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#ScooterGnome Photo Op at Miller Park

I’m so excited about Miller Park’s newest photo op, a #ScooterGnome cutout in advance of the All-Fan Giveaway slated for Sunday, September 20.

I had the cutout out at batting practice today so I could show Scooter. He thought it was pretty awesome.

Be sure to take your photo with the new #ScooterGnome cutout at Miller Park! #Brewers

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However, many of his teammates made the comment that it was “life-size,” so Scooter had to dispel the myth:

Don’t worry, Scoot, they’re just jealous. :)

Next time you’re at Miller Park, be sure to look for the cutout in the kids area in the right-field corner on the Field Level.

Also….I just couldn’t resist!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Say Cheese! It’s Brewers Team Photo Day

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 2015 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.

Here’s a hyperlapse we took of the “event”:

You may notice a man and his little girl stepping into the shot. That’s Season Seat Holder Bryan Wygert  and his daughter who received the unique opportunity to pose with the Crew:

Far left: Season Seat Holder Bryan Wygert and his daughter got to step in for a special shot.

Far left: Season Seat Holder Bryan Wygert and his daughter got to step in for a special shot.

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.

All fans in attendance on Saturday, September 19 for Fan Appreciation Night will receive a copy of the team photo.

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

Pink Tie Guy Event Benefits Breast Cancer Research and Prevention

Last night, I was fortunate to be able to attend the “Pink Tie Guy” fundraiser at Blu atop the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

Led by President-Baseball Operations and GM Doug Melvin and his wife, Ellen, Pink Tie Guy is an event benefiting After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD). Breast cancer research and prevention is a cause near and dear to the Melvins’ hearts, as Ellen lost her mother, Elsie Schultz, to the disease in 1991.

Ginny Finn, Executive Director of ABCD, was on hand to speak about the importance of the cause and how grateful the organization is for support from events such as this.

A pink tie is not just a fashion statement – it’s a commitment to the fight against breast cancer. At the event, the “Pink Tie Guys,” an elite group of individuals who stepped up to the plate to contribute to the fight, were presented with custom pink bow ties from Randa Neckwear.

Attendees from the Brewers included Manager Craig Counsell, Jerry Narron, Ed Sedar, Mike Guerrero, Rick Kranitz, Lee Tunnell, Jimmy Nelson, and Jonathan Lucroy; broadcasters Bill Schroeder and Bob Uecker; and other front office executives.

In addition, this year, Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig was named the 2015 Honorary Pink Tie Guy. Past Honorary Pink Tie Guys include Hank Aaron and Robin Yount.

Here are a few photos from the event:

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Thank you to everyone who came out last night to support this very important cause.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

 

Brewers Wives Mystery Bag Event Tomorrow

Tomorrow, as the Brewers take on the Phillies at 6:10pm, fans will have the opportunity to donate $40 in exchange for a mystery bag, which will contain an autographed baseball signed by a Brewers player on the active roster or Brewers Manager Craig Counsell.

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Brewers Wives will be stationed at tables on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations and in the Hot Corner, selling the mystery bags until they are sold out. All proceeds will go to Brewers Community Foundation.

Teddy Higuera Inducted Into Miller Park’s “Walk of Fame”

Today we honored former pitcher Teddy Higuera with induction into the Miller Park Walk of Fame. Teddy took part in a press conference and an on-field ceremony before today’s game. The ceremony was emceed by Bill Schroeder and afterwards, Higuera threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

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Higuera received 25 of 32 votes (78.1%), exceeding the threshold of 65% needed for election.  In February, the Brewers announced the results of the Walk of Fame balloting as voted on by members of the media throughout Wisconsin as well as Brewers executives.

A lifetime Brewer, Higuera played nine seasons with the team.  He debuted with the Brewers in 1985 and went 15-8 with a 3.90 ERA and 127 strikeouts, while finishing as the American League runner-up for Rookie of the Year. The following season, Higuera posted a 20-win season, going 20-11 with a 2.79 ERA, including 207 strikeouts and 15 complete games.  He earned All-Star honors and finished second on the Cy Young Award ballot that season.  Higuera followed his success by setting the franchise record for strikeouts in a season with 240 in 1987 (since surpassed by Ben Sheets’ 264 strikeouts in 2004), as he went 18-10 with a 3.85 ERA in a career-high 35 starts.  Overall, he went 94-64 with 3.61 ERA in 213 career games (205 starts).  He currently ranks third among franchise leaders in career wins and strikeouts (1,081).

Past inductees include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner Emeritus Allan H. (Bud) Selig and Cecil Cooper in 2002; Bob Uecker and Harry Dalton in 2003; Jim Gantner and Gorman Thomas in 2004; Don Money and Harvey Kuenn in 2005; Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn and John Quinn in 2007 (the first year that former Braves players appeared on the ballot); Lew Burdette in 2010 and Johnny Logan in 2013.

Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park.  The Higuera plaque is located on the outdoor plaza terrace along the left field side of the ballpark.

