Our latest magazine features a story about Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brent Suter. He’s a man of many talents beyond the diamond (juggling, guitar, Jim Carrey impressions, etc.). You can read the feature in our April issue of Milwaukee Magazine, available on newsstands now or online here.
Suter will also be joining MilMag‘s Editor and Publisher Carole Nicksin for a live interview on Monday, April 5th, at noon. Watch it on our Facebook page.
Until then, here are six fun facts you might not know about Milwaukee’s beloved lefty:
1. He’s a Master of Impressions
His Jim Carrey is spot on. People also ask for Gollum, from Lord of the Rings, and Forrest Gump. We’re big fans of his Elmo.
2. He’s a Bonafide Tree Hugger
As a vocal environmentalist, he’s been leading the fight against waste in the league. He majored in environmental science at Harvard, and is a self-proclaimed “tree hugger” on Twitter. Thanks to his efforts, the Brewers now use reusable water bottles.
3. He Went to Harvard
Did you think we were just gonna let this little factoid slip by? Nope. He went to the country’s #1 college, and unlike the vast majority of athletes there, made it to the big leagues.
4. He Plays a Mean Guitar
5. He Wrote a Children’s Book
The book was written for his 2-year-old son, Liam. It’s called The Legend of the Binky Bandit, the protagonist being the family dog, who’s notorious for shredding pacifiers. It’s currently unpublished, but we’d love to see this become a franchise: books, cartoons, toys, etc.
6. He Has a Basement Hydroponics Farm
In his spare time, Suter grows plants in his basement, including the microgreens that go into his smoothies (along with banana, chia seeds and flaxseed).