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If you’re looking for a way to see Brewers Baseball for free next summer–and maybe even get paid to do it, then listen up: We’re hiring for the Brew Crew!
Are you outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic and confident? Do you love interacting with people? If so, we want you to join our gameday entertainment seasonal Brew Crew staff!
The Brew Crew is an integral part of the Miller Park fan experience, with job duties that directly impact our guests and their enjoyment of Brewers games. The Brew Crew also represents the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club throughout the state at mascot appearances.
As a former Brew Crew member myself, I can tell you that it is a lot of fun and a great learning experience– a perfect job for a college student!
As a member of the Brew Crew, you’ll do things such as:
- Work Klement’s Racing Sausage mascot appearances on non-gamedays
- Assist with and execute between-innings promotions
- Staff all interactive areas throughout Miller Park, including the Kids Zone, Bernie’s Terrace, and speed pitch
- Entertain fans before the game as the Klement’s Racing Sausages and their escorts
- And more!
Applicants must be available to work at least 35 games, arriving 2 hours prior to gametime and also must be available to work 15 appearances during the year. Having a flexible schedule that allows for working some or all weekday day games is a plus. Maximum of 30 hours per week. Applicants must also live in the Milwaukee area year-round in order to be considered for the Brew Crew.
Good luck! I hope to see you at Miller Park this year!
As I mentioned earlier last week, the #BREWITCHED pumpkin-carving contest is back by popular demand.
All you need to do is create a Brewers-themed pumpkin (carve it, paint it, or decorate it – it’s up to you!), take a pic and tag it on Instagram and/or Twitter using hashtag #BREWITCHED for a chance to win a Brewers prize pack.
To help you get started, we’ve even got Brewers pumpkin carving stencils available for download here on brewers.com, plus this nifty how-to video:
The expert carver who is not featured except for his hands in this video is Jeff Harding, our Director of Creative Design ＆ Strategy and Pumpkin-Carver Extraordinaire.
While I do appreciate a fun afternoon of pumpkin-carving, I’d rather leave the actual carving to Jeff and focus on my favorite part: baking (and eating!) the seeds!
Here’s my own how-to in case you need some inspiration on that end as well:
I’m pretty excited about a new feature that is debuting today across many of our social media accounts.
It’s called “What’s in the Warehouse Wednesday (with Weyer)” or simply #WarehouseWednesday.
Each week, John Weyer, our Warehouse Manager, will pull out any one of the thousands of interesting items housed in the Miller Park warehouse and discuss it on video.
Depending on the nature of the item, we may also give that item away a lucky fan, like we’re doing in this very first installment. In the event that we feature an item that we can’t give away, we’ll find something else down there that fans can win. Take a look:
Now all you have to do is go over to our Twitter account (@Brewers) and RT our #WarehouseWednesday tweet for your chance to win a 2005 copy of “Between the Lines” magazine featuring Bob Uecker on the cover. We’ll pick a winner and John will personally send out the prize!
The Miller Park warehouse is so cavernous and has so many interesting items from old giveaway items and memorabilia to Gatorade jugs and HR files that we could probably do a daily feature with John and never run out of things to talk about; however, this feature will be something exclusive to the offseason and we’ll work at finding the most interesting items to share with you each week.
Oh–and if John looks familiar to you, that’s because you may have recognized him from a cameo in one of Tim Dillard’s videos last month called “The Last Uecker Clock”:
I hope you enjoy this as much as I am!
Headed to the pumpkin patch and/or planning to carve your gourds this weekend?
You’ll want to read this first because our #BREWITCHED pumpkin-carving contest is back by popular demand!
Here’s how it works: Submit an original photo of your Brewers-themed pumpkin. Carve it, paint it, or decorate it – it’s up to you! Tag it on Instagram and/or Twitter using hashtag #BREWITCHED for a chance to win a Brewers prize pack, which will include two tickets to Brewers On Deck and a baseball signed by Wily Peralta.
