Tuesday, July 31, 2012

46-3546 is a Shit-Ass Home Record

While sorting some Brewer cards the other day, I noticed a glaring irregularity.

The set: 2006 Topps.
The members of the Milwaukee Brewers professional baseball team stand in straight rows with their hands placed gently in front of their crotches. Everything's fine, everything's good. They wake up the next day and they're on fire.

Flip to the back, however, and we're in store for some incompetent-ass shit.

Apparently the Brewers finished 3rd in the NL Central in 2005 with a home record of 46-3546. Yes, the NL Central is uncommonly bad, but finishing 3,500 games under .500 should place you firmly in the cellar.

Something happened in 7 games on two separate occasions, but no one's sure exactly what it was. I'm pretty sure it wasn't the number of home games where a streaker ran onto the field. Maybe the stat was forecasting the number of games Derrick Turnbow would cost the team the following year.

In any case, the Brewers' home record hasn't gotten a sniff of breaking .500, and probably never will.

1 comment:

Mad Guru said...

The card says they snapped their twelve season losing streak, though, meaning the Brewers went at least 3547-45 on the road.

Most teams want new ballparks built. Milwaukee should tear theirs down and barnstorm.