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BREWERS PARTNER TICKET PACKAGES RETURN FOR 2016

Today we’re pleased to announce the return of three exciting ticket packages for the 2016 season. Fans can take advantage of great savings on Brewers tickets and check out some of the hottest summer attractions in the Milwaukee area, including the Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular®, the Milwaukee County Zoo and Summerfest.

$15 Fair Days Double Play

For just $15, fans will receive one Terrace Reserved ticket to select Brewers games during the 2016 season and one general admission ticket to the Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular®, August 4-14.  For more information, visit brewers.com/statefair.  This offer is only available until Sunday, August 14.

 

Brew Crew & the Zoo

For just $20, fans can get one Terrace Reserved ticket to select Brewers games and one 2016 adult admission ticket to the Milwaukee County Zoo, plus a free Brew Crew & the Zoo lunch cooler. For more information, visit brewers.com/zoo. This offer expires on Tuesday, August 30. The Zoo tickets are valid through December 31, 2016 and not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

 

Rock the Ballpark

For just $24, fans can get a ticket package that includes one Terrace Reserved ticket to select 2016 Brewers games and one Summerfest General Admission ticket, valid any time during Summerfest 2016, June 29-July 3 & July 5-10. For more information, visit brewers.com/summerfest.  This limited offer ends Monday, June 27.

 

All packages are on sale now and will be available at brewers.com/fanvalues, at the Miller Park Box Office or by phone at (414) 902-4000. Packages must be preordered as they will not be available on the same day as the game.

RBI Athlete of the Month: Antonio Valadez

Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities, or the RBI Program, is a MLB youth baseball initiative and partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. The RBI program was developed by former scout and Major Leaguer John Young in Los Angeles in 1989 to provide youth ages 9 to 17 the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of baseball. Each month, we honor RBI student athletes on the diamond that portray dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and monthly performance.

This month’s honoree is Antonio Valadez. Valadez is a junior at Riverside University High School and is a great student with a 3.2 GPA.  He’s been playing with the RBI Traveling team for the last 3 years. Antonio is a very skilled pitcher with pinpoint accuracy and he’s also a very good base runner. When he’s not playing baseball, Valadez is mentoring other young men in the RBI program.

Antonio Valadez

Congratulations, Antonio, keep up the great work!

 

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

Bob Uecker Talking Alarm Clock Revealed

You’ll want to get up….get up… and go to the Brewers vs. Cardinals game on Sunday, July 10 to get your very own Bob Uecker Talking Alarm Clock!

Yes, you read that right! In case you missed the news this offseason, all fans at that game will receive an alarm clock featuring the voice of Mr. Baseball modifying his famous home run call to encourage fans to”Get up, get up, get outta…bed!”

This is perhaps the most unique giveaway we’ve had since we introduced gnomes to our lineup in 2015, so I’m very excited about this one. It’s sure to be a collector’s item!

Today, we revealed the image of the clock itself, along with a video of it in action:

All fans in attendance on Sunday, July 10 will receive this unique giveaway item.

All fans in attendance on Sunday, July 10 will receive this unique giveaway item.

Visit brewers.com/allfans to secure your tickets to this game, as well as all of our other All-Fan Giveaway dates!

– Cait

@CMOYER

Wear Your Player Gear to Miller Park and Save!

You probably were already planning on it, but you’ll want to be sure to wear your Brewers player apparel to Miller Park now through May 4!

When you wear your player gear (past or present) at the Brewers Team Store, you will receive a coupon for an immediate $5 discount off of your purchase of player product, including player name and number t-shirts, player fashion tees, bobbles, pennants, jerseys, photos, etc. (Sorry– game-used memorabilia and sale items are not included.)

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Your savings will be valid that day only at the following Miller Park locations: any of the four Brewers Team Store locations, Hank’s Hangout and Bernie’s Chalet.

In case you haven’t already seen some of the new player fashion tees for 2016, I’ve got a look at some of them here for you.

