(Originally published in Volume One.)
Brewers fans in the area probably felt conflicted watching this autumn’s World Series. There was Ned Yost, the former Milwaukee manager who managed to get canned with two weeks remaining in the 2008 playoff push, leading the Kansas City Royals to their first Series in 29 years – while still making the sort of perplexing and occasionally infuriating decisions that led Brew Crew followers to wish him a good riddance. Next to him was Dale Sveum, his temporary replacement that September six seasons ago. Both are former Brewers ... like breakout star Lorenzo Cain and solid contributors Nori Aoki, and Alcides Escobar. These are the guys who got the Royals over the hump, while Milwaukee’s finest now notch a 32nd-straight season out of the Series.