Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Relevance Of Being Relevant

As I type this, I am watching the MLB network reporting on the NLDS games from last night. Prince Fielder, while being interviewed by Harold Reynolds and Dan Plesac, is being doused with water by his young sons, Jadyn and Haden. They are helping their dad celebrate the Brewer’s dramatic 10 inning 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

Prince with his sons after winning the All Star MVP award
As I look up, MLB is showing Nyjer “T-Plush” Morgan knocking in Carlos Gomez with the winning run. I think I have now seen that hit 128 times. And it’s not getting old. Not even close.

That hit sparked another series of celebrations at Miller Park and all across Wisconsin. Here are a few photos of the ensuing celebrations.

Prince showering T-Plush with champagne
Confetti rains on 44,028 Brewer fans
More champagne showers
 There is one more photo that I would like to share with you. It is Sulley from Monster Inc. Sulley is a favorite of Prince’s boys and is the inspiration for “Beast Mode”. Appropriately enough, Sulley wears a Prince Fielder jersey.

Sulley before getting doused with champagne
ESPN’s lead baseball analyst, Buster Olney, made the following tweet last night: “Nominate the Brewers home crowd for No.1 in the majors. Great atmosphere. Phillies No.2… Other nominations, please…”

It is obviously a good time to be a sports fan in Wisconsin. The year started with the Packers running off a 6-game winning streak that culminated with a 31-25 Super Bowl championship over the Steelers.

Next we have the Crew winning the NL Central and moving onto the NLCS against their bitter rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals.

Let’s see, first we got relevant football in FEBRUARY and now relevant baseball in OCTOBER. The Crew is featured all over ESPN and the MLB network. A guy could get used to this!

It sure is fun having your teams being relevant. The relevance of being relevant.

Until next time…from the booth.


bev,doris beryl cooper said...

lovely pictures paul was that a glass bat he got ?

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

Thanks, I'm not sure if it was glass or crystal.