I’ve been quiet. This I know. Some out there take my silence as me having gone into hiding after the Milwaukee Brewers were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Game 7 of the NLCS. Those folks don’t know me at all. I don’t hide. I don’t run. What I was doing, was reflecting.
After a crushing defeat like Game 7’s was, it is so easy to spit anger. Could I be mad at Jhoylus Chacin for giving up the 2-run homerun that put the Dodgers up for good? Yes. Could I be mad at Jeremy Jeffress for giving up the 3-run homerun to Yasiel Puig, that blew the game open? Yes. Could I be mad at the offense for going back into their inconsistent ways? I sure could. What would this accomplish though? If anything, this would be doing a disservice to the phenomenal season the Crew had.
Milwaukee won a franchise record 102 games, won the NL Central,had three All-Stars, boast the presumptive NL MVP in Christian Yelich, found another star in Jesus Aguilar, and have the best bullpen in all of baseball. A bullpen that brought then within a game of the World Series. Not to mention this team is in tact for the next few seasons.
The team is built to last. Built to contend. Built to win. It’s understandable to be hurt this season has been put to bed. One must also understand that it’s just THIS season that’s over, not this consistent winner built by David Stearns and piloted by Craig Counsell. Everything that has a beginning, has an end. This is just the beginning for the Brewers.