Found this on ESPN.com last night.
Put it this way, Ron Roenicke is not amused.
Think you've heard the last from me on Ryan Braun? NO WAY! We got another nine years of this stuff! (Or at least another eight months of this stuff.)
A lot of people are saying the deal is a mistake and some people are saying that it's one of the worst deals in all of baseball. Those people are all stupid. This deal is risky, but it's also smart. Re-signing Ryan Braun to this deal is the best thing the Brewers could have done.
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milwaukee brewers April 22nd, 2011
LAKE GENEVA, WI -- On top of finding out last month's advertising revenue was "less than twelve bucks" area blogger Vince Morales was disappointed to hear that Ryan Braun had recently signed an extension to keep himself with the Brewers until 2020.
"He hasn't left his room in the basement all day. I don't think I've seen him this upset since Charmed got canceled," said his mother as she cut the crusts off of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. She added "Hopefully this cheers him up. It's his favorite."
While he insists that he's happy for the Brewers superstar and his favorite team for locking him up to the extension, it's hard not to notice his frustration with the matter. "I'm happy for them really, but it just sucks you know?" Morales told reporters. "I've been doing this blog for over two years now. Where's my extension? Where's my job offer? I mean, how many photoshops do I have to do before With Leather notices me? I could put Lobster Dog in a picture of Ryan Braun! I could do it right now!"
Despite his anger Vince, who conceded that he doesn't actually blog drunk, said he wasn't ready to call it quits just yet.
"Of course I'm not going to do it today, but nine years is a long time man." The unemployed blogger said."I don't know if people will still think making fun of Remetee is funny in 2020. I mean, we'll probably have hoverboards by then."
After finishing the sandwich his mom made him and a large glass of chocolate milk Morales was a bit more introspective on the matter.
"I guess I'm just upset because more people don't notice my blog. I spend like twenty, thirty minutes a week on the site and I only get like one friend request per week on facebook. It's like nobody cares, but I know the site is funny because my mom always laughs at it. It's just tough. People don't know how hard bloggers got it, but it's tough man. You can print that."
Despite his regrets Morales continues to blog and promises to keep updating his site at least three to four times per month for the rest of the year. When it comes down to it he says it's not like he has anything better to do.
"Hey, check out this photoshop I just finished." Morales added.
The Houston Astros head into Miller Park this weekend looking to improve on their NL Central worst 7-12 record. We don't think they will. The Milwaukee Brewers currently sit at 9-9, but it's a "hey we should probably be better than this" 9-9. The Brewers currently sit one game back in the race for the NL Central and a sweep could help them in a big way. The Brewers will send their three best pitchers to the mound in this series and look to build on their strong early season home record. Let's check out the match ups and see what tickets are going for. SPOILER ALERT: They are cheap.
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We love Bob Uecker. He is by far the best thing about being a Milwaukee Brewers fan. He keeps the game interesting and always has amazing stories to tell. So far this season I've heard him reference Vince McMahon calling him to catch up (what?!) and taking a picture with Chipper Jones before the game that Chipper didn't want to take because he was worried something bad would happen (as a joke), but then he ended up leaving that night's game with an injury. It's always something, it's always interesting and it's always funny. Bob Uecker is the man.
In fact, not only is Bob Uecker the man, but the camera loves him. We all know the classic image of Andre the Giant choking him (above), but there are many, many more. Like these ones.
This autographed article from a 1985 Sporting News recently sold for $100. Taken when he was in full-on Tonight Show/Miller Lite commercial/Mr. Belvedere/baseball mode.