First Look at the 2012 Brewers Media Guide Cover

Since the 2011 season ended, Mike Vassallo, Ken Spindler and I have worked many long hours on the 2012 Brewers Media Guide.  It is quite the process and we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as we officially hand it over to Mario Ziino of Delzer Lithograph on Wednesday morning.

One of the things that really gets people talking about the guide every year is the cover.  Normally, we keep the cover under wraps until the first shipment of guides arrives at Spring Training camp in Phoenix, but this year we decided to release it a little early.

The cover is a challenging part of the guide because the guide is with you for the entire season.  You want it to symbolize the 2012 season, but in our case, you also want to remember the good things that happened in 2011.

We feel this year’s cover captured a very special moment in Brewers history.  After Nyjer Morgan’s game-winning hit in Game 5 of the NLDS, Miller Park was up for grabs.  Carlos Gomez, who scored the game-winning run, and Ryan Braun are also featured on the cover as they rushed to congratulate Morgan and celebrate the moment.  The photo captures the emotion (and chaos) of that moment, the taste of victory after a long season of hard work and the pride that every Brewers fan can share in their team.  Anyone who was at Miller Park that October night will surely be able to revisit that amazing moment when looking at this cover.

The Brewers 2012 Media Guide Cover

The Brewers 2012 Media Guide Cover

We are very pleased with the way the cover turned out and can’t wait to get our hands on the finished product at the end of the month.  If you want to get your hands on a Brewers 2012 Media Guide, they will be available at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park for $15.  The guides should arrive in mid-March.  An online PDF version of the guide will also be available in the next two weeks (I will post a link on the blog for that when available).

What are your thoughts on the cover?  Do you like it?  Do you not like it (no worries, I won’t take offense!)?  Will you buy a media guide this year?  Let us know by giving your comments at the end of the blog.

–John

johnandcait@brewers.com

8 Comments

It kind of looks like Braun is holding back Nyjer from a fight, and GoGo’s just getting there to help hold him back…but we know the real emotion of the picture.

Always get one with our season ticket package, but am considering buying extra for commemorative reasons. Looks AWESOME!!!!

Not a fan of the cover. Looks kind of awkward. Braun is still the star of this team and this kind of downplays him a bit. I’d rather see a shot of him as he made the hit to win the division or a picture of the whole team celebrating the division or playoff series win. Don’t shy away from keeping Braun the face of this franchise. Got to stand behind him and celebrate all he’s done, no matter the outcome of the pending appeal on his case.

Nice cover, conveys the team’s emotion celebrating and good old Miller Park with the NL Central Champions banner in the background. I also get a free copy for season ticket package like Marty, but like previous years I’ll get several during the season (awesome source for stats).

I would have gone with a team photo of one of last years big victory celebrations instead of focusing on a single player(s).

It’s a neat super-imposed picture but I wish Braun, the reigning MVP, was more visible. I know it was a tough situation to decide whether or not he grace the cover, but he’s almost nonexistent. And when I think of ’12 and the future, I’m not really sure Carlos Gomez best symbolizes that. Morgan is so popular here, right now, that I can OK that.

Is it bad if I just print off the media guide every year at school? Lol. Probably so, but I’ll live (until they catch me).
-Curt http://plushdamentals.mlblogs.com/

Is that really the media guide??? Wow, that’s ugly – sorry to say, but it just is.

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