“Holy Cow. Do not miss the ballpark !”
My little side trip to friendly Milwaukee was a grand slam smash to deep center field. Wonderful ballpark, nice people, tasty beer, unique features, unique locals…and an immensely exciting ball game. I left Minneapolis in the early morning of Sunday, July 1, landed at Mitchell Airport, rented a car and checked into the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield. This hotel was ideal because it is on the same highway as Miller Park and just 6 miles away. When I rolled up to my parking lot I noted that Brewers fans take their tailgating seriously. There was much cooking, games and fun happening in the lots. Next, I noticed an intriguing parking lot of Bar Vans, with each vehicle tricked out and bearing the name of a particular area bar. In Milwaukee, they take fun so seriously that the local bars provide free shuttles to the ball game. No kidding! Soon I stood before two awesome statues outside the entrance to Miller. One was Bud Selig. The other was Henry Aaron. The tummies of many a baseball purist will roil at the thought of a Selig statue, but there is no doubt that Hammerin’ Hank deserves the honor. The Brewers do a wonderful job in various ways of honoring the 1957 and 1958 Milwaukee Braves. Though the Braves decamped for Atlanta back in 1966, the folks who built this park wisely pay respect to the Spahn-Crandall-Aaron-Matthews-Torre-Adcock teams that made Milwaukee the most successful team in the MLB in the late 50’s. Brewers ownership also gets kudos for building a charming, intimate, quirky, flashy, nostalgic and supercool stadium. How else to describe a park with both a Milwaukee Braves Hall of Fame and a Harley Davidson deck, and a hottie on a Harley rolling in with the game ball every gameday ? As I mentioned earlier, the game was fantastic. It was won in the bottom of the ninth on a walk-off double-error, which was as much a tribute to good base running as it was to poor fielding. In conclusion, DO NOT HESITATE to make the trip. Miller Park is one of the very best!
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