Put me in coach, I’m ready to second guess

Bob Uecker isn’t only one not getting any younger!

As a lifelong sofa coach, we have found that screaming at the television helps. The indentured servants of Blaska Stately Manor began screaming at TBS Tuesday 10-12-21 around 5:30 p.m.

We started screaming when we saw Aaron Ashby take the mound in the fifth inning, Brewers up 4 to 2. Gives up a couple hits, walks one, hits a batter with two strikes on him and the Brewers are tied 4-4.

BaseballThe best stat that measures pitching: earned run average. Of 16 pitchers registering at least 20 innings during the regular season, Ashby was only the 14th best at 4.55.

What’s more, Ashby is a rookie; no playoff experience whatsoever. A major leaguer for all of three months. The Crew is down two games to one. It’s win or go home. And they turn to this untested arm? I don’t care about the lefty righty thing. Ashby gave way to starter Brandon Woodruff to finish the sixth inning. Why not one inning sooner?

Had a bad feeling going into the playoffs as the Brewers squandered 9 games of a 14-game lead in the Central division. Hitters had already reverted to the punchless form of the first two months of the season. In the playoffs, scored six runs in four games. Atlanta out-pitched (1.54 ERA to our 3.18) and out-hit Milwaukee (their .234 BA to our .192). For next season, Brewers need a consistent big bopper (could be Rowdy) and to find out who is pretending to be Christian Yelich. Keep Urias at third base. (No, he did not catch that foul ball.) See what you can get for Escobar. His straw stirred no drink.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Come right down to it, the Brewers were eliminated from the playoffs when Devin Williams smashed his hand into that wall after clinching the Central Division.

What kind of trade value can we get for Yelich?

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5 Responses to Put me in coach, I’m ready to second guess

  1. Wm. Tyroler says:

    The Brewers merely did what mediocre franchises do best: lose when it counts. They’ve been doing it for decades.


  2. Steve says:

    Yup. The end of the season was not a great launching pad for a playoff run. Agreed on Escobar, Yelich (why did he keep batting 3rd?) and Ashby. Till now, I thought Counsell was a good coach. Not so much at the end.


  3. Pasco says:

    Only more disappointing playoff team was my White Sox. We can suffer together till next season?⚾️⚾️⚾️


  4. Batman says:

    Speaking of basketball.
    In a statement released Tuesday, the Brooklyn Nets announced that point guard Kyrie Irving “has made a personal choice, and we respect his individual right to choose.” They respect his right to choose not to be vaccinated so much that he’s banned from games and practices until he changes his mind. “Currently the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability.”

    Remember when Magic Johnson was allowed to play when he was HIV+ even though back then it was often a death sentence. Covid is 99.9% survivable for healthy young people but the woke NBA doesn’t believe in natural more durable and comprehensive immunity due to previous China virus infection.
    Gee willikers, could there be something sinister going on with the extremely unpopular CCP virus mandates?
    It’s almost as though openbordersjo and his ilk are pushing and pressuring for civil disobedience.
    Now why would they do that?


  5. sentient7 says:

    Path to salvation…….hire Paul Chryst to coach the team. TWO outcomes. Badgers will finally have a chance to win a big game –that is, one of consequence with a coach who has a passion for winning. For years, the bad Karma of Big Bret and female-voiced Chryst have doomed the W. Little hope for teams with with soft pudding intangibles.
    Brewers on the other hand might do better under Chryst. If not, at least there would be no false expectations of a better finish. What does it matter: second place or sixth?


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