I love Retro Friday at Miller Park. Some out there will rail against it saying that we need to leave the past in the past and that the team needs to forge it's own identity and blah blah blah, to which I say screw off. Saying we should get rid of the ball and glove logo is like saying we should get rid of the American flag. You know who wants to get rid of the American flag? Terrorists.
Luckily for us and the safety of our nation, the Brewers agree with me. In fact they are taking retro Fridays into the future for their 40th anniversary and turning them into four retro weekends. Let me tell you, they sound AWESOME.
1970s Retro WeekendMay 14- 16 vs. Phillies- May 14: Brewers to wear reproductions of the home 1972-77 uniforms with "BREWERS" in royal blue block letters on the front of the jerseys and the yellow "M" logo on the cap. The Phillies will be wearing light blue uniforms worn on the road throughout most of the 1970s. Alumni Gorman Thomas and Jim Colborn are scheduled to attend and participate in a pre-game autograph session.- May 16: All Fan Bobblehead Giveaway, courtesy of the Milk Marketing Board, is Hank Aaron hitting his 755th and final home run as a member of the Brewers.
Which is just an excellent matchup of retro jerseys. I've never really got the whole Hank Aaron obsession the Brewers have. Do the Braves even do this many Aaron related promos? I guess I am more into the "Brewers" than "Milwaukee baseball", but then again he retired five years before I was born.
1980s Retro WeekendJune 25-27 vs. Mariners- June 25: Brewers to wear reproductions of the home 1978-89 uniforms. The uniform is highlighted by pinstripes with "BREWERS" block letters on the front and a "ball and glove logo" hat. The Mariners will be wearing light blue uniforms worn on the road from 1981 to 1984. Alumni Robin Yount and Paul Molitor are scheduled to attend and participate in a pre-game autograph session.- June 27: All Fan Bobblehead Giveaway, courtesy of Red Prairie, is Cecil Cooper's base hit to drive home the tying and winning runs in Game Five of the 1982 American League Championship Series.
And that's an even better matchup of retro jerseys.
Then we have:
1990s Retro WeekendJuly 23-25 vs. Nationals- July 23: Brewers to wear reproductions of the home 1997-99 uniforms. The jersey has "BREWERS" in block letters on the front, while the cap features an "MB" logo. The Nationals will be wearing their current uniforms. Alumni Greg Vaughn and Jeff Cirillo are scheduled to attend and participate in a pre-game autograph session.July 25: All Fan Bobblehead Giveaway is Yount recording his 3000th career base hit.
2000s Retro WeekendAug. 27-29 vs Pirates- Aug. 27: Brewers and Pirates to wear current uniforms. Alumni Geoff Jenkins and Bob Wickman are scheduled to attend and participate in a pre-game autograph session.- August 29: All Fan Bobblehead Giveaway, courtesy of Palermo's, is CC Sabathia securing the final out of the final regular season, playoff-clinching game in 2008.The 2010 season is actually the 42nd in franchise history and the 41st season of Brewers baseball. But it marks the 40th anniversary of the team's April 1970 move from Seattle to Milwaukee.