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Jimmy Carlton

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Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats!), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. So he ditched being a fan in order to cover sports professionally - occasionally objectively, always passionately. He's lived in Chicago, New York and Dallas, but now resides again in his beloved Brew City and is an ardent attacker of the notorious Milwaukee Inferiority Complex.

After interning at print publications like Birds and Blooms (official motto: "America's #1 backyard birding and gardening magazine!"), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") and The Dallas Morning News (a newspaper!), Jimmy worked for web outlets like, where he was a Packers beat reporter, and FOX Sports Wisconsin, where he managed digital content. He's a proponent and frequent user of em dashes, parenthetical asides, descriptive appositives and, really, anything that makes his sentences longer and more needlessly complex.

Jimmy appreciates references to late '90s Brewers and Bucks players and is the curator of the unofficial John Jaha Hall of Fame. He also enjoys running, biking and soccer, but isn't too annoying about them. He writes about sports - both mainstream and unconventional - and non-sports, including history, music, food, art and even golf (just kidding!), and welcomes reader suggestions for off-the-beaten-path story ideas.

Recent Articles
 #RaiseMKE - July 25, 2017
 Enlightened Brewing Company assures "Hate Has No Home"
 On Saturday, Enlightened Brewing Company experienced what it called in a wide-reaching Facebook post a "confusing situation" - that some condemned as a hate crime and others considered no big deal - concerning a sign in the tap room that said "Hate Has No Home Here." We reached out to learn more.
 Sports - July 24, 2017
 Top-50 recruit Joey Hauser commits to Marquette, will join brother Sam
 Marquette got its first commitment in the Class of 2018, head coach Steve Wojciechowski's top-priority recruit and a nationally ranked, in-state player the Golden Eagles lured away from the likes of Wisconsin and Michigan State. Stevens Point's Joey Hauser chose Marquette on Sunday.
 Sports - July 21, 2017
 Desmond Mason paints mural at local youth organization, talks art and Bucks
 On Friday, former Bucks player-turned professional artist Desmond Mason teamed with the Running Rebels and local Milwaukee artists to help create pieces of art at the local community youth organization's news facility. Afterward, Mason talked about the project, his art and the current Bucks.
 Sports - July 19, 2017
 Bucks Foundation grants $1 million to youth nonprofits, as local leaders gush
 The Bucks Foundation will grant a total of $1 million to 15 city-based nonprofits, the organization's largest investment yet in Milwaukee's youth. It's a significant milestone for the Foundation, which launched in June 2016, and has quickly gained the admiration of local leaders.
 Sports - July 18, 2017
 Brutal home plate collision a bad break for Vogt, Brewers and MLB
 Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt will be out at least a month with a left knee sprain that resulted from a brutal collision at home plate in last night's game in Pittsburgh. The collision was a tough blow not only for Vogt and the Brewers, but also for MLB.
 Sports - July 18, 2017
 PODCAST: A Brewers debriefing with sports radio host Drew Olson
 Are the first-place Brewers for real? Can they hold off the Cubs? Will they make a big trade? In episode 34 of OnMilwaukee's Postgame Tailgate podcast, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller are joined by local sports radio host Drew Olson to talk all things Brewers baseball.
 Sports - July 17, 2017
 11 photos from the Brewers' 1982 AL Championship team reunion
 Over the weekend, the Milwaukee Brewers celebrated the 35th anniversary of their 1982 American League Championship team. The main event was a reunion of the 1982 squad in an on-field ceremony at Miller Park before Saturday's game against the Phillies.
 Festival Guide - July 14, 2017
 I flew on Blue Angels support plane Fat Albert and want to feel zero-g forever
 Before the U.S. Navy Blue Angels' aviation display at the Milwaukee Air and Water Show this weekend, the astonishingly agile Fat Albert will showcase its maximum-performance capabilities during a 10-minute demonstration. I flew on the support plane Friday, and it was incredible.
 Sports - July 14, 2017
 Milwaukee Bucks' All-Bradley Center Team picks
 Since 1988, the Bradley Center has been home for Bucks basketball. Given the announcement that Milwaukee will play a game back at the old MECCA this season, and with the new arena being built nearby, we got to wondering: Who were the best Bucks to ball at the BC?
 Sports - July 13, 2017
 Brewers trade 1B Garrett Cooper to Yankees for lefty reliever Tyler Webb
 The Brewers acquired left-handed reliever Tyler Webb from the Yankees on Thursday in exchange for minor-league first baseman Garrett Cooper. It's not a huge deal, but one that adds pitching depth to the organization and potentially a lefty specialist to the big-league bullpen.

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