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The historic Baseball Hall of Fame Tour (We Are Baseball) is coming to Miller Park beginning this Friday (July 15) as the first-ever Major League city stop on its multi-year journey to dozens of cities across North America, bringing to fans a one-of-a-kind baseball experience through the illustrious history of the game with cutting-edge technology and digital media. Baseball fans in Milwaukee will be able to visit the one-of-a-kind mobile exhibit galleries in one of Miller Park’s parking lots from July 15-31.
Tickets are available now on the Tour’s official website, HallofFameTour.com.
We Are Baseball was developed with content provided by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and through a partnership with IMAX Corporation, MLBAM, Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, CAA, and United Talent Agency, along with Arny Granat and Grand Slam Productions.
I will get a sneak peek of the Tour tomorrow and hope to have some pictures and video for you here, but in the meantime, here are some highlights that I’m excited to check out!
Central to the fan experience is a mobile IMAX theater showcasing an original IMAX film highlighting the past, present and future of baseball. The film will feature never-before-seen new content as well as historical footage.
To celebrate the shared experiences and bonds fans have for the sport, one-of-a-kind historical artifacts were curated by baseball historians and will be exhibited in unprecedented ways through state-of-the-art technology. This dynamic, customizable and sharable traveling exhibit will allow fans to “experience” the stories, traditions and stars covering baseball’s past and present like never before – from the game’s greatest luminaries, ranging from Honus Wagner to Willie Mays, Babe Ruth to Clayton Kershaw, and personalities and moments, like world renowned broadcaster Harry Caray or Bill Mazeroski’s legendary World Series-winning home run, to Fenway Park’s famed “Green Monster.” Examples include:
- History Selfie: Put yourself into some of baseball’s most iconic moments and share with your friends, family and followers via social media
- Hall of Fame Plaques in HD: Scroll through an interactive experience of the Hall of Fame plaques for every inductee
- Video Exhibit Cases: In a first-of-its-kind for baseball artifacts, utilize video screens to get the story behind a specific artifact before the artifact itself is revealed behind the screen
- Personal Plaques: Using touch screen technology and high resolution cameras, take your own photo to create a personal Hall of Fame replica plaque and craft your own Hall of Fame story
- Interactive Games: An interactive touch screen table will allow you to play fun games against your family, friends and other We Are Baseball visitors
- Mobile: Leveraging MLBAM’s mobile development and technology expertise, the Tour also will integrate iBeacon technology for location awareness into the experiences for fans with the free MLB.com Ballpark app.
The Tour partnered with pioneering virtual reality (VR) company Jaunt to give fans up close and personal experiences of being present next to the game’s brightest stars, on field, in the dugout and even in the clubhouse. Shot over a series of weeks and available only as part of the Tour, Jaunt captured footage at Spring Training camps for the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Oakland A’s. They were also on field for the Boston Red Sox Fenway Park and Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field home openers and documented the ring ceremony for the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals.
In partnership with the inaugural Hall of Fame Tour, Fanatics, the global leader in licensed sports apparel and official MLB digital commerce partner, will operate a pop-up retail store and provide a wide range of officially licensed gear and customized products for each city stop. Local fans will have the ability to shop a wide selection of Hall of Fame Tour merchandise and Baseball Hall of Fame throwback designs, while also sifting through city-by-city Cooperstown memorabilia and collectibles. Fans unable to visit in person will be able to showcase their passion and pride by shopping all Hall of Fame Tour merchandise online.
Along with Milwaukee, We Are Baseball will travel to five other cities in its first four months of operation in 2016, providing fans in those communities nearly 1,000 open hours of access to the exhibits, artifacts and immersive experiences provided from the vast collections of The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. A detailed schedule for 2016 is below:
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME TOUR – 2016 SCHEDULE
Davenport, IA (Modern Woodmen Park) July 3-10
Milwaukee, WI (Miller Park) July 15-31
Kansas City, MO (Kauffman Stadium) August 5-21
St. Louis, MO (Busch Stadium) August 26 – September 11
Minneapolis, MN (Mall of America) September 16-29
Las Vegas, NV (Las Vegas Convention Center) October 7-23
A Tour schedule for 2017 will be released as it becomes available. Visit HallofFameTour.com for complete details and the latest scheduling and ticket information.
