April 2014

JUNE 2 GAME TIME MOVED TO 6:20PM

Today we announced a game time change for the game on Monday, June 2 against the Minnesota Twins at Miller Park.  That game will now start at 6:20 p.m.

Please note that the parking lots for this game will open at 4:20pm (a two-hour open vs. the customary three hour open).

The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Wisconsin, the Brewers Radio Network and brewers.com.  Tickets are available at brewers.com, the Miller Park box office or by calling 414-902-4000.

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

You and Your Dog Could Be Featured in the Brewers Pet Calendar with Hank!

This year, we’ll be creating a Brewers Pet Calendar, featuring photos of the players and coaches with their pets and/or animals from the Wisconsin Humane Society, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the organization….and you and your dog could be included!

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Here’s all you have to do:

Tweet and/or Instagram a photo of you with your dog using the hashtag #MyBallparkPup by Wednesday, May 7, 2014 and one lucky winner will be selected to appear in the Brewers Pet Calendar alongside Hank, the Ballpark Pup! 

The winner must be available the afternoon of Saturday, May 10 for the photo shoot. Click for official rules.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

It’s Wei-Chung Wang Wednesday! #WCWW

In case you missed it (and we really don’t know how you could have), last Wednesday the Brewers Bullpen put out a short Instagram music video in honor of what’ they’ve dubbed “Wei-Chung Wang Wednesdays” or #WCWW.

#wcww Wei-Chung Wang Wednesday! Everybody Wang Chung tonight!

A video posted by Marcus Hanel (@markoos55) on

Well, it’s Wednesday again and the bullpen is back…this time with a little St. Louis style. Enjoy!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Congratulations, UW-Whitewater Warhawks!

Before today’s game, we saluted the University of Wisconsin Whitewater Athletic Department, which produced five NCAA Division III Champions this year.

The Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team brought home their fourth championship in six seasons:

UW-Whitewater Men's Wheelchair Basketball

The Gymnastics Team, under the direction of Coach Jennifer Regan, recorded a three-peat with their third straight national title:

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The Football Team, under the direction of Head Coach Lance Leipold, won its fifth national title in seven seasons with a 52-14 win over Mount Union on December 20:

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The Men’s Basketball Program hoisted its 2nd national championship trophy in three seasons with a 75-73 win over Williams College in Salem, VA:

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And last but not least, the Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team added to the historical season with their third consecutive national championship.

UW-Whitewater Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team

Representatives from the Warhawks Champions Dylan Fischbach, Jennifer Regan, Lance Leipold, Pat Miller and Kearstin Gehlhausen lead off our ceremonial first pitches today.

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Congratulations, Warhawks!

 

-JohnandCait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

SPECIAL OFFER: $39 TICKETS IN THE DEW DECK FOR 5/5

We’ve got a special offer for you for the Monday, May 5 Brewers vs. D’Backs game at Miller Park: Purchase a ticket in the Dew Deck–which includes a full buffet and two drinks per person–for just $39.

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PURCHASE THIS SPECIAL OFFER NOW

In case you’re not familiar with the Dew Deck, it is  one of the most popular party areas in Miller Park. Newly remodeled last season, the signature addition to the area is a 25-foot high rock climbing wall. This area is located above the right-field bleachers and includes a pregame buffet that begins when the Miller Park gates open and ends one hour after the first pitch.

Dew Deck at Miller Park

Menu Items include: Milwaukee’s famous bratwursts smothered in sauerkraut with Secret Stadium Sauce on the side, Klement’s hot dogs, grilled sirloin hamburgers, BBQ chicken breast sandwiches, Wisconsin mac & cheese, corn on the cob, red wine vinaigrette coleslaw, assorted freshly baked cookies, soft drinks and two beers per adult.

In the past, offers like this have sold quickly, so you’ll want to snap up these tickets quickly!

To purchase, click here

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

ICYMI: Martin Maldonado Joined Us On Twitter for #SundayWithMaldy

While serving his five-game suspension by MLB for his role in a bench-clearing incident last Sunday at Pittsburgh, Martin Maldonado certainly made the most of his time.

On Wednesday and on Friday, he made some visits with fans:

Thanks to Martin Maldonado for visiting with #Brewers fans during tonight's game! #MILvsCHC

A photo posted by brewers (@brewers) on

And today, Martin took the time to chat with fans via the @Brewers Twitter account in what we dubbed #SundayWithMaldy.

In case you missed it, here’ s a recap:

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

 

Hey Khris, Prom?

It was held at the Milwaukee Yacht Club, the theme was “Dreaming of You” by Selena, and my date was named Jimmy.

It’s true. You never forget your high school prom.

And, when Autumn Sundberg, a senior at Rufus King High School, thinks back on hers, she’ll always remember the Brewers and Khris Davis.

It all started when Autumn and her friends Kayla, Sarah and Katie came out to Miller Park for the Brewers vs. Padres game on Wednesday night. We spotted her in left-field bleachers with this sign, trying to get the attention of Khris.

While we had responded to Autumn that night via Twitter, Khris also replied personally the next morning:

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So that’s where we stepped in and invited Autumn to get her photo taken with Khris the next time she was coming to a game.

That happened to be today. She arrived with her friends Renna and Nawal and they each met Khris and had their photos taken with him.

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Autumn told Khris that she has been a long-time fan of his, ever since he gave her and her friends his batting gloves after a game last season. She’s been following his career ever since.

Khris said he was flattered and inquired about her prom, which was held at the historic Pritzlaff Building in downtown Milwaukee.

