Brewers Bar would like to extend our congratulations to former Brewer Geoff Jenkins on being a member of the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies.  Congrats, Geoff!

BREAKING NEWS: Brewers name Macha manager

Earlier today, Brewers’ Vice-President & General Manager named former Oakland A’s manager Ken Macha as the new skipper of the Milwaukee Brewers.  Macha, 58, agreed to a 2-year contract and is the 17th manager in the franchise’s 39 years of existence. Macha managed the A’s from 2003-2006, won the AL West crown twice, and won […]

My thoughts on how the Brewers could sign CC Sabathia

Brewers’ owner Mark Attanasio has come out and stated that he and GM Doug Melvin are going to make a strong effort to re-sign ’07 AL Cy Young award winner CC Sabathia.  Just how they plan to offer remains a mystery…but I have some ideas. First, everything I’ve read puts Sabathia in the 5-year, $140-$145 […]

Brewers’ rumors I’ve heard lately

Sorry I haven’t had a chance to post…and I have to make this one quick.  Here are some of the rumors I’ve heard lately: 1. Doug Melvin is not interested in extending his GM contract past 2009.  I saw this in the Sports section of one of the Madison papers lying around the break room […]

Blanton, Phils finish off Crew; Phillies take NLDS, 3-1

All good things must come to an end. The Brewers could not figure out Joe Blanton Sunday afternoon, and lost the fourth and final game of the NLDS, 6-2. Brewers’ pitcher Jeff Suppan gave up a home run to the first hitter of the afternoon, Phils’ shortstop Jimmy Rollins, in an omen of things to […]

Brewers win and live to fight another day

Once again faced with elimination, the Brewers pull out a 4-2…er, 4-1 win Saturday night against the Phillies, now trailing in the NLDS by two games to one. For once, Milwaukee’s hitters showed some patience…and it paid off. Both Mike Cameron and Bill Hall drew walks to start off the bottom of the first, with […]

Memo to fans going to today’s Brewers game

To: All Brewers’ fans lucky enough to go to Saturday’s NLDS playoff game versus Philadelphia From: David Hannes RE: Today’s game Dear fans– It is with heavy heart that I cannot be at today’s game. As someone who could not attend any of the 1982 games due to mid-terms and the like, I, like many […]

Running on empty: CC runs out of gas; Brewers lose again

A five-run 2nd inning was all that Brett Myers and the Phillies would need to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 NLDS, as Philly dropped the Brewers for the second straight day, this time by a score of 5-2. CC Sabathia was obviously exhausted…he lasted just 3 2/3rds innings, gave up 6 hits and […]

Roster and Game #1 line-up set for Brewers in Philly

The Brewers released their 25-man roster for their NLDS series against the Phillies on earlier today. Ben Sheets was left off. Sheets will be accompanying the team, and will get to wear his Brewers’ uniform, but is out due to a muscle tear. Game #1 starter Yovani Gallardo will take his place on the […]

Waiting on the Brewers’ playoff roster

The Brewers and Dale Sveum now face the unenviable task of deciding which 25 players will be on their playoff roster…among the issues: 1. Ben Sheets’ spot–Sheets was on the 25-man roster before September 1, but if he’s too hurt to pitch, who would take his spot? In all likelihood, it would be a reliever, […]


The 2008 Milwaukee Brewers are the NL Wild Card champions!  Sunday’s win, paced by another phenomenal performance by CC Sabathia, coupled with a Ryan Braun game-winning homer–and a Mets’ loss to the Marlins–mean the Brewers’ first postseason appearance since 1982!

Sheets & Pen not enough–Game #162=Game 7

The Brewers and Ben Sheets couldn’t get it done Saturday…so Sunday’s game is now equivalent to a Game 7 for the Brewers…a win, and they are guaranteed at least a play-in game; a loss, and they are at the mercy of the Mets needing to lose to make the playoffs. CC Sabathia goes Sunday. Let’s […]

Brew Crew’s win now gives them control of their playoff destiny

It took awhile, but with the Brewers’ 5-1 win over the Cubs Friday night–coupled with the Mets’ loss to the Marlins–the Brewers now have complete control of them going to the playoffs with just two games left. Even better–a win on either Saturday or Sunday guarantees them at least a tie-breaker game with the Mets. […]