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Mass Haas - Photo Evidence of his 46-Year Brewer Fandom

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Posted: August 04, 2019, 6:44 AM Post
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Hi.

Back on February 27th, 2017, I made my first appearance on Matt Pauley's Brewers Extra Innings Podcast.

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Interview begins at the 11:30 minute mark, and I kick things off discussing how I became a Brewers fan growing up 50 miles south of Boston, in such a unique way.

One additional detail I didn't share that day with Matt was shortly after creating the T-Shirt with the newly-purchased Brewer stickers I mentioned, was that my local newspaper photographer came to my neighborhood as I, along with my brothers and friends, were running a Kool-Aid stand, and the photographer said he could only include one of us in the photo he'd like to take. I guessed his lucky number. It ran on the front page of the paper, and later on the Editor sent me a letter saying "great picture, what's up with the Brewers shirt?".

Now, keep in mind, the stickers I bought could have literally been for any MLB team, it was randomly Milwaukee, and well, here we are nearly a half-century later.

I dug up that photo recently after searching for it for quite some time.

1973, baby! Ten years old.

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I'll be back on with Matt again tonight, Sunday 8/4.


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Posted: August 04, 2019, 8:40 AM Post
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Maybe you've shared your origin story before, Jim, but I must have missed it because I've always wondered how you became a Brewer fan. Thanks for sharing!

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


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Posted: August 04, 2019, 10:16 AM Post
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Thats really cool! Also, why in that photo does the lemonade look like coffee? I realize it’s grayscale, but that looks dark!


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Posted: August 04, 2019, 12:23 PM Post
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MH said in the lead post that it was a Kool-Aid stand, so I'm guessing a non-lemonade flavor.

Also : That's adorable, Jim. [smile]

Remember: the Brewers never panic like you do.


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Posted: August 04, 2019, 1:06 PM Post
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Absolutely love the photo, thanks for sharing!

It’s funny to think of how lucky we all got as a result of that random MLB team logo sticker dispenser!


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