Thursday, May 20, 2010

BREWERS IQ would make great Father's Day Gift

New trivia book MILWAUKEE BREWERS IQ would make a great Father's Day gift for any Brewers fan. Please help pass the link on to anyone who might be interested.

I am grateful that the Brewers losing streak was finally snapped! Those are not the kind of records I want to add in MILWAUKEE BREWERS IQ Volume II.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Go ahead, test your Brewers trivia skills. Go to AMAZON.COM and locate MILWAUKEE BREWERS IQ: THE ULTIMATE TEST OF TRUE FANDOM and click "LOOK INSIDE" to see random questions like:

What Brewer set the franchise record with 53 doubles?


What did Bernie Brewer (Milt Mason, age 69) vow during his rookie season of 1970?

Go ahead and record answers below. If you get either correct, I will send you a free e-Book MILWAUKEE BREWERS IQ: EXTRA INNINGS when it is available in the next couple of weeks.

Friday, April 2, 2010

BREWERS IQ trivia book now on AMAZON

My Brewers trivia book Milwaukee Brewers IQ: Ultimate Test of True Fandom Black Mesa Publishing for $11.95 Please start spreading the word. Enjoy reflecting on 40 years of Brewers baseball as you challenge your trivia skills with this book.

I am looking forward to another exciting Brewers season and am hopeful for postseason glory!

I will be attending my first ever Opening Day on Monday. I am thinking we'll arrive early and catch a batting practice home run ball. Hope to see you at the ballpark this season!


Thursday, March 25, 2010


What Brewer hit two Opening Day grand slams?

Trivia book MILWAUKEE BREWERS IQ is scheduled to be released APRIL 6, the day after the Brewers home opener against Rockies.

Visit to be one of the first to order and receive book.

"The title sums it up perfectly. Joel Katte has done an excellent job of teasing the reader with relatively common knowledge early, and frustrating the most diehard of Brewers fans by the “final out.” The aficionado will even be mentally transported to the place they heard or saw the respective event in question. Katte has done his homework and I cannot wait for more. This is a must-have at any Milwaukee tailgate party. Go Brewers!"
--Ethan J. Hoehn, Chicago

Saturday, March 13, 2010

MILWAUKEE BREWERS IQ trivia book available April 6th!

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Click here for first chance to purchase my new trivia book MILWAUKEE BREWERS IQ: THE ULTIMATE TEST OF TRUE FANDOM

BREWERS IQ Trivia Book set to be released April 6th!

Release date set for April 6th, the day after the Brewers home opener!

"Our fourth MLB book in the IQ series, Milwaukee Brewers IQ: The Ultimate Test of True Fandom, by author Joel Katte will be released on April 6. Joel is a former professional baseball player in the Angels minor league system. He’s also the co-author of Black Mesa’s soon-to-be-released St. Louis Cardinals IQ book and he is working on his memoir, The County Stadium Kid."

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sneak Peak at My New MILWAUKEE BREWERS IQ Trivia Book Due Out Before Opening Day

I just received a sneak peak at what my book's cover might look like. I like the focus on the stadium's signature roof and colors of the retro uniforms. The picture was taken on one of the "Arctic Freeze" 8 degrees days when fans were sleeping in tents, tailgating, and waiting for Opening Day tickets. Certainly, those diehards deserve "ultimate" status in true fandom.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Twenty years ago fans voted and selected the following Milwaukee Brewers to the elite 20th Anniversary Team:

Pitchers: Mike Caldwell, Rollie Fingers, Pete Vuckovich
Catcher: Charlie Moore
First Base: Cecil Cooper
Second Base: Jim Gantner
Third Base: Paul Molitor
Shortstop: Robin Yount
Outfield: Sixto Lezcano, Gorman Thomas, Ben Oglivie
Designated Hitter: Hank Aaron

Okay, so after twenty more years of Brewers baseball have been etched into Major League baseball history, who should be out and who should be in? Comment below and state your case for what Brewers should be on this year's 40th Anniversary Team.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Sometimes special sports teams or certain player performances can heal, unite, or breed hope. The 2001 New York Yankees amidst the 9/11 aftermath and Kirk Gibson hobbling around the bases after his game-winning home run for the 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers are a couple of those kind of moments.

However, once in a while a game can ignite the human spirit that inspires a nation. And that is what the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team accomplished with their "Miracle on Ice" when they defeated the Goliath Soviet Union squad in the medal-round on February 22, in Lake Placid, New York.

The U.S. team's victory over the Soviet Union and their win over Finland in the gold medal match lifted the spirits of the American people, resuscitating our country's national pride.

It's no secret that our country needs another miracle. Please join me in the "U-S-A! U-S-A!" chant while watching the 2010 Olympic games in Vancouver and believe.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Dreaming of Spring Training Camp

One more football game and then sports fans can begin dreaming of sunny spring baseball in Florida and Arizona. Sometimes I catch myself wondering why I spend my winters in Wisconsin but then I remember nobody beats our summers.

The start of February assures me that pitchers and catchers will be reporting to spring training camp in a couple of weeks. I love this time of year. Whenever the pitchers and catchers reported to camp when I was a kid, so did I. I grabbed baseball gloves, a ball, and a shovel and shoveled the snow out of our backyard. I shoveled and shoveled until I saw a good sixty feet and six inches of grass for my Dad and me to play catch on when he returned from a day's worth of welding in our Wisconsin winter's wind chills. We ended our February spring training camp sessions with Dad throwing me some snowball batting practice sessions.

February means spring's renewal of buds, birds, blades of grass, and bugs with another Major League Baseball season of Milwaukee Brewers, bats, balls, and beer is close and that gives me hope, hope that our days will last a little longer and the Brewers might win their first ever World Series championship.

It won't bother me if the groundhog predicts a few extra weeks of winter tomorrow morning, for I know I can shovel my way into my childhood spring training camp in just a couple of weeks, giving me ample time to assure that my throwing arm will be in playing shape for some tailgating toss by the time Opening Day rolls around in April.

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