After this weekend’s series vs. the St. Louis Cardinals Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is set to travel to San Diego to represent the Brewers in the 2016 All-Star Game.
Now, you can celebrate Luc’s second All-Star appearance with the new gear that just arrived at the Brewers Team Store. There area caps, t-shirts and jerseys to choose from. Take a look:
Merchandise is available while supplies last in the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park. You can also shop online at brewers.com.
Be sure to tune in to the game on Tuesday on FOX. Coverage starts at 6:30 pm CT.
If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? The Brew Crew! To celebrate the release of the new Ghostbusters™ movie, we are hosting Ghostbusters Day at Miller Park tomorrow (Saturday, July 9) as the Brew Crew looks to bust the St. Louis Cardinals. All fans who purchase this special Ghostbusters ticket package will receive a limited-edition Brewers quad-bobble featuring four Brewers players as the Ghostbusters.
Fans in attendance at the game can expect characters onsite for photo ops, the Ecto-1 will be parked on the third base plaza outside the ballpark and we will have an inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man on the Field Level near AJ Bombers and inflatable Slimmer on the Loge Level (third base side) for photos.
In addition to the festivities, we will be offering two unique food offerings to celebrate the day. Fans can enjoy a “Let’s get Slimed Ice Cream,” which features a choice of ice cream, covered in a lime flavored “slime” topping. It will be available at the concession stands located near sections 126 and 227.
The team will also offer the “Spengler Treat,” a tempera battered Twinkie, fried till golden brown and covered in the same lime-flavored topping. The “Treat” will be available at the concession stands located near sections 118 and 421.
Rivalry-inspired fare is back at Miller Park. As each opposing team comes to town, DNC SportService will feature “Specials by Series” near Section 229.
Here’s a look at what you can expect for the first homestand. I’ll update this list with the remaining specials by series for the month as I get them, so check back often!
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 “Miller Park Eats,” a tab that highlights our featured fare each month and includes an A-to-Z concession guide to where you can find all the yummy grub all season ling!
Brewers vs. Cardinals (July 8-10): St. Louis-Style BBQ Rib Tips
BBQ Tri Tips, Buttery Bun
One of my favorite spots at Miller Park continues to be AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar-with locations in Milwaukee and Madison- occupies the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.
AJ Bombers offers a selection of cheeseburgers, egg rolls, tater tots, shakes, custards, specialty concrete mixers and more. The menu also include homestand specials, such as the city-themed concrete mixers as well as monthly player burger features.
This month’s featured burger is the Scooter Gennett Burger! Back by popular demand, this burger named for the Brewers infielder includes a 1/4 lb patty topped with American cheese, bacon, ketchup and mac n’ cheese.
Scooter’s burger is exclusive to Miller Park (i.e. not served at AJ Bombers’ restaurants) and available for a limited time.
In addition, AJ Bombers continues to offer special concrete custard concoctions by series. Here’s a look at what’s on deck for July here exclusively at Miller Park:
I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items.
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 “Miller Park Eats,” a tab that highlights our featured fare each month and includes an A-to-Z concession guide to where you can find all the yummy grub all season long!
Earlier today, players, coaches and staff fanned out across Milwaukee to give back to the community with surprise acts of kindness as part of the team’s #KindnessInMKE event. Virtually every member of the organization, from ownership to front office employees, the players and coaches, was encouraged to come up with a creative way to give back to the Cream City. Teammates in the organization, both on and off the field, surprised various unsuspecting patrons and non-profit organizations with acts that show their appreciation to the community that they call home.
The goal of the event was to do something impactful and fun. The activities began this morning with members of the front office visiting local charities to make unannounced donations and supply gifts to various nonprofits around southeast Wisconsin.
Personally, I began my day by stopping at Zilber Family Hospice, and dropping off a monetary donation toward their greatest needs. Zilber was very kind to my family when my grandmother spent her last days there a few years back and it felt good to be able to surprise them by giving back this morning.
