Beard? Check! Thick Coke bottle glasses? Check! Named Reggie? Check! You just don’t get any cooler than Reggie Cleveland.
After the Brewers’ demolition of the Blue Jays in Toronto on Opening Day, it was easy to get a bit cocky. The Brewers, after all, proved to be the superior team last season. And after one game, we were pretty certain nothing had changed.
One important detail did change, however. Rollie Fingers was beatable.
From June 2 on last year, Fingers allowed a grand total of three earned runs in 43 1/3 innings pitched for a ridiculous 0.65 ERA. If Rollie came into a game with the lead, that game was over. If he came in with a tie, he’d hold on until the Brewers scored, which rarely took long.
TORONTO — I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit worried.
There’s no reason I should have been worried. The Blue Jays are an historically terrible franchise. The Brewers are one of the best teams in the American League, if not in baseball. But this is based on last season’s results.
We’ve waited six months, and when you wait six months you tend to drive yourself crazy. Did the Brewers make the right moves? Are they good enough to take the AL East? Might last season have been a mirage? What if they don’t get off to a good start? [Read more…] about Brewers Win Big on Opening Day
Don’t remember Thad Bosley as a Brewer? Bosley played 42 games for the Brewers in 1981 and was traded to the Mariners a month ago — in March for the immortal Mike Parrott (who was cut from camp). But you’ve gotta love that afro!
Finally, the season is here! Following a season-opening snow-out, the Brewers travel to Toronto to get their first taste of regular season baseball during the 1982 season.
April 9 at 2:30 pm: Pete Vuckovich (14-4, 3,55 ERA) vs. Mark Bomback (5-5, 3.89 ERA)
April 10 at 12:30 pm: Mike Caldwell (11-9, 3.93 ERA) vs. Dave Stieb (11-10, 3.19 ERA)
April 11 at 12:30 pm: Moose Haas (11-7, 4.46 ERA) vs. Jim Clancy (6-12, 4.90 ERA)
Milwaukee Brewers: 62-47 (1st in AL East)
Toronto Blue Jays: 37-69 (7th in AL East)
We’ve waited three extra days, but Opening Day is finally here. Like Brewers fans, Blue Jays fans have waited an extra series due to winter weather postponements before finally getting under way.
Let’s do this.
We have high hopes for Larry, but he’s been a shell of his former self from 1979 until now. Still, most fans will remember Hisle for his work during the 1977 and 1978 All-Star seasons.