In its tone-deafness to this emergent moment in history, Major League Baseball has not only signaled its foolhardy and quixiotic intent to complete this season, it is also forfeiting its remaining sociocultural cache.
If there is baseball to be played in 2020, it will likely be the last for elder Milwaukee Brewers statesman Ryan Braun. With several career milestones in reach—and slipping away due to extenuating circumstances—Braun’s closing chapter could redefine his legacy.
David Stearns spent the first four and a half years cleaning up an organization in disarray. Now, with a franchise cornerstone in Christian Yelich reportedly locked up for the long-term, Stearns can build both a championship-grade club and his own …
If this winter’s aura has been any indicator—social media, Brewers On Deck, and all Milwaukee’s fanbase is currently in a state of unrest.
Some players just mean more to you than others. Jeremy Jeffress was that kind of player.
If there’s one constant in Milwaukee, it’s that pitching remains forever fickle, and there was no better proof than the 2019 season.
Winter is an illness.
In an era when most MLB players are aiming for contractual longevity over average annual value, Yasmani Grandal is using the latter to leverage the former—and it could be the very reason he ends up back in Milwaukee.
Wherein the writer examines the remains of the 2019 Milwaukee Brewers.
The satellite signal went out at the house with one away in the bottom of the eighth. If that wasn’t a cosmic sign of how awry things were about to go, I don’t know what is.