Wanting a World Series title doesn't mean winning the World Series this year is an urgent matter for the Brewers. However, that doesn't mean that it still isn't urgent.
As the playoffs draw near and the Milwaukee Brewers play in their 5th postseason in the last six years, the urgency factor to come away with a World Series title is growing. It's grown so high in fact, that ESPN declared the Brewers the team with the highest urgency to get the Commissioner's Trophy in 2023.
There are several reasons why the Brewers are more than capable of winning the World Series this year. Whether they actually accomplish it remains to be seen. If they don't, there will surely be disappointment among the team and fans at falling short, but that disappointment might be even greater than normal this year if that happens.
Here's why it's so urgent for the Milwaukee Brewers to win the World Series in 2023.
Reason #1: The Brewers have never won a World Series and haven't made it to one in 41 years
Every Brewers fan, no matter the age, has heard about the legend of the 1982 Brewers. The highlights are on repeat forever and it's the first thing anyone mentions when talking about Brewers history. But that was a team that didn't even win the World Series. This isn't to cast any stones at that team or recognizing their accomplishment, but that was 41 years ago and that's all we've had to bring up for 41 years.
It's far past time for the Brewers to get themselves a World Series, not only getting there again, but winning it. There are just six franchises that have yet to win a World Series. The Brewers are one of them. Four of the remaining five have all made the World Series before and all have done it more recently than Milwaukee. The Padres in 1984 and 1998, the Rockies in 2007, the Rays in 2008 and 2020, and the Rangers in 2010 and 2011. The Mariners are the only team to have never made a World Series, but they were only a franchise for five years when the Brewers last made the Fall Classic.
Of the teams that have made a World Series before without winning, the Brewers have the longest drought since their last appearance.
This drought needs to end and it needs to end soon because they may not get a better chance than what they have right now...