MILWAUKEE Ron Roenicke's face tells a quiet narrative of the Brewers' season thus far.
The Brewers manager is far from expressive. He's rarely one to let his emotions get the best of him. He is, by all accounts, the anti-Ozzie Guillen. But the subtle changes the furled brow, the confusion in his eyes, the wrinkles on his forehead say something understated about Roenicke and about what he's gone through during his team's stumbles in the first two months of the season.
In his second year on the job, he knows the nature of being a major league manager. It's a job encompassed by day-to-day failure, the ultimate punching bag of media accountability. As much as Roenicke realizes a long season means peaks and falls, mountains of success and valleys of failure, the failure will always remain a constant. And as he says repeatedly, that's just baseball.
That wasn't quite the case in his first season. A slow start in the first month and a half of Roenicke's tenure as a major league manag...