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All-Stars? The Milwaukee Brewers Are All Stars

milwaukee brewers June 23rd, 2014

brewersallstarsThere's been a lot of talk about the All-Star game lately and as of this writing the Brewers don't have any starters on the team. This is the despite the fact that Jonathan Lucroy is the best catcher in the league, Carlos Gomez is the best center fielder in the league, Ryan Braun is the best former PED user in the league and Mark Reynolds is one of the most lol-worthy picks on the ballot. There is still time for Wisconsinites to go crazy voting, but as it stands they are the team with the best record in the National League on the outside looking in at the All-Star Game. Some people care about these things, some don't. (Personally, I'd rather have Lucroy take the rest but with his batting average there is no way that is happening.) The truth is that it doesn't really matter if the Brewers have any All-Stars because they are all stars, the whole team.

It's a testament to Doug Melvin how really, ridiculously good this team is. I don't fully understand it, but they are just loaded with talent. The lineup, which isn't much different than last year's, is great. The bullpen is great. The rotation is great. Despite doing some things that make me wonder what they are thinking on a yearly basis, Doug Melvin and his staff have built the BEST team in the National League (so far). Seriously, look at these guys: Read the rest of this entry »

The Endless Road Of Ryan Braun Hate

milwaukee brewers June 19th, 2014

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I thought we were over this, you know? Ryan Braun, he of the 18 missed games and "paltry" .837 OPS, was supposed to be over being the most hated man in baseball. It was a long time ago in the 24/7 news cycle/twitter age and he isn't the best hitter in baseball anymore. Heck, he's not even the best hitter on his own team anymore. People should really find something else to obsess over.

But not Kirk Gibson. Nope. The manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks still remembers 2011, when he was relevant and Braun was using PEDs to hit .500 when the Brewers eliminated the Diamondbacks. He won't forget that. That was his time to shine and Ryan Braun's drug use took that away. Or something. Who knows? All I know is that Kirk Gibson ordered the code red:

And it started up a bunch of this stuff: Read the rest of this entry »

9 Totally True Milwaukee Brewers Stories That Will Literally Blow Your Mind (For Real!)

milwaukee brewers June 4th, 2014

Warning: These Brewers facts may change everything you know about reality. Read the rest of this entry »

Ron Roenicke: A Life of Dumb Luck

milwaukee brewers May 30th, 2014

roenicke-dumbIn case you missed it the other night, the Brewers won a game in which they used a pitcher to pinch hit in the tenth inning. Despite all of the factors involved and the success of the move, it was not ideal baseball strategy. Which probably shouldn't come as a surprise to you because it was executed by Ron Roenicke. Whether he has been calling in pitchers who aren't warmed up, running out of pinch hitters or not really having a basic understanding of how best to use the replay system, Ron Roenicke has proven that he isn't always the sharpest tool in the drawer. Yet for what seems like the hundredth time, everything worked out. Why?

Ron Roenicke is a baseball lifer, basically. He was a college baseball player who was drafted in the first round (!) of the 1977 draft who then went on to play for six different teams in his eight year career. Once that was done he got into managing which led him all the way to Milwaukee. Now I know what you're thinking, "Wait, how can a guy with 17 years of professional baseball experience be so bad at his job?" The answer is demon magic. Just kidding, it's dumb luck. Ron Roenicke's entire career is dumb luck. Read the rest of this entry »

Carlos Gomez: A Guide to Rich People Conversations

milwaukee brewers May 16th, 2014

The Brewers have made the cover of Sports Illustrated. If this was 1985 that would probably be the biggest story on the internet (until people figured out you could search for the nude scene from Just One Of The Guys), but still, it's pretty cool, right? The story itself focuses on the Brewers success and Carlos Gomez's place in that success. And then somehow it leads to this:

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(h/t @wiscoinferno / TBL)

gomez-richfamousIt seems as if Carlos Gomez would like to be a part of polite society. Forget pork and beans, he wants to wine and dine with kings and queens. He wants to grab a wine glass and wave his pinkie finger in the air like he doesn't care. Here at Miller Park Drunk we admire Carlos Gomez's ambitions and want to help him take that next step into the lifestyle of the rich and famous. That's why we've put together this helpful list of rich people conversations that Carlos Gomez can take to his next dinner party. Read the rest of this entry »

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