The Milwaukee Brewers have announced this week that one million tickets have already been sold for the 2013 season. One. Million. Tickets.
In case you’re wondering if that’s the second fastest time one million Brewers tickets have been sold in the offseason – IT IS.
Aww, look how happy Ron Roenicke is when you buy Brewers tickets…(Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports)
So what does this really mean? Outside of the fact that a lot of people have expendable income these days, the obvious answer would be that Milwaukee Brewers fans are more motivated and more energized about their hometown team than ever.
The last time tickets went this fast for the Brewers, ironically, was going into the 2012 season. Coming off a National League Champions appearance and a division crown, fans clamored more action. Then – 2012 happened.
Despite finishing over .500, the team missed the three million fan mark by quite a margin thanks to the doldrums of a fourth-place division race and an astonishingly under-performing bullpen. It was a disappointing season to say the very least. Speculation is obviously that the late-season rush to the Wild Card piqued the interest of many a fan. While those of us who pound away keys continued to opine about how we thought 2013 was going to, thousands of Brewers fans had already decided.
The fans took a look at young pitchers like Mike Fiers and Wily Peralta, they saw Jean Segura and Norichika Aoki, they say Aramis Ramirez and his amazing performance, and they even saw that awful bullpen – but they still decided that this was a team to get behind. I can’t blame them.
It showed me that undoubtedly, unabashedly, and undeniably that the Milwaukee Brewers have the best fans in Major League Baseball. The only thing let to do is to keep buying tickets and keep supporting this team. They certainly need it, and if the Brewers fans have anything to say about it, they’ll get it in spades.