The polls are closed. All of the ballots have been counted. Florida “misread the ballot” six or seven times. Our beloved NL Central was 2nd place in fan voting, so thank you to everyone for voting. We were bested by the NL East though, always a bridesmaid……
The NL East roster is awesome too. You should take some time and vote for them. My least favorite baseball division, the AL East, is representing the AL in the World Series to end all World Series’ (happening this week). Don’t let the Dark Side take over. Please take a few minutes of your time and vote for the NL East:
SP Roy Halladay
SP Cliff Lee
SP Roy Oswalt
SP Josh Johnson
SP Tommy Hanson
RP Ryan Madson
CP Francisco Rodriguez
C Brian McCann
1B Ryan Howard
2B Chase Utley
SS Hanley Ramirez
3B Ryan Zimmerman
OF Mike Stanton
OF Jason Heyward
OF Jayson Werth
The NL East guys put together a great team.
- Brewers beat the A’s 4-3. Brandon Boggs knocked in the winning run on a double in the bottom of the 8th inning.
- Brandon Boggs went 3 for 4 on the day, pushing his spring batting average to .344. How nervous is Mark Kotsay right now?
- Now with more Mark Kotsay should be nervous news, Erick Almonte(found out today I have been spelling his name wrong……..there’s a K at the end, my bad) went 2 for 4. In 31 spring AB’s he is batting a solid .452 complete with 3 HR’s and 8RBI’s.
- Craig Counsell should be thanking his lucky stars that he is a treasure to this organization. His .095 BA is nothing short of pathetic. Went 0 for 3 today and left 3 runners stranded.
- Yovanni Gallardo was intimidating on the mound today. Gave up 4 hits and 1 run in 3.2 innings. Also punched out 4 bad guys. Can’t wait for opening day!!!
- Sean Green continues to impress me. This guy could end up being one of our best off-season acquisitions. My only hope is that he can stay healthy.
- Mark Rogers threw some live batting practice today and reports are that he felt terrific afterwards. Please……let this be it. How amazing would it be for this guy to finally reach his potential?
On a more serious news note. Brewers relief pitcher Takashi Saito is a native of Japan. By now we have all heard of the horrible tragedy that has befallen that country. Fortunately for Takashi he has accounted for all of his family members, especially his wife and three children. Many people in that country have not been so lucky. For myself, living in Seattle, today was a very surreal experience. My thoughts and heart are with the people of Japan. If you would like to help, feel free to visit The American Red Cross website. Even if you donate a dollar or two, I guarantee you it will make a difference. Sorry, to hop up on the soapbox everyone. Sometimes it has to happen though.
Tomorrow is Saturday. You should have some free time. If you want to read an article that will make you truly appreciate Yovanni Gallardo, check out this article by David Pinto. The article is entitled “The Clutch Pitcher”. Give this a read. You will thank me later.
Talk to everyone tomorrow. Be sure and check out Colin’s amazing breakdown of the greatest pitching staff in Brewers history