Greinke has Wisconsin family ties

Greinke has Wisconsin family ties

MILWAUKEE -- It turns out that left-hander Chris Narveson is not the only Brewers starter with Wisconsin family ties.

Brothers Art and Bill Greinke, who said they are second cousins of Zack's dad, Don, attended Sunday's series finale against the Pirates with family and friends. Art is from nearby Waukesha, Wis., and Bill is from Sheboygan, Wis.

"We are obviously very proud to see our family name displayed all over the papers, TV/radio and the stadium," Art Greinke wrote in an e-mail to the team. "It's really something else."

Zack Greinke made his second home start on Sunday. He debuted at Miller Park on Monday in a win over the Padres, and is under contract through the end of 2012. Narveson, by the way, has ties to the state through his father, Bruce, who is originally from Twin Lakes, Wis. and was a good athlete for Dodgeville High School. He married Chris' mom, Sally, who hailed from Wauwatosa, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee next to Miller Park. Some of the Narvesons' extended family still lives there.

"When I signed with the Brewers, my mom's side of the family was pretty fired up," Chris said last year.