Craig Counsell

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Craig Counsell’s shirt calls to his Wisconsin roots growing up in Whitefish Bay and later, his time spent as a Brewers player, including the Club’s most recent trips to the Postseason.

Taylor Jungmann

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Taylor Jungmann’s player tee features the new Ball & Glove logo scattered inside his letters and numbers, a nod to the fans’ overwhelming support for the new alternate logo.

Jonathan Lucroy

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Jonathan Lucroy sports his trusty chest protector, also bearing the new Ball & Glove logo, as well his moniker – LUUUUC!

Ryan Braun

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Ryan Braun’s tee is a play off of the popular home run call – “Going, going, gone!” – something Brewers fans hear often when the slugging outfielder steps to the plate.

Happy Shopping!

Cait

@CMoyer

#HanksHangout Promotion Returns for 2016

Brewers fans can stop by the Hank’s Hangout Kiosk at its new location behind Section 108 this year to check out all things Hank, including apparel, novelties and other memorabilia.

The Ballpark Pup’s kiosk is back for its second season, as is the Twitter contest – Photo Op at #HanksHangout! When fans visit Hank’s Hangout on Sunday home games as well as tomorrow for Weather Day, make sure to get a picture with the Hank Cutout for a chance to win a Hank the Ballpark Pup Dog of Year framed piece.

To participate, simply take your photo with the Hank Cutout and post your pic to @Brewers on Twitter using #HanksHangout. Make sure to submit your post before the end of the 4th inning and you could be one of the three lucky fans randomly selected to win the prize. Winners are notified on Twitter and must pick up their prize at the Hank’s Hangout Kiosk. One entry per Twitter account per game.  Click here for official rules.

 

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-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Brewers Community Achievers: E.B. Garner

The Brewers Community Achievers Programrecognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.

All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the program. Fans can nominate their Community Achiever online or pick up a nomination form at the

This month’s honoree is E.B. Garner who holds an annual fishing clinic in Washington Park. E.B. hosted his 18th event, which brought over 200 participants. The clinic is held on Wisconsin’s ‘Free Fun’ weekend so that all anglers have the opportunity to fish without being inhibited by cost.

Garner is head of the Fishing Club of Milwaukee and partners with the Urban Ecology Center to hold fishing outings. Garner’s connection to Washington Park runs deep since he worked there as a County Parks employee. Fishing is a skill he learned as a kid and he’s been passing that skill on to neighborhood kids for the past 19 years.

As a winner of the award, E.B. received four game tickets to tonight’s game, on-field acknowledgement and the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game, along with a Brewers Community Achiever certificate and a gift bag filled with Brewers memorabilia.

Thank you, E.B. for making a difference in the community!

Do you know someone who is a Community Achiever?

Perhaps they started a neighborhood clean-up program, volunteered to prepare meals for their elderly neighbors or even performed some feat of heroism. Nominate them today by clicking here.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

SPORTSERVICE TO HOLD JOB FAIR AT MILLER PARK

Delaware North Sportservice (DNC), the exclusive food, beverage and retail provider for Miller Park, will hold a job fair on Tuesday, April 26 at the home of the Brewers. DNC Sportservice is looking to hire multiple staff members for the 2016 season. Over 30 positions are expected to be filled, including stand attendants, servers, bartenders, runners, bussers, retail store cashiers and more.

The job fair will take place at Miller Park on Tuesday, April 26 from 5-7 p.m. CT. Candidates are asked to enter the ballpark through the Hot Corner entrance (near Friday’s Front Row).

MILLER PARK HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS: APRIL 20-24

The Brewers return home tonight to take on the Minnesota Twins at 7:10 p.m., the first of two games to finish off a home-and-home set in the 2016 “Border Battle” series. The Crew will then roll into the weekend when they welcome the Philadelphia Phillies to Miller Park on Friday, April 22 for a three-game set.

Wednesday, April 20 vs. Minnesota Twins 7:10 p.m.

