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Get Your Free Brewers Tervis Tumblers at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic, Plus Enjoy a Sale on Bases!

As we get ready to enter the final homestand of the 2013 season, the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park is offering fans a great deal. This Friday, fans spending $150 or more at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic will receive a set of  two Brewers Tervis Tumblers FREE, while supplies last.

Brewers Tervis

In addition, starting Friday, there will be a sale on game-used bases at the Brewers Authentics Kiosk, located behind Section 111.  All bases will have a sale price of $175 each, including day-of-game bases, until Sunday, September 22, or while supplies last.

Brewers Bases

Brewers Bases

We hope to see you out here at Miller Park during this homestand!

Cheers,

–CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

Official Passport of the Milwaukee Brewers to Debut Tonight

Tonight, we are pleased to launch a new stamping experience for fans 16 and under.

Here’s how it works:

Participating fans can pick up their Official Passport of the Milwaukee Brewers presented by Southwest Airlines at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner at Miller Park – either during home games or non-game days – free of charge. Passports can also be picked up during home games at two other locations, including the Brewers Team Store at Home Plate Gate on the Field Level and the Brewers Team Store by Majestic on the Terrace Level.

Fans will be able to visit 12 different locations around Miller Park to collect stamps in their passports. Stampers will be located in designated areas on the Field Level and Terrace Level. As a daily prize, fans who gather the 25 corresponding stamps from that day’s game will win two tickets to an upcoming Brewers home game. Stamps will include the game’s starting pitcher, one relief pitcher, eight starting position players, six mascots, eight logos, and the Official Ballpark Traveler Stamp.

Fans must bring their passports to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner to redeem their prizes. The Official Ballpark Traveler Stamp will be awarded upon prize redemption. Fans will receive vouchers to redeem for tickets to Monday through Thursday non-Marquee games for the remainder of this season, or April and May games in 2014 (some restrictions may apply).

As a grand prize, once fans collect all 46 stamps and a Bonus Stamp, they must visit the Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner and fill out an entry form for a chance to win a VIP game experience. The VIP experience includes four game tickets, concession/retail vouchers, the chance to watch batting practice from the field and a game-used baseball from the game.  One grand prize winner will be drawn from eligible applicants at the end of every homestand.

Official rules are located at the Guest Relations booth on the Field Level at Miller Park.

We got our hands on one earlier today, here’s what you can expect:

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-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Autograph Signing at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic Monday

Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado will sign autographs at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic on Monday from Noon-1 p.m.  CT.

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Signing courtesy of Majestic Athletic. One autograph per person. Fans may begin lining up outside of the store at 9am. First come, first served. Sorry, no photographs.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Celebrate National Book Lover’s Day with Haudricourt’s “100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die”

Today is National Book Lover’s Day, so I thought I’d remind you of a great Brewers book that you can pick up to help you celebrate.

Earlier this season, I reviewed a new book about the Milwaukee Brewers entitled, “100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.” The book was written by Tom Haudricourt of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, with a foreword by Jim Gantner.

100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

Haudricourt, who has covered the Milwaukee Brewers and baseball for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (and Milwaukee Sentinel) since 1985, has witnessed many of these items firsthand. This is his third book about the team (he is also the author of Brewers Essential and Where Have You Gone ’82 Brewers?) and “100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die” covers everything from Brewers Baseball arriving in Milwaukee (1970) through recent triumphs such as the 2011 NLCS appearance.

You can read the full review here. The book is currently available for sale in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic and online at brewers.com. You can also follow us on Twitter for your chance to win a copy today!

Once you’re done, I’d be curious to know what you think. Did Tom leave anything out? Let me know in the comments field below.

Happy reading!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Autograph Signing at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic Today

All-Star SS Jean Segura will sign autographs at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic this afternoon from 1-2 p.m.  CT.

Jean Segura

Signing courtesy of Majestic Athletic. One autograph per person. First come, first served. Sorry, no photographs.

Please note the Kyle Lohse autograph session will be rescheduled to a later date.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

#BrewersShowIt Contest Winners Get an “Ax”-perience They’ll Never Forget

Today, the winners of our Nike #BrewersShowIt Twitter & Instagram contest got to claim their prize –a private shopping experience with Brewers pitcher John Axford at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park.

