Wally McNeil, known as Wally the Beer Man, has been selling beer at the baseball games for more than 40 years. The 76-year-old was caught in a police sting last September and charged with a gross misdemeanor and now wants to clear his name. Wally the Beer Man will have his day in court this week on charges he sold beer to a minor at Target Field. He was fired by the company that handles the concessions at the Minnesota Twins home ballpark.
The many Twins and beer-loving fans have come to Wally’s defense and have formed a “Free Wally” Facebook page; the ballpark legend now has over 1,600 friends.
The Journal of American Rocket Science has uncovered that the alleged under-age beer purchaser is James O’Keefe, the same perpetrator who recently entrapped National Public Radio executives. He has now besmirched one of the most lovable people in Minneapolis, under false pretenses. O’Keefe hired himself out to a ballpark alcohol surveillance unit, telling them he was under 21 years of age. So Wally sold O’Keefe a beer and was arrested. O’Keefe, according to his previous arrest records, is actually 27. Wally is innocent. Truth and Justice prevails!