You’ll definitely want to make plans to come out to Miller Park on Sunday, May 26 as the Crew takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ryan Braun bobblehead day presented by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board!
This is the third Brewers bobblehead for Ryan Braun. Previously, we gave away a regular bobblehead (2008) and one honoring Ryan’s home run that helped us clinch the Wild Card in 2008 (2009). The 2012 Ryan Braun bobblehead will honor Ryan Braun’s 40/30 season in 2013.
This past season, Ryan followed up his 2011 MVP season by hitting 41 home runs and stealing 30 bases to become just the 9th member of MLB’s 40/30 club.
Ryan has also been honored with bobbleheads from the Helena Brewers (2008), the Huntsville Stars (2008) and the Nashville Sounds (2009).
Individual tickets will go on sale in February, but if you want to secure your tickets to this game early, the Ryan Braun 40/30 bobblehead is included in the following ticket packages:
2/15/13 Update: This just in! A photo of the Ryan Braun Bobblehead! What do you think?
The third bobblehead of the 2013 season will come on Sunday, May 5 as the Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The bobblehead will feature Brewers first baseman Corey Hart in a 1913 Brewers uniform and is presented by Kwik Trip.
Wait a minute, you say, the Brewers, formerly the Seattle Pilots, didn’t come to Milwaukee until 1970….
Yes, that’s correct, but there was a Minor League team called the Milwaukee Brewers who played in the American Association for 50 years, from 1902-1952, the team that became the eventual namesake for our beloved Crew!
The Brewers won their first American Association championship in 1913 and repeated the next year. All told the American Association Brewers won eight pennants in their fifty-one seasons.
Thus, we’ll honor the 100th anniversary American Association Brewers on May 5 with this Corey Hart bobblehead.
This is the second Brewers bobblehead for Corey Hart; the Nashville Sounds also honored Corey with a bobblehead this past season.
Individual tickets will go on sale in February, but if you want to secure your tickets early, Corey’s bobblehead is included in the following ticket packages:
Holiday 4-Pack Weekend Plus Plan [Holiday 4-Packs go on sale on Tuesday, November 13! Call (414) 902-HITS (4487) for details!]
1/30/13 Update: This just in! A photo of the Corey Hart Bobblehead! What do you think?
-John and Cait
The second bobblehead of the 2013 season will come on Sunday, April 21 as the Crew takes on the Chicago Cubs. The bobblehead will feature Brewers alum & All-Star, George Scott.
The former first baseman played for the Brewers from 1972-1976 and won the Gold Glove Award all five years in a row during his time in Milwaukee. George also won the award in 1967, 1968 and 1971 during his time with the Boston Red Sox.
Hence, his bobblehead will feature George in a Brewers uniform with his five Gold Gloves.
Over his 14-season career, George, who was known as “Boomer,” played in the American League for the Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees. He posted a .268 batting average with 271 home runs (which he called “taters,” coining the term), and 1051 RBI in 2034 games.
Speaking of Gold Gloves, two Brewers players were yesterday named finalists for the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Left fielder Ryan Braun and third baseman Aramis Ramirez were one of three finalists for the Gold Glove at their respective positions. The awards will be announced tonight on a special edition of ESPN Baseball Tonight at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN2. Tune in tonight to see if Braun and Ramirez will join Scott to make Brewers Gold Glove history.
Individual tickets will go on sale in February, but if you’d like to secure your tickets for this game early, the George Scott bobble is included in the following ticket packages:
Double Bobble Holiday 4-Pack [Holiday 4-Packs go on sale on Tuesday, November 13! Call (414) 902-HITS (4487) for details!]
1/23/13 Update: This just in! A photo of the George Scott Bobblehead! What do you think?
-John and Cait
The first bobblehead of the 2013 season will come at the end of the Brewers first homestand, on Sunday April 7 as the Brewers take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The bobble will feature Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki!
This will be the first Brewers bobblehead for Nori, who, in his rookie season with the Crew, batted .288 with 10 home runs, 50 RBI and 30 stolen bases. Prior to his time with the Brewers, Aoki spent eight seasons with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of the Central League in Japan. He was a seven-time All-Star in Japan. Aoki’s name translated in Japanese is “blue tree.”
Individual tickets will go on sale in February, but if you’d like to secure your tickets for this game early, the Aoki bobblehead is included in the following ticket packages:
1/16/13 Update: This just in! A photo of the Norichika Aoki Bobblehead! What do you think?
-John and Cait
In 2013, we have slated not one, not six, but 10 All-Fan Giveaway dates on Sundays throughout the season where every fan in attendance will receive a bobblehead featuring different Brewers personnel. The bobbles could feature current players, alumni, mascots, etc.—and we’ll be revealing them here and across all of our social media platforms each weekday beginning next Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 9.
Here’s how it will work:
The best way to play along is to make sure your follow @Bernie_Brewer on Twitter. Each morning, Bernie will post a silhouette of the individual featured as the bobblehead we’re announcing, along with some clues (#GUESSBREW). Then, in the afternoon, we’ll follow up with a post revealing the bobble, along with an opportunity for you to win tickets to that game!
Not on Twitter? That’s okay, you can still be in the know. We’ll have blog stories each day about the bobbles and we’ll be posting on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Google Plus, too. You can also keep up at brewers.com/bobbles.
Are we ready to have fun?
-John and Cait