If you're looking for an easy, fun ride to Miller Park Friday to see the Brewers' 1:05 p.m. home opener against the San Francisco Giants, a group of tavern owners in Milwaukee's Silver City neighborhood runs a shuttle between their businesses and the stadium, from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Participating businesses include Moccasin Bar, 3749 W. National Ave.; Mamie's, 3300 W. National Ave; Gene's Unicorn, 3412 W. National Ave; Silver City Sports Bar, 3530 W. National Ave.; Silver Spur, 3700 W. National Ave.; Sin Bin, 3830 W. National Ave.; and Stadium Club, 3902 W. National Ave.
The last bus leaves Miller Park at 5:30 p.m.
The Klement's Racing Sausages, meanwhile, will run a relay race from Klement's on Lincoln Avenue to Miller Park.
Continuing the opening weekend festivities is "Old Spice Guy," who helps Old Spice celebrate 70 years of scent with a live appearance at Kelly's Bleachers, 5218 W. Bluemound Rd., on Saturday at 11 a.m.
The first person to find "Old Spice Guy" and ask him, ""Are you wearing Old Spice?" wins a $1,000 prize. We're not sure what happens if you approach some other guy wearing Old Spice and ask that question, but you likely don't win. So, ask anyone you think is a likely candidate!
The Brewers again face the Giants on Saturday, this time in a contest that starts at 12:05 p.m.
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.