Pirates Fans Get to Welcome Brewers, Ryan Braun
By Tom Smith
Our dislike for the Milawukee Brewers and Ryan Braun knows no end and slowly, ever so painfully, the disdain is creeping back into our life. The 2013 season was special in so many ways, but one of the biggest sources of enjoyment was each and every victory over Milwaukee.
But those joyful memories of 2013 were quickly erased after the Bucs were swept in three games in the opening series between the two teams. Yeh it’s early–everyone has heard that about a hundred times more than they care to. It just brings back memories of venom fueled photoshops. It makes me think that posts which were so fun to write, like the one from last May that we copied below seem so long ago.
"Andrew McCutchen thanked God repeatedly on MLB Network that he finally got a hit.It sure was a big one too. McCutchen walked off the Milwaukee Brewers and shortly afterward reached his custom batting gloves to his dreadlocks, pulled them back, raised his arms and took a whipped creme pie to the face from Pirates ace A.J. Burnett.Here is the GIF from @corkgaines"
"The Cutch solo bome in the botttom of the 12th gave the Buccos a 4-3 win. It was just the 26th victory against the Brew Crew since 2007, but it was hard to imagine a sweeter victory.The Pirates repeatedly left runners on base, runners in scoring position, but the team kept battling back to get the win. The Buccos somehow went 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position, but thanks to the Cutch heroics, still maanged the victory.Pittsburgh has now won four of its’ last five games.The pitching staff deserves a big round of applause starting with Jeff Locke and finishing with Vin Mazzaro who pitched two scoreless innings for the Shark Tank. Southpaw Jeff Locke punched out six Brewers and gave up three runs on seven hits. Locke continues to deal for the Bucs pitching staff and has made five nice starts this season.#RussellMuscle had two well hit doubles and drove in a run.The Bucs trailed by a run in the eighth inning, but were able to scratch out a run to tie the game at three. John Axford allowed a leadoff single to Neil Walker, and after Pedro Alvarez whiffed, Russell Martin torched a double down the left field line. Walker was waved by third base coach Rick Sofield and a flyer had no chance of getting the Pittsburgh Kid.It was a crucial play and set up the Cutch heroics."
The Pirates get an opportunity to bring happy thoughts back to the minds of Pirates fans as the Brewers roll into town. We really don’t know why we dislike the Milwaukee Brewers so much. Maybe it was how often Braun tortured the Pirates pitching staff.
May 15, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun (8) reacts after striking out against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
It has a lot to do with the freaking water slide in Milwaukee that seems to get used so damn much when the Pirates visit Miller Park.
It didn’t help that the Bucs were dominated for so long by the Brewers. Even Nyjer Morgan got in the mix.
Mandatory equipment is required when the Milwaukee Brewers arrive at PNC Park
We know it sucked to get beat by a guy named Cody Ransom.
But we think it was mainly this guy, nah we know for a fact it’s this guy that causes most of the angst. Should be fun to see him back in PNC Park beginning tonight. We have no idea…what type of greeting he will get.
Painful sore free from this angle…