Archive for: Craig Counsell

Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: NLCS Game 6

Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: NLCS Game 6

The book has officially closed on the 2011 Milwaukee Brewers. The St. Louis Cardinals won Game 6 of the NL Championship Series 12-6 and will go on to face Texas in the World Series, while the Crew will spend the winter reflecting on their disappointing... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. The Playoff Preview. – 9.27.11

A Simple Kind of Fan. The Playoff Preview. – 9.27.11

For this week’s playoff edition, I thought I would take a look at each player that will be on the roster starting from most important to the team’s goal of winning a World Series down the least important.  I would think of... read more »

 

Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less; 9/3/11

Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less; 9/3/11

The Milwaukee Brewers continued their season long dominance over the Round Rock, er, Houston Astros with another 8-2 victory Saturday night. Lefthander Chris Narveson, understandably rusty in making his first start in 11 days, nonetheless managed... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. Not Winnin’ Nothin’ Without no Rickie– 8.30.11

A Simple Kind of Fan. Not Winnin’ Nothin’ Without no Rickie– 8.30.11

When the Brewers left San Francisco on July 24 th , the team was fresh off a meager 5-6 road trip.  As losers of two straight, there was still a good deal of optimism remaining for fans.  The theory was that the schedule would become... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. The Crashing Back to Earth Yuni Watch – 8.24.11

A Simple Kind of Fan. The Crashing Back to Earth Yuni Watch – 8.24.11

This week in the Yuni Watch, we see that Yuni is coming back to Earth.  Stat heads call this regressing towards the mean.  It seems as if he couldn’t keep up the torrid pace he set for six memorable weeks.  For the week, Yuni had... read more »

 

Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 8/22/11 Part 1

Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 8/22/11 Part 1

The Milwaukee Brewers kicked off tonight’s double header in exciting fashion, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1. Hoping to get at least a moderate effort, Chris Narveson went 5.1 great innings of shutout baseball, allowing just 5 hits.... 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 »

 

Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less 8/5/11

Before ex-Brewer Jason Bourgeois could even step into the batter’s box, Milwaukee hitters had already given Yovani Gallardo more than enough run support to defeat the JA Happless Astros 7-1. The suddenly very young Astros were no match for... 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 »