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Brewers Wives Support Brewers Community Foundation

The Brewers Wives play an important role in our team’s outreach efforts to support the community. This summer, they teamed up with Brewers Community Foundation to raise funds through a number of special events. The proceeds from the events supported the Salvation Army “Feed the Kids” Summer Lunch Program, The Next Door Foundation, Humane Society of Wisconsin, Wounded Warriors, After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD), Wisconsin Breast Cancer Show House, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Tonight, the Brewers Wives presented a $50,000 check to Brewers Community Foundation. They thank the fans that contributed by purchasing raffle tickets, mystery bags and attending special events.

Brewers Wives
Thank you to the Brewers Wives for your drive and dedication in support of Brewers Community Foundation and our community!

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

2014 Robin Yount Performance Awards Presented

Tonight, we honored Jimmy Nelson and Clint Coulter,  recipients of the 2014 Robin Yount Performance Awards given to the Brewers Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year.

Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke presented the awards to the athletes prior to tonight’s game.

Minor League Awards

The 2014 Minor League Pitcher of the Year is Jimmy Nelson. Jimmy spent the 2014 Season with the AAA Nashville Sounds. He posted a 10-2 record there with a 1.46 ERA in 16 starts. Opposing batters hit just .179 against him, the lowest of any starting pitcher in the league. He was named Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Month in May and June and was the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year.

 

The 2014 Minor League Player of the Year is Clint Coulter. Clint spent the 2014 season with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. In 2014, Coulter ranked among the league leaders in several offensive categories. He finished tenth in the Midwest League batting with .287 average, ranked first with 22 home runs, second in RBI with 89, first in on-base percentage at .410, second in slugging percentage at .520, fourth in runs scored with 84, third in walks drawn with 73, and fifth in extra-base hits with 53. Clint was also named to the Midwest Leagues’ Post-Season All-Star Team.

 

We also recognized area scout Shawn Whalen, responsible for signing Clint.

 

Congratulations to both Jimmy and Clint on a successful 2014 Season!

 

 

2014 Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music: September Call-Up Edition

It’s been awhile since we’ve updated the walk-up/at-bat and entrance songs of the 2014 Brewers. We’ve had quite a few September Call-Ups recently, so we thought we’d send out an updated list.

A player can change his song day to day, but here is the most current list:

Walk-Up/At-Bat Music

Braun – “We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa

Clark – “Check Yo Self” Remix by Ice Cube

Davis – “Clint Eastwood” by Gorillaz

Estrada – “Bodies” by Drowning Pool

Fiers – “Og Bobby Johnson” by Que

Figaro – “Work hard play hard” by Wiz Khalifa

Gallardo – “My Time” by Fabolous

Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac

Gennett – “Tell the World” by Lecrae

Gomez – “Creeme A Mi” by Jay the Prince ft. Jose Reyes

“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

Gorzelanny –“When the Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin

Herrera – “Las Ausipas” and “Solado” by Juan Luis Guerra

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$

Parra – “Como Yo” by Juan Magan

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Ramirez – None (at his request)

Reynolds – Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen

Rogers – “Let it Rock” by Kevin Rudolf

Schafer – “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison

Segura – “Llevate De Mi” by El Alfa

Weeks – “Trophies” by Drake

 

Pitching Entrance Music

Duke – “Outsiders” by Eric Church

Estrada – “Bodies” by Drowning Pool

Fiers – The Saw Theme Song

Figaro – “Work hard play hard” by Wiz Khalifa

Gallardo – “My Time” by Fabolous

Garza – “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” by Tupac

Gorzelanny –“When the Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin

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

Wang – “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” by Wang Chung

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

BOOK NOW, MOVIE LATER? “HANK, THE BALLPARK PUP” CHILDREN’S BOOK TO BE RELEASED ON THURSDAY

On the heels of the sold out “BobbleHank” giveaway, a new book will be released next Thursday to recap the adventures of Hank, baseball’s most celebrated canine.

“Hank, The Ballpark Pup,” written by Karen Winnick, will go on sale on Thursday, September 18 at 4 pm. The 40-page, hard-cover book was designed and illustrated by 2-Story Creative and will retail in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic for $19.95.

Hank Ballpark Pup Book Winnick

For all Hank-themed items sold by the Brewers, including the new book, 20% of the retail price will be donated to the “Hank Fund.” To date, more than $130,000 has been raised for the fund through Hank merchandise sales.

To mark the occasion of the book’s debut, Ms. Winnick and Hank will appear at the Team Store from 4:30 until 5:30 pm on Thursday. The first 75 people in line will receive a free copy of the book, as well as an opportunity to have their book signed by the author and a photo taken with Hank.

Ms. Winnick is the author and illustrator of numerous books, including “Mr. Lincoln’s Whiskers,” “Barn Sneeze,” and “Gemina, The Crooked-Neck Giraffe.” Her love of animals extends to her role as a Los Angeles Zoo Commissioner, and her poems have been published in magazines and anthologies.

 

 

 

Chase Rice Visits Miller Park

In town for a show tonight, country music star Chase Rice paid a visit to Miller Park this afternoon where he took a tour of the ballpark and had the chance to take a little batting practice from assistant coach Joe Crawford.

He is best known for his song “Ready Set Roll” and also co-wrote the number one single performed by Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise.”

