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'Now we want it': Milwaukee Milkmen aiming for the playoffs for first time

Posted at 10:40 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 23:40:58-04

MILWAUKEE — Announcer Tom Wynn says all right, the pitch. Swing and a drive. Deep to left! See. You. Later!

In just their second season, the Milwaukee Milkmen can make the playoffs for the first time.

"I think we really just identified guys that come from winning cultures, and guys that really value winning," Milwaukee Milkmen Manager Anthony Barrone says.

TMJ4 Main Sports Anchor Lance Allan asks, what does it mean to you to accomplish this quickly in year two?

"I mean, it means a lot. I think, you know it starts from the top. You know, we made some changes," Outfielder Adam Walker says.

But they're not satisfied just making the postseason. They want to bring the first professional baseball championship, to Milwaukee.

"You know, we have a winning culture. Now we want it. We want it, bad," Milwaukee Milkmen Owner Mike Zimmerman says. "And I think we'd be disappointed if we didn't win it."

No expectations, but once you make the playoffs, then you gotta win the title, right?

"Yeah, I think of you know, bringing Milwaukee a professional baseball title," Barrone says.

Adam Walker played at Milwaukee Lutheran. And now? He's the hometown hero.

"Yeah, I mean, yeah, it's pretty cool," Walker says. "I mean I can't lie. You know, I have family and friends that get to come out to the game."

And as one of the few pro teams with fans? The Milkmen want you to be a part of it.

"It is just a tremendous family entertainment product. You should come to a game regardless," Mike Zimmerman says. "Now doing that with what is historic baseball? These things are hard. You know, to be a part of it. This is something that is very unique. It's a very unique ticket to get. So I would encourage people to think about coming out here. We're at capacity limits. It's done safely. It's great baseball."

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