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Zubazpalooza Set for May 30 at Miller Park

Yes, you read that right….by popular demand, Zubazpalooza is back this season!

Come out to Miller Park and “Embrace the Awesomeness” of Zubaz pants as your Crew takes on the Chicago Cubs on Friday, May 30.

Fans that purchase a special Zubazpalooza package will receive a Loge Outfield Box ticket to the game, plus a pair of Brewers Zubaz pants for just $34.

Each game ticket will be accompanied by a voucher to be redeemed for a pair of Zubaz on Friday, May 30.

Fans will be seated together as a group in Sections 231 & 232. Based on the success of last year’s promotion, the limited tickets for this event are expected to sell quickly, so you’ll want to visit brewers.com/specialevents to secure yours today.

While last year’s Zubaz were our primary colors…

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this year’s Zubaz are our retro colors and feature the Brewers ball and glove logo.

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Zubaz pants and shorts were made popular in the early 90s, created by two Minnesotan bodybuilders, Dan Stock and Bob Truax.

“We started the Zubaz brand out of a gym that we owned in Minnesota and our first customers were guys who loved the fit and comfort, something they couldn’t find in “normal” clothes due to the size of their bodies. The classic zebra pattern is one of the first prints that we did and it came to symbolize the Zubaz brand name as a crazy look for people who wanted to ‘Dare to be Different,‘” Dan and Bob say on Zubaz.com. “We always said that the look is what attracted people to their first pair and the comfort was what brought them back for their 2nd pair… or 3rd, 4th or 5th pair.”

After a few years, Dan and Bob eventually left the clothing business to move on to other endeavors, but decided to bring Zubaz back in 2007, introducing them to a whole new generation of fans.

Brewers Zubaz pants are not currently sold in stores and, with officially licensed  NFL team Zubaz pants retailing for $39.99 on Zubaz.com, this Zubazpalooza package, which includes pants and a game ticket for just $34 is a steal.

To purchase, please visit brewers.com/specialevents or call (414) 902-GAME (4263). Also, as a reminder, you can continue to visit brewers.com/specialevents all season long for the latest in our special events.

So, what do you think? Did you rock Zubaz back in the day? Will you be rockin’ ‘em at Miller Park on May 30?

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Carlos Gomez Gold Glove Presentation Set for Saturday

Carlos Gomez, the winner of the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award among National League center fielders, will be presented with his Rawlings Gold Glove Award in a pregame ceremony this Saturday at Miller Park.  The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. prior to the Brewers vs. Pirates game (and-Bonus!-it’s part of the 5-County, 5-Day Celebration).

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Gomez won the 10th Gold Glove Award in franchise history and became the fifth different Brewer to earn the honor, joining George Scott (first base: 1972-76), Cecil Cooper (first base: 1979-80), Sixto Lezcano (outfield: 1979) and Robin Yount (shortstop: 1982).  The Brewers had gone 30 seasons without a Gold Glove winner, which was the longest streak in the 57-year history of the award.

Gomez recorded a career-high 12 assists last season, which trailed only the Mets’ Juan Lagares (14) for the Major League lead among center fielders.  He also made five home run-saving catches and did not commit an error over his last 32 games.

We will also be honoring this feat later this month, on Sunday, April 27 with the Carlos Gomez Gold Glove Bobblehead.

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Tickets for games at Miller Park can be purchased by visiting the Miller Park Box Office, online at Brewers.com or by calling the Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000 or 1-800-933-7890.

-John & Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com 

Feeling Pretty “Happy”

Brewers Baseball is back and we are feeling pretty  ‘Happy.’ So happy, in fact, we decided to create our own Brewers “Happy” video… so clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do!

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

5-County, 5-Day Celebration Kicks Off Friday

This Friday, the red-hot Brew Crew returns home for the start of our ever-popular 5-County, 5-Day Celebration.

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From Friday, April 11-Tuesday, April 15, residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, and Waukesha Counties can purchase half-price tickets for all reserved seats.

