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#ThrowbackThursday: Chorizo’s Sausage Race Debut in 2006

Today’s #ThrowbackThursday photo is from July 27, 2006, the date we announced the fifth Klement’s Famous Racing Sausage–the Chorizo!

Two days later, on Saturday, July 29, 2006, Chorizo made his debut in the Sausage Race on our very first Cerveceros Day, the annual event that pays tribute to Hispanic baseball.

That race was Chorizo’s only one in 2006, as he was then sent down to the minors for “additional seasoning,” before becoming a regular in the race as of 2007. (For fun–and puns!–you can check out the press release here.)

Doug Melvin greets Chorizo at his press conference in 2006.

Doug Melvin greets Chorizo at his press conference in 2006.

Just over nine years later, you can join us for 9th annual Cerveceros Day celebration on Sunday, August 10 when the Crew takes on the Los Angeles Dodgers at 1:10pm CT.  The Brewers will wear their special gold “Cerveceros” uniforms as a tribute to Hispanic Baseball Players. In addition, on that day all fans will also receive a Chorizo Racing Sausage Bobble, courtesy of Klement’s! Get you tickets now at brewers.com/allfans.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

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

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) and Bernie riding a motorcycle (June).

And for July, we’ve got the Italian scaling the Miller Park rock climbing wall in the Dew Deck:

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These bobbles retail for $79 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

 

Local Hardball Team Surprised with Miller Park Experience as Part of Pepsi’s “Real.Big.Games.”

As part of Pepsi’s “Real. Big. Games.” tonight, during the MLB All-Star Game on FOX, the brand debuted a national 60-second ad capturing a local hardball team in Milwaukee surprised with the experience of a lifetime – playing a game on the field at Miller Park.

In case you missed it, we’ve got it here for you:

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Make-A-Wish Wisconsin Celebrates 30th Birthday at Miller Park

Make-A-Wish Wisconsin is celebrating its 30th birthday at Miller Park today!

Prior to today’s game, approximately 2,000 wish kids and their families, volunteers, medical referral sources and sponsors from across the state joined together for a special tailgate. The party included a buffet lunch, entertainment, carnival games, raffles, mascots and a program featuring Honorary Chair, Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse.

 

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Following the tailgate, the guests entered Miller Park in time to see 8-year-old wish kid Caleb Teisl throw a ceremonial first pitch and 7-year-old Gianna Spittel take part in the Major League Moments promotion, along with a pre-game check presentation for $30,000 from Brewers Community Foundation, Kyle Lohse and Ryan Braun.

Make A Wish Check

 

Caleb Teisl threw out the first pitch prior to today's Brewers vs. Cardinals game.

Caleb Teisl threw out the first pitch prior to today’s Brewers vs. Cardinals game.

Make-A-Wish Wisconsin grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Wishes are a special type of medicine that give children a break from doctors’ visits, hospital stays and treatments and provide them something positive with which to look forward.

I had the privilege of being part of Zach Sprader’s Wish Day recently at Miller Park and it truly is a special experience for not only the child, but everyone involved.

Zach Sprader visited with Bob Uecker and several Brewers players during his visit to Miller Park.

Zach Sprader visited with Bob Uecker and several Brewers players during his visit to Miller Park.

Since the organization was founded in 1984, it has granted more than 5,000 wishes. “This is an important moment in Make-A-Wish Wisconsin’s history,” said Patti Gorsky, President & CEO. “It’s a true celebration of the impact that thousands of wishes have made on wish kids, their families and communities across Wisconsin.”

Last year, the chapter granted a record-breaking 340 wishes, and currently more than 270 Wisconsin children are in the process of having their special wishes granted. Click here for more information about Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.

Today’s celebration is sponsored by Milwaukee Brewers and Brewers Community Foundation, Badger Mutual Insurance Company, GE Healthcare, Green Bay Packers, Mouse Moments Travel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, MillerCoors, Robert W. Baird, Johnson Controls/Luxaire Heating and Air Conditioning and two anonymous donations.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

An Inside Look at the Miller Park Grounds Crew

Recently, FOX 6 ran a nice feature on the Miller Park Grounds Crew. Click here for an  inside look at the guys who help make Miller Park’s field look so good.

As noted in the video, Director of Grounds Michael Boettcher and the Miller Park Grounds Crew will have a busy All-Star “break”–as soon as Sunday’s game vs. the Cardinals concludes, they’ll start turning the field into a pitch for the Chivas vs. Swansea City A.F.C. match on Wednesday. Following the match, they’ll transform it back.

Stay tuned this week as we’ll have photos and videos of that process for you here on the blog and across our social media platforms.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Brewers All-Stars Presented with Jerseys

Prior to today’s game, our four Brewers All-Stars Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy, Aramis Ramirez and Francisco Rodriguez, were presented with their jerseys by a representative from Majestic Athletic, Manager Ron Roenicke and President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Doug Melvin.

 

Photo Courtesy: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club

Photo Courtesy: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club

Congratulations once again, we know you will represent us well in Minnesota.

Don’t forget that you can celebrate the Midsummer Classic and show your support for the Brewers All-Stars with official gear and the “My All-Star” Ticket Package, which includes a free t-shirt.

