December 13, 2003 |
The Milwaukee Brewers haven't posted a winning season for 11 years and haven't made the playoffs since 1982. They had a 68-94 record last season and considered it progress. But the last month has been as disastrous as any the team has experienced, on or off the field. By deciding to gut their payroll, the Brewers have incurred the wrath of fans and politicians alike. The franchise, controlled by the family of baseball commissioner Bud Selig, was supposed to have been saved with the opening of Miller Park in 2001.
August 22, 2002 |
At the urging of the media, manager Larry Bowa sat in the visiting clubhouse yesterday at Miller Park and contemplated some of the shortcomings that have kept the Phillies below .500 for all but six days of this season. The list was long, but it really couldn't compare to the many deficiencies of the Milwaukee Brewers, who must now also answer this question: What's in worse shape, the house that Bud built or the team that Bud bought? Bud, of course, is commissioner Bud Selig, who purchased the Brewers and moved them from Seattle in 1969, then pushed hard for Milwaukee to build a $400-million retractable-roof ballpark to help the small-market team compete with the big boys.
August 15, 2015 |
The San Francisco Giants have made an offer for Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Columnist Bruce Jenkins posted the news on Twitter Thursday night, quoting Giants general manager Bobby Evans as saying he was "just waiting to hear" from the Phillies. "He doubts a deal goes down tonight," Jenkins said. Several teams have made offers for Utley, sources told MLB.com, but no deal is imminent. The Giants expect all-star Joe Panik to return in the coming weeks from a back injury.
March 31, 1998 |
On a nice day for the footloose, Laura Fischer, 6, of Chester Springs, watches as A.J. Gulick, 9, of Parkerford, lets his feet dangle. He was on a climbing structure at Miller Park in Exton yesterday.
October 5, 2008 |
How's this for a visiting fan's nightmare? John and Meggan Peyton of West Chester flew in on Friday. Yesterday, they faithfully followed the rental car's GPS to Miller Park and arrived hours before the game. Midway through their Sam Adams, they noticed they were quite alone in a large crowd wearing the other colors. The GPS had marooned them in a parking lot hard for most out-of-towners to find and thus cherished by Milwaukeeans as exclusive, fervent tailgating territory. In Philly, this is the kind of thing that could ruin a Dallas fan's whole weekend.
September 11, 2011
MILWAUKEE - In an attempt to inject more energy into Miller Park, the Brewers wore special gold uniforms Saturday as part of a promotion for their fans to "Go Gold. " Of course, last Tuesday the team unveiled a new line of merchandise that just so happens to be all gold. All Brewers stadium employees wore the gold T-shirts. One of the more popular shirts is an ode to the eccentric Nyjer Morgan, who ends his TV interviews by saying, "Ahhhh . . . gotta go!" So that phrase was emblazoned on a T-shirt.
January 13, 2000 |
Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker said that his racial and ethnic comments in a magazine article made him sound like "a complete jerk. " In his first interview since the uproar began, the relief pitcher, 25, spoke to ESPN at his house in Macon, Ga., and again apologized and repeated that he was not a racist. He pointed out that several minority players stayed in his house while they were playing for the Braves' minor-league affiliate in Macon. "I'll reiterate again and apologize one more time to anybody I've offended," Rocker said.
September 8, 2011 |
8:10 p.m., Miller Park, Milwaukee. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM), WUBA (1480) Spanish. Pitching matchup: LHP Cole Hamels (13-7, 2.63) vs. LHP Chris Narveson (10-6, 4.26) BREWERS vs. HAMELS: In four career appearances at Miller Park, Hamels is 1-1 with a 5.00 ERA. That's his second highest ERA of any road park in which he's made more than two starts (5.05 in six games at New York's Citi Field) . . . In his last 19 starts, he's allowed two or fewer runs 15 times and given up more than three just once . . . Ryan Braun 4-for-17 (.235-2-3)
August 13, 1992 |
Exton, a region known for its shopping malls and traffic jams, is about to add something new - a public park. On a vacant 21-acre piece of ground at the corner of Waterloo Boulevard and Miller Way, workers with heavy earth-moving equipment started carving out the Albert C. Miller Memorial Park. The new park is being built behind the Whiteland Towne Shopping Center and west of Route 100. It is the first new public park to be built using money from Chester County's open-space program, said county spokeswoman Joan E. Pitt.
October 3, 2008 |
As expected, righthander Dave Bush was named to start for the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 against the Phillies tomorrow at Miller Park. The former Conestoga High star was 9-10 with a 4.18 ERA this season. Dale Sveum, the Brewers' interim manager, said that since the all-star break, Bush had been Milwaukee's second-best pitcher, behind last night's starter, CC Sabathia. "He has been one of the top pitchers numbers-wise in the game over the last two months," Sveum said of Bush.