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What Do Miller Park Concerts Do For You?

When it was announced last month that boy band One Direction will play a concert at Miller Park next year, it made me feel young again.  Not because I’m a diehard fan of pop bands marketed to teenage girls (more of a casual fan), but because I’m old enough to remember when big summer music tours were common.  With the fragmentation the music industry has gone through this century...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Hot Stove Mumbles Softly

Things to read after shooting your wad…. The Milwaukee Brewers have traded for a left-handed-hitting platoon first baseman to replace their previous left-handed-hitting platoon first baseman. Aging but professional third baseman Aramis Ramirez and enigmatic but soulful starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo will be Brewers to start the 2015 campaign. Athletic but confounding second baseman...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Writing Opportunities at The Brewers Bar

Are you a Brewers fan?  Do you read a lot about baseball and specifically Milwaukee’s club?  Have you ever scoffed at an article and thought you could do so much better?  Would you like to see your thoughts on the team published, perhaps? If so, contact us at thebrewersbarblog@gmail.com. Baseball blogs are fun and a good way to express thoughts on the team, players, etc., but...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

For the First Time Since 2011 the Brewers Have a “Real” First Baseman

After the 2013 season, it was obvious that the Brewers were in serious need of help at 1B. During that offseason, the Brewers brought in veterans Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds as insurance in case they decided not to give the starting job to Juan Francisco.  At the time, few fans were enthusiastic about the prospects at 1B heading into 2014, but the Brewers really didn’t have...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Reminder: Managers and Coaches Have Negligible Impact

Last week, stories inside and outside Brewers Nation reminded us that the effect coaches and managers have on the game is hard to figure. (Does anyone actually say Brewers Nation?)  News that longtime Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon chose to opt out of his contract surprised most MLB observers.  Closer to home, the Brewers announced they hired a new hitting coach – Darnell...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Survey Questions on Team Direction More Interesting Than Answers

Yesterday, Noah Jarosh at Brew Crew Ball alerted us to a survey the Brewers sent to select fans on the team’s direction.  It’s not clear how fans were chosen to take the survey, but if you didn’t get it the entire thing can be read at the BCB post.  Although I assume my opinion doesn’t count for much in any area of life, it would have been nice to be one of the chosen. ...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Homer-Dependent Teams Rarely Win World Series

During the broadcast of the Orioles-Royals series Tuesday, I was struck by a stat mentioned regarding the Royals and their small-ball ways. Since 1985, only one team (2009 Yankees) has won the World Series after leading MLB in home runs during that regular season. For Doug Melvin, that number (1) should be a keen warning. Or at least it should serve as an enthusiastic reminder, a...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

All Quiet on the Roenicke Front

The situation remains quiet regarding the Brewers front office’s decision on the future of manager Ron Roenicke and the rest of the coaching staff. This lull in offseason decision making is a dead zone when it comes to public information, but undoubtedly it gives Brewers owner Mark Attanasio and GM Doug Melvin time to meet with Roenicke and decide how to pursue improvement over...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

What Do We Know About Ryan Braun’s Unprecedented Thumb Fix?

Last week, Ryan Braun had a cryotherapy procedure at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles to heal his injured thumb. Today was supposed to be Braun’s follow-up appointment with his physician, Dr. Vernon Williams, although I have yet to see any new reports.  The news that Braun had taken steps to correct the injury was reassuring – not only because the 2011 MVP just concluded...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Could Improve Focus by Limiting Costume Use

First off, this article is a bit facetious. If we’re cheering for laundry, it shouldn’t really matter the color or design of the threads. But perhaps the Milwaukee Brewers could better forge an identity through the cataclysm of 2014 by limiting the number of alternate, nostalgic or just plain bizarre uniform options at their disposal in future seasons. If you look at the Detroit...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Best Brewers Wins of 2014

With the Great Collapse of 2014 still a fresh memory, it may be hard to recall that the Brewers had some bloody terrific wins this year. Below is my list of the top ten.  Notably, all of these came before the last week of August, when the Brewers began digging a hole they would not emerge from.  Each of these wins signaled the Crew was on their way to their third playoff berth...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 9/28/14

