Well, the 2010 season is finally upon us.
After grabbing some breakfast, we took the walk down into “the valley.”
A peaceful walk to the stadium…
Opening Day in Milwaukee is a total drunkfest. Actually, it deters many of Milwaukee’s best fans from attending. For fear of being puked on, annoyed or just harassed.
Not this fan…
…can you tell by the picture that I’m a tad over my playing weight?
Yeah, so I’ve gained 10 pounds over the long and cold Wisconsin winter. So what.
It’ll be gone by May.
Moving right along.
I took the following picture…
I’m certain the cases weren’t full for much longer.
Here’s a great photo capturing the true spirit of teamwork…
…two girls sharing the load of a tightly-packed cooler.
My guess is: it wasn’t full of bottled water.
Do you see the guy (above) with the “CUBS SUCK” shirt?
Those things are everywhere. It doesn’t matter that the Cubs weren’t even playing here today.
It’s just the way it is around here.
Personally, I’ll never root against another team. I only root for my team.
It’s no secret I dislike the Chicago Cubs (see “CUBS SUCK” ball). But, I’ll leave that type of display for other fans.
On a serious note…
…this might turn out to be my favorite picture of 2010.
That, my friends…is what the old ballgame is all about.
Alright, enough of the serious stuff…
I told you Opening Day in Milwaukee is ridiculous.
When we reached the ballpark…
…the clock read 10:35 am.
The gates to the stadium were opening at 11:10am.
When we were making our way to the outfield side of the stadium, I ran into this guy with his homemade sign…
…and the other side…
The guys from the local sports talk radio show were broadcasting their show live…
…so, I stopped and said “hello” to my guy Sparky (seated far right with headset).
…hooray for BP!
When I finally grabbed a spot in line…
…I ran into these three guys.
Pictured left to right: Ballhawk Matt, “The Maniac” and Ballhawk Casey.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. “The Maniac” is by far the Milwaukee Brewers #1 Fan.
It’s not even an argument.
When the gates opened, we went straight to our seats…
Normally, I would play lefty/righty and constantly be on the move.
Here I am with yellow shirt and arms crossed…
I did not have a play on a single ball in BP. I didn’t ask for any baseballs, either. Hell, I barely moved from my seat.
No big deal…it’s never been about the BP ball.
It’s all about the game home runs (to each his/her own is what I say).
Unfortunately, none of those were hit to me either.
Brewers lost 5-3.
2010 BALLHAWKING STATS
- 0 total balls 4/05/10
0 batted baseballs
0 tossup baseballs
2010 TOTAL BASEBALLS
4/5/10 = 0 baseballs