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100 Milwaukee gifts

Published Dec. 19, 2014

The last push for holiday shopping is upon us, but don't panic and there's no need to fire up your laptop. Here are 100 great ideas for buying local this holiday season.

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Nelson confident, ready for big step

Published Dec. 19, 2014

Jimmy Nelson got his first extended look with the Milwaukee Brewers as a starting pitcher in 2014, and had his share of ups and downs. The 25-year-old right-hander is looking to build off that and compete for a permanent spot in the rotation in 2015.

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2014 picks: Jim Owczarski

Published Dec. 17, 2014

Wow. Another year is coming to a close, and 2014 was a fun one. Sports editor Jim Owczarski takes you through his favorites from the past year, including Andre 3000 making Brewers reliever Will Smith very uncomfortable, Jabari Parker's whirlwind first day in Milwaukee and the author's top stories of the year.

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Brewers announce Selig Experience at Miller Park

Published Dec. 15, 2014

The Milwaukee Brewers announced the construction of a new fan experience at Miller Park on Monday afternoon -- a state-of-the-art attraction to honor retiring baseball commissioner and former owner Allan H. "Bud" Selig.

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2014 picks: Matt Mueller

Published Dec. 12, 2014

2014 is coming to a close, which means it's time to put my first full calendar year as an official working, adult member of society in the books (well, jury's still out on the adult part). Here are some of the most memorable moments - both good and bad - from a most memorable year.

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Brewers waiting as rivals make moves

Published Dec. 10, 2014

The Chicago Cubs have made some of the biggest moves of the offseason with the hiring of Joe Maddon as manager and the signing of free agent pitcher Jon Lester overnight. The Milwaukee Brewers, for now, are playing the waiting game. Is it the right thing to do?

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2014 picks: Bobby Tanzilo

Published Dec. 10, 2014

Another year has come and gone and, as always, it's left a trail of great music, books and concerts in its wake...

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Miller Park named baseball's best stadium

Published Dec. 8, 2014

The Sporting News announced that Miller Park has been voted the Best Ballpark in its online poll of baseball fans. The home of the Brewers, which was seeded No. 12 at the outset and eventually defeated No. 2 Fenway Park to take the title after a series of match-ups in a tournament-style contest.

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Braun enters 2015 healthy, happy

Published Nov. 26, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun surprised early morning donors to the Hunger Task Force Wednesday by Helfaer Field near Miller Park, and the former MVP said the cryotherapy procedure has his thumb feeling great and fatherhood has provided exciting moments on a daily basis.

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Motorcycles and mainstream sports share a special bond in Wisconsin

Published Nov. 13, 2014

As a lifelong local baseball fan, some of my favorite pictures are of Milwaukee Braves' players riding in motorcycle sidecars at County Stadium in the 1960s. Of course, there's another classic motorcycle image from County Stadium in 1982 featuring Robin Yount, except he was on a Honda dirt bike instead of a Harley. These really cool vintage pictures show the long-time connection between motorcycles and sports in Wisconsin.

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Brewers name Darnell Coles new hitting coach

Published Oct. 23, 2014

Today, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that Darnell Coles, who spent the 2014 season as the assistant hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers, will be the Brewers' new hitting coach. Coles replaces former hitting coach Johnny Narron, who was fired on Oct. 10.

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Roenicke to return, two coaches will not

Published Oct. 10, 2014

The Milwaukee Brewers announced on Friday that manager Ron Roenicke, who was under contract for 2015, will return for that season. Two coaches will not, however, in hitting coach Johnny Narron and first base/infield coach Garth Iorg will not.

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The good, the bad and the ugly of the Brewers season

Published Oct. 6, 2014

The Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing, and the Milwaukee Brewers are home, left to wonder what happened after getting off to record breaking start to the season. Here's a look at some of the good, the bad and the ugly of the 2014 campaign.