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Francisco Rodriguez All-Star Merchandise Now Available

After this weekend’s series vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers, Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez is set to travel to Cincinnati to represent the Brewers in the 2015 All-Star Game.

Now, you can celebrate K-Rod’s sixth All-Star appearance with the new gear that just arrived at the Brewers Team Store.

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K-Rod All-Star Jersey & Cap K-Rod Al-Star Jersey and Cap

There are t-shirts ($39), caps ($45) and jerseys ($149). You can also shop online at brewers.com.

Be sure to tune in to the game on Tuesday on FOX. Coverage starts at 6pm CT.

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7/14/15 UPDATE: Ryan Braun was named to the 2015 All-Star team on Sunday, July 12. His t-shirts have arrived in the Brewers Team Store today ($39):

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-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Join us for College Cap Nights!

Students, alumni and fans are invited to join us for three College Cap nights during the 2015 season. 

Choose from Wisconsin Badgers Cap Night (Friday, 8/14); UW-Milwaukee Cap Night (Friday, 8/28); or Marquette Cap Night (Friday, 10/2).

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Proudly display your school colors as you cheer on the Crew with your one-of-a-kind, school-themed Brewers hat — FREE to all who purchase College Cap Night tickets.

Through this special offer,  students, alumni and fans will enjoy great savings with tickets available in the Terrace Reserved for as little as $16 and Field Outfield Box for $32. As an added bonus, attendees on 8/14 and 8/28 will also receive a free Brewers T-Shirt as part of that night’s Free-Shirt Friday Giveaway.

Tickets are available at brewers.com/badgers; brewers.com/panthers or brewers.com/marquette. For groups of 25 or more, call (414) 902-4774.

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

Fans Treated to “Inside the Brewers” Discussion with Debbie and Mark Attanasio

Tonight I had the pleasure of joining Debbie and Mark Attanasio for an intimate “Inside The Brewers” program at the Rubenstein Pavilion on Prospect Avenue, an event presented by the Jewish Museum Milwaukee in conjunction with their special exhibit Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American.

The Q and A and discussion was moderated by Brewers broadcaster Brian Anderson, who welcomed Debbie and Mark to the stage by playing special “walk-up” songs–“My Girl” by the Temptations for Debbie and “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder for Mark.

Brian Anderson moderated the "Inside the Brewers" discussion with the Attanasios.

Brian Anderson moderated the “Inside the Brewers” discussion with the Attanasios.

Topics covered including what it was like to buy a Major League Baseball team, how the couple initially bonded over baseball, the importance they place on giving back to the community, and family life.

Brian then took the couple on a stroll down memory lane by showing them a series of photographs and asking them to talk about the time and event depicted–what they remember, how they felt, anecdotes, etc.

For me, this was the most interesting part of the evening as I can’t recall ever seeing an interview done in this style. Photos included “never before seen” pictures of Mark and Debbie as children, family photos and photos from special points in time during their tenure with the Brewers.

Here are just a few of the photos, along with a short description (Click on a photo to start the gallery). Those in attendance were treated to many little side stories along the way, complete with loving banter that had us all in stitches.

The event concluded with questions from the audience. Those topics ranged from “Are you committed to keeping the Brewers in Milwaukee?” (the answer was an emphatic “YES!”) to what they enjoy most and least about the city. They both agree what they love the most is what a welcoming place Milwaukee is, but admit it can be “a touch cold.”

I’m so glad I was able to attend the event. It was a real treat and offered a rare chance for fans to do a deep dive with the owner of a professional sports team. I found it very informative and a lot of fun.

This evening was being presented by the Jewish Museum Milwaukee in connection with the current Jewish Museum Milwaukee exhibit, Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American, which opened earlier this month. Mark and Debbie, along with Bud and Sue Selig, also serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the exhibit, which runs through September 7.

Commissioner Emeritus Selig poses with Mark and Debbie Attanasio at tonight's private preview event.

Commissioner Emeritus Selig poses with Mark and Debbie Attanasio at the preview of the Chasing the Dreams exhibit.

