Chicago Cubs: It’s alright to not like the Milwaukee Brewers


The rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers will likely never be what it is with the Cardinals. Even the short drive can’t change that. But that doesn’t mean you have to like them.

Who would have thought it would happen this way. The Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers are battling for the division this weekend. If I ever thought a team would rise past the Cubs and the Cardinals, I would have picked the Pirates. But here we are, in Milwaukee for a four-game series and potentially the division lead. I’ve never really had an issue with the Brewers. Then again, not many did with the Cubs before last season.

It’s hard to say if the Crew will sustain this success, or even make the playoffs if they don’t win the division this year. They’re currently in a battle for the Wild Card spot, but that’s a race they could find themselves more focused on after this weekend. So do we hate them? Do we respect them? Where do we need to be on this?

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Personally, I dislike the Brewers. And that’s for the simple fact of Ryan Braun. We all know what happened with him, and I can’t forgive what he did. But he’s one of the few left from the past years when the Brewers had some success. Mostly because nobody wanted him, but I digress. The fact of the matter is, you don’t have to like them.

I’ve seen some say that they pull for the Cubs. But when the Cubs fall, they won’t not cheer for the Brewers because they are the competition. You can make any choice you want on the matter. Maybe you’re like me and your disdain for Braun keeps you from it. Or maybe last year’s win by the Cubs has made you feel something for “the little guy.” The only issue with that is, the little guy is in our way.

Whichever you choose, respect or hate, there is nothing wrong with either. September baseball leads to October baseball. Take October.