Amy Williams, aka Front Row Amy, has been attending Brewers games in person over the course of the decade or so, and has quickly become one of the team’s most recognizable and dedicated fans. Seated in her signature front row seat, for which she owns a season ticket, most games, she will remain intently scoring each and every pitch. Her dedication is hard to match: she drives an hour and a half each way from her home in Oshkosh to Miller Park for almost fifty games a season. Read on to hear more about her fascination with the game:
WHAT MADE YOU START DOING THIS?
I was bored in 2007 in May and the Brewers were in first place and they were doing well and so I thought oh I’ll just watch the Brewers. After that I fell in love with the game of baseball and I got season tickets a few years later.
WHAT MADE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH BASEBALL?
Strategy, pitching. I really really enjoy pitching, like identifying the pitches and stuff like that. The whole game, really, I’m a pretty analytical person so it really appeals to me. The Brewers are a really fun team to watch.
WHEN DID YOU START SCORING THE GAME?
When I first started watching I kinda relied on my husband and he said y’know, when you go to a game you can keep score. I liked it so much that I got a book. It keeps me in the game, I have a collection of scorecards now and they’re all in my closet. I work from home so my office is kind of my shrine
DO YOU TRY AND GET YOUR KIDS INTO BASEBALL TOO?
Yeah I try to but they’re young, they don’t like it yet. When I was really young I didn’t like baseball either, but then when I started watching it I was like, ‘What, why have I not been doing this the whole time?’
HOW DID YOU GET YOUR SEAT BEHIND HOME PLATE?
When I first started coming I would see this seat open and I was like, ‘I’m getting it.’ The first time I sat here was Ryan Braun’s grand slam against the Pirates, and I was like ‘Oh my God, I’m on the field!’
HOW LONG DO YOU PLAN TO CONTINUE DOING THIS?
As long as I can. I’ll always love baseball and love the Brewers. I’ll stop if I don’t know what’s going on I guess, but even if I’m like 85 and I have trouble getting around I have three kids so someone could help me. I wanna keep my seat, I even asked the Brewers if I can pay for it in my will, so maybe my kids can keep coming here.