I have a theory about this pre-season. The Milwaukee Brewers have used voodoo and other dark arts to attempt to buy a World Series title. Hear me out, and you'll stop thinking I should be committed to Bedlam.
Surely you've heard about the adorable stray dog Hank, nick-named after Henry Aaron, that showed up at the Brewers' camp, and became the feel good story of Spring. I have no beef with Hank. It's great he's being made much of, loved and spoiled. But the Brewers are trying to use Hank to appease the baseball gods, and thereby curry favor for this year's post-season. I simply cannot allow them to get away with this plan. I will expose their deeds for what they are: a desperate grab at a championship.
Oh, they adopted a stray dog, and put him into the sausage race, and brought him north with the club, and the vice president and general counsel for the team adopted him, and hundreds of people waited hours at the airport to greet him? The Brewers have already come out with a line of Hank gear--t-shirts, pennants, you name it. They say some of the proceeds are going to a Wisconsin Humane Society. Apparently they take the world for fools. Good grief, any idiot can see that the Brewers are soulless vipers, perverting the good will of innocent fans into cosmic World Series karma.
In addition, the Brewers have placed a curse upon the Tigers, causing player after player to drop like flies from various afflictions. The list of casualties grows longer every day, and each dawn reveals a new victim. Doesn't it all make sense to you now? Soon, the entire starting roster will be laid up in a hospital ward, and the Tigers' uniform attendant will be scrambling to stitch the names of the boys from Erie onto the jerseys.
My advice is that fans unite to prevent the success of this wicked plan. The Brewers are loathsome, but I never dreamed they would resort to black magic. Turnabout is fair play. I have constructed a Bernie Brewer voodoo doll, and will be torturing it to no small degree. I may need your help. Someone should be plotting to sabotage the sausage race, for a start. Don't make me spell it all out. Get to work. The Brewers must be stopped before it is too late.