Former Brewers slugger Gorman Thomas will introduce his brand new condiment, “Stormin’ Gorman’s B.B.Q. Sauce,” beginning on Monday, August 3 at Miller Park. Thomas, who hit 208 home runs with the Brewers, created the new sauce with a unique flavor, and it will be available at two Miller Park Smokehouse locations.
The sauce will be launched at the Smokehouse portable stations at Miller Park beginning on Monday. The stations are located on the Field and Loge Levels.
Thomas will meet with fans at the Field Level Smokehouse on Monday from 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday at the Loge Level Smokehouse from 6-8 p.m. There he will take pictures, greet fans and chat with fellow B.B.Q. lovers and baseball fans.
As part of the Brewers’ Beyond the Diamond program, pitcher Neal Cotts and Coach Joe Crawford visited The Next Door Foundation today to read books to kids. The duo entertained kids in the brand new Rookie Training Room, which was sponsored by Brewers Community Foundation and the Brewers Wives.
The Next Door Foundation is an education and social service center, working with Milwaukee children and families to help build the educational and life skills they need to succeed. Their mission is to support the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional development of children so they become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.
For more information about the Beyond the Diamond program, please visit Brewers.com.
During tonight’s pregame ceremonies, we presented a special stroke symptom awareness event, “Strike Out Stroke”
Strike Out Stroke was born out of the non-profit organization, Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp. Stroke Camps began 10 years ago by Marylee Nunley and her husband John, a stroke survivor, who recognized the need for a weekend of relaxation, pampering, support, and camaraderie for stroke survivors, their families, and their care-givers. Since Stroke Camps humble beginning 10 years ago, it has grown to reach 12 states and continues to grow every camp season.
Through their work, Marylee and Larry Schaer, another Camp founder, found there was a great need in stroke education across the country, and thus the idea for Strike Out Stroke was born five years ago. The simple mission of Strike Out Stroke is to spread the F.A.S.T message across the country and greatly increase the number of stroke survivors who get to the hospital in time to get life-saving treatment. Strike Out Stroke continues to grow every summer, reaching over 20 professional baseball markets along with planning and creating new stroke awareness campaign across the country.
Stroke is an emergency, a brain attack cutting off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain, and 800,000 strokes will occur in the United States this year. It is the number one cause of adult disability and the fourth leading cause of death. Stroke can happen to young and old.
We were honored to have stroke survivors from our community join us tonight.
Tom Pfeifer, now 71, was 58 at the time of his stroke. At the time, he was the director of Wisconsin Workforce Development. Unable to walk or talk after his stroke, with great determination and perseverance, Tom is now living independently. He is a huge sports fan and was honored to be on the field with his beloved Brew Crew.
Michelle Nelson was only 33 when she was struck by the first of her three strokes. Unable to return to her job in the paper mills following these devastating strokes, Michelle visits rehabilitation centers regularly to help other sin recovery and brings her dogs along to share the joy they bring nursing home residents.
Joe Romensco suffered a stroke at age 48. An avid bicyclist, Joe had just completed a 100-mile bike tour when he had his stroke. Following concentrated months of physical, occupational and speech therapy, today Joe is an active volunteer, helping other survivors experience freedom through adapative cycling.
Finally, Alan Schoenwetter, a stroke survivor who has overcome complete paralysis of his left side, was on hand to throw out tonight’s ceremonial first pitch as a representative of Strike Out Stroke.
For players, the song they choose for their walk-up or entrance music is often an important decision. What brief part of a song is going to send a message to the fans—and what do I want that message to be? Do I keep the same song that I had last year? What’s the hit that is going to produce the most hits? Is it a superstitious thing, do I want fans to sing along, or do I just use my favorite song right now?
If you’re like me and you’re attuned to the tunes, you probably enjoy seeing this list each year—and updating your iPod playlists accordingly.
DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free 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 Ballpark–and you can even download it right there! No Shazam necessary!
