To all you loyal Brewers fans, nice job. I've apparently touched a nerve with my thoughts on Dave Bush and the team this season. Perhaps I'm a little too hard on Bush, but how anybody could argue my viewpoint on the teams chances this season would simply be a homer viewpoint.
By the way, I grew up a Cubs fan for those of you who remember my fondness for that team, only because my father, who is no longer with us, was a Cubs fan. But I've grown to dislike the Cubs and when I'm in a position to show my support, the Brewers get the nod.
My predictions, while 1-week in, were really meant to come at the season opener. But I got busy on some other things and didn't get a chance to pass my thoughts along. The timing, following the first start for Dave Bush may appear suspect, but they didn't have anything to do with his first outing this season.
I like Dave Bush from a competitive standpoint. I just think you get all or nothing from the guy. Do the Brewers have a better option? No! When I give you my thoughts on the team, the season and certain individual players, I usually do so based on my observations. I'm not a beat writer. I don't cover the team every day. I'm certainly not an expert and don't claim to be. So while my thoughts on Dave Bush may come back to bite me, I'd really be surprised if anything else I had written isn't fairly accurate when it's all said and done.
By the way, I'm also sick and tired of Ned Yost refusing to bunt his position players in late inning situations when trailing by a run instead of playing for the big inning. Maybe I'm to old-fashioned, but bunting has really become a lost art. And even more of a lost art is a manager that isn't afraid to tell one of his star players to sacrifice one for the team.
I really do hope the Brewers make a playoff run. I'm not out to bash the team. I'm simply saying that this team, in my opinion, doesn't quite have what it takes yet to play in the post-season. I'd love to be wrong!