Here’s a sampling of some of the other organizations touched by our staff:
At noon, the players began their rounds and spent a minimum of $500 each in gifts or donations at everything from retail stores to kids’ events – and everything in between. There were no rules, just encouragement for each player, coach and executive to come up with an idea that would be impactful and fun for them and their recipients. Here’s a look at some of their efforts:
Participants and recipients tracked their activities by using the social media hashtag #KindnessInMKE throughout the day. It was even trending at one point!
We hope that everyone who was impacted by this initiative is inspired to pay it forward with their own acts of kindness! We would love to see how you were impacted or how you are joining us in giving back. Share your story, photos and videos with us using the hashtag (#KindnessinMKE).
6/29/16 Update: Sorry folks! This offer sold out in less than 12 hours! Next time, you’ll need to be a bit quicker.
Ever wanted to check out one of our all-inclusive areas, but haven’t had the chance to yet?
Well, here’s your chance! On Sunday, July 10, we’re offering individual tickets in the ATI Club for just $59. These tickets include a full buffet (BBQ chicken breasts, in-house smoked beef brisket with caramelized onions, mini Klement’s hot dogs and bratwursts, red potato salad, nacho bar with ground beef, a mixed green salad, assorted cookies and brownies, and unlimited soft drinks) and two beers per adult.
As an added bonus, Sunday, July 10 is also Bob Uecker Alarm Clock Day, so all fans in attendance will go home with one of these super-unique items.
You’ll have to hurry. This offer is extremely limited and expected to sell out quickly, so visit brewers.com/allin and click on the buy individual tickets button to secure your seats today!
Jonathan Lucroy remains in fifth place among National League catchers and Ryan Braun remains fifth among NL outfielders in the fifth All-Star balloting update, which was announced today. Lucroy (70g, .299, 10hr, 36rbi, 3sb) is first among NL catchers in triples (3) and ranks among NL catching leaders in batting average (2nd, .316), on-base percentage (2nd, .369), slugging percentage (2nd, .531), hits (2nd, 72), home runs (2nd, 10) and doubles (T4th, 13). Additionally, Lucroy has thrown out the most baserunners attempting to steal among all catchers this season (22-for-61; 36.1%). Braun, a six-time-All, Star, is batting .324 with 14 doubles, 12 HR, 38 RBI and 6 stolen bases in 62 games. Defensively, his 8 outfield assists rank tied for first among NL outfielders.
First baseman Chris Carter ranks among the National League leaders in HR (T3rd, 19). Shortstop Jonathan Villar (72g, .298, 6hr, 30rbi, 26sb) leads the Major Leagues in stolen bases (26) and is ninth in walks (37). He has reached base safely in 62 of his 72 games this season.
Vote Brewers now through Thursday, June 30th at 10:59 p.m. CT at brewers.com/allstar.
The complete All-Star balloting update release is available here.
Brewers reliever Will Smith’s quest to meet the actor Will Smith continued late last week as the pitcher recruited a couple of his fellow bullpen mates to help him make a video.
If you’ll recall, back in Spring Training 2014, Brewers pitcher Will Smith penned a letter to “the other” Will Smith–as in the actor, producer and songwriter, Will Smith….yeah, that guy–inviting him to come visit him in Milwaukee.
Well, that never came to fruition, but with ’90s Night on the horizon and these awesome shirts on tap as a giveaway with our special ’90s Night Ticket Package, Will thought that this time, he might get a response.
One can only hope!
Be sure to join in the #WillMeetsWill campaign on Twitter and Instagram to see if we can organize our efforts and get Will Smith out to Miller Park this summer to meet his namesake.
Today Greg Vaughn is in attendance as we honor him with his own Bobblehead day. All fans who turn out for the 1:10 p.m. contest against the Washington Nationals today received a Greg Vaughn ‘90s Bobblehead, presented by Pepsi.
Vaughn was the fourth overall selection by the Brewers in the 1986 First-Year Player Draft. He spent eight seasons in the Cream City where he batted .246 with 528 runs, 799 hits, 158 doubles, 13 triples, 169 home runs and a .333 OBP in 903 games. He ranks eighth all-time on the Brewers home run list.
The former outfielder got the game underway when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
He was also available for autographs shortly after the game began.
Good to have you back, Greg!