2015 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC
Braun – “All Day” by Kanye West
Davis –“Choices” by E-40
“Chin Check” by N.W.A
Fiers – “Og Bobby Johnson” by Que
Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac
Gennett – “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin
Gomez, Carlos –“U Mad” by Vic Mensa and Kanye West
“X Gon’ Give It To Ya” by DMX
Gomez, Hector – “Ratata Ta Ta” by Omega El Fuerte
Lind – “I Could Be The One” by Avicii vs. Nicky Romero
“Miami 2 Ibiza” by Swedish House Mafia & Tinie Tempah
Lohse – “Next Episode” by Dr. Dre
Lucroy – “Darkest Part” by Red
Maldonado – “Warriors” by Cosculluela
“Callejero” by Don Omar
Nelson – “10 Bands” by Drake
Parra – “Bravo de Verdad” by Oscar D’Leon
Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala
Perez –“El Sonidito” by Hechizeros Band
Peterson – “A New Day” from the WWE group, A New Day
Segura – “Que se Mueran de Envidia” by Daddy Yankee ft Paramba
2015 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC
Cotts – “Perfect Insanity” by Disturbed
Fiers – The Saw Theme Song
Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac
Jeffress – “Flex” by Rich Homie
Knebel – “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits
Lohse – “R.I.C.O” by Meek Mill
Nelson – “Wings of Icarus” by Celldweller
Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala
Rodriguez – “Sandunqueoso” by Tego Cableron
Smith –“Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory
The song played after wins this season is “The Days” by Avicii.
And, in case you weren’t aware, in addition to 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?
The jersey was updated for 2015 and features Majestic’s Cool Base material which offers moisture wicking, better breathability and additional stretch for fans.
Get your Cool Base jersey in time for National Jersey Day on May 29 and sport the new jersey at Miller Park when cheering on the home team.
This offer is available at any of the four Brewers Team Store locations at Miller Park.
Brewers Community Foundation is hosting its annual “Team Smile” event at Miller Park today. In partnership with Delta Dental, approximately 300 children from Boys & Girls Club and Journey House 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. In addition, there will be special appearances from the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages and Bernie Brewer.
This is the sixth year that Brewers Community Foundation will partner with “Team Smile” to provide dental care to children in the Milwaukee area.
TeamSmile is a non-profit organization that has created partnerships with professional sports teams, local dentists, dental organizations, dental schools, and area volunteers to help promote the importance of dental care. This event is funded by Brewers Community Foundation and Delta Dental.
This summer, we’ve offered you a plethora of opportunities to run in, around and through Miller Park.
From the Brewers Community Foundation’s Famous Racing Sausages 5k Run/Walk which was held earlier this month to the Brewers Mini-Marathon +10K in September, there’s something for athletes of every level.
And, speaking of the Brewers Mini-Marathon + 10K, you have until this Friday (July 31) to sign up and save on the registration fee.
And, if you’re on the fence and concerned you won’t be ready in time, don’t fear. Thanks to Performance Running Outfitters (PRO), our official training partner of the Brewers Mini-Marathon + 10K, we’ve got training programs designed to help you hit your stride.
Performance Running Outfitters is locally owned by Trae and Jessica Hoepner, who together we have over 20 years of coaching and 30 years of running expertise. Once again, PRO is offering two different training programs, one to help you train for the Brewers Mini-Marathon (13.1) miles and another to help you tackle the 10K distance.
While the Brewers Mini training program is already underway, you still have until this Saturday (August 1) to sign up for the Brewers 10K Training Program, which begin at PRO’s locations in Brookfield and Shorewood.Here’s what that entails:
Brewers 10K Training Program
The Get Fit 10k program is geared towards the moderately fit runner, former runner, or beginning runner who has already finished a 5k and wants more of a challenge with weekly motivation. This is a progressive course which will focus on completing a longer distance each week. Performance Running Outfitters will provide a training program, weekly emails with motivation and necessary information for runners.
It is recommended that you can run a 5k before beginning this program and have an “ok” from a medical professional with a clean bill of health. The program will begin on Monday, August 3 (Shorewood) or Tuesday, August 4 (Brookfield) and meet for 8 weeks. Runners looking for additional group support are encouraged to attend PRO’s Thursday fun runs.
For a $75 fee (which does not include race registration), program participants will receive:
- Tech Tee and Running Socks
- Weekly emails with advice from coach
- PRO Coupon – 20% OFF
- Video gait analysis with footwear recommendation
- Seminars on cadence & speed, nutrition & hydration, etc.
