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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
A year ago the Milwaukee Brewers entered the baseball season fresh from their first playoff appearance in a generation. Optimists thought the Brewers’ potent offense, led by Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun, and the arrival of closer Trevor Hoffman would take Milwaukee back to the postseason...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
For a longtime sports fan, a special joy occurs when a game stirs memories of past fun and a sport's timeless beauty. Then there are events that show how much things can change, when the old-timer feels like Dorothy after the tornado: "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." One of the Observers...
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...

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