In an alternate universe, tomorrow (March 26) is Opening Day at Miller Park.
In our reality, it’s just another weekday of being safer at home – with no live sports.
But you’ll be able to capture at least a reasonable facsimile of the Opening Day magic Thursday as Fox Sports Wisconsin and WTMJ-AM 620 will reair the Brewers’ pulse-pounding 2019 season opener against the St. Louis Cardinals. The TV broadcast will run nearly essentially back-to-back-to-back, at noon, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. WTMJ will run Hall of Fame announcer Bob Uecker and Jeff Levering’s call of the game at 6 p.m.
The game was one an Opening Day classic with Brewers fans full of expectation after the 2018 season ended just short of the World Series. If you don’t want to be reminded of how this game went down, skip to the next paragraph. The Brewers beat the division rivals 5-4 in a tight game that ended with a 2-inning Josh Hader save. Center fielder Lorenzo Cain robbed Cardinals slugger Jose Martinez of a game-tying home run with a dazzling catch for the final out, prompting Brewers fans across the state to exclaim, “Not today!”
If that’s not enough baseball for you, MLB is offering free streaming of 30 classic games – one for each franchise – all day tomorrow on MLB.com and other platforms. The Brewers’ selection is Game 1 of the 2018 NLDS against the Rockies, which ended in a … ahem, spoiler alert – walk-off by Mike Moustakas. Check out the full schedule leaguewide here.
While watching or listening, you’ll be able to commiserate with your fellow fans via virtual high-fives using the hashtag #OpeningDayAtHome. Hope truly springs eternal.