After years of sending Brewers home, Ed Sedar is now heading home himself as the longtime Milwaukee coach announced his retirement on Monday morning.
"It’s been a great ride," Sedar said, in a release. "Being able to spend 30 years with one organization is something I will always cherish. I appreciate everyone who has been there for me and helped along the way. I wish the organization the best going forward. They are in great hands. Most of all, I will miss the best fans in sports."
Following an eight-year career playing outfield in the Chicago White Sox organization, Sedar joined the Brewers in 1992 mainly as an outfield/baserunning coordinator for several of Milwaukee's minor league affiliates, as well as a few seasons managing the Rookie League teams in Helena and Ogden. Sedar moved up to the majors in 2007, first serving as the team's first base coach before shifting over to third base in 2011 where he would particularly become a cult fan favorite and iconic Brewers figure. After 14 seasons by the basepaths, Sedar moved into a new position as a coaching advisor for Milwaukee last year – his final run with the Brew Crew.
“Eddie is a great coach, mentor and friend to many within our organization,” said Brewers President of Baseball Operations David Stearns, in a release. “During a coaching career that spanned three decades, Eddie cemented his status as one of the most popular coaches in baseball and made his mark on some of the best teams in franchise history. On behalf of the entire organization, I thank him for his contributions and loyalty. I wish him and his family a happy retirement.”
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As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.