This baby was born to be a sports fan
MILWAUKEE - You'd be hard-pressed to find a family more into Milwaukee sports than the Metcalfs.
"For Bucks I'm a full season ticket holder," says father Scott Metcalf.
Scott and daughter Makayla also attended the World's Largest Draft Party at Summerfest and a Journal-Sentinel photographer took Makayla's picture reacting to something she saw on the screen. Not to forget the Brewers. The Metcalfs enjoy dozens of games each season...
"We go to tons of Brewers game and tons of Bucks games, so that's pretty much where we spend our time when we're not here or at work," says mother Brittany Metcalf.
Both are employed at Woodman's grocery store. Their apartment is filled with sports memorabilia. When this bundle of joy made four a family member suggested a unique name... one that honors two of the couples' favorite buildings in Milwaukee.. The Bradley Center and Miller Park.
"This is baby Bradley Miller Metcalf. He was born June 9," says Brittany, holding her new son. "My grandma came up with the name and the first name stuck but the Miller I had to convince him because it sounds like a last name but it stuck and we loved it."
And what about Lambeau? Did they consider including that?
"Yeah, no, we're Titans fans," Brittany says laughing.
Scott and Brittany might be the only Wisconsin sports fanatics who don't back the pack but that's OK. They simply love their Brewers and Bucks. They're excited about the new owners and Makayla has a favorite player: O-J Mayo.
Little did the Metcalfs know we brought a surprise. Baby gifts courtesy of their two favorite teams. The Brewers sent a gift bag with a book, a bib, onesies, socks and a stuffed animal.
The Bucks also offered a special box overflowing with goodies from baby shirts to stuffed animals plus an autographed big sister gift.
"A basketball!" says Makayla Metcalf. "ooh.. Nate Wolters!"
"We're very much appreciative of it.. thank you," says Brittany.
The feelings go both ways. The teams wanted to acknowledge the Metcalfs for being season ticket holders and such loyal fans.
And as the family settles down for the night they know one thing-- they'll be back cheering on their beloved teams soon.
"This year I'll mostly be taking Bradley and Makayla. It'll be a fun time, a nice bonding experience," says Scott.
We did ask the Metcalfs how they would feel if the Bradley Center were to be rebuilt and renamed and they said that would be fine because their son would represent history.