Opening Day at Miller Park - Brewers vs. Braves 03-31-14
Photos by John Ehlke
Milwaukee Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez points to the sky after recording the final out during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Rodriguez recorded the save as the Brewers won 2-0. Hank the dog sits along the grass before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio, right, pets Hank the dog before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer pitcher Brandon Kintzler pets Hank the dog in the dugout before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer outfielder Ryan Braun smiles as he puts his bats away before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun pets Hank the dog in the dugout before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves  on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. <br/><br/> Hank the dog walks along the dirt near the Milwaukee Brewers' dugout before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Hank the dog looks over the field before the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Braves  and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Brain Jacobson of Elm Grove unloads a table for tailgating before the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Troy Kelsen plugs in his phone to his friend's car while tailgating before the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Brave and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Greg Jones of Mt Horeb, center, plays catch with Jack Jones, 8, left, and Sam Kellesuig, 10, right, before the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. <br/><br/> Bill Lensky of Richfield smiles as the home-brewed beer he is pouring into his friend's cup begins to spill out while tailgating before the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Braves  and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Fans enter Miller Park for  the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Molly Anderson, 6, poses for a photo with her Hank the dog stuffed animal before the Opening Day game between  the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Olympic medalists Jessie Vetter, left, Matt Antoine and Brianna Decker pose for a photo with their medals before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Opening Day between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Vetter and Decker were both members of the women's hockey team that took home silver medals from the winter Olympics. Antoine took home bronze in the skeleton. The Brewers won 2-0. The grounds crew water down the dirt near home plate before the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer pitcher Matt Garza is introduced before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. <br/><br/> Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is introduced before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer shortstop Jean Segura is introduced before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer third baseman Aramis Ramirez is introduced during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer second baseman Scooter Gennett jumps to reach a high-five from as he is introduced before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. (From Left) Winter Olympic medalists Matt Antoine Brianna Decker and Jessie Vetter throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Braves  and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Vetter and Decker were both members of the women's hockey team that took home silver medals from the winter Olympics. Anotoine took home bronze in the skeleton. The Brewers won 2-0. Winter Olympic medalist Brianna Decker hugs Milwaukee Brewer catcher Martin Maldonado after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch with fellow olympians Matt Antoine, left, and Jessie Vetter during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Vetter and Decker were both members of the women's hockey team that took home silver medals from the winter Olympics. Anotoine took home bronze in the skeleton.  The Brewers won 2-0. Bernie Brewer leads Hank the dog around home plate before the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo pitches during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer Carlos Gomez tips his hat to the crowd before his first at bat during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer Carlos Gomez is tagged out heading to third by Atlanta Braves' Chris Johnson during the Opening Day game on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun stands in the on deck circle before his first at bat during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The at bat was the first for Braun in a regular season game since his 65-game suspension. Braun received a standing ovation from fans as the Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun wipes his brow as he stands in the on deck circle before his first at bat during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The at bat was the first for Braun in a regular season game since his 65-game suspension. Braun received a standing ovation from fans as the Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun stands in the on deck circle before his first at bat during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The at bat was the first for Braun in a regular season game since his 65-game suspension. Braun received a standing ovation from fans as the Brewers won 2-0. <br/><br/> Milwaukee Brewer fans give Ryan Braun a standing ovation for his first at bat during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The at bat marked Braun's first in a regular season game after a 65-game suspension.  The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun makes a catch at the wall in right field during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Bucky Badger does a handstand for fans in between innings of the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Bucky Badger slides across the top of the dugout of the Atlanta Braves during the Opening Day game between the Braves and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun steps to the plate during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Aramis Ramirez hits a double during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The double produced the only runs of the game as the Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun gives a high-five to Jean Segura as the two score during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Atlanta Braves' pitcher Julio Teheran during the Opening Day game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Lyle Overbay swings during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy looks to throw to first to record an out during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Jean Segura throws to first base during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun waits to step to the plate in between innings during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. The sausage race during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Umpires convene to look at a play at first base using replay during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. the call was overturned making the call the first in Major League history to be overturned by replay. The Brewers won 2-0. Umpires convene to look at a play at first base using replay during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. the call was overturned making the call the first in Major League history to be overturned by replay. The Brewers won 2-0. Umpire Ted Barrett calls Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun out after overturning a call using replay  during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The call was the first in Major League history to be overturned by replay.  The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher Brandon Kintzler takes a moment before taking the mound during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher Brandon Kintzler delivers during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Aramis Ramirez throws from his knees from third base to first during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee.The runner was out as  the Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Rickie Weeks makes contact during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Will Smith pitches during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Lyle Overbay reaches and touches first base to record an out during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Scooter Gennett blows a bubble of bubble gum during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez pitches during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Rodriguez recorded the save as the Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Scooter Gennett attempts to avoid Atlanta Braves' Justin Upton while throwing to first base during the Opening Day game on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez celebrates after recording the final out during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Rodriguez recorded the save as the Brewers won 2-0.
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