June 8th Game Recap

On an absolutely beautiful night for baseball (and for that matter simply being outdoors; on the way home there were MANY people walking), your Black Hats squared off against Chabad of Downtown.  Bleachers were filled with fans of all ages.  The Black Hats had its most explosive inning to date.  Great plays were made, runs were scored, and fun was had by all.  And yes, Chabad won the game!  Well...I am referring to the Downtown version.  The Downtown team has been extremely competitive for many years as highly accomplished players gravitate to that squad.

While the Black Hats have yet to crack the win column, there has been "electricity in the air" at every Black Hats game this season.  It has been several years since we have had a fan base as staunch as we do now.

The 2021 Black Hats are fortunate to feature several new players; one such player is Andrew Gorman.  Andrew and his family—wife Debbie and sons Daniel (age 10) and Jack (age 8)--moved to Milwaukee from the Chicago suburbs very recently, in April 2020. Debbie and Andrew are originally from St. Louis.  Andrew serves as General Counsel for Brady Corporation, manufacturer of ID products and "a global leader in safety, identification, and compliance solutions".  It is important to point out that Andrew selected Milwaukee over an opportunity in Paris, France!!  Paris' loss is our gain.  The Gormans live in Fox Point, not far from the Shul.

 A few more tidbits about Andrew.  He heard about the Black Hats from his wife via Rabbi Cheski.  He plays an aggressive third base, often standing at least even with the bag, and already has had some strong at bats this season.  He was captain of the water polo team in high school and also served as an ASA certified umpire for several years.  Finally, he is a proud Cardinals fan.

A very warm welcome to Andrew and his family!  Thank you for joining the Black Hats.

Next Tuesday, June 15, the Black Hats play a doubleheader: 6PM at Kletzch 3 and 7PM at Kletzch 1.  Come on out, bring the family, and cheer for your team!