Today I finally got to Miller Park. What can I say, but wow!
It all seems a bit surreal. 4 years ago I knew nothing about baseball, now I play it and I’ve managed to get to Milwaukee to watch the Brewers! I can’t believe it really, but it has happened! I have photographic proof!
The game couldn’t have been better either. A home run by Thames in the first, a 2-0 early lead and the shut out in 8.5 innings to win 3-0. Temperatures in the mid to late 80’s, and beer whilst watching the game meant I couldn’t have dreamed today to be any better!
I found a lovely local brew that I happily consumed (then I realised it was 7.5% and slowed down in consumption), tried a 4 Cheese Wisconsin hotdog and bought a new baseball cap and brewers strip. So my Miller Park experience is definitely ticked off.
Happy New Year Brewers fans.
So this year is exciting because finally, I am going to be visiting Milwaukee. It is not quite officially booked yet but it is about 95% certain I will be flying in from the UK on the 3rd June. I am looking to be at the game v Dodgers on the 4th and the series against the Giants!
In other news, I have already reported back for indoor training with the Kent Mariners. Here I am in the nets for batting practice.
….and I’ve been really busy with a new job, baseball training and a few other things. So anyway, I now play for a baseball team. The Kent Mariners in British Baseball’s single A South Pool D. We are currently 3rd of 5 with a 2-2 record. Here’s a pic of me looking very happy with my new team jersey and cap.
At the moment I’m working away from home because I bought a house with my wife 60 miles away from my job. So I’m having to stay with my parents during the week.
Bonus to being a home owner, I finally got my satellite TV sorted and I can now watch Baseball. I look forward to the next Brewers game they show live.
Anyhow, now I have ESPN I can get the daily highlights program Baseball Tonight. So I’ve set it to series link record. I’m home tonight as I have a job interview tomorrow and I now realise it is on everyday! That’s a lot of catching up I have already!
So guessing my learning curve is about to get steeper!
Come on you Brewers!
I really wish I had time to write this blog right now. Sadly life is seriously getting in the way at the moment. I’m still keeping up with all of the games (mainly via twitter) but sadly due to exams my spare time is being taken up! Hopefully will be able to get something worth reading come June!
In the mean time please feel free to follow me on twitter @sussex_brewers. Particularly if you are an English fan. Tweet me using #UKBrewCrew
In the mean time, let’s hope we beat the Braves tonight.
So we’ve had 2 losses in a row! Losing the last game of the series away at St Louis Cardinals 9-3 (#WCWW didn’t go off like we had hoped!) and then last night losing to the Cincinnati Reds 8-3! Unfortunately I haven’t had much of a chance today to read up on the game so not sure what happened.
Tonight we get to see if we can level up the series and as luck has it, it is the live game on MLB.com but, sadly for me, i need to be up very early in the morning, so i can’t watch it! I’m a bit sad about this but i do hope that not long after the game finishes, i will be waking up to hear of a great result! Fingers crossed.
Until next time……Go Brewers!!!