To purchase tickets for the 5-County, 5-Day Celebration, visit brewers.com/5county.

 

Don’t Miss MTV and MLB’s New Series “Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave”

Baseball fans will not want to miss “Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave”a weekly, 30-minute series with a 30 episode order that is hosted from the MLB Fan Cave in New York City this season.

The show first premiered on April 1 on MTV2. New episodes air on Tuesdays at 10 pm CT and episodes will be re-aired several times on the network each week.

The series launches a multi-year, cross-platform programming partnership between MLB and MTV – previously announced in November- that brings fans inside the intersection of pop culture and baseball. MLB players will share their love for pop culture and entertainment, while fans will gain behind-the-scenes access to the biggest stars in baseball.

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Each week, MLB players will be in-studio for interviews and segments with series hosts Sway, Fat Joe, Chris Distefano and Melanie Iglesias (who visited Hank in Spring Training), spotlighting the stars’ personalities and passions. Every episode of “Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave” will also feature on-location segments with players, diving deeper into their off-the-field interests that fans don’t ordinarily see, whether it’s a tour of their favorite restaurants or a look at their sneaker collection.

2013 World Series MVP David Ortiz of the Red Sox is serving as an Executive Producer of the series throughout the season and other MLB players have signed on to serve as Executive Producers of individual episodes.

For more information on the show (including a weekly episode synopsis and clips) and/or the MLB Fan Cave, click here.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

 

Corbin Bernsen (aka “Roger Dorn” from Major League) Visits Miller Park

Yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the release of “Major League,” arguably one of the greatest baseball movies ever made, and one with strong Milwaukee ties.

For those of you kiddos who weren’t born back in 1989, even you have to have seen this classic (and highly quotable) film about  a rag-tag group of fictional Cleveland Indians players that rise up to win the American League pennant. Much of the movie was actually shot at Milwaukee County Stadium, which doubles for Cleveland Municipal Stadium in the film, and the movie features our own Bob Uecker as the team’s broadcaster, Harry Doyle…. and, wait, why am I telling you all this? You HAVE seen this movie, haven’t you?

Actor Corbin Bernsen, who played the character of Roger Dorn, a one-time star third baseman, in the movie,  is in town today as part of the Milwaukee Admirals’ “Salute to Major League” night tonight vs. the Rockford IceHogs and one thing Corbin requested was to swing by the ballpark and check out the marker for County Stadium’s home plate, which is located on the third-base side plaza out at Helfaer Field.

Corbin was so happy to return to the grounds and it was clear that returning to this spot 25 years later, especially when so much has changed, was emotional and perhaps a bit overwhelming.

“I have to call David,” Corbin said right away, pulling out his phone and dialing David S. Ward, the film’s director.

"David? You'll never guess where I'm standing..."

“David? You’ll never guess where I’m standing…”

Corbin enjoyed  spending time out at Helfaer Field, reminiscing about his time in Milwaukee and how fast the time flies.

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He was even so kind as to record this Vine, a G-rated version of his original movie quote, which we’ll use to promote the #Whiff Contest this season.

https://vine.co/v/M5bvYlwXLlt

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

First Brewers Season Seat Holder Appreciation Day is This Friday, April 11

New for the 2014 season, we have announced 10 Season Seat Holder Appreciation Days in which all Brewers Season Seat Holders (SSHs) will receive special perks at Miller Park in addition to the benefits they already receive from being a Brewers SSH. These perks are as follows:

  • 25% off food and beverage during the game at Miller Park
  • 25% off merchandise in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the left-field corner
  • Early access to Miller Park to watch the Brewers take batting practice (2 hours before game time)

The first SSH Appreciation Day of 2014 is this Friday, April 11 when the Brewers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park.

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Remaining dates and details can be found at brewers.com/sshappreciation.

