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As a gesture to say “Thank You” to fans for their continued support throughout the season, Brewers players and coaches rode golf carts through the Miller Park parking lots this afternoon shaking hands, saying “Thanks” and tossing t-shirts to tailgating fans.
I was lucky enough to hop on one of the carts and capture some photos along the way. I rode with Craig Counsell, Joe Inglett and Kameron Loe. These guys were having a fun the entire ride through the Yount and Uecker lots at Miller Park. They didn’t want to come back in! The fans were caught off guard and were definitely surprised, but were cheering as we drove by. It was a great experience and unforgettable for the fans and players as well.
Here are some of the pictures I snapped while riding along in the cart.
The golf carts were lined up in the South Dock in the service level. Around 30 carts took six different routes through the various parking lots at Miller Park. Kudos to Katina Shaw, Erica Bowring and the volunteers around the Brewers Front Office who helped make this a smooth operation.
Jonathan Lucroy waves to the camera as he and Brad Fischer get ready to depart.
John Axford waves and he speeds away. He said he was going to throw mostly fastballs when throwing t-shirts to the fans, but hoped to sneak in a curveball or maybe a cutter. I don’t know how that turned out for him, but regardless, I’m sure the fans were happy to see John and the t-shirts.
A very energetic group of Brewers tailgaters enjoyed the visit from Brewers players. This group encouraged our cart to stay for some brats and burgers, but we had more fans to visit. It was pretty hard to resist the offer, the smell of the grill at a Miller Park tailgate party is something that I haven’t experienced in a long time!
Joe Inglett slaps a high five with a young Brewers fan. The look on the faces of the fans as we drove through was great. They were very surprised, but when they figured out what was going on, the cheers kept getting louder.
Joe Inglett called Craig Counsell, a Whitefish Bay native, ”The Mayor” as we drove through the lots. He was shaking everybody’s hand to say thanks this afternoon. Throughout the ride, fans yelled Counsell’s name and asked for “One more year.” Truly a fan favorite, Counsell was enjoying himself as we rode around and talked to fans.
The Oconomowoc High School Marching Band received a special surprise as we pulled back into Miller Park. Not only were they cheering loudly as we drove by, but I also heard the deep base of a tuba, smooth sound of a saxaphone and beat of some drums. It was a great way to end the ride.
I hope this becomes a tradition at Miller Park. I could see on the faces of all involved that everyone enjoyed themselves.
With one more game left at Miller Park tomorrow afternoon, this was a great way for fans to show their support for the Brewers and the players to say ”Thank you” to the great fans of Milwaukee.
…this bike looks pretty cool.
As a part of the Brewers Fan Appreciation Weekend, one lucky fan will drive away from Saturday’s Brewers-Marlins game on this Harley-Davidson Custom Fat Boy Lo. The Brewers have been using it for the Harley-Davidson first pitch delivery during the last couple games at Miller Park and it is pretty cool.
There are a number of other prizes and giveaways including 2011 Brewers Schedule Magnets to all fans coming out Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as 2010 Team Photo Cards on Saturday.
There are many other surprises in store for Fan Appreciation Weekend, inside the stadium and in the parking lots. If you can’t come out to Miller Park to see some of the surprises, we will share them with you here on the blog. It will be a fun way to close out the Brewers 40th Anniversary Season. I look forward to seeing everyone at Miller Park for the final homestand of 2010! Get your Brewers baseball while you can because it is a long and cold winter!
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 email@example.com 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!