Friday, July 29, 2005
July 29th, 2000
Brewers Host "Bob Wickman Poster Night"
On its face, this seems like a perfectly reasonable promotion. While Bob is not much to look at--his posters probably didn't replace very many of Orlando Bloom or his 2000 equivalent--he had been one of
However, it was Wickman's departure, even with the haul the Indians got, that made Bob Wickman Poster Night a bit of an odd promotion. The reason for this was that the posters being disturbed of their erstwhile All-Star and closer were now of their ex-closer as Wickman had been dealt the previous night. Brewers' fans then--all 21,762 of them--had the double indignity of not only watching their team get absolutely creamed by the Rockies 10-2, but also of collecting a poster of their arguably best pitcher, who was no longer with the team.
On the plus side, at least the game didn't feature a Brewers' save situation.