By Andy Tarnoff Publisher Published May 07, 2006 at 7:45 PM

Former Brewers General Manager and player Sal Bando made a cameo on Sunday night's episode of "The Simpsons." He played himself as a member of the 1974 Oakland A's, the squad Homer labeled the "best team ever."

Homer just finished painting his driveway in the team's honor when Bando pulled up to Simpsons' house at 742 Evergreen Terrace with a carload of players, clad in their Oakland uniforms.

"Look, that guy remembers us," said the animated version of Bando, who received mention in the show's closing credits.

"Hey, Sal Bando, give him a '74 A's 'thank you' honk," said teammate and passenger Gene Tenace. Bando beeped and sped away.

Now in its 17th season, this may be the first Brewers-related reference on the show (even though Bando was appearing as one of the A's). In 2002, Homer referenced Brew City when Springfield became the fattest city in America. "In your face, Milwaukee," he shouted.

Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.

Before launching in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.

Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.