MLB TO OFFER ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCES AND UNIQUE ITEMS IN AUCTION WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO CANCER RESEARCH
For the fourth consecutive year, Major League Baseball, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and the 30 Clubs have organized a Winter Meetings charity auction that includes once-in-a-lifetime baseball experiences and unique items to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. This initiative, which has raised nearly $500,000 since its inception, was inspired by the numerous employees, friends and fans of the game who have been affected by cancer.
A significant portion of the proceeds will go to Stand Up To Cancer, a longtime partner of Major League Baseball, its founding donor in 2008. In addition, this year’s auction will benefit Do It For Durrett, in honor of the late Texas Rangers ESPN.com beatwriter Richard Durrett, who passed away suddenly last year, and the YouCaring page established for Miami Marlins Sun Sentinel beatwriter Juan C. Rodriguez, who is currently battling a brain tumor.
The auction is live on MLB.com until Thursday, December 10th at 9:00 p.m. (ET). Following are some of the Brewers-related items supporters can bid on, with a full list here:
The winning bidder (and up to three young guests) will receive a 60-minute hitting clinic with batting coach Darnell Coles in the Brewers batting cages at Miller Park (up to 4 kids may participate). The group will also receive tickets to the game on a mutually agreed date and get to visit to the field for batting practice.
The winning bidder will receive an autographed, framed bat signed by 38 members of the inaugural class of the Brewers Wall of Honor. Signatures include Hall of Famers such as Hank Aaron, Robin Yount, Bob Uecker and Rollie Fingers. Only 100 of these bats were produced.
The winning bidder will receive a visit by Brewers legends Gorman Thomas and Larry Hisle and the World Famous Klement’s Racing Sausages to your own backyard home or business BBQ. Date to be mutually agreed on. The visit will be for one hour, and includes Klement’s Sausages for you to grill for your party of 25.
About Stand Up To Cancer
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about cancer prevention as well as progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C’s scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and provide expert review of research progress.
Congratulations to Brewers prospect David Denson!
Today, at Major League Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings in Nashville, TN. David was presented with the Minor League Baseball Presidential Citation Award, a special award presented by MiLB President and CEO Pat O’Conner to recognize exemplary service on behalf of Minor League Baseball.
He is the first active player in the award’s history to be honored.
Today we announced the hiring of Carlos Subero as first base/infield coach and Jason Lane as coach. The announcement was made by General Manager David Stearns at Major League Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings in Nashville, TN. The now completed 2016 coaching staff includes Subero, Lane, Darnell Coles (hitting coach), Derek Johnson (pitching coach), Pat Murphy (bench coach), Ed Sedar (third base coach) and Lee Tunnell (bullpen coach). All but Coles, Sedar and Tunnell are new to the staff.
Subero, 43, joins the Major League coaching staff after spending the last two seasons as manager at the Double-A level in the Brewers organization. He guided the Biloxi Shuckers to a Southern League Championship Series appearance in 2015, a season after leading the Huntsville Stars to a postseason berth. The Shuckers were named 2015 Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America.
Prior to joining the Brewers, Subero managed five seasons in the Dodgers organization at Class-A Inland Empire (2009), Double-A Chattanooga (2010-12) and Class-A Rancho Cucamonga (2013). He also managed in the White Sox organization at Double-A Birmingham in 2008.
Subero began his coaching career in the Rangers organization, which included two seasons as hitting coach with the Rookie Gulf Coast League Rangers (1999-2000) and seven as manager with the GCL Rangers (2001-02), Class-A Clinton (2003-05) and Class-A Bakersfield (2006-07). He owns a career managerial record of 949-973 (.494), including 78-59 (.569) at Biloxi this past season.
A former middle infielder, Subero played six seasons in the minor leagues for Kansas City (1991-94), Pittsburgh (1995) and Texas (1996).
Lane, who turns 39 on December 22, completed 17-year professional playing career in 2015, including seven seasons in the Major Leagues with Houston (2002-07) and San Diego (2007, 2014). The former outfielder was converted into a pitcher in 2012 and made his only Major League pitching appearances with the Padres in 2014, going 0-1 with a 0.87 ERA in three games, including one start (10.1ip, 7h, 1r, 1er, 0bb, 6k). He spent the 2015 season at Triple-A El Paso (San Diego) and went 10-10 with a 5.71 ERA in 28 starts.
