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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

…and also Bob Uecker, Brett Favre and Tom Crean

With this column, I am in an enviable situation where I can talk about Wisconsin sports with immunity. I do thank the folks at the Shepex for this window. I’ve covered the teams—pro, college and otherwise—for 15 years so it can’t be said I haven’t seen my share of the landscape. I’ve seen team managers, general managers, public relations and media managers come and go. I’ve been lucky to have off-the-record talks with coaches, stars, bench-warmers, Hall of Fame players. I’ve listened to jokes next to the batting cage told by Ken Griffey Jr., and have laughed at some risquokes offered by Gorman Thomas.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Jim Cryns on Sports

It’s not easy being a “franchise player.” You’re picked out of a sea of potential players, hopes riding incredibly high, visions of pennants, world championships. That’s a lot of pressure for a young kid. Just ask Tony Mandarich (The Big Bust), or Pat Listach (former Brewer rookie of the year.) While Listach wasn’t a complete failure, he never lived up to expectations. Kenny Lofton, the player Listach beat-out for rookie of the year, went on to much greater success. Number one picks are a blessing or a curse. Management has to pick the front-runner, or risk alienating their fan-base. Keeping an established player can be just as harrowing. History does repeat itself and that’s bad news for the Brewers.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Jim Cryns on Sports

That’s what makes sports great: surprises. We’re surprised the Brewers were able to send three players to the All-Star Game. We’re astonished we have a baseball team who, in the thick of the season, acquired a reigning Cy Young Award winner. We’re surprised we’re talking about Brett Favre in July after he told the world he was done with football. Surprises keep you young with anticipation, on your toes. That’s a good thing . . .
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Online Exclusive

The Milwaukee Brewers, like many other MLB teams, are being kicked in the teeth once again after living up to their end of a bargain. It appears the Brewers ‘Ace,’ Ben Sheets, is looking to take his accomplished resume elsewhere. Sheets says he’s headed in the direction of free agency, and we know how that usually turns out for the Brewers: bubkes. Despite the fact Sheets has been stained with injury, the Brewers have done a pretty good job trying to retain talent and has been candid about their intentions with players.
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...
07.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Joe Uchill
It�s the Forth of July, and in honor of that great American tradition � the National Pastime � here�s a clip of Fox�s Baseball announcer Joe Buck saying he hates baseball. Buck_0001by bsap11 � Enjoy your Independence Day. � � � �...
07.01.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
Ryan Braun is only 32,000 votes behind Fukudome and it's time for everybody in Wisconsin to vote.  The official deadline is Wednesday at midnight.  Don't wait.  Vote Now. Vote Ryan Braun to the All Star team!...

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