Mercifully, Chris Carpenter Retires – But Let’s Remember the Brewers Did Beat Him a Few Times

(Image: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) Finally, some good offseason news for Brewers fans – St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter announced his retirement yesterday.  Even though Carpenter’s injuries made him a non-factor in the last two seasons, it’s a relief to know the Brewers won’t have to face this guy anymore.  Sure, there are still plenty of […]


Kudos to Players Who Sign Early

( / USATSI) Some free agents need to wait until the market develops, or cracks, if you will, before they sign contracts.  For instance, players such as Mike Morse, Franklin Gutierrez, Jason Kubel or Raul Ibanez may find it pertinent to wait until guys like Jacoby Ellsbury, Curtis Granderson and Carlos Beltran sign with teams, […]


The Ass-Umption Conundrum

(Image: Paul Tenpenny / Going into the offseason, Brewers fans probably feared another quiet winter for GM Doug Melvin and company.  Last winter was a painful one due to the seemingly endless uneventful days passing by while other teams made moves to get better (or at least change).  I’m not advocating change for the […]


Brewers Show Good Taste in Mostly Superb 2014 Promos

So the Brewers announced specifics on their 2014 promo items for all-fan giveaways the other day, and I’m mostly impressed.  After sporting 10 all-fan bobbles in 2013, it was hard to imagine topping that many dolls in future years.  I’m happy to see they’ve decided to give something else away and reduce down to eight […]


Brewers AAA Team Jumps on Insidious Corporate Welfare Bandwagon for New Stadium

(Image: The Tennessean) I have never attended a Nashville Sounds game, but from what I’ve read by Brewers beat writer Tom Haudricourt over the years, I assume it would not be an ideal ballpark experience.  Haudricourt’s articles about Milwaukee’s AAA affiliate have often included some reference to the Brewers’ dissatisfaction with the team’s Nashville facilities.  […]

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A Very Crappy Baseball Card

I recently picked up some Allen & Ginter series cards (introduced back in March). Although I'm disappointed I wasn't lucky enough to pull the first official Yasiel Puig rookie card issued by Topps –which is one reason I made this purchase, as I haven't had much prior experience with the very popular A & G […]


Mark Attanasio’s Season-Ending Open Letters Could Use Some Pizzazz

(Image: Matt Slocum/AP) On Sunday, many Brewers fans checked their inboxes and found the 2013 edition of principal owner Mark Attanasio’s annual season-ending open letter.  If you’ve read one, you’ve pretty much read them all.  They reliably include the following elements: – Thanks to the fans, all [insert attendance figure] of you – Bummer about […]


These were cheap. I’ve never had either of these base cards, before.

I've never, ever had these cards. I don't normally buy regular Topps. However, they were on sale, and there's a certain amount of anticipation because it's a bigger deal to pull a low #'d insert. It's kind of like how Bowman platinum sure are nifty this year, but the regular Bowman 2013 were more fun. […]


Carlos Beltran Used a Performance Enhancing Drug (And That’s Okay)

(Image: Al Tielemans/SI) Even if you’re a non-fan of the Cardinals (and let’s assume for the moment you are), it’s hard not to be impressed by Carlos Beltran’s postseason productino.  Going into tonight’s World Series Game 3, Beltran has 13 October RBIs in as many games.  Although this is Beltran’s first World Series, he has […]