Notes: Webcasts a sign of spring
Hall expected to sign; Helling throws side session
PHOENIX -- For the second straight Spring Training, every day with a Brewers game will also feature a Brewers broadcast.In addition to the 12 weekend broadcasts on the Brewers Radio Network and four televised games on FSN North, television play-by-play man Daron Sutton will host interactive webcasts of weekday day games at MilwaukeeBrewers.com. "I can't even start to tell you how excited I am to get going," said Sutton, who will team with television partner Bill Schroeder for the majority of the webcasts. "All winter long, everywhere I went, people wanted to talk about the Brewers and for good reason. The webcasting allows all of us to get a head start on what should be an amazing season." Beginning with Thursday's Cactus League kickoff against San Francisco, the webcasts will begin 15 minutes before the first pitch with a pregame show featuring in-depth pitching previews. Sutton also plans to take fan e-mail submissions during each game. Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash will serve as Sutton's analyst for the March 16 game at Scottsdale Stadium against the Giants, and other scheduled in-game guests include general manager Doug Melvin, principal owner Mark Attanasio, scouting director Jack Zduriencik and farm director Reid Nichols. After each game, Sutton will update his MLB.com blog, The Dog Ate Daron's Homework. Sutton and Schroeder arrived in Phoenix on Tuesday. They will team up for 125 regular-season telecasts on FSN North. To access the Spring Training webcasts plus all 162 regular season games, fans must have a 2006 MLB.com audio subscription. For details about available subscription products, visit MLB.com. Bring on the Giants: Chris Capuano's bid to follow up his outstanding, 18-win season begins Thursday with a Cactus League start against Noah Lowry and the Giants. Capuano is scheduled to pitch just one inning, followed for one inning apiece by Tomo Ohka, Dana Eveland, Jose Capellan, Matt Wise, Dan Kolb, Jorge De La Rosa and Jason Kershner. Lowry, Brad Hennessey, Jack Taschner (a Wisconsin native) and Tim Worrell are among the scheduled pitchers for San Francisco. After tuning up with a scoreless inning in Tuesday's intrasquad game, Capuano admitted that Thursday will be a bit different.
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.