FRIDAYS RESTAURANT TO REOPEN FOR LIMITED SERVICE ON HOME GAME DAYS ONLY BEGINNING TOMORROW

Fridays restaurant at Miller Park will reopen tomorrow (Thursday) on home game days only on a limited basis.

Following are the specifics times and logistics related to the reopening:

  • Until further notice, Fridays will only be open on days when the Brewers are playing a home game at Miller Park. On those days, it will only be operational during the hours that gates are open for fans to enter Miller Park. There will be no service at any other times.
  • Fans who have tickets for seating on the Fridays Home Run Porch or in the Fridays Bullpen seating area for Brewers home games will be able to access those areas with a limited food service available in those locations.
  • The bar inside of Fridays will be open to all ticketed fans from the time that gates open until the end of the game. Service in the bar area will be limited to beverages only; there will not be any food served.
  • Fridays Beer Garden will be open from the time that gates open until the end of the game.

Information related to the full reopening of Fridays will be announced later.

Happy National Hot Dog Day!

Happy National Hot Dog Day!

This isn’t an official “What Cait Ate” food review since sadly, I have not had a chance to sample these items, but nonetheless, I thought we could celebrate with two specialty foot-long hot dogs that we sell here at Miller Park: The Chicago-Style Dog and the Milwaukee Dog.

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The Chicago-Style Dog (left) comes in a poppy seed bun and is topped with diced tomato, onion, sport pepper pickle, neon relish and celery salt.

The Milwaukee Dog (right) comes on a cheddar onion bun and is topped with bacon strips and bits, Barrel Man Ale Cheese Sauce and fried cheese curds.

Each of these specialty dogs can be found at the Southpaw Sausages Stand on the Loge Level near the top of  the escalator near the third base side of home plate. They are $13 each.

Southpaw Sausages

 

Fans of The Beast (our brat stuffed with a hot dog and wrapped in bacon, served on a pretzel bun) should also note that it has moved here from the Plaza Grill (now AJ Bombers).

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

Zussman Award Winners Honored

The John Zussman Baseball and Softball Scholarship Awards honor outstanding student athletes in the Milwaukee Public School System. John Zussman formed the “Knothole Cub,” which offered youth a chance to go to Milwaukee Braves games. John passed away but his daughter, Ann Lederman, continues his scholarship.

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Today, this year’s Zussman Scholar Winners, including Meagan Bertram (softball) and Diego Avila (baseball) were honored prior to this afternoon’s Brewers vs. Reds game .Both are students from Ronald Regan College Preparatory School.

Congratulations!
-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

YMCA Day at Miller Park

Today is YMCA Day at Miller Park and we’re pleased to welcome 1,400 children from the YMCA of Metro Milwaukee Day Camps who are joining us for today’s game against the Reds.  They are the special guests of Brewers Community Foundation who provided all of the game tickets for the kids, along with a souvenir back pack.

BCF Backpack

Prior to the game, representatives from several camps participated in a pregame ceremony with the Brewers Community Foundation.

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A group of YMCA campers, singing and dancing along to "YMCA."

A group of YMCA campers, singing and dancing along to “YMCA.”

Enjoy the game kids!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Grand Slam Summer School a Success!

This afternoon, Logan Schafer, Martin Maldonado and Jeremy Jeffress participated in the Brewers Grand Slam Summer School, an event especially for children of Suiteholders and just one of the many perks of being a Brewers Suiteholder.

After taking part in fielding, hitting and pitching clinics, the children had time to get autographs and photographs before taking in tonight’s game.

Here are a few photos from this fun event:

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-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

 

Fans Go To Bat for Sojourner Family Peace Center

Tonight, fans came out to support Sojourner Family Peace Center by taking part in a special event inside Miller Park’s Gehl Club during the Brewers vs. Reds game at Miller Park.

Baker Tilly teamed up with Kyle Lohse, Scooter Gennett and Brewers Community Foundation for the affair which was sold in Corporate Packages that included 10 Gehl Club tickets, a full buffet and beverages, plus an authentic autographed baseball signed by Kyle Lohse or Scooter Gennett for each guest.

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Sojourner Family Peace Center is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin, serving over 9,500 clients each year. Sojourner provides an array of support aimed at helping families affected by domestic violence achieve safety, justice and well-being.

 

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

Brewers Community Achievers: Zachary Blohm

The Brewers Community Achievers Program presented by AllState recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the program. Fans can nominate their Community Achiever online or pick up a nomination form at the Guest Relations Booth on the Field Level Concourse at Miller Park during the season.

The fourth honoree of 2014, Zachary Blohm, was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Reds game at Miller Park.

Blohm

As an Eagle Scout, one of the requirements is to get involved with a community project, but Zachary has gone beyond of what is expected. He is planning to expand and replace the existing playground area at Jefferson Elementary School in West Allis, which is currently inadequate for serving the needs of the school’s 600+ students, many of whom come from homes of low income households. The playground will be named after Zachary’s deceased sister, Veronica, who was premature and only lived for 37 days.

