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Fan Appreciation Night Hits the Miller Park Parking Lots

As part of tonight’s Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet, Brewers players were escorted on golf carts throughout the parking lots to surprise fans with gifts as a way of thanking everyone for their season-long support. After batting practice, the players hopped on the carts and went for the ride.

Every Brewers player and coach handed out Brewers goodies to fans in the parking lots to show appreciation for their support. Many posed for selfies and shook hands with the fans:

Brewers players took a trip to the parking lots to engage with fans prior to tonight's game.

Brewers players took a trip to the parking lots to engage with fans prior to tonight’s game.

Will Smith, Jimmy Nelson and Matt Clark decided to start a game of bags with some fans and they even enjoyed some cookies from the group.

Will Smith and some of his teammates crashed a bags game.

Will Smith and some of his teammates crashed a bags game.

Matt Clark Jimmy Nelson

Jimmy Nelson and Matt Clark pose for a photo with a fan in the parking lot.

The gesture caught most fans by surprise as they really didn’t really expect to see Brewers players cruising through the lots on golf carts.  It was a fun treat to see the reaction of the fans when they saw the players. There were a lot of double takes! It was also fun to see the reaction of the players, some of whom had never seen the extravagant tailgating that goes on before every Brewers game.

Were you in the parking lots tonight?  Share your story with us in the comments section below!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

What Cait Ate: Salty Tootsie Roll Custard from AJ Bombers

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

-Yogi Berra

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”

- Cait

“Salty Tootsie Roll Concrete Mixer” from

AJ Bombers

During each homestand, I’ll sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.

For the final weekend of the 2014 season,  AJ Bombers is serving up the Salty Tootsie Roll Concrete Mixer for the Brewers vs. Cubs series.

tootsie

 

For this series, AJ Bombers is also serving up the Luc’s Ragin’ Cajun Burger, a fan favorite from earlier this season.

Rating:

 

3 Sausages(out of 5)

Where To Satisfy Your Craving: Fans can find AJ Bombers on the Field Level, in the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.

What about you? Do you have a favorite ballpark snack? A question about concessions? Something you’d like to see featured here? Post your comments below!

Bon Appetit!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Rank Among Top Organizations in ESPN Fan Satisfaction Rankings; Brewers Voted Fourth-Best Among MLB Teams

The results of ESPN The Magazine’s annual “Ultimate Standings: Fan Satisfaction Rankings” have been released and the Milwaukee Brewers placed fourth among 30 Major League Baseball teams and 23rd overall out of 122 professional sports franchises (MLB, NFL, NBA and the NHL). The MLB and overall rankings are the best for the Brewers since the 2009 survey.

More than 101,000 fans participated in the survey, which rated each franchise in eight categories. Fans voted the stadium experience at Miller Park as the team’s highest ranking at 10th-best among all organizations. In addition, the Brewers placed among the Top 25 in the categories of Affordability (#15), Ownership (#22) and Bang for the Buck (#22).

“The fans give us our final report card every year, and we are pleased they value the Brewers and the Miller Park experience at such a high level,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “One of our top priorities is to deliver the best fan experience in the industry, and that’s something that we focus on every day.”

The full rankings are available here.

The Brewers and Miller Park have placed among the top teams in several media and fan rankings over the past several years. Miller Park was named Wisconsin’s “Best Group Outing” by Wisconsin Meetings Magazine earlier this year. In addition, Scarborough – a marketing research company – established the Brewers as one of the top teams in Major League Baseball in terms of engaging their market. In 2012, Miller Park was deemed the best ballpark in Major League Baseball by the fans through ESPN’s “Battle of the Ballparks.”

 

 

BREWERS EXTEND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTS WITH DOUBLE-A BILOXI AND CLASS-A BREVARD COUNTY

Today we announced a four-year player development contract extension with Double-A Biloxi of the Southern League through the 2018 season and a two-year PDC extension with Class-A Brevard County of the Florida State League through the 2016 season. The announcements were made by Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin.

“We are excited to extend our contracts with Biloxi and Brevard County,” said Melvin. “We look forward to working with Ken Young and his ownership group as the team relocates from Huntsville to Biloxi and into a new ballpark. The top-notch facilities will give our players the necessary tools to further develop into Major Leaguers.”

The Brewers were affiliated with the Huntsville Stars since the 1999 season. Earlier this year, a Biloxi ownership group led by Ken Young purchased the Stars. Construction of a new ballpark in Biloxi, Mississippi is underway for the 2015 season.

