THE NAME THAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS
A WI legislator is proposing that the Brewers change thier
name to the "Wisconsin Brewers" if state funds are used to pay
for a new stadium for the team. State Rep. Mark Meyer wrote a
letter to WI Gov. Tommy Thompson calling for the name change.
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL columnist Michael Bauman writes "by
all means, change the name" if it means the team gets a new
stadium. Bauman notes that while Milwaukeans would oppose such a
move, the WI Legislature would be more receptive to funding if a
state-wide name is used. Bauman: "The deal -- give a name, get a
stadium -- would be a steal. It would be like trading Ron
Rightnower for Hideo Nomo" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 7/13).