Will Leitch wrote a piece on Deadspin this afternoon previewing the upcoming series that apparently is the first trip for the Brewers to the postseason in a couple years. Like most other Leitch-stuff, it's well written, and worth the read.
We'll link whatever previews we can find over the next few days, just so we have it on record what the public thinks of us. I'll be saving mine and the infamous Woz Guarantee until I see the pitching rotation. We all know the Woz Guarantee is a freaking lock.
Here's a few tidbits from the article:
Leitch - If they go out early, you have to wonder if it was worth it (talking about the Brewers and them "going for it" this year).
My React - Ummm...yeah it was worth it. Making the playoffs was THE GOAL for this team. Goal accomplished. Let's all just enjoy the ride this week.
Leitch - How much will he sweat when facing Ryan Braun with a one-run lead and a runner on in the bottom of the ninth? Could he handle that again (He's talking about closer Brad Lidge...who has been lights out this year)?
My React - Lidge is a beast. I won't bet against him. However, if it comes down to Braun v Lidge late in a game...think about last year in Houston...I'll take Braun.
Leitch - But you don't necessarily have to like this team (obviously referring to the Brewers), which, in the opinion of this Cardinals fan, have taunted, showboated and chest-pounded to a rather excessive amount for a team that, until yesterday, had never won a damned thing.
My React - Sigh...here we go again. "Never won a damned thing." What the hell does that have to do with anything? The old double standard. The old "we can do that...but you can't." We've seen this type of foolish statement before. How can somebody seriously believe that? This isn't like a rookie walking into a clubhouse and talking shit to veterans. This is an entire baseball team playing with the same swagger AS EVERY OTHER TEAM.
Anywho...Leitch goes on to predict the Brewers taking the series in 5...which isn't that bold of a prediction I suppose if CC takes the mound for 2 of the games. More previews to come...