Monday, June 23, 2008

Brewers!


I read this article this morning about the Brewers and was really surprised. I mean, Milwaukee is the smallest market in Major League Baseball (much like the Packers are the smallest in the NFL). So having the 7th highest attendance out of the National League teams is pretty darn remarkable. It's always interesting to see the highlights from other games around the league and see home runs that fly into empty seats, with no one clamoring for them. It certainly helps that the Brewers have been doing better the past few years (yes, an 83-79 record is considered pretty good when they were 67-94 a few years back). I think another big aspect is that most of the players have been with the team for a few years now. Guys like Ben Sheets, Corey Hart, Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, and J.J Hardy have become the face of the Brewers over the past few years, and the fact that all of them worked their way up through the ranks of the Farm system really helps to bring the team and fans together. Not to mention that Brewers are a big home run threat, which really makes games more exciting, in that the game can be turned around rather quickly.

I've only been to 4 games so far this year, but every time has been great, no matter where we've sat or the outcome of the game. If you're in the area and haven't given them a chance I highly recommend it, they're a great team to watch. And the tailgating is second to none on a beautiful Wisconsin day.


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