MILWAUKEE — Several positive COVID-19 tests lead to an early Friday call to postpone the Milwaukee Brewers’ long-awaited home opener at Miller Park.
The Brewers were set to take on the Cardinals at 1:10 p.m. at Miller Park. They are 3-3 on the season.
Brewers President David Stearns released a statement Friday morning, saying that the team is supportive of the decision to postpone the game.
“We are supportive of Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone today’s game and look forward to playing our home opener as soon as conditions safely allow," said Stearns. "The health and safety of our players and employees are, and will continue to be, our top priorities."
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While the decision was made for the safety of the players and staff involved, it was still disappointing news for people looking to enjoy Friday’s game.
“I was literally just walking in and I saw on the bottom of the ticker,” said Ryan Perrigoue, a Wisconsin sports fan who went to Dugout 54 to watch the game.
The news was shocking for Perrigoue, who mapped out a day of watching sports. First the Brewers, then the Milwaukee Bucks.
“It’s tough, man. Just a tough break. Everybody’s trying to stay safe and all it takes is one person,” Perrigoue said.
At Miller Park, Matthew Garcia took some matters into his own hand, bringing a grill, cooler, and food out into the parking lot.
“I had a lot of activities planned for today for opening day. I took the day off of work and then they canceled the game and I’m just at the end of my rope,” Garcia said.
The game will be rescheduled to Sunday, as a part of a doubleheader starting at 1:10 p.m.