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Sculpting the Brewers’ Mount Rushmore

(Image: Artist Eduardo Kobra's "Mount Rushmore Mural" in L.A. via designboom.com) I saw a post about a hypothetical “Mount Rushmore” of Golden State Warriors players via the blog Golden State of Mind, and apparently that discussion was brought on by some really interesting comments by the narcissistic but undeniably great LeBron James of the Miami […]

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Brett Favre Poses as a Milwaukee Brewer in the 1990s

On eBay I came across the above curious picture…Brett Favre, the former holy-of-holies Green Bay Packers quarterback turned traitor (or as select Cardinals fans would have it: trader) and evildoer.  The item has been marked down from $119.95 to $95.96 (the description says Favre was taking batting practice in 1995-1996; get it?).  Apparently taken at […]

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A.J. Burnett’s Decision to Sign with Phillies Could Empower Brewers

The Philadelphia Phillies will reportedly sign free agent pitcher A.J. Burnett to a one-year, $16MM contract for 2014.  It had long been postulated that Burnett would either retire from baseball or pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates for the upcoming season.  The Pirates had declined to give Burnett a qualifying offer this offseason, which would have […]

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Remembering the Three Cy Young Award Winners for Milwaukee

It’s a little tricky nailing down the exact date that Don Newcombe, the great pitcher who spent most of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, won the first Cy Young Award in 1956.  Newcombe also won the NL MVP that year.  I guess I’ll defer to MLB Network, which hailed Tuesday as the birthday of […]

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Brewers Who Hit for the Cycle

No, I’m not talking about a home run ball sailing out toward the “hogs” above the Harley-Davidson Deck in left-center field at Miller Park.  Rather, the cycle: the accomplishment of hitting a single, double, triple and home run in the same game.  The “natural cycle” involves performing this more-than-minor miracle in increasingly powerful strokes, from […]

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Minor League Ball Coming to Milwaukee?

(Image: rockcomplex.com) In case you missed it Tuesday, Tom Daykin of the Journal Sentinel reported that plans are afoot to build a minor league or independent league baseball stadium at what’s known as “The Rock” sports complex in Franklin, Wisconsin, which is about 17 miles southwest of downtown Milwaukee.  Current plans would see this new […]

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An Attempt to Create a Rhyming Nickname for Mark Reynolds

(Apparently this is a real place in Granada Hills, California…..Yelp.com) Former Brewer and genuine connoisseur of violent hacks at baseballs Russell Branyan was blessed with a great nickname: Russell the Muscle.  The name fit his style perfectly because it represented the monstrous home runs he would jack, should he make solid contact with the baseball.  […]

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The Brewers Bar Is Proud To Sponsor Lucroy’s Baseball Reference Page

Enlightened by a post at Ron Roenicke Stole My Baseball last week (hat tip: Brew Crew Ball), I sprang forth like a rubberband and corrected a wrong over at Baseball Reference.  It was a crying shame that the great Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy, a guy whom I consider the face of the franchise, had an […]

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Garza a Legit Signing by Uncle Doug

(Well that'll shut the critics up for a little while………Image: Desipio.com) Today I was going to forage for some acorns despite the frightful weather, as my sub-zero winter slumber has burned off a lot of the fat I put on in the autumn.  I planned to write a fanciful narrative on the resourceful job Brewers […]

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Flickers of Atwater Part 2

But Atwater also represented the mistakes of the past.  For that’s where Henry and his pal Hannah had decided to bury the body.  They didn’t bury it on the beach, but in the woods to the northwest.  They had thought about what to do with Danny’s body late one evening by a fire on Atwater […]

Flickers of Atwater

(Image: flickr.com) Henry was disappointed that Lake Michigan smelled of dead fish. How sickening the place from which he came actually was: there existed no "culture" on this stinky lake, he thought. It's just dead fish and driftwood. Along Atwater beach there wasn't a thing of beauty. An old burned-out concession stand and weathered breaker […]

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Should the Milwaukee Brewers Offer the Cheapest Ounce of Beer in MLB?

  With its nickname of Brew City generated from the city’s extensive and long-running brewing history, Milwaukee has been the good land for beermakers for generations.  According to beerinstitute.org, the economic impact of the beer industry in Wisconsin is over $8 billion and makes up nearly 4 per cent of the GDP.  I would venture […]

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