To enter, fans were simply asked to take a photo of themselves wearing their favorite Brewers Nike gear and post it to Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag#BrewersShowIt.

We had a tough time narrowing it down, but ultimately we chose our 45 winners.

Fifteen Grand and First Prize winners got to sit in on a Q&A with Ax. They also received an autographed baseball courtesy of Nike, plus two tickets to tonight’s game vs. the Phillies.

Questions covered the gamut of “What’s the fastest pitch you’ve ever thrown?” (He’s been clocked at 100 mph a couple of times); “Do you ever get hungry for a brat while out in the bullpen?” (No, they have a stash of snacks more appropriate for during a ball game with them in there during the games.); “What is your favorite ballpark (other than Miller Park)?” (PNC Park in Pittsburgh–gorgeous sightlines); and “Who was your hero growing up?” (Doug King, his first pitching coach) to questions about his tattoos and facial hair.

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Following the Q&A, those winners, plus 30 runners-up received a $50 gift card to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic and got to spend it by taking part in a private shopping experience with Ax, where he was hanging out behind the register, helping ring up and bag merchandise, taking photos, signing autographs and just generally shooting the breeze with the lucky fans.

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I talked to Grand Prize Winners Michelle and Mark Jahns from Waukesha, Wisconsin.

“I happened to see this contest on Brewers.com,” Mark told me. “I don’t go on Twitter too much, but when I saw it was a Nike contest, I knew we had a lot of Brewers Nike gear. We took a few different photos, but our favorite was the one in front of Target Field when we went to see the Brewers play the Twins last month.”

Here was their entry:

Michelle and Mark Jahns, Grand Prize winners in the #BrewersShowIt contest.

Michelle and Mark Jahns, Grand Prize winners in the #BrewersShowIt contest.

“It was cool to take part in the Q & A. I asked him about his hero growing up. It was nice to talk to a pro ball player,” Mark said of the experience.

DJ Slater was a runner-up in the contest and got to take part in the shopping experience.

“I saw info about the contest on Facebook,” said DJ, who comes to at least 20 games per year. “I have tons of Nike gear, so I thought I’d enter. I kept my photo real subtle, just showing the Nike undershirt. In fact, in my entry, I was wearing pretty much the same thing I’m wearing now.”

DJ’s entry:

DJ today:

DJ proudly shows off the Nike undershirt that helped him become a winner in the #BrewersShowIt contest.

DJ proudly shows off the Nike undershirt that helped him become a winner in the #BrewersShowIt contest.

What did DJ buy with his gift card?

“A new undershirt! They’ve changed the style slightly since I got this one, so I bought a new one,” he said.

“It was neat to meet John,” DJ said of the experience. “He was very nice and cordial, you could tell he was taking his time with everyone. They’re sports figures, but they’re still people, too.”

Everyone at the event had a great time and Ax enjoyed it as well.

“It was great,” he said. “The Q & A was fantastic and the fact that we did the shopping experience was fun.”

In fact, he has a little message for the winners:

Were you one of the winners? Tell us about your experience in the comments below or send us your photos on Twitter and/or Instagram using (of course) #BrewersShowIt.

Thanks to Nike, our folks in the Corporate Marketing & Retail Departments, the staff at the Brewers Team Store and of course, Ax for making this a fun event!

Cheers!

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Enter the #BrewersShowIt Contest to Win a Fun Shopping “Axperience”!

Beginning today, fans can enter to win a private Nike shopping experience with Brewers pitcher John Axford at the Brewers Team Store, plus tickets, autographed items and more. Read on.

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All you have to do is take a photo of yourself wearing your best Brewers Nike gear and post it to Twitter and/or Instagram using #BrewersShowIt–and that’s it, you’re entered!

Fans have until 11:59pm CT on next Wednesday, May 29 to submit their photos.

There will be 45 winners for this fun opportunity:

  • Nine Grand Prize winners will receive access to a private 20 minute meet and greet experience in the Brewers Team Store with Brewers pitcher John Axford, plus a 30 minute shopping experience on Saturday, June 8. They’ll also receive an autographed item courtesy of Nike, plus two Club Suite tickets for the Brewers vs. Phillies game that night.

