Milwaukee Brewers, June 1st-3rd: I mean, hello? Have you seen the moves Milwaukee made this offseason and might still make in spring training? Did you see the way they defied expectations last year? When I was in youth baseball, we went to Brewers games every year, so I’m a bit of a fan already. The recent moves interest me even more. Saturday’s promotion is a cool one: 1983 Road Replica Jerseys. Round this out with a family Sunday, and it’s a great weekend series!
Oakland Athletics, June 21st-24th: I think Oakland has the ability to outperform expectations this season while still remaining under the radar. They’ve got some talented veterans and some youngsters finally getting some major league playing time. This might be a good series to get to know some new names and faces, or perhaps to watch final auditions for veteran trade pieces if the team doesn’t perform.
Another T-shirt Thursday, another family Sunday, and Beatles night Friday make this a weekend to head over to Guaranteed Rate Field and “Twist and Shout” for the Palehose. Yes, the goal of using “Twist and Shout” as a dad joke is two-fold: I sincerely hope it’s stuck in your head for the rest of the day, and I also hope you are now picturing Matthew Broderick performing on a parade float.