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This morning, for the first time, we can officially start the countdown: The Brewers unveiled their spring training schedule on Tuesday and we now know that we’re exactly 100 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park on February 20.
This season the Brewers open spring play with an exhibition game with UW-Milwaukee in Maryvale on March 4. It will be the first-ever meeting between the team and the university, and the first time the Brewers have faced a collegiate team during spring training since 1983. That game will be the first of 31 in 32 days for the Brewers next spring, as they have two scheduled off days on March 16 and 30 and just one scheduled split-squad doubleheader, on March 15 against the Athletics and Diamondbacks. They’ll play three road night games, but as usual all of their scheduled contests in Maryvale will take place during the day.
The 2015 season will be Ron Roenicke’s fifth at the helm of the Brewers, and he’s already the fifth-longest tenured manager in franchise history. This week the BBWAA announced that Roenicke finished seventh in the balloting for their National League Manager of the Year Award, having been listed in second place on one of the 30 ballots. The lone writer to list Roenicke was Chris Jenkins of the San Diego Union Tribune.
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