Lane was a career .241 hitter in the Major Leagues with 61 HR and 189 RBI in 500 games. His best season came in 2005 as he batted .267 with 26 HR and 78 RBI in 145 games for the National League champion Astros.
Have you ever wanted to check out one of our All-Inclusive Areas at Miller Park, but maybe you missed out on the dates we offered individual tickets, or you weren’t part of a group outing that held their event in the space?
Well, here’s your chance.
The Group Sales department is offering an “All-Inclusive Area Tour” package, which includes tickets to five games. You’ll get to take in each of those games from a different area in the park. You’ll get to experience the Associated Bank Check Deck, ATI Club, Dew Deck, Gehl Club and Miller Lite Deck.
Each ticket also includes a complimentary buffet that begins one hour before first pitch and concludes at the end of the 6th inning as well as two complimentary beers per adult.
This fantastic deal is just $299 and makes a great holiday gift. But you’ll have to hurry. The offer ends on December 15! Click here for more details and to purchase your package.
To all the fans out there that can’t wait for the return of baseball season, we have good news for you — Brewers 2016 Spring Training tickets are on sale NOW!
You can get ready for the upcoming season by reserving your spot at all of the Brewers biggest Cactus League games this spring — including matchups against the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and World-Champion Kansas City Royals.
Surprise someone special with a trip to Spring Training this holiday season, make plans to go over Spring Break, or just take a much-needed break from Wisconsin weather in March….Whatever your reason, start planning for the preseason now and reserve your tickets at brewers.com.
Hope to see you in AZ to cheer on the #CactusCrew!
Here’s something that will make a Director of New Media very proud: Finding out that Miller Park is the top Instagrammed landmark in Wisconsin!
This news comes from a recent TIME article, which lists the Top 50 Most Instagrammed Places is America.
For the article, TIME had exclusive access to the data from Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app that boasts a user base of over 400 million. From that data, TIME was able to map out the most frequently geo-tagged spots in each of the 50 states.
As Brewers fans, we all know how gorgeous Miller Park is and how lucky we are to have it as the home of the Brewers, so I guess this news isn’t too surprising. Still, I’m also ecstatic that so many of us have taken to Instagram as a form of expression.
Thank you for making us tops; keep snapping those pics!
I hope you didn’t blow your holiday shopping budget on Black Friday and Cyber Monday because the Brewers Clubhouse Sale is coming up this weekend and they’ve got some great deals for every fan on your list.
The popular shopping event is held in the Visitors Clubhouse and will be open to the public Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. New this year, the sale will also be open on Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Today, I got a sneak peek and I’m going to share my finds with you. Think of me like your advance scout for the sale.
Two things you’ll want to take note of right off the bat:
- This year, the sale is organized primarily by SIZE, making it easier than ever before to scour the racks for the best bargains.
- There is also a new pricing system in place at the sale. Instead of items being marked with special sale stickers, instead you will see a color code on the item. These colors indicate the new discounted price. Don’t worry, it will be easy to figure out, as the color codes will be posted all around the space. The best part? This pricing starts at just $.99 for some novelty items. Yep, that’s right. There are some really great bargains this year!
Okay, let’s get to the fun stuff.
One thing you won’t be able to miss when you walk through the Visitors Clubhouse is the big table full of Player Name + Number tees (or “shirseys” as folks sometimes like to call them).
We’ve had a few roster moves over the last couple of months and the Team Store is looking to move the extra inventory. Tees featuring former players, like Carlos Gomez pictured below, are just $4.99.
But it’s not just former Brewers players tees that are discounted–you’ll also save on older style tees of current players, meaning you can score a Ryan Braun or Jean Segura tee for just $9.99.
Similarly, Sausage Name + Number tees are just $9.99 as well.
If real jerseys are more your style, then you’re also in luck!
We’ve got blank replica jerseys starting at $39.99, blank authentic jerseys starting at $75 and game-used player jerseys starting at $100. You’ll find a mix of styles, including specialty jerseys such as those worn on St. Patrick’s Day, Cerveceros Day and our Negro Leagues Tribute Game.
One cool offering at the sale this year is the ability to purchase a game-used baseball for just $15. Fans can go online and type in the authentication number and find out the story behind the baseball. I’m told that mixed in among foul balls are balls that were hit by guys like Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy.
