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In Baseball, as in Life, Confidence is a not a Cure-All

Not to bash Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, because his post on Mike Fiers from Wednesday is merely the gazillionth story about the “confidence” of baseball players. This dead horse, “confidence,” is a clichéd, bad metaphor for something intangible and apparently inexplicable that determines the difference between a player’s performance from one day […]

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So You Caught an MLB Baseball: Keep It, Throw It Back, or Give it to a Kid?

Despite Yovani Gallardo’s great bounce back start, the clear star of last night’s Brewers-Cubs game was the bleacher-bumming fan who caught Mark Reynolds’ homerun in the second inning.  For those of us watching in real time, it was impressive that he not only made a bloody terrific catch, but appeared to follow Wrigley Field tradition […]

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Comparing the Remaining Schedules for NL Central Contenders

The order in which teams play each other really should not matter much. Since divisional rivals roughly wind up playing the same teams, a matchup with an opponent in April seems equivalent to one in August. However, in practice, the relative difficulty of a given team’s dog-days schedule can have a profound impact on the […]

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New Mantra: Two Out of Three

It was a pillowy comfort to see the Brewers take two of three against the Giants and Dodgers on the recent homestand. After the last road series in St. Louis crumbled from potential catharsis to veritable cataclysm (because Cardinals, and oblique injuries), it was easy to predict the Brew Crew would continue their water tread […]

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Is the World Really Any Better with Tony Bosch off the Streets?

Earlier this week, it was announced that Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch would plead guilty to distributing PEDs to players in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic.  Once Bosch is sentenced – some reports indicate his deal will result in a 3-4-year term – it will end one small chapter in the story of PED use […]

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Gerardo Parra’s Further Impact for Brewers

In the heat of a pennant race, teams often let a rival’s actions shape their own decisions. As a result, when St. Louis fired a shot across the Brewers’ bow by bolstering their rotation, Milwaukee needed to make a countermove. Of course, Doug Melvin’s retort – gaining John Lackey. Yet Melvin’s aggressiveness demonstrates his urgency […]

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Craig Coshun & Davey Nelson Are Working on an Ambient Music Album…

Found: This track (If it won’t play, go here, where you may download it, too, if you’d like. But, shhhh…) I’ve you’re wondering where Davey is…just a clue–there is very little space on this ambient, trip-hop, what-have-you track where Davey Nelson does not appear. That is the hint. I believe this track was recorded, featuring […]

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The Tank…

Well, I was waiting for a home run to fall in the Rays tank of…rays…at Tropicana Field, but, I’ll settle for this as an excuse to put up an old comic back when I used a terrible font for comics and when my drawing skills were questionable* *and, still up for debate. There are just […]

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Bolstering the Brewers’ Bullpen

Baseball fans can discount nearly anything they hear at the trade deadline. Therefore, Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin’s suggestion that he might bolster his bullpen comes with enough grains of salt to fill the Dead Sea. Perhaps Melvin’s comments were merely an elaborate smokescreen designed to conceal his true intentions. Yet despite the unreliability of such […]

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Health Department Must Approve Reopening of Friday’s Front Row – Does That Make You Feel Safe?

Following a kitchen fire earlier this week, Friday’s Front Row in Miller Park will reopen tomorrow on a limited basis.  Fans with tickets to Brewers home games in Friday’s seating areas will be able to experience “limited food service.”  There will be beverage service only (no food) at the restaurant bar.  Until further notice, Friday’s […]

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