Fans host local watch parties to cheer on Brewers in NLDS Friday
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Those who didn't have a seat at American Family Field had a lot of watch parties to choose from Friday, Oct. 8, to cheer on the Brewers in Game One of the NLDS.
From the city to the suburbs, there was a roar of excitement when Brewers pitcher Josh Hader got the final out to seal the Game One victory Friday.
"I'm optimistic," said Casey Ernsding, fan.
"It's gonna be a great series," said Evan Bertotto, fan.
"I've been waiting for a world series for a long time," said Vince Milan, fan.
"I'll tell ya what. These guys are great," said Jeff Lieker, fan.
Fans are feeling positive that 2021 is the Brewers year following the Bucks first championship victory in 50 years.
"I think that'll be exciting for Milwaukee if the Brewers win and then the Packers. So you know I’m all for it," said Kishe Thompson, fan.
Fans packed Leff's Lucky Town, raising their glasses to the Brew Crew.
"We're gonna have a lot more of these right here," said Kubicek, fan.
The game, scoreless until the seventh inning, kept things on the quiet side in the bar.
"Pitchers' battle. Two great pitchers. Cy Young winner. Charlie Morten's a gamer. Charlie Morten was really really good today I'm surprised we were able to beat him," said Todd Gawronski, fan.
"I don't mind a slow game," said Kubicek, fan.
"I did mind the slow game a lot. It was really stressful," said Evan Bertotto, fan.
The watch party was also slow in the Deer District, with a game-time of 3:30 on a weekday.
"Well we were actually hoping for a larger crowd, we thought maybe there'd be tables set up, some rowdy fans," said Gabe Genc, fan.
"It's Friday, middle of the day sort of, people are still at work. Everybody's gonna be coming out tomorrow though," said Dan McLennon, fan.
Fans hope the Game One win will increase momentum for the Crew.
"It's been a magical season and the magic began officially today," said Chris Hunter, fan.