02
Nov 10

Everybody Loves Roenicke

After two locals reported the Brewers hired someone they didn't really hire (Bobby Valentine and Bob Brenly) a Chicago Sun Times reporter stepped in to scoop the city and report that Ron Roenicke was the new Milwaukee Brewers manager. Hey, great job Milwaukee media!

(To be fair, it's not like he was in the final four candidates or anything.)

Roenicke has spent the past six years working under Mike Scioscia as the bench coach in Anaheim. For that reason alone I like this hiring. Scioscia is probably one of the top five managers in the game right now and he surrounds himself with smart, like minded people. The last two coaches to leave the Angels, Joe Maddon and Bud Black, have had quite a bit of success so let's hope that Roenicke makes it three for three.

Roenicke was by far the underdog compared to the other three candidates. Joey Cora has been considered "ready" for years now despite losing roughly ten braincells every time Ozzie Guillen speaks. Bob Melvin had success in the past and seems to fit the mold of Doug's ideal manager. Bobby Valentine is the most famous and the used car salesman of managerial candidates. He can almost talk anyone into anything, even if that thing is giving him ten million dollars. I watched this video and almost believed he invented the wrap.

(h/t Walkoff Walk)

Ron Roenicke? Never heard of him, but he kind of looks like a nerd with big ears and who wants to hire a nerd?!

Apparently the Brewers do and nerd or not, he's our manager now. He's our nerd and I love him!

And I'm not the only one. Continue reading →


02
Mar 10

Better Know Your Brewers: The Coaches

It's spring training for the players right now, but it's also spring training for some of the fans. Get caught up and get all your questions answered in Miller Park Drunk's Better Know Your Brewers feature. It's like a casual guide for the casual fan. Today's feature is the coaching staff.

MANAGER: Ken Macha
DEFINING CHARACTERISTIC: Lame duck.
2010 CHALLENGE: Get Brewers to the playoffs.
ODDS OF SUCCESS: Medium.
MADE UP FACT YOU NEED TO KNOW: He thought he could fool us by changing one letter, but Macha is actually made from paper mache.
INTERESTING FACTS THAT ARE TRUE: Macha holds a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In his free time he enjoys golf and turkey hunting.
THING TO YELL IF HE SUCKS: "Hey Maccarena, aaahai!" Continue reading →

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