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.
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.
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!
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.
Today, Jonathan Lucroy is hosting Roy Radke, a combat veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, and his family at today’s game.
Roy served in US Army from 1945-1968 in the 1st Infantry Division and 1st Calvary Division, 8th Regiment. He served in Germany, Japan, Italy, and Austria and his medals earned include the Combat Infantry Badge, 2 Bronze Stars, and Commendation Medals.
Jonathan Lucroy met Roy on one of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flights and was excited to bring him out to Miller Park where Roy got to tour the dugout, received a jersey from Jonathan and threw out one of today’s ceremonial first pitches.
Thanks for your service, Roy, we were happy to have you and your family out here today!
“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 “Peralta’s High Heat 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 PERALTA’S HIGH HEAT BURGER-$9
Making its debut tonight is the “Peralta’s High Heat Burger,” a special burger named after Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta.
Wily’s burger is a concoction with a little heat. It includes a single patty cheeseburger topped with pepper jack cheese, peppadew peppers, banana peppers, lettuce, tomato and mayo. It is available exclusively at Miller Park for the month of August, so you’ll want to be sure to try it out soon.
In addition, AJ Bombers continues to offer special concrete custard concoctions by series. Here’s a look at what’s on deck for August 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!
In support of Mayor Tom Barrett’s Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative, tonight, we are hosting 15 fathers and their kids in a suite at Miller Park.
Dennis Walton, Sr. co-director of the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative threw out the ceremonial first pitch, escorted to the mound by his son, Dennis, J., and 7-year old Ronniya Sloan represented the organization as tonight’s Klement’s “Play Ball Kid”
The purpose of the day is to reinforce the importance of parenting and reward individuals who have committed to strengthening their own family ties.
Former Brewers slugger Gorman Thomas will introduce his brand new condiment, “Stormin’ Gorman’s B.B.Q. Sauce,” beginning on Monday, August 3 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 on Monday. The stations are located on the Field and Loge Levels.
Thomas will meet with fans at the Field Level Smokehouse on Monday from 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday 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.
As part of the Brewers’ Beyond the Diamond program, pitcher Neal Cotts and Coach Joe Crawford visited The Next Door Foundation today to read books to kids. The duo entertained kids in the brand new Rookie Training Room, which was sponsored by Brewers Community Foundation and the Brewers Wives.
The Next Door Foundation is an education and social service center, working with Milwaukee children and families to help build the educational and life skills they need to succeed. Their mission is to support the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional development of children so they become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.
For more information about the Beyond the Diamond program, please visit Brewers.com.
During tonight’s pregame ceremonies, we presented a special stroke symptom awareness event, “Strike Out Stroke”
Strike Out Stroke was born out of the non-profit organization, Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp. Stroke Camps began 10 years ago by Marylee Nunley and her husband John, a stroke survivor, who recognized the need for a weekend of relaxation, pampering, support, and camaraderie for stroke survivors, their families, and their care-givers. Since Stroke Camps humble beginning 10 years ago, it has grown to reach 12 states and continues to grow every camp season.
Through their work, Marylee and Larry Schaer, another Camp founder, found there was a great need in stroke education across the country, and thus the idea for Strike Out Stroke was born five years ago. The simple mission of Strike Out Stroke is to spread the F.A.S.T message across the country and greatly increase the number of stroke survivors who get to the hospital in time to get life-saving treatment. Strike Out Stroke continues to grow every summer, reaching over 20 professional baseball markets along with planning and creating new stroke awareness campaign across the country.
Stroke is an emergency, a brain attack cutting off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain, and 800,000 strokes will occur in the United States this year. It is the number one cause of adult disability and the fourth leading cause of death. Stroke can happen to young and old.
We were honored to have stroke survivors from our community join us tonight.
Tom Pfeifer, now 71, was 58 at the time of his stroke. At the time, he was the director of Wisconsin Workforce Development. Unable to walk or talk after his stroke, with great determination and perseverance, Tom is now living independently. He is a huge sports fan and was honored to be on the field with his beloved Brew Crew.
Michelle Nelson was only 33 when she was struck by the first of her three strokes. Unable to return to her job in the paper mills following these devastating strokes, Michelle visits rehabilitation centers regularly to help other sin recovery and brings her dogs along to share the joy they bring nursing home residents.
Joe Romensco suffered a stroke at age 48. An avid bicyclist, Joe had just completed a 100-mile bike tour when he had his stroke. Following concentrated months of physical, occupational and speech therapy, today Joe is an active volunteer, helping other survivors experience freedom through adapative cycling.
Finally, Alan Schoenwetter, a stroke survivor who has overcome complete paralysis of his left side, was on hand to throw out tonight’s ceremonial first pitch as a representative of Strike Out Stroke.