Monday, October 22, 2018

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The World Series

My Cubs-loving cousin finally got over her team's loss (it's been 2 and a half weeks) and agreed to go the NLCS with me in Milwaukee.

At least I think she got over it

We waited until the last minute to see what could have been the last game for either team and I think everyone secretly or very openly was hoping for a Game 7.


But the last grill was cleaned.


The last burger was flipped.


The last PBR flag was flown.


And the last bit of weed savored under cover of tailgate brat smoke.


The friendly concession stands have closed for the baseball season in Wisconsin.


The last hastily scribbled sign has been flashed to the camera.


The last chance to get on TV has gone to B roll.


The last pretty girl has been flirted with under the pretense of team spirit.


And mighty Yasiel did not strike out.
Goodbye Brewers, you were a delight and a surprise and hello Dodgers, this Cheesehead is still screaming, "Te amo!"

44 comments:

  1. The pawty is as much fun as the game!

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    1. Sometimes more, especially if you're losing, but I sure did enjoy Game 7, puuurrrrrrrr.

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    1. It sure is fun when you when but safer when you lose if in enemy territory. At least I had a WI license plate, lol.

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  3. Glad you enjoyed the season. That's what it's all about.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

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    1. The Dodgers didn't really pick up until the end like they did last season when they also made it to the World Series. They are a fun team to follow. The Brewers had a better season or at least a more consistent one I think. I didn't pay much attention until just before the Wild Card games.

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    1. I keep trying to remember about the Tuesday link up, glad I got it this time (:

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  5. Awww....what a great post! I truly felt the last of the greatness for another year!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    - Lisa

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    1. Oh no, the greatness of the Dodgers continues. Gotta watch my post titles and sentimentality I guess. Since they (Brewers) were no longer in the way which ended their season I got a little verlempt.

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  6. ah, the ending is only the beginning of next year!

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    1. Actually the ending is the beginning of the World Series which I'm watching now. My boys down by 1. And may I add, "Suck It, Sox!"

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  7. Awwww, sorry it's all over for you. we're rooting for the other guys tonight, not the ones who beat up on you. because they do spring training in Florida (at least that's what the other person in this house tells me, the one who's watching Game 1 as we speak/write... except I hear snoring coming from the recliner, so I think the game is just an excuse.)

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    1. Ha, I feel the post title is misleading, Sal. I'm a Dodgers fan and was simply throwing the Brewers a bone as they are the state team and all and they played one helluva season. That said, I've been a true fan of blue a bit before Yasiel Puig when I noticed how many players I liked and of course discovered Vin Scully. I also had a thing for Adrian Gonzalez. The long history and growing up hearing about the Brooklyn Dodgers then Puig and JT, fantasy baseball and a blogger friend from Milwuakee who is actually a Dodger fan (lives in LA so more of an excuse than I have).
      I think you're rooting for the wrong team, then, lol unless you're talking about Game 6 of the NLCS, in which case, yes, the Brewers beat up on the Dodgers pretty badly.
      Funny, I know the White Sox and Dodgers train at Camelback Ranch in AZ but no idea where the Brewers go for spring training. It's 3-2, wake up!

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    2. Oh,maybe Bill said that they trained near where we stayed a few winters in Arizona. I wasn't really listening ;>)

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    3. Okay, I feel as if I should know where the Brewers train, after all they played their little beer soaked hearts out...Maryville Park in Phoenix. Hmm, didn't know that. And that "wake up" was me yelling at the TV and typing at the same time (:

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  8. This is such a sweet love note to the Brewers, Jeana. Your photos and words are the kind of stuff that get me crying. Hope the Dodgers do you proud, Chica. :-)

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    1. Yeah, why not throw the Brew Crew a bone. And I was wearing my nephew's bracelet and felt he might have been there with me taunting of course as his Brewers crushed my Dodgers. One of my fondest memories was when we went to a game when he was maybe 12, 14 years old and he kept buying stuff, saying, "No, I got it." Pretty sure he took the money from his brother's piggy banks, lol.

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  9. As a New Yorker, I used to be a Met fan, and my husband was a Yankee fan. Now that we live in Colorado we've become Rockies fans. They came close in playoffs, but no golden ring for them. I hope it will be an exciting series and will go all seven games!

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    1. I got sick of rooting for the Mets, they always find a way to crash and burn. That must have been fun! Yeah, the Rockies came into play a lot for me and my cuz. Nope, not this year and they were a solid threat to the Dodgers. I hope it goes better than last night, I mean c'mon, 8 friggin' runs, cheez, 4 shudda won a game. Already looking dicey after a few pitches in Game 2.

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  10. You have a great attitude and love for life. I enjoyed reading this and previous post. I watched baseball when I was younger but must admit I don't any more. Don't know why.

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    1. I'm not sure about all that, Carol, but nothing to help a tough month like a good game. I think fantasy baseball got me into it more and liking a winning team doesn't hurt (;

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  11. This is a wonderful post about baseball.

    Hope you will root for Boston. The Sox have a power pitcher in Nathan Eovaldi. And he's my nephew.

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    1. Thanks, Deb. I will not. #ladetermined. Oh shite, I think he's a great pitcher, color me impressed. He's one of my go to fantasy baseball guys.

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    1. I'm not loving the WS so far, but the night is young. #ladetermined

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  13. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!!!

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    1. I still think you deserve a toy per tooth, Brian.

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  14. So who are you for? The Red Sox or the Dodgers?

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    1. That's a Yasiel valentine, Kelleyn (Dodgers).

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  15. What a super fun post this was!!! I am trying to derive some joy from how well Boston is playing (I am an Indians fan and you know how THAT played out!)

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    1. Thanks, Caren, Boston booooooooooo. I was an Indians fan at one time. It was around when Ozzie was still with the White Sox and I really liked that division.

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  16. We are glad you enjoy the games so much - they sound like a good time!

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    1. Until they weren't Tylan and Carmines.

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  17. Great photos of people and You enjoy the baseball game ~ it is hard to lose ~ Right now the Red Sox are vying for the World Series ~ Being from the area I am rooting for them ~ may be you don't want hear that ~ but at any rate ~ Go Sox!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Lost the game, won the series, got humiliated by the Red Sox. Although I did predict early in the regular season they'd take it all. Pfffttt.

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    1. It was more like something I had to do, Linda.

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  19. Hi Jeanna, baseball? The way events are enjoyed where you live does remind me of South Africa. They know how to support there team too. A good barbecue (braai), beer and a smoke (if you so wish). I have to ask - is your cousin wearing that umbrella hat to show her shame for her team?

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal.

    xx

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    1. South Africa, eh? You mean~cough~soccer? Yes they do support their team in Milwaukee, but I don't. (I was supporting the opposing team.) Oh yeah, Cheeseheads know how to tailgate. Nanci is wearing that hat of shame because I thought it would make a funny photo, she's a good sport. And that team is the enemy, much more so than the Dodgers, but who knows after this series.

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  20. This looks like fun. I love live sport, though my first choice would always be tennis.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. It was pretty wild and I ain't no spring chicken, Amalia. I used to like tennis, was never any good at it but had some fun.

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