Recent Roster Moves Betray Depth Concerns

With injuries to Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez, Jean Segura and Logan Schafer, the Brewers have done a lot of roster and lineup juggling in the last couple weeks.  Infielder Jeff Bianchi represented himself well in Segura’s absence, and thankfully Ramirez hasn’t missed a lot of time.  But the day-to-day status of Braun, which has kept […]

I’m Just a Boy with a New Haircut (And it’s a Pretty Nice Haircut)

Yesterday I got my hair cut and my lazy beard trimmed and slimmed.  I didn’t get a haircut to persuade the baseball gods; the Brewers are doing well.  And the Crew didn’t lose against the Cards because I shaved a magical beard…they were already blowing up by the time my beard came off.  No, I […]


Rain Check: Brewers Ran Out of Gomez Bobbleheads Sunday

My girlfriend and I decided to go to the April 27 Brewers game versus the Cubs to get a Carlos Gomez bobblehead.  We already had tickets to the April 26 game via a “Rivals Plan” 4-pack, and figured we’d just tack on the Sunday game too.  The Brewers are so generous and abundant in giveaways. […]

Reduce Mistakes, TOOTBLANs, and Brewers Even More Dangerous

At 15-5, the Brewers happily sit atop the NL Central division and have won more games than any team in baseball to this point.  Hell, they’ve already won more games than they did in all of April last year (14).  They have combined power, clutch hitting, good starting pitching and an excellent relief corps into […]


Brewers Look to Keep Good Times Rolling Against Cliff Lee

Milwaukee Brewers starter Matt Garza had a bizarre outing on Wednesday night in Philadelphia, giving up eight hits, four runs and walking two, but he hung in there after some miscues on his part (a poor throw to second base and a balk among them) and some at-times shoddy defense behind him to pitch six […]

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Ginormous Hot Dogs: Compensate Much?

Thirsty?  Step right up to the Brewers Bar and let me pour you a tap of Lakefront IPA.  What, you like that one but want to try something new?  How about Milwaukee Brewing Company’s Litta Bitta White IPA, which is named after the feud that cracked the area in half in the early days before […]


It’s Painfully Early…So Why Does It Feel So Late?

With less than two percent of the major league season complete, it’s cliché but understandable for baseball fans whose teams have stumbled out of the gate to panic and tremble.  The 2011 Milwaukee Brewers’ season saw John Axford blow a save on Opening Day in heart-breaking fashion and the team lost four straight to open […]


An Interview with Rob Deer

When one of your favorite Brewers players growing up is on Twitter, you follow.  When you have a chance to interview that player, you jump on it.  I had the pleasure of interviewing former Brewers slugger Rob Deer, who played for Milwaukee from 1986-1990.  Deer hit 137 home runs for the Brewers, placing him at […]

Pardon Our Pixels

We’re in the midst of a migration to a new template and display here at The Brewers Bar.  In the end the site should be cleaner, more accessible and provide better, more interactive content for our readers.  Until then, we’ll be working out some kinks and we thank you for your patience as we adjust […]


2014 Reds Preview with Brian of Chris Sabo’s Goggles

Over at Cincinnati Reds blog Chris Sabo's Goggles I had the pleasure of advising Brian of that fine site on the state of the Milwaukee Brewers going into the 2014 season.  Brian answered some questions about the Reds for The Brewers Bar in between corking his bats and doing LensCrafters commercials.  Check out my thoughts […]


Brewers’ Decision on Francisco Right for Player, Impact for Team Murky

(Photo: Getty Images) The Juan Francisco saga cleared up a little bit Monday, with reports specifying that Francisco had been placed on release waivers, clearing him to sign with another team. A release from the Brewers was not the result I envisioned with Francisco.  After the conclusion of the 2013 season, I was adamant that […]


Hopefully We Have Heard the Last of Corey Hart’s Whining

(Hart in his seaman/sailor/navigator uni with John Buck; AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Back in October, I was all for the Brewers re-signing first baseman / outfielder / probable part-time DH Corey Hart to a new contract, for at least one year.  I went so far as to call Hart “True Blue Brew Crew.”  At the time […]

Book Review: Blockade Billy by Stephen King

(Image: Glen Orbik, Desert Isle Design via Scribner / Cemetery Dance Publications) It’s amazing the quick degradation from salivating over the start of Spring Training baseball to saying: “Ugh, I’m ready for the games to count already.”  To mediate my exhibition-season nausea, I read the cute little novella Blockade Billy by Stephen King, published back […]


Playing Pepper 2014: St. Louis Cardinals

(Image: Rarely seen Cardinals logo from 1949-1959 per (Editor's note: I participated in a "game of pepper" with Daniel Shoptaw of C70 at the Bat, which is part of the Cards Conclave cluster of blogs.  Click that link and check out what I had to say on the fortunes of the 2014 Brewers, along with […]