Brewers had a hilariously embarrassing Opening Day ceremony screw-up

The Milwaukee Brewers got a win against the New York Mets during their home opener, but not everything went swimmingly with the pregame ceremonies.

Everything went right for the Milwaukee Brewers during their home opener against the New York Mets. Well, almost everything.

The Brew Crew walked out of American Family Field (it still feels weird that the stadium is no longer called Miller Park) with the victory on Monday over the the NL East favorites. Not only did Milwaukee collect the W and are now in a tie with the Cincinnati Reds atop the NL Central, but the Brewers throttled the Mets by a final score of 10-0.

Milwaukee embarrassed New York so badly that infielder Luis Guillorme was called upon to pitch in the eighth inning. Thankfully for Mets manager Buck Showalter, the Brewers didn’t tack on to their 10-run lead.

Brewers had a hilariously embarrassing Opening Day ceremony screw-up.

But while everything went fantastic for the Milwaukee Brewers once the first pitch was thrown, the pregame activities did not go according to plan. According to Tim Britton of The Athletic , the Brewers’ home opener included a flyover. Unfortunately, no one was able to see it because the roof at American Family Field was closed.

Now, in all fairness to the Milwaukee organization, with daytime temperatures in the mid-40s, everyone in attendance was probably thankful that the roof was closed. However, it seems rather silly, and even a touch embarrassing to coordinate a flyover when no one can really see it.

Flyovers have become the norm for big sporting events like the Super Bowl, the MLB All-Star Game, and a variety of other top-level athletic events. Most major league teams with outdoor venues had flyovers during Opening Day last week.

But it’s not often that you’ll hear of a flyover at the NBA Finals or during the Stanley Cup. Why? Because the stadiums are enclosed. Chalk this one up as an L for the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday.

But that was the only thing that went wrong for Milwaukee. The Brew Crew recorded 10 runs on 10 hits, including rookie infielder Brice Turang going yard with his first home run. It also happened to clear the bases and put the game out of reach. Turang’s round tripper in the bottom of the fifth inning put the Brewers up 10-0.