Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Day 11: Miller Park, Milwaukee; August 19


As I pull into Milwaukee my first thought is of beer. My second thought is of 'Laverne and Shirley' and 'Happy Days'. I start to sing both theme songs to the best of my recollection as I pull into the expansive parking lot at Miller Field. I interview some locals who are very excited about the team. I poach a delicious brat from a tailgate and am informed that tonight is 'Fonz' night and that he and other Happy Days/Laverne and Shirley characters will throw out the first pitch! I eagerly enter the park and almost knock over a woman trying to get my free 'Fonz' baseball card. I am just in time to see the Fonz throw a strike! I pick up a brat at Gorman's Corner and meet my friend Joel. I try to order a Coors Light but for some reason they are unavailable at Miller Park. We walk around the concourse taking in the sites before sneaking down about 20 rows behind the dugout. Other highlights are a photo with a Milwaukee-loving Pat Morita cutout, stealing a 3 year old kid's foul ball (OK, I just borrowed it), and reminiscing about eating my brats.

3 comments:

Liz said...

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,
schlemiel, schlimazel, Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!

Of course you couldn't get a Coors at Miller Park. But you couldn't get a Bud either.

Anonymous said...

The picture of you with the bratwurst racers (or whatever those things are) is classic! Iconic, even. In fact, it's clearly high in the running for best picture of this trip yet...except for possible the picture of you with the Royals fan-ettes.

Great blog Smitty...keep it rollin. Oh, and yes, you can have Farnsworth back!

Whiskey Bottle said...

BTW, the Brewers have never recovered from that visit & loss. Or will they? If there's a NLDS b/t Milw + Chi, you almost have to come back...