Currently on a three-game skid, the Brewers haven't been pretty to watch on the diamond – but at least they looked good off the field (unless you're a fashion-savvy person, which, in that case, you may want to continue averting your eyes).
Heading to Pittsburgh Sunday night for its three-game series against the Pirates, the Brewers took off in style. While last year the Brew Crew paid tribute to Prince with "Purple Rain"-inspired outfits, this year's dress-up day took on a more local inspiration: beloved Hall of Fame broadcaster and "Major League" scene-stealer Bob Uecker – complete with deliciously dated patterned suit jackets and white T-shirts emblazoned with Ueck's infamous poolside swimsuit pose from the 2008 Sports Illustrated about the up-and-coming Brewers. (If these aren't available in the Miller Park pro shop soon, I say we riot.)
Get up, get up, get outta here... GONE....to Pittsburgh! #UeckerTrip pic.twitter.com/mx0A3aHFRa — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 17, 2018
For bonus hilarity, be sure to watch this little video interview with some Brewers players about the fun "Uecker Trip" – including first baseman and now-beardless folk hero Eric Thames seemingly in laughing disbelief that the lounging Uecker pose from the T-shirts is a real thing from a real photo.
The #Brewers traveled to Pittsburgh in style in honor of their Hall of Fame radio broadcaster Bob Uecker. #UeckerTrip pic.twitter.com/wlv8lwy9Le — FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) June 18, 2018
But on the pressing question of the hour: Who wore it best?
All of the glorious plaid monstrosities look great, but amongst the players themselves, Christian Yelich in the bright pink on the stairs is a real standout. However, he's outdone in the blinding pink department by the Brewer on the very far left (at close glance, we think that's bullpen coach Lee Tunnell), whose pink blazer could be seen even by Brew Crew fans all the way in New York City.
As far as creativity goes, we have to give points to the Brewer in the front row, third from the right (again, upon a closer look, we're thinking that's pitching coach Derek Johnson) wearing a blazer bedazzled in ... palm fronds? Sardines? Dragonflies? I don't know; I just know it's gloriously hideous.
However, there is a clear and obvious winner.
Sometimes you just can't top the original – especially when he comes dressed in a patchwork quilt blazer.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.