It’s #ThrowbackThursday and, like last week, today we’re partying like it’s 1999!
15 years ago today, Jeff Cirillo & Jeromy Burnitz hit home runs en route to a 5-3 #Brewers win.
Now, here’s your chance to score: Get Field Outfield tickets for tomorrow night’s game vs. the Chicago Cubs for 1999 pricing—just $18!
All you have to do is enter “THROWBACK” as the coupon code on brewers.com.
Hurry! This offer is valid only until 11:59pm CT tonight (Thursday, April 24, 2014).
One of the most popular deals just got even cooler.
Every Friday home game is a Student Night at Miller Park where high school and college students can purchase $9 Terrace Reserved tickets and $11.50 Loge Bleachers tickets, courtesy of Time Warner Cable.
And in 2014, thee first 250 students to redeem their tickets from Time Warner Cable Student Night Section 233 will receive a free pair of Brewers sunglasses!
Judging by the feedback we got from our first Student Night of the season on Friday, April 11, this is going to be a hot ticket this year:
It was a Retro Friday and everyone wanted a piece of the action, even these guys:
We’ll be changing up the glasses most weeks, so you can try to collect them all. Here, Wily Peralta models the shades for this week’s game vs. the Chicago Cubs:
Get your tickets now at brewers.com/students.
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 Mario Hunter. Mario is a 3.25 GPA student athlete in the 8th grade at Kathryn T. Daniels University Preparatory Academy. He started playing baseball 4 years ago in a local Little League, but had a small setback because he was hanging out with the wrong crowd. Last fall, he signed up with the Jr. RBI Fall Ball Program and then went on to make tremendous strides. He has shown great skill development which has allowed him to be added to the RBI 15-under tournament team.
Mario and his teammates will represent Milwaukee as they play host to the RBI Central Regional Tournament in late July.
Congratulations, Mario, keep up the great work!
Want to help support the RBI Program? It’s as simple as sending a tweet!
When a Brewers pitcher strikes out an opposing batter, make sure to jump on Twitter and tweet: #WHIFF and include our handle, @Brewers.
That’s all you have to do! Each month, if we’re in the top 7 teams, we can win anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000 for our local RBI program. AND the team with the most #Whiff tweets for the season will receive an additional $20,000 donation!
We’re currently in third place for the month of April, so keep tweeting as our chances to help the local program are looking good! View the current standings at mlb.com/whiff.
Hey guys, guess what day it is! Guess. What. Day. It. Is.
You may think of today as “Wednesday,” or thanks to that talking camel, “Hump Day,” but to the Brewers bullpen, it’s so much more than that…. Move over, Dromedary. It’s Wei-Chung Wang Wednesday, or for those of you on Twitter and Instagram, #WCWW for short.
Wei-Chung Wang (pronounced “WAY-chung-WONG”), who was acquired this past offseason in the Rule 5 Draft from Pittsburgh, is from Taiwan. The Brewers reliever, who will turn 22 on Friday, made his Major League debut on April 14 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, becoming the 11th Taiwanese player (8th pitcher, 1st Brewer) to play in the majors, and the youngest player from Taiwan to play in the Major Leagues.
The #WCWW trend appears to have been started by Brewers Bullpen Catcher Marcus Hanel last Wednesday, April 16:
But I have a feeling today’s post is really going to put it on the map:
In this video by Marcus Hanel, Wei-Chung Wang is featured as the lead dancer, with fellow relievers Tyler Thornburg, Will Smith, Jim Henderson and others serving as back-up dancers to the song “Everybody Wang Chung Tonight” by the Wang Chung Band out of the UK.
Looks like Wednesdays just got a whole lot more fun for Brewer Nation.
Fewer than 100 tickets remain available to purchase for the “Brewers Chance 2 Advance Ticket Plan Presented by Potawatomi,” which begins in less than two weeks on Tuesday, May 6. The unique ticket promotion – now in its second year – allows fans the chance to upgrade their seats to the next highest ticket category every time the Brewers win during the promotion.
Last season, the Brewers won six of the nine games during the promotion. Fans that purchased this ticket plan advanced to the Field Outfield Box.
Here’s how the Ticket Plan works:For just $99, you get tickets to nine select Tuesday games at Miller Park, plus the chance to advance all the way to the Field Diamond Box. You start with seats in Bernie’s Terrace for all nine games, but with each Brewers win, you upgrade your seating area. On Tuesday, May 6, you’ll sit in Bernie’s Terrace for the first game of the plan against the Arizona Diamondbacks. If the Crew wins, you will advance to the next seating tier for the following game in the plan.
