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MILLER PARK

Miller Park, Milwaukee Wisconsin

TEAM ::: MILWAUKEE BREWERS
LOCATION ::: MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
MY FIRST GAME ::: JULY 6,2003
OPPONENT ::: COLORADO ROCKIES

Felt like a Bears / Packers game at Miller Park

That is snow, do not adjust your screen - Milwauke

RATINGS
 
BALLFIELD ::: B+
SCOREBOARD ::: A
FOOD ::: A++
FACILITIES ::: A
MASCOT ::: A
MLB STADIUM RANK ::: 28 OUT OF 40

Bernie Brewer enjoying the Brewers game at Miller

Bernie Brewer sliding after a Home run

The Sausages warm up for the Race, Miller Park

MY TAKE ON THE PARK

Miller Park, Milwaukee Wisconsin

OH HOW I THOUGHT I WOULD HATE THIS PLACE. A HUGE DOMED STADIUM COULDN'T BE ANY GOOD ... WELL, I GUESS YOU COULD SAY I WAS DISAPPOINTED.

EVEN THOUGH THE PARKING ATTENDENT YELLED AT THE STADIUM TO OPEN THE ROOF, THE ROOF REMAINED CLOSED ON MY VISIT ... IT WAS ANNOUNCED, A SURPRISE FOR ME BECAUSE MOST PLACES WILL KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ON THIS, BUT THEY ANNOUNCED THAT DUE TO PENDING SEVERE WEATHER THE ROOF WOULD REMAIN CLOSED. THE PROBLEM WITH THE CLOSED ROOF IS THAT NO AIR CIRCULATES.

LOOKING AT THE OUTFIELD FLAGS, THE BREWERS FLAG BLOWS LIKE IT IS DISPLAYED ON A MARCH DAY. TO THE LEFT, THE AMERICAN FLAG HANGS AS IF IT IS A 100 DEGREE HUMID DAY. SADLY, THE AMERICAN FLAG IS THE FEELING INSIDE THIS HUGE DOME.

Miller Park from the Upper Deck

OUTSIDE OF THE THE LACK OF A POWERFUL AIR CONDITIONER MILLER PARK IS A PRETTY GOOD PLACE TO GO FOR A GAME. PARKING HAS 2 OPTIONS, A LONG WALK FOR $6 OR A SPOT RIGHT NEXT TO THE STADIUM FOR $12 ... NOT TOO BAD FOR A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME.

UPON ENTERING THE STADIUM 2 THINGS HIT YOU, THE WIDE OPEN AISLEWAYS WHICH APPEAR MUCH WIDER BECAUSE MILWAUKEE ISN'T DRAWING, AND THE FOOD. MILLER PARK DOESN'T HAVE THE BAKERY THAT COUNTY STADIUM HAD, BUT THEY DO HAVE THE BRATS AND THAT SECRET STADIUM SAUCE.

A view from Center Field - Miller Park

THANKFULLY SOME THINGS DON'T CHANGE AND THE FOOD AT MILLER PARK IS JUST AS GOOD AS THE FOOD AT COUNTY STADIUM. I JUST CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW ENJOYABLE AN EXPERIENCE IT IS TO EAT FOOD THAT IS JUST THAT GOOD AT THE BALLPARK. IF YOU HAVE TO WAIT ON A LINE FOR YOUR FOOD, NO WORRIES, BOB UECKER IS PLAYED THROUGHOUT THE CORRIDORS KEEPING YOU UPDATED ON THE GAME. HE REALLY IS ENTERTAINING TO LISTEN TO. THE DELICIOUS FOOD ALSO ALLOWS ONE TO OVERLOOK THE FACT THAT THE ROOF IS CLOSED ON A BRIGHT SUNNY DAY. AS AN ASIDE, THE WEATHER REPORT WAS CORRECT WITH LIGHTENING SEEN OUTSIDE DURING THE 6TH INNING.

MILLER PARK IS AN INTERESTING DOMED STADIUM, YOU HAVE A ROOF THAT DOESN'T LOOK AS BAD IN PERSON AS IT DOES IN PHOTOS BUT THE STADIUM IS SURROUNDED BY GLASS THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SEE OUT AND ALSO LET'S THE SUN SHINE IN. WHICH WOULDN'T BE SO BAD IF THE AIR CONDITIONING KICKED.

A view from atop Left Field - Miller Park

THE SCOREBOARD IS VERY GOOD AND NEVER LEAVES YOU WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED ALL THE WHILE KEEPING THE LINE-UPS DISPLAYED WHICH IS A VERY BIG PLUS FOR ME. NEXT TO THE SCOREBOARD SITS BERNIE BREWER. FOR A MASCOT, HE DOESN'T DO MUCH EXCEPT PUMP HIS FIST AND WAIT FOR A HOME RUN. THERE IS NO INTERACTION WITH THE FANS EXCEPT FOR THE FEW AUTOGRAPHS HE SIGNS FOR THE PEOPLE NEXT TO HIS LOFT. WHEN A HOME RUN IS HIT, A COUPLE OF FIREWORKS GO OFF AND DOWN THE SLIDE GOES BERNIE. HE THEN WAVES THE HIS BREWER FLAG AND CLIMBS BACK UP TO HIS LOFT TO WAIT FOR THE 7TH INNING STRETCH. WHICH IS STILL "ROLL OUT THE BARREL" .. BUT NOW THEY PLAY "TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME" FIRST.

A TRIP TO MILLER PARK ISN'T AS BAD AS YOU MIGHT THINK. GO WITH AN APPETITE BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. THEN AT THE END OF THE 6TH INNING, ROOT FOR YOUR FAVORITE MEAT DURING THE SAUSAGE RACE ... IT WOULDN'T WORK ANY PLACE ELSE BUT HERE
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Miller Park from I-94 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

THE LINE UPS
 
ROCKIES MANAGER :::
13 CLINT HURDLE

BREWERS MANAGER :::
3 NED YOST

 COLORADO ROCKIES 

 

26 Mark Belhorne 2b

 

4 Juan Uribe ss

 

17 Todd Helton 1b

 

44 Preston Wilson cf

 

14 Greg Norton 3b

 

24 Jay Payton lf

 

25 Mark Sweeney rf

 

8 Bobby Estalella c

 

41 Denny Stark p

 

16 Jose Jimenez LP

Pre-Game at Miller Park - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE BREWERS 

 

20 Scott Podsednik cf

 

6 Keith Ginter 2b

 

5 Geoff Jenkins lf

 

11 Richie Sexson 1b

 

24 John Vander Wal rf

 

18 Wes Helms 3b

 

21 Keith Osik c

 

9 Enrique Cruz ss

 

15 Ben Sheets p / WP

 

48 Mike DeJean S 

The ScoreBoard - Miller Park

COLORADO ROCKIES  100 000 000  1 4 1
MILWAUKEE BREWERS 001 000 200 3 7 1

TIME ::: 2:22
ATTENDANCE ::: 21,623
WEATHER ::: Sunny & warm
ROOF :: CLOSED

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Located about 1/2 hour North of the park - Kopps Custard - The food is so good you may forget to leave room for dessert

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Bernie welcomes Slider to his loft due to snow

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