The Los Angeles Dodgers’ four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field marks a bit of a homecoming for Gavin Lux, who was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The 23-year-old didn’t appear in Thursday’s opener, but likely will return to the lineup on Friday with right-hander Freddy Peralta getting the start. “I’m definitely pumped up,” Lux said. “A lot of my really good friends will be here. They haven’t seen me play since I’ve gotten called up, so they’re probably more excited than even I am.
“Obviously my family, it’s always great getting to see them. And I know they love seeing me play because they don’t always get an opportunity to do that too much anymore.”
The Brewers have been one of the biggest surprises in baseball thus far, jumping out to a 15-10 start and first-place showing in the National League Central.
Most of the time, the Brewers earning a victory over the defending World Series champions would generate headlines in Milwaukee. That wasn’t the case on Thursday, however, as a report surfaced that future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers may potentially want a trade from the Green Bay Packers.
Despite growing up only a couple of hours away from Lambeau Field, Lux hinted his allegiances lie with the rival Chicago Bears. “I don’t think I can say that right now. I might be shunned from Wisconsin,” he answered when asked what his favorite NFL team is.
“They might not let me back here. I think you guys know who I root for if I say that. The team that should not be said.”
Being a Bears fan, Lux is not concerned whether Rodgers remains with the Packers. “I’m not even a Packers fan. I’m probably going to be hated for saying that, but I’m not a Packers fan, so I don’t worry about them,” he said.
While Rodgers may want out of Green Bay, the Packers have publicly maintained they will not trade him.
Lux expecting over a dozen of family and friends at American Family Field
If and when Lux gets into a game this weekend at American Family Field, he’s expecting a lot of his family and friends to be in attendance. “All together, probably a little over 20,” he said.
“I think there’s 21 tickets. It will be good to see a lot of family and friends, for sure. They haven’t seen me play in a while, so I’m definitely pumped up.”
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