The last month or so of the baseball season has been about defying expectations. The Milwaukee Brewers seemed like they were well on their way to winning a wildcard berth in the playoffs. But then they went on an eight-game winning streak and won the division instead.
And the Chicago Cubs, prohibitive favorites in their wild card game against the Colorado Rockies Tuesday night, lost 2-1 in 13 innings. So, the Rockies will be at Miller Park Thursday to open the playoffs. This is the Brewers' first playoff appearance since 2011.
"Normally Wisconsin is all about the Packers once the NFL starts up. I’m not saying people don’t care, because they clearly do, but baseball has taken over, and it’s fun," says Shaun Ranft, managing editor of The Sports Post and Lake Effect sports contributor.
He joins Lake Effect's Mitch Teich to look at everything that has gone right so far for the Brewers, and what to look out for in the playoffs: