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Not but three years ago, if you asked an average Chicago Cubs fan what teams he hated, you’d invariably hear “Cardinals” and “White Sox” uttered unnaturally through clenched teeth while rage welled up in the speaker’s eyes. Sure, you might hear a smattering of other teams – Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Astros, Reds, among others – but those were the two big baddies.

Recently, a third has entered the mix as a “hated” club, albeit one still less so than the Cardinals or White Sox. It’s official: f the Brewers.

The Brewers asked for a scoring change in the ninth inning of Monday night’s 18-1 win over the Cubs that would’ve given Milwaukee 27 hits instead of 26. One more hit would’ve set a new record for Cubs pitchers, who had last given up 26 hits in a game in 1957.

It happened with two outs in the ninth, when Casey McGehee hit a grounder up the middle that shortstop Starlin Castro fielded and made a wild flip to Blake DeWitt at second for at attempted forceout of Prince Fielder.

After watching the replay, official scorer Bob Rosenberg called it a fielders choice and an error for Castro. The Cubs p.r. staff had just announced that a Cubs’ franchise record for hits allowed in a game had been tied when Fielder knocked out the 26th hit.

Everyone in the press box knew history was hanging in the balance when Rosenberg made his call. The Brewers promptly called and asked Rosenberg to change it to a hit, requesting that he review the tape. As of Tuesday afternoon, no scoring change had been made. Chicago Breaking Sports.

Sure, it was probably only one staffer or two that asked for the scoring change. But if this doesn’t demonstrate the culture of the Brewers, I don’t know what does.

  • jstraw

    I don’t know how many of you guys are still watching the games but the scorer got that play exactly right. It wasn’t even close to being a hit. Castro, talented and athletic as he is, made one of his youthful mistakes. He flipped the ball to DeWitt rather than taking the easy out at first. DeWitt had no play on the poor flip and was all out of position and wound up with a very large first baseman in his scrotum. Appealing for the sake of a record on a very close call is one thing. This was just taking a flyer sith nothing to lose. It’s a douche move.

  • pygreg

    Are we really hating the Brewers now? I mean, we beat them so badly, we dominate in their packed-with-our-fans stadium regularly…it’s not even worth our time. Just our silent scorn.

  • Bric

    I used to live in upper Wisconsin. I usually hate generalizing but can safely say that most of the Brewers nation (players, fans, staff) are a bunch of ignorant douches. And their worst enemy is the Cubs. With most of their fans just starting to watch the games about three years ago, the atmosphere up there reminds me of sophmore year in highschool. BTW, strangely enough in Appleton where I lived there was a decent sized minority of Cub fans, similar to the amout of Packer fans in Chicago.

  • jstraw

    The Brewers fans hate the Cubs…the Reds fans hate the Cubs…the Cards fans hate the Cubs…and we never win a goddam thing. Talk about ignorant douches….

  • THE CREW

    The Cubs are the most anoying, abnoxious fans in ALL of baseball. Why do you think you have so many rivals, because you are douches. You are loud abnoxious drunks.

    • http://BleacherNation Bric

      Ring, Ring: “Hello, pot- this the kettle…”

    • Ace

      The “Brewers.” Let me say it again: the “Brewers.”

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