“I’m sad it’s ending:” 33,000 fans attend Brewers’ season finale at Miller Park
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The old adage “all good things must come to an end” was true Sunday, September 28th — although most Milwaukee Brewers fans will say this season wasn’t all that good! The Milwaukee Brewers, in their season finale, fell to the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Sunday at Miller Park.
The weather couldn’t have been better Sunday, as thousands of fans filed into Miller Park for the Brewers’ season finale. The game, however, definitely could have been better — but that’s been the story for much of the season.
Matthew Haggart was at Miller Park Sunday marking two major events: his 9th birthday, and the Brewers’ last game of the season.
“We just couldn’t pull it around to make it to the playoffs,” Haggart said.
“They want to see them win. They don’t want to see them lose, but sometimes that happens,” Jack Rubo said.
No one knows that as well as team owner Mark Attanasio. On Sunday, he broke tradition.
“This is going to be the first year I don’t address the team as a team at the end of the year. This will be the first time I don’t because I’m too unhappy,” Attanasio said.
Kreg Guran found some reasons to be happy — bringing his children to Sunday’s game — choosing to watch the Brewers at the same time as the Packers took on the Chicago Bears.
“Does it get me Father-of-the-Year? I think it does. It’s great. There’s a kids’ club they went to. They ran the bases and threw the baseball, so with that and the game, they’ve had a lot of fun,” Guran said.
Despite the awesome weather for baseball on Sunday, Debbie Shirpke can never be called a fair-weather fan.
“I am a huge fan. My husband and I were talking about it. I go ‘oh, I have to watch all the end of the games, even though we got no chance anymore’ and he said ‘that’s ’cause you’re a true fan, and that’s what true fans do.’ You gotta watch your team,” Shirpke said.
“Obviously it’s a little disappointing the way the season ended, but they got a lot of pieces in place for next year, so I’m optimistic,” Vince Anesenter said.
And as the song goes, if they don’t win it’s a shame.
“I’m sad it’s ending. I wish it had ended on a better note, but it’s been a good season overall,” Jennifer Wilson said.
We’re told 33,000 fans were in attendance for the Brewers’ season finale.