C.C. and Sheets and pray for snow

That could be the Brewers strategy for October road games* — if Parra, Bush and MC Clung fall off — but really it was the best I could come up with to commemorate the approaching 60th anniversary of “Spahn & Sain” by Gerald V. Hern.

Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain were the 1-2 punch on the Boston Braves during the pennant race of 1948, in which a combination of rain-outs and days off allowed Spahn and Sain to pitch in a two-man rotation and win eight consecutive games in 12 days. Hern, a sports editor at the Boston Globe, wrote this on Sept. 14, 1948:

First we’ll use Spahn
then we’ll use Sain
Then an off day
followed by rain
Back will come Spahn
followed by Sain
And followed
we hope
by two days of rain.

The Braves, predecessors of the Milwaukee Braves, predecessors of the Atlanta Braves, ended up losing the World Series to the Cleveland Indians. 

* Last year, there was imminent threat of snow at Mile High Stadium during the NLCS and World Series. The Rockies will not be back in the playoffs, but there is a chance there would be inclement weather should the Brewers face Chicago or New York or possibly Philadelphia or St. Louis in the playoffs. There would be no chance of snow in Milwaukee. Retractable roof, bitches!

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One response to “C.C. and Sheets and pray for snow

  1. That retractable roof is indeed a bitch….I dred sitting at games inside a shopping mall. At least, we are free from having a stupid swimming pool like Chase Field in Arizona……However, the number of girls dressed for a Zappa-titties and beer concert is high at Chase Field and we miss the sun drenched babes of County Stadium…

    Hey, the Rockies are the second hottest team in baseball and playing in the worst division and are only what? 6 games out of first place? Maybe.,

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