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Morning Buzz- 5 things to know for May 12

Posted at 10:52 AM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 10:51:43-04
  1. Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer is now a member of a very exclusive club.

He gained entry by throwing 20 strikeouts against his old team.

Those strikeouts tie a major league record for a nine inning game, and put him alongside the likes of Roger Clemons, Randy Johnson, and Kerry wood.

Wood was the last person to throw 20 strikeouts in one game back in 1998 for the Chicago cubs.

The Nationals went on to beat Detroit with a final score of 3 to 2.

2. May 12 marks the start of what many country music fans in Michigan have been looking forward to, a series of Garth Brooks shows at Van Andel arena.

The country superstar is bringing his world tour to Grand Rapids for six shows.

It's his first time ever performing in Grand Rapids and this will be his only appearance in Michigan all year.

Brooks will be joined by his wife and fellow country music superstar Trisha Yearwood on the tour.

He’ll be performing on May 12 at 7:30pm, May 13 and 14 at 7pm and 10:30pm, and May 15 at 7:30pm.

3. May 12 marks the first sail of the season for the fan favorite, S.S. Badger Lake Michigan car ferry.

The vessel takes passengers between Ludington and Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

But this will be its first time out since being named a national historic landmark.

They're offering special round trip fares of $25 and kids 15 and under for free.

They’re sold out for May 12, but tickets are available for May 13.

You can only buy them at the Ludington ticket office. No phone or online sales are available.

4. New Holland Brewing's new location that's coming to Bridge Street in Grand Rapids now has a name.

They're calling it The Knickerbocker.

New Holland posted on their Facebook page saying they're looking to fill positions, starting with the general manager.

If you're interested, just go to their website and search 'careers.'

The Knickerbocker is expected to open late summer.

5. A local brewery is poking fun at Anheuser-Busch after the company announced it was changing the name of Budweiser to “America.”

Saugatuck brewing company wrote on its Facebook page it was proud to introduce its “Murica” packaging and stating that "all of its beer is brewed under the careful watch of 1776 bald eagles."

They added that the brew tastes like freedom and the company is just trying to make beer that's named after America great again.