11.05.2018: Some early stat projections for 2019, plus a chat about the 1957 Braves with Bob Buege and 1982 Brewers with Jim Gantner
Journal Sentinel writer Curt Hogg offers some early projections for the 2019 Brewers season and breaks down some key takeaways. Should we expect regression from Christian Yelich? Where can the Brewers best upgrade? Is Jesus Aguilar's power for real? Which player might surprise you as one who projects very well in 2019?
Then, host JR Radcliffe chats with Bob Buege (32:00), president of the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association and an author of books about the team. He discusses what the town was like during the Braves' 1957 World Series triumph and near misses in 1958 and '59. And what caused the events that came next, the decline of franchise popularity and its relocation to Atlanta?
Finally, JR chats with former Brewers second baseman Jim Gantner (52:00) about the 1982 team that won the American League pennant. What did World Series fever in Milwaukee look like at that time?
Music intro: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music. Sound effect: WALLA Ballpark Cheer William Tell Overture Organ by AshFox on freesound.org.