Fans brave snow and cold to meet Brewers players

CREATED Jan 26, 2014

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  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, owner Mark Attanasio. Image by Jay Sorgi

  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, owner Mark Attanasio. Image by Jay Sorgi

  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, owner Mark Attanasio. Image by Jay Sorgi

  • Brewers owner Mark Attanasio with 620WTMJ's Doug Russell and Greg Matzek. Image by Jay Sorgi

  • Yovani Gallardo at Brewers on Deck 2014. Image by Jay Sorgi

  • Brewers On Deck 2014. Image by Jay Sorgi

  • Brewers On Deck 2014. Image by Jay Sorgi

  • Brewers On Deck 2014. Image by Jay Sorgi

  • Brewers on Deck 2014. Image by Jay Sorgi

  • Image by Jay Sorgi

  • Brewers on Deck 2014. Image by Jay Sorgi

  • Brewers on Deck 2014. Image by Jay Sorgi

  • Brewers on Deck 2014. Image by Jay Sorgi

  • Brewers on Deck 2014. Image by Jay Sorgi

  • The Hot Dog at Brewers On Deck. Image by Jay Sorgi

  • Yovani Gallardo on 620WTMJ during Brewers On Deck. Image by Jay Sorgi

Thousands of fans braved the snow for a chance to meet their favorite players here at Brewers On Deck.

It’s a way to say thank you to the fans for all their support.

The winter fan festival was also a chance for father and son Bill and Charlie Monday to bond. They tried on Brewers jerseys in a replica locker.

“This has been a very fun day,” exclaims dad Bill. “You get a memento – a picture of it. It’s awesome.”

Young fans say it was different to see the Brewers players up close.

“I’ve been to a lot of games,” says fan James Hepburn. “You get pretty cool seats and it’s cool to see them. The players look bigger on the field than they do up close.”

Everywhere you looked, there were long lines. There were lines of kids getting balloons, and fans waiting for players’ autographs. For some, this event was a new experience.

Andy Hepburn has never attended before. He was especially excited about the free admission – and the chance to see the team.

“We’re excited to start the season,” exclaims Hepburn. “It’s always good to think about baseball when it’s 30 below 0 outside.”

The highlight for many was the “Hollywood Squares” game. Ryan Braun got a pretty warm welcome.
Both he and fans we talked to say they're ready to move forward this season.

“I’m still a fan, as long as he plays well!” sums up Charlie Monday.

Fans we talked to say they still have faith in Braun, and they’re looking forward to him returning this season.