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Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010
A gorgeous Sunday offered the next-to-last chance to enjoy daytime baseball at Miller Park this year. But a couple of hours later, a rather significant NFL game would beckon from TV screens. It was a time to declare priorities, and the Observers didn't hesitate when they conferred by...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010
Makes perfect sense, right? Predicting what will happen over five months in a sport with an oddly shaped ball that takes crazy bounces and thousands of collisions that can wreck a team's season. Sports Illustrated's NFL preview contains this quote: "I don't have any Super Bowl picks. If anybody does, they're insane." That's from Michael Strahan, who was smart enough to devise an...
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010
It's a time for athletic dreams in Wisconsin. Fans expect big things from the Packers, and this weekend the Wisconsin Badgers open their football season amid lots of buzz from national media. Meanwhile at Miller Park, a new statue honors Bud Selig, who 40 years ago fulfilled the dream of returning baseball to Milwaukee and keeping it here...
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010
Wisconsin was the center of the golf world last weekend and baseball had plenty of interesting, though Brewer-less, races going. But the first rule of Badger State sports fans was already in effect: Once the Packers hit training camp, nothing else comes close in importance. And once they face another team...
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
For weeks the Brewers were treading water, never able to get higher than eight games below .500 and watching the Cardinals and Reds monopolize the division race. When the Observers chatted by phone last Thursday (with Frank still immersed in Yankee Land) the Brewers had just seen three starting pitchers in four games give up 10 or more runs...

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