Milwaukee Brewers: Tim Dillard is a Brewer treasure
By Trevor Hooth
The Milwaukee Brewers are still silent this offseason, although moves are on the horizon.
For those who have a grimace of anticipation for a move, Tim Dillard can put a smile on your face. If there is any player who has more fun with his job, then kudos to them. The Twitter page of the Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer is full of entertainment.
Recently, it was a series of throwback videos of Dillard mouthing out the words of a movie with the audio behind him. The clips were edited together and released in “volumes.” That is really just the tip of the iceberg from @DimTillard.
From a baseball perspective, Dillard has logged just over 84 innings in the MLB. None since 2012. Some would say he is more than exceeding expectations, considering the Brewers drafted him in the 34th round in 2002. The team’s first rounder that year was Prince Fielder.
The last three seasons in Triple A show an ERA above five for Dillard. Despite that, the team brings him back every year. He is a mainstay in the Colorado Springs bullpen. This is not a player signing, it is a personality signing.
While Dillard competes with the best of them year in and year out, he is most valuable in the clubhouse. His chronicles of the life of a minor league over Twitter are something truly special. Fans can only hope he pitches until his arm falls off, because that would make a great video.
Jokes aside, there is not one angry Milwaukee Brewers fan that Dillard is in the organization. In fact, in these dormant times, it comes in handy. Though he has no say in signings and trades, he can certainly raise spirits of frustrated fans.
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I will go as far to say that Dillard is a national treasure that we must protect. The comedic stylings of the righty are entertaining far beyond what he is able to do with a baseball in his hand. Let’s hope for another few years if entertainment gold.