January 2013

Start Spreading the News! Two Brewers Fans in the Running for the 2013 MLB Fan Cave!

The MLB Fan Cave is now entering its third season and we need your help to elect a Brewers  fan to be one of the 2013 cave dwellers!

The Fan Cave will start the season with a group of fan contestants  who will get to 1) watch every single baseball game played, 2) interact and film video content with current and former players, celebrities and musicians, 3) discuss the hottest baseball and pop culture topics through blog posts and social media 4) compete in exciting challenges with other fans to remain in the MLB Fan Cave – and much more.

Last year alone, more than over 100 famous guests visited the MLB Fan Cave, a 15,000 square foot location at 4th Street and Broadway in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village (formerly the home of Tower Records). You can check out the Fan Cave arsenal of videos here.

From a Brewers standpoint, you may recall a couple of appearances by John Axford, a visit from Jonathan Lucroy, and a interactive web chat with our very own Bernie Brewer.

And, in 2013, we hope to have even more interaction with the Fan Cave. In December, we put out a call to all Brewers fans to get their entries in so Milwaukee could be represented in the Fan Cave….and it worked!

After reviewing thousands of entries, MLB recently revealed the top 52  fans vying to be a contestant in the 2013 MLB Fan Cave and two of them—Peter Gourlie and Kevin Kimmes—are Brewers fans!

Now through Wednesday, February 13, fans can view video submissions from all  applicants on MLBFanCave.com and vote for their favorites. (There’s more on Peter and Kevin  to come next week, so start voting and stay tuned!)

Based on fan voting, quality of the original submissions, and the ability of the contestants to generate buzz and interest in their campaigns, MLB will narrow the field to 30 finalists who will then earn a trip to Spring Training in Arizona at the end of February, where they will compete in a variety of challenges to determine the final group of contestants.

These winners will begin the season in the MLB Fan Cave with the goal of watching all 2,430 MLB games on a large wall of big screen Sony televisions while chronicling their experiences online through videos, blogs, and social media. Along the way, they will compete with one another over the course of the season in a series of challenges, with fans online helping decide who gets to stay in the Fan Cave and who gets eliminated with one eventual winner crowned before the end of the World Series.

 Now why are you still here? Click over to MLBFanCave.com and start voting for Pete and Kevin!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Launch Fans on the Fly Interactive Digital Fan Map

We already know Brewers fans are the best fans in the world.

You show your pride wherever you go… and now, with Brewers Fans on the Fly, presented by Southwest Airlines, you can share photos of yourself in Brewers gear in places from the Great Lakes to the Great Wall and everywhere in between!

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Start by visiting brewers.com/fansonthefly; there, you can take a look at the map and also, upload your own photos and share them with your friends.

And, we’ll even be selecting some of our favorites to appear on the scoreboard during games at Miller Park this season!

So, whether you’re headed to Arizona for a Spring Training trip with the Brewers Road Crew, going away for Spring Break,  following the Crew on the road or honeymooning–be sure you bring along your Brewers gear and take some photos!

Here are just a few photos I’ve found of myself with friends from over the years–I can’t wait to take more on future trips and add to this collection!

Can’t wait to see yours!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

That’s His Ticket!

Today, I caught up with one of our first winners in our FanTastic 40 promotion: Mark Stinebrink from Lake Geneva, WI.

If you don’t know Mark, you will soon. That’s because, for one game during the 2013 season, Mark’s photo is going to be printed on a Brewers season ticket!

Mark Stinebrink

Mark showed up at our offices this afternoon ready for the shoot. He was greeted with quite the entourage– Jeff Harding, our Senior Graphic Designer, who will be designing the tickets; Brittany Luznicky, our Marketing & Promotions Coordinator was on hand to supply props (a cap, a bat, etc.); Jason Massopust, his Account Executive; Billy Friess, Senior Director of Ticket Sales, and me, covering the shoot for the blog, as we escorted him to his shoot with Scott Paulus, our team photographer

Mark has been a Season Seat Holder on his own since 1998 and has been coming to games well before that. His seats are on the Field Level near the Visitors’ dugout..

The shoot lasted about 20 minutes and Mark was a great sport. It was great to see this prize going to such a loyal Brewers fan.

