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Snow and freezing temperatures don't stop Brewers tailgaters

Posted at 10:15 PM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 13:59:42-04

Snowballs were being tossed around outside Miller Park instead of baseballs before the Brewers' game against the Cincinnati Reds Monday evening. 

As some people raced to get inside and under the roof, while others were more than happy to tailgate in the freezing temperatures.

“We’re die hard fans. Gotta have our cookout,” said Susan Jones from Janesville.

“It doesn’t matter, what do you think we do up in Lambeau?” said Rick Zanow of Lake Geneva as he set up his tailgate.

He even used the snow as a cooler for his brats and burgers as the charcoal heated up. 

Though others like Al Koback of Amherst, Wisconsin near Stevens Point, said coming to Miller Park was an escape from their weather.

“We just had 30 some inches of snow with this last downfall so this is a piece of cake,” said Koback.

However, one group of people really did bring the heat to the park. Mike Reisner who lives near the Wisconsin Dells, brought his ice shanty and tank full of propane. 

“We got a little heater down here. And a nice insulated ice shack,” said Reisner as he sat inside the 80-plus degree shanty waiting for his food to grill.

Though for many it’s mind over matter, or weather. 

“It’s Wisconsin, come on,” said Katie Jones.

“It’s not cold, we’ve had worse,” said Brady Challoner.