Every time the Brewers win, you will simply exchange your Bernie’s Terrace ticket for a ticket in the next best seating area for only $2. You remain in that seat location until the Brewers win the next game in the plan. If the Brewers don’t win, simply exchange your Bernie’s Terrace ticket at no cost for a seat in the same section where you last advanced – no backsliding.
For details, such as game dates and advance locations, visit Brewers.com/advance.
This weekend marks first Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity of the year with a winter accessories drive during the Brewers series against the Chicago Cubs.
Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring new or gently-used winter wear (hats, scarves, mittens and gloves) to donate. Each fan that donates will receive a collectible Brewers player pin–this weekend’s pin is of Carlos Gomez.
Fans should drop off their items from the time the gates open through the second inning of each of the games this weekend.
The Brewers Community Achievers Program presented by AllState recognizes 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 Guest Relations Booth on the Field Level Concourse at Miller Park during the season.
The first honoree of 2014 was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Padres game at Miller Park. John Swanson is a teacher working with disabled youth at Lakeland School and has collaborated with the YMCA to start the “Dream Team,” a baseball team for children with all levels of disabilities. Through the Dream Team, children learn about the game of baseball and sportsmanship.
Ten years ago, John started with 10 participants and the program has now expanded to 75. He recruits volunteers of all ages to help, as well as seeks local sponsors to support his efforts. He also recruits other Little League teams to play against the Dream Team. John works tirelessly to make sure that youth with disabilities are giving opportunities to participate in sports.
As a winner of the award, John 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, John 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.
It’s been a long winter in Milwaukee, but with the Brewers season in full swing and the temperatures beginning to rise, it’s finally starting to feel like spring in the “414.”
To celebrate spring’s arrival, the Brewers have added additional elements to their annual Spring Madness celebration to be held at Miller Park, May 13 – 15 as the Pittsburgh Pirates head to town for a three-game series.
The promotion again will feature 50% off select tickets throughout the series. In addition, for all three games, the Brewers will celebrate the “414” with special deals on select concession items. All domestic draft, 16-ounce beers will be $4, small Pepsi products and hot dogs will be $1, and nachos will be $4.
“Spring Madness is always one of our most popular annual promotions, not just because of the ticket savings but also because it signals that summer is right around the corner,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “With the team’s strong start this year, we thought we would add to the fun with these additional offers on some of our most popular concession items.”
In past years, $1 hot dogs and small Pepsi products have been included in the Spring Madness offerings. The deals on draft beer and nachos are new for 2014.
For more information, please visit brewers.com/madness or call 414-902-4000.
-John and Cait
Today we announced details for Friday’s unveiling of the new Bob Uecker statue at Miller Park. Unlike the statues that surround Miller Park’s Home Plate Plaza, this statue will be in the last row—yes, the last row of the Terrace Level at Miller Park.
The statue will pay tribute to the popular Miller Lite “All Stars” ad campaign which featured Uecker’s famous tagline, “I must be in the front row.” In those commercials, Uecker somehow always ended up in the last row—as will this statue. The statue will sit atop the Uecker Seats in Miller Park’s Terrace Level (Section 422). It will feature an open seat next to it allowing for a perfect photo opportunity.
Starting with the Brewers vs. Cubs series at Miller Park this weekend, be sure to stop up, take your photo and tweet it and/or Instagram it using #IMustBeInTheFrontRow and we’ll collect & share our favorites across our social media sites.
The statue will be unveiled for the first time in a ceremony open to special guests and media Friday afternoon (the unveiling ceremony is not open to the public). Prior to that night’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park, a presentation will be made on the field honoring Uecker and showcasing the statue.
The statue was designed by Brian Maughan, the artist of the four statues outside Miller Park on the Home Plate Plaza—Hank Aaron, Allan H. “Bud” Selig, Robin Yount and Uecker. The statue will be made of bronze, but will also have color effects.
Hank, the “Ballpark Pup,” is getting a home at Miller Park. The “Hank House,” a roomy, one bedroom Cape Cod-style dwelling, debuted today as the Crew opens a six-game homestand against the San Diego Padres at 7:10 p.m.
As you can see, the “Hank House” features a mini-slide and the #BallparkPup hashtag.
It will be positioned at “The Point” in centerfield for tonight’s game and as a mobile home, it will move around the ballpark throughout the season. When Hank is at Miller Park, it will be his home and used for photo opportunities and appearances.
We think he likes it!
4/21/14 In-Game Update: