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BP Jersey and Cap Sale at the Authentics Kiosk this Homestand

Starting during tomorrow night’s game vs. the Blue Jays, we’ll be hosting a BP Jersey & Cap sale  at the Authentics Kiosk at Miller Park.

This sale features authentic player-worn BP Jerseys (both Navy & Retro Blue)  from the Brewers 2012 and 2013 seasons.  The  jerseys will range in price from $50-150.

Also featured are non-authentic caps priced at $20. Included are different cap styles the team wore in 2013, plus some from the current season. These include St. Patrick’s Day caps, Design a YOUniform caps, 4th of July caps, and Memorial Day caps. These caps are fitted and range in size (no youth cap sizes available).

Just a sampling of some of the items you might find at the Authentics Sale this week!

Just a sampling of some of the items you might find at the Authentics Sale this week!

This sale is only going on while supplies last, so be sure to visit the Authentics Kiosk behind Section 111 on the Field Level concourse at Miller Park!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

 

Ice Bucket Challenge Continues; Join Us to Help Strike Out ALS

As you know, the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” an initiative started to raise awareness and funds to help strike out ALS, has been sweeping the globe and has passed through the Brewers Clubhouse along the way.

Ryan Braun completed the challenge last Saturday and in turn tagged teammates Jonathan Lucroy, Kyle Lohse, and Carlos GomezPadres Manager Bud Black issued the challenge to Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke, along with  Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, and Rays Manager Joe Maddon and Ron completed the challenge yesterday.

And it continues to spread, not only in the Clubhouse, but throughout the organization.

Last week, we announced that Brewers Community Foundation donated $5000 to ALSA Wisconsin on behalf of the Brewers and today, both  Brewers Director of Media Relations, Mike Vassallo, and I completed challenges issued to us personally and issued challenges of our own:

But the biggest challenge we can issue is to simply join us in fighting ALS, whether you get wet or not.

ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Recently, the disease has been gaining a LOT of attention from this Ice Bucket Challenge, started by ALS patients Pete Frates and Pat Quinn to help raise money and awareness for the disease.

According to The Wall Street Journal, as of Thursday, the ALS Association had raised $7.6 million in donations in two weeks, compared with $1.4 million raised during the same two-week period last year. In addition, over 145,900 new donors have stepped up to the plate to help strike out ALS.

Visit ALSA.org to do your part.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

 

 

Ron Roenicke Completes “Ice Bucket Challenge” Issued by Padres Manager Bud Black

On the off-chance you’ve missed all the excitement over the past two weeks, people have been dumping buckets of ice water over their heads all across the country as part of the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” an initiative started to raise awareness and funds to help strike out ALS.

The challenge has been hitting celebrities, pro athletes and everyday folks alike and the Brewers have been no exception.

Ryan Braun completed the challenge last Saturday and in turn tagged teammates Jonathan Lucroy, Kyle Lohse, and Carlos Gomez.

And the players aren’t the only ones helping out this worthy cause. Managers are getting in on the fun and showing their support, too.

Yesterday, on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk, Padres Manager Bud Black issued the challenge to Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke, along with  Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, and Rays Manager Joe Maddon.

And today, Ron good-naturedly accepted and completed the challenge, with a little help from Coaches  Garth Iorg and Ed Sedar:

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ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famed baseball player whose struggle with this disease and death in 1941 brought it national attention.

And recently, the disease has been gaining a LOT of attention from this Ice Bucket Challenge, started by ALS patients Pete Frates and Pat Quinn to help raise money and awareness for the disease. The challenge is quite simple: Fill up a bucket of ice water, as cold as you can get. Have someone record a video while you dump the bucket over your head. Then share on social media, issuing the challenge to three friends.

Along with the team getting cold and wet for a cause, Brewers Community Foundation has also made a donation of $5,000 to ALSA Wisconsin on behalf of the Club and the Ice Bucket Challenge participants. Click here to join us in our support.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

 

 

BREWERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND DELTA DENTAL HOST ANNUAL “TEAM SMILE” EVENT AT MILLER PARK TODAY

Brewers Community Foundation is hosting its annual “Team Smile” event at Miller Park today. In partnership with Delta Dental, approximately 300 children from Our Next Generation and COA Youth and Family Centers will receive full dental care.

