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Monday, April 18, 2011
This month hasn't been kind to those who'd like to consign Major League Baseball's "steroid era" to the past. On April 8 Manny Ramirez, a .312 lifetime hitter with 555 home runs, retired in the face of a 100-game suspension for his second failed drug...
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Fans of the Milwaukee Brewers know all about patience. In 41 seasons since arriving here in 1970, the franchise has played .500 or better baseball just 14 times, with three playoff appearances. A streak of 14 years without a winning record ended in 2007, and the next...
Monday, Jan. 31, 2011

An in-depth look at a beloved baseball club

Baseball salvation was granted to our city in 1953, when the Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee and became an instant hit with the fans. The Milwaukee Braves soon astounded...
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010
Readers of this page seldom see the words "Baseball Hall of Fame" without "Bert Blyleven" close by. Frank has a Hall vote as a member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA), but Artie's the one with a passion to see the right-hander for the Twins, Pirates and Indians in the 1970s and ’80s reach...
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
Being a certain age, the Observers had a 1960s song in their heads last week, with updated lyrics: "We met him on a Thursday and our hearts stood still, da doo ron ron ron..." Some Brewers fans had a heart-stopping question: "Who the heck is Ron Roenicke and why isn't the flashy Bobby Valentine the new...
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010
Ken, we hardly knew ye. The Macha managerial era in Brewers history ended after two seasons when the team finished at 77-85, three games worse than the year before. The quiet, professorial Macha had nothing but winning seasons and two playoffs in four years with Oakland, but things...
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010
Another Sunday, another split decision by the Observers. While Frank followed his "baseball rules" rule to attend the Brewers' home finale, Artie hunkered down in his version of NFL Central, sticking pins in his Brett Favre voodoo bobblehead. Later his phone rang...
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
For weeks the Brewers were treading water, never able to get higher than eight games below .500 and watching the Cardinals and Reds monopolize the division race. When the Observers chatted by phone last Thursday (with Frank still immersed in Yankee Land) the Brewers had just seen three starting pitchers in four games give up 10 or more runs...

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