 

  • Six First Place Winners will receive access to a private 20 minute meet and greet experience in the Brewers Team Store with Brewers pitcher John Axford, plus a 30 minute shopping experience on Saturday, June 8. They’ll also receive an autographed item courtesy of Nike, plus two Loge Outfield Box tickets for the Brewers vs. Phillies game that night.

 

  • Thirty Runners-Up will get a 30-minute shopping experience with John Axford in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park on Saturday, June 8, 2013.

For complete rules and details, please visit brewers.com/showit.

Good luck!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Enter Your Pet in the Brewers TAIL-Gate Contest, sponsored by West Bend

If you know me personally (or follow me on Twitter :)), you know I am a cat person. I don’t dislike dogs, it’s just that I’ve grown up with only cats my whole life and I currently own two, Crash and Cowbell. 

So, needless to say, when it came to the successful Dawg Days of Summer Promotion at Miller Park the last couple of years, I have to admit I was a little jealous of my canine-loving friends who had the perfect excuse to play dress-up with their pups.

Well, now I can no longer be cat-ty, as I’m pleased to announce that our new promotion for 2013 is the “Brewers TAIL-Gate Contest,” sponsored by West Bend and open to pets of all types.

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Fans can submit photos of their pets wearing Brewers gear, either by emailing them to mypet@brewers.com, or by bringing them in to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic. At select home games, two pet photos will be chosen to appear on the scoreboard and “compete” to see who wins by fan applause.  At the end of each month, we will showcase four winners from the previous contests and fans will then determine who that month’s winner is.  Each month’s winner will receive a $150 gift card to the Brewers Team Store. [You may also click here to view the Brewers Tail-Gate Contest Flyer.]

From the monthly finalists, the fans will vote for one grand prize winner during the game on Saturday, August 31. The winning pet will receive a $500 gift card to the Brewers Team Store, as well as an opportunity to participate in a pre-game presentation prior to an early September home game.

How does West Bend fit in? This ties in well with West Bend’s Home and Highway Policy, which provides accidental injury coverage for your pet at no additional cost to you.  Visit thesilverlining.com for details.

Entries will be featured in the Brewers Team Store throughout the season.  There is also a variety of pet merchandise sold in the team stores at Miller Park and online at brewers.com, so make sure you check it out, dress up your pet and enter the TAIL-Gate contest!

Hogan, lounging in a Miller Park seat. All he needs is some Brewers gear!

Hogan, my parents’ cat, lounging in a Miller Park seat. All he needs is some Brewers gear!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers 2013 Yearbook Available Today at Miller Park

The 2013 Milwaukee Brewers yearbook arrived at Miller Park today featuring 158 pages of beautiful Brewers photos, fun facts and historical information.  Fans can buy a copy for only $10 at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic (an absolute steal) beginning today.  The yearbook will be available for purchase at Brewers.com at a later date.  I will keep you posted on when the yearbooks will be available online.

Brewers Coordinator – Media Relations, Ken Spindler heads up the yearbook project and again did a great job with the book.  A story and photo collage on last year’s Bob Uecker statue ceremony, a recap of the 2012 season, a beefed up Player Development section with photos of every Brewers minor leaguer and family photos of current Brewers players and staff are some of the key features in the 2013 yearbook.  The book also includes a historical section that looks back at some favorite Brewers moments throughout the years.

Ryan Braun, Norichika Aoki and Yovani Gallardo are featured on the 2013 Yearbook cover.

Ryan Braun, Norichika Aoki and Yovani Gallardo are featured on the 2013 Yearbook cover.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Cait’s Summer Reading List: Reviewing Haudricourt’s “100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die”

I recently finished reading a new book about the Milwaukee Brewers entitled, “100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.” The book was written by Tom Haudricourt of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, with a foreword by Jim Gantner.

100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

Haudricourt, who has covered the Milwaukee Brewers and baseball for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (and Milwaukee Sentinel) since 1985, has witnessed many of these items firsthand. This is his third book about the team (he is also the author of Brewers Essential and Where Have You Gone ’82 Brewers?) and “100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die” covers everything from Brewers Baseball arriving in Milwaukee (1970) through recent triumphs such as the 2011 NLCS appearance.