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing. Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Brewers Salvage Winning Season: After the Brewers’ abysmal 2014 downfall, the only thing fans had to root for going into the meaningless final series against the Cubs was...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobble Head Rain Checks Redeemable until End of 2014

Way back in April I got a rain check for the Carlos Gomez bobble head at Miller Park, and since then it’s been something of a winding saga of uncertainty as to when I’d receive the item. Apparently the Brewers experienced shortages during the giveaway of bobble heads featuring Kyle Lohse, Scooter Gennett and the “Vintage” kewpie-doll one too. The Brewers are generous. They...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Mark Attanasio Spread or Cure Brewers Fever in Cheeseland?

However the remainder of the 2014 MLB season plays out for the Milwaukee Brewers, it’s been a hard fall from the heights experienced the first few months. The Brewers now face virtually insurmountable odds in their quest to reach the postseason, and while surely the front office, coaches and players feel bad about what’s happened to the team’s prospects this year, it’s the...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 9/21/14

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing. Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Ryan Braun Nominated for Roberto Clemente Award: The first time I heard about this on a recent Brewers broadcast, I thought they were joking.  Given Braun’s 2013 PED suspension...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 9/14/14

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing. Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Hank the Dog Bobblehead a Smashing Success: If you were at the Hank bobblehead game on Saturday, it was something to behold.  The atmosphere and crowd density were comparable...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Should MLB Make Players Wear Facial Protection for Their Own Good?

After that nasty hit Giancarlo Stanton took to the face in last night’s Brewers-Marlins game, it took no time for pundits to call for new safety measures.  ESPN’s Buster Olney compared face flaps to seat belts, arguing there is no downside to wearing either other than personal comfort.  USA Today’s Ted Berg cited Olney approvingly, and said that such enhanced protection is...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Are Not Allowed to Go Into Their Homes (or Something)

: [ New Rule – by J. Lemont (the drawing, not the actual rule)  
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Giving Up Is Painless: The Bright Side of the 2014 Brewers Downfall

At the time of this writing, the Brewers are just four games over .500, playing an all-but-meaningless game against the Miami Marlins.  And to think as recently as two weeks ago, a division title didn’t seem out of the question.  A wild card berth was practically guaranteed.  The Brewers’ postseason odds were over 80%.  Fans with season tickets were putting in their orders...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 9/7/14

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Ryan Braun Procreates: In the middle of a week when it looked like the Brewers have thrown in the towel, this was cute.  I’m not blessed with children myself, but I...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Picture of Jonathan Broxton

As long weekends go, this past Labor Day holiday was particularly unenjoyable for Brewers fans. As Milwaukee’s losing streak stretched to six, the club has slipped behind St. Louis in the NL Central race. In order to stem the recent reverses, GM Doug Melvin pulled off an unusual intradivisional trade at the waiver Trade Deadline. The cavalry coming to the Brewers’ rescue takes...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Brewers Will Win the NL Central…

Cyborg Gerardo Parra – by J. Lemont Before any Braves fans accuse me of copying their “thing”…actually, never mind. In fact, I hadn’t even thought about Cyborg Tommy Hanson until right around the time I was logging in. Just making sure I have myself covered on this one. Good day.
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 8/31/14

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Brewers Pull Off Last Minute Trade for Jonathan Broxton: This was a nice surprise.  The Brewers bullpen has inspired less and less confidence as the season has worn on...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Can’t Let Till Dillard Go (At Least Not Permanently)

As I write this on Wednesday evening, the Brewers’ AAA affiliate Nashville Sounds are playing their last game at Greer Stadium, which the team called home for 37 years.  They’ll start the 2015 season in a new stadium, which naturally was financed by the usual indefensible corporate welfare. Leaving that aside, via Tom Haudicourt’s Twitter feed comes an interesting column by...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Call-ups Who Could Help Brewers

Roster expansion on September 1 stands as one of the most unique events in all of sports. MLB allows teams to stretch their September rosters from 25 to 40 men, remaining the only major sports league to adjust the roster size in-season. These September call-ups figure to play a very different role for the Brewers than they did last year. 2013’s call-ups could gain experience while...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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