Chase  told me that he’s had the opportunity to stop at quite a few ballparks and stadiums on his tour.A college football player during his time at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he’s a very athletic guy and had some fun in the cage.

We have a lot of country music fans on the Brewers roster this season and a few of them had the chance to hang out with him for a bit, including Will Smith, Zach Duke and fellow former Tar Heel, Rob Wooten:

Chase Rice

 

Thanks to Chase and his crew for swinging by. We hope you enjoyed your time with us–have a great show tonight!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

 

 

9/11: We Shall Not Forget

To commemorate 13 years since the tragedies of September 11, 2001, Major League Baseball, its Clubs and players have joined in the spirit of Baseball’s unified commitment to vow that “We Shall Not Forget” and observe September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

This remembrance is part of Baseball’s ongoing and league-wide effort to honor those whose lives were lost and affected on that tragic day.

At Miller Park tonight:

  • On-field personnel, including players, coaches and umpires, will wear an American flag patch embroidered on the side of their caps. MLB proceeds of sales of caps will be donated to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum; the Pentagon Memorial and the Flight 93 Memorial.

Flag Cap

  • Special line-up cards and base jewels will be used for tonight’s game.
  • We will mark the anniversary with a moment of silence and recognition of First Responders and Military in attendance.
  • The national anthem will be performed by Oak Creek Battalion Chief Joseph Pulvermacher and the Color Guard will be the Milwaukee Firefighters’ Honor Guard.
  • Milwaukee Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing will throw the Ceremonial First Pitch
  • We will sing “God Bless America” during the 7th inning stretch, led by Bob Kozlowski, Ret. USAF and Miller Park Guest Services staff.
  • The “We Shall Not Forget” MLB silhouetted batter logo will be displayed in the park.

911_REMEMBERANCE_LOGO_BB

You’ll also want to set your DVR. Tonight, MLB Network will re-air the “Nine Innings from Ground Zero” special developed by MLB Productions, and will also feature coverage of the day’s events throughout the League in its studio programming.

 

Zachary Sprader Interviews Carlos Gomez

Earlier this season, thanks to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, we held  Zachary Sprader Wish Day at Miller Park. Zachary came out to Miller Park for a game and received the VIP treatment with a behind-the-scenes tour of the clubhouse, the chance to meet with several Brewers players & coaches and the opportunity to meet Bob Uecker in the his radio booth.

A huge fan of the Brewers, that was truly Zachary’s wish come true.  And today, he had another cool experience–the chance to interview Carlos Gomez, thanks to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Check it out here:

Great job, Zachary–and thank you for being such a loyal fan. We’re big fans of you, too.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Brewers Community Achievers: Lila Haile

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.

This month’s honoree was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Marlins game at Miller Park.

This month’s honoree is Lia Haile.

Lila Haile

At age 10, Lia started Lia’s Hopeful Hearts Club, to help host birthday parties and special events for the kids and families at Hope House, a homeless shelter in Manitowoc. In her first week, Lia recruited three elementary school friends to join her Club.

Over the last 18 months, Lia’s Club has grown to over 600 members. Everyone is welcome to join, but must commit to one hour of their time per year to help with Lia’s Hopeful Hearts parties, projects, events and donation drives. Lia’s Club has sponsored numerous baby showers, food drives, birthday parties, ice cream socials and family movie and game nights. The Club also makes “Welcome Home Bags” for every child who first enters the door at the homeless shelter. The bags contain hygienic products, night lights for the toddlers and diapers and wipes for the infants. On top of her annual book drive and back-to-school items drive, Lia gives speeches to local schools and churches to raise awareness of homelessness in her community. Lia has touched the lives of hundreds of homeless individuals in the last 18 months. She has created more than a Club, she has initiated and established a way to bring joy and hope to the homeless families in Manitowoc.

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.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

RBI Athlete of the Month: Dylan Mercer

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 Dylan Mercer.

Dylan Mercer 2

Dylan plays many positions, catcher, third base and outfield. He is an overall outstanding athlete. Dylan is coachable, respectful, hardworking and humble. He understands the importance of teamwork and interacts positively with his teammates as well as players on the opposing team. Not only is Dylan an incredible baseball player, he prides himself on excelling academically. He maintains a 3.6 GPA at Milwaukee School of Languages.

Dylan Mercer

Thanks, Dylan, for your passion for baseball!

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 won $7500 the first four months of the season, so keep tweeting as our chances to help the local program are looking good! View the current standings at mlb.com/whiff.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Bring Pet Supplies With You This Weekend for Brewers Community Foundation’s Drive For Charity

This weekend is the final Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity for 2014, with a pet supplies drive during the Brewers series against the Reds.

Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring new pet supplies with them to Miller Park. In return, they will receive a special Brewers pin featuring Hank the Brewers Ballpark Pup.

Hank Pin

Items that will be collected include canned or dry puppy, dog, cat and kitten food; dog and cat toys (no stuffed toys, please); dog and cat treats; dog harnesses; cat litter; towels; stainless steel food and water bowls.

Fans should drop off their items from the time the gates open through the second inning of each of the games this weekend.

Fans wishing instead to make a donation of $5 can also receive the pin.

Saturday is also Wisconsin Humane Society Day at Miller PArk. All fans in attendance that night will also receive a BobbleHank.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

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