Not a 2014 Brewers Season Seat Holder? Not to worry. Just because the season is already underway, doesn’t mean you can’t sign up! Give our ticket reps at call at (414) 902-4100 and they’ll set you up with the best plan for you!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

Score Authentic Collection Rewards at Miller Park

Now through April 30, when you shop at any of the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park and purchase Authentic Collection merchandise, you have the chance to win big!

A sampling of the Authentics Collection gear at Miller Park.

A sampling of the Authentics Collection gear at Miller Park.

 

Purchase Authentic Collection merchandise and receive a scratch-off card to become an instant winner!

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No purchase necessary to enter. Purchase will not increase odds of winning. While supplies last. Visit the Brewers Team Store for official rules or call (414) 902-4750.

Prefer to shop online? Authentic Collection gear is available at brewers.com; however, the scratch-off promotion is only valid in-store.

An Inside Look at Fenway Park

The Brewers continue their three-game series with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park tonight.  Since Interleague Play began, the Brewers don’t visit Boston very often, so it is always a treat to visit this historic ballpark.

Today, I took a tour of the ballpark along with Brewers Director of Media Relations, Mike Vassallo; Radio Play-by-play announcer, Joe Block; Radio Producer, Kent Sommerfeld, and his wife, Karen; Brewers.com beat writer, Adam McCalvy; FOX Sports Wisconsin host Craig Coshun and FOX Sports Wisconsin stats guru Brian Mikolajek.

The tour was organized by the Red Sox PR crew: Kevin Gregg, Abby DeCiccio and John Shestakofsky, something they like to do for teams who don’t visit Boston regularly.  The tour was a definitely a treat.  I have been fortunate to visit and tour Fenway Park before and it is an enjoyable baseball experience every time.

Enjoy the gallery below of great photos and some fun facts we learned along the way.

 

 

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I learned a number of other fun-facts throughout the tour.

- The visiting and home clubhouse used to both be on the first base side of the field.  In the 1950s, the visiting clubhouse was moved behind the visiting dugout on the third base side.

- The ballpark played host to NFL games in the 1930s.  The Boston Redskins (now Washington Redskins) played home games here. The Boston Patriots (now the New England Patriots) games here in the 1960s as a member of the AFL.  The field ran east-west with the end zones ending up in rightfield and by the visiting dugout.

- The ballpark is on the National Register of Historic Places.

- The ten-year renovation/preservation plan for Fenway is nearing completion.  While there will always be things to maintain and update, most of the main projects that the current ownership group started have been completed.  Fenway Park has added about 3,000 seats in the last ten years.  The changes have allowed the ballpark to enter a new era, while at the same time, preserve its historical charm.

Thanks again to the Red Sox PR staff for accommodating our tour this afternoon.  It was a great time and I can’t wait to come back as a fan.  If you are a baseball fan, I highly recommend getting here to visit this gem.  It is a baseball experience that is unmatched.

The Brewers had a great win yesterday at Fenway Park, let’s hope for another win tonight and one more tomorrow!

–JOHN

john.steinmiller@brewers.com

 

Baseball in the Dominican Republic: Jean Segura

Next Friday, April 11, after the Brewers vs. Pirates broadcast, FOX Sports Wisconsin is set to air its first of three specials related to Brewers Baseball and the Dominican Republic which were filmed last November.

The first episode is a special on Jean Segura, who is from San Juan de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic.

The Brewers All-Star shortstop grew up in a poor neighborhood, in a small house that was home to as many as 10 people. In the program, Segura will take us through his childhood, when he helped his grandmother make candy that was sold to help feed the family, and baseball was played in a pasture with a home-made ball and a tree limb for a bat.

With a dream to play professionally, and rescue his family from a life of poverty, Segura quit school and devoted himself to baseball. As a teenager he overcame homesickness, the language barrier and a broken leg to succeed in the United States, becoming an All-Star in his first full season with the Club.

Episode two, which is slated to debut on May 14, will feature Carlos Gomez, who is from Santiago de los Caballeros  in the Dominican Republic.

Episode three, slated to debut sometime in June, will feature the Brewers Dominican Academy.

For a program preview, click here.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

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