Bernie Brewer: Milwaukee Brewers Lawn Ornament Becomes Hot Commodity
Bernie Brewer Giveaway Promotion Turn into Huge Mess
What the Milwaukee Brewers expected to be a harmless and fun giveway of their beloved mascot Bernie Brewer turned into a gigantic disaster. Greed got the better of Brewers fans as they started hoarding numerous Bernie lawn ornaments during a scavenger hunt-style promotion.
About 1,400 lawn ornament statues depicting the Brewers' affable, mustachioed mascot were hidden across Wisconsin early Tuesday for fans to find, some with tickets, prizes and player autographs attached.
But some cried foul when it appeared a number of fans had gotten a head start on the "Where's Bernie?" scavenger hunt-style promotion and ignored the catch limit of one lawn ornament per household.
Apparently, some fans followed Brewers workers Brewers and spotted where they were leaving the Bernie statues and snatched them up right away. Brewers spokesman Tyler Barnes told ESPN:
It's disappointing. The intent of the promotion and the rules of the promotion were eminently clear -- it was one per household.
Although fans did display try to bend the rules, did the Brewers really expect them to follow that "one per household" stipulation?
It was a poorly planned giveway to begin with. Now the fans are unhappy and the Brewers have no one to blame but themselves.
Oh by the way, one of these Bernie Brewer statues are reportedly going for $200 on eBay.
Who knew Brewer fans loved their lawn ornaments that much?
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