“I think this is a really neat prize,” he said. “Everyone says, how come you are so lucky? I say, ‘I’m not lucky, I’m just blessed.'” 

Note: I've deliberately obscured Mark's face here. You're just going to have to wait until Sunday, July 21, 2013 the date Mark's chosen to have his image appear on his very own season ticket!

Note: I’ve deliberately obscured Mark’s face here. You’re just going to have to wait until Sunday, July 21, 2013 the date Mark’s chosen to have his image appear on his very own season ticket!

Season Seat Holders can look forward to seeing Mark’s finished ticket when their tickets arrive in late March. He’s chosen Sunday, July 21 as the date that he would like his image to appear on the ticket. That date, we’ll be hosting the Miami Marlins at 1:10pm.

Mark said he picked that date because that was a convenient date for his family and friends to come out and celebrate together.

While we know that July 21 is too early to be a date that the Brewers might do something like clinch the division (that’s what happened on the date the 2011 winner chose!), with baseball, you never know what might happen, so let’s hope that ticket is another keepsake for our fans! I know it will be for at least one no matter what.

And the FanTastic 40 promotion–40 Days, 40 drawings, 40 unique prizes and experiences, all for our Season Seat Holders–is just beginning!  

There’s still time to get in the game and, the sooner you get in, the more scoring opportunities you’ll have.  So visit brewers.com/fan40 for more information, including complete rules and regulations!

-CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Announce Winning Design in “Design A YOUniform” Contest

You probably voted and have been waiting to hear news on the winner.  Just moments ago at “Brewers On Deck,” Ben Peters, of Richfield, Minnesota was announced as the winner of the Brewers Design a YOUniform contest.  Peters’ design will be worn by the Brewers in exhibition games on March 22 in Phoenix at Maryvale Baseball Park and on March 30 in Milwaukee at Miller Park.  Merchandise including t-shirts and caps featuring the winning design is on sale now at Brewers On Deck and at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park.

Seeing the actual jersey and hat design in person got me really excited for this winning design.  The cream-colored jersey and navy blue hat look awesome.  I think they will be popular with fans.

Ben Peters - Richfield, Minnesota

Ben Peters – Richfield, Minnesota

As the winner, Peters will receive a trip to Brewers Spring Training 2013 to see the winning design on the field at a game. The hats and uniforms from the winning design will be worn by all Brewers players and coaches at the Friday, March 22 Spring Training game at Maryvale Baseball Park against the Chicago Cubs.  Peters will receive airfare for two, tickets to the game in Arizona to see the uniform in action and $1,500 for hotel, ground transportation and other incidentals.  He will also have the opportunity to select the jersey and hat worn by one player from that day, plus will receive ten t-shirts and hats made from his design.

“I’ve always loved vintage designs and the Barrelman logo was always a neat look” said Peters. “I wish I knew the name of the person who originally designed the Barrelman logo because I would like to thank him for inspiring me.”

The authentic jersey with the hats.

The authentic jersey with the hats.

In addition, the Brewers the uniforms will also be worn at Miller Park on Saturday, March 30 as the Brewers take on the Chicago White Sox in an exhibition game.

Last fall, Brewers fans were invited to submit their ideas for an alternate Brewers on-field uniform, and the contest resulted in an overwhelming number of fan entries. After receiving nearly 700 submissions for the Design a YOUniform contest, the Brewers announced the three finalists as selected by a panel of judges.

“The fans’ response to this promotion was tremendous, both in the number of entries received and the votes during the judging of the finalists,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “It was difficult to select a winner as the three finalist entries all had very solid support.”

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Patch detail

The three finalists – two of whom live outside of Wisconsin – were invited by the Brewers to travel to Milwaukee for Brewers On Deck at the Delta Center where Brewers pitcher John Axford announced Peters as the winner on the Klement’s Main Stage.  Ron Verrecchio from Catonsville, Maryland and Nicholas Fouts from Madison, Wisconsin were the other two finalists.

A photo of Peters and his winning design at Brewers On Deck today.

A photo of Peters and his winning design at Brewers On Deck today.