 

New #HanksHangout Promotion from the Brewers Team Store

If you haven’t visited the new Hank’s Hangout Kiosk behind Section 110 yet this season, you now have all the more reason to!

In addition to a vast array of Hank the Ballpark Pup merchandise, the Brewers Team Store is pleased to announce a new photo opportunity with a Hank cutout.

Plus, when you take your picture with the Hank cutout and tweet your photo to @Brewers using #HanksHangout, three lucky fans per game will randomly be chosen to win this Hank the Ballpark Pup framed piece.

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Winners will be selected randomly after the conclusion of the 4th inning and will be notified via Twitter. Fans selected to receive a free framed piece must pick up their giveaway at the Hank’s Hangout Kiosk.

And if you don’t win tonight? No sweat–  the giveaways will occur for each of the remaining home games on the 2015 Brewers schedule, so you’ll get another shot! Click here for official rules.

Back-to-School Gift-With-Purchase Promotion This Homestand at the Brewers Team Store

It’s hard to believe that we’re already talking about “Back to School,” but I double-checked the calendar and yep, it’s mid-August!

And this homestand, when you spend $150 or more in the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park, you’ll receive this free Milwaukee Brewers Lunch Tote from Picnic Time.

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So, stock up for the new school year on Brewers apparel, accessories and school supplies this week at Miller Park!

This Back-to-School gift-with-purchase promotion from run from today (Friday, August 14) through Wednesday, August 19, or while supplies last. See store for details.

12th Annual “Evening With Hank Aaron” Set for August 20 at Miller Park

The 12th Annual “Evening With Hank Aaron,” presented by the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, will be held on Thursday, August 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the SKYY Lounge on the PNC Club Level at Miller Park. This year’s special guest is Joe Torre, chief baseball officer with Major League Baseball.

The event raises 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.

The “Evening With Hank Aaron” will include a cocktail hour, silent auction and a sit-down dinner program featuring Hank Aaron and Joe Torre. The program is limited to 200 guests. For more information or to register, please contact Joan Enters at joan.enters@brewers.com.

Teddy Higuera to be Inducted Into Miller Park “Walk of Fame” Friday

The Milwaukee Brewers will honor former pitcher Teddy Higuera with induction into the Miller Park Walk of Fame on Friday.  An on-field ceremony, emceed by Bill Schroeder, is scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. prior to the game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Afterwards, Higuera will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Higuera received 25 of 32 votes (78.1%), exceeding the threshold of 65% needed for election.  In February, the Brewers announced the results of the Walk of Fame balloting as voted on by members of the media throughout Wisconsin as well as Brewers executives.

A lifetime Brewer, Higuera played nine seasons with the team.  He debuted with the Brewers in 1985 and went 15-8 with a 3.90 ERA and 127 strikeouts, while finishing as the American League runner-up for Rookie of the Year. The following season, Higuera posted a 20-win season, going 20-11 with a 2.79 ERA, including 207 strikeouts and 15 complete games.  He earned All-Star honors and finished second on the Cy Young Award ballot that season.  Higuera followed his success by setting the franchise record for strikeouts in a season with 240 in 1987 (since surpassed by Ben Sheets’ 264 strikeouts in 2004), as he went 18-10 with a 3.85 ERA in a career-high 35 starts.  Overall, he went 94-64 with 3.61 ERA in 213 career games (205 starts).  He currently ranks third among franchise leaders in career wins and strikeouts (1,081).

Past inductees include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner Emeritus Allan H. (Bud) Selig and Cecil Cooper in 2002; Bob Uecker and Harry Dalton in 2003; Jim Gantner and Gorman Thomas in 2004; Don Money and Harvey Kuenn in 2005; Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn and John Quinn in 2007 (the first year that former Braves players appeared on the ballot); Lew Burdette in 2010 and Johnny Logan in 2013.

Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park.  The Higuera plaque, which will be located on the outdoor plaza terrace along the left field side of the ballpark, will be available for photo opportunities as well.

 

Brewers Community Foundation Presents “Hitting 4 the Cycle” This Saturday

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) this Saturday welcomes a new event as bikers from all over participate in “Hitting 4 the Cycle.”

The event allows bike lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities – baseball and biking.  Fans were able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths, and all will culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party prior to Saturday night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Participants chose either a 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile route. The 100 and 88 mile routes will start at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison and end at Miller Park, while the 44 and 22 mile routes will start and end at Miller Park.

FOX Sports Wisconsin is partnering on the event by providing the “Fan Express” bus to transport riders to the start of the Madison routes.

Proceeds from the event will benefit four organizations – the Urban Ecology Center, Dream Bikes, Penfield Children’s Center and the Miracle League of Milwaukee. Each registered rider will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a game ticket for the Brewers vs. Cardinals game and an invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.

Inaugural sponsors for the benefit include AJ Bombers, Bonk Breaker, Holey Moley, The Lowlands Group, Miller Lite, Prairie Springs, The Paul Fleckenstein Charitable Trust, Smoke Shack, and The Wisconsin Bike Federation.

Registration for “Hitting 4 The Cycle” is now closed.

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