MILWAUKEE -- Major League Baseball returns to the sports landscape as it was announced this week that players will report for “Spring Training 2.0” at their home fields by July 1, with regular season play expected to begin July 23-24. The season will begin without fans in the stands, but
MILWAUKEE -- Major League Baseball returns to the sports landscape as it was announced this week that players will report for “Spring Training 2.0” at their home fields by July 1, with regular season play expected to begin July 23-24. The season will begin without fans in the stands, but there will plenty of action to take in over the air as games will be broadcast on FOX Sports Wisconsin, Newsradio 620 WTMJ and the entire Brewers Radio Network.
The full schedule of games will be set by Major League Baseball and is expected to be announced soon.
While fans initially won’t be able to take in the action in person, they will still be able to enjoy every inning as Hall-of-Famer Bob Uecker marks his 50th season as the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers and 65th year in Major League Baseball. After a professional career in baseball which included a World Series Championship in 1964, Uecker returned to his hometown in Milwaukee and began calling play-by-play for the Brewers, where he remains to this day. Uecker will be joined by broadcasters Jeff Levering and Lane Grindle calling this season on the Brewers Radio Network.
Brian Anderson, Bill Schroeder and Matt Lepay will once again call the action on FOX Sports Wisconsin. A full schedule of telecasts will be announced at a later date.
“It’s been a long wait, and we join in the excitement over the return of Brewers baseball to Miller Park,” said Brewers President of Business Operations Rick Schlesinger. “The start of 2020 has undoubtedly brought challenging times. Baseball has been a staple of summer life for more than 150 years, seeing our country through many ups and downs. We look forward to that first pitch of the season as we stay optimistic that better times lie ahead.”
The Brewers spent nearly the full Spring Training at American Family Fields of Phoenix preparing for the season, coming off consecutive postseason appearances for just the second time in franchise history – something the club had not done since 1981-82. Spring Training came to a halt on March 12 as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sport for more than three months.
“When we left Phoenix in mid-March, we believed we were prepared for a very successful season,” said Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager David Stearns. “We still believe that. Our players, coaches and staff have worked incredibly hard during this hiatus to be ready for baseball’s return.”