You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of brat-loving people everywhere march with you. You will bring about the destruction of the Chicago war machine, the elimination of Cub tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Milwaukee, and security for our team in a free NL Central.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 2008! Much has happened since the Cub dominations of the past. The Brewers have inflicted upon the Cubs great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our home run offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our tailgaters and season-ticket holders have given us an overwhelming superiority in support and belief in our cause, and placed at our disposal great reserves of beer and sausages. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!
I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!
Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Bernie Brewer upon this great and noble undertaking.