Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Milwaukee Brewers Hunt for Manager Continues

Doug Melvin is working on a second round of interviews with potential Milwaukee Brewers managers. Pat Listach is out. Bob Melvin and Joey Cora are still in. If there are any others in the running, we may not know it until someone sees them pull up to the Miller Park offices. Melvin is keeping this close to the vest so far.

Pat Listach felt that his interview went very well, but something told Melvin to keep looking. His two hour meeting on October 20 covered topics down to the granular level. Listach may find work for another team. As of today, Ron Roenicke is still in the running, but we don't think he is Melvin's first pick.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Brewers Make the First Move to Keep Fans Happy | Ticket Prices Frozen

Brewers ticket prices
It makes sense to freeze the current Brewers ticket prices. The team is in no position to ask for more from the fans. The payroll lands somewhere in the middle of all MLB teams, and we're still struggling through a crappy economy. The per game average for attendance has dropped a bit, and that is also a concern. Prices will once again range from $8 to $50, depending on location.

Getting the team back to the playoffs will certainly raise attendance. It did in 2008, and there was spillover into 2009. As we get further from that playoff appearance, the fans tend to look to other forms of entertainment.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ken Macha Gone and the Search Begins

Ken Macha was a "numbers" guy. He lived and died by the numbers, averages, stats. If that is true, then he knew he was on his way out as the Brewers manager. Heck, they helped him pack. Who will manage this team without pitching?