Originally posted on Brewers Bar  |  Last updated 9/23/13
(Image: AP/Morry Gash) Two years ago today, September 23, 2011, the Brewers defeated the Florida Marlins 4-1.  Combined with a Cardinals loss to the Cubs later that evening, Milwaukee clinched its first division title in nearly three decades.  That game happened to be the last of my 9-pack, and it’s hard to imagine I will have a better live-sporting-event-attendance experience for the foreseeable future.  I remember thinking it was pretty unlikely that game would be the clincher, but thanks to a St. Louis bullpen collapse against the Mets the previous day, I got lucky. The game was in some ways a microcosm of the incredible 2011 season.  Home runs by Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder accounted for all the RBIs, Yovani Gallardo pitched a dominating 7.1 innings with 11 strikeouts, and the then untouchable K-Rod/Axford combination shut the door.  When Axford struck out Bryan Petersen only moments after Alfonso Soriano’s homer in St. Louis put the Cubs ahead for good, the fans in Mi...
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