Posted by Steve
That’s correct. I awoke, and upon ringing out the cobwebs, realized that I was hearing the wily Canadian. My first thought was, ‘I really need to get a life, this is like my third dream about the Brewers in a month.’ Eventually though I realized that it wasn’t a dream; the alarm went off at 9:19 this morning, and I had my radio set to the sports radio station from the last time I listened to a Brewers game. After a minute I figured out that Melvin was on The Tony Bruno Show, some generic national sports talk show. But the bottom line is that I was woken by Doug Melvin’s voice, and that’s kind of awesome.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I’m going to head in another direction. Guy made the following comment on my post from a few days ago:
On May 4 you wrote this and it keeps getting better May 8 22-10. If my calculations are right this team can play .500 baseball the rest of the year and will finish with 87 wins. Play .575 here on out and finish with 97 (rounded up). Dare I say keep playing at the same pace of .688 and finish with 111? Only time will tell but lets ride this for all its worth! Go Brewers!
First of all, thanks for crunching the numbers so I didn’t have to do it myself. Second of all, I still don’t feel like crunching the numbers myself, so I’ll take your word for it and assume those calculations are correct (no real reason to doubt them anyway). I’ve seen a few people make this argument recently, and I think it’s a great point.
Even if the Brewers really only have “the talent of an 85-win team,” they have gotten off to the a start of a 110-win team. In other words, if they play how they were originally “supposed to” from this point forward, that is, to the level of an 85-ish win team, they’ll end up with over 90 wins (and a probable playoff birth) simply because of their great start. And as he points out, the most encouraging part is that the Brewers can simply play .500 from this point and finish with 87 wins, or four more than the NL Central and World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals last season. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.