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Brewers PR man Mike Vassallo must have had plenty of coffee on the team’s charter flight to Washington DC because today’s game notes are particularly chock full of tidbits. Cutting and pasting at will here…
Here’s a new must-bookmark for all Brewers fans: Front office staffers John Steinmiller and Caitlin Moyer launched a blog this week that will offer a glimpse into the happenings at Miller Park. It’s a dynamic duo. John is a manager in the Brewers’ media relations department (a.k.a. Mike Vassallo’s intern) and Caitlin is the team’s manager of marketing promotions (a.k.a. The Queen of the Bobbleheads).
You’ll find their blog at www.brewers.mlblogs.com. They launched this week with the No. 1 question asked of everybody who has anything to do with baseball.
Just don’t have so much fun that you forget about me.
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All that was missing from Todd Coffey’s entrance was the right musical accompaniment. It appears he’s found it.
Some fans of baseball and professional wrestling have noticed that Coffey made a pair of entrances this week to the same heavy metal riff that used to accompany the Ultimate Warrior, who was known for his all-out race from the smoke-filled arena tunnel to the ring. Coffey doesn’t have any dry ice out in the bullpen, but he makes a similar entrance, sprinting all-out from the bullpen to the mound.
A blogger wisely suggested the connection a month ago, but the idea came from Brewers PR director and walking encyclopedia of pro wrestling Mike Vassallo. Vassallo suggested the song to Coffey and loaded it onto his iPod.
“I took it home and gave it a listen and it was like, ‘Yeah, this fits,’” Coffey said. “There’s no words and it’s hard, to the point. I said, “This is me. It’s perfect.’”
Vassallo, by the way, also suggested Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” for Jorge Julio. But he can’t take credit for Trevor Hoffman’s use of AC/DC’s “Hells Bells,” though that one also came from a front office. As the story goes, a Padres official, inspired by the film “Major League,” suggested that Hoffman adpot a signature song. After “Hells Bells” debuted on July 25, 1998, it stuck.