Have you every wondered what it’s like to be a ballboy or ballgirl, one of those people who gets to sit down the baselines at a Major League Baseball game, helping to warm up outfielders and snag foul balls?
Check out this feature, put together by Aaron Oberley, one of our MLB Advanced Media Real-Time Correspondents who also happens to be a Ballboy & member of our Brew Crew himself:
Following successful third place finishes in each of the first three months of the season, in July we moved up to second place in the Head & Shoulders “Season of the #Whiff’ contest on Twitter! That means that this year to date, we’ve helped secure a $30,000 donation to local RBI leagues. Overall, Head & Shoulders will reward seven MLB Clubs with the most #Whiff tweets each month with a donation to their local RBI league(s) totaling $40,000.
We’re nearing the end of August and the race is close, but you can help us secure at LEAST third place again.
All you have to do is tweet #WHIFF + @Brewers. Up to 27 #WHIFF + @Brewers tweets per user per day will count toward out monthly total.
We’re also throwing in an incentive to help us finish high. Tweet #Whiff + @Brewers this weekend for your chance to win this ball signed by Robin Yount. If we finish in third place or higher, one lucky fan who tweeted beginning on Friday when we announced the promotion through the end of the August competition will win the ball.
In addition, for every “Whiff” (strikeout) recorded throughout the Major Leagues during the 2014 regular season, Head & Shoulders will make an additional $1 donation to the national RBI program. The RBI program is the MLB youth initiative designed to give young people from urban and underserved communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, encourage academic success and achievement, and teach important life lessons and values.
The MLB Club winner of the overall competition will earn a bonus donation worth $20,000 to their local RBI league(s). The winning Club will be announced during the 2014 MLB World Series – stay tuned to find out who will bring home the highest donation!
For more information, visit www.MLB.com/Whiff.
Thanks to all who tweeted in the first four months of the season-let’s set our sights on finishing on a high note!
Starting Monday thru September 30 (or while supplies last), when you shop at any of the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park and purchase Authentic Collection merchandise, you have the chance to win big!
Purchase Authentic Collection merchandise and receive a scratch-off card to become an instant winner! t. Prizes include shopping sprees, autograph baseballs, discounts on store items and a Grand Prize (tickets to a 2015 game, batting practice viewing session, shopping spree and meal in the Johnson Controls Stadium Club).
No purchase necessary to enter. Purchase will not increase odds of winning. While supplies last. Visit the Brewers Team Store for official rules or call (414) 902-4750.
Prefer to shop online? Authentic Collection gear is available at brewers.com; however, the scratch-off promotion is only valid in-store.
Today we announced that Fridays restaurant at Miller Park will reopen for normal hours of operation on both game days and non-game days, beginning tomorrow – Saturday, August 30 at 5pm CT.
Fridays will operate on normal hours of operation but the menu will still be limited. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday/Saturday from 11 a.m. – midnight.
Fridays’ menu will be a condensed version of the “Fridays Favorites.” This includes a limited number of hot appetizers and entrees, plus desserts.
UW-Milwaukee students, alumni and fans are invited to join us for UWM Cap Night on Friday, September 12.
Proudly display UW-Milwaukee colors as the Brewers take on the division-rival Cincinnati Reds with your one-of-a-kind, UWM-themed Brewers hat — FREE to all who purchase UWM Cap Night tickets.
Through this special offer, UWM students, alumni and fans will enjoy great savings with tickets available in the Terrace Box for as little as $18 and Field Outfield Box for $29.
Tickets are available at brewers.com/panthers. For groups of 25 or more, call (414) 902-4774.
In the latest update for the “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year” award, Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez remains in first place with 32 percent of the votes, just ahead of catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who has 31 percent of the votes. Lucroy has significantly closed the gap after trailing Gomez by 12 percent in last month’s voting results. Second baseman Scooter Gennett surpassed outfielder Ryan Braun to sit comfortably in third place with 14 percent of the votes.
Fans currently have the opportunity to vote for the Brewers player who they believe best personifies the characteristics of hard work and an aggressive approach to playing the game. Fans can vote by visiting Brewers.com/WeEnergies until September 7. Additionally, fans may cast their votes via text message at designated Brewers home games, and local media will have the opportunity to participate via an emailed ballot. Votes from fans, media and We Energies will be combined to determine the winner.
Each fan voting online as a part of the “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year” promotion will be entered to win a Brewers VIP package. The winner will be randomly selected to receive Field Diamond Box tickets for six guests and will participate in a pre-game ceremony on the field when the Brewers take on the Chicago Cubs on Friday, September 26. The winner will also receive an autographed jersey signed by the High-Energy Player of the Year, the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and the use of a Club Level suite for a 2015 Brewers home game.
Fans can check results regularly as voting totals will be announced on a monthly basis. Fifty-two lucky fans will also win four Loge Outfield tickets for a Brewers home game between June 1 and September 28.
Carlos Gomez won the award in 2013. Other past winners include Ryan Braun (2008 and 2012) Nyjer Morgan (2011), Rickie Weeks (2010), Craig Counsell (2009), Prince Fielder (2007) and Bill Hall (2006). For more information, please visit Brewers.com/WeEnergies.
We, along with the Milwaukee Public Library, are proud to honor some of the 2014 Super Readers!
These youngsters visited their Milwaukee Public Library, read during the summer, and reached the highest level of the Super Reader Program. These lucky super readers were selected from the nearly 20,000 children that made reading a part of their summer vacation:
Demetrius Goode (Atkinson Library); Nora Fitak (Bay View Library); Christian Coleman (Capitol Library); XZavier Bellamy (Center Street Library); Kennedy Gonzalez (East Library); Alex Gramajo (Forest Home Library); Samuel Bryan (Martin Luther King Library); Shakhai Cole-Waheed (Mill Road Library); Emma Balistreri (Tippecanoe Library); Janehya Luttrell (Villard Avenue Library); Aiden Rightmyre (Washington Park Library); and Molly Anders (Zablocki Library).
We’d also like to thank Milwaukee Brewers infielder Rickie Weeks for his generous support of the Super Reader Program.
As a child of two retired librarians, I can tell you that the best back-to-school supply is a library card. And it’s free. Visit your Milwaukee Public Library where people can read, learn and connect.
Congrats again, Super Readers–keep it up!
Throughout the baseball season, we’ve been recognizing United States Veterans for their service to our country.
Today, we honored a number of Veterans that are near and dear to our hearts–members of the Miller Park event services staff who have served our country.
Thank you, Miller Park Veterans!