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LULAC Scholarship Winners Honored

Since 1975, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Councils have been providing scholarships to Hispanic students in the Milwaukee community.  LULAC offers a variety of scholarships for high school seniors, undergraduate & graduate college students. Last year, former Brewers outfielder, Carlos Gomez partnered with LULAC to create the Carlos Gomez Hispanic Scholarship Fund to provide more scholarships to Hispanic students who are interested in attending college in Wisconsin.

Prior to tonight’s game, we recognized the Carlos Gomez Hispanic Scholarship recipients: Alejandra Hernandez, Claudia Leon Guerrero, Isaura Leon Guerrero, Laura Leon Guerrero, Salena Martinez, Araceli Najera, Sayra Navarro Villegas, Abraham Pacheco, Karla Perez, Adriana Rodriguez, Ivonne Rosado, Maria Serna and Rosibel Solis Gomez.  

Thanks Carlos, LULAC and Milwaukee Area Technical College Foundation for supporting the Hispanic community through education.

Brewers Community Foundation Presents “Hitting 4 the Cycle” This Saturday

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) this Saturday welcomes a new event as bikers from all over participate in “Hitting 4 the Cycle.”

The event allows bike lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities – baseball and biking.  Fans were able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths, and all will culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party prior to Saturday night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Participants chose either a 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile route. The 100 and 88 mile routes will start at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison and end at Miller Park, while the 44 and 22 mile routes will start and end at Miller Park.

FOX Sports Wisconsin is partnering on the event by providing the “Fan Express” bus to transport riders to the start of the Madison routes.

Proceeds from the event will benefit four organizations – the Urban Ecology Center, Dream Bikes, Penfield Children’s Center and the Miracle League of Milwaukee. Each registered rider will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a game ticket for the Brewers vs. Cardinals game and an invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.

Inaugural sponsors for the benefit include AJ Bombers, Bonk Breaker, Holey Moley, The Lowlands Group, Miller Lite, Prairie Springs, The Paul Fleckenstein Charitable Trust, Smoke Shack, and The Wisconsin Bike Federation.

Registration for “Hitting 4 The Cycle” is now closed.

August Bobble of the Month

Last season, the Brewers Team Store released limited edition bobbleheads available for fans to purchase.

These bobbleheads were such a hit that they’re selling them again. The 2015 Mascot Bobble of the Month Series features seven bobbles, with one new bobble being released each month, March – September.

The August Bobble of the Month are available beginning today at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park.

August BOM

he sixth bobblehead in the series features Italian Sausage taking Hank the Ballpark Pup for a gondola ride and sharing a plateful of spaghetti! It retails for $99 and quantities are limited – only 250 will be produced – so you’ll want to hurry.

I’m also told these will be available at a later date on brewers.com–I’ll do my best to keep you posted!

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

MLBPAA Honors Jonathan Lucroy with Brewers Heart & Hustle Award

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce the 30 preliminary winners of the 2015 Heart and Hustle Award. This esteemed award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game.

For the second year in a row, catcher Jonathan Lucroy is the Brewers winner of Heart and Hustle Award and tonight, the award was presented to Jonathan in a pregame ceremony by 1973 All-Star and current Wisconsin broadcaster, Davey Nelson.

Lucroy received the 2015 Heart & Hustle Award tonight during a pregame ceremony.

Lucroy received the 2015 Heart & Hustle Award tonight during a pregame ceremony.

The MLBPAA formed 30 committees, comprised of Alumni players with established relationships to each team. One player from each Major League team is chosen by the committees based on the passion desire and work ethic demonstrated both on and off the field. As the season draws to a close, fans, all alumni and active players will vote to select the final winner from the 30 team winners. The previous overall winners are David Eckstein (2005), Craig Biggio (2006, 2007), Grady Sizemore (2008), Albert Pujols (2009), Roy Halladay (2010), Torii Hunter (2011), Mike Trout (2012), Dustin Pedroia (2013) and Josh Harrison (2014).

The final winner will be announced Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at the 16th annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City. This event is the primary fundraiser for the series of free Legends for Youth Baseball Clinics. These clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball.

Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music: Updated 8/4/15

For players, the song they choose for their walk-up or entrance music is often an important decision. What brief part of a song is going to send a message to the fans—and what do I want that message to be? Do I keep the same song that I had last year? What’s the hit that is going to produce the most hits? Is it a superstitious thing, do I want fans to sing along, or do I just use my favorite song right now?

If you’re like me and you’re attuned to the tunes, you probably enjoy seeing this list each year—and updating your iPod playlists accordingly.

DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free 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 Ballpark–and you can even download it right there! No Shazam necessary!

Ballpark App

2015 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC

Braun – “All Day” by Kanye West

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

Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac

Gennett – “Magic” by Future ft. T.I.

Gomez,  Hector “Ratata Ta Ta” by Omega El Fuerte

Herrera – “Las Auispas” and “ Soldado” by Juan Luis Guerra

Jungmann- “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry

Lind – “I Could Be The One” by Avicii vs. Nicky Romero

“Miami 2 Ibiza” by Swedish House Mafia & Tinie Tempah

Lohse ­– “Next Episode” by Dr. Dre

Lucroy – “Darkest Part” by Red

Maldonado – “Warriors” by Cosculluela

“Callejero” by Don Omar

Nelson – “10 Bands” by Drake

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Perez –“Que Suenen los Tambores” by Victor Manuelle

Peterson – “A New Day” from the WWE group, A New Day

Schafer – “Da Cali Anthem” by Rusko

Segura – “Que se Mueran de Envidia” by Daddy Yankee ft Paramba

2015 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC

Cotts – “Perfect Insanity” by Disturbed

Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac

Jeffress – “Flex” by Rich Homie

Jungmann- “Cant Tell me Nothin” by Kayne West

Knebel – “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits

Lohse – “R.I.C.O” by Meek Mill

Nelson – “Wings of Icarus” by Celldweller

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Rodriguez – “Sandunqueoso” by Tego Cableron

Smith –“Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory

The song played after wins this season is “The Days” by Avicii.

