"Hells Bells" go silent
Trevor Hoffman entered his first game as a Brewer to a familiar refrain, but the next time he hears AC/DC’s rock anthem “Hells Bells,” it will be in the regular season.
They tolled Wednesday, when Hoffman trotted in for the seventh inning of an eventual 3-3 tie with the A’s in the Cactus League opener. The scoreboard crew at Maryvale Baseball Park got hold of the song for Hoffman, who has used it in San Diego since 1998 and plans to import the tradition to Milwaukee. He doesn’t want to hear it again in Spring Training.
“It was nice for the first time,” Hoffman said. “But hopefully, we’ll be able to correct that.”
He worked around a double in a successful Brewers debut, which offered Hoffman and the Brewers’ athletic training staff their first opportunity to work together on a game day. I’ll have more about Hoffman’s extensive routine later today.