Brewers Thriving in 'Beast Mode'

Brewers Thriving in 'Beast Mode'

In his typically effervescent style, Nyjer Morgan took time out of his Sunday afternoon to explain the hand gestures the Brewers flash whenever something good happens.

"Beast mode," was the way his alter ego, Tony Plush, described it. But of all the words he used, one represented maybe the best sports weekend these parts have ever experienced.

And that would be "celebration."

In Madison, an undefeated college football team with national-championship stuff annihilated Nebraska. In Green Bay, an undefeated professional football team with the ability to win another Super Bowl kicked around the Denver Broncos.

And at the end of another seamless performance at Miller Park, the Brewers stand one victory from playing for the National League pennant.

An entire state is in beast mode. Most definitely, the originators of the way to capture the spirit of the whole thing are in beast mode.

Well, maybe not the starting pitcher for Game 2 of the NLDS against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Zack Greinke will get you outs on short rest; style points are another matter entirely.

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