The 3-gamer starting today at The Stadium might very well be the most important series of the season for the Yankees. And there's a very simple reason for that. The Yankees are playing the Milwaukee Brewers and that gives me plenty of opportunities to talk shit and act like a jackass around the office to pretty much everybody I work with (minus a few Cubs fans).
For those who don't know, I live and work in the greater Milwaukee area. I live about 10 minutes from Miller Park. But for some reason, people around here seem to think that those 2 facts automatically mean I have to give up my love for the Yankees and become a Brewers fan. The fact that I'm originally from CT, and the NY side of CT at that, and that almost my entire family is Yankee fans means nothing to them. I can't tell you the number of times guys around the office try to start conversations with me about how the Brewers are doing or how that game went last night. My stock response? "Fuck the Brewers." I couldn't give a shit less about the Brewers if they won every game or lost every game. So to have the opportunity to walk around and talk crap to everybody here is an opportunity I'm dying to have.
The only problem is, the Brewers are actually playing some decent baseball this year. Their rotation has been solid thanks to the additions of Zack Greinke and Shawn Marcum, 2 pitchers with whom the Yankees are familiar, and despite the glaring holes in their lineup the combination of Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun is more than enough to carry a team on days where they both have big games. The Brewers' big weakness, though, is their middle relief. That group of clowns shouldn't be pitching in a Double-A All Star Game let alone the Majors, so if the Yankees can continue to be patient and work the starters, they should have plenty of chances to tee off late in games.
So this is my plea to you, Yanks. Go out and kick some ass. At least take 2 out of the 3 games of this series, preferably the first and third games. I have about 8 different Yankee shirts in my closet and a couple of different hats, and I'm itching to turn the office into a goddamn Yankee fashion show over the next 3 days. Friday will be especially sweet if CC can shut the Brewers down and I can rock the CC shirt into work to really twist the knife. Yes, there are some people here who still haven't gotten over CC signing with the Yanks in free agency. For some reason they think he's an idiot for taking the Yankees money over the Brewers' $100 mil offer. I know, it's pathetic.
So make me proud, boys. Give me a justifiable reason to be a dick at work. And for the 2nd time in 2 days, hit the music!!!
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