Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 6/29/12
MILWAUKEE The Milwaukee Brewers have paid homage to the Hispanic heritage one day every season since 2006, a day in which the long-time "Brewers," for one game, become the "Cerveceros." But on Sunday, Brewers fans will be treated to an entirely different translation. In an effort to acknowledge the multiple cultures that built the city of Milwaukee, the Brewers will honor Italian heritage during their game on Sunday, again changing their name for one game. For Sunday's matchup with the Diamondbacks, the Brewers will become the "Birrai", the Italian translation of Milwaukees nickname. Arizona will also take part in paying homage to the Italian heritage by wearing jerseys with their Italian nickname: "iD-backs." With plans to do a "Heritage Game", in addition to Cerveceros Day, once a year for the foreseeable future, honoring a wide range of cultures, the Brewers will continue the tradition they started last year on German Heritage Night when they wore "Bierbrauer" uniforms, by making their way to southern Europe for 2012. "The motivation behind the Heritage Games is that it speaks directly to the great cultural diversity of Milwaukee," Brewers vice president of communications Tyler Barnes said in an email. "Its also something that we thought would be fun and creative, a bit off the beaten path." After using gold as the primary color for their Cerveceros jerseys earlier this season and sticking to their usual colors as the Bierbrauer in 2011, the Birrai will be wearing jerseys that consist of the primary colors of the Italian flag green, red, and white. The jerseys are definitely a departure from the Brewers usual primary navy blue and gold uniforms. But for one night this weekend, Brewers fans or, well, Birrai fans will get their own slice of Italy on the field at Miller Park. Follow Ryan Kartje on Twitter.
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