If you were at Sunday's game at Miller Park in which the Brewers scored 10 runs and STILL managed to lose to the Nationals, 11-10, in 11 innings, the highlight for you just might have been the kid dancing on the Jumbotron in the late innings.
It was for me, and for thousands of other fans.
Turns out that kid is Wilson von Bohlen, son of Maritime and The Promise Ring front man Davey von Bohlen.
When tweets of photos and videos of Wilson began flooding Twitter, Davey (@daveyvonbohlen) quickly – and rightfully – claimed credit as the proud papa of the boy who was just about the only ray of sunshine in a grim Brewers loss.
Von Bohlen tweeted that the Brewers graciously presented Wilson with an autographed baseball for his fancy footwork.
Here's video of the dance as tweeted by @ScottMilfred:
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.