Lucroy Recognized as Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Finalist

Tonight, prior to the Brewers vs. Pirates game, Jonathan Lucroy was recognized on the field as one of 15 finalists across Major League Baseball for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, an award named after the Hall of Fame pitcher who was the first Major League Baseball player to enlist in the United States Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Jonathan is recognized for his efforts in support of our servicemen and women. He’s been a consistent supporter of military initiatives, primarily Fisher House Wisconsin, a facility for military veterans and their families receiving treatment at the Milwaukee VA hospital. Jonathan invites wounded heroes to games each month and meets with them prior to first pitch. He also regularly visits veterans’ hospitals in Milwaukee, his hometown in Louisiana, and when the team is on the road.

During the offseason, Jonathan joined the Honor flight, traveling to Washington, D.C. with 41 World War II and 47 Korean War Veterans, and for each of the past three years, he has contributed $5,000 scholarships to military families.

Lucroy Feller Award

On the field to thank Jonathan for his commitment tonight were Chief Pretty Officers Michael Murray, Steve Lukasiewicz, and Pete Pennock. Our thanks to Jonathan and all who support the actions, values and dedication of our servicemen and women.

To learn more about the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, please visit actofvaloraward.org.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

What Cait Ate: “The Chili Cheese Davis Burger” is Back and other September Specials at AJ Bombers

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

-Yogi Berra

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”

-Cait

The “Chili Cheese Davis 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 CHILI CHEESE DAVIS BURGER-$9

The AJ Bombers Player Burger of the Month is the Chili Cheese Davis Burger.

The AJ Bombers Player Burger of the Month is the Chili Cheese Davis Burger.

Back by popular demand for September is the “Chili Cheese Davis Burger,” a special burger named after Brewers outfielder Khris Davis.

“The Chili Cheese Davis” includes a single patty cheeseburger topped with housemade chili, jalapeños and avocado. It is available exclusively at Miller Park for the rest of the season, so you’ll want to be sure to try it out, or get it one more time.

Khris Davis Burger

After one bite Khris declared his burger, "Awesome."

After one bite Khris declared his burger, “Awesome.”

In addition, AJ Bombers continues to offer special concrete custard concoctions by series. Here’s a look at what’s on deck for September here exclusively at Miller Park:

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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!

Bon Appetit!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Milwaukee Public Library Super Readers Recognized

Today we, along with the Milwaukee Public Library, were proud to honor the Super Summer Readers in a special pregame ceremony before the Brewers vs. Reds finale.

Craig Counsell poses with the 2015 MPL Super Readers.

Craig Counsell poses with the 2015 MPL Super Readers.

These youngsters visited their Milwaukee Public Library, read during the summer, and reached the highest level of the Super Reader Program: Alchella Townes, Atkinson Library; Analise Block, Bay View Library; Amaiaca Wright, Capitol Library; Vanesha Conn, Center Street Library; Vechai Chang, Central Library; Samael Meier, East Library; Andrew Calderon, Forest Home Library; Chaylin Williams, Martin Luther King Library; Cole Fulford, Mill Road Library; Serena Cardenas, Tippecanoe Library; Jazmyn Riley, Villard Avenue Library; Cam’ron Gray, Washington Park Library; and Jose Martinez Zablocki Library.

These lucky Super Readers were selected from the near 20,000 children that made reading a part of their summer vacation.

The Milwaukee Public Library thanks Brewers Community Foundation and Milwaukee Brewers Manager Craig Counsell, along with his wife, Michelle, for their generous support of the Super Reader Program.

Remember parents–the best back-to-school supply is a library card–and it’s free. Visit the Milwaukee Public Library where they help people read, learn and connect.

Congratulations, Super Readers! Keep it up!

 

FREE Gold Jersey Customization While Supplies Last!

Starting today, the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park is offering FREE customization with the purchase of a gold Brewers jersey.

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This offer is valid for any gold Brewers jersey at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner at Miller Park anytime and in Bernie’s Chalet in the Hot Corner during games. The customization must be done at the time of the jersey purchase and is available while supplies last and on in-stock items only.

Law Enforcement Night at Miller Park

Tonight is Law Enforcement Night at Miller Park as we recognize the sacrifice of officers who have fallen in the line of duty and celebrate the commitment of all past and present law enforcement personnel to keeping us safe. Before the game, honored three officers,  colors were presented by several law enforcement agencies throughout the state, and the national anthem was sung by Menomonee Falls Chief of Police Anna Ruzinski.

Law Enforcement Night

Those honored in pregame ceremonies were:

  • New London police officer Brody Erickson who went undercover to determine the extent of drug and bullying problems at New London High school. He attended classes, did his homework, and interacted with students. Officer Erickson’s work led to the conviction of two drug dealers and made students at New London High School safer.
  • Lake Delton police officer Lucas Killick who responded to a 911 Call that a man had collapsed. Upon arrival, Officer Killick determined that the man was not breathing, took immediate life-saving measures, and the man survived. Officer Killick is also very involved in numerous community projects, including the Cops for Kids program.
  • Cudahy police officer Joe Paczocha, who recently retired after serving the citizens of Cudahy for more than 30 years. During his prominent career, Officer Paczocha began a police explorer’s program for young people, a D.A.R.E. Program for Cudahy schools, and received numerous citations for outstanding service.

