Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ryan Bruan Hits Home Run Number 40 in 2012

Ryan Braun Home Run
Ryan Braun hit his fortieth homerun on the season Sunday night against the Mets, one of two impressive milestones the Brewers star outfielder managed during the game. Last year’s MVP also joined just six other Brewers players, past-and-present, to reach the career 200-homerun mark. Robin Yount, Geoff Jenkins, Cecil Cooper, Gorman Thomas, and, most recently, Prince Fielder are the others to have reached that number, though Braun set a new standard by slugging his two-hundredth in 867 games, the fastest of any Brewer ever.
Ryan Howard holds the title for the fastest currently active professional baseball player to reach the 200-mark, hitting his record-setting long-ball in just 658 games. Braun, meanwhile, is just four names behind Howard in the list, placing fifth only to him, Albert Pujols, Adam Dunn, and Alex Rodriguez.

Braun Working Towards Brewers Record

At twenty-eight years-young, Braun is on pace to overtake Yount for most career homeruns in franchise history. The now retired Hall of Famer hit another fifty whoppers after reaching 200, setting down the bat at an impressive 250. Currently tied for sixth, and likely to be much beyond that by the end of October, Braun should snap the long-standing number within a couple of years.
Braun’s teammates and manager praised the outfielder for his accomplishments, though they were careful to mention his other exploits as well. Third-basemen Aramis Ramirez called Braun the best player he has ever been on the field with, while manager Ron Roenicke said that his contributions for the team go far-and-beyond his time at bat. The second year manager told reporters that Braun had the entire package, able to hit, run, and play outstanding defense. Roenicke said that he expects great things for the youngster, especially since he is guaranteed to be in Milwaukee through the next decade.
Braun himself remained humble about the feat, acknowledging that it is much better to appreciate the accomplishment when it comes along with a win for his team, and when it brings them another game closer to a wild card spot in the post-season.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fall Events In Milwaukee | The Best Time To Head East to the Lakefront

Center Street Dayz 2012
It may be September in Milwaukee, but fall can be the best time to head to the east side or lakefront.  The festivals, and outdoor events are starting to taper off, but that doesn't mean that it's over for 2012. Here are three great options to consider, when looking for something to do this weekend.

The WMSE Backyard BBQ is set for this Saturday at Cathedral Square.  There will be a handful of great bands performing live. Trapper Schoepp and The Shades will be one of four bands on the bill. This event won't feature dozens of merchandise booths, and corporate sponsored wine tents.  It's all about the music.  Don't get me wrong. There will be a few food vendors and a handful of booths that will be promoting all the best local entertainment options. All the proceeds from the beverage sales will go to WMSE radio, and that's a good thing.

Center Street Dayz 2012

Do you want to go to a mellower, more gritty version of Locust Street Days?  That would be Center Street Dayz 2012. Avoid the massive crowds of Locust Street, and take an hour to walk around Center Street Dayz. There will be three or four stages, food vendors, and the usual tents filled with jewelry etc. The crowds are thinner (and a bit more youthful,) on this final summer weekend. Dr. Chow is headlining the event, and hit the stage around 6:30pm.  Be sure to stop at Fuel for an espresso, or a high flying "Speedball" coffee drink.

Milwaukee Art Museum Final Weekend for Posters of Paris

This is the final weekend to catch the Posters of Paris show at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Some of the best that Paris has to offer is on display for all to see. Check out the poster masters of the late 1800's and early 1900's. Paris was awash with artistry back then, and it's on full display on Milwaukee's lakefront.  Be sure to walk the grounds around the museum.  It's the best way to check out the dozens of newly married couples that use the Calatrava building as their background. Milwaukee has plenty to offer those entertainment starved city dwellers.  Just go out there and get busy!