In addition to an online fan vote, a panel of voters including Axford, Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin and Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger judged the finalists.  Other judges included Jill Aronoff, Brewers Senior Director – Merchandise Branding and representatives from Majestic, New Era and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Happy Birthday, Bob!

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Last August, we celebrated Mr. Baseball with photos, our favorite “Ueckerisms,” and more across our various social media platforms, all leading up to his statue dedication.

Well, today, in honor of Bob’s 78th birthday, we’re dusting off our favorites, compiled in the slideshow below. Enjoy!

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You can also see Bob tomorrow and tell him yourself at Brewers On Deck!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

John and Cait’s Annual Brewers On Deck Preview

Without further ado, here is the official John and Cait preview of Brewers On Deck.

Below is a map of the event at the Delta Center that will help you plan your day.

A beautiful map of the Brewers On Deck setup.

A beautiful map of the Brewers On Deck setup.

JOHN

Spend 10 Minutes: Walking through the Brewers Museum. OK, full disclosure here. I have spent a lot of time building this “museum” from an simple idea and pretty much no direction. I started collecting stuff from around Miller Park and it has grown to something I am very proud of. It grows a bit every year, but has some pretty cool regular features. I’m a history buff and baseball history is so fascinating to me. Take 10 minutes to enjoy some Brewers history! It will be set up all day and I will be there most of the day so walk through at some point and say hello.

Don’t Miss: “The Brewlywed Game” on the Main Stage at 11:30. The Brewers take on “The Newlywed Game” will be very entertaining. Stick around afterwards for a question and answer session with Mark Attanasio, Doug Melvin, Gord Ash, Tom Gorzelanny, Michael Gonzalez and Burke Badenhop.

Best New Addition: This year, there will be a “Bonus Stage” for autographs. Located near the Main Stage, select players will appear in 30 minute sessions and will sign autographs for fans. The schedule will be posted next to the stage and will include a mix of Brewers Major League players and future stars (you never know who will be the next Brewers All-Star!). Another new addition will come at the team store where fans can purchase t-shirts with the “Design a YOUniform” winning design and the new gold Brewers uniform.

Hidden Gem: The Brewers Community Foundation live auction. Some great items up for bid at 1:10 p.m. at the Interactive Stage. Bid on an opportunity to watch batting practice on the field before a Brewers game or the opportunity to “steal” 2nd base during a 2013 Brewers game. Some unique collectibles and opportunities are available at the auction.

A Reminder: About the Live Brewers.com webchat with Mark Rogers and Burke Badenhop at 2:30 p.m. at the Interactive Stage. Follow along if you cannot attend the event via social media by using the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck and submit questions below to Rogers and Badenhop.

CAIT

Spend 15 Minutes: The results of our “Design a YOUniform” contest will be unveiled by Brewers pitcher John Axford from 10:15-10:30am on the Klement’s Main Stage. The three finalists (Ron Verrecchio from Cantonsville, MD; Ben Peters from Richfield, MN; and Nicholas Fout from Madison, WI have all been invited to appear at Brewers On Deck to discuss their designs as they angle to win a trip to Spring Training. As John mentioned, the team store will have t-shirts with the “Design a YOUniform” winning design available as well!

Don’t Miss: “The Milwacky Squares” Game Show, hosted by Brewers television announcer, Brian Anderson, on the Main Stage at 1:45pm. The Brewers spin-off of “Hollywood Squares” will be very entertaining as it features Brewers Hall-of-Fame Radio Announcer Bob Uecker as the center square, along with Brewers players and several Hollywood guests–including Dennis Haskins aka “Mr. Belding” from Saved By the Bell and “Flight Time” Lang of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Best New Addition: I might be a tad biased, but I’m pretty psyched about the #BREWERSONDECK Instagram/Twitter contest! Make sure you take plenty of photos from this year’s event at several of the photo ops stages or around the event in general. Then, post them to Instagram and/or Tweet them to @Brewers or @Bernie_Brewer using the hashtag #BREWERSONDECK for your chance to win tickets to a 2013 home game!

