Doug Melvin

Firing under-performing baseball coaches and managers feels good, but it doesn't guarantee results. more

Jul 25, 2016 11:18 AM Brewers On Deck Circle

The Brewers open the 2015 season Monday with some extra-special redeeming to do—after choosing to keep the starting lineup almost unchanged. Will they have the endurance to reach the post-season this time? The Fairly Detached Observers are ... more

Mar 31, 2015 7:39 PM A&E Feature 1 Comments

When the Milwaukee Brewers experience such extraordinary success for most of the season and such extraordinary failure at the end, barely eking out a winning season, fans demand an more

Sep 30, 2014 8:05 PM Taking Liberties 3 Comments

No one knows if new Bucks coach Larry Drew is the answer to the team’s problems, but he’s already disappointed mad-dog sports fans by promising to be a decent more

Jun 11, 2013 10:46 PM Taking Liberties

One of American literature’s simplest, most heartfelt tales will help one of Wisconsin’s fastest-rising theater companies take a quantum leap into the competitive field of holiday entertainment. The end result will likely be equal parts ele... more

Nov 17, 2010 12:00 AM A&E Feature

Looking to build on their first playoff appearance in a generation, the Brewers havesettl Looking to build on their first playoff appearance in a generation, the Brewers havesettl ,Sports more

Nov 12, 2008 12:00 AM More Sports 1 Comments

It’s odd that after 25 years of frustration,the better the Milwaukee Brewers get, the louder grows the chorus ofself-styled experts second guessing their success. Brewers’General Manager Doug Melvin just completed an eye-popping deal at... more

Jul 9, 2008 12:00 AM Taking Liberties

Did you know that of the 17  managers who managed in the big leagues prior to 2006, only two have failed to take their team to the postseason:  Ned Yost and John Gibbons. Gibbons has the excuse that he plays in the same league as the Yankees and R.. more

May 27, 2008 4:00 AM More Sports

Autism Shenanigans: It’sno secret that the two houses of the state Legislature, con Wausau Daily Herald ,Expresso more

Mar 5, 2008 12:00 AM Expresso

The question that's been plaguing me ever since the Brewers startedtheir off-season trades and moves is why the prevailing attitude seemsto be that it's "Now Or Never" for this team. As far as Icould tell, this NON attitude was nowhere to be fo.. more

Feb 28, 2008 5:00 AM More Sports

“Whose Line Is It Anyway” alums Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood return to Milw Meeting People Is Easy ,Today in Milwaukee more

Jan 25, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

It’s a spacious studio space in the Third Ward/Walker’s Point area of town. Classy, old white wood and white brick marred only slightly by some pseudo-sorta-kinda Jackson Pollock paintings to my right. A large audience sits on white wooden fold.. more

Dec 31, 1969 11:00 PM Theater