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To raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research and prevention, the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and thousands of Brewers fans are joining forces for a placard display that will “Pink Out Miller Park.”
On Saturday, September 6, the Milwaukee Brewers will face the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park at 6:10 p.m. Each fan attending the game will have a specially-designed card affixed to their seat, and at the end of the 4th inning, they will hold them up to form a giant image in the ballpark. The image (rendering attached) will turn the ballpark into a sea of pink and white, including ribbons that have become synonymous with efforts related to breast cancer research and awareness.
“The Journal Sentinel approached us with this concept recently, and we recognized immediately that it would be a great way to cap our many efforts related to breast cancer research, prevention and treatment,” said Milwaukee Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “Nearly everyone has been impacted by this disease, and we are grateful to be involved in what we know will be a memorable and impactful event.”
“Pink Out Miller Park” is presented by Boston Store. Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin is the supporting sponsor.
Prior to the game, there will be many other related events occurring, including the following:
- Brewers President – Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin and his wife, Ellen, will do a check presentation of funds that were raised through their donations and a personal campaign. Proceeds benefit After Breast Cancer Diagnosis – ABCD, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
- There will be an on-field presentation recognizing Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin for their efforts to defeat breast cancer.
- The Ceremonial 1st Pitch will be tossed by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Publisher Betsy Brenner, a breast cancer survivor.
- Breast cancer survivors will take the field with our starting lineup and stand with the players for the national anthem.
- A donation from Brewers Community Foundation will be made to support related charities.
“Journal Sentinel is proud to partner with the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Store, Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center and After Breast Cancer Diagnosis to bring this historic ‘Pink Out’ to Miller Park and to Milwaukee,” Brenner said. “It’s a very visible demonstration of our shared commitment to end breast cancer in our lifetimes – and our support of the women and families who battle this disease every day.”
In addition, fans can contribute to the cause through several on-site fundraising opportunities. Proceeds from the following initiatives will all go toward After Breast Cancer Diagnosis – ABCD and the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center:
- A raffle will be held on the Field Level Concourse. Prizes will feature a ceremonial first pitch before a 2015 Brewers game, a spot in a Mini Famous Racing Sausages race, an opportunity to watch batting practice from the field, and more.
- Pink hankies will be sold outside of Miller Park.
Fans will be encouraged to help raise awareness through social media, using the hashtag #PinkOutMillerPark.
More information is available at Brewers.com/pinkout.
Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett will appear at the Miller Park Brewers Team Store by Majestic for an autograph signing on Tuesday, August 19 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Autographs will be free, and the first 250 people in line will receive a wristband guaranteeing a signature. If time allows, additional fans will be accommodated until 1:30 p.m.
Fans will be allowed to enter through the Miller Park Hot Corner entrance at 9 a.m., and autographs will be first come, first served. There is a limit of one autograph per person and no photos will be permitted in order to accommodate as many fans as possible.
I hope you’ve had the chance to make it out here for our Free Shirt Fridays promotion this season, but if not, you’re in luck–we’ve got one more Free Shirt Friday coming up on Friday, August 22 when the Crew takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates:
This t-shirt not only looks great dry, but it also looks great drenched, as Carlos Gomez, Kyle Lohse and Jonathan Lucroy donned these t-shirts to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge the other day.
I can tell the shirts have been a hit this year, not only by attendance at these designated games, but also when I’ve been out and about and seen folks wearing these t-shirts all around the city.
From the gym and grocery store to State Fair and future Brewers games, thanks for coming out and supporting the Crew all season long and all about town!
As of this writing, we have over 950,000 “Likes” on Facebook and we’re barreling toward 1,000,000.
Once we reach that milestone, to celebrate, we’ll be hosting a sweepstakes where one lucky fan will win a VIP Package consisting of the following:
- Four (4) Field Level tickets to a 2014 Regular Season Home Game
- The opportunity to view batting practice prior to the game
- The opportunity to participate in a meet and green with a Brewers player or coach prior to the game
- and a Brewers prize pack
We’ll let you know when we hit the mark so you can enter, but until then, be sure to encourage all of your friends to “Like” us if they aren’t already!
Over the weekend, the Ice Bucket Challenge made its way through the Brewers Clubhouse, starting with Ryan Braun on Saturday and culminating with Kyle Lohse, Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Gomez on Sunday.
