Milwaukee and Oakland played to a 3-3 tie in yesterdays Spring opener. Oakland ran out of pitchers. Hart homered and Counsell had 3 hits.
More concerts are coming to Miller Park, with Summerfest doing the bookings.
Great. We can expect to see bands like Def Lepard, Bon Jovi (again), and other irrelevant bands that will attract a plethora of baby-boomers to the park. Heck, perhaps maybe even a little John Mayer or OAR.....I'll pass. More HERE.
Tony Gwynn Jr., the man who HAS to prove something this season (along with Hall & Weeks) may be out for a month with a sore shoulder. Sally. Although he says it will not take that long, I can imagine this does absolutely no good for his cause.
Pretty ironic that Ken Macha's first game (exhibition) is against his old team. I would imagine he got the cheesy questions referring to this fact. No ill-will from those questioned by a bay area newspaper. Macha brushed of the non-story when asked by reporters.
Wisely enough, Brett Lawrie has decided to shift over to second. He must have watched a bunch of 2008 games and noticed that Rickie Weeks pretty much sucks and is on his last push in Milwaukee. I never quite followed his thinking on this one. I get the fact that he and Russell Martin (Dodgers) were talking over the phone and Lawrie was sold on the position by the seasoned vet...but stick to what you know young-one. This kid will make everyone in Wisconsin forget Matt LaPorta ever donned a Brewer-affiliated uniform. He is the real deal.
Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal is pissed that Macha has discounted Gallardo as the ace. Read about it HERE. Some good points in his argument.
Milwaukee's Triple-A team, Nashville Sounds, have new ownership. Just announced today.