Well, we almost done it again! Another 4-3 game, but this time the 4 was against us, not by us. The major difference was the lack of a late run, despite 4 walks, 3 by reliever Jeffress in the 8th and 9th. Despite a good performance by Timmy, 8 K’s in the 1st 5 innings, 2 homers by the number 1 and number 2 Brewer batters made the difference. Their 3 RBI’s were match by Sandovals homer in the 6th. Parra in his 1st hit as a Brewer homered against Machi, with 2 out in the 7th.
The only unusual, and new for us, was staying in the same hotel as the team. We saw them return after the loss, and latter nodded to Bochy at the bar. He didn’t recognize us, but no real ego problem. Enough other people stopped us all day long to have photos taken with them. It still made us feel like “itty bitty celebrities”.
We can still take the series before going on to KC. Tomorrow we will drive their arriving in the wee hours of the morning Fri. We are sure the team will be more rest than we will be, so they can take the series.
The ladies view-Bert and I took it easy. We were tired and needed a day to recover. We contemplated the spa, but opted for a nap instead. We met Roc the concierge and he gave us directions for the bus to the stadium. From the Pfister you take bus 90. It takes you directly to the stadium. We met 4 Giants fans in the lobby who have made the trip to Milwaukee 4 times to see the Giants play here. The hotel alone is worth the trip. We understand there are rumors the hotel is haunted, but we will let you be the judge of that.
We waited with a contingent of Giants fans and the 1st bus arrived at a few minutes after 5 right outside the hotel. We chatted with fans as we waited and on the bus. It was almost like a Giants party bus.I will say that Brewers fans are the champs when it comes to tailgating. The parking lots were full of fans grilling brats and drinking a beer. The area outside the park had statues, green space, and plenty of parking lot space for the tailgaters. We walked to the gate and had a short wait until the gates opened at 5:40. I felt right at home with the gun sign, which Bert didn’t seem to notice. We then went into the stadium and got our passport stamp. The location was convenient to our seats which were in Sec 118. . Our seats were right behind homeplate and we had 2 Giants fans next to us on one side, and one behind us, but the majority of fans in that section were Brewers fans. If you are a visitor to Miller Park, our experience is that Brewers fans are friendly and welcoming. We even got hi 5’s and positive feedback when the Giants tied the game. It is family friendly and guest relations is responsive. Here is a copy of the email I got from Sean from the media relations dept.
If you’re looking for stadium food that is unique to Milwaukee, there is a restaurant in the stadium called AJ Bombers which is down the right field line on the field level (100 level). It’s a burger joint that has a full restaurant in the downtown area but they have a partial menu here at Miller Park. As well on the Loge Level (the 200 level) there is the double clutch. It is slightly past home plate on the first base side next to the press box. They have a unique menu item which tries to represent the city of which our opponent is from. Otherwise the normal food fare here at Miller Park is a traditional brat with a beer!
We hope you have fun at Miller Park next week!
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I researched the brats and learned they have chorizo brats which many ranked highly. I would agree. They came with waffle fries and were tasty. I ate mine bare( no mustard) and it was flavorful, but not to spicy. Bert opted for a hot dog. The concession staff were friendly and offered trays for carrying, and made sure I knew where condiments were. I went to the stand behind 118. Not all the stands have the chorizo, but just ask.The view from our seats was good sec 118 row 9 seat 7,8 The game was a good game despite the loss. I was disappointed that the game ended on a controversial call, and a loss, but happy Timmy had another great game and bats were not silent. After the game we grabbed the shuttle back to the Pfister, and chatted with a dad and daughter team. They were going to games together and we showed them the passport. We then had a drink together in the bar and Veronica who is a broadcast journalist major shared baseball stories with me while Bert spoke with her dad. She also shared a panoramic view of the stadium. She wants to attend my alma mater, WSU so we talked about the university. I could have had a brew after the heart-breaking loss but opted for a Celia’s cocktail instead. It had a pomegranate liquor and sparkling wine. l