Clubbies mourn loss of friend
Longtime Brewers staffers have been working with a heavy heart after Mike Moulder, a fixture in the clubhouse during the team’s first six seasons at Miller Park, passed away suddenly last week of a heart attack.
Moulder was Tony Migliaccio’s assistant in the Brewers clubhouse from 2001-06 before going home to Cleveland to work for the Indians. Most recently, he was also the umpires’ room assistant at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, and in some instances Moulder would work a day game in Cleveland, hustle to Pittsburgh for a night game, then be back in Cleveland the next day.
Brewers clubhouse veterans Phil Rozewicz and Jason Shawger attended a memorial service for Moulder in Cleveland on Friday, logging about 7,000 air miles during a frantic two days. They felt it was important to attend, even though they had to be back at work before 5 a.m. MT on Saturday.
“He was a great friend to us,” said Rozewicz, who is going into his 14th season managing the visiting clubhouse in Milwaukee.
“Think about it,” said Shawger, who works on the home side. “I spend more time with Phil over the next six months than I do with my own family.”
Moulder was family to Rozewicz and Shawger, part of the fraternity of clubhouse workers who log truly insane hours to keep things running smoothly for players and coaches.
He was a kind, hard-working, baseball-loving guy who helped me navigate the clubhouse when I was a rookie with MLB.com in 2001. Those of us who remember Moulder in Milwaukee offer our condolences to his family.
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