Before the rubber match of the last four-game set between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on Wednesday, a couple of the Pirates broadcasters were interviewing Pirates manager Clint Hurdle.
The gentlemen asked Hurdle what he made of the Milwaukee Brewers' celebrations; the team has a history of interesting—and in the opinion of most people under the age of 60—fun celebrations, including untucking of shirts after a game and rather unique walk-off celebrations.
The opinion among many of the more old-school crowd is that such actions disrespect the tradition of the game.
Clint Hurdle's response:
"If you don't like it, beat 'em."
That's really all there is to it.
The Brewers are on an exceptional run right now, having won 23 of their last 28 games, so it's understandable that they might be having a little fun.
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Especially when you consider that they are mostly 20-something-year-old men who are playing a kid's game.
Since when did having fun get confused with "showing up the opponents?"
The Brewers haven't lose a series in more than a month.
Memo to the rest of the National League: If you want the Brewers to stop celebrating, stop losing to them like clockwork.
Kudos to Clint Hurdle (whose team did earn a series split on Wednesday). If the other team is celebrating, shame on you, not them.