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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

While the Brewers were rolling past the Cardinals and taking aim at the Cubs, the Observers convened at the Ball Park—a South Side sports bar, not the place with the sliding roof. Frank: Breaking news, Artie! I’ve discovered that the stars are aligned for the Brewers...
07.30.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Our cable didn't get back to us til the 3rd inning and Sheets was done by the 6th, so I'll admit I couldn't stomach watching a lot of last night. I'm trying to stay super detached because I remember how heartwrenching each loss was earlier in the season when I was SO wrapped up in the team, so I can only imagine how it would go now. Over at Brewers Bar, they have no such qualms about bein...
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tonight @ Miller Park - 7:05 p.m.

After a rough, rough game last night, the Milwaukee Brewers hope to brush the dirt of their shoulders going into their third game of their four-games series against the Cubs tonight at Miller Park.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tonight @ Miller Park - 7:05 p.m.

A warning to those driving home on 1-94 this evening: The city is about to be infiltrated by crappy drivers. That’s because the Brewers are playing the Cubs tonight, inevitably bringing with them hordes of Illinoisans who have come to (hopefully) witness the Brew Crew wound the Cubbies’ playoff hopes while advancing their own . . .
07.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
  Central W L Pct GB Home Road Last 10 Streak Cubs 58 42 .580 -- 37-12 21-30 4-6 Lost 2 Brewers 57 43 .570 1 31-17 26-26 7-3 Won 6 ...
07.23.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Central W L Pct GB Home Road Last 10 Streak Cubs 58 41 .586 -- 37-12 21-29 5-5 Lost 1 Brewers 56 43 .566 2 31-17 25-26 7-3 Won 5 ...
Saturday, July 5, 2008

Jim Cryns on Sports

It’s spring, which means the beginning of tee-ball and soccer for kids. My young daughters began practices recently, which meant the purchase of two new baseball mitts, new cleats, bats, shin guards. It means league payments, team and parent orientations. I’ve been to more meetings in the past few weeks than a devout member of AA. I don’t mind the commitment—fact is I volunteer to help coach tee-ball, and attend every practice. When I was a kid, my parents never so much as attended a game, I’m not sure they knew I played sports. As a grown and graying man I spend most of my free time protecting my daughters from errant line-drives, overzealous base runners and jackass coaches. Last weekend I began coaching with a guy who has some great fundamental knowledge of baseball, but the bedside manner of Dr. Kevorkian.
07.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
The biggest argument I've heard for the Cubs and against the Brewers is the supreme differential in offense between the 2 clubs. There's a stat that says the Cubs are (give or take) +97 in run differential while the Brewers are just +5.  Of course that's glaring and eye-opening and if you look at that stat alone, you'd think the Brewers don't have a chance. ...
06.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Yesterday morning I was reading on Deadspin about how Albert Pujols was carried off the field Tuesday night and I shared the news with my co-worker, who was equally excited about what this meant for the Brewers. Sports fan that I am, I then said to him "Now, if someone would just go down on the Cubs, we'd be set."He asked who and I said maybe D. Lee and he said "No, Soriano."I'm officially very, v...
06.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
A few months ago it was reported that Moises Alou said he wouldn't have caught the Steve Bartman ball and therefor Bartman should be off the hook and not blamed anymore for Cubs loss in the 2003 NLCS.The story was widely reported and the whole incident was dredged up all over again.Yesterday, it was reported that Alou is claiming never to have said that it wasn't Bartman's fault.From ESPN.com:Mois...

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