Found August 31, 2012 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MILWAUKEE As Bob Uecker stared up at his bronzed likeness, now immortalized just outside the walls of Miller Park, master of ceremonies Bob Costas asked him what he'd like to do with his new statue first. "Get my money back," Uecker deadpanned, in a way only the legendary Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster could. For months, Uecker had joked that he couldn't put together the money for a down payment on a statue that's why it hadn't arrived sooner. But in all seriousness or as serious as the 77-year-old broadcast can be Uecker took the stage on Friday afternoon in very much the same way as he always had. Quickly, in his own trademark self-deprecating style, Uecker's statue unveiling ceremony turned into more of a variety show than an honorary event. Costas, who has long been a friend of Uecker since their time working together on NBC baseball broadcasts, opened the event in a way few, if any, statue unveilings have ever started. "We are here som...

Brewers, Rogers disagree on innings limit

MILWAUKEE Mark Rogers isn't ready to call it quits on this season just yet. Despite a claim from Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio during the broadcast of Friday's 9-3 win over the Pirates that the team will shut down the right-hander after his Friday win to limit his innings, the former first-round pick said that he feels as good as he ever has, even with 39 innings...

Uecker statue dedicated at Miller Park

A statue of popular Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker was dedicated outside Miller Park on Friday, and those in attendance recalled it was all made possible because of some spilled mashed potatoes and gravy. Uecker, affectionately dubbed ''Mr. Baseball'' by Johnny Carson in the 1970s, joined Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Robin Yount and Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig...

Marcum, Brewers look to sweep Chicago

The Milwaukee Brewers have come to expect significant offensive production from Ryan Braun against the Chicago Cubs. Norichika Aoki's production has been even more impressive. Braun and Aoki look to continue pounding on Cubs pitching as the Brewers attempt to sweep this four-game set and extend their longest winning streak in the all-time series Thursday. Braun is a career...

A Brief History of Owgust, the Barrel Man

Milwaukee Brewers fans and residents of Wisconsin in general are no doubt familiar with the cartoon Beer Barrel Man, who became an official symbol of the modern Brewers when the franchise arrived in town in 1970.  The new, major league Brewers of that time needed some branding, a logo, something to represent the team and connect with locals.  That’s when Bud Selig reached back...

Brewers 9, Pirates 3

Corey Hart and Aramis Ramirez both went 3 for 4 with home runs, and Pittsburgh starter Jeff Karstens left for the second consecutive time with an injury as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pirates 9-3 on Friday night. Milwaukee starter Mark Rogers (3-1) gave up one run in 5 1-3 innings to win his third consecutive start in his last outing of the season. Ramirez had four RBIs and Nyjer...

Exploring the Arsenal – Marco Estrada

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...

MLB Insiders: Milwaukee Brewers

The Pirates open a three-game series in Milwaukee on Friday night. Right-hander Jeff Karstens toes the rubber for the Bucs. The Brewers will toss righty Mark Rogers.

Estrada spurs eye-opening, pitching-duel win

The Pittsburgh Pirates are feeling playoff pressure. The Milwaukee Brewers, conversely, are playing free and loose these days, unburdened by any remaining expectations. Yet, undeniably, the Brewers showed some encouraging signs during Saturday's air-tight, 3-2 victory. Milwaukee's Corey Hart provided the obvious jolt of adrenaline, hammering a solo, walk-off homer off Pittsburgh...

GAMEDAY: Pirates at Brewers

Pirates (70-60) at Brewers (62-68) 8:10 PM EST–Miller Park, Milwaukee Here is the Gameday TV: ROOT Sports The Pirates are in Milwaukee for a weekend series against the Brewers. Since the Cardinals lost again yesterday, the Bucs enter the action just a half-game out of a playoff spot. St. Louis is at Washington this weekend and just lost SS Rafael Furcal for the season....

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Game 131

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Burnett’s stellar start spoiled, hearts broken in Milwaukee

The Pirates tied the game in the 8th inning and headed to the 9th tied at 2.  John Axford got Pedro Alvarez and Josh Harrison to ground out to start, but Rod Barajas decided it wouldn’t end there.  He singled to center field, and Axford’s lack of command walked pinch hitters Michael McKenry and Gaby [...]

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Game 132

Only thirty games left.  Whatever happens, this was the best season the Pirates have had in my adult life, and it was fun.  That’s not to say it was a success, because without a World Series it isn’t, but it was still a whole lot more enjoyable than years past. I don’t know why the [...]
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