“We’re looking forward to bringing baseball to Biloxi and are eager for this new chapter,” said Biloxi General Manager Buck Rogers. “The Brewers are a class act organization and we can’t wait to get started in our new ballpark.”

The Brevard County Manatees recently completed their 10th season as an affiliate of the Brewers, which began with the 2005 season. The Manatees play their home games at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. They are owned and operated by Central Florida Baseball Group, LLC.

“The Manatees are thrilled to continue the great working relationship with the Milwaukee Brewers,” said Central Florida Baseball Group Chairman Dr. Tom Winters. “The entire organization is first class.”

Winner Announced in Brewers Team Store’s Back-to-School Contest

Recently, students 16 and under had the chance to enter a contest that would help them go back to school in style from the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park by submitting a photo of themselves wearing Brewers gear along with a 100-word-or-less essay on “Why I Am the Most Passionate Brewers Fan.”

We received many great entries, but after much deliberation, five finalists will be chosen and Scooter Gennett was called in to help choose the Grand Prize Winner: Drew Kallie from Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Drew is in the second grade and submitted the following essay, drawing and photograph:

Drew Kallie 2

 

Drew Kallie

 

Drew Kallie

As Grand Prize winner, Drew received a $250 shopping spree to the Brewers Team Store, Brewers school supplies and six tickets to today’s game, where he took part in a special pregame presentation on the field:

Drew Kallie

The four runners-up were as follows:

Adam Bruss from Brown Deer, WI

Natalie Jentz from Platteville, WI

Siarah Ortiz from Waukesha, WI

Isie Woodford from Pewaukee, WI

Take a look at those entries here:

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They will each receive a $100 shopping spree to the Brewers Team Store and Brewers school supplies.

Congratulations and good luck at school this year!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Our Dog Has His Day: Wisconsin Humane Society Day at Miller Park

It’s Wisconsin Humane Society Day here at Miller Park, all thanks to Hank, the famous Ballpark Pup who first appeared at Brewers Spring Training camp on February 17, the day of the first workout for pitchers and catchers.

Since that day when he immediately captured the hearts of everyone at Maryvale Baseball Park, as well as pet-lovers across the world, we have worked closely with the Wisconsin Humane Society on both the care for and events involving Hank, raising awareness and funds for the organization along the way.

We are pleased to honor this great organization by hosting many special festivities at the ballpark.

Tonight, all fans in attendance at the game received a “BobbleHank,” in partnership with West Bend Mutual Insurance, and a portion of the proceeds from tickets sales for the game were donated to the Wisconsin Humane Society’s “Hank Fund,” a pool that benefits stray animals in their care transferred from the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, as well as stray animals at the WHS Ozaukee and Racine Campuses. Brewers players have stepped forward and contributed to the fund as well.

Hank Bobble

Then, Brewers Community Foundation presented a $130,000 check to the Wisconsin Humane Society in an on-field, pre-game ceremony featuring Hank, the “Ballpark Pup.” The donation was raised from sales of Hank merchandise items in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic, as well as donations from fans at Hank’s various appearances. Twenty percent of the retail sales from all Hank-related items benefit the Wisconsin Humane Society’s “Hank Fund.”

Hank Check

During the game, the Wisconsin Humane Society as well as the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) each have an information table located on the Field Level Concourse, and the two organizations also have adoptable dogs for fans to visit in the right field corner (also the Field Level Concourse).

During the entire three game series against the Cincinnati Reds, Brewers Community Foundation invites fans to drop off items for animal shelters during the Foundation’s Drive for Charity. Items that will be collected include canned or dry puppy, dog, cat and kitten food; dog and cat toys (no stuffed toys, please); dog and cat treats; dog harnesses; cat litter; towels; and stainless steel food and water bowls.  While supplies last, fans that donate an item or make a $5 contribution will receive a collectible pin featuring, Hank.  Donation tables and bins will be located at the Hot Corner, the Right Field Gate, and next to the Field Level Guest Relations near the Home Plate Gate. They will be available from gate opening through the second inning.

Drive for Charity

 

Also, the newest Brewers mascot, a Hank-themed “walkabout,” made its debut. The mascot is mingling with fans on the concourses tonight and will be at future Brewers home games.

HANK MASCOT

He also made an appearance in the Brewers TV Booth:

Hank the (actual) dog also appeared in the Sausage Race in the middle of the 6th inning:

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In addition, the Brewers Team Store introduced the latest Hank item: a Hank watch from Modify Watches. Modify Watches are fun and colorful timepieces featuring mix-and-match faces and straps. Custom combinations mean you can build the perfect “Mods” to match your style, fit your mood and support the Crew.

