Monday, April 6, 2009


Brewers begin their long journey that is the 2009 season tomorrow against the Giants.

-So there is a reason why they aren't playing today, along with all the other teams.

-Here is the predicted match-ups this week. Man this feels good to say that again.

-Vincent Rottino voluntarily dropped himself to AA ball in Huntsville in order to play everyday. This kid is a trooper and more ball players in the bigs could learn a thing or two from this student of the game.

-Closer Trevor Hoffman needs more time on the DL to rest his ailment. This sucks. Carlos Villanueva will take his place. TH hasn't pitched since March 13th. So one can expect him to have some rehab starts in Nashville. I wouldn't anticipate him appearing in Appleton, considering the temperature/climate.

-Did you know that Milwaukee has won more games than the Cubs the past 4 seasons? Well Mr. Melvin pointed that out in this story. Pretty sweet. It also mentions a number of other statistical feats.

-The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers have set their roster. This only makes me more determine to make the drive over to the Fox Valley and watch them play.
Brett Lawire, Cutter Dykstra, Evan Fredrickson, Cody Adams, Trey Watten, and Erik Komatsu are just a few of the prospects that will be donning a Maroon and White jersey this season.

-Tom Haudricourt wrote a neat story on the state of Panther Baseball at UW-Milwaukee. Wisconsin's only D-1 program in the state is making a name for itself. Despite playing on a run-down field that is in desperate need of an upgrade. Scratch that, the Panthers should be building a new stadium on near campus. Why the school hasn't committed to enhancing the program is on beyond me. By far, the playing field they play on now (Hank Aaron field) is the worst in the Horizon. Why haven't they discussed a partnership with Miller Park?

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