I totally slept on yesterday’s story from Vincent Bonsignore in the DailyNews about the San Fernando Valley Brewers of Milwaukee.
Featuring Valley studs Ryan Braun (Granada Hills High School), Randy Wolf (El Camino Real), Gregg Zaun (St. Francis), Jeff Suppan (Crespi) as well as role players Kameron Loe (Granada HIlls) and Marco Estrada (Sylmar), it seems that franchise owner Mark Attansio (Los Angeles investment banker) is doing his best to bring pieces of L.A. to Wisconsin.
From the sneakily wonderful Jerry Crowe in today’s L.A. Times:
Some might call the Milwaukee Brewers the Southland Brewers, what with the addition of Woodland Hills El Camino Real graduate Randy Wolf to a roster that already included Jeff Suppan (from Encino Crespi), Ryan Braun (Granada Hills High), Gregg Zaun (La Canada St. Francis), Trevor Hoffman (Anaheim Savanna), Chris Smith (Hesperia High) and Ontario-born Prince Fielder. . .
Randy Wolf left the Dodgers today to go sign with the Brewers. Good luck to the former El Camino Real (Woodland Hills, CA) product, who will join fellow Valley Jew, Ryan Braun (Granada Hills HS, Granada Hills), in Milwaukee. Wolf, never spectacular but always gritty, gamey and grinding, was an effective pitcher that really matured into a veteran innings-eater. I look forward to rooting for him against every team save for the Dodgers.