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Friday, January 16, 2015

ESPN: Jonathan Lucroy To Washington

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is making an unexpected road trip to Washington. It has nothing to do with playing the Nationals. It’s not often that a ballplayer gets to attend a State of the Union address to Congress as the guest of a U.S. senator.

So when the office of Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin called with an invite to sit in on President Barack Obama’s speech next week as recognition for the All-Star’s charitable work, Lucroy accepted the opportunity.
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A fan favorite in Milwaukee, the 28-year-old Lucroy makes regular visits to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and has served as a spokesman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Brewers Community Foundation charitable activities.

Lucroy is especially active with organizations associated with the military and veterans, including the Honor Flight Network, which brings World War II veterans to Washington. Lucroy met Johnson’s chief of staff during an Honor Flight visit from Milwaukee in November.

The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 16, 2015 at 01:34 AM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brewers, charity, congress, honor, jonathan lucroy, veterans, washington, world war ii

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   1. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: January 16, 2015 at 07:33 AM (#4882022)
Presumably I'm not the only person who clicked on the link while thinking to himself "WTF are the Brewers thinking!"
   2. Hal Chase School of Professionalism Posted: January 16, 2015 at 07:49 AM (#4882023)
Guilty as charged, Fern.
   3. Rants Mulliniks Posted: January 16, 2015 at 08:20 AM (#4882030)
No, you're not the only one. I near shat myself.
   4. Spahn Insane Posted: January 16, 2015 at 08:36 AM (#4882032)
Clapper, it's not nice to tease Joey like that.
   5. Bourbon Samurai, what price fettucine? Posted: January 16, 2015 at 08:36 AM (#4882033)
boooooo I boo this headline for exciting me
   6. Lassus Posted: January 16, 2015 at 09:45 AM (#4882069)
Well done, Clapper.
   7. Itchy Row Posted: January 16, 2015 at 09:50 AM (#4882073)
I'd heard about him going to the speech, but I still thought the headline meant he'd been traded.
   8. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: January 16, 2015 at 09:52 AM (#4882074)
senator Johnson is an intellectual midget but a canny people person. Getting the beloved lucroy at his side will play well
   9. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: January 16, 2015 at 10:02 AM (#4882081)
Yeah, this would have immediately trump the bronze ticket as the dumbest thing the Brewers have done this week.
   10. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: January 16, 2015 at 10:17 AM (#4882089)
NOT funny...!
   11. SoCalDemon Posted: January 16, 2015 at 10:18 AM (#4882090)
Well played.
   12. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: January 16, 2015 at 10:37 AM (#4882104)
It's too early in the morning for this gotcha.
   13. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: January 16, 2015 at 11:22 AM (#4882136)
I saw the title and was like "nahhhhhh, that's a gotcha headline, that would make NO sense."
   14. Stormy JE Posted: January 16, 2015 at 12:03 PM (#4882163)
Hook.
Line.
Sinker Ball.
   15. The District Attorney Posted: January 16, 2015 at 12:10 PM (#4882171)
You try to do nice things for people, and they make you sit through the State of the Union speech?? No good deed goes unpunished.
   16. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: January 16, 2015 at 01:55 PM (#4882243)
Way early Primey for #15...
   17. TerpNats Posted: January 16, 2015 at 08:17 PM (#4882455)
Presumably I'm not the only person who clicked on the link while thinking to himself "WTF are the Brewers thinking!"
I clicked and thought, "Yet another steal by Mike Rizzo!" Alas, it's merely an announcement of another State of the Union "guest star." I yearn for the good old days when the SOTU took place during the daytime, was carried on radio and wasn't a celebrity-studded production.
   18. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: January 16, 2015 at 08:34 PM (#4882459)
Mike Trout to Seattle

Mike Trout will be going to Seattle, but it has nothing to do with playing the Mariners. Instead, he's decided to watch the NFC championship game.

Kershaw to Texas

Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen are visiting their families in Dallas and are participating in charity work with Mercy Street.
   19. Stormy JE Posted: January 18, 2015 at 10:15 PM (#4883673)
I clicked and thought, "Yet another steal by Mike Rizzo!" Alas, it's merely an announcement of another State of the Union "guest star." I yearn for the good old days when the SOTU took place during the daytime, was carried on radio and wasn't a celebrity-studded production.

The SOTU can't hold the White House Correspondents Dinner's jock.
   20. McCoy Posted: January 18, 2015 at 10:41 PM (#4883684)
Now that is a crazy night.

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