Phoenix

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Perfect fit: Brewers players grasping MLB trend of glove customization

Published March 21, 2018

Glove modification is a relatively new trend in Major League Baseball, with players taking advantage of more innovative technology in a highly customizable world. For Brewers players, sizing, comfort and inscriptions are the most important ways to personalize a glove.

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Milwaukee Talks: Brewers relief pitcher and semi-amateur comedian Tim Dillard

Published March 14, 2017

Tim Dillard has spent most of his 15-year baseball career in the minor leagues. At 33, the relief pitcher is participating in Brewers Spring Training with little chance of making the big-league club, but still plenty of effort, optimism, wisdom and hilarity. We spoke to him recently in Phoenix.

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Ball two: When wiffle ball goes way wrong (video)

Published March 10, 2017

To truly understand a life-changing moment, we must first answer the questions that brought us there, compelling the specific chain of incredible events. What were we doing on that wiffle ball field? Why was I standing there? And how long has Carolynn wanted to hurt me?

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All smiles in the sun, Braun set for spring debut

Published March 10, 2017

Ryan Braun is finally going to make his spring debut today as the Brewers host the White Sox in a split-squad game at Maryvale Baseball Park. The veteran holdover will start in left field, hit third in the lineup and is expected to get a couple of at-bats.

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Former Lowe's building at Midtown Center sold to Milwaukee firm

Published July 7, 2016

The former Lowe's building located north of Milwaukee's Midtown Center, 5800 W. Hope St., has been acquired by Phoenix Midtown, LLC. The 134,000-square foot structure has been vacant since the Lowe's store closed five years ago.

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401 Building in Downtown sold

Published Sept. 28, 2015

An affiliate of Phoenix Investors, LLC (Phoenix) has purchased the office office building located at 401 E. Kilbourn Ave. (401 Building), in Downtown Milwaukee from D&K Management LLC.

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"Phoenix" is a "Vertigo"-riffing psychological slow burn that soars

Published Aug. 23, 2015

If you're planning on riffing off of one of Hollywood's greatest director's greatest movies, you better know what you're doing. Luckily, the man behind "Phoenix" is the extremely talented German director Christian Petzold, who smartly takes a touch of Hitchcock and twists it into an impressive project all of his own, a brilliantly crafted modern post-war noir carefully cloaked in mystery that slowly but satisfyingly burns to a quiet fireworks display of a finale.

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17 striking Milwaukee murals

Published April 16, 2015

Milwaukee is a mural-iffic city featuring murals of all sizes in many different parts of the city. Some do a better job incorporating the architectural elements of the given space than others, but all of them are colorful and conspicuous.

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7 less obvious reasons I love Brewers Spring Training

Published March 19, 2015

My 18th annual Brewers Spring Training trip is now complete, and I'm back in chilly Milwaukee, which actually feels a little better after a few days under the beating hot sun of the desert. This trip was a good one. A really good one. New experiences, old friends and lots and lots of baseball. But you probably know about all that if you read my blog entries this week.