Adam Wieser | Disciples of Uecker - Part 8

Disciples of Uecker

We'd like to go to the Playoffs, that would be cool.

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Failing First

By on June 7, 2013

Failing First

One third of the 2013 season is finished for the Milwaukee Brewers. Prior to Thursday’s game, the Brewers had managed to go 22-36 for a .379 winning percentage. Only the Houston Astros (22-38, .367 WP) and the Miami Marlins (16-44, .267 WP) have fared worse… [More]

Bad Baseball, Ball Four, and the Birth of the Brewers

Friday night’s win in Philadelphia kept the Brewers from entering the record book as having the worst monthly record in the history of the organization.  Instead, after finishing May 6-22 (a winning percentage of .214), the Brewers simply slunk into infamy beside the 1969 Seattle… [More]

Could Carlos Gomez go 40-40?

In baseball’s modern era, the creation of the American League in 1901, there have been 236 no-hitters and 21 perfect games. 65 times pitchers have struck out four players in one inning, and 50 times pitchers have stuck out the side using the minimum of… [More]

Quarter Season Crisis

By on May 20, 2013

Quarter Season Crisis

.215/.276/.339 Traditional baseball fans know that this slash line is not a particularly good one. All three stats (batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage) are below the current league average. .615 OPS /.271 wOBA /68 wRC+ Fans of baseball’s advanced metrics (Sabermetricians, statheads, Saberheads, nerds, number crunchers,… [More]

The Brewers’ Central Problem

I don’t need to tell you that it’s bad for the Brewers, right now. Their team ERA is 4.55, worst in the National League. Prior to Thursday’s game, the Brewers’ high-powered offense was only hitting .243 with runners in scoring position, which is lower than… [More]

Saturn Nuts or Scary Stats?

On Sunday morning, I did something out of the ordinary and slept in. I walked my dogs then double-checked that everything was good to go with my fantasy baseball line-up. That’s when I saw that the Brewers game had started and the Crew was already… [More]

Where do NL Central Teams Stash their Cash?

Earlier this week, the folks at the LA Times put together a pretty sweet, interactive tool that can compare where each MLB team has spent its payroll for the 2013 season. I highly, highly recommend that you check it out. I find the disparity of… [More]

Miller Park’s Foul Ball Wall of Fame

It was the second inning of Friday’s game between the Brewers and Cardinals. Carlos Gomez stepped to the plate as the NL leader in batting average. After going 6-for-37 (.162 AVG) through the first nine games of the season, Gomez had gone on a tear…. [More]

Fan Passion and Expecting Ax-cellence

According to ESPN radio personality Colin Cowherd, baseball will always be a dominant sport in the cities of the Northeast – New York, Boston, Philadelphia. Each city not only has a long baseball tradition but also an extremely vocal sports media and fan base. If… [More]

Rob Deer, Ryan Braun, and Three True Outcomes

My parents’ basement in Wisconsin still holds many treasures. Somewhere, amidst the family heirlooms and layers of dust, is a cherished childhood photo of my brother and me next to Rob Deer. It was taken on one of those glorious days at County Stadium when,… [More]