Two of the greatest days every year for Milwaukee have combined into one day in 2022. This year 414 day and Opening Day are one in the same! Let's raise one to Milwaukee, Home of the High Life.
It took a lot damn longer than it should've, but baseball's back! Players and owners came to a tentative agreement on Thursday, meaning the 2022 season is headed back to the diamond.
The bad news: Though the league's still expected to play a 162-game season, the original Opening Day – March 31 – is still no longer on the schedule. The good news? While Opening Day across the league is expected to land on Thursday, April 7 (for the Crew, on the road against the Chicago Cubs), the Brewers' new home opener now lands on Thursday, April 14 – aka Milwaukee Day – against the St. Louis Cardinals, complete with new ticket deals and celebrations for the extra-special double holiday.
In addition to moving the game's first pitch to 4:14 p.m., the Brewers will offer a special home opener ticket deal, with 5,000 terrace level tickets going on sale for just $4.14 beginning today at noon at the Brewers' website, the American Family Field box office and (800) 933-7890. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of four tickets per person.
"We are grateful for the support of our fans and wanted to come back in a big way," said Rick Schlesinger, Brewers President of Business Operations, in a release. "414 Day is quintessential Milwaukee. This $4.14 ticket offer is our way of welcoming fans back to American Family Field, showing our gratitude and celebrating the unofficial first day of summer in Wisconsin – the Brewers Home Opener."
Those who had tickets for the original Brewers' home opener on March 31 will automatically have their tickets shifted to the new April 14 date.
Oh, and as for more good news: Remember when the team announced bobblehead game dates, minus what the actual bobbleheads would be? Well, now we've got (most) of the specific souvenirs getting handed out to the first 35,000 fans through the American Family Field turnstiles. Here's the list:
- Sunday, May 22 vs. Washington Nationals – Willy Adames bobblehead
- Sunday, June 5 vs. San Diego Padres – Brandon Woodruff bobblehead
- Sunday, June 26 vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Corbin Burnes bobblehead
- Sunday, July 10 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – Freddy Peralta bobblehead
- Sunday, July 24 vs. Colorado Rockies – Omar Narvaez bobblehead
- Sunday, Aug. 7 vs. Cincinnati Reds – Robin Yount jersey giveaway
- Sunday, Sept. 11 vs. Cincinnati Reds – TBA
For more information on tickets – and to purchase tickets, whether the home opener or the rest of the Brewers season – visit the team's website. And stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more baseball updates.
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.