It had been a long time since Milwaukee had a baseball superstar. Robin Yount had been retired for more than a dozen years when Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun arrived, the products of a once-potent farm system. After a few growing pains, the Brew Crew became a contender. The franchise couldn’t afford to keep both around, though. They let Fielder fly away during free agency and hung on to Braun, the hard-hitting, speedy, versatile player who always seemed to get the clutch hit.
Then came Tuesday.
It was a dark day for all fans, darker for Brewers backers and a pitch black day for anyone deeply invested in Ryan Braun memorabilia.
Nick Yohanek was really deep.
The Watertown, WI man built a Braun shrine in his house, collecting game-worn items and proudly showing them off.
He spent a lot of money.
Watch below and you’ll see that he at least has a backup plan for filling the space, but…