Sometimes the crap of life gets to be so high that it’s virtually impossible to see the sun anymore.
This can be especially true in the world of sports.
Ryan Braun gets suspended. Then Alex Rodriguez gets what amounts to a ban for the rest of his life. A dozen other players get hit. Brian Bulaga, the new experiment at left tackle, tears his ACL.
The Brewers are a dismal failure. You’ve been loyal to Rickie Weeks throughout his career but holy cow, maybe we should give up.
More and more the crap piles high and we have trouble catching our breath.
And then there comes a moment. Mine came yesterday when I read the blog from a woman about her experience at Miller Park.
I cried when I read it, sure. But more than that I smiled at the wonder of it all. We may turn our fingers raw writing about all the horrible stuff, but maybe we should spend a little more time on stories like this.
Here’s the link to the original blog. If you haven’t read it, do so. See how it makes you feel. This thing has taken on a life of its own and it deserves every round of applause we can give it.
Also, here’s a link about the way the Brewers are reacting to the story. Good for them and for John Steinmiller, their manager of media relations.
With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.
He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.
This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as OnMilwaukee.com keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.
Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.