The Shoestring Catch

6/13 Miller Park/ Brewers Game
June 13, 2009, 8:41 pm
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Miller Park

Miller Park

Miller Park is easily the best retractable roof stadium I have ever visited.  Unlike Rogers Centre or Minute Maid Park where the roofs only open at one end, Miller Park’s roof retracts like a wedge of cheese or a giant Pac-Man opening his mouth.  This style of roof makes the park seem much more open than its retractable brethren.  Besides the roof, there is a lot of cool stuff going on at Miller park, including Bernie Brewer’s Slide, the Sausage Race Clock, and what I am convinced are the most beer stands per capita of any Major League Park.

I’m glad the park itself was exciting, because the game we witnessed was one of the most boring, one-sided affairs of the entire trip.  Jose Contreras of all people pitched 8 strong innings of shutout ball while the White Sox hitters lit up Manny Parra like a pinball machine. The greatest tragedy of the day was that we never got to see Bernie Brewer slide down his slide. Every time Prince Fielder or Ryan Braun came up to bat we prayed for a home run, but it was all for naught.

The Sausage Race is as amazing as advertised. My only complaint is that the normal Hot Dog won. He has almost twice as many victories as any other sausage, and I don’t think that’s fair. Maybe he’s juicing. I was pulling for Polish, who finished with a strong second place.

Go Polish!

Go Polish!


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