In a move that was surprising to Randy Wolf's mom, Patricia Gallardo's ex-boyfriend Joel and like, five other people Yovani Gallardo was named the Brewers Opening Day starter for 2010. It's quite a contrast to last season when manager Ken Macha decided that winning on Opening Day wasn't really a priority to him and started Jeff Suppan. (Yes, the same Jeff Suppan who the Brewers are currently considering paying a whole lot of money to not play for them.)
Macha actually said that he "thinks he's ready for it." Really? Do you think the sky is blue? Do you think sex leads to babies too, Ken? Seriously, this is something that should have been announced in May of 2009. Gallardo is the Brewers best pitcher, by far, and whatever "pressure" is put upon him by being the Brewers number one starter is as made up as my girlfriend who lives in Niagra Falls. You can't be sure if it was Gallardo's 2009 season where he became only the fourth pitcher in Brewers history to have 200 strikeouts in a season (despite skipping his last few starts), his spring training showing, the quality of the other options or something else that changed his mind, but he did. Whatever it was we should all take solace in the fact that Macha made the right choice this year.
Pretty exciting news today as the Brewers will be unleashing their own line of license plates that will be available to Wisconsin car owners. We don't have a picture of them yet, but I imagine they will involve the Brewers' "M" logo and the word "Wisconsin" somewhere on the plate. Just a guess. These plates will help generate funds to pay back the construction costs of Miller Park and cost an extra $25 a year.
While we don't have a picture of the new Brewers license plates we do have pictures of some of the current Brewers license plates. Surprisingly, many of the Brewers are fans of the personalized plate. Who knew? Read the rest of this entry »
We've heard in a few different places that Rickie Weeks misses JJ Hardy and that JJ Hardy misses Rickie Weeks. They were teammates, they occasionally turned double plays together, they even went out drinking together. Rickie and JJ were friends, both inside and outside of baseball and they remain friends to this day. It's hard enough to keep up with friends that you don't see everyday as it is, but how do you keep up with friends that you don't see everyday and play for another team? Well, by emailing each other of course. Read the rest of this entry »
MARYVALE, Ariz. -- In a story that is sure to rock the baseball world in the same way that Ron Washington's recent positive test for cocaine has, it has been revealed that Brewers manager Ken Macha has tested positive for the prescription sleep drug Ambien.
Hours after the news broke Macha admitted that he made a "huge mistake" and regrets anyone he may as hurt in his matter. He said, simply, "It's not my fault. It's these damn kids with their rock 'n' rollin music, drinking and carrying on that is keeping me up all night. I remember when a good night's sleep started when the sun went down. It's not like that anymore and I did what I had to do."
While not currently considered a PED, Ambien is still a powerful insomnia drug that is known to put it's users right to sleep. It is not currently suspected that Macha used the drug during any games, but judging by the Brewers 80-82 record last season some skeptics remain. Read the rest of this entry »