Wally 'the Beer Man' won't return to ...

Wally 'the Beer Man' won't return to Target Field job, takes bartending gig

There are 67 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 4, 2011, titled Wally 'the Beer Man' won't return to Target Field job, takes bartending gig. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Wally "The Beer Man" McNeil, right, smiles moments after being acquitted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Minneapolis, Minn., at the Hennepin County Courthouse, after a trial for selling alcohol to a minor during a Twins game last year.

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Since: Jul 10

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#28 Apr 5, 2011
OMG I can't buy overpriced 3.2 beer from Wally, what on earth will I do? He sells beer! I give him credit he did a great job of marketing himself, however he is no different than any other guy/gal that sells beer at a sporting event.

Also it was not the Twins decision it was the vending company that hires the workers.

Since: Sep 10

St Paul

#29 Apr 5, 2011
As much as I did not buy a beer from Wally,( remember that there are other beer vendors) I can feel for Wally. His office ( Twins Stadium ) is located within five minutes of crack dealers / hookers and much more serious crime. And the police choose to go after a beer vendor!

This is really a petty crime and although Wally is guilty as [email protected] it really is a victimless crime.

What is next MPLS police jaywalkers!

Now let's all buy beer from " Trickster " Just tell Trickster that Pat sent you.
Maroon and Gold in Wisc

Saint Paul, MN

#30 Apr 5, 2011
Zara wrote:
When you buy beer from Wally, you same getting the same beer that you would get from anyone else, but I guess that's why people have made him out to being a celebrity, they don't want to face up to the fact they are suckers for buying the overpriced, warm beer in a paper cup that would cost a dollar anyplace else.
Wally doesn't set the price, I'm sure theres a white shirt filled commission that sets the price at the park . He's a celebrity, because he easily outsold his competition. He treated his customers well, had a smile, talked to his customers, treated them and their families great. He is a good guy, that I never minded giving my business to. Even with the price of beer being to high, because of his nature, I usually gave him a tip also. He will be missed at the games. Yes he screwed up, yes he should be punished, but the Twins are loosing out on this one.

And what decent place sells beer for a buck anymore? Yes there a probably a few happy hours that approach that price, but usually beers are $3 or more now. Zara, I guess there are a lot of suckers out there who like to have beer and watch a game. Me being one of them. But again, I do live in Wisconsin.
Jamie dot

United States

#31 Apr 5, 2011
Derr wrote:
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Does that mean that it's "COOLER" to stay at home and write a comment on an article involving said sports employees? Must literally be cooler for you since you are in your parents basement writing this. Make sure you "hold on" to that 25 bucks there big spender.
no it makes sense, 24 hour sports all excited fans, reality check you will never see a dime of that lottery. just stay @ home and change the change to some educational learning. sports are way over rated, a bunch of over priced people playing games.

Since: Jan 09

Saint Paul, MN

#32 Apr 5, 2011
Orange Pop wrote:
OMG I can't buy overpriced 3.2 beer from Wally, what on earth will I do? He sells beer! I give him credit he did a great job of marketing himself, however he is no different than any other guy/gal that sells beer at a sporting event.
Also it was not the Twins decision it was the vending company that hires the workers.
Couldn't agree more. He broke the rules. While the court may not have convicted him (thanks to his personal marketing), but DNC still has the right to not have him work more games. Good for you, DNC.
Say What

Lakeville, MN

#33 Apr 5, 2011
Jamie dot wrote:
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no it makes sense, 24 hour sports all excited fans, reality check you will never see a dime of that lottery. just stay @ home and change the change to some educational learning. sports are way over rated, a bunch of over priced people playing games.
Sports is all about entertainment, dimwit. In my opinion, theater is simply a bunch of people pretending they're someone else. I'll never go, but that doesn't mean I need to somehow discourage the imbeciles who do from spending their hard earned money to watch people pretend.
MIKE

Rochester, NY

#34 Apr 5, 2011
Lefties take down another business
Jamie dot

United States

#35 Apr 5, 2011
i agree entertainment not put a bunch of loser on the court/field/rink - this is a cheeeep sports town and if you think the timberwolf's are entertainment - like you said people prenting to be a sports team in this cheeep town.

good luck watching the twins lose to a strong team like NY !
Say What wrote:
<quoted text> Sports is all about entertainment, dimwit. In my opinion, theater is simply a bunch of people pretending they're someone else. I'll never go, but that doesn't mean I need to somehow discourage the imbeciles who do from spending their hard earned money to watch people pretend.
Minnesotan

Saint Paul, MN

#36 Apr 5, 2011
You know the real crime here is someone paid 7 dollars for a bottle of Michelob Golden Draft!

