Author: Wendi Hansen

Normal me: 🙂 Me at a Milwaukee Brewers game: :))))))))))))))))) That feeling, a combination of elation, excitement, and pure and unadulterated joy, was exemplified even more last night when I was finally able to break my regular-season Brewers game attendance drought. As a person who is used to seeing as many Brewers games as humanly possible (I think my record was 40 games in one season), going almost two years without any sort of live and in-person regular-season Brewers games was a bit of a challenge, a struggle, a hole in my little baseball heart that desperately needed to be…

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Christmas came early this year with news that the Brewers will celebrate “Re-Opening Day 2021” on June 25. This special event will mark the first game at American Family Field that will be at 100% capacity, a staggering difference from what we saw on the April 1 home opener, which was anything but traditional. So what can you expect on this most joyous of all occasions? Well, a few things actually. The start time of the game against the Colorado Rockies has been moved from 7:10 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. All fans in attendance will receive a Brewers magnet schedule,…

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Nothing wakes me up in the morning more than the smell of fresh coffee, sizzling bacon, and #MadOnline baseball fans. Ahhhh yes, the Brewers must be playing the Cubs again.  But “don’t call it a rivalry.” At least that’s what former Chicago Cubs’ pitcher Cole Hamels said three years ago in an attempt to throw major shade at the Milwaukee Brewers. It’s safe to say Mr. Hamels couldn’t be any more wrong about that. Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last month-ish or so, you’ve probably noticed that things between these two teams have never been hotter than…

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Ahhhh, rivalries.  You gotta love them.  Whether it’s because of geographical proximity, a history of battled competition or the strong and often heated opinions of the fans, great rivalries develop over time. You can’t create a rivalry by simply writing that it is one. It has to be felt, proven, and solidified over years and years of heartbreaking losses, close calls, bad calls, heckling, and season-defining moments that can and will absolutely wreck you. I’m not not talking from personal experience here. Definitely not not.  Growing up in Wisconsin, I quickly learned who I cheered for and who I…

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I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I first heard the news. Having just gotten back from my morning run, I sat down to negate every last one of those miles with a stack of waffles that would make any grown man quiver. It was then when I got a Twitter notification that quite honestly, shook me to my very core. The Brewers’ 2020 Opening Day has been canceled. I had to re-read it a few times to make sure that what I was seeing was real.  That notion was confirmed when I got an…

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