Milwaukee Brewers: In the News (April 7)

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IApril 6, 2009

MARYVALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 19:  Jeff Suppan of the Milwaukee Brewers poses during photo day at the Brewers spring training complex on February 19, 2008 in Maryvale, Arizona.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Brewers News

The man, the myth, the mustache answers six burning questions surrounding the Brewers going into Tuesday's opening day.

—The Crew faces reigning NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum in Tuesday’s season opener (assuming there is a game, that is). The Crew has Timmy’s number, and they hope to keep it that way.

—Jeff Suppan will start for the Brewers. He’s not so good in San Francisco.

Here are the full lineups for Tuesday’s game.

There are still tickets available to Saturday and Sunday’s games against the Cubs.

—Former Brewer and UWM head baseball coach Jerry Augustine has joined the FSN Wisconsin team.

Brew Crew Ball tells us why the Crew comes into this season underrated. Good post.

Apparently we’ll be talking Jake Peavy trade until…well…he’s traded in July.

Some interesting Brewers predictions from the Daily Drink.

Minor Leagues

“Everything” you need to know about your Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

—Speaking of the T-Rats, here is their roster to open the year. Of course the highlight of the roster is Brett Lawrie. Can’t wait to see him Thursday night! P.S. Born in 1990 was Mr. Lawrie. Damn, I feel old.

—Former Brewers No. 1 pick Mike Jones was offered his release or to go back to Class A Brevard County. He chose the latter.

—Couldn’t get opening day tickets? Not sure which bar(s) to visit to watch the game? Here is your guide.

NL Central

—Not that it needs explaining, but Decider Milwaukee tells everyone why we hate the Cubs. Here’s a portion:

Their fans are the biggest dickholedouches in the majors

Are Cubs fans big a-holes, total dicks, or real douches? It’s a tough call, so let’s just combine all three into a properly descriptive epithet—dickholedouches. Several times a year the Cubs come to play at Miller Park and Cubs fans turn our beloved stadium into Wrigley Field North. Then there’s every other home game, which inevitably draws a handful of odious Cubbie backers who come just to cheer for whomever the Brewers happen to be playing. I understand why they come here—the tailgating is great, the ballpark is beautiful, and it’s super easy to get in and out of the parking lot. How do they repay us for being such good hosts? By holding their liquor like freshmen girls during Greek week. Thanks, pricks!

The Cubs had the highest payroll increase in all of baseball.

Cardinals lost to the Pirates.

Astros lost to the Cubs.

Reds lost to the Mets.

Other News

Deadspin has the worst ceremonial first pitches of all time.

—More from Deadspin. This time regarding Jose Canseco.

Canseco believes Manny Ramirez tested positive for steroids in 2003.