Friday, March 29, 2013
Opening Day for the Milwaukee Brewers is Monday, and fans are hoping they can return to the top of the National League Central Division — or at least beat the Chicago Cubs.
Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day is Monday, April 1 against the Colorado Rockies. The team was 83-79 last year, third in the NL Central Division. Fans’ expectations were recently raised after signing of free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse, a former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who was 16-3 last year with a 2.86 ERA. Also key for Milwaukee’s hopes are the fortunes of Ryan Braun. The left fielder authored another incredible offensive season in 2012 (.319 batting average, 41 HR, 112 RBI, 30 SB) but is followed by a cloud of suspicion over the possible use of performance-enhancing drugs. USA Today reported that Braun is a top target of an investigation; Major League Baseball denied that report to Sports Illustrated in a separate article. How do you …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Life for Milwaukee Brewer right fielder Corey Hart wasn't going as smoothly as he had wanted, but then his faith brought him comfort during a difficult time when others had started to doubt him.
For Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Corey Hart living his dream came with a price he wasn’t willing to pay. So he turned to Christ. Hart and other athletes with stories of faith will share those at a Saturday event in Caledonia. Caledonia resident and Brewers bullpen coach Marcus “Koos” Hanel; Racine native and safety for the Seattle Seahawks Chris Maragos; Racine native and former catcher for Milwaukee Brewers minor league team Jason Jaramillo; and catcher for the Dodgers AJ Ellis will be speaking at Hart’s event called “Heart to Hart” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Church, 3626 State Highway 31. “I was always looking for things, negative things…and I was so worried about being the best baseball player and the best you know, whatever,” …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Brewers star did just about everything right in Friday's press conference.
Did you hear it? It was almost audible, the sound of Milwaukee Brewers baseball fans breathing a collective sigh of relief this week as Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun won the first-ever appeal of a Major League Baseball drug test. But there was also another sound, the sound of implied guilt. As Mr. Braun said in his press conference on Friday, the scrutiny he endured is just the opposite of what is found in the American legal system: Guilty until proven innocent. Point taken, Mr. Braun. Let’s take this opportunity to look at what you’ve done right in this unfortunate situation, and what you and your PR team should be thinking about going forward. Ultimately, what happened at the press conference and in the future days are what will …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
St. Louis-area Patch editor Joe Scott makes his case for the Cardinals, while the Milwaukee area's Mark Schaaf argues for the Brewers. Plus, watch for Patch's real-time NLCS Fan Forum starting at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Oak Creek editor Mark Schaaf was just a twinkle in his father's eye during the last Suds Series, but better late than never: He's attended every playoff game at Miller Park and sleeps next to a Gorman Thomas bobblehead. When Nyjer Morgan tweeted “I hope those crying birds injoy watching tha Crew in tha Playoffs!" on Sept. 7, few could have imagined just how wrong Morgan would turn out to be. Well, the spelling and grammatical errors were obvious. But more importantly, the Cardinals were an after-thought in the playoff race at that time. You know how it turned out: St. Louis would go on a tear, catch and pass the Atlanta Braves on the final day of the regular season, and upset perennial favorite Philadelphia in the National League Division …