Hank Dog Watch

Earlier this week, we also announced that a new children’s book, “Hank, The Ballpark Pup” will be released on Thursday at the Brewers Team Store.

Thanks to all 45, 205 of you who came out for Wisconsin Humane Society Day at Miller Park!

We’re happy that Hank’s story can brighten everyone’s day, and also greatly benefit other animals who are stray, homeless or have other needs along the way.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

2014 Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music: September Call-Up Edition

It’s been awhile since we’ve updated the walk-up/at-bat and entrance songs of the 2014 Brewers. We’ve had quite a few September Call-Ups recently, so we thought we’d send out an updated list.

A player can change his song day to day, but here is the most current list:

Walk-Up/At-Bat Music

Braun – “We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa

Clark – “Check Yo Self” Remix by Ice Cube

Davis – “Clint Eastwood” by Gorillaz

Estrada – “Bodies” by Drowning Pool

Fiers – “Og Bobby Johnson” by Que

Figaro – “Work hard play hard” by Wiz Khalifa

Gallardo – “My Time” by Fabolous

Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac

Gennett – “Tell the World” by Lecrae

Gomez – “Creeme A Mi” by Jay the Prince 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

Rogers – “Let it Rock” by Kevin Rudolf

Schafer – “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison

Segura – “Llevate De Mi” by El Alfa

Weeks – “Trophies” by Drake

 

Pitching Entrance Music

Duke – “Outsiders” by Eric Church

Estrada – “Bodies” by Drowning Pool

Fiers – The Saw Theme Song

Figaro – “Work hard play hard” by Wiz Khalifa

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

Wang – “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” by Wang Chung

Wooten – “Raise Up” by Petey Pablo

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?

-CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

What Cait Ate: Buckeye Custard from AJ Bombers

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

-Yogi Berra

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”

- Cait

“Buckeye Concrete Mixer” from

AJ Bombers

During each homestand, I’ll sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.

Tonight, to kick off this three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds, AJ Bombers is serving up the Buckeye Concrete Mixer at Miller Park.

Buckeye

Who doesn’t love honey peanut butter chocolate chunk?

Want something extra sweet? Be sure to “check-in” via the free MLB.com At The Ballpark App for a special 2-for-1 custard offer this homestand!

Rating:

 

3 Sausages(out of 5)

Where To Satisfy Your Craving: Fans can find AJ Bombers on the Field Level, in the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.

What about you? Do you have a favorite ballpark snack? A question about concessions? Something you’d like to see featured here? Post your comments below!

Bon Appetit!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Chase Rice Visits Miller Park

In town for a show tonight, country music star Chase Rice paid a visit to Miller Park this afternoon where he took a tour of the ballpark and had the chance to take a little batting practice from assistant coach Joe Crawford.

He is best known for his song “Ready Set Roll” and also co-wrote the number one single performed by Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise.”

Chase  told me that he’s had the opportunity to stop at quite a few ballparks and stadiums on his tour.A college football player during his time at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he’s a very athletic guy and had some fun in the cage.

We have a lot of country music fans on the Brewers roster this season and a few of them had the chance to hang out with him for a bit, including Will Smith, Zach Duke and fellow former Tar Heel, Rob Wooten:

Chase Rice

 

Thanks to Chase and his crew for swinging by. We hope you enjoyed your time with us–have a great show tonight!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

 

 

What Cait Ate: Key Lime Pie Custard from AJ Bombers

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

-Yogi Berra

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”

- Cait

“Key Lime Pie Concrete Mixer “from

AJ Bombers

During each homestand, I’ll sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.

Tonight, to kick off a four-game series against the Miami Marlins & AJ Bombers is serving up the Key Lime Pie Concrete Mixer at Miller Park.

Key Lime Pie

Fall is upon us, but take one spoonful of this sweet and tangy key lime pie custard mixed with shortbread cookies and you’ll be transported to a beach in Florida, listening to Kenny Chesney in the background singing “my my my my key lime pie.”

Want something extra sweet? Be sure to “check-in” via the free MLB.com At The Ballpark App for a special 2-for-1 custard offer this homestand!

Rating:

 

3 Sausages(out of 5)

Where To Satisfy Your Craving: Fans can find AJ Bombers on the Field Level, in the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.

What about you? Do you have a favorite ballpark snack? A question about concessions? Something you’d like to see featured here? Post your comments below!

Bon Appetit!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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