Tyler Thornburg was optioned back to AAA Nashville, purportedly to get him back in a starting pitcher role. He'd been relegated to the bullpen in Milwaukee, which was likely a waste of his talents, or at least a wasted opportunity to see what type.. more

Jul 30, 2012 4:09 AM More Sports

Because it hasn't been painful enough to be a Brewers fan this week, but now Ryan Braun has a sore Achilles and Carlos Gomez left tonight's game, apparently with some sort of hamstring issue.Braun left Wednesday's game after his heel started to b.. more

May 5, 2012 3:48 AM Theater

This is the advertising MLB has been sending out reminding fans to vote for the All-Star Game. (Yes, we ARE less than 20 games into the season, but that doesn't seem to matter when it comes to popularity contests.)Your reigning NL MVP and one of.. more

Apr 24, 2012 9:15 PM More Sports

The crowd was weirdly subdued today when Ryan Braun was awarded his MVP trophy by former-Brewers and two-time MVP winner Robin Yount.Not only did I expect the kind of loud cheers that accompanied Braun during Opening Day, but I assumed there woul.. more

Apr 23, 2012 2:39 AM More Sports

Hey folks, sorry I haven't posted anything here about Braun, but I've been in charge of coverage over at over there for a post summarizing the press conference, as well as a (large) collection of links about the verdict.Mak.. more

Feb 24, 2012 6:23 PM More Sports

After posting a $2.5 million fee to his Japanese club, the Brewers then had the ability to sign a contract to bring the three-time Japanese batting champion to Milwaukee.A Japanese source tweeted that the contract for Aoki is about $1.5 million p.. more

Jan 18, 2012 4:16 AM More Sports

I'll admit right off the bat that I'm not positive of the details of what it takes to sign a Japanese player. I do know that you bid for the right to negotiate with them and that bid would go to his parent club in Japan. What I'm not clear on is.. more

Dec 18, 2011 10:29 PM More Sports

Sorry this is just now being posted. I was in Madison for the night last night and couldn't access the blog mobile-y. Here's the thing - this story is so damn jumbled I'm not sure I can write you a coherent post about it. The entire thing is bas.. more

Dec 12, 2011 2:29 AM More Sports

So it sounds like ESPN was working on the Braun positive test story and it started to leak more, so they rushed it to air in order to not be scooped. That means the story they initially reported was not the best put-together or researched piece th.. more

Dec 11, 2011 7:11 PM More Sports

Ryan Braun beat out Matt Kemp to win the NL MVP for 2011!I'm honestly a little shocked. Kemp had pretty much swept all the other awards and so it seemed like Braun was something of a long shot. But he won handily, receiving 388 points to Kemp's 3.. more

Nov 22, 2011 6:37 PM More Sports

LF Ryan Braun and 1B Prince Fielder won Silver Slugger Awards from the MLB tonight.The awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are awarded to the top hitters at each position in each league.It is the second Slugger of Fielder's career. He won i.. more

Nov 3, 2011 2:11 AM More Sports

Tom Verducci of SI thinks so. He's got Prince and Braun as #1 and #2 in his midseason ballot.Check out the whole thing here NL MVP1. Prince Fielder, Milwaukee2. Ryan Braun, Milwaukee3. Jose Reyes, New York4. Matt Kemp, Los Angeles5. Roy .. more

Jun 29, 2011 5:28 PM More Sports

In a somewhat inexplicable move, the Brewers added five years to Ryan Braun's contract, putting him under club control til 2020. He had already signed a contract in May 2008 that had him in Milwaukee til 2015. The new contract keeps him in Milwauk.. more

Apr 21, 2011 7:48 PM More Sports

From""Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and pitcher Yovani Gallardo earned Silver Slugger awards on Thursday. It was the third straight Silver Slugger for Braun, who batted .304 with 25 home runs and 103 RBIs. Gallardo earned his firs.. more

Nov 12, 2010 12:17 AM More Sports

Despite not being on the ballot, Corey Hart, who leads the league in many offensive categories, made the player vote and due to injury to fan-voted Jason Heyward of the Braves, may be in line to start the All-Star Game next to Ryan Braun. Braun .. more

Jul 4, 2010 6:05 PM More Sports

Ryan Braun leads all NL outfielders, though only by a narrow margin, and looks to become the first Brewer to be elected to three consecutive All-Star Games. But Atlanta's Jason Heyward and Dodger Andre Ethier are close on his heels. Go here:h.. more

Jun 16, 2010 2:45 AM More Sports

Moore was born and raised inGreenwood, Mississippi. His mother, a music teacher, taught him how to play thepiano, but she disapproved of her son’s interest in the music he heard beingplayed on the str,Music Feature more

Oct 27, 2009 12:00 AM Music Feature 1 Comments

Every five to eight years, Sandovalemerges from her cocoon with a new album, then tours, a ritual in which sheseems to take no pleasure. She literally hides from her audiences, performingon stages lit dimmer than a nocturnal animals hut at ... more

Oct 6, 2009 12:00 AM Concert Reviews 3 Comments

While the resilient “King of the Hill” probably keeps royalties flowing to Roger Clyne, who penned the show’s theme song with his ’90s country-rock band, The Refreshments, Clyne has spent the last decade touring with his follow-up more

Oct 3, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Like a blue “Weird Al” Yankovich making a push for the college market—or perhaps a better analogy is Dane Cook with a guitar—comedian/musician Stephen Lynch traffics in novelty songs about taboo topics. On his latest album, 3 Ba,To more

Oct 2, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee