Scooter Gennett spent his off day getting married
The Brewers had a surprise newlywed in their midst when they returned to Miller Park on Friday. While everyone else spent a stormy Thursday lounging on the couch, second baseman Scooter Gennett got married.
Gennett wed his high school sweetheart, Kelsey, in the historic caves below Milwaukee's Miller Brewery. The two have been together since they were sophomores in 2007, were engaged at Thanksgiving, and favored a private, small ceremony. So private that the news came as a total surprise to many of Gennett's teammates.
"We were going to plan on it around December, but I have 30 first cousins and it would have been a huge wedding and a lot of stuff to worry about, and she didn't want that," Gennett said. "So we moved it up a little bit. Kept it under wraps. We've been planning it for 2-2 1/2 months now. It wasn't a spur of the moment thing, but it seemed like that to some of the guys in here because I didn't let them know."
Fewer than 20 family and friends were in attendance, and everything went off without a hitch.
Well, almost everything.
"I was supposed to have a helicopter there but the weather was so bad they had to cancel," Gennett said. "I was going to have a helicopter pick us up after everything was done and fly us around the city a couple times. It was going to be cool. I think they're going to come by some other time and fly us around. That was the only thing that didn't go according to plan."