Wally 'The Beer Man' will not return to Target Field

8:01 AM, Apr 5, 2011   |    comments
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PLYMOUTH, Minn. -- If you were looking forward to buying a cool one from Minnesota's legendary beer-tender at a Twins game this summer, better change those plans.

76-year-old Wally "The Beer Man" will not be returning to Target Field.

"I'm at a point in my life when I want to move on and do something else," Wally said Tuesday afternoon.

That something else is called being a celebrity "beertender" before and after Twins home games at the downtown Minneapolis bar, Sneaky Pete's.

McNeil was suspended from his job selling beer at Target Field last summer when he and a handful of vendors were caught in a sting selling alcohol to underaged drinkers.

McNeil was cited by the Minneapolis City Attorney, and turned down a plea deal that would have taken away his vending license for a year. He decided to go to trial claiming that he was entrapped, and apparently a Hennepin County jury agreed. In late March McNeil was found not guilty.

McNeil said it was his decision to not vend beer at Target Field this season. 

The Twins organization says that doesn't mean the door is closed to Wally for other opportunities with the team but that in the meantime the Twins wish Wally well in his new adventure. 

 

 

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