Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Newsletter Excerpt, September 11, 2019 -- "Christian Yelich"

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"Every game counts the same in the standings, but not in the history books, not in the zeitgeist, not in the way we remember some great players and forget others. This is September, and if the Brewers aren’t likely to win the NL Central, they’re in position to snag a wild-card berth, to win a big game, to get another crack at a Dodgers team they took to seven games in last year’s NLCS. Yelich’s story, the thing we’ll talk about 25 years from now, isn’t about the .8362 bWAR he won’t get, it’s the gamebreaking double he won’t hit, the gapper he won’t take away in left-center, the scamper home with the winning run that never happens."