In sports, winning is all about execution and performance. Winning is contagious. It builds confidence. The Brewers embody those three age-old statements.
Every team goes through a rough spell, and the Brewers got theirs out of the way early. They lost six straight heading into May. They were swept by the Yankees at the end of June and lost another to the Twins on July 1. Since then, they've gelled and caught fire.
They've gone 28-10 since the All-Star break and have won 32 of their last 43 (they suffered their first Pirates loss of the season in the second game of a doubleheader on Aug. 22).
In head-to-head competition with the Phillies, Milwaukee has taken two of three, with three more to play in September. Barring a total collapse, here's what makes Milwaukee such a hot property.