TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
MLB

Fan with doctored Braun jersey asked to leave Miller Park

{eot}
The Canadian Press
7/26/2013 6:00:19 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

MILWAUKEE -- A Wisconsin woman said Friday she is still a Milwaukee Brewers fan, even though security at Miller Park asked her to leave a game after she changed her Ryan Braun jersey to read "FRAUD."

Karen Eidem, 37, of Pewaukee said she papered over the letters "B" and "N" in Braun's name with the letters "F" and "D" on the back of her Brewers shirt after the slugger accepted a season-ending, 65-game suspension after admitting to violating baseball's rules on performance-enhancing drugs.

"A lot of fans complimented me on the jersey," Eidem told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "It was all meant in good fun. It wasn't meant to be derogatory."

Eidem said security tapped her on the shoulder while she was standing with friends at the ballpark Wednesday night. She said she was told her the modified shirt violated the fan code of conduct, and that she would have to change the shirt or leave the ballpark. Eidem turned the shirt inside out and stayed for the game.

Eidem said she later looked up the code and saw that clothing or body art could not be profane or offensive. She said she didn't understand why the word "FRAUD" would be offensive.

WTMJ radio (http://bit.ly/1734arj ) says the Brewers later issued a statement saying security staff should not have interfered and offered Eidem another game ticket.

"In this case, the fan absolutely should have been able to wear the jersey without any intervention by our staff. We welcome the opportunity for fans to express their opinions," the Brewers said in a statement Thursday. "The only circumstances that would warrant us intervening is if someone were to display a message or item that would be considered offensive to other fans.

"This is not a case where that line was crossed, and we're sorry for the inconvenience to her."

Eidem said she's been going to Brewers games "since I was a kid" and still is a fan.

"I think it was just a misunderstanding," she said.

Ryan Braun (Photo:  Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story



Canadians in MLB

Canadians in the Majors

Take a look at the early-season results from all of Canada's Major League representatives. More...

The Boys of Summer

MLB Preview 2014

It's time for another season of Major League Baseball. Get primed for 2014 with previews for all 30 teams including Scott MacArthur's look at what to expect from the Toronto Blue Jays.


American League: East | Central | West
National League: East | Central | West
Toronto Blue Jays

Free Agency: American League | National League

Podcasts

TSN 1050 Toronto: Leafs Lunch: Ray Ferraro- April 24

TSN Hockey Analyst Ray Ferraro joins the program to talk about the NHL Playoffs and what the Pittsburgh Penguins should so about their goaltending.

TSN 1050: TSN Drive with Dave Naylor: April 23 - Ricky Romero

Buffalo Bisons Pitcher Ricky Romero joins Dave Naylor and Dave Hodge to talk about his season with the Blue Jays Triple-A affiliate so far.

TSN 1050: Mike Richards in the Morning: April 21 - Dirk Hayhurst

TSN 1050 Blue Jays Analyst Dirk Hayhurst joined Mike Richards in the Morning to talk about the Toronto Blue Jays' play lately.


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television