I’m far from a baseball expert, but I am a fan of the Brewers. Although, until basketball season ends I really don’t pay much attention beyond Opening Day.
Chris Rock is a big Mets fan and his thoughts on the game of baseball are entertaining and fairly spot-on. He shared them recently on one of my favorite shows, HBO’s "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel."
Baseball, for many, seems to be stuck in the past. It’s slow, tied needlessly to endless nostalgia and for many fans more about brats and beer than base hits. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s actually what I really love about going to games.
We are blessed in Wisconsin to have an amazing venue in Miller Park. It truly makes baseball more fun.
But, as Rock says, the sport could use some updating, hipness and, yes, additional diversity. As he pointed out, "It’s the only sport where there’s a ‘right way to play the game’ — and it’s ‘the white way. The way it was played 100 years ago, when only whites were allowed to play."
See his full comments here.
Warning, it’s Chris Rock, so there’s adult language.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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