And, in case you weren’t aware, in addition to 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

@CMoyer

Craig Counsell Visits with Brewers Season Seat Holders

Today was the Brewers Season Seat Holder luncheon, the second of two such events this season where Season Seat Holders with packages of 20+ games have the opportunity to attend.

The event, which took place in the Skyy Lounge, included a plated lunch, a Q &A with Brewers players, and the opportunity to win prizes.

Today, Season Seat Holders were treated to a Q & A with Brewers manager Craig Counsell.

Craig Counsell addresses Brewers Season Seat Holders at today's luncheon.

Craig Counsell addresses Brewers Season Seat Holders at today’s luncheon.

Here are some highlights:

Craig spoke about how great and supportive the Brewers fan base has been–through thick and thin. “Fans coming to the park means something. We know it means something in the kind of players we are going to eventually get. It does! The more fans that come to the park the better players we are going to get. That’s the cold, hard facts….When there are people in this park it is a great atmosphere and a great experience for everybody to play in.”

In talking about life experiences outside of baseball that have prepared him to be a manager, Craig said: “My life has been working in baseball. Look, to me and I think for a lot of you, one of the most powerful experience you have is parenting. When you’re managing young men there are times when methods that you use in parenting apply to managing young men. Discipline is part of it.”

Brewers SSH Luncheon

One Season Seat Holder asked if Craig had given any thought to giving Segura a day off and filling in at Shortstop himself and Craig replied, “I have given NO thought to that. That is very nice of you to say, but most of you saw me play that last year. You don’t really want me out there; I assure you of that. It wasn’t that pretty. It was time for me to stop playing. I loved it and you wish it could last forever.”

Thanks to those who came out today, fun was had by all. And special thanks to my intern, Aaron Oberley, for his help on this post!

Cheers,

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

 

Scooter Gennett & Wily Peralta Trade Places With Southwest Airlines

Today at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport, Scooter Gennett and Wily Peralta took on some unusual jobs as he Traded Places with a crew from Southwest Airlines, the Club’s official airline.

Southwest Airlines invited Scooter and Wily, along with Bernie Brewer and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages, to surprise some unsuspecting customers as they did everything that Southwest employees do on a daily basis.  Marshal in planes, ride a tug, load luggage, make boarding announcements and take boarding passes–it was all a part of the special event.

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It was great to see the look on the faces of passengers and airport workers when walking through the terminal with Scooter, Wily and the mascots and I think Scooter and Wily had a great time, too.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Gorman Thomas Introduces”Stormin’ Gorman’s B.B.Q. Sauce”

Tonight, former Brewers slugger Gorman Thomas is introducing his brand new condiment, “Stormin’ Gorman’s B.B.Q. Sauce,” at Miller Park. Thomas, who hit 208 home runs with the Brewers, created the new sauce with a unique flavor, and it will be available at two Miller Park Smokehouse locations.

The sauce will be launched at the Smokehouse portable stations at Miller Park beginning tonight.  The stations are located on the Field and Loge Levels.

Thomas will meet with fans at the Field Level Smokehouse on tonight from 6-8 p.m. and tomorrow (Tuesday, August 4) at the Loge Level Smokehouse from 6-8 p.m. There he will take pictures, greet fans and chat with fellow B.B.Q. lovers and baseball fans.

I headed over to try the sauce and it was indeed very good. A little spicy and a little tangy with a hint of sweetness. You’ll love it!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Voting for July We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month Now Open

The voting for the July “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month” is now open through Aug. 15. Fans may vote for first baseman Adam Lind, shortstop Jean Segura, or starting pitchers Taylor Jungmann or Jimmy Nelson as the player they feel best contributed to the Brewers success in the month of July through outstanding and high-energy play on the field.

Each month, Brewers fans have the opportunity to vote for the Brewers player they feel was deserving of the We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month during the previous month of play. Fans can visit www.brewers.com/WeEnergies and choose between four finalists. Finalists are selected based on player stats, high-energy plays on the field and overall contribution to the team during the previous month. Votes from each Player of the Month voting period will be carried over to the final “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year” vote to be held from Sept. 7 – 15.

Through the online voting campaign presented by We Energies, fans then have the chance to enter to win a number of great prizes, including Brewers game tickets or the Grand Slam Prize Pack. One lucky fan 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, Oct. 2, 2015. 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 2016 Brewers home game.

During the voting period and even after, fans are encouraged to visit brewers.com/WeEnergies to enter to win prizes.

Adam Lind is now a two-time We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month, winning the inaugural vote for April and again for the month of June. Ryan Braun was voted the High-Energy Player for May.

Jonathan Lucroy won the We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year in 2014. Other past winners include Carlos Gomez (2013), 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.

Scooter Gennett GNOME Revealed! Get Yours September 20.

Our twelfth All-Fan Giveaway of 2015 is another GNOME….this one featuring Scooter Gennett! You can get yours when the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, September 20.

MB-15_Bobblehead-Unveil-Scooter-600x600Visit brewers.com/allfans to secure your ticket and your Scooter Gennett gnome.

– Cait

@CMOYER

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