The Brewers step back up to the plate to take another swing at Opening Day on June 25 as American Family Field moves back to full capacity.
When the Brewers host the Colorado Rockies on Friday, June 25 at 3:10 p.m., the team will celebrate Re-Opening Day to ring in the return of 100 percent seating capacity at the stadium.
I was lucky enough to be at Opening Day this year, and while it was amazing to be back in the ballyard after more than a year away, it felt weird – more like a Tuesday night game in April than a typical buzzing, exciting Opening Day.
It looks like that atmosphere could arrive – albeit a bit late – for Re-Opening Day.
To celebrate the second opening day, the team will give away '80s T-shirts to the first 10,000 fans at the game, hot dogs will sell for just a buck and all fans in attendance will receive one of those traditional magnet schedules for the rest of the season.
There will also be special appearances from Brew Crew legends Cecil Cooper and Paul Molitor – and, perhaps the most glorious return of all, the Racing Sausages will take to their usual race track once again.
Now that's what I call a (Re)Opening Day!
Tickets are still available here.
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.