Friday's Frosty Mug: Brewers undefeated

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

A short drink of news around yesterday's Brewers game and more in today's late morning Mug.

Kyle, as said yesterday, is off in Arizona enjoying spring training (more to the point, he's enjoying spring, lucky dog) so I'll be preparing the Mug today. I haven't done one since Google Reader closed. It's harder than I thought.

The Brewers kicked off the 2014 Cactus League season with a bang yesterday, defeating the A's 11-3. Fred has the recap, in case you missed it. There were four home runs in this game, a game that also featured three of the potential first base candidates in the starting lineup (obviously all not at first base) and three other first basemen filling in later, only one at first base. In related news, Tommy Milone still has a fly ball problem.

Camp news:
Adam McCalvy's notebook from yesterday evening includes items about the rotation, Segura batting leadoff, and a potential rainout on Saturday.
The Arizona State students working for the J-S this spring followed Brewers fans to Phoenix Municipal Stadium for yesterday's game.

Over at Disciples of Uecker, Curt Hogg has three reactions to yesterday's opener.

David Wright has won that ridiculous Face of MLB contest, which means everyone's Twitter feeds can calm down. I didn't realize just how many A's people I followed until this week. Someone was even tweeting "vote for Sogard" stuff in French. Also, MLB, next time don't end a contest involving silly votes and AL West players at 5 AM Pacific time.

Tis the season for broken pitchers: The Mariners' Taijuan Walker has been shut down for a week due to shoulder inflammation.

Today in former Brewers: CC Sabathia is making Best Shape of His Life news, but hasn't pitched in a game yet.

Transactions around baseball:
Athletics: Obtain infielder Jake Elmore from the White Sox for cash and designate infielder Andy Parrino for assignment.
Orioles: Release pitcher Chris Jones.

Via the B-R Birthday page, today's Brewers (sort of) birthdays:
2010 Nashville Sound Trent Oeltjen turns 31.
1977-79 Brewer Jim Wohlford turns 63.

Wohlford's 5th on Plunk Everyone's list of most-hit batters born on February 28th.

Have you noticed that ordinary wall art is better when you add Futurama references?

Drink up.

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