Some Baseball Randomness

I’ve been doing a bit of waxing nostaligic by watching some old 8mm video tapes. Well, they’re not old, but they are from the past – 2000 to 2003 to be specific – the time I was leaving high school and going to college (in fact, some of the videos are from we were driving back from school after orientation and after my freshman year). The videos were interesting, and in one, there was talk about the Brewers.

At that time, we were still in the dregs of the seemingly never-ending streak of losing seasons (which technically ended 3 years ago with a .500 season, and was definitely done last year, with a second-place finish in the division), with the little-known Jerry Royster as the manager at the time, and with the Commissioner of baseball, Allen H. (Bud) Selig (owner of a car dealership on the side), still in charge of the club. For some reason (likely the static we were getting from the electric wires on the side of the road), we decided to flip away from the baseball to listen to music.

Now? We’d likely have stuck around and listened to the game, as it’s always fun to listen to baseball on the radio. šŸ˜‰

Anyway, this season is off to a good start for the Crew, with two wins from the first series against the Cubs, and opening day set to go off tomorrow (I’d tried getting tickets to the game and a pre-game party from a radio station, but I kept getting busy signals, so I’ve chosen to volunteer as an alternative šŸ™‚ )

As far as a prediction, I think the Brewers will get into the playoffs this year, and are likely candidates for winning the Central division this year. However, if you are to believe reports, this is likely to be Ben Sheets’ last year with the team. He took the US to gold in Sydney; can he do the same for the Brewers this year?

So, continuing on the theme of baseball, here are a couple of videos (one of which is actually from wrestling, but it’s hilarious) to honor the beginning of the season. A word of warning to Aussies, the video featuring Harry Caray uses the word root in the sporting sense. Y’know, just so you know. šŸ˜‰

The first video is of Bob Uecker at WrestleMania 4, trying to find Vanna White, but finding someone else…

This second video is a montage of Harry Caray singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, as was his custom (continued now by the Cubs with different celebrites every day). One thing to note is the “Real Jimmy Piersall Fan Club”. What happened to regular characters in this world? šŸ™‚ Hit it, Nancy!