Posted on: August 19, 2008 1:09 pm


Well, Ned Yost is up to his shenanigans again.  There's no reason to leave CC Sabathia in with a 9-2 lead, and run his pitches up to 130, a career high.

We've seen pitching mismanagement for his entire tenure here in Milwaukee.  Unfortunately for us as fans, the club has already picked up his 2009 option.  So, barring a horrible collapse like we saw last season, it appears the Brewers will make it to the playoffs...and Ned Yost will hang on as this teams manager.

I know there are a lot of apologists, or a lot of fans who, for one reason or another, think Yost does a good job.  While everyone is entitled to their opinion, the fact is he doesn't.  He second guesses his closer (Shouse in vs. lefty to start 9th?), he hangs starting pitchers out to dry (Suppan vs. Astros, Sabathia and Sheets vs Cubs, ANY bullpen pitcher (particularly Gagne and Mota) and etc), and he seems to consistently reward poor play with starts (On the season: Mike Cameron, Rickie Weeks, Bill Hall, Jeff Suppan), and he is trying to destroy both Sabathia and Jason Kendall's stamina before the regular season is even over.

Here's to hoping this talented team can continue to win in spite of its manager!
Posted on: March 31, 2008 7:22 pm
Edited on: March 31, 2008 7:23 pm

Brewers Shut Down Cubs on Opening Day

Here's a couple of my observations from watching this game:

  1. If Ben Sheets can stay in that form all season and IF he can stay off the DL, we're going to have a hell of a team this year.
  2. Kerry Wood is everything I want. His first pitch hits Rickie Weeks to put our fastest man on, he gives up hits to Ryan J. Braun and Corey C. Hart in order to give us a 3-0 lead in the top of the 9th. Uhhh, hey donbedouin: isn't that what a closer ISN'T supposed to do?
  3. Speaking of what closers aren't supposed to do, Eric Gagne proved why he's washed up. FFS we already have one Derrick Turnbow on this team, we don't need another. Shape up or ship out.
  4. Kosuke Fukudome is as advertised. I'm glad he's in my fantasy lineup.
  5. When did Craig Counsell find his bat again? I mean I know he had a good spring but seriously?
  6. Tony Gwynn Jr. had one hell of a game. He can play defense, he can run the bases, he can get ON base, he can hit, and he can drop down a nice sac bunt. Let's hope Mike Cameron can fill those shoes when he gets back!


Posted on: March 21, 2008 7:07 pm
Edited on: March 21, 2008 7:08 pm

Fielder's a Vegetarian?!?!?!?!

I posted this on a thread, and thought it deserved its own blog spot!

Before I start, I claim to know about this topic because my degree (from University of Wisconsin) is a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, specializing in Human Dietary Evolution.

So here's the deal:

There are 8 "essential" amino acids. This means humans cannot synthesize these amino acids, and must get them from outside sources. That means we need to ingest proteins in order to get those amino acids.

High quality or 'complete' proteins contain all 8 essential amino acids. Certain vegetable material, such as soy, quinoa, and buckwheat are complete proteins. All 'meat' or animal products are complete proteins.

What does this matter? Well, for one, humans can absorb approximately up to 90% of the amino acids from animal matter, but approximately up to only 65% of plant matter. That means you have to eat more plant matter in order to get the equivalent amount of high quality protein.

Additionally, the body stores amino acids from incomplete protein sources for about 4-7 days. That means you need to eat something that completes that protein in order for the polypeptide, or protein chain, to form.

Yes, you can get adequate protein from a vegetarian diet. No (in my expert opinion, anyhow) it is not anywhere near as efficiently done as is an omnivorous diet.

Ok, carry on with baseball.
Posted on: March 14, 2008 9:13 pm

Friday Night Baseball

I'm about to cozy up to my couch and watch me some Brewers baseball!

Please: forestall the jealousy and turn your television to FSN Wisconsin.  If you don't get FSN Wisconsin, you need to fire your cable company and get DirecTV.  Or something.
Posted on: March 9, 2008 7:34 pm

Come On Already

I'm ready for baseball. I mean I know its spring training and all. But I want the for real baseball.
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