We’ll be accepting entries through Monday, October 31, so you have plenty of time to get in the Brewers “spirit.” Get your pumpkin, give it a Brewers flare and take some photos. For more information and complete rules, please visit brewers.com/brewitched. We’ll select three winners in this contest.
To help you get started, we’ve even got Brewers pumpkin carving stencils available for download here on brewers.com.
In a press conference held this morning, the Milwaukee Brewers unveiled plans for a complete transformation of the food and beverage hospitality experience at Miller Park. The project will be the single largest upgrade to Miller Park by the club in every measure, from scope to financial investment, since the facility opened in 2001. The announcement was made by Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger.
The new food and beverage program is inspired by the Brewers organizational mantra to “cherish our fans,” and promises to enhance Miller Park’s status as baseball’s top entertainment destination.
“Our promise to the fans is that we will further enhance what we believe is a best-in-class entertainment experience at Miller Park, and we know that the food and beverage program is central to this,” Schlesinger said. “We are going to completely transform the food and beverage experience for 2017 throughout Miller Park, from new concession stands and bars to reimagined offerings that reflect the traditions of Wisconsin and elevate the program to an even higher level of quality.”
Schlesinger was joined in speaking at today’s press conference by John Sergi, Co-Founder and Principal at Howard & Sergi, a consultancy that focuses on the F&B hospitality experience at sports venues; and Joe Sorge, President of Hospitality Democracy, a local company that owns and operates a number of highly-acclaimed Milwaukee restaurants. The Brewers have partnered with Howard & Sergi and Hospitality Democracy, as well as concessionaire Delaware North, to reimagine everything connected to the food and beverage experience at Miller Park.
The project will be funded entirely by Brewers ownership and Delaware North.
Here’s a look at some renderings:
The initiative will feature a comprehensive rebuild of Miller Park’s food and beverage infrastructure. It will encompass an architectural redesign throughout the ballpark, including a total of 11 concession stands in the brand new “First Base Ward” and “Third Base Ward” on the Field Level and two brand-new Field Level full-service bars with a variety of MillerCoors offerings and views of the field. The construction and rebranding of new stands, which will span all seating levels of the ballpark, will leverage the rich architectural history of Milwaukee. The project will install state-of-the-art equipment in the permanent concession stands and portable locations to enhance the quality of the offerings, as well as offer 33% more points of sale for faster service.
Another exciting element of the redesign is the “Local Brews” Bar on the right field side of the Loge Level. This new gathering spot will feature an expanded beer program with 30 taps serving craft beers from across Wisconsin for fans to enjoy.
For the concession menu, the Brewers will draw on Milwaukee’s rich food traditions and burgeoning restaurant scene to expand beyond the typical ballpark fare. Hospitality Democracy is a key part of the Milwaukee dining scene; the restaurant group features many popular brands such as AJ Bombers Hamburgers, Smoke Shack Barbeque, Zaffiro’s Pizza and Holey Moley Coffee and Doughnuts. Fans will not only be able to enjoy items from these restaurants at Miller Park, they will also experience offerings that the project team collectively worked to identify with feedback from fans. Many of those items will have ties to Wisconsin culinary tradition and include Mac and Cheese, Frozen Custard, Cheese Curds, plus Tacos and a new line of All-Natural Klement’s Sausages only available at Miller Park. These items will have expanded distribution from locations on all seating levels of Miller Park.
The press conference was completed today with a ceremonial demolition of one of Miller Park’s original concession stands, and construction on the redevelopment will begin immediately.
Uihlein-Wilson Architects is serving as the project architect and Hunzinger Construction is general contractor.
Fans looking for more information about the exciting changes coming to Miller Park can visit brewers.com/concessions.
Last month, the Milwaukee Brewers announced plans for the “Give-Back Game,” an event to raise proceeds for great causes. With this initiative, ticket sales proceeds from the Brewers final home game today are being donated to charity.
Brewers fans rallied to the occasion, and the result is that four local charities will receive over $335,000 for their causes. Tickets for today’s game were sold for $10 each, and fans had the opportunity to direct which charity would receive their $10. In addition, fans were encouraged to add on to their purchases with additional funds that were added to the totals.
