I heard talk about this on the drive home, about how Brewers fans should not be cheering a guy with a .151 average. They were saying how this performance would not be tolerated by fans of New York, Chicago, Boston, etc. It honestly made me sick to hear. Here's why I think Craig Counsell did deserve that standing ovation, and it goes beyond the fact that he is from Wisconsin or that it was his bobblehead day.
First of all, this is a guy who knows his role and is willing to fill it. He has been a backup ever since 2007, when the Brewers tried to use Counsell as one of two