excursion to Milwaukee.
The Twins should easily beat the Brewers, too. After sweeping the Expos, the Twins are primed to continue their dominance of the Brewers at their own home ballpark. I mean come on, who do the Brewers even have that can compete with the Twins? Scott Posednik? Flash in the pan. Lyle Overby? The only word that comes to mind when his name is mentioned is FLUKE. Radke and Santana are going to dominate this mediocre Brewer lineup. My prediction? Saturday night Twins 9, Brewers 1 and Sunday night Twins 11, Brewers 2. A good time is guaranteed for all (Twins fans that is!).
Posted by snackeru at June 18, 2004 7:46 AM | Twins
I am looking forward to the trip as well, Shane. You are going to love Miller Park. Probably will get about 35-40,000 at the games each. Which is about 15-20,000 more than the Twins would get for a weekend game. This will be a treat for you to see a mostly full stadium, but don't be too scared, people are nice in Milwaukee.
The Brewers have one of the best pitching staffs in the bigs, I'm not kidding. Their bullpen is very good so your prediction of score is sadly for you, going to be quite off. The Brewers will win this series easily. Flash in the pan? That screams Lew Ford to me. Who's going to beat the Brewers, Luis 0 for 3-vas? Torii "bad pitch" Hunter? Don't tell me you are pinning your hopes on Radke, who gets scored on more than Paris Hilton. Minnesota beats up on weak team in their division, NL Central is the toughest division there is. Time to play with the big boys now.
Posted by: Cheesehead Craig at June 18, 2004 9:04 AM
Big boys ... please. First of all, I agree that there will be 35-40,000 at the game. But that is because there will be 20,000 Twins fans there. Just you wait, it will sound like a Twins home game. So, I'm not afraid at all since I will be among friends. And don't be dissing Rivas. He's hitting .538 since coming back from his injury and a respectable .279 overall. And Radke ... well if he can get out of the first inning he's going to smoke the Brewers! Do I smell another wager?
Posted by: Shane at June 18, 2004 10:05 AM
You want another wager? Fine. Here's one for you, the Brewers will win the series, meaning taking 2 out of 3. If they don't I'll mow your lawn. If they do win 2 of 3, you mow mine. You willing to take that bet you mamby-pamby librarian?
Posted by: Cheesehead Craig at June 18, 2004 11:03 AM
How dare you mock such a noble profession. Because of your insolence the baseball gods will surely grant the Twins victory! In other words, you're on.
Posted by: Shane at June 18, 2004 1:09 PM
Make that mow AND TRIM, please.
Posted by: Cheesehead's Wife at June 18, 2004 2:32 PM