14
Apr 10

5 songs I could see the Brewers breaking out into song to sing

In honor of last night's disappointing Glee premiere, a show where pretty much everyone breaks into song whenever they feel like it I thought we'd do something different today. How about five songs that you could see the Brewers randomly breaking into songs to sing? Does that sound like something that you'd be interested in?

  1. Prince Fielder: "I Want My Baby Back" (Chili's Baby Back Ribs song)
  2. Trevor Hoffman: "My Life Would Suck Without You" by Kelly Clarkson (sung to Casey McGehee)
  3. Doug Davis: "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie
  4. Craig Counsell: "Whistle While You Work" by the Seven Dwarfs
  5. Gregg Zaun: "Hate On Me" by Jill Scott

BONUS FORMER BREWER SONG: Jason Kendall: "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette (sung to his ex-wife)

What?


09
Apr 10

Five pitchers, five thoughts

I figured I should probably write about some baseball today and I have a few things to say about the Brewers pitching staff, but not enough to make each individual one into it's own post. Here we go.

  • Yovani Gallardo: I was glad to hear that we signed this guy to a five year extension. An extension for a pitcher is always risky, but not giving a pitcher an extension when you expect him to be awesome is even riskier. That being said, I wonder if I will start spelling his name right on a regular basis by the end of the contract (always with the extra N). Or if this picture will ever get old. Doubtful on both ends.
  • Randy Wolf: I mentioned this on twitter and I was accused of being a bad fan. (You know because people who spend their time blogging about the Brewers obviously don't even really like them.) But I want to say it again, why did he get a standing ovation when he left the game on Tuesday? He pitched pretty good, but it wasn't amazing or even a quality start. (Not to mention the fact that he left runners on that could have potentially tied the game.) The only difference, of course, is that the Brewers had the lead when Wolf left. Is that how it works? Leave with the lead and you get an ovation? I'm curious.
  • Doug Davis: Not a great start for the Big Tuna exacerbated by the fact that he works slower than Betty White. I don't expect him to look that bad the next time out, but I also don't expect him to work any faster the next time out. On the bright side, a Davis start almost guarantees an extra half hour of beer sales during the game.
  • Jeff Suppan: Two bits of news came out on Jeff Suppan this week. The first being that he was named the team's fifth starter. I'll let Disciples of Uecker handle that. The second, that the reason he may have been injured was because of an uncomfortable pillow. The Brewers announcers did a fine job making fun of him for this.

    As much as everyone hates this move (and it is a bad move in a win-now sense) I have to trust the brain trust on this one. Rick Peterson was hired to fix Manny Parra and if Rick Peterson says that Suppan should get the job while he works on Manny a bit more, I have to go with what he says. If Suppan is as bad as we think he is, he'll play his way out and if Narveson/Parra are as good as we think they are they'll play their way in. It'll all work itself out.

  • Trevor Hoffman: The countdown to 600 saves in left center is this year's coolest addition and makes me want to be there very badly when it finally happens. Of course, that means it will happen on the road. Second, "Hell's Bells" is still very, very awesome.

08
Apr 10

Twitter talks: Doug Davis

Sometimes I like to check out twitter during a Brewers game. Yesterday I decided to check it out during the Brewers/Rockies game.

bryantmetzger Fact: Doug Davis pitches better when he has cancer. And by better I mean very very average.

AdamMcCalvy: Took Doug Davis 18 minutes to get his first out. I know he works slow, but... #Brewers

LONG_DRIVE Doug Davis has the Diet Coke version of Werth's facial hair.

meghalbagel Watchin Doug Davis being killed by the Rockies he gave up 3 runs in the 1st inning and hes still pitching!!

datdudetg Doug Davis need to get his head outta his ass

BrewersBar Doug Davis visibly putting Ken Macha to sleep in the dugout.

BenKj i officially hate doug davis

joshjs Classic Doug Davis start. #Brewers

nlonlyroto lol - Manny Parra already warming up for #Brewers - Doug Davis has the bases loaded with no out top 1st

DanDotLewis Wow, Doug Davis is having an epic meltdown. Single, WP, BB, Double, BB, WP, BB.

Yeah. Not a great start for Big Tuna.


24
Feb 10

Better Know Your Brewers: The Newcomers

It's about that time of the year when most people are like "oh hey baseball exists wassup wit dat stuff?" and are beginning to become interested in it. (At least until the NFL Draft.) You may be peppered with tons of questions like "Is Ryan Brawn still good?", "Did they fire Yost yet?" and "CAN I GO TO OPENING DAY WITHOUT A TICKET? I JUST WANT TO DRINK IN THE LOT!" Things have changed and you might not even have noticed. That's why we're here to tell you all about it.

NEWCOMER: Randy Wolf
RELEVANT MPD POST: Casual Brewer Randy Wolf
WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW HIM: He's going to be here awhile, like the next three years. Plus, he's supposed to be the savior of our pitching rotation. No big deal.
MADE UP FACT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Randy is a regular user of craigslist's "missed connection" feature.
INTERESTING FACT(S) THAT IS TRUE: His brother, Jim Wolf, is an MLB Umpire. He bought his Hollywood Hills home from Slash. No word on how many needles were found during the move.
WORTH BUYING HIS JERSEY? You wouldn't be wrong to, but you wouldn't be right to either.
THING TO YELL IF HE SUCKS: "Hey Randy, you suck!"
RECOMMENDED AT-BAT MUSIC: Duran Duran's "Hungry Like The Wolf" seems like an obvious choice, but I'd like for him to go with The Mama's and the Papa's "California Dreamin'". 1.) because it's obvious he'd rather be playing in California and 2.) because anytime I get the chance to make John and Mackenzie Phillips jokes, I'll take it. Continue reading →


21
Jan 10

The Big Tuna will save us all

A few people out there aren't really happy with the Brewers pitching choices this offseason. The idea is that the Brewers haven't signed anyone that could be considered anything better than a #3 starter. While this has some truth to it, it's kind of a silly argument. What if the team broke the bank and got a "proven ace"? There would be no money left to get a second starter, which the team needed, and the team would be guaranteed to come out of the spring with Suppan starting (and if someone got injured Mike Burns or Chris Narveson). That's not a good plan. We don't want Mike Burns ever starting for us again unless we are playing softball at Helfaer Field. Furthermore, let's say that last season someone offered you this trade:

Mike Cameron, JJ Hardy, Jason Kendall and Seth McClung for:

Carlos Gomez, Gregg Zaun, Latroy Hawkins, Randy Wolf and Doug Davis

I mean, even a Mike Cameron fan like myself, a 13 year old saving herself for JJ or the most diehard Slipknot fan would think that's a good trade right? I'd hope so because that is a good trade and it's exactly what Doug Melvin has pulled off. The team will go into spring training with basically the same payroll as last year with upgrades at between four and five positions (C, SP, SP, SS and RP(?)) with a drop off at only one (CF). That's a really good offseason. I honestly don't know how anyone could say that outside of the Mariners anyone had a better offseason than that and it's all because of the Big Tuna Doug Davis. Who knew?

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