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Corey Hart takes out newspaper ad to thank Brewers fans

Dec 21, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

After spending his entire pro career with the Brewers, Corey Hart signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Mariners earlier this month. In a classy gesture, he took out an ad in the local newspaper today to say thanks to the fans of Milwaukee and the Brewers organization for their support over the years.

Below is a picture of the ad, courtesy of the Brewers’ Twitter account:

source:  Hart, an 11th round pick of the Brewers in 2000, compiled a .276/.334/.491 batting line over nine seasons with the club to go along with 154 home runs and 508 RBI.

  1. meatcarroll - Dec 21, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    I guess you could say that Hart has a heart.

    Get it? ‘Hart’ is his last name, and ‘heart’ is an internal organ that’s popularly connected with emotions as a marketing gimmick. It’s a nice play on words.

  2. mianfr - Dec 21, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    I wonder if the uptick in these has anything to do with how cheap newspaper advertising has become.

    • alexo0 - Dec 21, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      Had no idea he reached the status of “newspaper-ad worthy” in Milwaukee. Kudos.

  3. southpaw928 - Dec 21, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    A classy move by a classy player!! Here is to hoping he can remain healthy and continue his career for many more years. His bat and presence have been and will be missed.

  4. thedobsons1 - Dec 21, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Hart has been most gracious to the fans in his time in Milwaukee……we would get tickets in the RF corner once a year, and more often than not, both of our kids would end up with a ball courtesy of him. Fun to watch him, sad to see him go, especially after injury.

    • yahmule - Dec 21, 2013 at 2:51 PM

      Yeah, this gesture seems pretty consistent with what I’ve read about the guy. I hope he bounces back strong for the Mariners.

  5. wisbadgfan - Dec 21, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Thank you for your fine career in Milwaukee, Corey.

    You are a class act, and Brew fans wish you the very best.

  6. professormaddog31 - Dec 21, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Corey was such a good dude. He was so open and friendly with the fans, especially kids. Milwaukee wasn’t the same without him last year, and he will definitely be missed this upcoming season.

  7. roanboon - Dec 21, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Thank you, Corey. I always had a lot of confidence when you were up to bat and you were a fun player to watch. You also had the guts to have International Harvester as your batting music. I will be cheering for your success in Seattle!

  8. overseer03 - Dec 21, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Wow Corey Hart took out an ad in the newspaper, how original. How about honoring his comments to take less money to stay in Milwaukee after being out all year. THAT would be something to celebrate, not this.

    • ptfu - Dec 21, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      Oh come on now. Original or not, he still did it as a gesture of gratitude and he certainly didn’t have to. That is not diminished by what you wanted him to do instead.

    • tonyc920 - Dec 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      Spot on overseer03, I look at the ad as damage control. Corey stated “I’ll give the Brewers a hometown discount to stay”. Melvin offered a deal that included $4.5 million guaranteed plus easy incentives based on staying healthy that brought the deal up to $8.5 million.

      Corey LIED, he took the money an ran. In my book he owes the Brewers $10 million for non performance 2013. He might be a nice guy but he LIED to us Brewer fans.

      • yahmule - Dec 22, 2013 at 6:13 PM

        The Seattle deal could reach $13 million. I’m sure you would walk away from a potential five million bucks.

  9. ronnies3675 - Dec 22, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    i took a ad out also single male seeking more money fans not needed

  10. dutchman45 - Dec 22, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    To overseer. baseball is a business like others. Would u take less from your employer voluntarily if you were entitled to full money. Of course not.

  11. chris6523 - Dec 23, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    The cost of the ad paid by the 10 million Hart made in ’13 to play zero games.

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