Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 3/7/12
PHOENIX The start of Cactus League play is welcomed by players and fans alike. Fans look forward to the chance to welcome back baseball for another year by soaking in the Arizona sun while players embrace the opportunity to hone their skills against real, live competition for the first time. And while an official score is kept and victories and losses are recorded, spring training games aren't contested primarily for the purpose of winning; its about getting eased into regular season shape. For the Milwaukee Brewers, who return a sizable chunk of last year's National League Central championship squad, these 33 games are all about fine tuning. Most of the team's players are veterans, with enough experience to know exactly what they need to do in order to be ready when the balls and strikes count for real on April 6. Last season, manager Ron Roenicke's camp earned rave reviews from his players. Veteran Craig Counsell, now a member of the Brewers' front office, called it the best s...
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