Tune in to the All-Star Game on FOX this Tuesday, July 15 at 7pm CT.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

Pretty Muddy and Brewers to Host 5K Women’s Only Mud Run at Miller Park

Pretty Muddy, a national women’s only 5k obstacle course mud run, will be partnering with Milwaukee Brewers and Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate for its upcoming event to be held here at Miller Park on August 2. (And I’ve got an exclusive coupon code for you–read on.)

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Pretty Muddy is a 5k adventurous obstacle course mud run for any woman who wants to get outside, spend time with friends, and have fun.  The event includes 9-12 architecturally safe obstacles, tons of mud, and ends with a pretty epic finish line party.  For our August 2 event, part of the course will actually allow all participants to run/walk through the inside of the park and around the field.

The event expects to host over 5,000 participants and women of ALL fitness levels are encouraged to join teams, create costumes, and prepare themselves for 3 miles of achievement followed by entertainment, music, drinks, and a “Pretty Awesome” celebration.

Pretty Muddy hopes to raise thousands of dollars for the Komen Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate and kicked off its partnership by offering $17,500 in free registrations to breast cancer survivors.

“We are extremely excited to be partnering with the Brewers and Susan G. Komen to bring our event to Southeastern Wisconsin.  It will surely be our biggest and best event since our inception three years ago”, says Kevin Scharnek.

“We are thankful for Pretty Muddy joining us in the fight against breast cancer and helping to ensure that Southeast Wisconsin residents have access to life-saving breast health services,” said Nikki Panico, Executive Director of Komen Southeast Wisconsin. “We think Pretty Muddy is the perfect event for Survivors to unite, celebrate, and enjoy a day to let loose and have some fun”.

I participated in another women’s only mud run/obstacle course about two years ago with a group of friends and I have to say, we had a blast:

Cait (second from left) and her friends aren't afraid to get dirty.

Cait (second from left) and her friends aren’t afraid to get dirty.

And it would have been even more fun if it had been held at Miller Park. I’m definitely looking forward to the Pretty Muddy event here in August and, if our schedule allows, getting the girls back together for another round!

This truly is an event for women of all ages and activity levels. Some folks train intensely, while some roll out of bed and head to the race. You get out of it what you put into it, plus everyone has a good time and laughs– a lot.

With Pretty Muddy’s tie to Komen, not only will you be getting in some fitness and having fun, you’ll also be helping others at the same time.

“Our partnership with the Brewers and Komen falls perfectly in line with why we originally started Pretty Muddy,” says Kevin Scharnek, Pretty Muddy’s managing founder. “We created Pretty Muddy because we were inspired by the women in our lives that do so much for so many and we wanted to give a little bit back.”

For more information on Pretty Muddy, please visit www.prettymuddy.com. AND, as a thank you to all of my readers, for a limited time use promo code BREWERS at the checkout to save $20 on registration! 

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

2014 Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music Update: 7/11/14

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

Bianchi –“Reckless” by Jeremy Camp

Braun – “Dreams and Nightmares” by Meek Mill

Davis – “Xxplosive” by Dr. Dre

Estrada – “Bodies” by Drowning Pool

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

“En La Lenta” by Cosculluela ft. Farruko

Gorzelanny –“When the Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin

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$

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Ramirez – None (at his request)

Reynolds – Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen

Schafer – “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison

Segura – “Pa Que Tu Me Saluda” by Don Miguelo

“Dando Coriente” by El Alfa

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

Henderson – “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC

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

Wooten – “Raise Up” by Petey Pablo

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

Brewers Introduce InSeat Merchandise Ordering at Miller Park

We are excited to introduce InSeat Merchandise Ordering at Miller Park via Major League Baseball’s “At the Ballpark” app. The app, available for download on smart phones, which allows fans to check in and receive offers, track the game via MLB At Bat, view ballpark maps and menus, see & download player entrance music and more, now has a page dedicated to purchasing game-used products by fans, including day of game baseballs and bases.

There are numerous items that can be purchased through the application, including game-used merchandise such as baseballs, cracked bats, jerseys, helmets, autographs and hats. Merchandise will be delivered directly to fans in their seats during the game. Time of delivery will vary based on which product is ordered and when that product will be available (baseballs will not be available until after the first pitch). Certain items will not be available during the game due to Miller Park regulations. In those cases, a claim-check will be set up so fans can receive their items as they exit the ballpark.

If fans are not in their seats when the product is delivered, there will be a location set up where fans can pick up their merchandise at a later time. To arrange the pickup fans should contact authentics@brewers.com and include their name, order number and contact information in the email. When receiving their order, fans must present a valid ID as well as the last four digits of the card used to purchase the product.

Season ticket holder discounts are not valid with merchandise purchases. All sales are final at the time of purchase. Certificates of authenticity can be obtained at www.mlb.com/authentication, and entering the authentication number from the hologram sticker into the MLB referencing system. Fans should contact authentics@brewers.com for more information.

You can also follow @MILAuthentics on Twitter.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Double Clutch Menu Item for the Cardinals Series: St. Louis Grilled Pork Steak

The Brewers kick off a three-game series tonight at Miller Park against the St. Louis Cardinals and we’ve got St. Louis Grilled Pork Steak with Beer BBQ Sauce, Celery Root Slaw and Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes on the Double Clutch Menu for $10.50.

St Louis Pork Steak

In addition, the Spaghetti-in-a-Meatball will also be available for $9.50.

As always, the Double Clutch is located outside section 215 on the Loge Level at Miller Park.

–Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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