Hidden Gem: Again–the Brewers Social Media area–that’s where I’ll be when I’m not running around. :) Come get a special @Brewers item while they last and check out our exciting new digital fan map–Brewers Fans on the Fly, presented by Southwest Airlines, which will be officially unveiled at the event (more to come on the blog later about that, too!).

A Reminder: Don’t forget that the Hunger Task Force will be on hand at the event to collect your non-perishable food items. Bring your donations and look for them near the Brewers Community Foundation area.

See you on Sunday!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers On Deck Schedule is Packed With Entertainment

Are you ready!?  Perhaps one of the most anticipated events of the winter for Brewers fans is just three days away. Brewers On Deck, presented by Time Warner Cable, is set for Sunday at the Delta Center in downtown Milwaukee.  Doors to the facility open at 7 a.m. and the exhibit hall is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Over 50 players and coaches, along with alumni, broadcasters and front office executives are scheduled to attend.

Cait and I will have our full preview of the event tomorrow, but I wanted to give you a quick run down of the schedule of events today to help play your day on Sunday.  This is a pretty long blog, but bear with me, it is packed with useful information that will help you organize and enjoy your day on Sunday.  

As always, The Klement’s Main Stage will include various Q&A sessions with top Brewers baseball executives, the coaching staff, game shows and a roundtable discussion with members of the Milwaukee media who cover the team.

In addition, the winner of the “Design a YOUniform” contest will be announced on the main stage.  The “reveal” will be hosted by Brewers pitcher John Axford.  The winner will receive a trip to Brewers Spring Training 2013 to see the winning design on the field at a game.  This is scheduled as the first event on the main stage, so be sure to get there early to check it out.

The Brewers Interactive Stage will feature the Kids Only Question and Answer session, where youngsters interview players.  Brewers Community Foundation will host a Treasure Hunt, featuring some hard to find Brewers items on sale as well as a live auction at 1:10 p.m. on the Interactive Stage.  Additionally, BCF will hold a 50/50 Raffle.  The winner will be announced at the Interactive stage after the live auction.

At 2:30 p.m. at the Interactive Stage, I will be hosting a webchat on Brewers.com with Mark Rogers and Burke Badenhop.  I am asking fans to send questions in the comments section below ahead of time and hopefully I will be able to take some of your questions.  Fans unable to attend the event can also join in the fun from Brewers.com on Sunday.  Fans attending the event can join us live at the Q&A session with questions.  You can also tweet me your questions using the #BrewersOnDeck hashtag.

Details on the autograph and programming schedules are listed below. Remember the schedule is subject to change, with the latest version and more information available at Brewers.com/ondeck.  Players will sign 250 autographs at prices ranging from free to $25. The autograph opportunities are for signatures on photo cards provided by the team; the Brewers cannot guarantee that any player will sign other memorabilia, and personalizing items is solely up to the discretion of each player.

The same system for autographs that was used last year will be used on Sunday.  Recipients of autographs for Ryan Braun, Yovani Gallardo, Rickie Weeks and Bob Uecker will be chosen through a random selection process.  Numbered coupons to be entered into the random selection process will be available the day of the event only and will be distributed beginning at 8 a.m. at the Delta Center.  Coupon distribution will be available up to an hour before each designated autograph session. A schedule is listed below:

Bob Uecker will sign from 11:00-11:45 on Stage 4.  Coupons will be distributed from 8:00 – 10:00, winners will be announced at 10:30 and the fan report time is 10:45.

Ryan Braun will sign from 12:00-12:45 on Stage 6.  Coupons will be distributed from 8:00 – 11:00, winners will be announced at 11:30 and the fan report time is 11:45.

Yovani Gallardo will sign from 1:00-1:45 on Stage 2.  Coupons will be distributed from 8:00 – 12:00, winners will be announced at 12:30 and the fan report time is 12:45.

Rickie Weeks will sign from 2:00-2:45 on Stage 1.  Coupons will be distributed from 8:00 – 1:00, winners will be announced at 1:30 and the fan report time is 1:45.

Fans can receive one coupon per event admission ticket and can use that coupon to enter the random selection process for any one of the select Brewers players. There is no cost for coupons to enter the random selection process; however, those holding coupons that are chosen must pay $25 at the respective autograph stage to collect their player signature. There will be 250 winners for the identified autograph sessions.

