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Congratulations to jarlbartar, first winner in the Brew Crew Ball Sweepstakes

For much of the season I've been telling you to play Pick 6 and Prognostikeggers daily to win entries into the first ever Brew Crew Ball Sweepstakes. Lots of you have entered and as of this morning 178 names were dropped into the hat. Our first winner is jarlbartar, who I've contacted via email (go check your email, jarlbartar). As such, jarlbartar will get first pick from the BCB Prize Pool. There are 20 items in the pool: 1. Four Terrace Reserved tickets to the Brewers' game against the Padres on Tuesday, October 2 2. A copy of the DVD "The Next Step," which the Brewers put together to commemorate the 2011 playoff run. (three of these available) 3. One of the rally towels the Brewers gave away during the stretch run in 2011. 4. A copy of Tommy Lasorda's book "I Live For This!" 5. A copy of Derek Zumsteg's book "The Cheater's Guide To Baseball" 6. A copy of Roger Angell's book "Game Time: A Baseball Companion" 7. A copy of Bob Costas' book "Fair Ball: A Fan's Case For Baseball" 8. A copy of Michael J. Schell's book "Baseball's All-Time Best Sluggers" 9. A copy of Peter Handrinos' book "The Funniest Baseball Book Ever" 10. A copy of Roger Angell's book "Five Seasons" 11. A copy of Scott Gray's book "The Mind of Bill James" 12. A copy of Tom Haudricourt's book "Brewers Essential" 13. A copy of Eric Bronson's book "Baseball and Philosophy" 14. A copy of Jonah Keri's book "The Extra 2%" 15. A copy of the Brewers' 2001 media guide. 16. A CC Sabathia bobblehead given away on August 29, 2010. 17. A Khris Davis Wisconsin Timber Rattlers bobblehead 18. A Jake Odorizzi Wisconsin Timber Rattlers bobblehead We'll be giving away items periodically over the next few weeks, until either the pool or our collection of potential winners is exhausted. We're still accepting new entries into the drawing, so go win yours by playing Pick 6 and Prognostikeggers today!

Hear Me At 6 On The Sports Den (Wausau)

I'll be making my weekly appearance on The Sports Den with Downtown Ollie Burrows on SportsFan 100.5 in Wausau at 6 pm tonight.

McClung Released

via McCalvy. Making room for Thornburg. Not that he was ever going to see the majors again, but it was fun keeping our jokes alive.

Thornburg optioned back to AAA

RP Tyler Thornburg has been optioned to AAA Nashville, per Mike Vassallo. Corresponding move not announced yet.

George Kottaras traded to Athletics, says Jon Heyman.

Fox's John Morosi with the scoop. EDIT:Official announcement may be pushed to tomorrow; the Athletics have another move pending. "#Brewers trade of C George Kottaras to Oakland might not be announced tonight. Apparently waiting for A's to do another move first.— Tom (@Haudricourt) July 28, 2012"

Brewers DFA Kottaras, Option Bianchi to AAA

Per TH. Edit: One of the corresponding moves is Lucroy's activation from the DL. The other is Jim Henderson's callup from AAA. - Cheeseandcorn

Jim Henderson, Reliever from Nashville, Called Up

Via Twitter, Jsonline Writer Tom Haudricourt found out Jim Henderson is on his way to Milwaukee. The reliever has a boatload of saves for Nashville. No corresponding roster move has been announced yet. Edit by JP: TH also posted the following stats on Jim Henderson: 1.69 ERA, 15 SV. The Brewers have a 40-man spot available so they do not need to clear one for him. A corresponding move from the 25-man roster will be needed. Also cleaned up the title a little.

Brewers Awarded Competitive Balance Draft Pick

They'll get the fifth pick in "Comp. Round B," which is between the second and third rounds.

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