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Should MLB Make Players Wear Facial Protection for Their Own Good?

After that nasty hit Giancarlo Stanton took to the face in last night’s Brewers-Marlins game, it took no time for pundits to call for new safety measures.  ESPN’s Buster Olney compared face flaps to seat belts, arguing there is no downside to wearing either other than personal comfort.  USA Today’s Ted Berg cited Olney approvingly, […]

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Giving Up Is Painless: The Bright Side of the 2014 Brewers Downfall

At the time of this writing, the Brewers are just four games over .500, playing an all-but-meaningless game against the Miami Marlins.  And to think as recently as two weeks ago, a division title didn’t seem out of the question.  A wild card berth was practically guaranteed.  The Brewers’ postseason odds were over 80%.  Fans with […]

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The Brewers Can’t Let Tim Dillard Go (At Least Not Permanently)

As I write this on Wednesday evening, the Brewers’ AAA affiliate Nashville Sounds are playing their last game at Greer Stadium, which the team called home for 37 years.  They’ll start the 2015 season in a new stadium, which naturally was financed by the usual indefensible corporate welfare. Leaving that aside, via

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Feeling a Case of Wild Card Jitters Coming On

According to JSOnline’s Matt Montgomery, by beating the Pirates yesterday the Brewers increased their odds of making the playoffs to a cool 83.4%.  If the Brewers had lost and the Cardinals had won against the Phillies, Milwaukee would have dropped nine percentage points.  Meanwhile, the goddamn Cardinals are still slight favorites to win the division […]

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So You Caught an MLB Baseball: Keep It, Throw It Back, or Give it to a Kid?

Despite Yovani Gallardo’s great bounce back start, the clear star of last night’s Brewers-Cubs game was the bleacher-bumming fan who caught Mark Reynolds’ homerun in the second inning.  For those of us watching in real time, it was impressive that he not only made a bloody terrific catch, but appeared to follow Wrigley Field tradition […]

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Is the World Really Any Better with Tony Bosch off the Streets?

Earlier this week, it was announced that Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch would plead guilty to distributing PEDs to players in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic.  Once Bosch is sentenced – some reports indicate his deal will result in a 3-4-year term – it will end one small chapter in the story of PED use […]

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