Brewers flourishing under Ron Roenicke

First-year manager has subtly made moves to improve the Brew Crew this season

Originally Published: September 22, 2011
By Christina Kahrl | ESPN.com

It's 1984 and Game 5 of the World Series in Tiger Stadium. The whole city of Detroit is going nuts because, just a few minutes before, the Tigers' Kirk Gibson did his thing -- blasting a bomb off a future Hall of Fame closer (Goose Gossage), and making it look easy.

There's a lone Padre on the bases as the last ball gets caught. Like Gibson, he's a former first-round draft pick, but there the resemblance ends. Pinch runner Ron Roenicke is a bum-kneed backup, one who has already been released ...

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