Looking Forward to a Fabulous and Busy 2010

Well the rush of the Holiday Season is over and 2010 is here.  I enjoyed my Holiday and I’m looking forward to getting back to a busy month of January.  Yes, that’s right I said it.  January will be a busy month here at Miller Park.  I know it is hard to think about baseball when temperatures are barely reaching 20 degrees here in Milwaukee (this morning was pretty tough driving to work, my fingers and toes are finally thawing out), but things will really pick up here at Miller Park beginning today.

Here in the Media Relations Department, we are in full Media Guide mode.  We are putting the final touches on the guide to ensure a delivery in time for the first Spring Training game.  There are a lot of things that need to be tied up with the guide and it will consume much of our time this month.  The Media Guide is one of the biggest projects our department works on every year.  Mike Vassallo, Ken Spindler and I have been putting the pieces of the book together since the end of last season and are quite relieved when the finished product goes to press.

Plans are also coming together for Brewers On Deck on Sunday, January 31 at the Midwest Airlines Center in downtown Milwaukee.  Many months of planning have gone into this event, led by Aleta Mercer, and it will all come together at the end of the month when we get to celebrate a wonderful day of Brewers activities.  Check out brewers.com/ondeck for the latest information.  This will be a day that no Brewers fan will want to miss.  We will keep you updated here on the latest announcements regarding On Deck.

On the Baseball side, General Manager Doug Melvin and his crew will continue to make steps to improve the team on the field.  The arbitration process will also heat up in the next couple of weeks and the finishing touches will be put on the roster will be made prior to Spring Training.

Finally, many of the ballpark improvement projects are well underway here at Miller Park.  There are construction crews all around Miller Park working on a number of the improvement projects I wrote about here in November.

We will also have a couple of other announcements regarding ticket packages, season promotional items and other special announcements leading up to the 2010 season that will come in the next couple of weeks.  Stay tuned to this blog as well as brewers.com, although there is no baseball for the next two months, there will be plenty of other activity surrounding the team that will get fans ready for a great 2010 season.  Until then, here is a list of some important dates leading up to Spring Training:

Tuesday, January 19 - Exchange Date for Arbitration Numbers
Sunday, January 31 – Brewers On Deck, Midwest Airlines Center, Downtown Milwaukee
Wednesday, February 10 – Equipment Truck is loaded and departs for Phoenix
Saturday, February 20 - Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training
Friday, February 26 – Position Players Report to Spring Training
Thursday, March 4 – First Spring Training Game vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale Stadium
Wednesday, March 10 – Sunday, March 14Brewers Road Crew Spring Training Trip

 

–John

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

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