As you look around, you may be confused. That’s understandable. Let’s explain how all of this works…
1. THE WEBSITE. Content on this website covering the Milwaukee Brewers is published in “real time” as if it’s the same day and time in 1982. We don’t know what’s going to happen. Don’t spoil it for us.
Each day, a recap will be published here at or around the time it would have been published in 1982. Sometimes there will be breaking news. We’ll feature every Brewers baseball card from the major card companies from 1982. Sometimes there will be commentary and opinion pieces reacting to the insanity that is unfolding. It won’t be all optimistic and rosy. It’s going to be reactionary and exaggerated, the way fans tend to react.
2. THE TWITTER ACCOUNT. Follow @TweetsFrom1982 for all of the little details. The Twitter account is where this concept was born. On a typical game day, expect the following from the Twitter account:
- Score of yesteray’s game, and how that impacts the Brewers’ record and place in the standings
- The current AL East standings and games back
- Yesterday’s player of the game, if the Brewers won
- Scheduled time and location of today’s game
- Today’s lineups for both the Brewers and their opponents
- “Play ball!” The game has started, so strap in…
- Play-by-play, highlighting the big moments in the “voice” of Bob Uecker at around the time it happens
- Final score and updated record, highlighting the winning/losing pitcher and save for the Brewers
- Key stats and details
- Interviews from the Brewers’ clubhouse
Our favorite Twitter followers are those who play along, reacting and overreacting to the action in real time. We encourage it!
While algorithms and a basic use of stats and standings are part of this, there is an insane amount of research that goes into the little details that are otherwise missed in a box score. Player interviews, fan reaction, rain delays, and game action that otherwise won’t appear in a stat line. You will live through it all.
This isn’t an historic look back. We’re reacting as fans and writers would have reacted had it all happened right now. It may change your perspective of how that entire season played out. That may be interesting. It may be weird.
Some, or most, fans won’t get it. Why spend this much time and effort on a single Brewers team from so long ago? But the 1982 Brewers were unique. This project allows fans who lived through that time to live through it again — and pick up some details they may have forgotten along the way. It can also allow those who couldn’t experience it to live through it for the first time.
We hope you enjoy following along as much as we enjoy putting it together!