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During Tuesday's Angels-Brewers game, home plate umpire Seth Buckminster got hit in the hand with a pitch from Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta. The injury was apparently severe enough to force Buckminster to leave the game, and since there are typically only three umpires at Spring Training games, that turned into quite the issue. Third base umpire Tim McClelland then took up a position behind the pitchers mound to call balls and strikes, creating an incredibly bizarre situation for the Brewers and Angels. This is something that you'll occasionally see in Legion ball, but in MLB? Absolutely crazy, but in Spring Training, odd things happen sometimes. In the second inning, AJ Johnson would take up the umpiring position behind the plate, ending the weirdness in Maryvale. [follow]
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Sad day for all you CrosBees out there as Bobby Crosby has found himself back in the unemployment line. Crosby hadn't played in the major leagues since 2010, but was attempting a comeback with the Brewers this season. Crosby had a reputation of being an excellent glove man with a bat that resembled a branch that fell off of a dead tree that he was able to live up to in Brewers...
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With apologies to Phil Collins for melting his lyrics...
You can tell everyone that Braun's a down disgrace,
drag his name all over the place,
I don't care anymore.
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I just want to watch and hope my team wins
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I don't like the games that...
The Milwaukee Brewers have granted infielder Bobby Crosby his release, ending his attempted comeback with the club.
Crosby, 33, has been out of baseball for two seasons after injuries and a lost desire to play the game ended his career after the 2010 season.
The 2004 American League Rookie of the Year with Oakland, Crosby hit just .188 in seven spring training for the Brewers after...
MILWAUKEE -- While the bone-chilling cold wind made it hard to believe Opening Day is less than two weeks away, the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday unveiled a few changes to Miller Park when fans come through the gates April 1.
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Spring training turned into Little League for half an inning on Tuesday.
After home plate umpire Seth Buckminster broke his hand on and errant pitch by Wily Peralta, the Angels-Brewers game was left without a home plate umpire. Anthony Johnson scurried to the back to change into home plate gear, and veteran umpires Tim McClelland and Jim Joyce decided to keep the game moving. That...
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired third baseman Stephen Parker from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitcher Darren Byrd on Wednesday.
Over four seasons in the minors, the 25-year-old Parker has batted .277 with 43 home runs and 262 RBIs in 448 games. His best season was 2010, when he batted .296 with 21 homers and 98 RBIs in 139 games at Class-A Stockton.
The Oakland A’s and the Milwaukee Brewers swapped minor leaguers Stephen Parker and Darren Byrd on Wednesday. We have details and analysis of the deal inside.
We've posted some pretty interesting moments from 2013 MLB spring training so far but this moment from last Tuesday's Los Angeles Angels/Milwaukee Brewers game might take the cake.
In the first inning, home plate umpire Seth Buckminster was injured after a pitch thrown by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Willie Peralta deflected off Angels slugger Albert Pujols and then hit...
In a game where balls and strikes were briefly called from behind the pitcher's mound after an umpire was injured, Albert Pujols made his spring debut at first base for the Los Angeles Angels in a 6-1 loss Tuesday to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Pujols played the field for the first time since offseason surgery on his right knee. The slugger went 0 for 2.
Rickie Weeks, Aramis Ramirez...
SCOTTSDALE (AP) -- San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong and Milwaukee's Chris Narveson each pitched six impressive innings Wednesday and the Giants and Brewers played a neat 0-0, 10-inning tie in a game between split squads.
Vogelsong, fresh off a stint with the U.S. team in the World Baseball Classic, gave up three hits, walked one and struck out seven. Narveson had his best...
(Editor's note: this is the debut post by new contributor Enrique Bakemeyer.)
Opening day is just over a week away, and it sure feels a lot different than last year. There is the relatively untested starting rotation without experienced major leaguers Zack Greinke, Shaun Marcum, and Randy Wolf. There is the bullpen that is completely...
PHOENIX (AP) -- In a throwback to Little League days, balls and strikes were called from behind the pitcher's mound for a brief period in Tuesday's exhibition between the Los Angeles Angels and Milwaukee after an umpire was injured.
Home plate Seth Buckminster was hurt with two outs in the top of first inning. Brewers starter Wily Peralta threw a pitch that hit Albert Pujols...