August 17, 2008 |
The brewer voted for the Brewer. She voted by Internet ballot every day using her three e-mail addresses. She filled out manual ballots on visits to Dodger Stadium. And, in hopes of packing a much bigger wallop, she e-mailed her 800 or so co-workers at the Anheuser-Busch plant in Van Nuys with a simple plea to vote for her son, Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun. When the All-Star votes were tallied last month and her son emerged as the leader among all National League outfielders with 3,835,890 votes, Diane Braun received a text message from the first Brewers outfielder to be elected by the fans as a starter: We did it. "I still have it," Diane said Friday evening at Dodger Stadium, nearly choking up at the memory more than a month later.
May 13, 2007 |
The picture is in black and white, a snapshot of glory from far too long ago. The camera catches the aftermath of the last playoff game in Milwaukee. Fans linger on the field, celebrating their beloved Brewers, skipping merrily beneath a huge billboard for Winston cigarettes. Long ago, indeed. On the scoreboard, a polite nudge: "The 1982 American League champion Milwaukee Brewers will return for a bow after all fans have returned to the stands." They took their bow, and they left for St.
April 2, 2007 |
The stench may finally be lifting from Miller Park. Literally and figuratively. Two weeks ago, workers at the Milwaukee Brewers' ballpark repaired a misconnected sewer line that had been sending waste down river into nearby Lake Michigan for more than six years.
October 4, 2004 |
Ever since he was a boy growing up in the Bronx, Mark L. Attanasio has been immersed in baseball. He spent much of his childhood memorizing trivia from the Baseball Encyclopedia and playing whiffle ball with his brother in a church parking lot. Later in life, while making his fortune in junk bonds, Attanasio relaxed with rotisserie baseball, spending hours carefully picking players and strategies for his fantasy team. Now, at age 47, Attanasio has a real team to run.
September 28, 2004 |
Los Angeles investor Mark L. Attanasio appears to be close to an agreement to buy the Milwaukee Brewers from the family of baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. Daniel Gilbert, the founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, said Monday that he was told that the team had selected another buyer, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on its website that the team had accepted an offer from Attanasio.
June 10, 2004 |
The Angels' 1-0, 17-inning loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night might have seemed like little more than a colossal waste of quality pitching, considering that it took the Brewers more than 4 1/2 hours to produce one run off five Angel pitchers.