If you've ever been on the fence about making the trip to the Phoenix area to watch the Brewers tune up for the upcoming baseball season, consider this: the 2013 Spring Training campaign is your first opportunity to watch this year's Crew in action. Here's a comprehensive guide.
"Now the children try to find it / And they can't believe their eyes." Frank Sinatra wasn't singing about Compadre Stadium, but he certainly could have been. After all, the Milwaukee Brewers former spring training home today is a far cry from its glory days, now 15 years removed from when it last played host to a baseball game.
The Brewers lease at Maryvale Baseball Park is up after this year. Depending on your perspective that could be good news or it could be bad news. The good news is that the Brewers could demand something bigger, better or flashier. The bad news is that they could easily get everything they need and continue playing in a bad neighborhood.
Today, Southwest Airlines announced that it has become the official airline sponsor of the Milwaukee Brewers. To celebrate, Southwest launched the "Brewers Spring Away Sweepstakes," which gives fans an chance to win a three-night trip for two to see the Brewers at Spring Training in Phoenix.
The Brewers play their first Cactus League game on Feb. 28.
The Brewers have conducted spring training at Maryvale Baseball Park since 1998 and have been in Arizona since they came into existence. That could change, however. The club's lease with the city of Phoenix expires at the end of spring training in 2012 and other towns in Arizona and Florida could come calling.
Spring training is less than a month away so it's time to start thinking baseball. Got a question about the 2010 Brewers? Ask our Brewers insiders during a live chat this afternoon.
The e-mails come in like clockwork, starting with a trickle just before Super Bowl Sunday and intensifying as St. Patrick's Day approaches. OnMilwaukee.com readers ask "What are some things I should do when I'm down there? Especially away from the ballpark ..." Here are some answers.
Earlier today, OnMilwaukee.com publisher Andy Tarnoff posted a comprehensive guide to spring training in Phoenix. Here is another collection of tips, gleaned over nearly 15 years of Cactus League visits.
There's nothing funny about snow in March. But if you planned ahead, you can have the last laugh this month at Brewers Spring Training in Phoenix. Airfares to Arizona were particularly high this year from Milwaukee, but we promise: once you get there, you won't regret it.
The Brewers open Cactus League play with a game against Oakland this afternoon at Maryvale Baseball Park.
No matter how cold and crummy the weather in Wisconsin, the Brewers' Cactus League opener is a sure sign of spring. That happens today, when the Oakland A's visit Maryvale Baseball Park.
It sounds like a law firm, but the partnership formed by J.J. Hardy, Corey Hart and David Krynzel is on the baseball diamond and could have a profound impact on the Brewers' future. Read about it in this Brew Crew Review version of Sports Buzz.
Neither Brady Clark nor Mike Adams was drafted, but both could play key roles for the Brewers this season. Read about them, Cactus League notes and the weekend sports in this Brew Crew Review edition of the Sports Buzz.