Today, as the Brew Crew prepares to extinguish the Dodgers’ fire in the opening game of the 2018 National League Championship Series at Miller Park, Mayor Tom Barrett unveiled a Brewers-themed fire hydrant in front of City Hall.
The hydrant, on the southeast corner of Kilbourn Avenue and Water Street, was designed by Chad Schuster of the City of Milwaukee Water Works (though it's gonna be L.A. turning on the water works soon, amirite?).
The department – which is responsible for maintaining the city’s nearly 20,000 hydrants – installed the hydrant Friday morning.
Schuster also designed the Bucks-themed hydrants near the Fiserv Forum.
The street-facing side of the hydrant, painted in Brewers blue, gold and white, has the team name at the top and the M-and-barley logo at the bottom. In between, the nozzle cap is painted to resemble an official MLB baseball.
On the sidewalk side, pedestrians get a look at Bernie Brewer and the Racing Sausages and the words, "Our Team. Our City. Our Year." The bonnet bears the phrase, "DIV18ION CHAMPIONS."
Sorry, Dodgers, you’re going to be all wet at the end of this series.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.