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02.15.2010 | | Posted at 12:01 PM
By Nicole
The boyfriend and I went out for happy hour and an Ads game with Liz and Aaron on Friday night. With Corey Hart having just completed his arbitration hearing, we were talking players who were also seeking more money. Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum was also in arby with the Giants and I mentioned that I had imagined the following scenario in my head. Lincecum walks in with a Cy Y...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010
Twelve years ago a thrilling summer lifted Major League Baseball out of the slump created by 1994's labor strife and canceled World Series. The revival was fueled by the "Mac and Sammy" home-run derby, with Mark McGwire smashing the single-season record and Sammy Sosa right on his heels...
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

Ethnic mascots add another element to ballpark fun

Since their first live appearance at a Milwaukee Brewers home game 15 years ago, the Klement’s Racing Sausages have been a lot of things to Milwaukee Brewers fans. At their core, the towering wieners are simply mascots representing Milwaukee’s own Klement's Sausage Co., but they’ve also become a happy distraction from a long game, a reason to place a friendly wager and a rallying point for Brewers baseball fans...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Nicole
Back in May, I wrote a post on Ladies... about how much I hate "Manny being Manny" and all the excuses that were being made for him and his steroid usage. Though at the time I was talking about Manny's steroid usage, a few of the paragraphs are pretty damn relevant in light of the latest story that had Manny showering while his team was losing Game 4 in the bottom of the ninth: I really feel like ...
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009
As baseball’s regular season entered its final week, the Brewers were in the thick of the National League playoff race—though not as contenders. By finishing their schedule against Philadelphia, Colorado and St. Louis...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

On the field, the highlight of the Brewers’ 4-5 road trip was winning the series against Los Angeles, the National League’s top team. Off the field, the highlight was the Squall in the Hall. At the end of a 17-4 loss, Prince Fielder was hit by a pitch, clearly in retaliation for an HBP of the Dodgers'...
07.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Which Brewers player has won the most Gold Glove Awards?First baseman George Scott, with five, from 1972-1976Name the mustached master of the mound who, in 1981, became the first reliever to earn both the AL Most Valuable Player Award and AL Cy Young Award.Rollie FingersWhat years did Hank Aaron play for the Brewers?Which Brewers All-Star became the first 30-30 man in the American League, hitting ...
07.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Nicolet ballplayers get pep talk from Counsell, then beat Whitefish Bay July 1, 2009 12:31 p.m. | Prior to Monday night's high school baseball game between Nicolet and Whitefish Bay, Brewers infielder Craig Counsell gave some of the players a bit of a pre-game pep talk.Surprisingly, though, the 1988 graduate of Whitefish Bay High School, didn't chat with players from his alma mater. Instead, he pr...

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