Brewers Community Foundation is hosting its annual “Team Smile” event at Miller Park today. In partnership with Delta Dental, approximately 300 children from Our Next Generation and COA Youth and Family Centers will receive full dental care.
Through this program, children receive free oral health education, dental screenings, dental treatment if needed, teeth cleanings and education on how the mouth and body are linked for overall health.
This is the fifth year that Brewers Community Foundation will partner with “Team Smile” to provide dental care to children in the Milwaukee area. The event will take place in the Johnson Controls Stadium Club on the Club Level at Miller Park. In addition, there will be special appearances from the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages and Bernie Brewer.
TeamSmile® is a 501C nonprofit dental organization, whose mission is to create connections between children’s service groups, dental professionals, professional sports organizations and their athletes. Together, we can provide underserved children in need, a life changing dental experience in which the excitement and allure of high profile sports reinforces the value of a life-long commitment to dental health care. Each child in our program is provided with free preventative care and education, and if necessary dental treatment.
New this year at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park are the “Bobbles of the Month,” special, limited-edition bobbles that you can’t find anywhere else.
Each bobble we’ve had so far has been featured in a very unique pose. So far, we’ve had the Brat grilling (April), the Polish sliding down Bernie’s slide (May), Bernie riding a motorcycle (June), and Italian scaling the Miller Park rock climbing wall in the Dew Deck (July).
New for August, we’ve got Hot Dog and Chorizo sitting in the giant glove from the Power Playground at Miller Park:
These bobbles retail for $89 and are sold exclusively at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park.
And you’ll want to hurry as once they’re gone, we won’t be getting any new shipments.
In preparing for the possibility of October baseball, the Brewers are now offering four options to secure tickets to Brewers Postseason games at Miller Park.
“The demand for Postseason tickets in 2008 and 2011 far exceeded the supply, and we expect that to be repeated this year,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “While current Season Seat Holders already have guaranteed rights to Postseason tickets, we are now offering a limited opportunity for all fans to purchase tickets and secure their seats in Miller Park for October.”
1) The first option is for fans to purchase a 10-Game Fan’s Choice Plan for the 2014 season and place a full season deposit for 2015. Fans who select this option will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets to ALL 2014 Postseason games at Miller Park, including the World Series. Fans would select their desired seating category for the 2015 season and submit a deposit to qualify. The cost of the 10-Pack plus the required deposit for Field Level is $1,920 per seat and Loge/Club Level is $1,340 per seat.
2) The second option is for fans to purchase a 10-Game Fan’s Choice Plan for the 2014 season and place a 20-Game deposit for the 2015 season. Those who choose this option will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets to all Wild Card, NLDS and NLCS games at Miller Park. Fans would select the desired seating category for the 2015 season and submit a deposit to qualify. The cost of the 10-Pack plus the required deposit for Field Level is $920 per seat, Loge/Club Level is $740 per seat and Terrace Level is $430 per seat. Note – only 20-Game set plans are available for 2015 through these deposits (no Fan’s Choice Plans).
After Sunday, August 24, the 10-Game Fan’s Choice for 2014 is no longer available and the deposit amounts for 2015 Full-Season and 20-Game Plans increase.
3) As a third option, fans can put a full season deposit down for 2015 (after August 24). Fans who select this option will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets to ALL 2014 Postseason games at Miller Park. The required deposit per seat is $3,000 for Field Level, $2,000 for Loge/Club Level, and $1,000 for Terrace Box seating.
4) The fourth option is to place a 20-Game deposit for the 2015 season (after August 24). Fans who select this option will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets to all Wild Card, NLDS and NLCS games at Miller Park. The required deposit per seat is $800 for Field Level, $600 for Loge/Club Level, and $300 for Terrace Level. Note – only 20-Game set plans are available for 2015 through these deposits (no Fan’s Choice Plans).
Fans interested in these options can visit Brewers.com or call 414-902-4487 (HITS). There are 19 regular season games remaining on the home schedule, including three All-Fan bobblehead dates and Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet on Saturday, September 27.
