Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Prince Fielder to Detroit Tigers Deal Reported

The Detroit Tigers and Prince Fielder have agreed to a 9 year deal, worth a reported $214 Million. The contract would average around 23.8 Million per season.

The signing by the Tigers was not expected by most news outlets.
Fielders Father, Cecil Fielder played for Detroit for 7 seasons, when Prince could be seen in the Tiger’s dugout as a boy. Fielder had been rumored, to have been linked to the Nationals, Rangers, Cubs, Mariners, and the Dodgers recently. Scott Boras, Prince Fielder’s agent, reportedly was seeking a 10 year deal, for his client.

Prince Fielder played 7 seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers, Prince played in all 162 regular season games in 2011, and 2009, and 161 games in 2010, A career .282 hitter, with 230 Home runs, in 6 full seasons, Prince appeared in 39 games his first year in 2005. More stats for Prince Fielder can be found here.

Milwaukee Brewers a Recipe of Memories

The Brewers start spring training on February 19th, with the Pitchers and catchers reporting first. The Position players report one day later on Monday the 20th.
The 2012 Brewers season, I think looks to be an exciting, and winning season, again this year. There will be obstacles which every team deals with, but the best organizations can overcome the glitches to stay on a winning path.

Mark Attanasio, and the ownership group, have a vision for the team. As a fan, we can see the confidence the players have on the field, and in the dugout. The Attanasio family are visible, approachable, and attend many games, leaving those in attendance a feeling of attachment to the Milwaukee Brewers.     

The Experience in Miller Park, and the tailgating, makes for life long memories. The marketing of the Brewers is remarkable to see the younger kids enjoying a ball game, brings back allot of memories. The technology that the younger generation has today can be a distraction, but seeing them at the ballpark is awesome.

I have many memories of attending Brewer games, one that stands out, was way back in 1970, September 16th a Wednesday; my grandpa was visiting us from Prairie du chien, and the brewers were scheduled to play the Oakland Athletics at Milwaukee County stadium. The plan was for my parents to take my grandpa to the game, being the game was to start at 8:00p.m. and a school night, I was not able to go. My Grandpa seeing my disappointment, said to my folks "if Mark isn’t going I am not going" and as you can guess I was able take in that wonderful experience, one you never forget.

I still have an official scorecard, cost .25cents, and my ticket stubs, Lower Grandstand, $3.00.
I am starting to get the fever writing this after a few tears, reliving the 70’s.
Please share a memory of yours if you would. Let’s go Brewers, Let’s go Brewers.   
You can sign up for opening day tickets, a lottery system here!   

Rollie Fingers, pitched a complete game, and hit a home run in the 9th inning, wow! has enough left in the tank, in the 9th, to hit a home run. 
Wednesday, September 16, 1970 8:01PM
, County Stadium
Attendance: 6,161, Time of Game: 2:18

 Won 2 
2nd, 7 GB
at Brewers
 Lost 2 
5th, 32 GB
W: Rollie Fingers (7-9)
L: Lew Krausse (13-17)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       2  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  1    4 10  0
Brewers         0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  0 

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics
Milwaukee Brewers
1 Bert Campaneris SS
1 Tommy Harper 3B
2 Joe Rudi LF
2 Russ Snyder RF
3 Felipe Alou RF
3 Dave May CF
4 Don Mincher 1B
4 Ted Savage LF
5 Sal Bando 3B
5 Mike Hegan 1B
6 Reggie Jackson CF
6 Roberto Pena SS
7 Dave Duncan C
7 Phil Roof C
8 Dick Green 2B
8 Ted Kubiak 2B
9 Rollie Fingers P
9 Lew Krausse P