I found myself in Wisconsin this past week.
So, I took a trip to a snowy Miller Park:
The reason for going to Miller Park in January?
Here’s a random shot of the side of Miller Park as I approached the hot corner:
I entered the park in the same entrance as Tim, my dad and I used on August 16, 2009. In August 2009, we had to wait in line to get into the stadium. But on this night, the door was unlocked and I just strolled right into the concourse leading to the LF foul corner.
Across the walkway from Friday’s was the Brewers team store, and this Brewers Mickey Mouse from the All-Star game:
I headed into the restaurant, which is just above the fence in left field, and took a table along the windows. Here was my view of the infield from my table:
Both dugouts were covered with tarps and the lights were on in the third base dugout (visitors’ dugout). Those lights stayed on the entire time I was there. I’m not sure why.
This next picture is very hard to see because of reflections of lights from the bar in the window. In center field, all of the grass had been removed, and there were several cranes and a bunch of other construction equipment:
The french onion soup and bacon cheeseburger were both excellent…
After dinner, I headed out to the car. It was still snowing…
…to mention that I was dining at his home park. Tim and I have met Happy three times at Camden Yards on June 10, 2009, Miller Park (above) on August 16, 2009, and U.S. Cellular Field on August 17, 2009. After several emails and text messages, Nick and I ended up meeting up the following night for dinner, once again, at Miller Park. Those lights under the third base dugout tarp were still lit up. Nick is a great guy. It was great to get the chance to hang out and chat, and to see Miller Park once again.