Today we announced the Milwaukee Brewers 2016 schedule, which includes Opening Day in Milwaukee against the San Francisco Giants on Monday, April 4 at Miller Park at 1:10 p.m. It is the start of a six-game homestand over seven days. Milwaukee will conclude the season-opening homestand with a weekend interleague series against the Houston Astros.
Following the homestand, the Brewers will play eight games in nine days on the road, traveling to St. Louis (April 11-14), Pittsburgh (April 15-17) and Minnesota (April 18-19).
The Interleague schedule features games against each team in the American League West Division, as well as four games in the border battle against the Minnesota Twins. The Interleague schedule begins against the Houston Astros at Miller Park from April 8-10, and continues with a four-game home/away series against the Twins from April 18-21. The Crew will take on the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim for three games – May 2-4 at Miller Park, and will face the Seattle Mariners for three games – August 19-21 at Safeco Field. The team also plays a pair of two-game series against the Oakland Athletics – June 7-8 at home, and two weeks later, June 21-22, at O.co Coliseum. The Brewers conclude Interleague play with a three-game trip against the Texas Rangers, September 26-28 at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The Brewers will host a pair of 10-game homestands in 2016. The first is from July 22-31 versus Chicago-NL (3g), Arizona (4g) and Pittsburgh (3g). Milwaukee will also host a 10-game homestand from August 22-31 versus Colorado (3g), Pittsburgh (4g) and St. Louis (3g).
The team’s longest road trip of the season is an 11-game September trip against NL Central rivals, featuring matchups at St. Louis (September 8-11), Cincinnati (September 12-14) and Chicago-NL (September 16-18). The Brewers will also take a nine-game West Coast road trip in June, traveling to San Francisco (June 13-15), Los Angeles-NL (June 16-19) and Oakland (June 21-22).
The Brewers will play at home on Memorial Day, May 30 vs. St. Louis and Labor Day, September 5 vs. Chicago-NL. The team will visit the nation’s capital for the Fourth of July, to begin a three-game set against the Nationals (July 4-6).
Most weekday night games at Miller Park will start at 7:10 p.m. (May 2, July 25, and Monday night games in August will start at 6:20 p.m.). Weekday day games in April and May will start at 12:40 p.m. (except for Opening Day and Memorial Day, which will start at 1:10 p.m.). Sunday games and weekday day games from June through September will start at 1:10 p.m. (except Wednesday June 1, which will start at 12:40 p.m.). Most Saturday home games will begin at 6:10 p.m. (except July 9, which will begin at 1:10 p.m. Several Saturday game times will be announced at a later date).
All game dates and times are subject to change, and road game times will be announced at a later date.
Here is a link to a downloadable PDF of the 2016 Brewers Schedule.
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 September Bobbles of the Month are available beginning today at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park.
This seventh and final Mascot Bobble from the 2015 Bobble of the Month series features Brat and Hank celebrating the Famous Racing Sausage’s German heritage. The bobble retails for $99 and is a limited edition piece.
I’m also told these will be available at a later date on brewers.com–I’ll do my best to keep you posted!
Associated Bank and the Brewers Community Foundation will team up and host a tool collection drive at Miller Park on Tuesday, September 15. Fans can exchange new or gently-used tools for free tickets to that evening’s game. For each tool donated, fans will receive a free Loge Level ticket (up to a maximum of 8 tickets per person). The Brewers face the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10 p.m.
All tools will be donated to Housing Resources, Inc. (HRI), a nonprofit organization in Milwaukee dedicated to helping individuals and families purchase and maintain their own homes. The HRI Tool Loan Center provides tools to local homeowners who wish to do their own repairs and maintenance on their homes and they either can’t afford to buy tools, don’t have the room to store tools, or only need them for a one-time use. HRI also loans tools to community organizations to do neighborhood clean-ups, beautification or maintenance projects. For more information about HRI and approved tools to donate, visit hri-wi.org. The approved tool list also appears below.
There will be two donation locations on the Miller Park Plaza – one near the Associated Check In Gate by the pedestrian bridge and one near Home Plate Gate . Donations will be accepted from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
“We recognize and support a need to empower homeowners to maintain their homes and improve the quality of life in our community, said Christopher Piotrowski, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Associated Bank. “This tool drive will help to replenish the HRI tool loan supply and help Milwaukee homeowners restore and maintain their homes while stabilizing and reviving neighborhoods.”
“Brewers Community Foundation appreciates partnering with Associated Bank particularly as it relates to the critical need of housing,” said Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “Corporate partnerships with quality nonprofits assure that needed resources support individuals and organizations that are having a significant impact on our community.”
September 15 Tool Drive for Housing Resources, Inc. – Recommended Tool Donations:
Drain snakes (any size/type)
Homeowner Tool Kits/sets
Laser line levels
Window Pin Stapler
**Donations of saws of any type will not be accepted.
Tonight we were pleased to honor Aramis Ramirez for his 15+ years in Major League Baseball and his accomplishments here with the Brewers.
Aramis was a Milwaukee Brewer from 2012 through the middle of this season. During that time, he batter .284 with 65 home runs and 262 RBI in 455 games.
In 2012, Aramis’ 103rd RBI as a third baseman marked a franchise record. That year, Aramis led the National League with 50 doubles and all Major League third basemen with a .977 fielding percentage.
Aramis gave Brewers fans more to cheer about in 2013 as he notched career hit 2,000 with a solo home run on June 26 vs. the Chicago Cubs.
In 2014, Major League Baseball fans voted Aramis in to the All-Star Game and he became the first player in Brewers history to start the Mid-Summer Classic at third base.
Before tonight’s game against Aramis’ current team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin, along with Brewers Manager Craig Counsell, presented Aramis with the third base from his final game as a Brewer at Miller Park, along with a plaque listing his Brewers achievements.
