Coffey gets warm welcome from Brewers

Coffey gets warm welcome from Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- Nationals reliever Todd Coffey was touched by the warm welcome he was given by the Milwaukee Brewers and their fans when he entered Wednesday's 6-4 loss in the seventh inning.

The crowd of 34,419 cheered loudly while Coffey sprinted from the bullpen to the mound, just as he did many times for the Brewers from 2008-10. It was his first game action in Milwaukee since leaving the Brewers in the offseason.

The Brewers also played his "Ultimate Warrior" entrance music and timed his sprint on the scoreboard, just as they did when he was with the team.

"The crowd was always behind me when I was playing here," he said. "It was really nice and it was really classy.

"I've never seen an opposing player get anything like that whenever they come in, so I didn't think it was going to happen. It was a lot of class on their part to do that."

Coffey has said he originally started sprinting into games because he was so excited to play and that the burst of energy it took to run that hard helped calm him down.