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1. Aramis Ramirez retires but will play season anyway
Milwaukee Brewers slugger Aramis Ramirez, who turns 37 this year and has been a professional since 1994, said he was retiring. But there was some confusion with the announcement, as he felt he was actually retired while the club thought he was retiring at the end of the year. But no, Ramirez actually DID retire. But, he has decided he will play anyway.
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2. Golf season now open in Milwaukee County
It must be spring! The Milwaukee County golf courses are now open, and the annual "group tee off" at Currie Park Golf Course with parks director John Dargle, Jr. commemorates the day as he tees off at 11 a.m.
3. A throwback throw up
The jersey-maker Mitchell & Ness released a sales graphic that shows that the most popular throwback jersey in the state of Wisconsin is Kobe Bryant's No. 8. Really? No Packers?! No Bucks or Brewers? And, to make matters worse, the only Packers jersey in the country is being purchased in Kansas, of all places. So much for having great sports fans.
4. Win a trip to the NFL Draft
A new sweepstakes will award a grand prize including a $10,000 Edvest college savings account and a trip for four to Chicago to announce the Packers' fourth round 2015 NFL Draft pick from the team's table at the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University.
5. 6 things I'm looking for at Spring Training
Every year - since 1998 - I've made the trip to Arizona to watch the Brewers get ready for a long, long season of baseball. It's my favorite work/fun trip (edging out even Las Vegas) that I get to take, but with all the fun and sun in the desert, it's surprisingly easy to forget to pay attention to the baseball on the field.
6. Inside J.J. Watt's Summit cabin
University of Wisconsin alumnus and reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt said he was going to spend his offseason working out in nature and living and training in a Wisconsin cabin. Thanks to Redfin, we get a look inside the four-bedroom home, located in Summit, built in 1997.
7. Two Panthers earn all-conference honors
Following a season in which the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was ineligible for postseason play, the Horizon League recognized two players off the Panthers squad for helping lead the team to a winning record in the conference. Senior guard Steve McWhorter and junior forward Matt Tiby were named Second Team All-Horizon League.
8. Milwaukee IndyFest tickets now on sale
Tickets are now on sale for the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest, which will be held July 11-12 at the Milwaukee Mile at Wisconsin State Fair.
9. Holmgren returns to Wisconsin for autograph show
Super Bowl winning coach Mike Holmgren, who coached the Green Bay Packers to the title in 1996, returns to Wisconsin for an autograph show on Saturday at Legends of the Field in Greenfield.
10. In GQ, Giannis "gets Buckets" with Malin Akerman
The Celebrities section of GQ (digital and print in March) features a story with Swedish Canadian actress Malin Akerman. The photos showcase the actress with the Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo.
11. Report: Brewers sign K-Rod for 2 years
According to multiple outlets, the Milwaukee Brewers are bringing free agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez back into the fold, this time with a two-year deal.
12. Bucks hire architects for new arena
The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Populous, a global design practice that specializes in arena, stadium, ballpark and convention center design, to design a new Downtown arena. Local firms HNTB and Eppstein Uhen will assist in the project.
13. Sanders says anxiety, off-court issues led to departure
Four days after the Milwaukee Bucks officially bought him out of a $44 million contract, Larry Sanders opened up at length for the first time since a Dec. 23 interview with OnMilwaukee.com in a video message.
14. Fare thee well, Larry Sanders!
It's official. After a hectic couple days of tweets and leaks, an NBA source made it official that the Milwaukee Bucks have parted ways with center Larry Sanders, who just two years ago seemed destined to be the long term face of the franchise.
15. Brewcity Bruisers double up this weekend
The Brewcity Bruisers will open its ninth season at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Friday, an event that will feature Milwaukee's four teams in two separate bouts: Maiden Milwaukee vs. Rushin' Rollettes and Shevil Knevils vs. the Crazy Eights.
16. Sanders still a Buck, still absent
Despite a flurry of Twitter "reporting" this morning, center Larry Sanders remains a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.
17. Bucks hats are green and growing
Cold doesn't bother us. We wear hats. And, these days, Bucks hats seem to be everywhere,
18. Bucks meld past and present at Schlitz Park
The Milwaukee Bucks moved its personnel into the organization's new office at Schlitz Park in early February, but the team invited media to walk through the Eppstein Uhen-designed space Tuesday afternoon. The plan was for a more employee-centric space that combined the history of the Stock House building and the organization with modern workplace concepts.
19. Bucks bring back the Milwaukee Originals
Last year, the Milwaukee Bucks created the "Milwaukee Originals" t-shirt line, which showcased the work of local designers and were for sale online and through the retail outlets at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The promotion is back this year, and now includes Too Much Rock For One Hand and Orchard Street Apparel.
20. Packers jack ticket prices ... kind of
The Green Bay Packers announced that ticket prices for the 2015 season will increase ... by $3 to $5.
21. Rev up at the Car Craft Summer Nationals
Registration for the Car Craft Summer Nationals, a showcase of more than 6,000 performance street machines and muscle cars that is headed to the Wisconsin State Fair Park for the first time, is now open. Tickets are on sale now with special pricing available through Friday, July 10.
22. Greek Freak no more: A new name for Bucks' Giannis
At the end of January, I decided to throw out a nickname for this Milwaukee Bucks team. It didn't go completely unnoticed, as legendary play-by-play man Eddie Doucette, the former voice of the team, saw the post and reached out with a nickname of his own for Giannis Antetokounmpo. Click here to find out what it is.
23. Injury sidelines Lucroy for 4-6 weeks
The Milwaukee Brewers announced that all-star catcher Jonathan Lucroy will miss 4-6 weeks with a hamstring injury.
24. Numbers provide proof of Bucks' turnaround
Numbers don't always tell the story but some of the attendance figures, especially on the road, give testimony to the turnaround and excitement of the Milwaukee Bucks.
25. Higuera voted onto Brewers Walk of Fame
The Milwaukee Brewers announced pitcher Teddy Higuera has been voted in as the newest member of the Miller Park Walk of Fame.