Tonight, prior to the Brewers vs. Pirates game, Jonathan Lucroy was recognized on the field as one of 15 finalists across Major League Baseball for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, an award named after the Hall of Fame pitcher who was the first Major League Baseball player to enlist in the United States Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Jonathan is recognized for his efforts in support of our servicemen and women. He’s been a consistent supporter of military initiatives, primarily Fisher House Wisconsin, a facility for military veterans and their families receiving treatment at the Milwaukee VA hospital. Jonathan invites wounded heroes to games each month and meets with them prior to first pitch. He also regularly visits veterans’ hospitals in Milwaukee, his hometown in Louisiana, and when the team is on the road.
During the offseason, Jonathan joined the Honor flight, traveling to Washington, D.C. with 41 World War II and 47 Korean War Veterans, and for each of the past three years, he has contributed $5,000 scholarships to military families.
On the field to thank Jonathan for his commitment tonight were Chief Pretty Officers Michael Murray, Steve Lukasiewicz, and Pete Pennock. Our thanks to Jonathan and all who support the actions, values and dedication of our servicemen and women.
To learn more about the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, please visit actofvaloraward.org.
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”
The “Chili Cheese Davis Burger” from AJ Bombers
During each homestand, I’ll sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.
One of my favorite spots at Miller Park continues to be AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar-with locations in Milwaukee and Madison- occupies the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.
AJ Bombers offers a selection of cheeseburgers, egg rolls, tater tots, shakes, custards, specialty concrete mixers and more. The menu also include homestand specials, such as the city-themed concrete mixers as well as monthly player burger features.
THE CHILI CHEESE DAVIS BURGER-$9
Back by popular demand for September is the “Chili Cheese Davis Burger,” a special burger named after Brewers outfielder Khris Davis.
“The Chili Cheese Davis” includes a single patty cheeseburger topped with housemade chili, jalapeños and avocado. It is available exclusively at Miller Park for the rest of the season, so you’ll want to be sure to try it out, or get it one more time.
In addition, AJ Bombers continues to offer special concrete custard concoctions by series. Here’s a look at what’s on deck for September here exclusively at Miller Park:
I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items.
Don’t forget that you can always access our featured menu items via MLB.com’s Ballpark app to check out what’s new and exciting.
Where To Satisfy Your Craving: Fans can find AJ Bombers on the Field Level, in the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.
What about you? Do you have a favorite ballpark snack? A question about concessions? Something you’d like to see featured here? Post your comments below!
Today we, along with the Milwaukee Public Library, were proud to honor the Super Summer Readers in a special pregame ceremony before the Brewers vs. Reds finale.
These youngsters visited their Milwaukee Public Library, read during the summer, and reached the highest level of the Super Reader Program: Alchella Townes, Atkinson Library; Analise Block, Bay View Library; Amaiaca Wright, Capitol Library; Vanesha Conn, Center Street Library; Vechai Chang, Central Library; Samael Meier, East Library; Andrew Calderon, Forest Home Library; Chaylin Williams, Martin Luther King Library; Cole Fulford, Mill Road Library; Serena Cardenas, Tippecanoe Library; Jazmyn Riley, Villard Avenue Library; Cam’ron Gray, Washington Park Library; and Jose Martinez Zablocki Library.
These lucky Super Readers were selected from the near 20,000 children that made reading a part of their summer vacation.
The Milwaukee Public Library thanks Brewers Community Foundation and Milwaukee Brewers Manager Craig Counsell, along with his wife, Michelle, for their generous support of the Super Reader Program.
Remember parents–the best back-to-school supply is a library card–and it’s free. Visit the Milwaukee Public Library where they help people read, learn and connect.
Congratulations, Super Readers! Keep it up!
Starting today, the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park is offering FREE customization with the purchase of a gold Brewers jersey.
This offer is valid for any gold Brewers jersey at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner at Miller Park anytime and in Bernie’s Chalet in the Hot Corner during games. The customization must be done at the time of the jersey purchase and is available while supplies last and on in-stock items only.
Tonight is Law Enforcement Night at Miller Park as we recognize the sacrifice of officers who have fallen in the line of duty and celebrate the commitment of all past and present law enforcement personnel to keeping us safe. Before the game, honored three officers, colors were presented by several law enforcement agencies throughout the state, and the national anthem was sung by Menomonee Falls Chief of Police Anna Ruzinski.
Those honored in pregame ceremonies were:
- New London police officer Brody Erickson who went undercover to determine the extent of drug and bullying problems at New London High school. He attended classes, did his homework, and interacted with students. Officer Erickson’s work led to the conviction of two drug dealers and made students at New London High School safer.
- Lake Delton police officer Lucas Killick who responded to a 911 Call that a man had collapsed. Upon arrival, Officer Killick determined that the man was not breathing, took immediate life-saving measures, and the man survived. Officer Killick is also very involved in numerous community projects, including the Cops for Kids program.
- Cudahy police officer Joe Paczocha, who recently retired after serving the citizens of Cudahy for more than 30 years. During his prominent career, Officer Paczocha began a police explorer’s program for young people, a D.A.R.E. Program for Cudahy schools, and received numerous citations for outstanding service.
Trenton Casper, cousin of Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper also threw out a ceremonial first pitch in Trevor’s honor. State Trooper Casper died in the line of duty this year and his parents, Deborah and Kevin, along with his sisters, Lauren and Olivia, are here tonight.
We sold a special ticket package for tonight’s game where $5 donation from each ticket sold goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to honor fallen Law Enforcement Officials and the first 1,000 to purchase the special Law Enforcement Night ticket package received a free Challenge Coin, courtesy of Brewers Community Foundation and law enforcement ambassadors Glen Jones and Nate Catura.