A few years ago, the soon to be named NL MVP, Christian Yelich, penned a letter to Brewers fans in The Players Tribune, simply titled “Let’s Go”. It became a catchphrase down the stretch that season.
The Brewers went on to the NLCS, falling short in Game 7. But it further emphasized the relationship between the team and the fans. The players have told fans numerous times since then that they feed off the energy we bring. It gives them even more motivation. It makes them play better.
Now, it’s Kolten Wong‘s turn to write the letter to fans and get everyone amped up for the postseason.
Kolten Wong wrote a hilarious and heartfelt letter to Brewers fans ahead of the MLB Playoffs in The Players Tribune.
Kolten Wong has only been in Milwaukee for one season. Yet he’s already in love with the city and the fans. He’s been welcomed with open arms and apple pies. Literally, he states in the letter that his neighbors brought him fresh baked pies to welcome him to the neighborhood.
Wong starts off the letter telling a previously untold story surrounding the delivery of his and wife Alissa’s first child, Kash. Wong missed the early September series against the Cardinals on the paternity list. But he was still paying attention, and had the game on on his iPad.
While literally holding his wife’s leg and helping her push by counting down, Luis Urias hits a home run and Wong just starts screaming in celebration. His wife, obviously unaware of the home run because, you know, she’s in labor, immediately demands to know what he’s screaming about.
Wong sheepishly tells her Urias just hit a home run and that’s why he was celebrating. Alissa, in true baseball wife fashion says “Oh, nice!” and then forcibly tells him to focus.
Later, when Daniel Vogelbach hit a walkoff grand slam against the Cardinals, Wong started screaming in celebration again, screaming so loud he woke the newborn baby Kash.
The Brewers second baseman goes on to talk about how much he loves Milwaukee, his relationship and admiration for Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain. Cain has helped with fatherhood advice as Cain, as everyone knows, has three kids himself.
This quote from Wong really says it all about this team:
"Everyone cares for everyone else in this town.And our team?We’re just a reflection of our city."
Our community is tight-knit, and so is this Brewers team. They believe. They believe they can and will win the World Series. But to do so, they’re going to need the fans behind them, cheering loudly through this postseason run.
Wong and the Brewers want a full stadium and a loud crowd to get them where they want to go and bring this franchise it’s first World Series championship. Perhaps little Kash Wong is our secret weapon.
It didn’t take long for Brewers fans to love having Kolten Wong on this team, and now it’s impossible to not love having him here even more.