John and Cait’s Blog Reader Appreciation
As we head into the final homestand at Miller Park for 2010, we’re really focused on all of the fans who have supported the team this year (and every year) and how much we appreciate them.
We’re all set for Fan Appreciation Weekend, which begins this Friday and continues on Saturday and Sunday. All fans coming out for those Brewers vs. Marlins game will receive a 2011 Brewers magnetic schedule upon entering Miller Park. Plus, Saturday is Fan Appreciation Night–all fans in attendance will also receive a Brewers team photo card and have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes with random drawings throughout the game. Approximately 50 prizes will be provided to fans through drawings between each half-inning. Prizes will include a variety of Brewers autographed items, restaurant certificates and much more, including a grand prize – a Brewers-themed 2010 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Lo.
We are looking forward to celebrating the more than 2.7 million fans who passed through our turnstiles this season and in conjunction with this, I wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate three of our loyal blog readers from the 2010 season.
First up is Thomas. Thomas has been a loyal supporter of the Brewers since 1985. He tells me that his favorite Brewers memories are the Brewers 13-0 start to the 1987 season and Robin Yount’s 3000th hit. In 1993, he took the oath of enlistment for the US Navy at County Stadium prior to the Brewers vs. Cleveland Indians game.
His favorite players are Jim Gantner, Gorman Thomas, Lorenzo Cain, Yovani Gallardo and Trevor Hoffman.
Scott, Matt and Jack
Scott has been a Brewers fan his whole life and met his wife, Julie, who was a lifelong Cubs fan, at Wrigley Field. Scott, Julie and their 11-year-old triplets Jack, Matt and Elizabeth, attended a couple games a year until just prior to the 2008 season when they decided to get 9-packs. During that season, Julie converted to become a Brewers fan and she hasn’t looked back.
“The best part of the Miller Park experience is the family-friendly atmosphere,” Scott said.
Last but certainly not least, we have Nicole. Nicole is a huge Brewers fan. She tells me she has memorabilia on her walls and tons of Brewers clothing and accessories. She works at a coffee shop on the UW-Madison campus and whenever someone comes in wearing Brewers gear, she likes to compliment them on their great style.
She tells me, “I may not have as many years of being a Brewers fan as some of the other fans, but I have a love and passion for the Brewers, as well as baseball, that will match any seasoned-veteran.”
That sounds like a challenge to me! Send us your story at firstname.lastname@example.org and we might just feature you in our next post this week!
Thank you Thomas, Scott and Nicole for being such great Brewers fans and for sharing your stories with me last week. We hope to see you and our other readers at Miller Park this weekend and again in 2011!