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The Milwaukee Brewers held its “On Deck” fan festival over the weekend and much like other major league teams throughout the land that put on these kind of winter events, the team was selling hope and looking to recharge its fan base after a long winter and get the fans looking forward to spring training and the long marathon of a season. Among those in attendance was closer John Axford.
Axford, an interesting fellow in his own right, accommodated one fan’s unique and interesting request during an autograph session that was among the festival’s, uh, festivities: Brewers fan Kristin Corcoran wanted John Axford to sign her pregnant belly, a request he was more than happy to oblige.
@johnaxford Thanks for the autographs & for reassuring that signing my belly wasn’t the strangest request you’ve had! twitter.com/kristnanne19/s…
— Kristin Corcoran (@kristnanne19) January 28, 2013
Awesome. And a good call on just signing the shirt as opposed to her actual belly. You know, with stret...
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MILWAUKEE -- In the game of baseball, struggles are inevitable.
The game requires players to learn from their miscues, but also to have an ability to let go of the past and forget about it.
Nobody knows this better than a closer. With his team so close to winning when he appears in the game, failures are magnified tenfold.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free-agent shortstop Alex Gonzalez to a one-year major league deal, according to a source.
Gonzalez will make $1.5 million and will have the opportunity to earn nearly $1 million more in performance bonuses.
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As slugger Corey Hart recovers from right knee surgery that
is expected to sideline him for the start of the regular season, the Milwaukee Brewers
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“There’s still the possibility that Doug [Melvin, the
We've reached that point in the offseason where there's not much to write about. Well, the Brewers offseason moves up to this point (or lack thereof) haven't given us much fodder either, and it's not like we capitalized on writing something the few times a post was warranted... like that clutch Kelvim Escobar inking. But this post-Winter Meetings, pre-Spring Training...
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Hey baseball fans!
I have yet another interview for you! This time, it is with Milwaukee Brewers owner, Mark Attanasio! He was a really interesting guy and a fun person to interview. We spoke for over an hour!! And the Brewers happen to be my favorite National League team!! Anyway, in case you didn’t know much about him, here’s a little bio on Mark:
Attanasio, a Bronx...
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Milwaukee Brewers — Predicted Finish: Third Place, AL Central
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The Milwaukee Brewers are talking to free agent first
baseman Lyle Overbay about a potential minor league contract, according to Ken
Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
#Brewers talking to free-agent 1B Overbay about minor-league deal. Gamel will be regular 1B with Hart out. Overbay played in MIL 2004-05.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 28, 2013
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