Brewers prep Miller Park, new game entertainment for 2013
MILWAUKEE - Considering the weather, it may be hard to believe that Brewers baseball starts in a few days.
However, Brewers staff at Miller Park are preparing the stadium for exhibitions on Friday and Saturday against the Chicago White Sox, and the season opener against Colorado on Monday.
"This is one of the busiest times of the season for us. Our biggest day of the year ends up being Opening Day," explained Aleta Mercer, the vice president of entertainment and broadcasting.
She and her crew are behind the scoreboard, the music and the fun at Miller Park.
"We have a really good show, and we think we can do even better," she told TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady.
The Brewers starting planning 2013's entertainment during the middle of the 2012 season, seeking suggestions from fans, players and staff.
They want the best ways to get the crowd up and out of their seats to cheer.
"We've got 40,000 fans who haven't seen baseball at home for the last six months, and that makes us want to bring out the big show and really make it shine."
In 2013, you can expect the old with the new.
The old: The Klement's Sausage Race.
The new: a sing-along contest and another interactive activity called Phrase Game, similar to Wheel of Fortune.
The fun is just days away.
"We're excited," Mercer said. "We're really excited."
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