Tim Gutowski

Sports shots columnist Tim Gutowski was born in a hospital in West Allis and his sporting heart never really left. He grew up in a tiny town 30 miles west of the city named Genesee and was in attendance at County Stadium the day the Brewers clinched the 1981 second-half AL East crown. I bet you can't say that.

Though Tim moved away from Wisconsin (to Iowa and eventually the suburbs of Chicago) as a 10-year-old, he eventually found his way back to Milwaukee. He remembers fondly the pre-Web days of listenting to static-filled Brewers games on AM 620 and crying after repeated Bears' victories over the Packers.

Recent Articles
 Sports - October 1, 2008
 Brewers success validates my sanity ... for now
 I'm Tim Gutowski. You may remember me from such columns as "Davey Lopes: The next Joe Torre?" and "With Jimmy Haynes atop rotation, Crew sure to go far." Yes, it's been awhile, but I'm returning from my columnist emeritus status to share in the joy of the Brewers wild card season.
 Sports - August 15, 2006
 Brewers, Bucks, Badgers: Notes from a sports fan
 Whether it's because of the heat, the training camps or the tightening wild-card standings, the sports columnist's mind tends to wander in August. So sit back, have a cold drink and contemplate the following.
 Sports - August 8, 2006
 Help wanted: Playmakers. Apply at 1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay
 Successful teams in the National Football League have players who can produce during critical moments. Here is a look at some Packers players who could possibly fit that description this season.
 Sports - August 1, 2006
 New Crew review: a look at the new guys
 In just a few days, the Brewers managed to shuffle almost 20 percent of their roster. So who are these guys anyway? We take a closer look at the newest Brewers.
 Sports - July 25, 2006
 Though unlikely, Brewers' playoff run isn't inconceivable
 By most realistic measures, the Brewers' 2006 playoff chances are practically non-existent. But in a talent-bare National League wild-card race, Ned Yost抯 club still has a puncher抯 chance.
 Sports - July 18, 2006
 3 reasons why Brewers' hitters struggle: Strike 1, Strike 2, Strike 3
 General manager Doug Melvin and manager Ned Yost would like their offense to be more consistent. Putting the ball in play more often would be a good start. The team leads the majors in strikeouts.
 Sports - July 13, 2006
 What will it take for soccer to become the All-American game?
 Except for its final act, the 2006 World Cup lived up to the hype. But as for the United States, don抰 expect any international success until mindsets change and an investment is made.
 Sports - July 6, 2006
 The best and worst Wisconsin sports logos
 In all, our local sporting logo crop is pretty strong, with some lousy ones tossed in every decade or so for good measure. Here are some of the best and worst.
 Sports - June 27, 2006
 Sizing up the NL races as the season's midpoint nears
 The season reaches the statistical midway point this Friday for the Brewers, who remain on the fringes of the wild-card race. We take a look at some possible scenarios for the second half.
 Sports - June 20, 2006
 Is Bill Hall an All-Star?
 Considering Bill Hall didn抰 have an everyday position when the season started, it抯 odd to consider him an All-Star. But his power numbers suggest he抯 not too far away.

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