First baseman Prince Fielder celebrates as the Milwaukee Brewers make their first playoff appearance since 1982. They squeaked in on the last day of their regular season by beating the Chicago Cubs (Cubs had already clinched our division) and - well, the Mets lost so we're in. We face the Phillies this Wednesday for the best of 5 series in the National League Wildcard playoffs.
Been a loooooooooong time. I was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater when the Brew Crew was last in the playoffs. They lost in the World Series, 4-3, against the St. Louis Cardinals. We made a huge banner and climbed the tallest building on campus, Hyer Hall, to hang our artwork for the entire campus to see.
Jeff Supan pitching.
Ryan Braun hitting.
JJ Hardy cheering.
The fans singing.
Bob Uecker - Brewer announcer and Mr. Baseball - grinning.
Interim coach and former Brewer Dale Sveum moustache-ing it in the mid-80's.
CC Sebathia...pitching the Brew Crew to victory last week.
The Brew Crew celebrating.