Do you Brewlieve? Milwaukee Brewers are on a truly historic run

With a 4-2 come-from-behind win against the Washington Nationals, the Milwaukee Brewers are a mere 1.5 games out the second wild-card spot in the National League.

Football may have kicked off in 2012, but this Brewers team isn’t done from capturing the excitement and joy which goes along with potential baseball in October.

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Too early to give up on the Milwaukee Brewers making the playoffs?

Just a mere seven months ago, the Milwaukee Brewers were the 2011 National League Central Champions and a serious contender for a trip to the World Series.

Now, twenty seven games into the 2012 regular season and the Brewers (12-15 record) couldn’t look any further from that team who broke numerous franchise records and captured the hearts of baseball fans all over Wisconsin.

With four serious injuries and an inconsistent line-up, maybe it’s time to give up on Milwaukee realistically making the playoffs.

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Previewing the Milwaukee Brewers 2012 starting rotation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting giddy for the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball Season. This is perhaps the best week in all of sports. Not only do we get to crown the college basketball national champion, but we also play witness to the eloquent Masters and kick off the long grind known as the MLB regular season.

Since we already took a look at the Milwaukee Brewers new-look offense, let’s take a peek at the starting rotation which returns all five guys from the division-winning team of last season.

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Brewers honoring Mr. Baseball Bob Uecker with statue

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Hall of Fame Broadcaster Bob Uecker is going to be honored by his hometown Milwaukee Brewers this season with a statue outside Miller Park.

The 77-year-old Uecker became a national household name as a comedic actor (George on “Mr. Belvidere,” his legendary role as Cleveland Indians announcer Harry Doyle in “Major League.” He’s been in the Brewers’ radio booth since 1971.

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Previewing the Milwaukee Brewers 2012 starting line-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the last decade or so, the Milwaukee Brewers have been one of the best offensive teams in the MLB. With that said, they’ve also been a team on the rise which finally culminated with the squad capturing their division title for the first time in twenty five years last season.

Even though the team has lost slugger Prince Fielder, they remain in the hitter-friendly Miller Park and covet the NL’s reigning MVP in Ryan Braun.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the Brewers’ projected starting line-up in 2012.

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Sorting out the Ryan Braun Fiasco; Who were the winners and the losers?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unlike most of the sports media world, I thought I would sit back and soak up the details before discussing my opinion on the scandal/drug testing fiasco involving the reigning National League MVP and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.

Thus far, we’ve heard the results of the appeal, some details involving the test, Braun’s comments and the MLB’s irate feelings on the entire situation.

A lot of questions still linger around Braun’s successful appeal, so let’s take a look at where we are now from three different perspectives; Braun himself, Major League Baseball and the Media. [Read more…]

Brewers Chase Hitting Sensation Norichika Aoki, Could Mean Ryan Braun Will Sit 50 Games

 

 

 

 

 

 

In what has become a bizarre beginning to the Milwaukee Brewers’ off-season, the notion continues with a $2.5 million bid to win the rights to Japanese Outfielder Norichika Aoki.

Aoki is one of the best hitters in Japan and has posted a .336 career batting average during his first seven seasons.

If the Brewers can strike a deal in the next 30 days, he will join a crowded outfield consisting of Ryan Braun, Corey Hart and Nyjer Morgan. With a deal like this, you can’t happened but wonder whether Braun really will miss 50 games or if a trade involving Hart or Morgan is in the works. [Read more…]

If True, Brewers Ryan Braun Has Quite Possibly Ruined His Legacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a report issued by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines”, the National League MVP and Milwaukee Brewers all-star left-fielder, Ryan Braun, has tested positive for performance enhancing drugs (PED’s).

Braun is disputing the result through arbitration and if he is to lose, he will face a 50 game suspension to start the 2012 season.

I’m not here to jump to conclusions, but if Braun’s legal team fails to account for the positive test, this will most definitely have a detrimental effect on his legacy and forever taint what appeared to be a hall-of-fame bound career. [Read more…]

2011 NLCS Milwaukee Brewers Heading into Beast Mode

The 2011 MLB season has been a memorable one for the Milwaukee Brewers, from Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun‘s clutch hitting to Yovani Gallardo and Zach Greinke dealing on the mound, from John Axford‘s lockdown relief work to T-Plush‘s goofy antics.

(especially this one Friday night to celebrate the NLDS victory)

The NL Central championship season was been “a beast.”

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Brewers Bats Explode in NLCS Game One Win


 

 

 

 

 

The Suds Series II started out with a bang as the Milwaukee Brewers took out the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 to jump to a 1-0 game lead in the 2011 NLCS.

Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder continued their reign as the MLB’s best one-two-punch while combining for six of the Brewers’ nine total runs.

Starting pitcher Zack Greinke didn’t have his best stuff, but still picked up the win. Greinke has yet to lose a game at Miller Park and has moved to 12-0 at home in 2011.

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Brewers Nyjer Morgan Drops F-Bomb TWICE Celebrating 2011 NLDS Win (Video)

Hey, Milwaukee Brewers Centerfielder Nyjer Morgan, you just drove in the decisive run in the extra innings of a NLDS elimination game. What are you going to do next?

Say the naughtiest of all words twice on live cable television.

Fresh off their 3-2 10th inning win over the Arizona Diamonbacks, Morgan celebrated by saying the phrase that pays (hint: it’s in the theme song to Team America: World Police, “America ___ ____) to TBS’ Sam Ryan.

“He’s enjoying the moment guys.” Was Ryan’s response. Watch it after the jump

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Milwaukee Brewers Reach First NLCS Since 1982! Defeat Arizona in Extra Innings

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The last time the Milwaukee Brewers reached the National League Championship Series was 1982. They sported the logo you see above. It was the glory days of Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Jim Gantner, back when the Brew Crew was in the American League. Unfortunately, they lost to their current division rival, the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, as Catcher Darrell Porter became a hated enemy of epic proportions for all baseball fans in beer town.

But tonight they outlasted Arizona, as Nyjer Morgan drove in Carlos Gomez with the game winning run in the bottom of the tenth.

In NLDS game 5, Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo, who owned game one with a masterful winning performance out-dueled his Arizona Diamondbacks counterpart Ian Kennedy in this one. Kennedy, who was a ridiculous 21-4, 2.88 ERA on the season, threw 6 innings and gave up 2 runs, they were earned, 5 K, 2BB.

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