Monday, November 12, 2012
Free-agent relief pitcher returns to court Dec. 13 on charges that he beat his fiancee.
Former Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez pleaded not guilty Monday morning to disorderly conduct after police say he beat his fiancee Sept. 18 after getting into an argument because she believed he was cheating on her, according to court documents. Rodriguez, 30, of Coral Springs, FL, faces up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines if convicted of the misdemeanor. He returns to court Dec. 13 for a hearing. It's the second time since 2010 he has been charged in an episode of domestic violence. West Islip NY Patch reported that he was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment in 2010 after striking his father-in-law in the face. The former New York Mets closer joined the Brewers in…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Rodriguez, 30, is accused of beating his fiancé inside a Wales home after she accused him of cheating on her.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Petrie
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Note: This story was updated at 2:20 p.m Thursday to reflect amended charges. Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez has been charged with disorderly conduct after police say he beat his fiancé after getting into an argument because she believed he was cheating on her. Rodriguez, 30, of Coral Springs, FL, was initally charged Wendesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with one count of battery domestic abuse, a misdemeanor. On Thursday, the complaint was amended to disorderly conduct-domestic abuse, also a misdemeanor. It's the second time since 2010 he has been charged in an episode of domestic violence. West Islip NY Patch reported that he was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and second-degree …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Green Bay Packer and Milwaukee Brewer holding food drive in conjunction with the opening of their new restaurant in Brookfield.
Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Braun are teaming up with the Hunger Task Force at their new restaurant, according to a news release from the SURG Restaurant Group. The food drive is being held in conjunction with the opening of the athletes’ restaurant in Brookfield, 8-twelve. The restaurant quietly opened earlier this month in the Town of Brookfield at 17800 W. Bluemound Rd., in the former Charro pan-Latin restaurant. Anyone who donates food between July 13 and July 23 will be entered to win a prize that includes two autographed jerseys, the use of Braun’s suite for a Brewers’ game, a 50-inch TV and an invitation for two people to attend the 8-twelve grand opening. “Hunger Task Force is excited to have the support of Wisconsin’s two reigning MVPs…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
In a surprise announcement on Facebook, 8-twelve said it was opening for dinner July 5 and taking no reservations its first weekend.
Batter up: the grill is open. 8-twelve MVP Bar & Grill, the partnership between Brewers left-fielder Ryan Braun and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, announced its opening Thursday, just minutes before it said the doors would open at 4 p.m. The restaurant with the name taken from the MVP's jersey numbers (Braun’s eight and Rodgers’ 12), is located at 17800 W. Bluemound Rd., in the former Charro pan-Latin restaurant, in the Town of Brookfield. "We wanted to let our online friends be the first to know, we will open for dinner tonight at 5pm," the restaurant unveiled on its Facebook page. "We will be taking walk-ins only throughout the weekend. Check http://www.8-twelve.com/ for our menu & more information" Omar Surg, co-owner and president of SURG …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Open job interviews will be held Thursday through Saturday at the former Charro restaurant — soon to be 8-twelve, the joint venture of MVPs Ryan Braun and Aaron Rodgers.
A possible perk of the job? Meeting Ryan Braun and Aaron Rodgers. 8-twelve, the restaurant venture of the two MVPs, is holding open job interviews this week to hire bartenders, servers, hosts, bussers, line cooks, dishwashers and prep cooks. Interviews (bring resumes) will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the restaurant site, 17800 W. Bluemound Rd., Town of Brookfield, formerly Charro. The restaurant, slated to open in June, is the second Braun-SURG Restaurant Group partnership and the first for Rodgers. Braun partnered with SURG on Graffito on Water Street in Milwaukee. 8-twelve will feature American fare, including burgers, steak and other grilled food. JSOnline.com dining critic Carol Deptolla said…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The former Major League All-Star was at PyraMax Bank courtesy of Greenfield Patch, and talked about his Open Arms charity.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- David Cotey
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Davey Nelson lights up when he talks about stealing home eight times in his career, including second, third and home in the same inning. He still cringes when he talks about a collision with an outfielder that left Nelson with a fractured jaw and an injured ankle that cost the former Milwaukee Brewers coach a majority of the 1974 and 1975 seasons. He quickly recalls Hall of Famer George Brett as the best player he’s ever played with and Hal McRae as the best teammate he ever had, and recounts with angst being pinch-hit for during his only career All-Star Game in 1973. But for the FS Wisconsin analyst who spent 10 years as a big-league player, baseball just might rank second on Nelson’s list of things he’s most passionate about. Get him …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Popular athletes will open a restaurant called 8*twelve in June in the former Charro building on Bluemound Road. The MVPs plan to stop in for announced and spontaneous visits.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun are taking on a new venture and this time it is not on the field. It’s in the kitchen. Braun and Rodgers are opening a new restaurant, 8*twelve in Brookfield this month, SURG Restaurant Group announced Monday. Braun’s jersey number is eight and Rodgers’ jersey number is 12. The new restaurant will be located at 17800 W. Bluemound Rd., in the former Charro pan-Latin restaurant. Opening is planned for June. And — to the joy of fans — both players plan to stop by the Brookfield site for scheduled and unscheduled visits. The menu will include American fare, burgers, steak and other grilled food. The venture will be the second Braun-SURG partnership and the …
Friday, April 6, 2012
The long-awaited Major League Baseball season is here.
It’s game day in Milwaukee. The long-awaited baseball season at Miller Park begins at 3:10 p.m. today with fans tailgating in the parking lot, playing catch with their kids and enjoying a good game. With the Milwaukee Brewers’ playoff run last season, fans’ hopes are high as the season begins with a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. If you are at the game, take a few pictures of you and your pals tailgating or having a great time in the game. Be sure to upload them to our photo gallery to share your fanhood pictures with others throughout southeastern Wisconsin. While you are at it, take our Patch Poll about who will win the big game. Voting ends at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
John Axford, Corey Hart and Jonathan Lucroy plan signings.
Baseball season is rapidly approaching and Opening Day for the Milwaukee Brewers is a month away. The folks at Waukesha Sportscards see that the team will soon return from training camp in Phoenix. The business is holding a special signing with three Brewers. John Axford and Corey Hart plan to sign from 11 a.m. to noon April 21. Tickets to see Axford begin at $15 and tickets to see Hart begin at $10. If tickets for Axford are purchased by March 31, the price is 10 percent off. Additionally, Jonathan Lucroy will sign from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 10. Tickets begin at $10 and are 10 percent off if purchased by March 31.
Monday, October 10, 2011
It's been a great run, but will a cleated shoe soon fall?
You can tell a Wisconsin sports fan by the change that's taken place over the last nine months. He smiles a lot. Refuses to change habits (or clothes). Hugs strangers. Reacts to fixing a leaky faucet by either a) giving himself a championship belt, or b) going into "Beast Mode." The last month has seen the bandwagon only pick up speed. The Brewers captured the division, the National League Division Series and Game 1 of the NL Championshp Series. The Packers won a Super Bowl in February, the sixth of an 11-game win streak that continued Sunday night. The Wisconsin Badgers football team is also unbeaten and a contender for the national title. And oh, yes, the Milwaukee Wave won their fifth league championship back in the spring and the …