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Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

On the field, the highlight of the Brewers’ 4-5 road trip was winning the series against Los Angeles, the National League’s top team. Off the field, the highlight was the Squall in the Hall. At the end of a 17-4 loss, Prince Fielder was hit by a pitch, clearly in retaliation for an HBP of the Dodgers'...
07.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Which Brewers player has won the most Gold Glove Awards?First baseman George Scott, with five, from 1972-1976Name the mustached master of the mound who, in 1981, became the first reliever to earn both the AL Most Valuable Player Award and AL Cy Young Award.Rollie FingersWhat years did Hank Aaron play for the Brewers?Which Brewers All-Star became the first 30-30 man in the American League, hitting ...
07.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Nicolet ballplayers get pep talk from Counsell, then beat Whitefish Bay July 1, 2009 12:31 p.m. | Prior to Monday night's high school baseball game between Nicolet and Whitefish Bay, Brewers infielder Craig Counsell gave some of the players a bit of a pre-game pep talk.Surprisingly, though, the 1988 graduate of Whitefish Bay High School, didn't chat with players from his alma mater. Instead, he pr...
06.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
LSU kicked some major Texas ass tonight winning the third game of the series 11-4 andCongrats, too, to Jared Mitchell, tournament MVP,.348 (5-23)  2 HR 7 RBI, who also happens to now own a National Championship in football and baseball.GEAUX TIGERS!...
04.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
I know Opening Day for a lot of people was yesterday, but we Milwaukeeans had to wait til today. But finally, we have baseball!!! So far, Suppan had a better outing than I'd imagined he would (the triple early was a good pitch at the knees, so I can't blame him for that.) We chased Tim Lincecum after just 3 innings. We scored 5 runs without hitting a home run. But, surprise, surprise, our bul...
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

Sports in Real Life

I’ve spent the last few days in Daytona Beach, Florida. Yes, the weather has been great. Seventy degrees and sunny, but technically, I was working. During the past few weeks I’ve been working with umpires. Major League Baseball type umpires. First, an article with umpire legend and Milwaukee native, Bruce Froemming. This week, I’ve been at the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School in Ormond Beach, Florida. Like you, I didn’t...
Monday, Dec. 22, 2008

Sports in Real Life

Former Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas signed with the Orioles out of high school back in 1957, before Robin Yount was a zygote. His signing bonus, $4,000-essentially what CC Sabathia drops on lunch. This was an anomaly as these were the days when almost every player went to the minors and earned their stripes, riding on crappy busses and learning how to throw a change-up. In September of 1971, Pappas retired...
11.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
                 Negro Leagues exhibit coming to Milwaukee                                                                                                  By Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel     Nov. 20, 2008 7:40 a.m. | The Milwaukee Public Library has been selected to host "Prid...
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008

Today @ Miller Park - 12:07 p.m.

The Brewers continue to battle the Philadelphia Phillies today after successfully avoiding elimination at Miller Park yesterday. Winning today's game will send our hometown heroes back to Philadelphia on Tuesday for a final deciding game. The suspense begins at 12:07 p.m. at Miller Park.
Monday, Sept. 29, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest grounds - 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Nearly 26 years have passed since the last Brewers postseason. Many people, including a handful of the team roster, have never experienced the MLB playoffs in Milwaukee in their lifetime, so The Brewers have planned a major rally this evening to bridge the generational gap and to celebrate in the token Milwaukee festival style. The Brewers Postseason Rally will be held at the Summerfest Grounds from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the...