Milwaukee’s Bernie Brewer Is Based on a Real-Life Super Fan

Milwaukee’s Bernie Brewer Is Based on a Real-Life Super Fan


– [Voiceover] The backwards baseball cap. The sunglasses. The punny name. This is Lou Seal, mascot for
the San Francisco Giants. Before they had Lou, the
Giants did something, well, a little crazy. It was 1984 and the
Giants weren’t just bad, they were awful. To offset the team’s losing streak, they created an
anti-mascot, the Crazy Crab, so fans would have something
other than the team to hate. And it actually worked. But the love/hate relationship quickly turned into a
hate/hate relationship. Things got out of hand. The fans and even players started throwing things at the Crazy Crab. Due to safety issues, the Giants pulled the Crazy Crab anti-mascot for good. This is where the lovable
anti-anti-mascot comes in. Lou Seal was born on Farallon Island. He’s a bay area native and one cool dude. He’s universally beloved
and a crowd favorite. A far cry from the anti-mascot formerly known as Crazy Crab.

11 thoughts on “Milwaukee’s Bernie Brewer Is Based on a Real-Life Super Fan”

  1. Does Bernie ever come down during games to see fans or does he just hang out up there until a homer is hit?

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