The Milwaukee Brewers have announced a four-year player development contract extension with the Rookie Helena Brewers of the Pioneer League through the 2018 season.
“Our affiliation with the Helena Brewers has been very positive and we’re excited to extend our player development contract with the franchise,” said Brewers Vice President – Assistant General Manager Gord Ash. “Many players on our big league roster started their professional careers at Helena, where they developed and honed their skills to play at the Major League level.”
Ryan Braun, Khris Davis, Mike Fiers, Jonathan Lucroy, Jimmy Nelson and Tyler Thornburg each began their professional baseball careers with the Helena Brewers. Wily Peralta played the majority of the 2008 season at Helena.
“The Brewers have been flexible and appreciative of the efforts that we make, and I believe that the long relationship over the years has made this the best partnership it has ever been,” said Helena Brewers President/General Manager Paul Fetz. “We know each other, we know what to expect and we work well together. There is a mutual respect. When I went to Spring Training a few years ago I really felt a part of the organization. I wasn’t just some executive from the outside.”
Last season, Helena advanced to the Pioneer League championship and finished a win away from claiming the league title, dropping a best-of-three series to Idaho Falls. Helena won the Pioneer League title in 2010, the franchise’s first championship since 1996 (won back-to-back championships as a Brewers affiliate from 1995-96).
The Helena Brewers are located in Helena, Montana and have been a Brewers rookie affiliate since the 2003 season. Helena was also a Milwaukee farm team from 1985 through 2000.
Wish St. Paddy’s Day came more than once a year? You’re in luck because Wednesday, September 10 is Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day at Miller Park.
The Brewers take on the Marlins, and not only can you save some green on tickets, but as luck would have it, all fans who purchase a Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day ticket package will receive a limited-edition Brewers green knit beanie.
Tickets are available in the Loge Bleachers for just $17. Reserve your spot today at brewers.com/specialevents.
It’s been awhile since we’ve updated the walk-up/at-bat and entrance songs of the 2014 Brewers. A player can change his song day to day, but here is the most current list:
Braun – “We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa
Davis – “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It” by Ice Cube
Estrada – “Bodies” by Drowning Pool
Fiers – “Bulls on Parade” by Rage Against the Machine
Gallardo – “My Time” by Fabolous
Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac
Gennett – “Tell the World” by Lecrae
Gomez – “Del Envidioso me rio” by Arcangel ft. Jose Reyes
“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson
Gorzelanny –“When the Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin
Herrera – “Las Ausipas” and “Solado” by Juan Luis Guerra
Lohse – “Next Episode” by Dr. Dre
Lucroy – “With Me Now” by the Blacklite District
Maldonado – “Watch Out for this” by Major Lazer
“Odio (Remix)” by Baby Rasta
Nelson – “Fix Me” by 10 Years
Overbay – “Given to Fly” by Pearl Jam
“Break Away” by CFO$
Parra – “Como Yo” by Juan Magan
Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala
Ramirez – None (at his request)
Reynolds – Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen
Segura – “Suelta ese Tipo en Banda” by El Alfa & Don Miguel
Weeks – “Trophies” by Drake
Pitching Entrance Music
Duke – “Outsiders” by Eric Church
Estrada – “Bodies” by Drowning Pool
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
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?
Today we announced a one-day promotion known as “No Fee Friday,” which features the Brewers covering the cost of all ticket transaction fees for online and phone orders placed tomorrow, Friday, August 15 between 9 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. CT.
The one-day promotion is valid for any remaining 2014 regular season games at Miller Park.
There are 19 home games remaining on the Brewers regular-season schedule, and fans can purchase tickets to any of them and not be charged with transaction fees. But the offer is only valid this Friday. For instance, if a fan purchases two tickets for the game on Saturday, September 6 against the St. Louis Cardinals, the fees associated with those tickets would be covered by the Brewers – as long as they are purchased tomorrow.