Players and staff not included in the above autograph list will not use the random selection process. Each of those players will sign 250 autographs priced at $10. The autograph opportunities are for signatures on photo cards provided by the team; the Brewers cannot guarantee that any player will sign other memorabilia, and personalizing items is solely up to the discretion of each player.

Rickie Weeks signs an autograph at the 2012 Brewers On Deck.

Rickie Weeks signs an autograph at the 2012 Brewers On Deck.

Autograph Schedule

Stage 1                                                                                            

11:00 – 11:45      Michael Gonzalez ($10)    

12:30 – 1:15         Chris Narveson ($10)

2:00 – 2:45           Rickie Weeks ($25)

3:30 – 4:15           Marco Estrada ($10)

Stage 2                                                                                                  

1:00 – 1:45           Yovani Gallardo ($25)

2:30 – 3:15           Martin Maldonado ($10)

3:45 – 4:30           Mike Fiers ($10)

Stage 3                                                                                                  

10:30 – 11:15      Burke Badenhop ($10)

12:00 – 12:45      Carlos Gomez ($10)

1:30 – 2:15           Mat Gamel ($10)

Stage 4                                                                                                  

11:00 – 11:45       Bob Uecker ($25)/Mark Attanasio (Free)

12:30 – 1:15         Brandon Kintzler ($10)

2:00 – 2:45           Jeff Bianchi ($10)

3:30 – 4:15           Tom Gorzelanny ($10)

Stage 5                                                                                                  

11:30 – 12:15      Mark Rogers ($10)

1:00 – 1:45         John Axford ($10)

2:30 – 3:15         Wily Peralta ($10)

3:45 – 4:30       Jonathan Lucroy ($10)

Stage 6                                                                                                  

12:00 – 12:45      Ryan Braun ($25)

1:30 – 2:15           Jim Henderson ($10) 

All autograph proceeds benefit Brewers Community Foundation.  Please note that cash is the only acceptable form of payment for autographs.   Additionally, there will be a free autograph stage called the “Bonus” stage, which will include 13 players signing free autographs throughout the day.

The Newsradio 620 WTMJ Stage will broadcast live from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will include interviews with Brewers players and coaches.  Fans using social media are invited to use the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck when tweeting about Brewers On Deck.  Even if you aren’t able to attend the event, you can still take part by tuning in to the WTMJ broadcast and following via social media.

Tickets for the event are still available and are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults, and $9 in advance and $15 at the door for children 14 and under.   Tickets purchased at the door of the event on Sunday will be cash only.

There are a variety of parking structures and street lots surrounding the Delta Center.  For more parking information, please visit www.parkmilwaukee.com.

Main Stage Schedule

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – “Design a YOUniform” contest unveiling – hosted by Brewers pitcher John Axford.  Three finalists: Ron Verrecchio from Catonsville, Maryland, Ben Peters from Richfield, Minnesota and Nicholas Fout from Madison, Wisconsin have all been invited to appear at Brewers On Deck to discuss their designs as they angle to win a trip to Spring Training.

10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. – Meet the Coaching Staff – Brewers manager Ron Roenicke along with his coaching staff will participate in a Q&A session hosted by NewsRadio 620 WTMJ/Brewers play-by-play announcer Joe Block.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – “Brewlywed” Game Show – Brewers players, coaches, prospects and alumni will participate in a game show to see who has what it takes to win it all.  Joe Block will host the show.

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Meet Mark Attanasio, Doug Melvin, Gord Ash, Craig Counsell and the Newest Brewers – Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio, Executive Vice President – General Manager Doug Melvin, Vice President – Assistant General Manager Gord Ash, and Special Assistant to the GM Craig Counsell will join free agent acquisitions – Burke Badenhop, Michael Gonzalez and Tom Gorzelanny – in a question and answer session with Brewers fans. The session will be hosted by Craig Coshun of FS Wisconsin.

