Friday, October 12, 2018

Go Brewers!

It's been a long time since I've added a post but the timing seems perfect now.  While this is a Milwaukee Braves site, it is really a Milwaukee baseball website.  Personally I wasn't even alive when the Braves were in Milwaukee but always felt a special connection to their great history. 

I've grown up a Brewers fan and a die-hard one at that.  I remember 1982 fondly as the Crew made it to the World Series only to lose to the Cardinals.  My first game at County Stadium Cecil Cooper hit a blast and Bernie went down the slide.  That made me a fan for life.  Watching them this year has been a special experience and one that just seems to have some magic in it. 

Tonight the Brewers face the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series.  Here's hoping Counsell's Crew keeps things rolling and we get Milwaukee back into the World Series.

It would be great to celebrate Milwaukee's first title since 1957.  Go Brewers!!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Aaron Back in Milwaukee

It's been awhile since I have posted. Life is busy. There is an article today though that I wanted to make sure everybody that visits here got a chance to read. It's in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online and is about Hank Aaron. Follow the link and enjoy the article. Aaron Back in Milwaukee

Friday, April 22, 2011

The True Home Run King

Here are a couple of links to an interesting article and follow up from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The article is about a jersey that may be the jersey Hank Aaron wore for his first home run ever. After reading the article I am convinced that America still considers Aaron the true home run champion and will always have tremendous following.

Bidders a-clamorin' for jersey worn by Hammerin' Hank Aaron

Aaron bemused that his rookie jersey is now worth more than his salary

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday

Yeah, yeah, I know this is a Milwaukee Braves blog.  Well being the good Wisconsin fan I am I have to post something for the Super Bowl.  After all our 12 time World Champion Green Bay Packers deserve some love.  Let's hope for 13 and Super Bowl title four today.  In honor of that I have posted a picture from one of my other sites, to show the famous Green Bay sweep.  Let's hope Lombardi is shining down on them today. 

Go Pack!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Oh What If....

As promised I will be bringing back some of the better posts from my old blog.  Here is one I have thought about often and would love to hear your comments.  Add them below to the post.  Here is the original post from 06/07/09:

Watching the Brewers play the Braves this weekend is kind of a tough mental exercise. On one hand are the Brewers, my home team and favorite team. The only team I have known. On the other side are the Braves. My second favorite team and the romanticized Milwaukee club of the past. Every time I watch these two square off I wonder if Milwaukee will lose the history of the Braves. Thirty years from now, will Brewer management still recognize the remarkable team from the past? I sure hope so. It also makes me wonder, what if? What if in 1964 or 1965 Selig and others would have realized the fight was lost but asked for one concession, keeping the Braves name and records? Back then, nobody asked for this type of thing. Now it is more common, like the Cleveland Browns. The ownership probably would have gladly agreed as long as they could get a quick exit to Atlanta.

Milwaukee would have still lost baseball for five years but in 1970 when Selig returned baseball to Milwaukee we could have been the Braves again. Now it's impossible, the name is forever with the Atlanta club and the Brewers have their own history, although still without a title. I love the Brewers but honestly would change the name in a heartbeat if we could. The Braves name in Milwaukee evokes such great history, a world championship, and thirteen straight winning years.

What would you choose, the Brewers or Braves in name only?

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Great Holiday Gift

Thanks to one of our readers I came across a great book about the Milwaukee Braves that would make a great holiday gift.  It is called "The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron".  It is listed as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2010.  The book is full of stories about Aaron and Spahn, the pennant runs, Perini's move, and more.  Add this to your gift list or get one today.  I always enjoy reading new books about the Braves era.

I have added a link to purchase the book directly from Amazon if you are interested.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

1950's Free Agency

While this site is a Milwaukee Braves site, it is also a Milwaukee baseball site. At times I can't help comparing the team of today or the game versus the days of the Braves. Today's headlines are dominated by what to do with Prince Fielder. Fileder along with Ryan Braun are the cornerstone sluggers of the team. It appears Fileder's time in Milwaukee is short. Modern day economics will probably force Fielder out of town.

Instead of Fielder and Braun, what if it was Aaron and Matthews? What would our beloved Braves have been if Aaron had a super agent that demanded his way out of Milwaukee? So many memories would be different. It's really a shame fans have to suffer as their teams are torn apart. Is a town like Milwaukee doomed to be a AAA Yankees affiliate?

I'm afraid Milwaukee can never see a run like the Braves had again. The current state of MLB won't allow it.

Tell me what you think.