11 Packers players threw out the first pitch at Monday’s home opener for the Milwaukee Brewers. Only one of them spent an insane amount of money to get there.
Running back Ryan Grant told his crazy story during Fox Sports Wisconsin’s telecast of the game.
“My car service that was supposed to me pick me up and take me to the airport from New York,” Grant said via Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
“As I stuck my hand to open the car door, he locked the door and drove off. It sounds crazy, but that’s exactly what happened. He drove away slowly so I thought he was going to make a U-turn. He might have been a Giants fan, I don’t know. He wasn’t a Packers fan. He just kept going. I looked at my brother and my friend and said, ‘Did we just get pranked? Is this a joke?'”
Grant said he couldn’t get another car, so he drove himself to the airport. He missed his flight and there appeared to be no way to get to the game in time. So of course Grant hired a private plane.
Grant was asked how much it cost during the telecast.
“Lot of money,” Grant said. “Lot of, lot of, money. My friend and my brother joined me. I told them to enjoy the flight and stay awake.”
The one takeaway here: Do not doubt Ryan Grant’s commitment to the Milwaukee Brewers.