Local mom's blog makes us believe in baseball again
It may seem tough to believe in baseball yesterday - until a local mom wrote a touching blog about her son's experience with a kind young stranger at Miller Park.
The Top 5 NFL preseason injuries in history
The Green Bay Packers lost left tackle Bryan Bulaga for the season. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson is done for the rest of training camp, and may miss the start of the regular season. Fellow wideout Randall Cobb got hurt on Tuesday. Injuries are a part of the NFL preseason - here are the top 5 in history.
Report: Bucks trade Brandon Jennings
After four seasons and two playoff appearances, the Milwaukee Bucks have decided to end their relationship with Brandon Jennings, sending the point guard to Detroit.
Milwaukee qualifier for the Chicago Open announced
Professional and highly accomplished amateur golfers will have five more opportunities to qualify for the $50,000, 54-hole Chicago Open, which will be held Oct. 7-9, at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton, Ill. Brown Deer will host the Milwaukee qualifier on Sept. 3.
What is the worst athletic "crime?"
Professional sports is rife with suspensions and banishments, but we've seen that people can forget certain indiscretions. Will we see that again in the wake of the current PED scandal in Major League Baseball?
King of the Rock comes back to Milwaukee
The Milwaukee qualifier for Red Bull King of the Rock, a one-on-one basketball tournament - the finals of which are held on the island of Alcatraz - will be held on Aug. 10 at McGovern Park.
Brewers put fans first by giving away $10 voucher
Milwaukee Brewers chairman and principal owner Mark Attanasio today announced what could be a first in all of Major League sports - all fans attending any of the 12 Brewers home games in August will receive a $10 voucher for free concessions, merchandise and game tickets at Miller Park.
Eastbound and Down again
The Pericos of Puebla Mexico offered Seth McClung a contract to finish out the season in Mexico. Unlike Taiwan they were asking him to pitch out of the bullpen. This excited him because he has have been dominant in the Mexican League this year out of the pen. This team was in first place and they want McClung to come in and help shore up the back end of their bullpen.
Panic sets in
Since I was let go from the Uni-Lions in the Taiwan C.P.B.L I am not quite sure what the next step is for me in my professional career. I want to continue to keep playing. I know the stat heads and some fans will laugh but I feel if I am right and if I am given an opportunity I can contribute in the Major Leagues again.
Junior Beach Tour Championship headed to Bradford Beach
A record turnout of young beach volleyball teams are expected for the USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour Championship 2013 will be held July 26-28 at Bradford Beach.
Does Braun owe the world an apology?
The now convalescing Ryan Braun has some serious explaining to do from his beach home in Malibu. He owes the truth to Brewers' ownership, its front office, the coaches and his teammates. Does he owe anything to the fans or the media? Sadly, no.
MLB got Braun; now restore Maris', Aaron's records
OK, MLB. You got your guy. Even without so much as a legally positive drug test, your witch hunt is complete. You've made an arbitrary example of Ryan Braun, and probably several other players to come. Yes, we all see, Bud Selig, that despite living in Milwaukee, attending a disproportionate number of Brewers games, you're not biased toward the Crew. Good for you. So fine, since you're handing out suspensions based on payback, embarrassment and perception, how about doing what's actually right now?
Panthers move back Downtown
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Center District have reached an agreement for the Panthers to play their men's basketball games at the U.S. Cellular Arena.
Could MLB ban Braun for life?
An ESPN reporter took to Twitter to say "chatter" around baseball suggests Ryan Braun could be banned for life. Could this happen?
Reports: Bucks sign Hawks guard Teague to offer sheet
Reports confirm that the Milwaukee Bucks signed Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague to an offer sheet.
What a whirlwind ride the last few weeks have been. Last time we spoke I mentioned how the Uni-lions of the Taiwan League, a.k.a C.P.B.L., brought in former Brewers pitcher Nelson Figueroa and it was a numbers game to who went home. Well, it was me.
Figure skating headed to Milwaukee
Figure skaters from as far away as Argentina and from the top levels of competition will be in Milwaukee July 10-14, when the Wisconsin Figure Skating Club hosts its premier event at the MSOE Kern Center.
Watson picks North as Ryder Cup assistant
United States Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson has named Andy North to serve as a vice captain for the 2014 United States Ryder Cup Team. North was announced on July 3.
Back to sports roots with soccer tournament
As a last-minute need arose, I was tapped to be the PA announcer for a number of games at the 2013 WIAA Girls Soccer State Tournament at Uihlein Soccer Park on the city's northwest side.
Brewers team up with Wisconsin DNR for special ticket packages
In celebrating the outdoor traditions of hunting, fishing and Milwaukee Brewers baseball, the team and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have partnered to create a ticket deal exclusive to Wisconsin's 1.5 million hunting or fishing license holders.
Tailgate with former Packers player Santana Dotson
The Horny Goat Brewing Company announced its involvement with Santana Dotson, retired Green Bay Packer from the 1996 Super Bowl-winning team, in its first Charity Brewers Bus Trip.
Brewers to celebrate 20th anniversary of Racing Sausages
On Thursday, June 27, the Brewers will celebrate one of the most memorable days in franchise history - the debut of the Klement's Famous Racing Sausages 20 years before. On that date in 1993, the Klement's Famous Racing Sausages came to life, transforming from animations on the Milwaukee County Stadium Scoreboard to live racers.
Comings and goings: Manny is out and Nelson is in
News is spreading around the league that Rhinos slugger Manny Ramirez is heading to Japan to finish the season over in that league. Manny had such a huge impact on this league. His presence fueled a league that has been rocked recently by some scandals. At the same time, former Brewer Nelson Figueroa has arrived on McClung's team.
Brewers 17 additional signings from first-year player draft
The Milwaukee Brewers announced that they have signed 17 additional players from the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. The Brewers have now signed each of their first nine draft selections and 22 overall draft picks.
Brewers sign five first-year draft picks, including UWM's Uhen
The Brewers announced the signings of their first five draft selections from the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Among them is Oshkosh native Josh Uhen, a round five pick from UWM.