by Kevin Kimmes
Please don’t take the title of this article too seriously. I just really love Opening Day. So here’s a quick rundown of my highlights from Miller Park.
Win a ticket to Opening Day:
A big thank you goes out to The Brewer Nation for running the contest that netted me a ticket to today’s game.
Here I am accepting the ticket outside the home plate gates:
Get to see Hank in person for the 1st time:
I know there are a lot of people who are groaning at this, but I really don’t care. It’s a feel good story and I’m a dog person. ‘Nuff said.
Eat my 1st brat of the season:
Fact: Brats are best eaten with kraut and brown mustard. Stadium sauce is an acceptable alternative. Never ketchup. EVER!!!
Watch Gallardo move up to 2nd place on the Brewers all-time strikeout list:
Yo entered the game today in 3rd place with 1,080 Ks (just 1 K short of Teddy Higuera). It took until the 2nd inning to tie and the 3rd inning to move into sole possession of 2nd place. Congrats Yo!
Experience the standing ovation that the Brewer faithful welcomed Ryan Braun back with:
I seriously got goosebumps when Braun came to the plate in the 1st inning. The fans welcomed him back with a standing ovation which was the classy thing to do. I’m proud of you Milwaukee.
Watch the Brewers pick up the W:
1 down, 161 to go.
Kevin Kimmes is a regular contributor to creamcitycables.com and a former MLB Fan Cave Top 52 Finalist. You can follow him on Twitter at @kevinkimmes.