Speaking of authentic, game-used items, the Authentics section is always one of the most popular spots at the Clubhouse Sale. They’ve got everything from balls, plaques and bats to locker nameplates, bases and hats. These items are extremely limited, so I recommend getting there as early as possible to get the best selection on these items.
Perhaps you have a fan cave at home and want to dress it up with some unique decor? We’ve got signs that have been used in the Team Store and around the ballpark available starting at $5.
There truly is something for everyone at the Brewers Clubhouse Sale, from infants to adults.
Guys: You’re going to be overwhelmed by the selection this year–they’ve got everything from t-shirts and hoodies to golf shirts and sweaters.
And don’t worry, ladies, you’re certainly not left out! Hoodies, t-shirts, tanks and more await you.
Here are a couple of things that caught my eye:
In terms of head wear, there are a plethora of Brewers caps available, starting at $9.99
ANNNNDDDD…. While you’re shopping for merchandise, you can also pick up other Brewers-themed gifts for the fans on your list, including the 2016 Brewers Kids Club Kit.
And don’t forget about Brewers Holiday 4-Packs (which come with a FREE Barrelman ornament!). Members of our Ticket Sales team will also be on hand at the event.
A few more housekeeping details:
Coupons of 10%, 20% and 30% off will be offered to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic for those spending $100, $200 and $300, respectively, at the Clubhouse Sale. These coupons may be redeemed only on the same day of purchase.
The Brewers Team Store by Majestic will feature a variety of activities during each day of the Clubhouse Sale. Fans can register to win one of four prize drawings that will be held at the Team Store each day. Prizes will include shopping sprees and special Authentic Collection packages. For those with cameras, fans can take photos with the Klement’s Famous Racing SausagesTM on December 4 from 10-11 a.m. and with Santa on December 5 from noon – 2 p.m. at the Team Store.
All shoppers can access the Clubhouse Sale by entering Miller Park at the Hot Corner entrance near the Brewers Team Store by Majestic and following the posted directions to the visiting clubhouse. Cash and credit cards will be accepted (no personal checks). Admission and parking is free.
During the offseason, the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information, contact the team store at (414) 902-4750.
Tickets for Kenny Chesney’s “Spread the Love” Tour On Sale Friday; Great Seats Available Starting at $49
On Saturday, June 18, Kenny Chesney returns to Milwaukee as part of his 2016 Spread the Love Tour. After breaking nine attendance records and selling over 1.3 million tickets on last year’s Big Revival Tour, the King of Summer is back at it again with 13 more stadiums and an even bigger lineup. He joins forces with the biggest female country artist on the planet in Miranda Lambert, “Vocal Group of the Year” Little Big Town, and 2015 breakout artist Old Dominion. Tickets for this incredible evening of entertainment will go on sale this Friday, December 4 at 9 a.m.
Sand Bar (GA Standing) $239
On-Field Seating $159
Field/Loge Outfield Seating $129
Field/Loge Infield & Club Seating $99
Terrace Box/Bleacher Seating $69
Terrace Reserved Seating $49
Fans can purchase tickets by visiting Brewers.com/Chesney, by calling 414-902-4000 or by visiting the Brewers Box Office at Miller Park. Additional per ticket fees and service charges apply. There is a limit of eight tickets per customer.
In addition, advance parking will be available for $25. Attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase parking in advance of the show as parking will not be guaranteed for purchase the day of the event. Fans can purchase parking on the day of the event for $30 until sold out.
The Knoxville, Tennessee-born Chesney has recorded numerous studio albums, including 11 that have been certified platinum. He has produced countless chart-topping singles such as “Anything But Mine,” “How Forever Feels,” “Live A Little,” “When The Sun Goes Down,” “Somewhere With You” and “Never Wanted Nothing More.” Chesney was honored by the industry when he received the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award four times (2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008). Last year, Chesney released his 16th studio album, The Big Revival. The album, which debuted at #1 on Billboard Country Airplay chart, includes smash hits “American Kids,” “Till It’s Gone” and “Wild Child.”
Lambert is the six-time reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year. The country music star and singer/songwriter earned Best Female Country Vocal Performance honors for her single “The House That Built Me” at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards and won Best Country Album for Platinum at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards this year.
Just last month, Little Big Town was named “Vocal Group of the Year” for the fourth time at the CMA Awards. The group also won Song of the Year for their hit “Girl Crush,” which was awarded to the song’s writers, Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose. Members of the group have been nominated for the award in this category every year since 2006. The same song was also named 2015 Single of the Year.
