Archive for: Craig Counsell

Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 7/27/11

Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 7/27/11

Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad. The Milwaukee Brewers beat their neighbors to the south, the Chicago Cub,s 2-0 on a day when Rickie Weeks went down with a nasty ankle injury. Prince Fielder lead the scoring charge with a home... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. Yuni Watch – 7.13.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  Yuni Watch – 7.13.11

Yes, the feature that captured the hearts and minds of Brewers fans everywhere has expanded into a full feature blog.  As you may recall, I started The Yuni Watch back in early March under the assumption that Yuni would be... read more »

 

Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 7/10/11

Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 7/10/11

No better way to hit the All-Star break. The Milwaukee Brewers took a 4-3 game and 3 of the 4 game series from the Cincinnati Reds as the first half of the season comes to a close. The Pirates and Cardinals also won, so the Brewers keep their... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. This Month Could Determine the Season– 6.14.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  This Month Could Determine the Season– 6.14.11

The Milwaukee Brewers began a critical 26 game stretch yesterday that will largely determine their fate in the NL Central this season.  As early as my NL Preview edition , I have been talking about this stretch of games that... read more »

 

Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 6/8/11

Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 6/8/11

What a wild day for a baseball game. The Milwaukee Brewers had a strong first half, a terrible late stretch, and an explosive finish as they won the second game of the series to the New York Mets, 7-6. A hot summer day early shifted to a ominous... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. Lauding Lucroy– 5.31.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  Lauding Lucroy– 5.31.11

The catching position for the Milwaukee Brewers has been a wasteland for the past decade.  The last decent catcher Milwaukee has had was Dave Nilsson back in 1999.  In that season the Aussie managed a .309/.400/.554 slash line and... read more »

 

Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 5/24/11

Welcome to Home Run Fest 2011. When you typically hear about a home run bash, you think of the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the long-ball today that allowed them to fight back in a 7-6 win over the Washington Nationals. They’ve now won 5... read more »

 

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

Happy Mother’s Day to all. Hope your celebrations with your mother or your memories of her are as warm as the weather in Milwaukee this Sunday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers had only 1 run today, and it was driven in by Craig Counsell.... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. Can the Coaches Really Help Our Defense? – 4.19.11

I maintain that they cannot.  Before the season started, Ron Roenicke was fond of saying that the Milwaukee defense could be improved by better pre-pitch positioning.  To his credit, he has been consistent with this approach to each... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. What is the Identity of the Brewers? – 4.12.11

Perhaps what we have with the 2011 Milwaukee Brewers is the classic square peg in a round hole exercise, but on a larger scale. I think the approach Brewers manager Ron Roenicke would like to take is being affected by the configuration... read more »