Zachary has spent the last year raising money, making plans, and getting construction and equipment quotes. He’s been working diligently with the Jefferson Elementary PTA and the school principal to coordinate fundraising events and attending numerous project meetings. He’s involved many community volunteers and local businesses in the fundraising projects. To date, Zachary has surpassed the original goal of $55,000, which will allow for the purchase of additional playground equipment.

Next month, the actual construction will take place and Zachary plans to recruit community volunteers to help with the build. This is quite an undertaking for a young man who is currently a high school freshman. He is a great example of what young people are capable of.

Thank you, Zachary, for your commit to provide kids with a safe place to play.

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Craft Brews at the Ballpark August 8

On Friday, August 8, the Brewers will partner with MillerCoors to bring fans Craft Brews at the Ballpark.

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The first 350 guests at this special event will receive a free Brewers pint glass, and all guests will enjoy a craft beer tasting prior to the Brewers vs. Dodgers game. Specialty beers available for sampling include Batch 19, Leinenkugel’s Canoe Paddler, Blue Moon Honey Summer Wheat and Pilsner Urquell.

Plus, attendees will also receive a free Brewers T-Shirt as part of that night’s All-Fan T-Shirt Giveaway.

Tickets are available in the field outfield box for just $37. Reserve your spot today at brewers.com/specialevents.

Wounded Warriors Join the Brewers in Washington, D.C. This Weekend

Last week, we told you that combat veterans Brian Schultz of Wisconsin Dells & Shane Kruchten of Oshkosh were joining the Brewers on the team’s road trip to Washington, D.C.  as special guests of Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin and his wife, Ellen, who are big supporters of the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and enlisting the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members. It helps injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other and  provides unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.

Clubhouse Assistant Matt Smith was the liaison for the two VIPs and their guests this weekend and he documented their trip from start to finish.

“I told them not to worry about trying to take photos of everything, that they should just relax and enjoy the experience, that I would capture it,” Matt told me.

And capture it, he did. Read on for their experience, peppered with some Tweets & Instagram posts from Shane.

Thursday, July 17:

Each veteran was permitted to bring one guest along on the trip, so on Thursday, Shane and his brother-in-law, Michael; and Brian and his friend, Marcel (another former Marine), reported to Miller Park. There, Shane and Brian found lockers waiting for them, set up with everything that the Brewers players have from BP uniforms to personalized equipment.

They took the field as part of the team’s optional workout and met with the local media before boarding the team charter to Washington, D.C.

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Friday, July 18:

In the morning, Brian and Marcel visited Arlington National Cemetery and later, all four met up to tour the National Mall.  They then reported to Nationals Park, where they found their visiting lockers waiting for them. They took part in batting practice and dined with the players. They were then formally introduced in a team meeting by Manager Ron Roenicke, where they gave a little bit of a personal background, before having the honor of helping Ron exchange lineup cards at home plate. They then took in the game from seats behind the Brewers dugout.

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Saturday, July 19:

The group joined front office staff, players and personnel on a tour of the White House in the morning. Then they watched guys hit in the cages before joining the starting pitchers to watch Jimmy Nelson throw his bullpen session. As a thank you to each of  the players for letting them wear the Brewers jersey, the pair handed out Wounded Warrior t-shirts to the team. They then stood on the front line for the national anthem and took in the game again from seats behind the Brewers dugout.

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Sunday, July 20:

The pair joined the starting pitchers again, this time for Kyle Lohse’s bullpen session, before assuming the roles of bat boys for that day’s game. Following the game, they presented the team with a signed flag which will hang in the batting cages at Miller Park.  The team donned their new Wounded Warriors t-shirt for the flight home, a whirlwind, fun-filled weekend for Brian and Shane.

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In addition to sponsoring this special trip for Brian and Shane, Doug and Ellen Melvin and their family support the Wounded Warrior Project all season long at Miller Park. Through a donation to Brewers Community Foundation, the Melvins also welcome a wounded service member from Wounded Warrior Project to one Brewers game each month. The special guest receives four field level seats to a Saturday Brewers home game and is recognized on the scoreboard at Miller Park for their service to our country.

“This is a cause that we can all get behind, and I am happy to support,” said Doug Melvin. “These young men and women make enormous sacrifices for all of us and Wounded Warrior Project helps them adjust to life back home after serving our country.”

For more on Brian and Shane, check out Adam McCalvy’s story on brewers.com.

To get involved and learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
-Cait
JohnandCait@brewers.com 

 

Brewers Host Fathers & Children as Part of the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative

In support of Mayor Tom Barrett’s Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative, tonight, we are hosting 15 fathers & 15 kids at the Brewers vs. Reds game in a Suite.

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In addition, the attendees had the opportunity to take part in special experiences connected with the game.

One lucky father had the chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, one child got the opportunity to yell, “Play ball!”  and another child is serving as tonight’s Jr. PA Announcer.

Milwaukee Fatherhood

 

The purpose of the day if to reinforce the importance of parenting, and reward individuals who have committed to strengthening their own family ties.

 

-Cait

Johnandcait@brewers.com

 

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