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Concession Speech: 2012 Milwaukee Brewers

Concession Speech: 2012 Milwaukee Brewers

yahoo.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
With the regular season over, many teams are facing an offseason filled with golf rounds and hot-stove strategy. But we're not going to let them get off that easy. No sir. No way. In an attempt to bring some closure between franchise and follower, we're…
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  • Cubs help present grants and scholarships

    Cubs help present grants and scholarships

    MLB.com Oct 4, 2012
    Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations, helped present grants and scholarships to a Chicago-area student and Christopher House during a ceremony at Wrigley Field this week.
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  • Hoyer gets new assistant GM in Rehman

    Hoyer gets new assistant GM in Rehman

    MLB.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Cubs promoted Shiraz Rehman to assistant general manager, reporting to GM Jed Hoyer, on Thursday.
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  • Five keys for Giants in postseason

    Five keys for Giants in postseason

    MLB.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Giants lost four of the seven regular-season games they played against their National League Division Series opponent, the Cincinnati Reds. But Cincinnati will face a very different San Francisco ballclub.
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  • Epstein remains excited about Cubs' future

    Epstein remains excited about Cubs' future

    MLB.com ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    The 2012 season was obviously a disappointment in terms of the final record, but Theo Epstein said he was encouraged by how the Cubs established a better culture, as well as some of the team's additions.
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  • N.L. Wild Card Preview: Braves' Streak Meets Cardinals' Stubbor…

    N.L. Wild Card Preview: Braves' Streak Meets Cardinals' Stubbornness

    nytimes.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Braves hope Kris Medlen's winning streak lasts at least one more game: the National League wild card matchup against St. Louis.
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  • Braves to start Ross over McCann vs. Cardinals

    Braves to start Ross over McCann vs. Cardinals

    ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Atlanta Braves will start backup catcher David Ross instead of six-time All-Star Brian McCann for Friday's National League wild-card game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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  • Dedicated Brewers fan attends all 162 games

    Dedicated Brewers fan attends all 162 games

    yahoo.com Oct 4, 2012
    Raise your steins and beer mugs, because Ben Rouse has made it. The Milwaukee Brewers fan from Madison, Wis., attended every single game played by his favorite team this season, completing his journey at  Miller Park on Wednesday. We're not just talking…
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  • Berkman receives ovation from Cardinals faithful

    Berkman receives ovation from Cardinals faithful

    MLB.com Oct 4, 2012
    Unless he makes an unexpected appearance on a postseason roster, Lance Berkman's career in St. Louis is likely over. He received a standing ovation Wednesday in the seventh inning for his pinch-hit appearance.
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  • Carlos Corporán’s face-plant slide signals end of worst Astros…

    Carlos Corporán’s face-plant slide signals end of worst Astros season ever (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 4, 2012
    Kids today don't understand, but the Houston Astros used to be a sound franchise. They used to have great players. They used to win games. They even went to the World Series once. Any more, the Astros are bottom-dwellers, hopefully heading toward an upt…
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