Who wants to live in Braun's former Milwaukee digs?!
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Brewers’ star Ryan Braun – who is in the final year of his current contract in Milwaukee – has listed his Downtown condo for sale.
It's listed at $1.15 million.
The three-bedroom, two-bath unit in Kilbourn Tower, 923 E. Kilbourn Ave., is on the 21st floor and has stunning Lake Michigan views. It also comes with two parking spaces.
The condo sprawls across 2,300 square feet in the 33-story, 74-unit building, which was put up in 2005.
Braun bought the condo for just $635,500 in 2013, the paper's Jack Flemming reported.
With the baseball season still questionable right now and Braun at the end of his contract, the listing, which you can see here at Realtor.com, suggests he doesn’t expect to be here much longer.
If there’s no season at all due to the pandemic shutdown, the former NL MVP could potentially never again take the field in a Brewers uniform.
But that's not a given says my former OnMilwaukee colleague Drew Olson, who is now afternoon radio host on 97.3 The Game.
"Braun hinted at the Brewers On Deck event and even during spring training that this could be his last year," Olson said.
"But Mark Attanasio is very fond of him. With this shortened season, he’s gotten a sneak preview of retirement.
"It isn’t out of the question that he could come back at a reduced price in 2021, especially if the NL adopts the DH. Right now, it seems about 50-50 that he will play beyond this season. If the Brewers make the playoffs, he may want to come back for another try."
According to the Times, Braun – a Los Angeles native – also owns a $4.85 million home in Malibu.
The Milwaukee property is listed with realtor Chris Corley.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in an episode of TV's "Party of Five," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.