Milwaukee Brewers fans may have to deal with the sight of a last-place team and a Ryan Braun suspension that leaves a bad taste amid an already unsavory season. However, those lucky ducks who attend a game in August will soon have a whopping $10 to spend at the team's home games.
The team announced Monday every fan who attends a home game in the month of August will receive a $10 voucher good for concessions, merch or game tickets at Miller Park.
"This has been a challenging season for all of us, but the one thing that has never wavered has been the tremendous support we have received from fans who love the Brewers,” the Brewers Mark Attanasio said. “We wanted to do something meaningful to show our appreciation, and we will strive to provide the best fan experience possible.”
Have fun spending that all in one place.
The report goes on to state that the vouchers may be used for any upcoming home games this season and will apparently cost the organization upwards of $3.6 million.
That is one expensive apology and one the organization hardly needed to offer.
All snark aside, the Brewers should be commended for offering their fans this small gesture. Sure, getting an extra 10 bucks will hardly improve the team's standing in the NL Central, and it won't do the least bit to erase the stain left by Braun, who was recently suspended the rest of the season for violating MLB's drug policy.
The voucher might barely cover the cost of a hot dog and soda, but it should go a long way toward garnering support from appreciative fans.
As we have seen, things have been rather rocky in the aftermath of the Braun bombshell.
Milwaukee's NBC 4 previously reported on the plight of one Karen Eidem, who wanted to voice her frustration in the form of a makeshift "Ryan Fraud" jersey. Miller Park's security gave Eidem an ultimatum to either turn the shirt inside out or leave the park.
The news made the rounds on the Internet, and the organization answered with an apology, stating fans should be able to express themselves unless their message is delivered in an offensive manner.
We encourage Brewers fans to head on out to the park and savor every last bite of that free hot dog. Hell, in a weird way, you can even thank Ryan Braun for it.
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