ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 16: Randal Grichuk #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals is congratulated by Kolten Wong #16 after scoring during the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium on April 16, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Brewers Boosting Doubters Early

Before the season started, there was a lot of fiery talk from the Brewers brass.  They were going to build on their “150 days” of first-place fortitude, dadgummit, they were going to use the disappointment of 2014’s conclusion to figure things out successfully in 2015.  And hopefully they’d have a good start to the season […]


What to Make of Brewers Involvement with Problematic DARE Program?

Despite the decades-old wisdom of Charles Barkley, many people continue to think of professional athletes as role models.  A lot of the work done by sports teams and players is certainly admirable – the Brewers Community Foundation has a great reputation for its charitable programs, and plenty of individual players are engaged in their own […]


The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 4/12/15

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Metal Detectors for First Series Less Horrible Than Anticipated: After the test run at last September’s Hank the Dog bobblehead […]


New Miller Park Experience Includes Some Real Buzzkills

As the great poet Zooey Deschanel observed, change is hard.  Other less accomplished individuals have pointed out that change is constant, change is inevitable.  Whether or not change is good is subjective and debatable. With that in mind, after attending all three Brewers/Rockies games (before the series I was hoping for a sweep, and boy […]

Brewers Ticket Prices Well Below Season Average For Pittsburgh Series

The Milwaukee Brewers haven’t had the start they had hoped for to get the 2015 MLB season going. Hosting a potent Colorado Rockies offense, Milwaukee’s pitching struggled to keep up in a rough 3-0 series sweep that included a 10-0 shutout loss on Opening Day. Milwaukee’s pitching got rocked over the first three games of […]

Rally Bus Makes Attending a Brewers Game More Fun and Convenient

After closing out their season-opening series against the Colorado Rockies with an 0-3 record, the Milwaukee Brewers remain at home for a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates this upcoming weekend. Looking ahead at the rest of April, the Brew Crew face the Cardinals and Pirates on the road, before coming back home to face Cincinnati […]


10 Questions About the 2015 Brewers

Last year at this time, the Brewers were coming off a miserable 2013 season during which their star player was suspended for PED use and the team was never in contention after May.  There was little reason for hope, and yet the 2014 Brewers got off to a scorching start and would have been the […]


Reds Preview with Chris Sabo’s Goggles

I provided thoughts on some season-preview questions about the Brew Crew for Brian of Reds blog Chris Sabo’s Goggles; check it out here. In return Brian answered some queries I had about the Cincinnati ball club. You can follow Brian on Twitter if you dare at


Brewers Make Uncharacteristic Cuts

In a surprising set of moves the Brewers elected to option first base backup candidates Matt Clark and Jason Rogers to the minor leagues Tuesday, along with reliever Rob Wooten. It seems somewhat un-Brewers-like to send both Clark and Rogers to AAA Colorado Springs when one of them would have provided some pop on a […]

Brewers Look to Rebound in 2015; Opening Day Tickets Start at $48

The Milwaukee Brewers want to take the next step and compete at a high level for 162 games as opposed to last season when the Brewers were in first place of the National League Central Division past the halfway mark in the season, going 51-33 in their first 84 games, but could not stay the […]


Are Sports Journalists Too Cozy with the Teams They Cover?

The JSonline chats with Brewers beat writers Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak are usually good reads.  There’s still a fair amount of frivolous babble that would be more appropriate for sports talk radio callers, but there are always a couple of decent questions mixed in.  Case in point – the chat with Rosiak earlier this […]


Kicking Tires on the Cardinals with C70

Enrique and I played some “pepper” again this year with Daniel of C70 At The Bat: Check it out.  In exchange for some thoughts on the Brewers’ upcoming season over at C70, Daniel provided some great answers to questions we had about the Cardinals heading into the 2015 campaign.  You can follow Daniel’s work on the Cardinals […]


Miller Park Tax Update Reminds Us That Stadium Subsidies Never Die

Although I haven’t traveled extensively to other MLB stadiums, I have rarely had a bad experience at Miller Park.  It’s the entertainment venue I frequent more than any other, and if I were to try and add up all the money I’ve spent there over the years it would probably give me pause. As much […]

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Twin Killing an Option in June for Brewers Fans in Twin Cities

(Photo: The Brewers will visit Target Field in Minneapolis on the weekend of June 5-7 this season, as Milwaukee’s more traditional home-and-home weekend series matchups with the Twins return. 2015 features an opportunity to not only catch Brewers baseball in Minneapolis during a weekend series but baseball in St. Paul as well in the form of […]