Today, Jonathan Lucroy is hosting Roy Radke, a combat veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, and his family at today’s game.
Roy served in US Army from 1945-1968 in the 1st Infantry Division and 1st Calvary Division, 8th Regiment. He served in Germany, Japan, Italy, and Austria and his medals earned include the Combat Infantry Badge, 2 Bronze Stars, and Commendation Medals.
Jonathan Lucroy met Roy on one of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flights and was excited to bring him out to Miller Park where Roy got to tour the dugout, received a jersey from Jonathan and threw out one of today’s ceremonial first pitches.
Thanks for your service, Roy, we were happy to have you and your family out here today!
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”
The “Peralta’s High Heat Burger” from AJ Bombers
During each homestand, I’ll sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.
One of my favorite spots at Miller Park continues to be AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar-with locations in Milwaukee and Madison- occupies the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.
AJ Bombers offers a selection of cheeseburgers, egg rolls, tater tots, shakes, custards, specialty concrete mixers and more. The menu also include homestand specials, such as the city-themed concrete mixers as well as monthly player burger features.
THE PERALTA’S HIGH HEAT BURGER-$9
Making its debut tonight is the “Peralta’s High Heat Burger,” a special burger named after Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta.
Wily’s burger is a concoction with a little heat. It includes a single patty cheeseburger topped with pepper jack cheese, peppadew peppers, banana peppers, lettuce, tomato and mayo. It is available exclusively at Miller Park for the month of August, so you’ll want to be sure to try it out soon.
In addition, AJ Bombers continues to offer special concrete custard concoctions by series. Here’s a look at what’s on deck for August here exclusively at Miller Park:
I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items.
Don’t forget that you can always access our featured menu items via MLB.com’s Ballpark app to check out what’s new and exciting.
Where To Satisfy Your Craving: Fans can find AJ Bombers on the Field Level, in the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.
What about you? Do you have a favorite ballpark snack? A question about concessions? Something you’d like to see featured here? Post your comments below!
In support of Mayor Tom Barrett’s Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative, tonight, we are hosting 15 fathers and their kids in a suite at Miller Park.
Dennis Walton, Sr. co-director of the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative threw out the ceremonial first pitch, escorted to the mound by his son, Dennis, J., and 7-year old Ronniya Sloan represented the organization as tonight’s Klement’s “Play Ball Kid”
The purpose of the day is to reinforce the importance of parenting and reward individuals who have committed to strengthening their own family ties.
Former Brewers slugger Gorman Thomas will introduce his brand new condiment, “Stormin’ Gorman’s B.B.Q. Sauce,” beginning on Monday, August 3 at Miller Park. Thomas, who hit 208 home runs with the Brewers, created the new sauce with a unique flavor, and it will be available at two Miller Park Smokehouse locations.
The sauce will be launched at the Smokehouse portable stations at Miller Park beginning on Monday. The stations are located on the Field and Loge Levels.
Thomas will meet with fans at the Field Level Smokehouse on Monday from 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday at the Loge Level Smokehouse from 6-8 p.m. There he will take pictures, greet fans and chat with fellow B.B.Q. lovers and baseball fans.
As part of the Brewers’ Beyond the Diamond program, pitcher Neal Cotts and Coach Joe Crawford visited The Next Door Foundation today to read books to kids. The duo entertained kids in the brand new Rookie Training Room, which was sponsored by Brewers Community Foundation and the Brewers Wives.
The Next Door Foundation is an education and social service center, working with Milwaukee children and families to help build the educational and life skills they need to succeed. Their mission is to support the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional development of children so they become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.
For more information about the Beyond the Diamond program, please visit Brewers.com.
During tonight’s pregame ceremonies, we presented a special stroke symptom awareness event, “Strike Out Stroke”
Strike Out Stroke was born out of the non-profit organization, Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp. Stroke Camps began 10 years ago by Marylee Nunley and her husband John, a stroke survivor, who recognized the need for a weekend of relaxation, pampering, support, and camaraderie for stroke survivors, their families, and their care-givers. Since Stroke Camps humble beginning 10 years ago, it has grown to reach 12 states and continues to grow every camp season.
Through their work, Marylee and Larry Schaer, another Camp founder, found there was a great need in stroke education across the country, and thus the idea for Strike Out Stroke was born five years ago. The simple mission of Strike Out Stroke is to spread the F.A.S.T message across the country and greatly increase the number of stroke survivors who get to the hospital in time to get life-saving treatment. Strike Out Stroke continues to grow every summer, reaching over 20 professional baseball markets along with planning and creating new stroke awareness campaign across the country.
