Griff’s New Favorite Website

I just found this site and felt I had to share: Pee Your Pants For The Brewers. Nearly 7000 Brewers fans have pledged to piss their pants if and when the Crew should ever make the playoffs. I realize that this is kind of gross, but I’m pretty sure that if the Brewers ever do clinch a playoff spot, I will do a number 1 (and likely a number 2) in my Lederhosen, regardless of any pledge, so I might as well get on board. And with all the PBR and MGD flowing at Miller Park, Derry’s Pub, and elsewhere Brewers fans are to be found, I’m pretty sure most Milwaukee fans are ipso facto on board.

The site is a great trip down memory lane for Brewers fans like myself. (Not just because we started going to County Stadium before being fully potty trained.) Pledgers list their favorite Brewers, and you see some great and obscure blasts from the past, including: Rob Deer (my old favorite), John Jaha, Mike Fetters, Ricky Bones, Pat Listach, Chuck Crim, Greg Brock, and Billy Jo Robidoux…among others.

Make sure to also check out the Methods page. One of my favorites is the “Borrow a Baby” strategy:  Find a baby to borrow.  While holding said baby pee your pants and then yell out “Oh he got me. The little bugger got me good. Who’s child is this?!”  Bonus points if you can get the parent to buy you a “sorry my kid peed on you” beer.

Of course, it doesn’t look like Griff will be peeing her pants any time soon. (The Brewers just fell behind the Pirates in a tie for last in the NL Central, and Carlos Villanueva just walked in a run. My pants have never been drier.) But in the meantime, she can at least train (except her training will be with a PBR in hand):

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Yadier Molina gets his money’s worth…

After a grueling series at Miller Park this weekend, the Brewers ended up taking 3-4 from the Cardinals. A flurry (slowing sometimes to a drizzle – is that to mix my metaphors?) of text messages were exchanged between Bro Taguchi and Griff this weekend. A few highlights:

Griff: Try not to be too hard on my Crew tonite. They’re hurtin’ bad.
Gooch: Ok. Just keep the brats comin.

Griff: I am about to launch a jihad on the Brewer pitching staff.
Gooch: There are no beheadings in baseball…

Gooch: Are the crew wearing the old unis from the 80s? I love those. Never shoulda got rid of em. An A+ logo too with the mb glove.

Gooch: Fyi the baseball game is on the fox sports spanish channel if you get directv. Channel 616. Heh.
Griff: Viva los brewers! Como se dice bratwurst en espanol?
Gooch: Bratwurst.

Gooch: The cubs are back in 1st.
Griff: Our lame-ass pitcher just got a two-bagger off of your homeboys. Cubs suck. And I hate Carlos Zambrano.
Gooch: Hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate…[you get the idea]

All in all, we were pretty congenial, especially given that Ryan Braun went deep twice in two games (for a total of 4 dingers, if you can’t do math). But the series highlight has to go to Yadier Molina, who – after getting tossed by home plate umpire Paul Schrieber – proceeded to strip down and leave all his equipment in front of Schrieber at home plate. LaRussa gets run as well, but as Bob Uecker noted, that’s “no big surprise.” (Uecker went on to express disappointment that Molina didn’t keep on going with his strip show. Not sure what to make of that.) You can watch the video here.

It’s going to be an interesting season…

Milwaukee’s Miller Park Ranked #2 Ballpark in Nation

A recent Sports Illustrated survey of baseball fans nationwide ranked the Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller Park the second-best baseball stadium in the nation, in terms of home-fan satisfaction:

Miller Park

Now Griff would rank MP at #1, given that the top spot went to Progressive Park in Cleveland, which is not so progressive as to actually have built a retractable dome for their often-cold-and-rainy city:

Progressive Park

As Brewer’s radio announcer Jim Powell points out on his blog, the Indians actually had to vacate PP (ha!) last April due to snowy weather. And where did they go to play 3 games against the Angels? Miller-f*ing-Park!

Now apparently home fans in Cleveland are slightly more satisfied with their home ballpark than are Milwaukee fans, and it appears that this may have something to do with the fact that they serve chicken and waffles (hopefully not together) at PP. Of course, they’re going to be freezing their wet asses off while eating their oh-so-delicious soul food.

However, MP took the trophy for food. I mean, five different kinds of Klements sausage + secret stadium sauce?

Brat + Stadium Sauce

Cmon! Get those rain-soaked soggy waffles outta my face!

Cleveland fans should remember that the retractable dome not only saved their asses last year, but may do so again in the future. While I was not always a big fan of the RD, I think it really is a must-have for Midwestern ballparks in the new millennium. Since the US hasn’t done anything much to stop climate change, the weather during the spring season sucks ass and will only get worse – and baseball stadiums need to be able to deal with that kind of weather. Now Griff has done her share of freezing her ass off during hour-long rain delays at County Stadium because she had lower level box seats and wouldn’t move up to sheltered (non-box-seat) ground…but it blows. And for those of us who now have to travel long distances to see our team play, it really bites to see games get rained out.

So here’s to Miller Park – in my opinion, El Estadio Numero Uno for baseball!

Oh, and speaking of domes, Gooch will like this one from Jim Powell: “I also found it funny that Cardinals’ fans overrate their new stadium and underrate their team.” But we all know that Bro Taguchi does just the opposite, so let’s give him a few props while we’re at it.