This year’s training program is also supported by Turbana. They are providing training tips relating to hydration and nutrition in weekly newsletters as well as coupons for runners to save on bananas at their local Sendik’s store.
“It’s all about getting knowledge and information to help you become a smart and healthy runner,” said Micaela, one of PRO’s friendly folks who helps run the program.
“Most people are more successful in a group setting. It’s all about camaraderie and having fun while you’re out there. Training by yourself can become mundane, especially in the summer when it’s hot out. Here, we have new topics every week. We cover everything from hydration and nutrition to proper running form to good shoes, etc., so the goal in the end is to prepare them to run the race, so they also have a good mindset of what they’re getting into.”
Michaela says the folks who participate in the program run the gamut from beginners to people who participate every year because they like the camaraderie and accountability.
For more information, or to register for this program, click here. You can also register in person at one of the PRO locations.
Speaking of training… you can now pick up these special “in training” shirts,, along with official Brewers Mini +10k hoodies, new ½ zips and other merchandise at BrewersMini.com. Items may also be available at packet pick-up on September 24 and 25, while supplies last.
Running not your thing? Don’t forget we’ve got our “Hitting 4 the Cycle” Bike to Miller Park event coming up in less than two weeks!
Brewers Community Foundation (BCF)’s “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike to the ballpark event is less than two weeks away!
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, 83, 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.
Also, just announced: Packet Pick-Up is confirmed for Tuesday, August 4 from 11am-2pm or 4-7p, at 88Nine Radio in downtown Milwaukee (220 E. Pittsburgh Avenue). You may also pick up your packet day of ride.
Learn more and sign up now at brewers.com/bcf.
Today we announced the return of the popular one-day promotion, “No Fee Friday.” To show our appreciation for our fans, tomorrow, the Brewers will cover the cost of all ticket transaction fees for online and phone orders placed between 9 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. CT.
The one-day promotion is valid for any remaining 2015 regular season games at Miller Park.
There are 32 home games remaining on the Brewers’ regular season schedule, and fans can purchase tickets to any of them without having to pay transaction fees. The offer is only valid this Friday, between 9 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. For instance, if a fan purchases two tickets for the game on Saturday, September 19 against the Cincinnati Reds, the fees associated with those tickets would be covered by the Brewers – as long as they are purchased this Friday.
Several great matchups remain on the Brewers schedule. Tickets are still available for popular promotions including Free-Shirt Fridays, six All-Fan Giveaways, the last instalment of the Brewers Postgame Concert Series presented by Miller Lite featuring the Goo Goo Dolls and weekend matchups against division rivals the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.
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 and no refunds/exchanges will be awarded. The “No Fee Friday” promotion cannot be combined with any discounted or special offers.
The Brewers Community Achievers Program recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community.
This month’s honoree is Tammy Conforti. Tammy was recognized on the field prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Indians game at Miller Park and also threw out a first pitch.
Tammy is the founder and President of The Kenosha Dream Playground Project. Tammy has worked as a teaching assistant for children with special needs in the Kenosha Unified School District for the past 16 years. She became inspired to start this project after seeing a handicap-accessible swing while on vacation in South Dakota. Upon her return from that vacation, she started on her quest with a mere $300 of her own funds from her craft sales that she was saving for a trip to Hawaii.
Tammy has been advocating and educating for a fully inclusive and handicap-accessible playground in Kenosha for the past three years. She regularly speaks at meetings of the Kenosha Parks Commission and Common Council to share her vision. She formed a committee of area residents to help her spread the word on the need for an accessible inclusive play area and organized a public/private partnership with the City of Kenosha and the Kenosha Achievement Center. Tammy has presented her vision at numerous schools, churches and community service organizations in Southeastern Wisconsin. In just under three years, Tammy has raised over one million dollars and her dream will become a reality this September as the Kenosha Dream Playground will be built by volunteers in a community build.
Thank you, Tammy for your perseverance and hard work 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.
All adults and school-aged children throughout the state of Wisconsin are eligible to participate in the Community Achievers Award program.