<!-- Swiftype Variables -->

Fun at the ballpark

Crescent’s Mark Attanasio finds day job interfering with NLCS

Mark L. Attanasio, principal owner of the Milwaukee Brewers

Updated Oct. 25, 2018.

When the Milwaukee Brewers fought to break the 2-2 tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of Major League Baseball's National League Championship Series on Oct. 17, the team's principal owner, Mark L. Attanasio, wasn't there.

Los Angeles-based Mr. Attanasio was at the annual investor day as part of his day job as co-founder and managing partner of private credit firm Crescent Capital Group LP.

Mr. Attanasio kicked off the day-and-a-half Crescent Capital investor event in Santa Monica with a speech at 1 p.m., while the first pitch of Game 5 shot forth at Dodger Stadium at 2 p.m. The Dodgers won that game 3-2 and went on to win the NLCS in seven games to advance to the World Series.

This was not the first time Mr. Attanasio has missed a Brewers' NLCS game in the 14 years since he led a consortium, which includes Antony P. Ressler, co-founder and executive chairman of private credit firm Ares Management LP, to buy the franchise.

Mr. Attanasio missed Game 3 of the 2011 National League Championship Series when the Brewers played the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals won that game 4-3, giving them a 2-1 series lead.

But the 2011 investor conference ended in time for Mr. Attanasio to fly to St. Louis to watch the Brewers win Game 4 of the NLCS, Crescent spokesman Bill Mendel said.

That year, the St. Louis Cardinals won the National League Pennant and then the World Series against the Texas Rangers.