It has recently come to my attention that Bill Bob, the Brewers bear who lives in my car, had much more adventurous of a time on Opening Day at Miller Park than I was led to believe.
For those of you who don’t know, this is Bill Bob.
Bill Bob was acquired for $1.50 and 3 tries at a claw machine at my friendly neighborhood Toys R Us and has resided in my car ever since. I thought he was content in there, listening to games on the radio and hanging out in the Miller Park drunk lot. But I guess I was wrong. (He did get to come to the hotel on our Minnesota roadtrip last season, but failed to cheer Mol up.)
Well, I suppose being smushed under an easy-up tent in the backseat probably wasn’t the start to Opening Day Bill Bob was hoping for.
I shouldn’t have been surprised that he was stowed away in someone else’s trunk by the end of the day. Poor guy. But it recently came to light that Bill Bob wasn’t exactly kidnapped, as I had previously thought. No, no. Bill Bob was just happy to be out on his own.
Although, it appears he may have had too much wop. Or yucca. Or beer. Or all of the above, as he needed Nik to help him out in the pee tent.
But he must have pulled himself together because he somehow got into the game and from what I can gather from the picture, it appears that Bill was trying to get himself some more alcohol.
Oh, Bill Bob. High Life? Have I taught you nothing?? Always go to Friday’s for the Long Islands!
Well, needless to say, when all was said and done and I discover him in someone else’s car, I guess I’m a little hurt.
Because it appears it wasn’t a kidnapping, but an escape. (Or a quest for more beer!) I’m sorry Bill Bob. I promise to let you out and enjoy the Brewers. Clearly, you’re too enthusiastic to be cooped up in my car all the time. I mean, just look at the #1 finger. You didn’t even take it off to throw up in the pee tent. That’s what I call loyalty!
So while Bill Bob’s first official trip into Miller Park yielded a loss, hopefully he’ll be more content to come inside the house and watch tonight’s game on TV.
The Brewers make their first trip to Minute Maid Park and Shaun Marcum (2-1, 2.73 ERA) will hopefully continue to roll as he and a more familiar line-up take on Brett Meyers (1-0, 3.31 ERA) and the Astros.