‘It’s a wake up call to me’: Brewers manager Craig Counsell shares his thoughts on Molson Coors shooting

Craig Counsell
Craig Counsell

PHOENIX, Az. – Athletes, coaches and teams are sharing their thoughts about the Milwaukee workplace shooting as more details become available Thursday afternoon.

“We’re all saddened by it,” Brewers Manager Craig Counsell told reporters from MLB.com. “We talked about it in the clubhouse this morning.”

The Brewers social media team shared a photo of players and coaches with a “Milwaukee Strong” banner Thursday morning.

“Personally, I need to do better figuring out what is my part,” Counsell said. “There’s a public safety issue going on. Whether its guns or mental health. We need to figure out what it is. It’s a wake up call to me that I’ve got to do my part.”

Also offering condolences was Brewers Outfielder Christian Yelich.

“Very heartbreaking to hear about the tragedy in Milwaukee today,” Yelich tweeted.  “My thoughts are with the victims, their families and everyone at MolsonCoors.”

The Brewers wore ribbons on their uniform to honor the victims of the shooting during their spring training game against the Royals Thursday afternoon.

Others, like Za’Darius Smith of the Packers and the Milwaukee Bucks organization, sent their condolences to the victims involved.

“We’ve got to do our part,” Counsell said. “That’s how i’m taking it.”