Home / Tag: Milwaukee brewers
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

The Observers played zone coverage again last week. Frank was on another New York visit, including a stop at the new Yankee Stadium, and Artie was at the home office monitoring the Bucks’ fortunes in the NBA draft lottery. Artie: So you’ve been to the new Cathedral of the Almighty...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

The Observers split their forces for the first time in 2009, with Frank on a family visit to New York and Artie manning the central office in Milwaukee. They talked by phone after the first day of the NFL draft. Frank: The Big Apple media didn’t say much about the Packers’ top picks. How’d it go for the Green and Gold? Artie:...
04.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Those who won't be able to catch Wilco at either one of their ultra-sold out concerts at the Pabst Theater tomorrow or Wednesday will have a chance see to the band in a different capacity tonight at Miller Park, where they'll be throwing the first pitch at the Brewers' 7:05 p.m. game against the Cincinnati Reds. Jeff Tweedy will toss the ceremonial pitch, but the whole band should be there with hi...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

Big-time sports isn’t recession-proof. Major League Baseball enters its season fearful that attendance will drop. The NBA recently took out a $200 million line of credit to help financially ailing teams. NASCAR sponsorships have disappeared and teams are shrinking. Milwaukee’s PGA tournament won’t have...
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Predicting the results of Major League Baseball seasons is no easy task. One can’t rely on laws of science like the ones that bring lovely, snow-free weather to Wisconsin every April. Nor can one simply use common sense, like all those experts who foresaw so easily that greed, corruption and governmental apathy just...
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...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

Football? What’s that? The Packers’ fourth straight loss ousted them from both playoff contention and this column, mostly because Artie couldn’t talk about it. So the Observers turned to another sad story—the end of CC Sabathia’s brief stay with the Brewers—but found it less depressing than you might expect.
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...
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.

0|7