It took a lot longer than we may have hoped, but Brewers manager Craig Counsell finally scored his 563rd win on Sunday afternoon, tying Phil Garner for the team's all-time record for managerial wins. And to ring in the impressive franchise feat, here's another win: the Brewers and Miller Lite will release thousands of discount tickets for an upcoming home series.
For next week's four-game spat against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 20-23, 5,000 tickets for each game will be offered at the low and all-too-fitting price of $5.63. The discounted tickets – limited to eight per game per person – will go on sale on a first come, first serve basis starting Tuesday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at the Brewers website, the American Family Field box office and over the phone at (800) 933-7890. The deal will end until the tickets sell out or at midnight on Tuesday, June 14.
"Craig has set a high bar leading the Brewers to four consecutive postseason appearances and tying the franchise record for wins," said Brewers President of Business Operations Rick Schlesinger, in a release. "We greatly appreciate our long-time partner, Molson Coors, for helping fans share in this milestone with a celebratory ticket offer."
Over the course of his 563 wins in Milwaukee, Counsell has become the third-longest active tenured manager with the same team in the MLB and has guided the Brewers to a franchise-record four-straight postseason appearances – a run that includes two NL Central titles and an NLCS appearance. Safe to say his hire all those years ago back in 2015 paid off – and now it quite literally is for fans.
For more information on the deal, click here. And here's Counsell and company adding more franchise firsts to the record book this season.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.