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.