Many have inquired into the origins of the clip I played on the air this morning with the Milwaukee Brewers and the soap opera plotline. It was 2007 and the CBS soap The Young and the Restless, Y&R to those in the know. I tried my best to explain the context on-air today, but here it is in very abbreviated form:
Y&R is based in the fictitious Wisconsin locale of Genoa City. When we join this episode, Jack, who is running for Wisconsin Senate, is being prepped for a highly publicized photo op with some key members of (at the time) MLB’s feel good story, Wisconsin’s own Milwaukee Brewers. Phyllis, Jack’s ex and village pain-in-the-rear, unknowingly interrupts...and the hilarity ensues:
Funny how none of these dudes is with the Brewers any longer. Not so funny was the fact that the Crew dropped 5 of 6 on that west coast road trip. JJ Hardy and Bill Hall were a combined 8-39 at the plate. Jeff Suppan and Chris Capuano combined for a 1-2 record and a 6.60 ERA. Perhaps they were a little distracted.