As the Brewers kick off the 2021 season in a home opener against the Minnesota Twins – remember when they were rivals?! – Thursday, April 1 at American Family Field, George Webb steps back up to the plate with its “5 for $5” burger deal.
For every game in 2021 in which the Crew scores five or more runs, regardless of whether they win or lose or whether or not they're playing at home, all 28 George Webb locations will sell five burgers for $5 through midnight the next day.
“As long-time supporters and fans of the Milwaukee Brewers, we look forward to baseball season all year long,” said Ryan Stamm, vice president of George Webb Restaurants, in a statement Wednesday.
“Burgers and baseball go hand-in-hand and we look forward to celebrating Brewers’ victories with the fans – in person, delivery or carryout!”
The prediction, dating to the 1940s, that the Brewers will win 12 games in a row also continues. When the Crew reaches that golden number, George Webb will give out free hamburgers, which has happened twice: in 1987 and 2018.
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.