5-County, 5-Day Celebration – To say thank you to the best fans in baseball, the Brewers are offering residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha Counties 50% off tickets to the April 20-24 games versus the Twins and Phillies. Excludes the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats. 

Season Seat Holder Appreciation Day – Season Seat Holders receive 25% off food, beverage and merchandise during select games by simply presenting their Season Seat Holder ID Card. Season Seat Holders also enjoy the opportunity to enter Miller Park 30 minutes prior to the general public to watch the Brewers take batting practice. For more information, visit brewers.com/sshappreciation.

Community Achievers – The Milwaukee Brewers community involvement initiative, known as the “Community Achievers Award,” recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community. On April 20, E.B. Garner from the Fishing Club of Milwaukee will be recognized as April’s community achiever. E.B. will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game.

 

Thursday, April 21 vs. Minnesota Twins 12:40 p.m.

5-County, 5-Day Celebration – see above.

Kids & Senior Citizens Discount Days – Returning in 2016 for most weekday afternoon home games, kids 14 and under and seniors 60+ save 50% on tickets. Excludes Opening Day, Labor Day, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats.

Weather Day at Miller Park – School groups are invited to join the Brewers for an educational and fun-filled day at the ballpark. The Weather Day events include special appearances by Bernie Brewer and the Klement’s Famous Racing SausagesTM to go along with an interactive science fair featuring Discovery World, The Milwaukee School of Engineering, the National Weather Service, and Ready Wisconsin. Plus, hot dogs and small sodas are only $1. The program is courtesy of Today’s TMJ4 and the Milwaukee Brewers.

 

Friday, April 22 vs. Philadelphia Phillies 7:10 p.m.

5-County, 5-Day Celebration – see above.

Miller Lite Beerpen – Every Friday home game, fans 21 and older can be a part of the Miller Lite Beerpen in the right-field Loge Bleachers. Fans can buy a Loge Bleacher ticket at the regular price and receive a free Miller Lite Brewers hat. For information, visit brewers.com/beerpen.

Student Nights – Every Friday home game, high school and college students can purchase $10 Terrace Reserved tickets and $15 Loge Bleachers tickets. They also can enjoy a happy hour at certain concession stands from the time gates open through the end of the first inning. Happy hour pricing includes hot dogs, nachos, 12oz sodas and 12oz beers for $3 each. For more information, visit brewers.com/students. Excludes the Miller Lite Beerpen.

RBI Athlete of the Month – Each month, an RBI (reviving baseball in the inner cities) athlete will be recognized for their dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and monthly performance. On April 22, Antonio Valadez from Riverside University High School will be recognized as April’s RBI Athlete of the Month. Antonio will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

 

Saturday, April 23 vs. Philadelphia Phillies 6:10 p.m.

5-County, 5-Day Celebration – see above.

Season Seat Holder Appreciation Day – see above.

 

Sunday, April 24 vs. Philadelphia Phillies 1:10 p.m.

5-County, 5-Day Celebration – see above.

Prairie Farms Dairy Kids Base Run – Kids 16-and-under can run the bases after Sunday home games, courtesy of Prairie Farms Dairy.

Kids Eat Free Sundays – Every Sunday home game, all kids 14 and under will receive a voucher upon entrance to Miller Park good for a free hot dog, apple slices, a bottle of water and an ice cream treat, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save, Blue Bunny & Heinz.

BREWERS ANNOUNCE 100% COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

Today we are pleased to announce that every member of the team’s roster has committed to participate in Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) and Community Relations activities for the 2016 season.  Through the various BCF and Brewers Community Relations initiatives; players, coaches and front office staff are helping to make a difference in our community.

Player participation started before the team even arrived in Milwaukee.  During Spring Training, members of BCF and Community Relations had the pleasure of speaking with each player individually about the challenges in the Milwaukee community and the team’s commitment to having an impact on children and their families in the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs.

