You remember Craig Counsell's batting stance, right?
Totally used to crack me up.
Right after the last Cubs/Brewers series, the one where the Crew took 2 out of 3, they fired manager Ron Roenicke (umm... I edited this and put the right guy's name in... thanks NoshNWW!) and hired former Brewer SS Counsell.
Yeah the Brewers' record was pretty terrible, but that was kind of a quick hook.
Anyway, now Counsell's the guy, and yesterday he watched his team give up 4 dingers (Fowler, Rizzo, Soler and Castro) to the Cubs as the Brewers lost 6-7.
Maybe the most important run came in the top of the 9th with 2 out and Addison Russell on 3rd, Kris Bryant hit a grounder to SS Jean Segura.
But Bryant takes that "respect 90" thing to heart and beats the throw by 2 frames of slo-mo replay video.
And that 7th run came in handy when Hector Rondon was un-Rondon-like and gave up 3 in the bottom of the 9th with Brewers on 1st and 2nd when the last out came.
W flag goes up about 81 miles south of Miller Park.
When Joe Maddon protested the call (that Bryant was out), I thought well that's kind of overkill there, Joe.
I mean, Castro had just hit a homer and the Cubs were up by 3 with Rondon coming in...
But it meant the extra run.
And then of course former PED abuser Ryan Braun hit his 3 run homer to make it a one run game, well then I thought I shall no longer think things like "that's kind of overkill there, Joe".
So the bullpen's been super inconsistent but you have to think that soon they'll all get on the same page and be more like what we all thought before the season started - one of the best parts of the team.
6:10 game tonight in Milwaukee with Travis Wood out to make the memory of last week's Mark Reynold's grand slam go away.