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The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 4/19/15

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Brewers Win in Front of Record Busch Stadium Crowd: It’s a little early for any one victory to be the […]

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What to Make of Brewers Involvement with Problematic DARE Program?

Despite the decades-old wisdom of Charles Barkley, many people continue to think of professional athletes as role models.  A lot of the work done by sports teams and players is certainly admirable – the Brewers Community Foundation has a great reputation for its charitable programs, and plenty of individual players are engaged in their own […]

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The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 4/12/15

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Metal Detectors for First Series Less Horrible Than Anticipated: After the test run at last September’s Hank the Dog bobblehead […]

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New Miller Park Experience Includes Some Real Buzzkills

As the great poet Zooey Deschanel observed, change is hard.  Other less accomplished individuals have pointed out that change is constant, change is inevitable.  Whether or not change is good is subjective and debatable. With that in mind, after attending all three Brewers/Rockies games (before the series I was hoping for a sweep, and boy […]

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10 Questions About the 2015 Brewers

Last year at this time, the Brewers were coming off a miserable 2013 season during which their star player was suspended for PED use and the team was never in contention after May.  There was little reason for hope, and yet the 2014 Brewers got off to a scorching start and would have been the […]

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Are Sports Journalists Too Cozy with the Teams They Cover?

The JSonline chats with Brewers beat writers Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak are usually good reads.  There’s still a fair amount of frivolous babble that would be more appropriate for sports talk radio callers, but there are always a couple of decent questions mixed in.  Case in point – the chat with Rosiak earlier this […]

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Miller Park Tax Update Reminds Us That Stadium Subsidies Never Die

Although I haven’t traveled extensively to other MLB stadiums, I have rarely had a bad experience at Miller Park.  It’s the entertainment venue I frequent more than any other, and if I were to try and add up all the money I’ve spent there over the years it would probably give me pause. As much […]

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Verdict on First Episode of “Brewers on Tap” Podcast: Harmless Amusement

In case you missed it, the Brewers launched their first official podcast last week.  Hosted by new broadcaster Jeff Levering, “Brewers on Tap” will be available for free download every Wednesday.  When Levering was first hired, his highest profile responsibility was filling in for Bob Uecker on road trips, but it was also said that […]

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The Matheny Manifesto: Not As Bad As I Hoped

If not for the power of targeted internet advertising, I would not have known that Cardinals manager Mike Matheny put out a book last week called The Matheny Manifesto.  For the last several days I’ve been bombarded by ads trying to attract the click of my mouse with “a young manager’s old-school views on success […]

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Brewers On Deck 2015: Not Bad for Not Free

Last year, I attended my first Brewers On Deck, and thought it was worth well more than the price of admission – which, as you may recall, was $0.  They were charging again this year, but based on previous experience the $15 price of an advance ticket seemed like a fair deal.  Upon arrival, it didn’t […]

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Gallardo’s “Best” Game: April 29, 2009 vs. the Pirates

Reports first surfaced in the middle of the NFC Championship game that a trade was in the works to send Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers.  Yesterday, it became official: Gallardo is on his way to the Lone Star State in exchange for three players, two of which were Top 20 prospects in the Rangers […]

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Best to Keep Sports and Politics Separate

I don’t know how to quantify this, but I’ve long assumed Jonathan Lucroy is the most popular Brewer.  Sure, Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez were voted into the All-Star Game last year, but I sense that Lucroy has broader appeal.  If there were a tool for measuring crush/man-crush intensity among Milwaukee baseball fans, I bet […]

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What Other Brewers Broadcasters Are Wall of Honor Worthy?

Yesterday, the Brewers announced that the latest inductee to their Wall of Honor would be longtime TV color analyst Bill Schroeder.  I was a bit surprised upon first hearing the news.  Based on my understanding of Wall of Honor qualifications, Schroeder was 800+ plate appearances and/or one Hall of Fame induction short of meeting inclusion […]

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With 3D Miller Park Display, Bud Selig Hero Worship Goes Too Far

No one disputes that Bud Selig was the driving force behind bringing baseball back to Milwaukee more than 40 years ago.  The sports landscape of this city would be very different if not for Selig, and for that Brewers fans are undoubtedly grateful.  We express our gratitude by supporting the team – attending games, buying […]

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