A Teeny Bit Ashamed

So, I have to admit that I am a bit ashamed to say that I have been faithfully patronizing the local BP gasoline stations all summer long.  Not sure if this is just in WI or if they do this elsewhere, but for each time you fill up with 8 gallons or more you can collect a stamp from BP.  Once you have six stamps, you redeem them for one free Brewers baseball ticket.  There are a dozen or so games through-out the season that you can redeem for.   We have a group of four of us that have been collecting stamps and redeeming tickets all summer long.  By the end of July, we had secured tickets for all four of us to all of the available games.  On top of all these free games, we have been buying tickets just about anytime a good deal comes up.  I’ve been to about 10 games so far this season and have tickets for another 10 or 12 games. 

I can’t exactly pinpoint the draw, but I just love seeing the Brew Crew live in action.  To me, it’s American, it’s wholesome, it’s family-friendly, it’s summertime in Milwaukee… The smell of brats being grilled, serious parking lot bean-bag tosses, striving to appear on the jumbo-tron, the crunch of peanut shells underfoot, high-fiving the stranger next to you when your team clenches a win with a bottom of the ninth walk-off homerun!

I saw a great game tonight.  We trailed for the majority of the night, but only by a few runs. Then, in the bottom of the ninth, down by three, we made a comeback for the win!  Fireworks, cheering, Bernie’s victory slide, and 33,952 happy fans.  (Ok, I did see a few Houston fans in attendance, so let’s call it an even 33,900 happy fans… don’t want to exaggerate!) 

Getting back to my point about the shame… it sickens me to see all that is lost due to the oil spill in the gulf and I really am looking forward to the day that I can sever my loyalty… Aug 30th to be exact!  Until next spring anyway :-\


~ by angi716 on August 7, 2010.

One Response to “A Teeny Bit Ashamed”

  1. Happened across your post because it’s tagged with “current events”, but thought I’d share this link explaining how most BP stations are locally owned and how boycotting them typically only hurts the local owner, not BP. So, hopefully you can enjoy your Brewers tickets without the shame ;-). PS – I wish they did something like that around where I live, I’ve never heard of any rewards for buying gas (other than the “fuel perks” from some grocery stores).


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