The Wisconsin Badgers Men's basketball team is coming back to Milwaukee. Just a month after the team kicked-off the NCAA Tournament against American University at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the Brewers are going to welcome Bo Ryan and the 2013 class to Miller Park on May 9th. General Manager Doug Melvin released a statement last week announcing the ceremony, which he says will recognize the team for their outstanding trip to the Final Four and the positive representation they held of Wisconsin throughout the season.
A former shortstop in his younger days, Ryan responded with excitement and gratitude to the Melvin's invitation. The veteran head coach thanked the Brewers for their hospitality, and even hinted that he would be the one to toss out the ceremonial first pitch.
The Brewers also welcome the New York Yankees to Miller Park on May 9th, with the game scheduled to start at 7:10PM. It will be the pair's first series of the season. As of the end of April, both teams hold the top position in their respective divisions; the Brewers with the best record in baseball. The pregame ceremony will begin at 6:50PM, as the UW Marching Band plays the National Anthem. The band will also be playing outside of the Home Plate Gate before the ceremony begins.
In the week leading up to the May 9th - 11th series, Milwaukee takes on the Reds in Cincinnati then Arizona back at home starting next Monday. The team will get a one day break, on Thursday, before hosting New York.
Hopefully, welcoming the Badgers into Miller Park will only aid the Brewers continued success. Wisconsin's trip to the 2014 Final Four was the program's first in 14 years, and a regular season record of 30-8 was the best since 2007.