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Cubs Watch, 9/24

Brewers 8, Marlins 3.

Giants 13, Cubs 0.

The Brewers’ magic number is now 9. Any combination of Brewer wins and Cub losses adding up to that number will ensure that the Brewers end the season with a better record than the Cubs.

Both teams have 10 games remaining.

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Cubs Watch, 9/23

Brewers 13, Reds 1. (Wow.)

Cubs 2, Giants 0.

The Brewers’ magic number is now 11. Any combination of Brewer wins and Cub losses adding up to that number will ensure that the Brewers end the season with a better record than the Cubs.

Both teams have 11 games remaining.

Cubs Watch – 9/22

Reds 4, Brewers 3.

Giants 1, Cubs 0.

The Brewers’ magic number is now 12. Any combination of Brewer wins and Cub losses adding up to that number will ensure that the Brewers end the season with a better record than the Cubs.

Both teams have 12 games remaining.

Beat Those Cubs!

The Brewers were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs with last night’s 9-2 loss to the Giants. I’ve long gotten used to my beloved Brew Crew missing the playoffs. That’s why this despairing fan has set up secondary goals, such as beating the arch-rival Chicago Cubs.

Fortunately, this goal is still doable. The Brewers are 69-79 entering tonight’s game. The Cubs stand at 68-81. That puts the Brewers’ magic number at 13. Any combination of Brewer wins and Cub losses adding up to 13 will ensure that the Brewers end the season with a better record than the Cubs.

This blog will be keeping tabs, and hoping for the best.

Get Well Soon, Bob Uecker

Bob Uecker is having heart surgery on Friday. He’s expected to be fine, but it will be about three months before he’s back in the broadcasting booth. He was calling tonight’s Brewers game against the Pirates, though.

While we wish Bob a fast and full recovery, it’s worth linking to some of his finest work, which happened in 2007 during a series at Pittsburgh. A furry convention was being held in the same hotel the Brewers were staying at. Hilarity ensued. If you don’t know what a furry is, you can look at this Wikipedia page. Or you can listen to Bob’s take here and here. Even if you think baseball is boring, this will make you laugh.

Playoff Bound?

Baseball season might be less than a week old. But after three games, the Brewers are in first place. Their magic number to win the division stands at a mere 159.

You heard it here first: the Brewers are on pace to be the NL Central champions.

Maybe today’s signing of Yovani Gallardo to a five-year extension will help the cause. The team remains in talks with Prince Fielder to keep him out of pinstripes, which could happen as soon as this season if the team falls out of contention.