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Brewers at Cubs

Good morning from Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.  A little on the chilly side today and hopefully the rain will hold off for today’s game at Mesa against the Chicago Cubs.  Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder will have the call on this afternoon’s webcast of the game on brewers.com.  Tune in, I know they will appreciate it, plus it will get you in the mood for baseball.

I have a link for you today as well.  Manager Ken Macha asked me the other day to do some research and find an old Sports Illustrated article for him.  Luckily, I love information and especially historical information, so this was a pretty fun task. 

In the late 1960s, Sports Illustrated did a series on Ted Williams.  One of the final installments was Williams’ take on hitting.  Macha remembered reading the article in high school and wanted to see if it was still out there. 

Sports Illustrated has a fantastic online “vault” of pretty much everything they have ever printed and I was able to find through a couple of searches.  Check it out here.  It is a long read but if you are a baseball fan–especially a young baseball fan who might not know a lot about Williams–or a coach looking for some new insights, this is truly a timeless piece.

Here are some gamenotes for today’s tilt against the division rival Cubs, courtesy of Mike Vassallo:
March 9 at Chicago-NL.pdf.

Brewers Lineup

23 Rickie Weeks 4

30 Craig Counsell 6

27 Carlos Gomez 8

28 Prince Fielder 3

15 Jim Edmonds 7

22 Jody Gerut 9

61 Adam Heether 5

87 Jonathan Lucroy 2

37 Jeff Suppan 1

Cubs Lineup

2 Ryab Theriot 6

1 Kosuke Fukudome 9

25 Derrek Lee 3

16 Aramis Ramirez 5

24 Marlon Byrd 8

12 Alfonso Soriano 7

17 Mike Fontenot 4

18 Geovany Soto 2

36 Randy Wells 1

 

–John

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

 

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