Anna Ruzinski

Trenton Casper, cousin of Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper also threw out a ceremonial first pitch in Trevor’s honor. State Trooper Casper died in the line of duty this year and his parents, Deborah and Kevin, along with his sisters, Lauren and Olivia, are here tonight.

We sold a special ticket package for tonight’s game where $5 donation from each ticket sold goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to honor fallen Law Enforcement Officials and the first 1,000 to purchase the special Law Enforcement Night ticket package received a free Challenge Coin, courtesy of Brewers Community Foundation and law enforcement ambassadors Glen Jones and Nate Catura.

-Cait
@CMoyer

Gift With Purchase Promotion at Brewers Team Store This Homestand

Starting on today, fans can receive a free Hoodie Sling Bag by Little Earth when they spend $99 or more on select women’s accessories and jewelry at any of the Brewers Team Store locations at Miller Park.
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The special gift-with-purchase promotion will run from August 28-September 3, or while supplies last. Some restrictions may apply. See stores for details.

 

 

 

 

 

“Specials by Series”for September

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 September. I’ll update this list with the remaining specials by series for the month as I get them.

Brewers vs. Reds (August 28-30): Cincy Cheese Coney $12

Cincy Cheese Coney

Hot dog, Cincy chili, diced onion, mustard, shredded cheese

Brewers vs. Pirates (September 1-3): Polish Hill Cheesesteak $12

Polish Hill

Sliced kielbasa, grilled onions and peppers, cheese sauce

 

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

BREWERS AND PICK ’N SAVE TO HOST FAN APPRECIATION EVENT TOMORROW

In advance of Fan Appreciation Weekend at Miller Park from September 18-20, the Milwaukee Brewers and Pick ’n Save are teaming up to host three events at Milwaukee area Pick ’n Save locations where fans can win tickets to the September 19 game vs. Cincinnati and other prizes, including Pick ’n Save gift cards.

The first of three events will take place tomorrow at the Pick ’n Save location at 1717 N. Mayfair Road from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event dates and locations include the following:

Thursday, August 27

1717 N. Mayfair Road

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, September 9

8770 S. Howell Avenue

3 – 5 p.m.
Monday, September 14

12735 W. Capitol Drive

3 – 5 p.m.

Brewers official mascots will make appearances at each event. In addition, a 2015 Chevy Trax with a special Brewers wrap will be on display at each of the three Pick ’n Save locations. The car will be randomly given away to a lucky fan as the grand prize during Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet on Saturday, September 19.

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Fans will enjoy a variety of giveaways and prizes throughout Fan Appreciation Weekend. In addition, all fans in attendance at Miller Park that weekend will receive a 2016 Brewers magnetic schedule.

On Friday, September 18, all fans will receive a scratch-off card containing prizes such as free 2016 tickets, $10 food and beverage vouchers, autographed baseballs, game-used jerseys, a $250 Brewers Team Store by Majestic shopping spree and tickets to a Club Level Suite to a 2016 game. Every fan is guaranteed to win a prize.

All fans in attendance on Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet will receive a 2015 Brewers team photo. Additionally, all fans will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win fabulous prizes, including autographed memorabilia, gift certificates to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park and many additional prizes from team corporate sponsors (prizes subject to change).

Lastly, on Sunday, September 20, all fans in attendance of the 1:10 p.m. game will receive a Scooter Gennett Gnome, courtesy of WaterStone Bank.

Tickets for Fan Appreciation Weekend are available at the Miller Park ticket office, online at Brewers.com or by calling (414) 902-4000.

Bring School Supplies With You This Weekend for Brewers Community Foundation’s Drive For Charity

This weekend is Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity and we’ll be collecting school supplies during the Brewers series against the Reds.

Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring new school supplies with them to Miller Park. In return, they will receive a special Brewers player pin. This weekend’s pin is of Kyle Lohse.

Lohse Pin

Fans should drop off their items from the time the gates open through the second inning of each of the games this weekend.

Fans wishing instead to make a donation of $5 can also receive the pin.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music: Updated 8/25/15

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!

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2015 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC

Braun – “All Day” by Kanye West

Davis –“Xxplosive” by Dr. Dre

Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac

Gennett – “Magic” by Future ft. T.I.

Herrera – “Las Auispas” and “ Soldado” by Juan Luis Guerra

Jungmann- “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry

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

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Perez –“Que Suenen los Tambores” by Victor Manuelle

Peterson – “A New Day” from the WWE group, A New Day

Rogers –“Hip Hop Hooray” by Naughty by Nature

Schafer – “Da Cali Anthem” by Rusko

Segura – “Que se Mueran de Envidia” by Daddy Yankee ft Paramba

2015 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC

Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac

Jeffress – “Flex” by Rich Homie

Jungmann- “Cant Tell me Nothin” by Kayne West

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?

-CAIT

@CMoyer

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