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Milwacky Squares – A spin-off  of  “Hollywood Squares,” features Brewers Hall-of- Fame Radio Announcer Bob Uecker as the center square along with Brewers players and several surprise Hollywood guests.  Brewers television voice Brian Anderson will host this classic game show.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Rising Stars Q&A – Brewers prospects Clint Coulter, Kentrail Davis, Drew Gagnon, Mitch Haniger, Hunter Morris, Taylor Jungmann, Jimmy Nelson and Victor Roache will take questions from fans regarding the future of the organization on the field.  Craig Coshun will host the Q&A.

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Brewers Face Off – It’s the Brewers “family” of current Brewers against the Brewers “family” of future stars in what will certainly turn out to be a “feud.”  Brian Anderson will host the game show.

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Media Roundtable – Join host Craig Coshun in a discussion about the Brewers with members of the local media including Tom Haudricourt of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com, Drew Olson of ESPN Milwaukee Radio and Tim Allen from Sportsradio 1250 WSSP Radio.

Tomorrow, Cait and I will post a full preview of the event including our “not to miss” activities and other insider tips.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Go For the Gold and Announce Gold Alternate Jersey

The Brewers go for the gold every season. Each of the 30 flags atop the Commissioner’s Trophy awarded to the World Series Champion are adorned in gold and it is the Brewers goal to one day have that trophy at Miller Park. With that in mind, the Brewers will be “going for gold” in a new gold alternate jersey next season.

This exciting Brewers uniform news was announced by the team early this morning. The new gold-colored alternate jersey will be worn on occasion beginning with the 2013 season. The jersey tops will officially make their debut by players and coaches on Sunday at “Brewers On Deck” at the Delta Center in Milwaukee.

Here is a rendering of the gold Brewers jersey.

Here is a rendering of the gold Brewers jersey.

The gold jersey will feature “Brewers” in blue script across the front (think about the “Cerveceros” jersey that the team has worn in recent years). It will join the primary white home jersey, the primary gray road jersey, the alternate blue “Brewers” jersey, the alternate blue “Milwaukee” jersey and the retro “Brewers” pinstripe jersey.

The last time the Brewers introduced an alternate jersey was 2010 when the team added the alternate blue “Milwaukee” jersey.

“Our players have worn a similar gold-colored jersey on our annual ‘Cerveceros Day,’ and the feedback from fans and players has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “We believe that this jersey will be a very popular style, both on the field and at our retail locations.”

The players did react positively to the gold “Cerveceros” jersey the team has worn–the team won the only game they were worn last year. While normally, it is up to the starting pitcher to decide what uniform the team will wear for any game, baseball players can be very superstitious. If the team has a winning record in the gold jerseys, you could see them pretty regularly next year.

It was no coincidence that the team played the most games and had the best record–35-17–in the blue “Brewers” uniforms in 2012. Part of that could be due to the strong home record the team had, but the team went 10-10 in the home whites–proving there might be a little superstition when choosing a jersey.

The new uniform top will be available exclusively at Brewers On Deck and the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park beginning Sunday. The Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park will exclusively carry the Brewers gold jersey through February 3. Those who purchase a gold Brewers jersey at Brewers on Deck will receive a free Brewers gold jersey chocolate bar.

Fans purchasing a Gold Brewers jersey at Brewers On Deck receive a gold jersey chocolate bar seen here.

Fans purchasing a Gold Brewers jersey at Brewers On Deck receive a gold jersey chocolate bar seen here.

]Players and coaches can be photographed in the new uniform on Sunday at “Brewers On Deck.”

What do you think of the new gold Brewers jersey? Leave your comments below.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Want to Work at Miller Park This Season? Apply for the Brew Crew or Try Out for the Diamond Dancers!

If you’re looking for a way to see Brewers Baseball for free this summer–and maybe even get paid to do it, then listen up.

I just heard from Drew Olsen, our Broadcast and Entertainment Manager, that we’re hiring for our entertainment staff and that the Diamond Dancers are hosting auditions!

First up, we’ve got openings on our Brew Crew.

Are you outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic, confident, and love interacting with people? If so, we want you to join our gameday entertainment seasonal Brew Crew staff!

The Brew Crew is an integral part of the Miller Park fan experience, with job duties that directly impact our guests and their enjoyment of Brewers games. The Brew Crew also represents the Club throughout the state at mascot appearances.