The four beneficiaries include the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, The MACC Fund and the Wisconsin Humane Society.
“On behalf of Mark Attanasio and everyone here at the Brewers, we appreciate how the fans stepped up and supported this initiative with tremendous passion,” said Rick Schlesinger, Brewers Chief Operating Officer. “The Give Back Game is an extension of our commitment to do something special during the last home game each year, and this was a unique opportunity to reward the fans while also raising significant funding for these four great partners.”
Based on ticket sales for today’s game, as well as where fans directed their donations, the amounts raised for each charity are as follows:
- Wisconsin Humane Society: $81,378
- Make-A-Wish Wisconsin: $76,201
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee: $65,493
- The MACC Fund: $62,172
The Wisconsin Humane Society paced the way with the most tickets sold and also the most funds raised. As a result, the organization earned a $50,000 bonus from the Brewers for a total donation of $131,378 to the cause.
Media partners in the community stepped up to help promote the effort, with each cause backed by a different media group. “Teammates” include The MACC Fund/620 WTMJ, 94-5 KTI Country and TODAY’S TMJ4; Make-A-Wish Wisconsin/FM106.1, V100.7, 97.3 NOW, 95.7 Big FM, News/Talk 1130 WISN and Big 920 Sports; Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee/FOX Sports Wisconsin; and Wisconsin Humane Society/WKLH, WHQG, WJMR and WNRG.
Also stepping up to the plate, several Milwaukee Brewers players teamed up with the four charities to help promote the game. Each player used their social media platforms tweeting with the hashtag #GiveBackGame to promote not just the entire initiative, but also their specific charity’s involvement. Partner players included Keon Broxton/Boys & Girls Clubs, Corey Knebel/Make-A-Wish, Tyler Thornburg/MACC Fund and Scooter Gennett/Wisconsin Humane Society.
The 13th Annual “Evening with Hank Aaron” was held tonight at Miller Park. This year’s program featured an exclusive pregame reception in the Aaron/Yount Rooms on Miller Park’s Terrace Level.
Along with an appearance by Hammerin’ Hank himself, guests also received hors d’oeuvres during the reception, a Field Outfield Box game ticket to tonight’s game and an authenticated, autographed item from Aaron.
Aaron spoke to guests at the event, answered questions and took photos; a great time was had by all in the presence of baseball greatness.
The special event raised funds for the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation. The foundation was created by Hank and his wife, Billye, to help children with limited opportunities and financial barriers develop their special talents and pursue their dreams. All proceeds from the evening benefit the fund and are administered locally to help children in the Milwaukee area.
Earlier this afternoon, Brewers players, coaches and members of the organization were escorted on golf carts throughout the parking lots to surprise fans with gifts as a sign of appreciation for their season-long support.
Normally, the players don’t ever get to see the lots right before game time and it’s always cool to see how impressed the guys are by the elaborate set-ups–Brewers fans certainly do tailgating better than anyone else!
As we rode around on carts, the players tossed t-shirts to fans and shook hands. I was on a cart with Brewers relievers Brent Suter, Carlos Torres and Ben Rowen along with outfielder Michael Reed. Our group had a blast tossing out the shirts and even had to get a second supply to hand out.
On the way back in to Miller Park, Suter thought he spotted Don Gorske, the McDonald’s Big Mac record holder, who was in the documentary “Super Size Me.” Gorske has eaten over 28,000 Big Macs in his lifetime.
The other guys didn’t believe Suter, so we made our driver turn around and go back.
Sure enough, it was him!
The guys had to pose for a picture:
It just goes to show you never know what might happen at Miller Park!
The players visit to the parking lots was part of Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet. All fans in attendance at tonight’s game received a 2016 Brewers team photo. Additionally, all fans are entered into a drawing for the chance to win fabulous prizes, including autographed memorabilia, gift certificates to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park and many additional prizes from team corporate sponsors (prizes subject to change). One lucky fan will win the grand prize, a 2016 Chevy Cruze.