Upcoming games include an Interleague matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays and a three-game weekend series vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on the team’s next homestand from August 19-24. September’s schedule features an 11-game homestand against the St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds from September 4 – 14. The team closes the regular season schedule with a three-game weekend set against the Chicago Cubs from September 26 – 28. A variety of giveaways, including three All-Fan bobblehead dates, remain on the schedule, along with Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet on September 27.
Tickets can be purchased to any remaining Brewers home games by calling (414) 902-4000, online at Brewers.com or by visiting the Miller Park ticket windows. All tickets are subject to availability. No refunds/exchanges. The “No Fee Friday” promotion cannot be combined with any discounted or special offers.
To raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research and prevention, the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and thousands of Brewers fans are joining forces for a placard display that will “Pink Out Miller Park.”
On Saturday, September 6, the Milwaukee Brewers will face the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park at 6:10 p.m. Each fan attending the game will have a specially-designed card affixed to their seat, and at the end of the 4th inning, they will hold them up to form a giant image in the ballpark. The image (rendering attached) will turn the ballpark into a sea of pink and white, including ribbons that have become synonymous with efforts related to breast cancer research and awareness.
“The Journal Sentinel approached us with this concept recently, and we recognized immediately that it would be a great way to cap our many efforts related to breast cancer research, prevention and treatment,” said Milwaukee Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “Nearly everyone has been impacted by this disease, and we are grateful to be involved in what we know will be a memorable and impactful event.”
“Pink Out Miller Park” is presented by Boston Store. Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin is the supporting sponsor.
Prior to the game, there will be many other related events occurring, including the following:
- Brewers President – Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin and his wife, Ellen, will do a check presentation of funds that were raised through their donations and a personal campaign. Proceeds benefit After Breast Cancer Diagnosis – ABCD, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
- There will be an on-field presentation recognizing Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin for their efforts to defeat breast cancer.
- The Ceremonial 1st Pitch will be tossed by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Publisher Betsy Brenner, a breast cancer survivor.
- Breast cancer survivors will take the field with our starting lineup and stand with the players for the national anthem.
- A donation from Brewers Community Foundation will be made to support related charities.
“Journal Sentinel is proud to partner with the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Store, Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center and After Breast Cancer Diagnosis to bring this historic ‘Pink Out’ to Miller Park and to Milwaukee,” Brenner said. “It’s a very visible demonstration of our shared commitment to end breast cancer in our lifetimes – and our support of the women and families who battle this disease every day.”
In addition, fans can contribute to the cause through several on-site fundraising opportunities. Proceeds from the following initiatives will all go toward After Breast Cancer Diagnosis – ABCD and the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center:
- A raffle will be held on the Field Level Concourse. Prizes will feature a ceremonial first pitch before a 2015 Brewers game, a spot in a Mini Famous Racing Sausages race, an opportunity to watch batting practice from the field, and more.
- Pink hankies will be sold outside of Miller Park.
Fans will be encouraged to help raise awareness through social media, using the hashtag #PinkOutMillerPark.
More information is available at Brewers.com/pinkout.
Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett will appear at the Miller Park Brewers Team Store by Majestic for an autograph signing on Tuesday, August 19 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Autographs will be free, and the first 250 people in line will receive a wristband guaranteeing a signature. If time allows, additional fans will be accommodated until 1:30 p.m.
Fans will be allowed to enter through the Miller Park Hot Corner entrance at 9 a.m., and autographs will be first come, first served. There is a limit of one autograph per person and no photos will be permitted in order to accommodate as many fans as possible.
I hope you’ve had the chance to make it out here for our Free Shirt Fridays promotion this season, but if not, you’re in luck–we’ve got one more Free Shirt Friday coming up on Friday, August 22 when the Crew takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates:
This t-shirt not only looks great dry, but it also looks great drenched, as Carlos Gomez, Kyle Lohse and Jonathan Lucroy donned these t-shirts to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge the other day.
I can tell the shirts have been a hit this year, not only by attendance at these designated games, but also when I’ve been out and about and seen folks wearing these t-shirts all around the city.
From the gym and grocery store to State Fair and future Brewers games, thanks for coming out and supporting the Crew all season long and all about town!