Through this program, children receive free oral health education, dental screenings, dental treatment if needed, teeth cleanings and education on how the mouth and body are linked for overall health.

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This is the fifth year that Brewers Community Foundation will partner with “Team Smile” to provide dental care to children in the Milwaukee area. The event will take place in the Johnson Controls Stadium Club on the Club Level at Miller Park. In addition, there will be special appearances from the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages and Bernie Brewer.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

TeamSmile® is a 501C nonprofit dental organization, whose mission is to create connections between children’s service groups, dental professionals, professional sports organizations and their athletes. Together, we can provide underserved children in need, a life changing dental experience in which the excitement and allure of high profile sports reinforces the value of a life-long commitment to dental health care. Each child in our program is provided with free preventative care and education, and if necessary dental treatment.

Mascot Bobbles of the Month at the Brewers Team Store: August

New this year at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park are the “Bobbles of the Month,” special, limited-edition bobbles that you can’t find anywhere else.

Each bobble we’ve had so far has been featured in a very unique pose. So far, we’ve had the Brat grilling (April), the Polish sliding down Bernie’s slide (May),  Bernie riding a motorcycle (June), and Italian scaling the Miller Park rock climbing wall in the Dew Deck (July).

New for August, we’ve got Hot Dog and Chorizo sitting in the giant glove from the Power Playground at Miller Park:

Hot Dog Chorizo

These bobbles retail for $89 and are sold exclusively at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park.

And you’ll want to hurry as once they’re gone, we won’t be getting any new shipments.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

Brewers Announce Options for Fans to Purchase Postseason Tickets

In preparing for the possibility of October baseball, the Brewers are now offering four options to secure tickets to Brewers Postseason games at Miller Park.

“The demand for Postseason tickets in 2008 and 2011 far exceeded the supply, and we expect that to be repeated this year,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “While current Season Seat Holders already have guaranteed rights to Postseason tickets, we are now offering a limited opportunity for all fans to purchase tickets and secure their seats in Miller Park for October.”

1) The first option is for fans to purchase a 10-Game Fan’s Choice Plan for the 2014 season and place a full season deposit for 2015. Fans who select this option will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets to ALL 2014 Postseason games at Miller Park, including the World Series. Fans would select their desired seating category for the 2015 season and submit a deposit to qualify. The cost of the 10-Pack plus the required deposit for Field Level is $1,920 per seat and Loge/Club Level is $1,340 per seat.

2) The second option is for fans to purchase a 10-Game Fan’s Choice Plan for the 2014 season and place a 20-Game deposit for the 2015 season. Those who choose this option will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets to all Wild Card, NLDS and NLCS games at Miller Park. Fans would select the desired seating category for the 2015 season and submit a deposit to qualify. The cost of the 10-Pack plus the required deposit for Field Level is $920 per seat, Loge/Club Level is $740 per seat and Terrace Level is $430 per seat. Note – only 20-Game set plans are available for 2015 through these deposits (no Fan’s Choice Plans).

After Sunday, August 24, the 10-Game Fan’s Choice for 2014 is no longer available and the deposit amounts for 2015 Full-Season and 20-Game Plans increase.

3) As a third option, fans can put a full season deposit down for 2015 (after August 24). Fans who select this option will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets to ALL 2014 Postseason games at Miller Park. The required deposit per seat is $3,000 for Field Level, $2,000 for Loge/Club Level, and $1,000 for Terrace Box seating.

4) The fourth option is to place a 20-Game deposit for the 2015 season (after August 24). Fans who select this option will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets to all Wild Card, NLDS and NLCS games at Miller Park. The required deposit per seat is $800 for Field Level, $600 for Loge/Club Level, and $300 for Terrace Level. Note – only 20-Game set plans are available for 2015 through these deposits (no Fan’s Choice Plans).

Fans interested in these options can visit Brewers.com or call 414-902-4487 (HITS). There are 19 regular season games remaining on the home schedule, including three All-Fan bobblehead dates and Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet on Saturday, September 27.

Brewers Extend Player Development Contract with Rookie Helena Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced a four-year player development contract extension with the Rookie Helena Brewers of the Pioneer League through the 2018 season.