The exhibit consists of a core panel developed by and on loan from the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. It has been augmented by artifacts on loan from local organizations and individuals and explores how baseball has served as an arena in which values, identity, ethnicity, and race have been projected, contested, and occasionally solidified.

The exhibit celebrates well-known Jewish heroes such as Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax, as well as iconic baseball pioneers such as Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, Roberto Clemente, and Ichiro Suzuki. It also highlights baseball’s extended family of vendors, team owners, minor leaguers, amateur players, scouts, broadcasters, journalists, novelists and fans.

Here are some photos from the museum and the exhibit itself:

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Click here for additional information and to plan your trip.

-Cait

@CMoyer 

 

“Hitting 4 the Cycle” Biking Event Just Four Weeks Away

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF)’s “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike to the ballpark event is just four weeks from Saturday!

On Saturday, August 8, BCF will host this inaugural event that will allow allow bike-lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities.  Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths that will all culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Participants will have the option to select 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile routes. The 100 and 88 mile routes will start at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison and end at Miller Park, while the 44 and 22 mile routes will start and end at Miller Park.

The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money that is raised through the event will go to four organizations – the Urban Ecology Center, Dream Bikes, Penfield Children’s Center and the Miracle League of Milwaukee. Each registered rider will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a game ticket for the Brewers vs. Cardinals game that night and a invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.

We already told you about one of the coolest fundraising incentives, an entry into a raffle for this custom Domane 6 Series bike (donated by the Lowlands Group) for anyone raising $500 or more…

 Scooter Gennett, Craig Counsell and Jeremy Jeffress pose with folks from the Lowlands Group--and the bike that fans who raise $500 or more can be entered to win.

Scooter Gennett, Craig Counsell and Jeremy Jeffress pose with folks from the Lowlands Group–and the bike that fans who raise $500 or more can be entered to win.

 

But today, I wanted to focus on a couple more wearables you could get by raising money for these great causes.

First, anyone raising $250 or more will receive a limited edition cycling cap

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and anyone raising $750 or more will also receive this cycling jersey…all in addition to other items such as the raffle entry for the bike, Brewers tickets, batting practice opportunities and more. To check out the full list of items and levels, click here.

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Learn more and sign up now at brewers.com/bcf.

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

Scooter Gennett Gives Pottery Lesson for Charity

Scooter Gennett has a hobby that perhaps no other MLB player can claim: Throwing pottery.

It’s an interest that started back in high school.

“I took six classes in high school and actually got a Portfolio credit and an AP credit, which is pretty cool. I didn’t go to college and get the opportunity to use those, but hopefully one day I get to go back,” he said.

He acknowledges that it is a unique hobby for a baseball player and he takes any good-natured ribbing all in stride.

“The team….had a little fun with the picture of me in ESPN The Magazine last year,” Scooter admitted. (Yes, the Ghost references were flying.)

But for him, he says it’s a way to have fun and relax at the same time.

“It’s definitely something to get my mind off of anything that could be bothering me. A lot of people I know that do it, do it just for relaxing…. Also, it’s a lot of fun. It’s fun to get dirty away from the field,” he said.

Scooter says his favorite thing to make is jewelry boxes. He’s made them for his mom, sister and wife.

Earlier today, Scooter  was kind enough to share his time and his talents with Kim and Brian Briesemeister, who won the experience as part of a Major League Baseball auction to raise money for LUNGevity.

LUNGevity is an organization that helps educate and raise awareness for lung cancer. The charity has funded 110 research projects at 57 institutions in 23 states. Their research investments focus on early detection, noting that survival rates rise when cancer is detected while still localized.  LUNGevity also provides a community of empowerment, support, and hope for everyone affected by lung cancer through extensive educational resources, online peer-to-peer support and in-person survivorship programs.

Kim and Brian won the auction and presented it to their 13-year-old daughter Rebecca as a Christmas gift.

