Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Challenge: When Is it Safe to Sleep?


Four months ago I was working in a call center, hating each and every miserable day of my life. Then I finally got a job that I've wanted for a long time, working the afternoon drive shift on an FM radio station. Three months later, one thing lead to another and now I've been moved to the morning show, hosting the show by my lonesome. What does that mean for my professional life? Well, clearly, it's a great opportunity. But what does it mean for my life as a Brewers fan? It means watching every game in full, especially the late ones, is now impossible. Getting up at four in the morning every day means that I will likely be going to bed before the final pitch, something I have recently said I just wasn't able to do. So the question now instead becomes, how late can I stay up for my Brewers? At what point am I comfortable enough to go to sleep with knowledge of the current score and then wake up to check the final result in the morning?

That theory was put to the test on Monday night, when physically I just didn't have it in me to stay up for the whole game. I doubt I'll be able to stay up for the game tonight either, even though initially I did have plans to go (the Rays are my American League team). So the plan now is to stay up as late as I can until I decide the game is in hand, one way or the other. Last night I decided to finally crash when the Brewers went down 4-0 in the 7th inning, which proved to be the correct choice as Milwaukee eventually lost 8-4. It wasn't the best game that your Brewers have ever been involved in, as it was a game which saw another Narveson implosion, an offense that was slow to get started, and probably most memorably the "look-at-me" performance of umpire Bob Davidson.

Another challenge that not watching all of the Brewers game presents me with is just how the hell I'm supposed to write recaps of games I don't see the conclusions of? "Hey now Winks, is this just your way of telling us you don't feel like recaps for awhile?" No, no, I swear that's not what this is. I enjoy doing these capsules, even if I'm the only one who ends up reading them. Blogging like this has helped me become a more knowledgeable Brewers fan, so it's just as important as ever for me to keep writing. Plus, we got haikus and POTG awards here, where else do you find that much excitement during your daily internet sweep!

The other part that's tough to get used to is that I used to come home from work and the game would be just getting started. Now, I have all this time to kill before the first pitch, and am not sure what to do with myself. I sure as hell don't plan to work out or do anything productive. I think there is only one solution here. Work from 4am - 2pm. Sleep from 2pm - 6pm. Brewers from 6pm - 10pm. Sleep from 10pm - 4pm.

Done and done.

Roenicke tossed
Miller Park gives Standing O
Watershed moment?

POTG: As much as I want to give it to Roenicke, let's go with..... ah, what the hell. Let's give it to Roenicke.

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