Archive for: Craig Counsell

A Simple Kind of Fan. It is a Long, Long Season – 4.5.11

It has been an ugly and disturbing start to the season.  My friend Shane even told me that none of the past 40 playoffs teams have started 0-4.  The pitching has struggled to take control of games and the offense has been marred by inconsistency. ... read more »


A Simple Kind of Fan. The Defensive Edition 1.25.11

This post today will be about defense.  From a fan’s perspective, defense is often a forgotten trait when taking into account the configuration of a baseball team.   The prevailing “Sportscenter” attitude seems to be one of ‘Show... read more »


A Simple Kind of Fan 1.18.11 Edition

I have a 3 yr old daughter. My wife had let it slip that the local Parks & Rec Department has a Tee Ball League for 3 year olds.  I am skeptical on many levels.  Are these going to be afternoon games during Nap time?  What are the rules... read more »


BREWERS: 0 HRs=0 Runs=Few Wins

Lost in the midst of the latest “Manny Meltdown” is the fact that the Milwaukee Brewers are suddenly struggling to score runs.  While starting pitcher Parra paid for his ineffectiveness Saturday with a demotion to Triple-A Nashville,... read more »


Milwaukee Brewers Potpourri 6/6

BREWERS NEED TO LOCK UP GALLARDO Yovani Gallardo pitched another gem for the Brewers last night, going 8 innings in a 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves.  With the win, Gallardo is now 6-2 on the season with a 2.84 ERA and a miniscule 1.08... read more »