About: Chris

Occasional blogger, compulsive Twitterer and co-host of the Packers Therapy podcast.

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Recent Posts

Ryan Braun Doesn’t Need Your Forgiveness

Ryan Braun Doesn’t Need Your Forgiveness

Since Brewers LF Ryan Braun accepted a 65 game suspension from Major League Baseball, there has been a parade of commentators – paid and unpaid, in print and via broadcast – who have come forward to tell us exactly what Braun needs to do... read more »

 

Cards Rally to Beat Brewers: Perspective on the Day After

Cards Rally to Beat Brewers: Perspective on the Day After

Now that some time has passed since last night’s crushing Brewers defeat and I’ve had a little space to gain perspective…I can say without reservation that that defeat was easily the most disappointing, discouraging and disheartening of... read more »

 

The Next Two Weeks Key for the Brewers

The Next Two Weeks Key for the Brewers

With southern Wisconsin facing another day of temps in excess of 100 degrees, one wishes some of that heat would fall on the Milwaukee Brewers. It seems the team is playing just well enough to build some hope, riding a short wave of momentum... read more »

 

The Dark Cloud Following Rickie Weeks

Interesting point made by  Marc Normandin  writing for  Baseball Nation  about the tough season Rickie Weeks is having: The obvious culprit is his batting average on balls in play. Weeks is at just .223, a large part of which might... read more »

 

What’s With Martin Maldonado?

My first thought after Martin Maldonado left Target Field last night, blasting a homer to left center in the top of the ninth against the Twins, was “the fluke continues.” (Well, actually, my first reaction was unbridled giddiness... read more »

 

The Perils of Giving Up

The Perils of Giving Up

Last night’s Brewers loss was easily the most painful, pull-your-own-eyeballs-out-of-the-socket spectacle of the season.  The ending was excruciating , a classic implosion that, when it came, felt like it was destined to be that way. It... read more »

 

Brewers Draft Power

Brewers Draft Power

Like Scotty in the original Star Trek, one can imagine Brewers GM Doug Melvin exclaiming, “I can’t get no power” when assessing the talent in the team’s minor league system. In an effort to fix that, the team used its... read more »

 

The Guilt of Ryan Braun

OK, I admit it. I was there there when Ryan Braun took the needle. Well, I wasn’t just present, I was a participant. Yup — I stabbed that spike right into Braunie’s tuchus and dropped the plunger… No, of course not. That... read more »

 

A Death in Happy Valley

So, Joe Paterno is dead. This time for sure. I was a bit surprised when both ESPN Radio and FoxSportsRadio interrupted their programming and adopted the tones one imagines Radio Moscow took when Stalin died. It was nearly Cronkite telling the... read more »

 

Braun & The Juice

Braun & The Juice

Reading this fine entry at Disciples of Uecker today got me thinking about Ryan Braun and the drama that has surrounded him since ESPN leaked the story of his failed drug test. While I tend to believe Braun’s contention that he didn’t... read more »