As little as three weeks ago I was looking at the MLB standings and grimacing at the sight of my Milwaukee Brewers toiling in the basement of the NL Central, nowhere near making the playoffs.
Still, I faithfully watched, hoping by some miracle, the bullpen would get their shit together and start throwing some fucking strikes.
I guess my negative power floated their way and they got the hint.
Rickie Weeks is on fire. His stats are deceivingly low, and he just hit his 20th homer of the season, becoming the fourth Brewer this season to hit at least 20, joining Ryan Braun (40), Corey Hart (27), and Aramis Ramirez (24).
The Brewers also just broke their previous franchise record for most collective strikeouts in a season today with Wily Peralta's eight shutout innings and five strikeouts.
All of that's impressive. Extremely impressive.
Even more impressively, in his sixth year as a major leaguer, my favorite player Ryan Braun crushed his 200th homer of his career, and then in his next at-bat smacked his 40th of the season, the first time he's reached 40 homeruns in a season.
All of you assholes who think he juices can turn around and walk the other way. He's not. And he's proving it to you with what might be his best season to date, even better than his MVP season last year.
The Brewers are now 2.5 games back of the second wild card slot in the National League. They're the hottest team in baseball, and with the Cardinals and Dodgers flailing, it looks like there's a real possibility that the Brewers can nab that last spot as long as they keep playing like they are.
For the love of God, please keep playing like you are, Brewers. We need to avenge what was a devastating defeat in last year's NLCS.
And in case you didn't know, I fucking hate the Cardinals. Sorry.