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'Born a Brewer': Hear Craig Counsell narrate 2016 video that's giving fans chills before NLCS

MADISON, Wis. - A video released in 2016 is resurfacing ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers ahead of game 1 of the National League Championship Series.

The video features Brewers’ manager Craig Counsell narrating "Born a Brewer" before the 2016 season.

“I don’t know you, I don’t know your story, your background, what you do for a living, and yet, I do know you.  I know how your eyes lit up the first time you walked into County Stadium.  I know how as a kid, you dreamed of being Robin Yount.  You wanted nothing more than to wear that Brewers script across your chest,” said Counsell.

Counsell, who has been the Milwaukee Brewers’ manager since 2015, grew up in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. Counsell is familiar with the Brewers organization.  His father worked for them, and Craig played for Milwaukee in 2004 and 2007-2011 before his retirement in 2012.

Counsell was in his second season as the manager with the Brewers when they released this video. 

“I know that every summer, you stay up late listening to Mr. Baseball on the radio.  I know you’ll never forget Oct. 10, 1982, Sept. 28, 2008, or Oct. 7, 2011.  I know you, because I am you.  You and me, we’re cut from the same cloth.  This isn’t something we chose, it’s not a bandwagon we jumped on when it was convenient, it’s something we were born into, [a] piece of our identity passed on from generations before.  Just like you, I was born a Brewer. This is my first love, my passion, my responsibility. It’s a torch I’ll carry with me always.  Through the ups and the downs, the good times [and] the bad, no matter what; this will always be my team. Brewers baseball is a part of who I am. It’s a part of who we are.”


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