It is September 27 2018. Last night the Milwaukee Brewers clinched a spot in the MLB Postseason. It might be only a Wild Card play-in game, but there’s also a chance we still win the NL Central.
I have complained about the heartbreak caused by being a fan of Wisconsin teams. I was born in 1991 – so technically I have seen 2 Packers Super Bowls – but I only remember XLV vs the Steelers. Outside of that amazing year, Wisconsin sports fans suffer a lot of pain.
The Badgers Football team has been close to the College Football Playoff but always stumble at some point along the way. The Badgers basketball team reached a couple Final Fours but no championships. The Bucks have not been “great” in my lifetime, but that may be changing – god bless Giannis.
But the Brewers… Out of all of of our teams, the Brewers are my number one. In my lifetime, the Brewers have made the playoffs three times: 2008, 2011, and now 2018. We lost in 2011 to the rival Cardinals in the NLCS. Lost in 2008 to the Phillies in the NLDS.
This year, it will be different. (Or will it?) I am creating this blog to document my heartbreak or elation in October. Becoming used to the let downs, they all blend together. With this forum I can have a record of when and how exactly my happy OR sad tears occurred.