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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Baseball was in the air when the Observers met on the balmy day that preceded the dreary weekend. With the major-league season a month away, fans had something besides spring training to focus on: the second World Baseball Classic, aimed at building the sport’s international appeal. The Observers have global...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

If you love the Milwaukee Brewers and heavy metal classics, you should enjoy this year at Miller Park. Baseball’s all-time leader in saves, Trevor Hoffman, has agreed to become the Brewers’ closer in 2009. In today’s high-decibel ballparks, most home-team closers enter to a butt-kicking anthem, and in San Diego...
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

Looking to build on their first playoff appearance in a generation, the Brewers have settled on their leadership for 2009. General manager Doug Melvin has a contract extension through 2012. Former Oakland manager Ken Macha is the new skipper in the dugout. Several coaches from Ned Yost’s staff are back...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

In 2001 the Milwaukee Bucks fell one game short of reaching the NBA Finals. Since then, they’ve had one winning record and three single-round playoff appearances in seven seasons. The last two seasons they finished 28-54 and 26-56. In April, John Hammond replaced Larry Harris as general manager...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

The Milwaukee Brewers took their fans on a wild ride this season, from the heights of confidence to the depths of despair. But it was worth it as the Brewers reached the postseason for the first time in 26 years. A core of young stars—Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, J.J. Hardy, Corey Hart—made the Brewers contenders from opening day. The July 7 trade for pitcher CC Sabathia, who carried the team, seemed to ensure a playoff spot.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

The Observers took a week off from baseball to prepare for a "look back, look forward" analysis of the Brewers that will run next week. But there was plenty of football to talk about. Frank: Boy, the state owes Aaron Rodgers one. After three straight Packer losses, his big second half in Seattle had everyone breathing more easily.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

The Brewers, in a must-win situation every day, did local fans a double favor Sunday. They finally won in Cincinnati, and did it so easily that folks could switch channels and enjoy watching the Chicago Bears lose in overtime. Artie: So, Frank, it’s our first official get-together since the Brewers’ managerial regime...
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

It still felt like summer when the Observers met on their favorite park bench to chat. But the NFL and NCAA say it’s football time, so the Observers got to the main task of pundits: making predictions and hoping no one remembers them when they prove wrong. Frank: The Packers were 1-3 in the preseason, but this is what matters...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

Frank returned at last from his New York visit, and with the fragile psyche of Packer Land restored—at least for a week—by the exhibition victory in Denver, the Observers could focus on the final days of round-the clock Olympic TV coverage.

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