Autumn said she had a great time, but of course, it could have been better:

We missed you Khris

A photo posted by Autumn Sundberg (@autumnhojas) on

Thanks to Autumn and her friends for being such great fans and thanks to Khris, who made Autumn’s prom that much more memorable without even so much as stepping foot on a dance floor.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

Brewers Season Seat Holder Event Held at Miller Park This Morning

After last night’s exciting win over the Cubs,  Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Gomez, Jean Segura, Robin Yount, Rollie Fingers and the ticketing staff were all on hand early this morning for a special Brewers Season Seat Holder event for those 20+ game accounts who paid for their 2014 season tickets in full by the November 15 early renewal deadline.

Here are some photos from this fun event.

It’s always a pleasure to get to meet so many of our most loyal fans; we hope you had a wonderful time!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Happy Birthday, Wei-Chung Wang!

Before this past Wednesday, you knew Wei-Chung Wang (pronounced “WAY-chung-WONG”),  as the Taiwanese Brewers pitcher who was acquired this past offseason in the Rule 5 Draft from Pittsburgh.

Post what has now been dubbed Wei-Chung Wang Wednesday,” (or for those of you on Twitter and Instagram, #WCWW), Wei-Chung is now a viral video star and somewhat of a Milwaukee legend.

It all started with some tweets from the Brewers bullpen and quickly escalated when Bullpen Catcher Marcus Hanel posted this video to Instagram:

#wcww Wei-Chung Wang Wednesday! Everybody Wang Chung tonight!

A video posted by Marcus Hanel (@markoos55) on

Here, Wei-Chung Wang is featured as the lead dancer, with fellow relievers Tyler Thornburg, Will Smith, Jim Henderson and others serving as back-up dancers to the song “Everybody Wang Chung Tonight” by the Wang Chung Band out of the UK.

Since then, the video has been picked up by many news outlets and viewed hundreds of thousands of times, including by the Wang Chung Band: Wang Chung BandWell, today happens to be Wei-Chung’s birthday and, with  #WCWW so fresh in our minds (and “Everybody Wang Chung Tonight” still stuck in our heads), we decided to surprise him with a very special birthday greeting on the scoreboard. Wei Chung Wang

Check out his priceless reaction, here:

You can bet that Wei-Chung and his teammates certainly are having fun tonight, enjoying a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

The Brewers bullpen reacts to the birthday message.

The Brewers bullpen reacts to the birthday message.

As for me? Here are four words I never thought I’d say: Is it Wednesday yet? https://twitter.com/TylerThornburg/status/459106288060747776

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

The 2014 #VoteBrewers Campaign is Underway!

Brewers fans have the well-earned reputation for filling the ballot boxes with All-Star votes for their favorite players. With at least one Brewers player elected to start in five of the last seven All-Star Games since 2007, Milwaukee fans demonstrated that it doesn’t take the largest market to be heard as they voted for their hometown Brewers in almost unheard of numbers.

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And while it may still be April, it’s time to ramp up and Vote Brewers!  This season, eight Milwaukee Brewers players are featured on the ballot for the 85th Major League Baseball All-Star Game to be held on Tuesday, July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.  Brewers fans again have the opportunity to show their overwhelming fan support by helping decide which players will be named to the Midsummer Classic through the 2014 MLB In-Stadium All-Star Balloting Program and the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot.

Brewers players on this year’s All-Star ballot include C Jonathan Lucroy, 1B Mark Reynolds, 2B Rickie Weeks, 3B Aramis Ramirez, SS Jean Segura, OF Ryan Braun, OF Carlos Gomez and OF Khris Davis.

Fans are now able to vote online at brewers.com and through in-park balloting at Miller Park.

At brewers.com, all fans voting 21 or more times for their favorite Brewers will be entered into a drawing to win a prize package that includes four Field Box tickets to a mutually agreed-upon game, an opportunity to go down Bernie’s slide (restrictions apply), an opportunity to watch batting practice that day from the field and a meet and greet with five-time All-Star Ryan Braun.  There is a maximum of 25 votes per email address.  More information and rules may be found at brewers.com.  Additionally, fans voting online will be eligible to purchase Field Outfield Box and Terrace Box seats for select Brewers games at a savings of up to 50% (details available after fans complete their votes at Brewers.com).

Those visiting Miller Park are encouraged to vote early and often via paper ballot at the All-Star Polling District, set up during Brewers home games along the first base concourse. In-park balloting at Miller Park began today with Bernie Brewer casting the first ballot on the field before the game and continues through Friday, June 15, comprising 23 home dates.

Vote Brewers

The Vote Brewers! campaign features event staff decked out at home games in promotional t-shirts, and signage displayed along the Miller Park fascia and behind the plate. In addition, media partners FOX Sports Wisconsin and Newsradio 620 WTMJ will be promoting the initiative on broadcasts, and the World Famous Klement’s Racing Sausages will help distribute voting information around the city.

With every 10 ballots turned in to the All-Star Polling District, fans will receive one raffle ticket that will enter them in a drawing for the opportunity to win a collector’s item daily, ranging from game-used memorabilia to player autographs. A drawing will be held during every home game through June 15 and the winning ticket will be announced during the game.  Rules will be available at the Polling District.

Both the National League and American League teams will have eight fan-elected starters. The pitchers and reserves for both will be determined through a combination of “Player Ballot” choices and selections made by the two All-Star managers.

Fans can vote for the Major League All-Stars online at brewers.com through Thursday, July 3 at 10:59 p.m. CT.

Vote early, vote often and most importantly, #VOTEBREWERS!

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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