Dick Steinberg has resided in the city of Brookfield for 35 years. He served 34 years as municipal judge and has been an attorney for 50 years. He enjoys tennis, golf, biking and creative writing, which includes legal issues, sports, government and people.
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The headline "Storm Brewing" and the awful creative picture of Brewer manager, Ken Macha, in a rowboat in shark infested waters is an example of amateur journalism.
Baseball history in Milwaukee/Wisconsin is etched in stone about the Milwaukee Braves (World Series champions and Yankee killers) leaving for Atlanta because, in part, the the press was overly critical of the team.
We are not even at the All-Star break and the press will have you believe that our team has caved in.
Certainly, both players and management should avoid making statements to the press that reflect badly on the organization and the team. This goes for all those involved. In my opinion, there is no gag rule in a player's contract and no player is deprived of his 1st amendment rights. Of course, using good judgment when dealing with the press is the way to go.
Baseball history has seen Hall of Fame players like, Ted Williams, Dizzy Dean and Ty Cobb, to mention a few, who were quite vocal and not shy about speaking their mind. The great Babe Ruth rarely spoke to the great Lou Gehrig, the quiet hero, but this did not stop the 1927 Yankees now rated as the best team ever.
The solution is very simple. Just weather the storm and keep playing ball and the people will come.
Both management and players have a job to do. It is too early in the season to judge their performances.