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Odds and ends…

Brewers PR man Mike Vassallo must have had plenty of coffee on the team’s charter flight to Washington DC because today’s game notes are particularly chock full of tidbits. Cutting and pasting at will here…

TV and Radio schedule
Due to Milwaukee Bucks NBA playoff games, the Brewers have been moved from FS Wisconsin to WMLW for their televised games next Tuesday at Pittsburgh and on 4/26 vs. Pittsburgh…..the team’s radio games on Tuesday at Pittsburgh and 4/24 vs. Chicago-NL will be moved from WTMJ 620 AM to 94.5 Lake FM.
The Brewers left 15 runners on base in their 8-6 win yesterday at Chicago, marking the 41st time in team history that they left at least 15 on base…..the team had not left that many on base in a 9-inning game since a 9-3 win on 5/10/03 at Cincinnati.
Check the Board
The Brewers have used a different lineup in each of the first 9 games of the season.
We’re Going Streaking!
Rickie Weeks (.333, 2hr, 7rbi) has hit safely in each of his first 9 games this season…..he is looking to become just the fifth player in franchise history to open the season with a hitting streak of at least 10 games…..listed are the players to accomplish the feat (Elias):
Player/Year… Streak
Dickie Thon (1993) . . . . . . . . . . . .13 games
Steve Hovley (1970) . . . . . . . . . . .10 games
Dale Sveum (1987) . . . . . . . . . . . .10 games
Ronnie Belliard (2000) . . . . . . . . .10 games
Hoff the Charts
Trevor Hoffman needs 7 saves for 600 in his career…..the all-time saves leader enters today’s game with 593 career saves…..Hoffman also needs just 11 appearances to become the 14th pitcher in Major League history to pitch in 1,000 career games…..a look at pitchers Hoffman is approaching on the all-time games pitched list (Elias):
Pitcher… Appearances
11. Roberto Hernandez . . . . . . . . . . . .1,010
12. Mike Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,005
13. Goose Gossage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,002
14. Trevor Hoffman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .989
Everyday People
Prince Fielder has played in 194 straight games, which is the longest active consecutive games streak in the Major Leagues. (Elias)
Player… Streak
Prince Fielder, Mil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194g
Everth Cabrera, SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106g
End of cut and paste. I’m not with the team in D.C. but I’ll be back on Tuesday for the series-opener in Pittsburgh. Until then…
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Brewers' staffers launch MLBlog

Steinmiller-Moyer.pngHere’s a new must-bookmark for all Brewers fans: Front office staffers John Steinmiller and Caitlin Moyer launched a blog this week that will offer a glimpse into the happenings at Miller Park. It’s a dynamic duo. John is a manager in the Brewers’ media relations department (a.k.a. Mike Vassallo’s intern) and Caitlin is the team’s manager of marketing promotions (a.k.a. The Queen of the Bobbleheads).

You’ll find their blog at They launched this week with the No. 1 question asked of everybody who has anything to do with baseball.

Just don’t have so much fun that you forget about me.


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The Crew's ultimate warrior finds his tune

All that was missing from Todd Coffey’s entrance was the right musical accompaniment. It appears he’s found it.
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Some fans of baseball and professional wrestling have noticed that Coffey made a pair of entrances this week to the same heavy metal riff that used to accompany the Ultimate Warrior, who was known for his all-out race from the smoke-filled arena tunnel to the ring. Coffey doesn’t have any dry ice out in the bullpen, but he makes a similar entrance, sprinting all-out from the bullpen to the mound.

A blogger wisely suggested the connection a month ago, but the idea came from Brewers PR director and walking encyclopedia of pro wrestling Mike Vassallo. Vassallo suggested the song to Coffey and loaded it onto his iPod. 

“I took it home and gave it a listen and it was like, ‘Yeah, this fits,'” Coffey said. “There’s no words and it’s hard, to the point. I said, “This is me. It’s perfect.'”

Vassallo, by the way, also suggested Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” for Jorge Julio. But he can’t take credit for Trevor Hoffman’s use of AC/DC’s “Hells Bells,” though that one also came from a front office. As the story goes, a Padres official, inspired by the film “Major League,” suggested that Hoffman adpot a signature song. After “Hells Bells” debuted on July 25, 1998, it stuck.