Throughout the weekend, all fans will also receive a scratch-off card containing prizes such as free 2017 tickets, $10 food and beverage vouchers, autographed baseballs, game-used jerseys, a $250 Brewers Team Store by Majestic shopping spree and tickers for a Club Level Suite to a 2017 game. Every fan is guaranteed to win a prize.
Tomorrow’s game also coincides with the first-ever Give Back Game, a major philanthropic endeavor to raise proceeds for great causes. Nearly all proceeds from ticket sales for the Brewers final home game of the year will be donated to charity. For more information about the Give Back Game, please visit brewers.com/giveback.
Tickets for Fan Appreciation Weekend are available at the Miller Park ticket office, online at Brewers.com or by calling the Brewers ticket office at (414) 902-4000.
This weekend marks a Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity with a winter gear drive during the Brewers series against the Reds.
Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring are invited to new or gently-used winter gear items with them to Miller Park. In return for a donation of winter gear (or $5), they will receive a special Brewers player pin featuring Jimmy Nelson.
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.
The Milwaukee Brewers have announced the recipients of the 2016 Robin Yount Performance Awards, presented annually to the organization’s top Minor League performers. Right-handed pitcher Brandon Woodruff was named Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Year, and infielder Isan Diaz was named Brewers Minor League Player of the Year. Woodruff began the season with Class-A Brevard County and finished with Double-A Biloxi. Diaz spent the entire year with Class-A Wisconsin.
“Brandon and Isan have made significant strides this season which resulted in outstanding results on the field, and we’re very pleased to recognize their hard work with this honor,” said Brewers Farm Director Tom Flanagan. “Their success is not only a credit to their efforts and dedication, but to the coaches and peers who helped them along the way. We congratulate both Brandon and Isan and look forward to their continued growth and development.”
Woodruff went 14-9 with a 2.68 ERA (158ip, 47er) in 28 starts combined between Class-A Brevard County of the Florida State League and Double-A Biloxi of the Southern League. The 23-year-old struck out 173 batters, which not only led the Brewers farm system, but all of Minor League Baseball. Joining the Shuckers on May 16, Woodruff led the Southern League in WHIP (1.04), opposing batting average (.211), highest strikeout rate per nine innings pitched (9.82), fewest base runners per nine innings pitched (9.66) and was among the leaders in ERA (3rd, 3.01) and strikeouts (4th, 124). He led the organization in starts and innings pitched, which were career-highs as well.
The Brewers 11th-round selection in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of Mississippi State University, Woodruff was a midseason All-Star in the Florida State League and was named Southern League Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks during the 2016 season (July 11-17 and July 18-24). In addition, Woodruff was awarded Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors after going 3-1 with a 0.29 ERA (30.2ip, 1er), 5 walks and 42 strikeouts in July. Woodruff was signed by scout Scott Nichols.
Diaz finished his first season in the Brewers organization batting .264/.358/.469 with 34 doubles, 5 triples, 20 home runs, 75 RBI, 72 walks and 11 steals. The 20-year-old led the organization in games (135), doubles, home runs, and RBI and was second in hits (134) and walks. Diaz hit .232/.309/.370 in 67 games in the first half, before batting .296/.404/.569 in the second half. He led the Midwest League in games, home runs, extra-base hits (59), total bases (238) and was among the leaders in walks (2nd), slugging percentage (4th) and RBI (T4th). The middle-infielder set new career-highs in almost every hitting category.
The 20-year-old Diaz was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks along with RHP Chase Anderson and INF Aaron Hill in exchange for SS Jean Segura and RHP Tyler Wagner on January 30. He was named a midseason and postseason Midwest League All-Star at shortstop and was honored with the League’s Player of the Week award for July 18-24. In addition, Diaz was selected as the Brewers June Minor League Player of the Month after batting .316/.393/.579 with 14 runs, 10 doubles, 5 homers, 20 RBI, 14 walks and 3 steals in that span. Diaz was signed by scout Mike Serbalik of the Diamondbacks, who has since joined the Brewers organization.
The Brewers farm system was recently named the top-ranked system among all 30 Major League clubs by Jim Callis of MLB.com.