A Simple Kind of Fan

A Simple Kind of Fan. The ‘Playing With House Money’ Yuni Watch! – 8.17.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  The ‘Playing With House Money’ Yuni Watch!  – 8.17.11

You show up at a party and as you walk past the poker table someone asks you if you want to play. You say, sure, except you have no money. The guy tosses you a few chips and says you’ll owe him. Of course, you start out in rough shape... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. Why I Would Keep Counsell– 8.16.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  Why I Would Keep Counsell– 8.16.11

There have been quite a few people calling for Craig Counsell’s head throughout July and August. They call for his release from the upper decks, all the way down to the box seats. Even smart people like this guy , and ... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. The Bizarro Yuni Watch– 8.10.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  The Bizarro Yuni Watch– 8.10.11

Welcome to the Bizarro Edition of the Yuni Watch.  What a great week for our favorite red hot, silver slugging shortstop.  As usual, Yuni was scorching at the plate and was once again one of the main contributors offensively... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. My Hate Thesis– 8.9.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  My Hate Thesis– 8.9.11

While the St. Louis Cardinals may think that their undying respect for the game and holier than thou attitude is to be admired, it has done nothing but infuriate people all over baseball and has turned my genuine dislike of the Redbirds... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. The Player of the Month Yuni Watch – 8.3.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  The Player of the Month Yuni Watch – 8.3.11

Brace yourselves folks.  Yuni Betancourt was named the Milwaukee Player of the Month.  Improbable would be the best word to describe that achievement.  I’m not sure if that is a compliment to Yuni or an indictment of the... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. Still the Year of the Narv Dog– 8.2.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  Still the Year of the Narv Dog– 8.2.11

Chris Narveson has exceeded expectations throughout the 2011 season.  Many loyal readers will recall that I wrote a piece back on March 1 st predicting a big year from the lefthander.  In fact, I said that by the end of... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. The Belling Inspired Yuni Watch – 7.27.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  The Belling Inspired Yuni Watch – 7.27.11

Ever since Mark Belling unfortunately shot his mouth off about Yuni being a .300 hitter in July, I have been closely following this statistic.  While wrong at the time, he is currently hitting .300 in the month... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. A Booty Full of Fool’s Gold in Pittsburgh– 7.26.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  A Booty Full of Fool’s Gold in Pittsburgh– 7.26.11

On June 13 th , Milwaukee started out on a four game road trip in Chicago.  I have documented this road trip as the beginning of a ridiculously tough schedule for the Brewers. When the trip started, Milwaukee was in first... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. Yuni Watch – 7.20.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  Yuni Watch – 7.20.11

The Milwaukee Brewers have achieved a 3-3 record on this critical road trip thus far. Yuni has started at SS four times this week and Milwaukee has only managed to win one of those games.  Of course, the team won both games this week... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. The 7th Inning – 7.19.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  The 7th Inning – 7.19.11

The Milwaukee Brewers added another key piece to their playoff bullpen puzzle last week with the addition of Francisco Rodriguez.  After KRod waived his vesting option that was based on games finished, Runnin’ Ron Roenicke now has the... read more »