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Wear Your Player Gear to Miller Park and Save!

You probably were already planning on it, but you’ll want to be sure to wear your Brewers player apparel to Miller Park now through May 4!

When you wear your player gear (past or present) at the Brewers Team Store, you will receive a coupon for an immediate $5 discount off of your purchase of player product, including player name and number t-shirts, player fashion tees, bobbles, pennants, jerseys, photos, etc. (Sorry– game-used memorabilia and sale items are not included.)

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Your savings will be valid that day only at the following Miller Park locations: any of the four Brewers Team Store locations, Hank’s Hangout and Bernie’s Chalet.

In case you haven’t already seen some of the new player fashion tees for 2016, I’ve got a look at some of them here for you.

Craig Counsell

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Craig Counsell’s shirt calls to his Wisconsin roots growing up in Whitefish Bay and later, his time spent as a Brewers player, including the Club’s most recent trips to the Postseason.

Taylor Jungmann

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Taylor Jungmann’s player tee features the new Ball & Glove logo scattered inside his letters and numbers, a nod to the fans’ overwhelming support for the new alternate logo.

Jonathan Lucroy

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Jonathan Lucroy sports his trusty chest protector, also bearing the new Ball & Glove logo, as well his moniker – LUUUUC!

Ryan Braun

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Ryan Braun’s tee is a play off of the popular home run call – “Going, going, gone!” – something Brewers fans hear often when the slugging outfielder steps to the plate.

Happy Shopping!

Cait

@CMoyer

#HanksHangout Promotion Returns for 2016

Brewers fans can stop by the Hank’s Hangout Kiosk at its new location behind Section 108 this year to check out all things Hank, including apparel, novelties and other memorabilia.

The Ballpark Pup’s kiosk is back for its second season, as is the Twitter contest – Photo Op at #HanksHangout! When fans visit Hank’s Hangout on Sunday home games as well as tomorrow for Weather Day, make sure to get a picture with the Hank Cutout for a chance to win a Hank the Ballpark Pup Dog of Year framed piece.

To participate, simply take your photo with the Hank Cutout and post your pic to @Brewers on Twitter using #HanksHangout. Make sure to submit your post before the end of the 4th inning and you could be one of the three lucky fans randomly selected to win the prize. Winners are notified on Twitter and must pick up their prize at the Hank’s Hangout Kiosk. One entry per Twitter account per game.  Click here for official rules.

 

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-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Special Ticket Package Added for Superhero Night; Includes AUTOGRAPHED Lucroy Bobble, Plus Buffet & Drinks

Calling all caped crusaders and masked crime fighters – find the nearest phone booth, squeeze into your tights and fly to the Fortress of Miller Park for Superhero Night, presented by Kwik Trip.  On Saturday, April 30, join the fight as the Brewers look to defeat their arch-enemy, the nefarious Miami Marlins.

Included in our special Superhero Night ticket package is a limited-edition Jonathan Lucroy Superhero Bobblehead, featuring the Brewers catcher as his alter ego, “The Protector.” Tickets for the showdown are $18 for Bernie’s Terrace, $24 for Terrace Reserved, $25 for Loge Bleachers, $34 for Loge Outfield or $44 for Field Outfield Box.

We’re also pleased to offer a new special ticket package in the Associated Bank Check Deck for that game. For just $89, you’ll get your game ticket,  a full buffet featuring Klement’s bratwursts smothered in sauerkraut, Klement’s hot dogs, BBQ smoked pulled pork, southern rubbed grilled chicken breast, brown sugar baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, assorted cookies and brownies, unlimited soft drinks and two complimentary beers per adult, PLUS an AUTOGRAPHED Lucroy Superhero Bobblehead.

4/20/16 Update: The autographed Superhero Bobble package in the Associated Bank Check Deck is now sold out. However, there is still time to purchase the regular package which includes an unsigned bobble at brewers.com/themenights.

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These packages are extremely limited! Click here to purchase.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Border Battle Bases for Sale

New for the 2016 Border Battle games between the Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers are special base jewels, which will adorn the bases for each matchup between the Interleague rivals.

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The unique base jewels feature the state outline and logos from each team, including a sublimated pattern specific to each Club’s home state.

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First, second and third base from the games on April 20 and April 21 will be made available for purchase by Brewers Authentics. Contact gameused@brewers.com to pre-order your base today. Game used bases are priced at $250 each, plus sales tax and shipping, if applicable.

