Hooray! Dust off your folding chairs and scrape off your grill grates: Opening Day is ready to drop April 1. Who cares if the weather is calling for cold, cold and more cold? There are no thermometers in baseball. Come bitter cold, snow, rain, or tornadoes, the lots will be packed with cheering fans. (Let’s be serious; this is Wisconsin. Anything is possible.)
The Wisconsin sausages, hamburgers and beer are ready to be served. The bag toss game? Dusted. The anticipation is agonizing. Thinking about inside the park, we can almost smell the heavenly roasted nuts, see that guy spilling his beer down his shirt because Lucroy just hit a homer and hear everyone sway and croon “Roll out the Barrel”.
Whether you believe Opening Day is a sport holiday, an adult-spirited celebration (you’re not fooling anyone with your funnel and PVC purchase, dude), or great excuse to take a day off from work, we should all agree on one thing: Brewer fans know how to celebrate and enjoy the opening of baseball season. Do you know there are cities that can’t tailgate? A travesty for them, undoubtedly, but a bragging right for us. And we Wisconsinites don’t take tailgating lightly. You know what we are talking about: the people who park outside the gates at 7 a.m. to get those few parking spaces large enough to house massive canopies, food spread over five tables like Creeping Charlie weeds and about 25 tailgating chairs arranged so eloquently in a space that really should only be comfortably seating four. We truly are masters of our craft, owners of our domain.
Let’s kick off this year’s season with a bang. Tell us: What are your Opening Day traditions? Are you trying anything new this year?
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