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Milwaukee Brewers – Opening Day Memories

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Attending baseball’s Opening Day means a lot of different things to fans. Depending on the stadium and team, as I like to say, your mileage may vary. 

I’m a Milwaukee Brewers fan and attend games at fan-friendly Miller Park – which believe me was important this week with temperatures in the 30’s with blustery winds and occasional blasts of snow.

I dare say attending Opening Day is now a tradition for me as this was my tenth straight opener. Of course this may seem Little League to others – especially to the guy I hear interviewed on the radio every year. 

He’s been to every Brewers home opener since 1970.  Talk about a streak!  So with a few of my own under my belt, in this post I’d like to take a look at some of the things that make Opening Day special – and how I got started going in the first place.

In 2006 I started thinking about taking my Dad to Opening Day.  It was one baseball “thing” that had eluded us since he started taking me to games at Milwaukee County Stadium

Dad had a hard time landing Opening Day tickets during those pre-internet days, yet somehow he got us into the ’82 playoffs.  Go figure.  He had a couple opportunities to get us on the “Drunk Bus” as he called it, but after a night game incident that went awry, he never went that route.



183 in 2015: Ball Park Recaps 1 – 4


The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (218 Games)

The CAUSE:  To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness Through Inspiring Others

I have logged 4500 miles driving,  another 1000 taking busses thus far..

There were 4 Doubleheaders completed,  1 flush cancellation in regards to Wrigley., and several weird things happening to prevent me from completing all I needed to do.

I made it just fine to the MLB Season Opener. But after that has been a collision of cluster bangs for me to sift through. Read the rest of this entry

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