Scooter1027 wrote:Anyway, with an owner willing to spend money, a GM who continues to find gems where others see sheet rock, an elite pitching coach, a legitimate ace, and a top 3 farm system, I feel that the Brewers are going to get their shot soon. Maybe 2007-2008ish? Then, it comes down to how well they can continue to have success. Honestly, I think once we start winning, the fans will fill The Keg. Milwaukee's dying for a winner. Even last year we only had the 10th worst attendance or so, better than some much more successful teams.
Growing up, all I would ask for is a 50/50 shot to win the game. I just wanted to have a decent shot of seeing them win, no matter who they were playing. I think that they are proving that they can do that now. That is incredibly exciting for us Brewer fans. I love that an non-wi guy started this thread too.
I don't think attendance is a big problem. If I remember correctly when the brewers were hot at the start of last season they had some very good attendance numbers. The second half just killed them though. With the payroll at 40 mil they can compete this year and it seems like they have an owner who is willing to increase payroll maybe to 50 or so. That is a very competitive number for such a small team with great prospects. It will be fun to be a Brewer fan for the next 4 years, so get on the bandwagon now and tell your friends you were one of the first.
There isn't a better place to tailgate at a game in the midwest than Miller Park. Bring your grill, fire up some brats, and kick back a few brews. Trade your neighbor for hot dogs or burgers and share stories about Robin Yount or whoever. Heaven on earth.