Designed to help raise money and awareness for ALS, the Ice Bucket Challenge is quite simple: Fill up a bucket of ice water, as cold as you can get. Have someone record a video while you dump the bucket over your head. Then share on social media, issuing the challenge to three friends.
Yesterday, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (via Jonathan Lucroy);PGA golfer Jason Dufner (via Kyle Lohse, likely as payback for the Stadium Shootout Golf Challenge); and FOX Sports Wisconsin’s Sophia Minnaert (via Carlos Gomez) were tapped for the challenge and so far, two of the three complied.
No word yet from Jason Dufner, but we’ll give him an extension on the 24-hour window commonly given for the challenge, as the golfer was forced to withdraw from the 2014 PGA Championship after nine holes on Thursday due to bulging discs in his neck.
Thanks to each of these Ice Bucket Challenge participants for being such good sports and helping to raise awareness and funds for ALS. To learn more about how you can help, click here.
Vanilla Ice, the American rapper, actor and television host best known for hit single, “Ice Ice Baby” stopped by Miller Park on his way to a gig at the Wisconsin State Fair.
If you’ll recall, earlier this season, the Brew Crew had a “Rappers and Wranglers” Road Trip, which resulted in Lyle Overbay dressing up like Mr. Ice himself:
So, it was great to see them meet in the dugout, along with other Brewers players and coaches before tonight’s Brewers vs. Dodgers game:
Vanilla Ice then threw out the ceremonial first pitch:
Ryan Braun was named Brewers Player of the Month for July and Zach Duke was selected as Brewers Pitcher of the Month for July.
Braun batted .277 with 5 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 15 RBI for the month.
In 13 relief appearances, Duke did not allow a run over 11.2 innings and struck out 17 batters. He held opponents to a .105 batting average.
Both players were presented their awards prior to tonight’s game:
I can’t believe I’m writing about going back to school already, but yep, I just checked the calendar and sure enough, it’s August!
And, from now through September 5, students 16 and under can enter to win prizes that will 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, a 100-word-or-less essay on “Why I Am the Most Passionate Brewers Fan” and a completely filled entry form.
Entries must be turned in at Miller Park by September 5 (submissions are not accepted via mail or email).
Five finalists will be chosen on September 6, 2014 and one Grand Prize winner will be chosen on September 8, 2014.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a $250 shopping spree to the Brewers Team Store, Brewers school supplies, six tickets to the game on September 14, 2014 and a special on field presentation before the game, which includes meeting a Brewers player. The four runners-up will receive a $100 shopping spree to the Brewers Team Store and Brewers school supplies.
The photos and essays of the five finalists will be posted here on the blog and shared across our social media channels.
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”
Orange Dreamsicle Custard from AJ Bombers
During each homestand, I’ll sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.
One of the most fun, new additions to Miller Park this season has been AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar-with locations in Milwaukee and Madison-now 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 player-themed burgers and opposing team-themed concrete mixers, like this one, here for the Giants Series only: Orange Dreamsicle.
I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items, just like I have been with the ever-popular Double Clutch!
(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!
Today was Brewers Team Photo Day at Miller Park.
The risers were set up in the infield early this afternoon and Brewers Team Photographer Scott Paulus and his staff were on hand to take the official 2014 photo.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I was never a big fan of “picture day” back in school.
Now imagine that times 100, factoring in getting together all of the players–in uniform–along with coaches and staff….without the added bonus of a free comb. You can only hope everyone is on time and hope that nobody blinks.
Add in guys making funny faces, bunny ears and the lot….
…and Carlos Gomez whipping out his cell phone to take a selfie in the middle of it:
and it seems like we could all be in for a long day.
However, Scott’s the ultimate professional and he’s been doing this for many, many years now. He know what he needs to do to get the guys in, out, and looking great each time.
But what happened today when Scott handed over his camera to Carlos Gomez after the official photo was taken?
#BrewersTeamSelfie, that’s what.
Here’s what that looked like from my point of view, as it was happening:
And Carlos kept clicking away. He cut off some guys in this one, but it’s too good not to share.
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2014 Milwaukee Brewers!
I may be slightly biased, but I think this photo beats Ellen’s any day.