Opening day at Miller Park 2014
Photos by Charles Auer and John Ehlke
Dousman native Brianna Decker hugs Milwaukee Brewer catcher Martin Maldonado after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Opening Day game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves on Monday at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Decker was part of the women's hockey team that took home a silver medal in the Winter Olympics. Kelly Anderson of Brookfield plays bean bags while tailgating Monday at Miller Park.  Fans line up outside Miller Park before the gates open Monday. Tailgaters fill the parking lots for Opening Day at Miller Park Monday. Tom Hanland of Okauchee flips a burger while tailgating on Opening Day Monday at Miller Park. Ryan Reszczynski and Paul Daney, both of Milwaukee wear blue and gold masks while tailgating Monday at Miller Park. Matt Budnik of Muskego, left, and James Kaplan or Mukwonago talk about the relative importance of Opening Day and the Badgers appearance in the Final Four while tailgating at Miller Park Monday. One of the last snow piles melts as people enjoy warm weather for tailgating during Opening Day Monday at Miller Park.  The Chorizo draws a crowd Monday during Brewers Opening Day tailgating at Miller Park. Flags show fans' loyalties Monday at Miller Park. Matt Szpara, left, plays giant Jenga with Tyler Wacker, 7, while tailgating at Miller Park Monday for Brewers Opening Day. Zach, left, and Mike Nichols of West Bend wear elaborate hats while tailgating at Miller Park Monday. Olympic silver medalist Brianna Decker, center, throws out the first pitch with fellow medalist Matt Antoine, left, and Jessie Vetter, right, before the Opening Day game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves at Miller Park Êon Monday in Milwaukee. Decker and Vetter both were members of the woman's hockey team that took the silver medal from the Winter Olympics. Antoine took bronze in the skeleton.
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