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Greinke plays for 'Bierbrauers' on wrong night

Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:35 pm
 
GreinkeBy Evan Brunell

On Sunday, the Brewers wore their "Bierbrauer" jerseys -- "Brewers" in the German language.

Problem is, Zack Greinke beat them to it on Saturday when he dressed in the Bierbrauer jersey and pinch-hit in the bottom of the fifth inning to lay down a sacrifice bunt. That's against the rules -- all players must wear the same uniform -- but neither the umpires or Pirates noticed, so play went on as scheduled. If someone had noticed, the Brewers would have had to change batters or wait for Greinke to change his jersey.

"I had no idea," manager Ron Roenicke told MLB.com, saying Greinke was wearing a fleece pullover before and during the game, so no one saw his uniform. "It was blue, and that's all it looked like to me. I didn't know until one of the guys said something. He didn't know [either]."

H/T: Big League Stew for both the story and the photo.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 5:32 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Greinke plays for 'Bierbrauers' on wrong night

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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Greinke plays for 'Bierbrauers' on wrong night

No one noticed the mistake because no one was watching the game. Ba da bum!



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Greinke plays for 'Bierbrauers' on wrong night

When did Gorman Thomas/Cecil Cooper/Pete Yukovich/and the rest of Harvey's Wallbangers stop playing for the Brewers?  I haven't seen them on TV since '82.




Since: Aug 15, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 2:47 pm
 

Greinke plays for 'Bierbrauers' on wrong night

Please get your facts straight.  The rules state that players must wear a uniform with the same color & same trim.  It says nothing about the number, name, patches, etc.

No violation here.  It was just a funny oversight and that's it.

No stopping the Brew Crew!!!



Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2011 1:33 pm
 

Greinke plays for 'Bierbrauers' on wrong night

With Zach Greinke not pitching that game there's a good chance he wore the uniform just to screw around with some of the other players.  Who knows?  If he did know that he had the wrong jersey on imagine what he was thinking when his name got called to pinch hit.  Pretty funny...



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 12:31 pm
 

The problem is all of these ridiculos uniforms...

I am not a big fan of these auxilary uniforms, anyhow.  I like the Brewers throw-back, pin-striped uniforms (circa '82), and I think they should wear just them all of the time; but these other ones, in different languages?  Get rid of them, for all I care (and I am half German).  You can't blame the player for this, anyhow --the equipment manager needs to get his ducks-in-a-row.  Why would you have more than one uniform in a locker/cubicle before a game anyhow?  There is your issue. 



Since: Apr 2, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:58 am
 

Greinke plays for 'Bierbrauers' on wrong night

Don't blame the over paid players.  They just put on what the equipment manager puts in their locker.  They don't have to check, if it's wrong, it's the equipment guys fault.  These guys dont do ANYTHING in the clubhouse except get ready to play then get ready to leave after the game is over.



Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:18 am
 

Greinke plays for 'Bierbrauers' on wrong night

Much ado about nothing.



Since: Oct 22, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2011 10:29 am
 

Greinke plays for 'Bierbrauers' on wrong night

crazy 


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