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Cait’s Summer Reading List: Reviewing Schroeder’s “If These Walls Could Talk”

I recently finished reading a new book about the Milwaukee Brewers entitled, “If These Walls Could Talk.” The book was written by Brewers TV announcer and former player Bill Schroeder (aka “Rock”) with Drew Olson, an on-air host for 540 ESPN and senior editor/columnist for ESPNWisconsin.com.  The book also contains forewords by Bob Uecker and Craig Counsell.

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Schroeder, who has been part of the Brewers family since he was drafted in 1979, chronicles the Brewers from his playing days through his current days as a broadcaster.

The book is broken up into five sections: Brewers Greats, Smorgasbord of Stories, Great Games, Behind the Scenes and In the Booth.

Divided up in such a fashion, the book is a quick and easy read.

In “Brewers Greats,” Schroeder talks about Brewers greats Bud Selig, Robin Yount, Paul Molitor and Bob Uecker.

In “Smorgasbord of Stories,” Schroeder provides answers to some commonly asked questions such as “What are you favorite restaurants in X city?” and “What are your favorite ballparks?” along with a firsthand account of the 1986 clubhouse explosion during Spring Training in Chandler, and a deep dive into Brewers nicknames throughout the years.

Schroeder then chronicles what he feels are some of the “Great Games” in Brewers history. There’s October 10, 1982 when the Brewers won the pennant; October 8, 2011-Game 5 of the NLDS; September 9, 1992, Robin Yount’s 3000th hit and many more, often giving a new perspective on some of the most memorable moments in Brewers history. In this chapter, Schroeder also picks his “All-Time Brewers Team.”

Folks who enjoy my “There is No Offseason For” stories will also enjoy Schroeder’s “Behind the Scenes” section of the book. Here, he sits down with members of the Brewers organization to give fans an inside look at Clubhouse operations, the logistics of team travel, the training room, plus video & replay. Along the way, Schroeder sprinkles in his own anecdotes; in this chapter, you’ll also learn more about memorable injuries and team pranks.

Finally, “In the Booth”is a look at how Schroeder grew up playing the game, played at Clemson, was drafted by the Brewers, played for the Brew Crew and the Angels and then transitioned in to a career in the broadcast booth. In this chapter, he talks about his relationships with his different broadcast partners over the years and provides a behind-the-scenes look at how a broadcast comes together.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan from the days of Harvey Kuenn and Robin Yount or a new supporter of the current team, you’ll enjoy this book. Even though I’ve worked for the Club for over 10 years now myself, I still learned a lot of interesting tidbits and read stories that were previously untold.

If These Walls Could Talk is currently available for sale in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic and at other booksellers.

Schroeder has also been doing some book signings in conjunction with the release. The next one is this Thursday, April 21, at Finn’s bar and restaurant in Wales at 7pm.

On May 14, Schroeder will also sign at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner on from 11am-1pm.

Happy reading!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewers Visit Roberto Clemente Museum

Early this morning, I had the pleasure of touring the Roberto Clemente Museum with a group from the Brewers that included Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado, outfielder Ramon Flores, infielder Yadiel Rivera, Brewers Bullpen Coach Lee Tunnell and Third Base Coach Ed Sedar, along with a few other staff members.

The tour was arranged by Maldonado, who has visited many times before and knows the Executive Director and Curator, Duane Rieder, personally.

Yadiel Rivera, Martin Maldonado and Ramon Flores pose in front of an amazing photograph of Clemente that Rieder recovered in a dumpster in Puerto. Just one of the many amazing artifacts and stories you'll come across at the museum.

Yadiel Rivera, Martin Maldonado and Ramon Flores pose in front of an amazing photograph of Clemente that Rieder recovered in a dumpster in Puerto. Just one of the many amazing artifacts and stories you’ll come across at the museum.

A native of Puerto Rico (like Maldonado and Rivera), Roberto Clemente was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1954 and spent his entire 18-year career with the Club. During that time, he rose to become one of the greatest baseball players of his time, a 15-time MLB All-Star, Hall of Famer and recipient of every possible award given in Major League Baseball.

Had to take this photo. Ironically, our cab driver was wearing a Clemente jersey. Shows just how beloved a figure he is in Pirates history, a true MLB legend.

Had to take this photo. Ironically, our cab driver was wearing a Clemente jersey. Shows just how beloved a figure he is in Pirates history, a true MLB legend.

