Catching Up wih the Brewers Cave Crashers

In mid-August, we hosted an Instagram contest to send Brewers fans to the MLB Fan Cave while the team was in New York taking on the Mets, putting out a call for Brewers fans to share pictures of their personal Brewers Fan Caves.

We received many great entries, but the one that stood out for the judges was Pam Dietz’s Brewers Tiki Hut:

Today, I caught up with Pam and she filled me in on the experience.

“I was pretty excited to find out we won,” Pam told me.  “Last year, we started with the tiki hut and since we’re huge Brewers fans, we decided to make it a Brewers/baseball theme and we’ve been adding things here or there, like the retired numbers.”

The family arrived in New York in time to take a tour of the Fan Cave on Friday where they were also greeted by Brewers players Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis.

L-R: Pam, Khris, Scooter, Tony and Jordan.

L-R: Pam, Khris, Scooter, Tony and Jordan.

The family was pretty excited to see Scooter since, living in Appleton, they take in many Timber Rattlers games and had remembered him from his time there. A few years ago, Scooter had even given a broken bat to Jordan, which he was later able to get signed at a Rising Stars game at Miller Park.

During their time at the Fan Cave, Jordan was able to play ping pong with Scooter and Pam also participated in a video shoot.

Scooter and Jordan play ping pong at the MLB Fan Cave.

Scooter and Jordan play ping pong at the MLB Fan Cave.

 

The family also stayed to watch that night’s game vs. the Mets from the Cave, a 4-2 victory which featured three home runs by Brewers players (Aoki, Davis and Maldonado). This was especially exciting to Jordan, as he got to play Bernie Brewer, sliding down the Fan Cave’s big slide for each one of them.

Scooter Gennett takes his turn on the Fan Cave's HR slide.

Scooter Gennett takes his turn on the Fan Cave’s HR slide.

On Saturday, the family took in the Brewers-Mets game at Citi Field, another 4-2 victory that lasted 10 innings. Their seats were great and they caught Scooter’s eye. He came over to chat and, much to Jordan’s surprise, presented him with another one of his bats to take home as a souvenir.

Being such big Brewers fans, the Dietz family tries to take a family trip to see the Brewers on the road each year, usually around the Fourth of July, So far, they’ve been to see the Crew take on the Twins and the Cardinals.

However, this trip ranks right up there at the top, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

“It was a great trip, an awesome trip,” Pam said.

Thanks, Pam, Tony and Jordan for being such great Brewers fans! And thanks to Khris, Scooter and the staff at the Brewers Fan Cave for providing such a memorable experience.

Cheers!

Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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