In addition to financial support, those on the Brewers roster committed to participate in a number of community and philanthropic initiatives.  Beyond the Diamond is an umbrella program and an integral part of the Brewers outreach effort, and it features community involvement activities and opportunities to serve and generate additional support for quality nonprofit organizations.  The Brewers Bowl-A-Thon, a Brewers Block Party and Children’s Hospital visits are several of the initiatives in this year’s Beyond the Diamond program.

Brewers Community Foundation supports nearly 200 organizations annually. This year’s involvement includes support for diverse organizations such as; Ronald McDonald House Charities, Sharp Literacy, Inc., Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, Wisconsin Humane Society, Fisher House Wisconsin, Milwaukee Public Library, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and several Little League groups including Beckum-Stapleton Little League, Felix Mantilla Little League and the RBI Program.

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For more information about Brewers Community Foundation and the Brewers Community Relations Beyond the Diamond initiatives, please visit brewers.com/bcf and brewers.com/beyondthediamond, respectively.

It’s National Look-alike Day: Let’s Look at Brewers Doppelgängers

April 20 is National Look-alike Day, so it’s fitting that we’re playing the Twins tonight.

In honor of this “holiday,”I also surveyed some of the Brewers to find out if they ever get told that they look like someone else, or if they think another teammate looks like someone else. Here’s what I uncovered.

I started by approaching the Brewers bullpen as a whole. “Question for you guys. ‘Look-alike Day’ is next week, so I was just curious if any of you ever get told you look like anoth….” I barely got the question out when everyone began pointing at Michael Blazek, who they think bears a striking resemblance to Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals.

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Blazek said he has also been told he reminds some people of Kevin Bacon; I also mentioned that to me he looks a bit like Michael C. Hall as “Dexter.”

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Turns out Blazek wasn’t the only one in the bullpen who has been told he has a double. Corey Knebel looks a bit like the QB for the Washington Redskins (and fellow University of Texas alum) Colt McCoy, whereas Jeremy Jeffress gets likened to Paul Pierce of the Los Angeles Clippers.

I next approached Scooter Gennett who told me, “No one. I’m one of a kind!” Yes. Yes, he certainly is:

Pitcher Taylor Jungmann has said he’s been asked to sign a Tyler Thornburg card once or twice.  “I’m like ‘Look at the height on the card!'” said Jungmann, who at 6’6″ tall has a good 7″ on Thornburg.

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While Kirk Nieuwenhuis said that he doesn’t think he himself looks like anyone, he does think Domingo Santana looks a bit like retired NBA player Tracy McGrady.

And in talking to Chase Anderson, he told me that’s gotten compared to Will Ferrell in the past. I never would’ve thought that until he mentioned it, but now that he’s said it, I can see the resemblance in his smile and eyes.

Matt Garza Count

Of course most Brewers fans are already aware of the more than striking resemblance pitcher Matt Garza bears to the Count from Sesame Street… so much so that it spawned the Count Garza Gnome Giveaway last season.

“I get ‘the guy from the All-State commercials,'” first baseman Chris Carter responded when I surveyed him. That “guy” is Dennis Haysbert, who also played Pedro Cerrano in the movie Major League for those of you scoring at home.

And last but not least, ever since the Club introduced David Stearns as our new GM last fall, fans have been quick to point out that he looks quite similar to a certain 6x Brewers All-Star.

“I got Andy Pettitte a lot when I was in New York and now it’s been Ryan Braun since I’ve been here,” Stearns said with a chuckle.

GM David Stearns and OF Ryan Braun were kind enough to pose for this photo, giving fans the side by side they've been craving.

GM David Stearns and OF Ryan Braun were kind enough to pose for this photo, so fans can compare them side by side.

So, there you have it. Some Brewers doppelgängers in honor of National Look-alike Day. Do you agree with these assessments? Think there’s one we missed? Do you ever get mistaken for a celebrity or athlete (or at least compared to one)? Let me know in the comments below!

As for me, I’ve been told that I look a bit like Renee Zellweger or Leann Rimes. Not sure I really see either one, but they are both lovely ladies, so I’ll take it as a compliment.

Cheers!
-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

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