Here we go. I attended the baseball match between the Cubs from Chicago and YOUR MILWAUKEE BREWERS at Miller Park last night. The Crew held on to beat the Cubbies 7-5. It was a great game. Highlights include both Corey Hart and Tony Graffanino hitting dingers in the same inning (Vegas odds: 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000), Robert-Downey-look-alike Ryan Braun adding another homer in the 5th, and Ned Yost actually managing his bullpen mostly effectively. Which leads me to the real highlight: Fransisco Cordero. This guy is simply amazing. He notched his 22nd save in 22 opportunities and lowered his ERA to .36. But what made this great was that extra "point one" in the "innings pitched" category that he added. Coco, who rarely comes in before the 9th, came in with two on and two out in the top of the 8th. We were down by 2 and Soriano was at the plate. Coco made short work of him, striking him out with four pitches.
Prior to the game, my friends and I went to a local watering hole called Long Wong's, which bills itself as "Milwaukee's only Chinese-American sports bar." The place is great. It's probably the primary pre-game spot for my friends and I when we don't have time to tailgate or the weather won't allow it. It's just like any sports bar, but add $.25 terriaki wings and crab Rangoon at happy hour. They also have cheap taps, Brewer gear, a shuttle to the games, a pool table and two bowling lanes. And I think we can all agree that Long Wong's Chinese-American Sports Bar is the best name for a bar ever, right?