Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ibra to Barca

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, that wondrous Swedish striker, has joined FC Barcelona. Good news that offset the departure of the club's oft-troubled scorer Samuel Eto'o. With all the big names going to Real Madrid, Barca manager Pep Guardiola did't stand pat on his team's treble last year as he strengthened his unit.

And how's this for a strike force -- Thierry Henry, Lionel Messi, Bojan Krkic, and Ibra? He may not have the power and pace of Eto'o but Ibrahimovic is no slouch with excellent finishing and control anywhere near the goal.

And of note: Ibra has won league titles in his last three stops: Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, and Internazionale. His addition to this mostly homegrown unit can only make them better.

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