Brewers spring training guide, 2015

Published March 4, 2015

When Brewers fans talk to me about Spring Training, I always see the same look in their eyes. "I've always wanted to do that," they say wistfully, like Arizona exists in some far-away land, where you sit right next to the field and talk to the players in between in innings. Well, actually, most of that's true. Except for the far-away land part.


"Working" media, Arizona style

Published March 18, 2013

It's hard to call this spring training trip work. It definitely is, because as I do every year, I strive to take our readers along for the ride. Inevitably, when I tell people I come to Arizona, they always say, with a glint in their eyes, "I've always wanted to do that!" And I always tell them that they should.


2013 Brewers Spring Training guide

Published Feb. 28, 2013

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.


Slowing down and savoring Spring Training

Published March 19, 2011

It struck me on the way back from the Brewers-Rockies game at stunning Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, somewhere along the route as we drove through the scenic foothills community of Paradise Valley. I may be starting to take this trip for granted.


A Phoenix foodie adventure

Published March 18, 2011

Over the last 14 years, I've come to know the Phoenix area as almost a second home. I've eaten at everything from corner taco stands to the finest area restaurants, but I'd never call myself a foodie. One OnMilwaukee.com reader, however, has experienced a different type of Phoenix dining adventure.


Tanned, baseball watched: spring training mission accomplished

Published March 22, 2010

Sunday and Monday consisted of one more Brewers game, a nap, some excellent sushi and a nightcap at a cool bar. The biggest fireworks were at the airport this morning, as TSA shut down the terminal, screaming "bravo" because someone presumably skipped through the security line.


The spring training cycle begins anew

Published March 19, 2010

You'd think after 12 consecutive years of following the Brewers to spring training in Arizona that I wouldn't be absolutely giddy to be here, every second of every day that I'm awake. But you'd be wrong.


Wright's final design blends desert form, function

Published April 18, 2006

Wisconsin's most renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed buildings all over the world. But the last project Wright designed before he died in 1959 probably wouldn't be standing today if it was built in its intended location -- as an opera house in Baghdad, Iraq.