If Brewers fans had pits in their stomachs when they heard about Ryan Braun’s suspension for the rest of this season, the sensation will soon be replaced by a warm slurry of free nachos, hot dogs and other ballpark fare.
And the money the Brewers were saving by not having to pay Braun during his Biogenesis-related shutdown? That, too, will disappear into so many Miller Park mouths.
Per the Brewers web site:
Milwaukee Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio today announced what could be a first in all of Major League sports - all fans attending any of the 12 Brewers home games in August will receive a $10 voucher for free concessions, merchandise and game tickets at Miller Park.
"This has been a challenging season for all of us, but the one thing that has never wavered has been the tremendous support we have received from fans who love the Brewers," Attanasio said today. "We wanted to do something meaningful to show our appreciation, and we will strive to provide the best fan experience possible."
And by that he means their star player was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the team is currently in last place.
But please enjoy the nachos! (Seriously, it's a nice gesture).