Putting Out the Vibe

July 15, 2009

From stubborn Milt Mason to foam headed Bernie Brewer

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  1. Hi:

    I’m a retired sports writer and was covering the “Milt Mason” game when he came down from the scoreboard. I can verify that he severely burned his hands.
    I later spent 28 years with the Milwaukee Journal and in Hank Aaron’s last season, I filled in as Bernie Brewer in order to do a feature story. I believe I had to wait until the second game of a doubleheader, when Aaron hit a home run to win the game before finally getting to slide.
    A note on Bernie’s slide: I practiced in a pair of jeans, and went down the slide at a nice comfortable speed. However, the lederhausen (sp) that are part of the Bernie uniform were almost like sitting on wax paper. When I went down the slide at the start of the game, I went so fast I didn’t have time to tuck in my legs when I went into the beer mug. I hit my knee on the top of the opening and was limping for almost a week.

    Tom Flaherty

    Comment by tom flaherty — March 18, 2010 @ 5:39 pm

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