Thursday, March 5, 2015

Brewers on Television and in the News

     The Brewers released their 2015 TV schedule for the regular season.  Of their 162 games the Crew will be televised all but 12 games.  Now if only we all lived in Milwaukee and could watch those non-televised games on Milwaukee's Telemundo (or at least that's how I watched them when I lived there last decade).  The Crew faces division rival Chicago Cubs 19 times and the Cardinals 17 times; as for inter-league play they will face the AL Central this year.  Oddly enough they play one 1-game series in Cleveland and a 2-game series hosting the Indians.

     Milwaukee kicks off their 2015 television schedule kicks off today at 2:00pm (CT) against the Angels of Anaheim, or whatever they go by now.  Kyle Lohse takes to the mound versus southpaw Hector Santiago.  

Here is the Brewers spring training TV schedule (most games are on MLB Network):
  • Mar. 5 Thursday at L.A. Angels - 2 p.m.
  • Mar. 6 Friday at L.A. Dodgers - 2 pm
  • Mar. 7 Saturday Texas - 2 p.m.
  • Mar. 10 Tuesday  Cincinnati - 3 p.m.
  • Mar. 14 Saturday Chicago Cubs - 3 p.m.
  • Mar. 15 Sunday Oakland - 3 p.m.
  • Mar. 17 Tuesday at San Diego - 3pm
  • Mar. 19 Thursday San Francisco - 3 pm
  • Mar. 25 Wednesday Oakland - 3 p.m.
  • Mar. 28 Saturday Cleveland - 3 p.m
  • .Mar. 31 Tuesday Cincinnati - 3 p.m.
  • Apr. 4 Saturday Cleveland - 2 p.m.
     MLB Network's "30 Clubs in 30 Days"on the Brewers aired last night, and I forgot to video tape it on my VHS.  Which stinks because in years past the station would title the show "30 Club/30 Days" on the channel guide so one could set it up to record.  Now the past 2 or 3 years they have listed under Baseball Tonight which is their daily show.  So you can't plan ahead to record the Brewers special because all you see when you check out their show guide is "Baseball Tonight" and not "30 Days/30 Clubs: Brewers".  Get what I am saying?  It's not easy to schedule your recording of the program, which is first world struggles at its finest.  My guess is that the Brewers were picked to finished 3rd again with only Plesac probably feeling good about them.  But we'll see....

     It was nice to read about Jim Henderson pitching yesterday for the first time since May 2nd of last year.  Henderson walked 1 and struck out 2 batter.  I am still very unsure of where he will fit in with this pen, but it isn't a bad problem to have two back-up options to close out games heading into the regular season.   

     Because you all just love having this brought up on a weekly basis, Biogenesis main man Tony Bosch was handed a 4 year prison term last month for his services provided to major league players.  Despite him signing to the feds about his drug dealing, the money continued to flow to him through different avenues and means, if you get my drift.  To show what a slime bucket he was: 

"Bosch wasn't exactly staying in Motel 6 as he snitched on his ex-clients. In fact, last year he signed leases for one apartment on exclusive Fisher Island, while his girlfriend rented a $700,000 downtown condo."
"....The leases are the latest proof that Bosch took money that Major League Baseball had agreed to provide for his legal team and security detail and, instead, spent it on a luxury lifestyle, says the attorney who introduced the new docs."

You can read the details HERE by the Miami New Times story that was released yesterday.  It's a very good read and you will snicker at just how dirty Mr. Bosch was.  

     In our weekly special "Man, do I miss that guy" here is a cool little piece on Prince Fielder.  I hope he rebounds this year for the Rangers.  Yea yea, it sucked to see him leave but if you did not see that coming at the time, you need to slap yourself.  Hopefully his neck injury is behind and he is ready to have a huge year.  I would also never count out him returning to Milwaukee near the end of his career. 
Gallardo on rejoining his old teammate: 
“He seems like the same guy from what I remember in Milwaukee,” said right-hander Yovani Gallardo, a Brewers teammate of Fielder from 2007 to 2011. “He’s always worked hard, and I think that’s why he’s had a good career."

Read more here:

On a side note, I'm still wondering to myself why the hell Doug Melvin traded Gallardo and not get another pitcher in return or in a trade?  It seems to me they are almost too high on Jimmy Nelson, but we shall see.  

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