Yesterday was one of those glorious Milwaukee spring days. The sun was shining, barely a cloud in the blue sky and the delicious smell of grills wafted through Miller Valley.
Why, oh why, was the retractable roof for Miller Park closed?
Let's be realistic. Milwaukee has a finite amount of these spring days. The ones where people just can't wait to get outside, the ones where people walk outside in the morning and say "holy shit, it is amazing outside," the ones where you just really can't ask for more from the weather gods.
Yet, there we were. Waiting to go inside our great ballpark on one of these picturesque beautiful days, and the roof was closed. I don't want to head in from that rare gorgeous spring day to a closed roof game. I'm sure I'm not alone, in fact, I know I am not. My co-worker Bobby even wrote about it a few years back – so this is not a new question for the Miller Park crew.
The Milwaukee Brewers website even has a question on such matters of the much hyped retractable roof and gives the following for this query:
So, there is the official answer. Why is this worthy of a "can you believe this sh*t"? Because it is just that, bullshit. If fan surveys do overwhelmingly show that if it is not 60 degrees they would like the roof closed then we, dear Milwaukee, need to buck the hell up.
The days we get to feel the warm spring sun on our faces and rid ourselves of winter's wrath should be embraced. Lived the fullest. We should be able to do that at our own Miller Park.