Dick Steinberg has resided in the city of Brookfield for 35 years. He served 34 years as municipal judge and has been an attorney for 50 years. He enjoys tennis, golf, biking and creative writing, which includes legal issues, sports, government and people.
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The 2008 edition of the Milwaukee Brewers are winners. A playoff berth, 90 victories and record attendance tells the story. Only 2 teams go to the world series. The other teams end their season early, like our Brewers and our neighbors, the Cubs and the White Sox.
The Brewers come home Saturday and the celebration begins to welcome the first playoff team in 26 years. Although, the home team is 2 games down the atmosphere will be much different for them. Many players return to their homes and families and will get the support they need from their loved ones and friends. The extra day off, today, will give the players a chance to get some rest and relaxation before they head for Miller Park on Saturday.
Today,Wednesday, October 1, 2008, was the first Brewers post season game in 26 years. The Brewers late rally in the 9th inning fell short as the Phillies starting pitcher was almost flawless, and the Brewer bullpen was solid.
The Milwaukee Brewers revisit the major league playoffs 26 years later, since 1982 when the likes of Young, Molitor and Fingers were household names, at least for the sturdy fans. Now in 2008 the Brewers names of Braun, Sabathia and Hardy, to name a few, are household names, at least for the sturdy fans whose support helped make it a reality.
The Brewers are nearing the end of a good baseball season both for the fans, the players and management. This is a young team that has tasted adversity and are battling back from it. The talent is certainly there and the recent change in leadership will give the players an opportunity to know where they stand.