Mixed in among seminal and paramount moments in Brewers history are funny and bizarre items, along with things that true Brewers fans find essential to the game experience, like the Famous Racing Sausages, Bernie Brewer, tailgating and more. [John is even mentioned in a sidebar within the book, how cool is that?!]

With an average of 2.5 pages dedicated to each “thing,” the book is a quick and easy read. And, although I very much like Haudricourt’s style of sports reporting, this book is a welcome departure from that objective point of view.  Instead, each item reads like its own little vignette, complete with quotes—either directly from the person or people mentioned within it, or from another source, such as a newspaper or interview at that time.

In his introduction, Haudricourt notes, “The Brewers…do not have 100 years, or even half that, of history,” which is true, with the Club in just its 44th season–but that does not mean it does not have 100 (or more) items that merited inclusion in this book. And, although I am in my eleventh season with the Club (wow, I’ve been here for one-quarter of its existence!) and I was born and raised in Milwaukee as a Brewers fan, there are still many of these key moments of Brewers history that occurred before I was born (i.e. the 1982 World Series) or when I was too young to remember (1987 Team Streak).

And then I think about all of the Brewers fans who are younger than me, or those who have moved to Milwaukee in the last few years and this is really a book that needed to be written.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan from the days of Harvey Kuenn and Paul Molitor or a new supporter of Ron Roenicke and Ryan Braun, this book contains everything Brewers fans should know, see and do in their lifetime.

In fact, I’d go so far as to say that if you want to call yourself a True Blue Brew Crew fan, you should have to read this book and be tested on the contents, the most important facts about the team, traditions and what being a Brewers fan is all about. Players should be provided with a copy when they sign their contracts. What’s that saying? In order to know where you’re going, you have to know where you’ve been? In only 44 seasons, we have a rich history and I’m confident that in the direction we’re headed, it’s only going to get richer.

I don’t want to give too much of the book away, but I can tell you that I crunched some numbers to get my personal “stats”:

  • Of the 100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, there are 14 “Things To Do” and I’ve done them all.
  • Of the 100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, there are 86 “Things to Know” and, of course, after reading the book, I now know them all, but:
    • Of the 86 “Things to Know,” I was alive for 71 of them.
    • Of those 71, I remember being aware of 46 of them at the time (i.e. some happened when I was too young or wasn’t following as closely).
    • Of those 46, 29 of them happened since I started working here (2003).
    • From there, I tried to make a list of the ones for which I was actually physically present, but it got difficult to do, so I’ll just call out a few of the more specific things mentioned that I’m proud to say I witnessed in person:
      • April 27, 2004: Chad Moeller’s Cycle
      • April 28, 2004: Brewers huge comeback win against Cincinnati Reds
      • May 16, 2004: Ben Sheets’ 18 strikeouts vs. Atlanta Braves
      • September 28, 2008: Brewers Clinch the Wild Card
      • September 23, 2011: Brewers Clinch NL Central Title

I’ve also included a photo gallery of some of the “Things” included in the book, but you’ll have to read it then come back to place which ones I’m referencing!

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The book is currently available for sale in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic and at other booksellers.

Once you’re done, I’d be curious to know what you think. Did Tom leave anything out? Let me know in the comments field below.

Finally, I’ve got a copy to give away to one lucky blog reader who is the first person to email me (johnandcait@brewers.com) with the correct answer to the following trivia question:

What team did Doug Melvin swing a massive nine-player deal with on December 1, 2003, which six players did we acquire from that trade AND what was the common name Brewers fans used to reference those collective players at the time?

UPDATE: We have a winner! Congrats to Michael from Iowa who knew that this was a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks in which the Brewers received: Wisconisn native Craig Counsell, second baseman Junior Spivey, first baseman Lyle Overbay, catcher Chad Moeller, and lefthanders Jorge De La Rosa, and Chris Capuano, players collectively known as the “Six-Pack”. [Note: I would have also accepted "Brewerbacks"!]

Happy reading!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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