Just four days ago, I blogged about how I wasn't quite ready for Brewers baseball.
What a difference a week makes.
Obviously, the news that Ryan Braun won't be suspended snapped me out of my Brewers' funk, but it's more than that.
First, to hear Corey Hart talk about his teammate and Milwaukee, perked me up, and I'm no Corey Hart fan:
"It stinks when you know a lot and can't say a lot. It was frustrating (for Braun)," Hart said to mlb.com's Adam McCalvy. "I knew the different scenarios and what actually happened, and I wanted to scream just like he does. You have to bite your tongue and wait for it, and I'm very happy it came out the way it did. He's such an important part of our organization and our city."
But then to hear Braun, himself, conduct such an elegant, emotional, humble and intelligent news conference today, totally sewed it up for me.
First of all, I believe him. Second of all, Braun is gonna play some angry baseball this summer. Opposing pitchers, watch out.
The Crew is back.