As a former Brew Crew member myself, I can tell you that it is a lot of fun and a great learning experience– a perfect job for a college student!

A little-known fact about Cait: She got my feet wet here at the Club as first, an intern in the Corporate Marketing department and then as a member of the Brew Crew.

A little-known fact about Cait: She got my feet wet here at the Club as first, an intern in the Corporate Marketing department and then as a member of the Brew Crew.

As a member of the Brew Crew, you’ll do things such as:
• Work Klement’s Racing Sausage mascot appearances on non-gamedays
• Assist with and execute between-innings promotions
• Staff all interactive areas throughout Miller Park, including the Kids Zone, Bernie’s Terrace, and Speed Pitch
• Greet fans and snap their pictures as part of the FanFoto program
• Entertain fans before the game as the Klement’s Racing Sausages and their escorts
• Tie balloon animals for kids
• And More!
Applicants must be available to work at least 40 games, arriving 2 hours prior to gametime. Having a flexible schedule that allows for working some or all weekday day games is a plus. Please note this is NOT a full-time position, it is a part-time, seasonal position. Applicants must also live in the Milwaukee area year-round in order to be considered for the Brew Crew.

Click here for the full job description and application information.

Diamond Dancer Auditions

The 2013 Diamond Dancers auditions will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Registration begins at 11 AM and the audition begins at 11:30 AM  at Elite Sports Club in Brookfield, WI 600 N. Barker Road).

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There will also be four pre-audition clinics. These clinics (which are $20) will help anyone interested in auditioning better prepare and learn the style and different techniques to expect on audition day. There is also a Diamond Dancer workout offered after each clinic for $10.

Please visit www.wiprodance.com for additional audition details. There, you can also register for the audition clinics and fill out your application for audition day.

So, if you’re interested in working at Miller Park this season, as either a Brew Crew member or a Diamond Dancer, make sure you check out those sites for more information.

Good luck! I hope to see you at Miller Park this year!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

70 Days Until Opening Day: Opening Day Ticket Opportunity Begins Tomorrow

It’s thinking about the return of baseball that gets us through the coldest winter days (like today) in Wisconsin.

So, it was only fitting that with 70 days to go until Opening Day, we announced specifics of an Opening Day Opportunity that will allow fans the chance to purchase tickets to Opening Day at Miller Park and other Gold and Marquee Games prior to the sale of individual tickets.

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Beginning tomorrow, January 22 at 9 a.m. and continuing through Monday, February 11, fans can go to Brewers.com and register for the opportunity to purchase up to four tickets to Opening Day on Monday, April 1 against the Colorado Rockies. Due to limited availability, the Opening Day Opportunity includes single seats, standing room only and some obstructed view seats. In addition, fans can register for a maximum of eight tickets to Gold and Marquee Games at Miller Park.

This year’s Marquee Game schedule includes Opening Day – April 1 vs. the Rockies, April 19-21 vs. the Cubs, June 25-27 vs. the Cubs and September 16-19 vs. the Cubs.  Gold Games include the following 16 games: May 4-5 vs. the Cardinals, June 8-9 vs. the Phillies, June 22-23 vs. the Braves, July 6-7 vs. the Mets, July 20-21 vs. the Marlins, August 3-4 vs. the Nationals, August 17-18 vs. the Reds and August 31- September 1 vs. the Angels.

Following registration, a pool of randomly selected winners will be chosen and provided access to an online pre-sale opportunity, based on available inventory. The winners will be notified on Friday, February 15.

There is no charge to register. This will be the only opportunity for fans to purchase single game tickets for Opening Day, other than a very small number set aside for fans lining up at the Box Office on the first day of individual game sales at Miller Park. Single game ticket sales will begin in late February (exact date TBD).

Meanwhile, there are still options available for fans to guarantee their place at Miller Park for Opening Day and Marquee Games all season long with plans starting as low as the 10-Pack. Each 10-Pack includes 10 Brewers home games, plus a bonus of Opening Day or any other game of the fan’s choice absolutely FREE. Fans interested in purchasing 10-Packs are encouraged to call 414-902-HITS (4487) or visit Brewers.com for more information. 

Good Luck…Hope to #SEEUAPRIL1 !

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

 

 

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