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Brew Year's Resolutions: The Fans


Brew Year’s eve is upon us all, and so we return with the second edition of our Brew Year’s Resolutions.

This time, we are offering some wisdom and/or advice for fans to tae to heart during the 2013 season. I mean, you probably won’t take it (and likely, neither will any of us on staff) but at least we can say we tried.

And that’s kind of the whole point of New Year’s resolutions, right?

Relax!

This, as we have stated before, is going to be a lot different than than the past few seasons. I don’t want to put the cart before the horse on this one, but no one should be expecting the Brewers to come charging out towards the division lead.

This doesn’t mean that things won’t be exciting. Quite the contrary, actually. Just remember that this team is going to be a lot younger and a lot less experienced than we are probably accustomed to – especially to those fans we’ve welcomed to the fold over the past years of more fruitful performance. So it’s imperative that as a fan you try not to put so much importance on single games, particularly those in April and May.

There will be a learning curve, and there is simply no getting around that. SO just relax, enjoy the game, and try not to be too quick to judgement in 2013. This is not a season destined to end in a World Series – that ship sailed in 2012. What we’re watching this season is the beginning of the future of this Milwaukee Brewers team. And if you can spot the forest through the trees, you might just like what you see.

Be Supportive

Look guys, we know last year was tough. I will be the first to admit that around June and July, things got pretty hard to handle from our perspective. But that’s just baseball. It’s a long road, and if the destination is to be truly enjoyed you have to be on the road the whole time. Anything less is cheating on success.

It’s not uncommon to scan blogs, forums, and Twitter and see people ready to bail on their teams because of a losing streak. I am here to tell you that is a bad idea.

The Milwaukee Brewers, more than most other teams in Major League Baseball, depend on loyalty from their fan base in order t be successful. We don’t have an enormous Sports Network backing us. We don’t have a Steinbrenner. We don’t have an attic filled with coins that our front office people can just dive into a la Scrooge McDuck and pull out a perennial All-Star. We need asses in the seats in order to help bridge the gap.

That’s where you come in. Go to a game – yes, even when they play the Pirates. Watch the games on TV – force bartenders across the state to put on Fox Sports whenever the Crew is on. Keep with the Brewers for every one of the 162 games. Three Million fans in the stadium is the goal the Brewers set every season, and you can be part of making that happen again. It’s important because it’s one of the best ways for the team to be able to attract players, not only from a revenue standpoint but also because people want to play where they will be watched. Athletes are picky that way.

So make Milwaukee a place to play, and keep making it the best place to see a ball game. Losing streaks suck, but sitting in the bleachers during a losing streak is still better than being stuck at work on a summer’s day.

What do you, as a fan, want to try and work on during the 2013 season? Let us know in the comments.

Happy Brew Year!

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