Posted by Steve
It’s been a while since I last had a Brewer-related dream, but I’m still a bit embarrassed by the fact that I’ve now had three of them since this blog began. Unsurprisingly, this one also centers around Rickie Weeks. It’s pretty clear why I had this dream; right before bed last night I was drafting a post involving the leadoff spot that I haven’t finished (should be up tomorrow). Here’s a summary.
I am at Miller Park, even though it isn’t quite Miller Park as it actually exists. You’re familiar with this phenomenon in dreams in which things like that just make sense, I presume. I am on a platform over the left field bleachers watching the game, and Rickie Weeks hits a bomb that reaches the platform (that would be like 600 feet, which is impossible unless you’re playing Mike Piazza’s Strike Zone).
I scramble to grab the ball, and when I get there I see it had been split in half somehow. I took it anyway. At this point, I time-travel to about a half-hour after the game ended. I want to get the half-baseball autographed by Weeks, so I make my way to the clubhouse exit, which I of course am able to reach without any problem. While I am waiting, an employee reads off game notes. The last thing she said was, “And finally, Rickie Weeks has retired from baseball.”
My reaction was similar to the time I freaked out on Doug Melvin and Ned Yost in DreamRickie’s first appearance. I pretty much said all the same things. “He’s still young! He still has potential! And he’s losing SO MUCH MONEY BY RETIRING NOW! WHY RICKIE!?”
And here’s where it really gets weird.
Jim Powell appears, except it’s not Jim Powell; it’s a guy with Jim Powell’s voice. But in my dream it’s completely normal that Jim Powell has a different body. Anyway, he starts talking to me about Weeks, and how he’s not surprised at all that Weeks is retiring. In fact, he’s glad Weeks is retiring! “He just had a bad attitude, and he really just wanted to play for San Diego! In fact, he’d always watch Padre games in the clubhouse instead of preparing for the game!”
By now this may be sounding more like A.J. Pierzynski, which is probably where that idea came from in my head. Not much happened after that, except I somehow knew I was one of the only people to hear about the retirement, and I was debating whether to come and “announce” it here on this very blog. I woke up this morning and almost made a “Weeks Retires!” post before my head cleared. Too bad, because I’m sure that would have been entertaining.