That’s His Ticket!
Today, I caught up with one of our first winners in our FanTastic 40 promotion: Bob Sarsfield.
If you don’t know Bob, you will soon. That’s because, for one game during the 2012 season, Bob’s photo is going to be printed on a Brewers season ticket!
Bob showed up at our offices this afternoon ready for the shoot. He was greeted with quite the entourage– Jeff
Harding, our Senior Graphic Designer, who will be designing the tickets; Kelly Candotti, our Marketing & Promotions Coordinator was on hand to supply props (a cap, a bat, etc.); Jason Massopust, his Account Executive; Billy Friess, Senior Director of Ticket Sales, me, covering the shoot for the blog, and cameras from several local television stations–as we escorted him to his shoot with Scott Paulus, our team photographer.
Bob has been a Season Seat Holder on his own since 1989, but he has been a fan and had tickets with friends long before that. In fact, since the Brewers have been in Milwaukee, Bob has only missed one Opening Day: Tuesday, April 10, 1973. The reason he remembers it so clearly is because April 10 is his birthday, and that year, the game against the Boston Red Sox was snowed out, the result of a snowstorm of 13 inches the night prior. In fact, the snowstorm was so bad that the team didn’t end up opening their season at home until that Friday, April 13, winning 2-0 over the Baltimore Orioles.
You never know what might happen when you go to a baseball game and Bob’s witnessed many other memorable moments over the years. Some of those highlights include:
Rickey Henderson breaking Lou Brock’s single-season stolen base record at County Stadium on August 27, 1982
Nolan Ryan’s 300th win at County Stadium on July 31, 1990
Robin Yount’s 3000th hit at County Stadium on September 9, 1992
Trevor Hoffman’s 600th save at Miller Park on September 7, 2010
The Brewers clinching their first-ever National League Central Division Title on September 23, 2011 at Miller Park
And much, much more!
The shoot lasted about 25 minutes and Bob was a great sport. It was great to see this prize going to such a loyal Brewers fan.
“I’m very excited, this was completely out of the blue,” he said.
Season Seat Holders can look forward to seeing Bob’s finished ticket when their tickets arrive in late March. He’s chosen Sunday, July 15 as the date that he would like his image to appear on the ticket. That date, we’ll be hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:10pm.
Bob said he picked that date because it is his sister’s birthday and Jennie’s a big Brewers fan, just like him.
While we know that July 15 is too early to be a date that the Brewers might do something like clinch the division (that’s what happened on the date last year’s winner chose!), with baseball, you never know what might happen, so let’s hope that ticket is another keepsake for our fans! I know it will be for at least one no matter what.
And the FanTastic 40 promotion–40 Days, 40 drawings, 40 unique prizes and experiences, all for our Season Seat Holders–is just beginning!
There’s still time to get in the game and, the sooner you get in, the more scoring opportunities you’ll have. So visit brewers.com/fan40 for more information, including complete rules and regulations!