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08.01.2013 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Like all tight-knit communities, it doesn't take much to whip Milwaukee into a frenzy, but lately the city has seemed even more frenzy-prone than usual, following news of Alterra's name change, Pizza Man's reopening and, most prominently, Ryan Braun's suspension. The Braun news in particular created an outrage tsunami, causing local media to trip all over themselves in the race to condemn the fall...
07.23.2013 | | Posted at 11:30 AM

How the media can make baseball's biggest story about a football star

By Evan Rytlewski
It's no secret that baseball takes a distant backseat to football as America's sport of choice, and that's especially true here in Wisconsin, where the Packers' off-season vacation plans make bigger headlines than the Brewers even during the height of the baseball season. It was only a matter of time, then, until the biggest story in baseball—the suspension of Brewers star Ryan Braun—was spun ...
07.22.2013 | | Posted at 10:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
In the end, history will show that Ryan Braun was guilty. Unambiguously guilty. The evidence was apparently so stacked against the Brewers' star outfielder that when MLB handed down a 65-game suspension to Braun today, he didn't even contest it. After 18 months of vigorously denying allegations of PED use, and fighting off threatened suspensions like a caged animal, Braun just threw up his hands a...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Sure, it wasn't great that the Brewers lost their opening series to the team that ended their 2011 season. But a year ago they began with three losses in Cincinnati and ended two wins from the World Series. No, it was another Brewers-related topic that got the Observers going. Frank: A pair of six-run losses to the Cardinals, but also a six-run win and great pitching by Zack Greinke...
Thursday, March 1, 2012
On the baseball field the meaning is obvious. Now that Ryan Braun has won his appeal of a positive drug-test finding and avoided a 50-game suspension, the Brewers are absolute favorites to repeat as National League Central champions...

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