“They gave me a shoe box with a picture of Scooter and a shirt. The email that said they had won the experience was at the bottom of the box. At first I was really confused why I had a box of Scooter stuff….Then, I screamed, and I cried…yeah,” Rebecca recalled, blushing at the memory and thrilled for the opportunity

This morning, the Briesemesiter family, along with Judy, Rebecca’s grandmother, met Scooter Gennett at Creative Fire Pottery in Wauwatosa, where they worked with the helpful Suzy and Mike to create their works of art.

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The Briesemesiter family and Scooter Gennett at Creative Fire Pottery.

“The last seven months have gone by really slowly….I was just really excited the whole time,” said Rebecca.

First, the group worked on the wheel–what people traditionally think of when they picture throwing pottery:

The group gets behind the wheel at Creative Fire.

The group gets behind the wheel at Creative Fire.

Scooter and Rebecca work on their pieces.

Scooter and Rebecca work on their pieces.

Next, they got to do some hand building, working together to create a platter:

Scooter Gennett Pottery

Scooter and the family “autographed” their work, which will be fired in the giant kilns at Creative Fire. The Briesemesiters will return to glaze the pieces they created when finished.

Scooter Gennett Pottery

“It was really fun. Scooter was really cool and helpful with the pottery making,” said Rebecca, who is looking forward to taking a class in pottery next year at South Milwaukee Middle School. “It was amazing, everything that I had wanted it to be.”

Scooter agreed. “It was a lot of fun. Not only spending time with [Rebecca] and her family and kinda making a good Christmas gift come true, I think it was a lot of fun. For me, whenever I get to do pottery, it’s always a lot of fun. And obviously, it was for a great cause, too,” Scooter said.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

Scholarship Recipients Honored at Miller Park

Tonight, we welcomed 15 Wisconsin students who will be attending college this fall with the help of the Brewers Community Foundation Scholarship Programs.

Four programs are currently being offered through Brewers Community Foundation: The Alan H. Selig Scholarship, named in honor of MLB Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig; The Michael J. Bonan Scholarship; the Miller Park Community Scholarship Program; and the Player Scholarship Fund which this year was donated by Ryan Braun and Jean Segura.

Since the scholarship program began in 2003, 130 students have received scholarships from Brewers Community Foundation Scholarship programs. Tonight, we added 15 more.

Congratulations to the following students who comprise the Class of 2015:

The 2015 Brewers Scholarship Recipients

The 2015 Brewers Scholarship Recipients

Alan H. Selig Scholarship Recipients:

  • Jazmine Alicea
  • Brianna Cross
  • Abbey Jones
  • Ebenezer Kenae-Rudolph
  • Connor O’Neill
  • Dah Dah Poe

Player Scholarship Recipients:

  • Maleah Brody
  • Alexis Handley
  • Adriana Sanchez
  • Elexxus Welch

Miller Park Community Scholarship Recipients:

  • Michah Childs
  • Emily Thiede

Michael J. Bonan Scholarship Recipients:

  • Sam Laurishke
  • Joseph Sykora

 

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IndyCar Driver Ed Carpenter Tosses First Pitch

Tonight, we were pleased to have IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter of CFH Racing on hand to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Ed is in town for the this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series at the Milwaukee Mile.

This year, the Verizon IndyCar Series will pair with vintage racers from the Harry Miller Club, giving fans a view of IndyCar past and present on the historic one-mile oval.

Infield activities for all ages will be available on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, with live entertainment in the Coors Light Music & Beer Garden, and driver autograph sessions and Q&A’s in the IndyCar Fan Village. For more information, visit milwaukeeindyfest.com.

 

 

 

Congratulations, K-Rod!

Tonight, Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez was named to his sixth All-Star team, his second in a row as a Brewer.

Congratulations, K-Rod!

Tune in to FOX at 6pm CT next Tuesday, July 14 to catch K-Rod represent the Crew at the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

7/12/15 Update: Ryan Braun was named to the 2015 All-StarTeam as a replacement by Manager Bruce Bochy. Congrats, Ryan, on your sixth All-Star appearance!

