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 […]


It’s Early, But Brewers Facing Tough Decisions Already

(Cloudy the future is.  Zuma Images) It could all be talk or it could lead to something happening.  The Milwaukee Brewers’ roster construction heading into Spring Training suggested that some players may be on the outside looking in to start the season.  That group would seemingly include out-of-options infielders Jeff Bianchi and Juan Francisco.  In […]


New Brewers Spring Training Uniforms Follow and Buck Trends

(The kooky and fun-loving Matt Garza in the new 2014 BP / ST jersey.  Image: AP) Way back in October, Paul Lukas of Uni Watch provided a glimpse at MLB’s new 2014 batting practice / spring training jerseys.  According to Lukas, MLB cycles these changes over a period of years.  It’s a bit difficult to […]


Death of the Metrodome

(All photos: Nick Michalski) The HHH Metrodome in Minneapolis is going, going, almost gone.  After several contained blasts to tear the roof down and crumble the walls of the decrepit old stadium, crews are working to smash and haul away the remaining metal, concrete and other crap left behind.  Folks coming into downtown Minneapolis by […]


Remember: Disregard (Almost) Everything Spring Training Produces

Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune has a helpful reminder on what to take away from MLB Spring Training: virtually nothing.  The Twins broke camp last year thinking Aaron Hicks would be their centerfield star all year and that Opening Day starter Vance “Vanimal” Worley could be an ace in the making.  It didn’t turn […]


TV Coverage of Brewers’ Spring Training Improves

(Hank's ready for some baseball.) I wrote about the TV coverage of the Milwaukee Brewers during Spring Training last year around this time, and wow: that looks depressing now.  There were only five games broadcast on each MLB Network and Fox Sports Wisconsin, and none until March 11!  This year the coverage has improved dramatically, […]


Sculpting the Brewers’ Mount Rushmore

(Image: Artist Eduardo Kobra's "Mount Rushmore Mural" in L.A. via 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 […]