Round ’em Up: Wednesday

30 04 2008

UPDATE 04-30-08 3:52pmHere is the article Adam was talking about.  Miller Park is the second-highest rated stadium in the MLB behind Jacobs Field.  I personally think that Safeco is the nicest and Miller Park is second.  Just me though.

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The Brewers took the first game against Chicago in fine fashion. The offense looks to have shaken the slump that has plagued them throughout the year. Ben Sheets looks to have gotten over his tight triceps. Mike Cameron played extremely well yesterday. I’m a happy Brewers fan right now.

  • Tom Haudricourt has a few quotations from Mike Cameron about his return yesterday. I don’t think Mike could have hand-crafted a better Brewers debut at the plate after the double and a run scored in the first inning.
  • Amy Nelson from ESPN seems to enjoy writing the human interest pieces for ESPN.com. She has a nice article about Mike Cameron and his lonely road back to the big leagues to start the 2008 season. It’s cliche, but Mike seems to have found a more profound respect for the game this season. I respect a man who can sit back and reflect a bit on his life. Professional baseball players get to play the game they love and make loads of money doing it. They have it pretty good. Mike now knows that and does not take the game for granted anymore. If only everyone could find that kind of humility and respect for what we have in our lives. The world would be a better place, that’s for sure.
  • Lost in Mike Cameron’s return yesterday was the return of Ben Sheets. He had a night he would like to forget, as he walked seven Cubs hitters. The Crew won the game, so that is of little importance. Everyone expected him to be a little rusty. The important thing is that he reported no pain in his right triceps after the game. I don’t know about this morning, but that was the best news of yesterday.
  • Ned Yost has vehemently defended Derrick Turnbow to fans and reporters alike. He has said that he has full confidence in Derrick even when fans were booing him off the field. Let’s be honest…it was getting a little annoying. Ned’s tone changed today, however. He says that he no longer has the confidence to send Derrick out in important situations until he can become more consistent. Ned’s right, it is a guessing game with Turnbow. He can be electric and dominating, but he can also be just terrible. Turnbow needs to prove a little something to the skipper to get in the game again.
  • The Brewer Nation wants to know what will happen when Joe Dillon is available to come up to the big league squad again. My response? Until the bullpen can see its workload diminish a bit, Joe will stay in the minors. We’ll revisit this question once it becomes relevant again. The Crew needs 13 pitchers right now.
  • SportsBubbler says that 3B Mat Gamel is the prospect of the week. Gamel has been absolutely mashing in Double-A Nashville. If he can get his defensive deficiencies figured out, he may be in a big league uniform sooner rather than later. With that said, it is a big “if.” Mat is pretty bad defensively.
  • Do you remember Greg Aquino? He couldn’t find the strike zone for the Brewers, and when he did, the baseball usually found its way out of the ballpark. It seems that the Baltimore Orioles have figured that out too. Baltimore DFA’d him today. It’s too bad. He has a great arm.
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30 04 2008
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30 04 2008
Adam

Just as an fyi Cnnsi.com just came out with an article saying Miller Park is the second best baseball stadium in America, pretty decent read.

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