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Aramis Ramirez Named National League Player of the Week

Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has been named National League Player of the Week for June 29th-July 5th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Ramirez hit a Major League-best .545 last week, collecting 12 hits in 22 at bats over seven games, while his .577 on-base percentage was tied with teammate Adam Lind for baseball’s top mark. The 37-year-old also had 11 RBI (2nd in NL), a .773 slugging percentage (6th in NL) and 17 total bases (tied for sixth in NL), and clubbed two doubles with a home run, a stolen base and four runs scored. Ramirez collected at least one hit and one RBI in each of his seven outings, including five multi-hit games, leading Milwaukee to a perfect 7-0 record for the week. On Sunday, the Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native capped his week with a 2-for-4 effort that included a run-scoring single in the top of the first, en-route to a 6-1 victory at Cincinnati. Ramirez also had two hits and an RBI in Saturday’s matchup between the two clubs. He clubbed his 10th home run of the season in Friday’s series opener at Great American Ball Park on the way to a 12-1 win, giving him double-digit home runs for the 15th consecutive season. Ramirez’s two-run double in the third inning on Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies
staked the Brew Crew to a 4-0 lead in an eventual 9-5 victory at Citizens Bank Park. He had two run-scoring singles in Tuesday’s tilt at Philly, driving in two in the top of the first and tying the game at 3-3 in the eighth in a 4-3 win. Ramirez also swiped his first base in nearly a year — just the 29th stolen base of his 18-year career. This is his fourth career NL Player of the Week honor and first since winning for the week ending July 3, 2011 while a member of the Chicago Cubs.

Other noteworthy performances last week included Pittsburgh’s Neil Walker (.464, 13 H, 2 HR, 9 RBI, .750 SLG, .516 OBP); Colorado’s Jorge De La Rosa (2-0, 1.38 ERA, 10 SO, 13.0 IP); Philadelphia’s Freddy Galvis (.481, 13 H, .533 OBP) and Cesar Hernandez (.433, 13 H, 4 RBI, 5 SB); Milwaukee’s Jonathan Lucroy (.429, 12 H, 9 R, .515 OBP) and Adam Lind (.360, 3 HR, 12 RBI, .760 SLG); Chicago’s Kyle Hendricks (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 12 SO, 13.1 IP); and Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann (2-0, 0.61 ERA, 14 SO, 14.2 IP).

In recognition of his National League Player of the Week Award, Aramis Ramirez will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.

Scooter Gennett to Give Pottery Lesson for Charity

Baseball players find many ways to kill time, whether on the road, waiting to come to Miller Park for a game or between workouts in the off-season. And while everyone finds ways to stay occupied, Scooter Gennett has a hobby that perhaps no other MLB player can claim: Throwing pottery.

Scooter loves to share his interests, and this Tuesday Kim and Brian Briesemeister will “throw clay” instead of a baseball after the pair won an exclusive pottery lesson with the Brewers second baseman. From 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. tomorrow, media are invited to come and watch as Gennett gives his best “Ghost” impression to the Briesemeister family as they will focus efforts on creating works of art to rival the great masters..

Earlier this year as part of Major League Baseball and the Brewers efforts to help raise money for LUNGevity, the team placed several different experiences up for auction.  Along with a chance to own a game-used sweater and spend some time with team’s legendary announcer Bob Uecker, the Brewers also placed a pottery experience with Scooter Gennett up for bids.

LUNGevity is an organization that helps educate and raise awareness for lung cancer. The charity has funded 110 research projects at 57 institutions in 23 states. Their research investments focus on early detection, noting that survival rates rise when cancer is detected while still localized.  LUNGevity also provides a community of empowerment, support, and hope for everyone affected by lung cancer through extensive educational resources, online peer-to-peer support and in-person survivorship programs.

Kim and Brian Briesemeister won the auction for their daughter, Rebecca.  The 13-year-old Rebecca is a huge Scooter Gennett fan and will participate with her parents.

 

For more information about LUNGevity please visit lungevity.org.  For information about the Brewers and their ongoing efforts in the community, please visit brewers.com.

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