Despite a major scandal involving their star player, and a losing season, the Brewers drew big support for their last home game Sunday night.
The Brewers closed out their home stand with a blast, double play and a base hit in the first.
“I’ve been looking for that kind of play against the Cardinals all season,” said Brewers chief operating officer Rick Schlesinger.
It’s been a year of distractions and injuries. It kept the team out of the playoffs for the 2013 season but through it all the fans remained faithful, 2.5 million strong.
“Given the circumstances of how we played and some off the field distractions it’s a great number and you can’t say enough about the fans,” said Schlesinger.
There’s no looking back. New and better things are planned for next year.
“We’re going to redo the outfield grass. It’s due for its biannual change and it’s a big operation,” said Schlesinger.
“And we’re looking at some other things, you know we’re going to do things that the fans are going to like,” Schlesinger said, “We’re going to do some back of the house things. We may add a chiller to increase the air conditioning in the suites and stores. You know some of the things we’re going to do it’s all about the fans.”
The fans are all over that. Some have already put this year behind them.
“Things will get better, things will improve, we look forward to next season,” said fan Marcia Hendrickson.
The Brewers finish out the season on the road in Atlanta and New York.