Old Dominion is a five-member band which consists of Matthew Ramsey (lead singer), Trevor Rosen (acoustic guitar, keyboards), Whit Sellers (drums), Geoff Sprung (bass guitar) and Brad Tursi (lead guitar). Their debut single, “Break Up With Him,” reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
Miller Park has played host to multiple concerts, including George Strait’s Country Music Festival (2001), N’Sync (2001), Bruce Springsteen (2003), Randy Travis (2004), Bon Jovi (2005), Kid Rock/Sugarland (2008), Farm Aid’s 25th Anniversary Concert (2010), Paul McCartney (2013), Kenny Chesney (2013) and One Direction (2015). It has also hosted numerous other non-baseball events, including international soccer matches in 2014 and 2015.
Today, Brewers Community Foundation is teaming up with Hunger Task Force and CBS 58 to help feed Milwaukee-area families in need by hosting the “Thanksgiving Drive Thru Food Drive” at Miller Park.
The drive has been in full swing since 4:30 a.m. this morning with lots of donations pouring in.
And, those who showed up not too long ago got a little surprise:
Ryan Braun came in last night from his offseason home in California to be here this morning to assist with the food collection and greet those fans making a donation.
“It’s a special time to give back a little to the community. I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the community here. Anytime you get around the holiday season, it’s just special to have a positive impact on other people. Something I’ve definitely enjoyed doing the last few years,” he said.
This is the third year in a row that Ryan has been back to Milwaukee for this event.
“It’s fun. Hunger Task Force does some amazing things in the community. Brewers Community Foundation does such a great job, just being involved and giving back and having a positive impact. Just being a part of that is something that I’ve always enjoyed and continue to have fun doing,” Ryan said.
The slugger, who also met with media this morning, says he feels good and is recovering well from the back procedure he had after this season ended.
“Just doing my rehab and physical therapy four days a week and definitely feel pretty good right now,” he said, saying that he doesn’t expect it to have much of an impact on his typical offseason training program.
Other than that, Ryan said he’s enjoyed spending time with his family, including his 14-month-old daughter Celine Elysse.
“It’s a little chaotic. My daughter is now mobile, so just chasing her around most of the time….It’s amazing. Anyone who is a parent has seen the transition, I’m sure,” he said. “Every day right now it’s a new word, it’s a new phrase, a new expression. She’s very social. We’ve got our hands full. It’s a lot of fun.”
Following today’s event, Ryan said he will travel to Utah to spend Thanksgiving with his in-laws.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, over on Snapchat, Ryan had this special message for Brewers fans today:
Food can be dropped off at Helfaer Field at Miller Park tonight until 6 p.m.
Each vehicle stopping by to donate food items will receive a Brewers bobblehead, a gift bag and other items while supplies last.
The Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Admirals today announced the continuation of the “2-Man Advantage” ticket package that was originally introduced for the 2008 season. The joint ticket opportunity is a part of the partnership established by the two teams in 2005.
The ticket package includes one “Stern & Bow” ticket to one of three Brewers promotion nights at the BMO Harris Bradley Center for an Admirals home game and one Terrace Reserved ticket to one of three select Brewers games at Miller Park during the 2016 season, all for only $22. The package is valued at $37.50. The dates available to fans for the ticket deal are as follows:
Saturday, January 9, 2016– Milwaukee Admirals vs. Iowa Wild at 7:00 p.m. –
Brewers/Admirals Ice Scraper Giveaway (First 2,500 Fans)
Brewers/Admirals Travel Coffee Mug Giveaway (First 2,500 Fans)
Brewers BuyOne, GetOne Free Ticket Voucher (All Fans)
Friday, April 29, 2016 – Milwaukee Brewers vs. Miami Marlins at 7:10 p.m.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000 or visit Brewers.com/admirals. These packages are also available by contacting the Milwaukee Admirals Ticket Office at 414-227-0550. Packages will be available beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25 at 9 a.m. and continue through Thursday, March 17, 2016.
In addition to this special ticket package, the Admirals will sport the “M” logo on their jerseys as the Brewers are the exclusive jersey sponsor of the team. Announcements during the game, dasherboard signage at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, radio spots during broadcasts and in-game promotions where fans can win Brewers prize packs are also a part of the partnership between the two clubs.
The Milwaukee Admirals are a member of the American Hockey League and are an affiliate of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League.