Apparently, people started lining up @ 5am in the freezing cold so they could guarantee a spot in some of the autograph lines (Brewers fans are nuts-me included).
Trevor was officially introduced to Milwaukee.
Here are some pictures I promised Padres blogger – Kaybee of the man…
Trevor Hoffman brought out on stage by Mr. Baseball-Bob Uecker to a packed auditorium at the Riverside Theater. They concluded the show (in true “closer” fashion) with his introduction…and played “Hell’s Bells” to him walking out.
To which Trevor responded, “Coach Macha, Owner Mark Attanasio and former teammate Mike Cameron all showed a lot of interest in me coming to Milwaukee. ‘Cam’ said Milwaukee’s a great place to play and the fans really come out to support the team.”
Trevor talking about his new teammate Tony Gwynn, Jr. He said, “the first time I saw Anthony, (we called him Anthony back then) he was about 10 years old and about this big. Now, he’s a grown man and his talent has developed.”
Man, I can’t wait to see this guy run out of the pen for the first time!!
The day also included the introduction of a few of the Brewers newest coaches.
New 3rd base coach-Brad Fischer.
New hitting coach (re-assigned to) Dale Sveum.
New bench coach-Willie Randolph.
Lots of experience on this staff. Not pictured is new Manager-Ken Macha.
The day also included autographs!!
Here’s some befor
e and after photos of the items we had signed…
Ryan Braun authentic jersey.
Well, we were only able to get one signed, so I chose the one from July 7, 2008 to be the one. We asked him to inscribe “97th career home run” next to his signature. He asked a nearby volunteer how to spell the word “career.”
Hey, at least the guy can play baseball…!
The other two game home runs from Fielder will have to wait for another day to be signed.
All in all, a great day.