Off the field, Clemente built a reputation as a humanitarian. He died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve in 1972 while delivering supplies to  earthquake victims in Nicaragua, and he is remembered as much for his giving spirit off the field as his Hall of Fame career.

His legacy lives on at the Clemente Museum.

The Clemente Museum is housed in historic Engine House 25, located in the revitalized Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. Rieder has meticulously renovated Engine House 25 to showcase the world’s largest exhibited collection of baseball artifacts, works of art, literature, photographs, memorabilia, and related materials which focus on Roberto Clemente, his teammates, his personal life, and his humanitarian causes. The museum has a relationship with the Clemente family through archiving and preserving the family’s history.

As a small non-profit with limited resources, the museum is open by appointment for guided tours only, which means that our group had the place to ourselves this morning and had the privilege of hearing many remarkable stories behind the items from Rieder himself.

Rieder (right), guides us on our tour.

Rieder (rightwith cap), guides us on our tour. 

Whether it is the Gold Gloves, The Silver Slugger Award, The 1960 and ’71 World Series Rings, the cleats and home base from the ’71 series or the name of his wife, Vera, scratched into a vase Roberto made for her, visitors to the museum will leave knowing, more fully, what made Roberto Clemente a great man.

Maldy poses with one of Clemente's bats.

Maldy poses with one of Clemente’s bats.

Back in Clemente's day, the bats were bigger than they are today. Yadiel's impressed.

Back in Clemente’s day, the bats were bigger than they are today. Yadiel’s impressed.

Roberto Clemente's bat comes up to my waist. #NBD #Baseball #robertoclemente #brewers #milatpit

A photo posted by Caitlin Moyer (@caitlinmoyer) on

Yadiel and Flores

When I found out we were going to be touring the Clemente Museum I had no idea we would also be visiting a winery. Yes, that’s right, Engine House 25 also houses an operational winery and wine cellar, featuring Roberto Clemente Wines, among others.

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A portion of the proceeds from the wine supports ongoing efforts to share the legacy of Roberto Clemente, and directly benefits Clemente’s wife, Vera, who even has her own limited edition rare label.

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Amazing! Again, such a truly magnificient and unique place. I certainly had no idea what I was in store for me when I got up this morning.

Because Clemente’s storied name is synonymous with moral excellence, compassion and charitable work, each year, Roberto Clemente Day is celebrated around the baseball world to honor Clemente’s legacy and to officially recognize local Club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.

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This year is the 15th annual observance of Roberto Clemente Day and MLB will be honoring Clemente’s legacy with games in Puerto Rico. The Marlins and the Pirates will play a two-game series in San Juan’s Hiram Bithorn Stadium on May 30-31. May 31 will be Roberto Clemente Day throughout Major League Baseball, giving the Pirates a chance to observe the occasion in Clemente’s home country.

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A huge thanks to Rieder for a phenomenal tour. Rarely do you meet someone like him, whose passion and enthusiasm for what he does is so infectious.

I highly encourage all baseball fans to pay a visit to Pittsburgh and seek out the Clemente Museum–but remember, it’s by appointment only!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

BREWERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PRESENTS 2ND ANNUAL “HITTING 4 THE CYCLE” BENEFIT BIKE RIDE

Brewers Community Foundation is proud to announce the 2nd Annual “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike ride and event. On Saturday, August 13, Brewers Community Foundation will once again give bike lovers and Brewers fans the opportunity to combine their two favorite activities. Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes, (22, 44, 88, or 100 miles) that will culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that evening’s Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds game.

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The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money raised will support a number of local organizations that, consistent with Brewers Community Foundation’s vision, focus on the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs. Registrants/fundraisers may qualify for incentives outlined at brewers.ride-mlb.com. Urban Ecology Milwaukee, Dream Bikes, and St. Ben’s Community Meal Program are the beneficiaries identified for 2016.

Milwaukee Brewers host their first "Hitting 4 the Cycle" charity Bike ride Saturday August 8th, 2015 at Miller Park in Milwaukee.  Scott Paulus/Brewers
“Brewers Community Foundation focuses on identifying opportunities to support organizations that are addressing critical issues in our community,” said Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “We are excited to launch the 2nd annual “Hitting 4 the Cycle” benefit bike ride. The ride provides another opportunity to participate in a fun activity while doing good for the community.”
Sponsors for the benefit include Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust, The Lowlands Group, and UnitedHealthcare. The Wisconsin Bike Federation will also be actively supporting “Hitting 4 the Cycle.”

