I was wondering, having been at Milwaukee Brewers' spring training the past two seasons - how a team goes from coming together during the spring, working out in Maryvale [bullpen sessions, pitcher's fielding practice, batting practice, position players actually taking infield] and having a regimented plan, to the part of the season, where the team is out of it.
The past few years the Brewers have steadily gotten better - players like Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, J.J. Hardy, Cory Hart, Bill Hall [to a certain extent] started to blossom and a renewed sense of purpose was realized.
Under this guy's leadership, the Brewers were supposed to be in the playoffs in 2008 - now, he has been fired and my five-cent investment on this card I picked up on Sunday is kaput. I was hoping to see him during next year's spring training and possibly get his autograph. Maybe he'll be an analyst for TBS or ESPN during the playoffs during this postseason.