Stroke is an emergency, a brain attack cutting off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain, and 800,000 strokes will occur in the United States this year. It is the number one cause of adult disability and the fourth leading cause of death. Stroke can happen to young and old.
We were honored to have stroke survivors from our community join us tonight.
Tom Pfeifer, now 71, was 58 at the time of his stroke. At the time, he was the director of Wisconsin Workforce Development. Unable to walk or talk after his stroke, with great determination and perseverance, Tom is now living independently. He is a huge sports fan and was honored to be on the field with his beloved Brew Crew.
Michelle Nelson was only 33 when she was struck by the first of her three strokes. Unable to return to her job in the paper mills following these devastating strokes, Michelle visits rehabilitation centers regularly to help other sin recovery and brings her dogs along to share the joy they bring nursing home residents.
Joe Romensco suffered a stroke at age 48. An avid bicyclist, Joe had just completed a 100-mile bike tour when he had his stroke. Following concentrated months of physical, occupational and speech therapy, today Joe is an active volunteer, helping other survivors experience freedom through adapative cycling.
Finally, Alan Schoenwetter, a stroke survivor who has overcome complete paralysis of his left side, was on hand to throw out tonight’s ceremonial first pitch as a representative of Strike Out Stroke.
Rivalry-inspired fare is back at Miller Park. As each opposing team comes to town, DNC SportService will feature “Specials by Series” near Section 223 for $10 each.
Here’s a look at what you can expect for the first homestand in August. I’ll update this list with photos as I get them, as well as the remaining specials by series for the month.
Brewers vs. Cubs (July 30-August 2): Chicago Dog $14
Yellow mustard, neon relish, diced onions, sports peppers, pickle, tomato, celery salt
Brewers vs. Padres (August 3-6): Baja Fish Tacos $12
Grilled fish, vegetable slaw, tomatillo aioli, pico de gallo, flour tortilla
Brewers vs. Cardinals (August 7-9): The Beast $12
Klement’s bratwurst, Klement’s hot dog, bacon, sauerkraut, onion, pretzel bun
For players, the song they choose for their walk-up or entrance music is often an important decision. What brief part of a song is going to send a message to the fans—and what do I want that message to be? Do I keep the same song that I had last year? What’s the hit that is going to produce the most hits? Is it a superstitious thing, do I want fans to sing along, or do I just use my favorite song right now?
If you’re like me and you’re attuned to the tunes, you probably enjoy seeing this list each year—and updating your iPod playlists accordingly.
DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Ballpark Music.” Like a song you hear? Check it out on Ballpark–and you can even download it right there! No Shazam necessary!
2015 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC
Braun – “All Day” by Kanye West
Davis –“Choices” by E-40
“Chin Check” by N.W.A
Fiers – “Og Bobby Johnson” by Que
Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac
Gennett – “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin
Gomez, Carlos –“U Mad” by Vic Mensa and Kanye West
“X Gon’ Give It To Ya” by DMX
Gomez, Hector – “Ratata Ta Ta” by Omega El Fuerte
Lind – “I Could Be The One” by Avicii vs. Nicky Romero
“Miami 2 Ibiza” by Swedish House Mafia & Tinie Tempah
Lohse – “Next Episode” by Dr. Dre
Lucroy – “Darkest Part” by Red
Maldonado – “Warriors” by Cosculluela
“Callejero” by Don Omar
Nelson – “10 Bands” by Drake
Parra – “Bravo de Verdad” by Oscar D’Leon
Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala
Perez –“El Sonidito” by Hechizeros Band
Peterson – “A New Day” from the WWE group, A New Day
Segura – “Que se Mueran de Envidia” by Daddy Yankee ft Paramba
2015 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC
Cotts – “Perfect Insanity” by Disturbed
Fiers – The Saw Theme Song
Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac
Jeffress – “Flex” by Rich Homie
Knebel – “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits
Lohse – “R.I.C.O” by Meek Mill
Nelson – “Wings of Icarus” by Celldweller
Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala
Rodriguez – “Sandunqueoso” by Tego Cableron
Smith –“Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory
The song played after wins this season is “The Days” by Avicii.
And, in case you weren’t aware, in addition to Ballpark, we do keep a list of these songs on brewers.com and try our best to update it accordingly, so you might want to bookmark this page for future reference.
So now, what about you? What’s your favorite, or most memorable Brewers at-bat song? And, if you were a player, what song might you choose as yours?
The jersey was updated for 2015 and features Majestic’s Cool Base material which offers moisture wicking, better breathability and additional stretch for fans.
Get your Cool Base jersey in time for National Jersey Day on May 29 and sport the new jersey at Miller Park when cheering on the home team.
This offer is available at any of the four Brewers Team Store locations at Miller Park.