For more information or to register, please visit brewers.ride-mlb.com. To learn more about Brewers Community Foundation and register for other events, please visit brewers.com/bcf.

BREWERS BALLPARK PASS RETURNS FOR MAY

Thanks to the success of the initial rollout, the Milwaukee Brewers are proud to announce the Brewers Ballpark Pass is back for the month of May. Through this offer, fans can gain access to all 16 home games in the month for just $119. Tickets will be delivered digitally via their mobile device, and seats will vary from game to game. Seat locations include, but are not limited to: Terrace Box, Terrace Reserved, Loge Bleachers and Loge Outfield sections.

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This limited offer will be available online-only at brewers.com/ballparkpass starting tomorrow, Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. CT through 11:59 p.m. CT on Thursday, April 28. This will be the last monthly Ballpark Pass available this season, so fans will want to act quickly before it expires.

The Brewers Ballpark Pass allows access to every home game in the month of May for one low, set price. This includes exciting matchups against the Cubs, two games against the Cardinals, a Ryan Braun All-Fan Bobblehead giveaway, an Andy Grammer Postgame Concert, a Jonathan Lucroy Replica Jersey All-Kid Giveaway, a Paint-Your-Own Bernie Brewer Bobblehead All-Kid Giveaway, four games of special “4-1-4” concession pricing during Spring Madness, and much more.

The setup is simple. Fans can purchase a pass at brewers.com/ballparkpass and then download the MLB.com Ballpark app for their phone. Two hours before each home game, they will receive a text message alerting them of the seat location assigned for that game.

Seat locations will vary from game to game and will typically be located in the Terrace Box, Terrace Reserved, Loge Bleachers or Loge Outfield sections. The specific seating location will be identified on the day of each game, and fans will be able to manage their tickets and enter Miller Park directly via their phone. Fans can purchase a total of up to six (6) passes with one account.

The Brewers Ballpark Pass is fast, simple, flexible and most of all, it’s incredibly affordable. To learn more about how fans can access every Brewers home game in May for just $119, visit brewers.com/ballparkpass.

 

EIGHTH ANNUAL “FIELD OF SWEET DREAMS” SET FOR AUGUST 6

The eighth annual “Field of Sweet Dreams,” presented by Network Health, is set to take place on Saturday, August 6 at Miller Park. Brewers fans of all ages are invited to bring their camping gear and spend the night under the stars at Miller Park for this one-of-a-kind slumber party. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, June 15 starting at 10 a.m.

Campers will have exclusive access to the newly renovated U.S. Cellular® Power Playground, take private tours of Miller Park and enjoy visits from the World Famous Klement’s Racing SausagesTM and Bernie Brewer. Guests will even have the opportunity to play catch on the same outfield as Brewers big leaguers.

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To top it off, fans will take in the Brewers game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the Miller Park scoreboard and enjoy a screening of a full-length, family-friendly movie after the game. The evening will wrap up with a bedtime story read by Brewers players before lights out.

Beyond the fun-filled activities, guests will also receive special gifts, dinner, snacks during the movie, breakfast in the morning, non-alcoholic beverages throughout the night and much more. Campers will have the opportunity to enter into a raffle to win Brewers tickets, memorabilia and one of kind fan experiences. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit Brewers Community Foundation.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Age 14 and older – $120

Age 3-13 – $80

Age 2 and under – FREE

NOTE: This event typically sells out quickly.

A responsible adult (parent or guardian) must accompany all guests under the age of 17, with a maximum of four (4) minors per adult (this will be strictly enforced upon registration). Alcohol will not be served or sold during the family-friendly event, and carry-ins of alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. Fans can order tickets beginning June 15 online at brewers.com/sweetdreams or by calling 414-902-4452.

Peralta & Maldonado Carry On LULAC Scholarship Tradition Set by Carlos Gomez

Today former Brewer Carlos Gomez received a proclamation from Mayor Barrett and a resolution from the Common Council for his partnership with League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 333 for providing $28,000 worth of scholarships to 29 Latino students in Wisconsin.

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Since becoming a member of the Houston Astros, Carlos Gomez has committed to working with LULAC in Houston; here in Milwaukee, Martin Maldonado & Wily Peralta will carry the tradition started by Gomez, creating the Pitch & Catch scholarship fund for Latino students in the city.

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-Cait

@CMoyer

 

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