Since: Apr 10

Minneapolis, MN

#37 Apr 5, 2011
Go_Ponies wrote:
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Couldn't agree more. He broke the rules. While the court may not have convicted him (thanks to his personal marketing), but DNC still has the right to not have him work more games. Good for you, DNC.
Just an FYI - As for his old job at Target Field, "The union talked, said they thought I could get my job back, I told them I wasn't interested.

I did not see anything in the article that said; DNC made the decision that he would not work at Target Field anymore.

It sounds like it was Wally's decision to not work at Target Field any longer. He will get a lot of customers at Sneaky Pete's because he is popular and a well liked person.
butch

Wayzata, MN

#38 Apr 5, 2011
The guy is older than dirt.

Take a vacation out of the state but file a discrimination or malicious prosecution action against the city and shake them fools down for some big dough on the way out.

The union is worthless and just hoping to get your money--so good decision to tell them to eff off! You are better than being beholden to them limp dudes!!
DeMarco

Saint Paul, MN

#39 Apr 5, 2011
You can all complain all you want about how police should do this and should do that instead of worrying about what Wally was doing. Although you are correct that parts of the Twin Cities need some serious police intervention it doesn't change the fact that he clearly sold beer to underage kids. Get over it. He was lucky he was well liked enough to get off the hook.If I was in that same situation you know they'd make me pay a fine and I'd lose my job.
I want beer

United States

#40 Apr 5, 2011
Well then wrote:
I will bet that this old moron sells to minors every game he works. Does he think someone under 21 who wants a beer is going to say he isn't of age? That's why we have I.D.s. People like his smile but he has no business working in the alcohol industry.
No doubt. When Wally asks if everyone is 21 and they all say "yes" he knows that there isn't an undercover agent trying to get him because the undercovers aren't allowed to say they're under 21. So if he sells beer to someone under 21 who isn't an undercover agent, do you think that underage drinker is then going to rat out Wally? Don't think so.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#41 Apr 5, 2011
teri wrote:
wow, did he also cheat on his wife like pucket?
twins suck, they are a cheeeep orginization, Minnesota sports are the lowest.

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In today's paper it listed the current 2011 payroll for all American League teams:
Yankees $202,700 mil
Red Sox $167,800 mil
Angels $138,500 mil
White Sox $127,800 mil
TWINS $112,800 mil

Since there are 14 teams in the AL, that means that 7 teams have payroll's less than the TWINS, with the Royals having the lowest at $36 mil. Even the lowest paid player on the TWINS, Manship makes more than any lowest paid player from any team in the AL.

Bottom line: Shove your "cheeeep orginization" comment somewhere, probably where the sun don't shine.
Vikings Fan

Rochester, MN

#42 Apr 5, 2011
Why make it the beer vendors responsibilty to check I.D.'s at the Twins stadium. They are pretty damn busy. Why not show your legal I.D. at a booth outside the Twins stadium, and you get a wrist band. Beer vendors could only sell you a beer if you have a wrist band.
Sigh

Saint Paul, MN

#43 Apr 5, 2011
really wrote:
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If so, why did you take the time to read the article and then take additional time to make your post? Hmmmmmmm.
I didn't! Why would I? Hello??? I just commented!
ItsAllGoofy

Saint Paul, MN

#44 Apr 5, 2011
Zara wrote:
When you buy beer from Wally, you same getting the same beer that you would get from anyone else, but I guess that's why people have made him out to being a celebrity, they don't want to face up to the fact they are suckers for buying the overpriced, warm beer in a paper cup that would cost a dollar anyplace else.
Evidentally, you have not been to Target Field. Every beer I've had has been plenty cold and served in plastic cups and bottles, not paper.
Whatever

Minneapolis, MN

#45 Apr 5, 2011
It is my understanding that if you ask an undercover, underage, person working for the police if they are 21 they are suppose to admit that they are not. Why? I am not sure! This could be the reason that he was aquitted.
sloppy

Minneapolis, MN

#46 Apr 5, 2011
teri wrote:
wow, did he also cheat on his wife like pucket?
twins suck, they are a cheeeep orginization, Minnesota sports are the lowest.
lets review
Vikings - very bad
timberwolves - terrible
wild - what a joke
twins - be in last place all yr.
gopher sports - bigger joke
save your money and time do'nt pay 25 dollars to park a car or wait 1 hour to get on a train. stay home and laugh at the losers that think it is COOL to attend sporting events in this town.
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You must have been cut from JV to be still so bitter...
Beer on Sundays

Walker, MN

#47 Apr 5, 2011
Maroon and Gold in Wisc wrote:
Nice job Minneapolis Police. You have time to setup a longtime legit person just trying to make a buck. But you can't clean up the streets of North Minneapolis where they're selling crack, guns and their sisters(again crack). Keep up the great work. Minneapolis Police keeping our streets clean of 3.2 beer since 1872.
Beer hasn't been 3.2 in a very long time @ the Dome and now TGT Field.

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