The Milwaukee Brewers continue their first home-game series against the Chicago Cubs—a showdown so intense it feels like the decisive battle for the playoff spot, even though there are still months left in the season—today with a 1:05 game at Miller Park.
A warning to those driving home on 1-94 this evening: The city is about to be infiltrated by crappy drivers. That’s because the Brewers are playing the Cubs tonight, inevitably bringing with them hordes of Illinoisans who have come to (hopefully) witness the Brew Crew wound the Cubbies’ playoff hopes while advancing their own . . .
Before tonight’s game, the Brewers’ wives will be raising money for the Sojourner Truth House at a tailgate event from 4 to 7 p.m. at Helfaer Field. Autographed team memorabilia will be up for grabs at a silent auction, and team owner Mark Attanasio will present a donation check, while costumed celebrities Bernie Brewer . . .
The Milwaukee Brewers are on fire—well, not literally on fire, but even if they were, it probably wouldn’t slow them down much, especially with newcomer C.C. Sabbathia’s unhittable pitches. Tonight the Crew begins its three-game series against the Houston Astros with a 7:05 p.m. game at Miller Park.