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Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

The Observers prepared for their weekly get-together with intense workouts of their channel-changing fingers. Three hours of bouncing between the Packers’ game in Detroit and the Brewers’ continuing meltdown in Philadelphia made their mission clear: Look on the bright side by avoiding all mention of baseball.
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

CC Sabathia threw a wicked breaking pitch at the Observers. Hours after they left their home bench—encouraged by an unappreciative panhandler—the Brewers’ hefty lefty shut out Pittsburgh on one hit. Then the Brewers lobbied Major League Baseball to erase the hit, which involved Sabathia’s barehanded muff of a roller, and change it to an error.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

Jim Cryns on Sports

A few days ago I suggested the halcyon days of the Brewers season had come to a close after a four-game sweep by the Cubs. Some readers groused at the notion the salad days had ended, suggesting . . .
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
It’s odd that after 25 years of frustration, the better the Milwaukee Brewers get, the louder grows the chorus of self-styled experts second guessing their success. Brewers’ General Manager Doug Melvin just completed an eye-popping deal at the midpoint of the season, trading the team’s top minor league prospect for one...
05.27.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Did you know that of the 17  managers who managed in the big leagues prior to 2006, only two have failed to take their team to the postseason:  Ned Yost and John Gibbons. Gibbons has the excuse that he plays in the same league as the Yankees and Red Sox. What's Ned got? Tons of homegrown, young talent? Support and money from a new owner?That detail about Yost was in a column in the Denver Post b...
05.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Did Gagne blow all those games because he was tipping his pitches to the other team?According to this article, in not so many words, Ned Yost says yes. Yost said the Brewers noticed a flaw in Gagne's recent outings, particularly on Saturday, but the manager would not go into detail. Had Gagne been tipping pitches? "I'm not telling you guys what it was," Yost said. "It was very obvious. That's wh...
05.11.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
This is what I get for not checking the news before I head to the ballpark.CuteSports took Mama CuteSports (also known as Judy Buzzkill) to the game today and we had a great time. We were in the first row of the second deck in right field and we loved the seats. Add dollar hot dogs, some great defense and an offense that didn't just disappear after scoring two runs and it was a great day at the ba...
05.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Ned does it again: In this article on MilwaukeeBrewers.com entertainingly titled "Brewers hitters aim to become All-Stars"  there is tidbit:"The upcoming homestand also features the return of the team's 'Spring Madness' campaign, which includes discounted tickets and $1 hot dogs and small sodas throughout the Cardinals series.That means the stands will be packed all weekend, and maybe that's what...
04.30.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Poor Derrick Turnbow. His line in tonight's game:43 pitches, 6 runs, 4 walks, 4 hits, and only two outs.   He entered the game only after the score was 13-5 and he forced us to use another pitcher from the bullpen because he gave up 6 runs and couldn't get out of the inning.   I'm sure he's a great guy, and I will always cherish my Derrick Turnbow bobblehead with "real" hair. And who can forget ...
04.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
This might be my last straw for Ned Yost: You decide who gets to rest based on chance?From Yahoo Sports:"Apr 27 3B Bill Hall was out of the starting lineup Sunday despite collecting five hits in the previous two games. Manager Ned Yost wanted to give either Hall or 2B Rickie Weeks the day off to let INF Craig Counsell see some action. Yost put the names of Hall and Weeks in a baseball cap and had ...