“Our affiliation with the Helena Brewers has been very positive and we’re excited to extend our player development contract with the franchise,” said Brewers Vice President – Assistant General Manager Gord Ash. “Many players on our big league roster started their professional careers at Helena, where they developed and honed their skills to play at the Major League level.”

Ryan Braun, Khris Davis, Mike Fiers, Jonathan Lucroy, Jimmy Nelson and Tyler Thornburg each began their professional baseball careers with the Helena Brewers. Wily Peralta played the majority of the 2008 season at Helena.

“The Brewers have been flexible and appreciative of the efforts that we make, and I believe that the long relationship over the years has made this the best partnership it has ever been,” said Helena Brewers President/General Manager Paul Fetz. “We know each other, we know what to expect and we work well together. There is a mutual respect. When I went to Spring Training a few years ago I really felt a part of the organization. I wasn’t just some executive from the outside.”

Last season, Helena advanced to the Pioneer League championship and finished a win away from claiming the league title, dropping a best-of-three series to Idaho Falls. Helena won the Pioneer League title in 2010, the franchise’s first championship since 1996 (won back-to-back championships as a Brewers affiliate from 1995-96).

The Helena Brewers are located in Helena, Montana and have been a Brewers rookie affiliate since the 2003 season. Helena was also a Milwaukee farm team from 1985 through 2000.

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Set for September 10

Wish St. Paddy’s Day came more than once a year? You’re in luck because Wednesday, September 10 is Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day at Miller Park.

The Brewers take on the Marlins, and not only can you save some green on tickets, but as luck would have it, all fans who purchase a Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day ticket package will receive a limited-edition Brewers green knit beanie.

Halfway_To_StPatty

 

Tickets are available in the Loge Bleachers for just $17. Reserve your spot today at brewers.com/specialevents.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

2014 Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music Update: 8/14/14

It’s been awhile since we’ve updated the walk-up/at-bat and entrance songs of the 2014 Brewers. A player can change his song day to day, but here is the most current list:

Walk-Up/At-Bat Music

Braun – “We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa

Davis – “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It” by Ice Cube

Estrada – “Bodies” by Drowning Pool

Fiers – “Bulls on Parade” by Rage Against the Machine

Gallardo – “My Time” by Fabolous

Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac

Gennett – “Tell the World” by Lecrae

Gomez – “Del Envidioso me rio” by Arcangel ft. Jose Reyes

“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

Gorzelanny –“When the Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin

Herrera – “Las Ausipas” and “Solado” by Juan Luis Guerra

Lohse ­– “Next Episode” by Dr. Dre

Lucroy – “With Me Now” by the Blacklite District

Maldonado – “Watch Out for this” by Major Lazer

“Odio (Remix)” by Baby Rasta

Nelson – “Fix Me” by 10 Years

Overbay – “Given to Fly” by Pearl Jam

“Break Away” by CFO$

Parra – “Como Yo” by Juan Magan

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Ramirez – None (at his request)

Reynolds – Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen

Segura – “Suelta ese Tipo en Banda” by El Alfa & Don Miguel

Weeks – “Trophies” by Drake

 

Pitching Entrance Music

Duke – “Outsiders” by Eric Church

Estrada – “Bodies” by Drowning Pool

Gallardo – “My Time” by Fabolous

Garza – “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” by Tupac

Gorzelanny –“When the Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin

Lohse – “Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine

Nelson – “Hell and Back” by Kid Ink

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

F. Rodriguez – “Sandunqueoso” by Tego Cableron

Smith – “Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory

DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free MLB At The Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Ballpark Music.” Like a song you hear? Check it out on At The Ballpark–and you can even download it right there! No Shazam necessary!

In case you weren’t aware, in addition to At The Ballpark, we do keep a list of these songs on brewers.com and try our best to update it accordingly, so you might want to bookmark this page for future reference.

So now, what about you? What’s your favorite, or most memorable Brewers at-bat song? And, if you were a player, what song might you choose as yours?

-CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

Sunday, August 24: Jean Segura Bobblehead Day

The seventh bobblehead of the season is coming up on Sunday, August 24 as Brewers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

All fans in attendance will receive this bobblehead of Brewers infielder Jean Segura, courtesy of Pepsi.

Segura Bobblehead-Silo

 

Jean Segura

 

Tickets are still available, but going fast, so get yours now at brewers.com/allfans.

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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