Not since the days of Robin Yount have Brewers fans been this crazy about motorcycles. On the heels of the 105th Harley celebration, the Brewers have announced a major sponsorship deal with Harley-Davidson, something you're bound to notice when you go to Miller Park next season. Per JS Online's Don Walker:
The agreement calls for construction of a Harley-Davidson deck in the left-centerfield area of Miller Park, which should be ready for the beginning of the 2009 season. The area will be elevated, will seat up to 42 people and will feature Harley motorcycles built into the decor.
In addition, admission to the Harley-Davidson Deck will be via a new entrance to the stadiumn, and will be called "Gate H-D." The entrance will be not only for fans who have a ticket to the deck, but also for any Hog Owners Group (H.O.G.) member who shows a game ticket and membership card. Fans using the deck will be able to park in an exclusive, motorcycle-only parking lot, with the price of parking included in the admission ticket.
Finally, the game ball will henceforth be delivered via a Harley motorcycle on the warning track, just prior to the first pitch.
Doesn't sound like a bad idea to me. You see, in baseball, sponsorships = money. Money = Being able to compete. Being able to compete = CC Sabathia. So I have no complaints about this deal.