Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bryan's News and Views: Beginning of Spring Training

- So, Joe Blanton's trade stock just took a tumble, eh?

- Did anyone else try to order tickets online on Saturday? Let me tell you, it's basically like waiting in line with yourself. It took over an hour and a half to order tickets and the reason I finally ordered tickets was I decided to stop waiting online and call. (Not that calling was much better, I had a busy signal for most of the morning there too). At least those who braved the weather got a hot dog and a t-shirt. Those waiting online get the Virtual Waiting Room of DOOM. It's basically a screen that refreshes itself and never goes anywhere.

- I love that the team is doing well and that the state finally has some Brewer fever again, but not being able to get extra opening day tickets really ticked me off. I feel bad for those who are big Brewer fans but couldn't get any opening day tickets. By the way, the lowest price for opening day tickets on StubHub was 71 bucks on Saturday.

-I usually name someone as most underrated. I'd like to say Corey Hart, but he's become somewhat rated; he's been getting a lot of well deserved respect. I'm going to say Bill Hall. He had a letdown of a year last year in center. I just have a feeling that he's going to have a better season since he's back in the infield. I also hope he's gotten better at making adjustments at the plate.

- I can't believe how much faith I have in the bullpen already. I feel that even if someone flounders, there's at least 2 people to take their spot. If Gagne repeats his Boston miscues, we still have Torres, Riske, and (gasp) Turnbow. If Gagne lights it up as a closer, we have many different set-up options to keep the arms fresh. It's great to me that Guillermo Mota, who was New York's hope to be a great set-up man, is about our 5th option, behind Torres, Riske, Turnbow, and Shouse.

- Does anyone else think Prince Fielder's bobblehead is way too reminiscent of the creepy Burger King? I completely can see Burger Prince sneaking around giving away Whoppers (or Boca burgers now).

I'm the anti-Burger King. Don't you dare eat that Whopper, son.
Get your a$$ some Boca, pronto.

- Since we're going with bobblehead gripes, when is that last time we've had a real quality likeness for bobbleheads? It's been at least a year and a half. This year's crop doesn't look much better. Ryan Braun's looks more like Drew Anderson (Give the man his signature scruff). I'm scared as to how Corey Hart's bobblehead will look. It'll either look like a tall Scott Podsednik bobblehead or like a character from Caveman.

- Yovanni's injury, while it is a setback, could have been a lot worse. It's better it happened now before we traded away Capuano, Bush, or Vargas.

- Yost is considering batting the pitcher 8th. Does he have some kind of man-crush on LaRussa? It didn't work for the Cardinals, it probably won't work for the Brewers.

- Cub fans are unhappy that the owner wants to sell the naming rights to Wrigley Field. While it could be funny to think about who could buy the rights (PBR Presents Wrigley Field, Boeing Field, etc...), but since we in Wisconsin are blessed with Lambeau Field I might actually feel their pain on this one. I would hate the owner talking about selling the naming rights to Lambeau and I would hate to see Wrigley or Fenway to turn into Stadium or Sobe LifeField.


Blogger Bryan said...

I just want to say sorry for the wait between posts. I had a real bad case of the flu. I didn't know it was the flu because I've never gotten the flu before, but I'm pretty sure it was that. One of my co-workers thinks it was Hepatitis-A because I never felt like throwing up. Nevertheless, I've felt like Johnny Estrada's reputation for a week and a half and I am finally getting the last of it out of my system.

February 28, 2008 6:28 PM  
Blogger Tyler said...

Hideous and overrated Wrigley Field borught to you by Right Field Bleachers.

March 1, 2008 11:51 AM  
Blogger Tyler said...

you know...or *brought

March 1, 2008 11:52 AM  

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