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In a time in the near future, in a ballpark near you, the Milwaukee Brewers will host Star WarsTM Night Presented by Kohl’s. Tomorrow (Saturday, June 11), join the Brewers as they duel (with bats, not lightsabers) the New York Mets at 3:10 p.m. in an epic battle against the Dark Side at Miller Park.
A number of Star Wars characters will make special appearances throughout the afternoon and evening.
In addition, fans can purchase limited edition Star Wars merchandise at the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park:
We’ll also have some special Star Wars-themed concessions to choose from on Saturday:
Lightsaber Pretzel Bites-$6
Princess Leia Cinnabuns- $5
Fans are encouraged to dress in costume and are permitted to wear masks, but the Brewers ask all aspiring Jedis to leave their lightsabers at home. Any and all lightsabers, toy guns or weapons will not be permitted in Miller Park. Fans will still be permitted to use the Force, so long as they do not bring in an actual device.
For more information about Star Wars Night presented by Kohl’s or other theme nights at Miller Park, please call 414-902-4777 or visit Brewers.com/specialevents.
STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.
NOTE: Only those fans who purchased the Star Wars Night ticket package will receive a limited-edition Stormin’ Gorman Stormtrooper bobblehead. A valid voucher is required to pick up the bobblehead.
The Milwaukee Brewers selected outfielder Corey Ray from the University of Louisville with their first pick (fifth overall) of the First-Year Player Draft. Vice President of Amateur Scouting and Special Assistant to the G.M. Ray Montgomery made the announcement.
Ray, a junior at the University of Louisville, batted .319 with 55 runs, 16 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs, 60 RBI, 44 stolen bases a .396 OBP and a .562 slugging percentage this season. He was previously drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 33rd round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Simeon Career Academy, but chose to enroll in college instead. The left-handed hitter is majoring in exercise science and was scouted by Area Scout Jeff Simpson.
“I’m just thankful and grateful for an opportunity to play for a great organization,” Ray said in a conference call with the media shortly after his name was placed on the board in Secaucus.
On his reaction to hearing his name called, Ray said, “Happy. Relieved. It’s been an exciting year. This is an exciting time in my life.”
Asked where he sees himself fitting in with the organization, Ray said, “I think I’ll fit in as a top-of-the order type of hitter hopefully, somebody who gets the job done. Anything that they need me to do: bunt, hit and run, get on base, steal bases…whatever they need me to do– I will do that. I know there is one question on whether or not I can play center field, but I’m guaranteeing that I will work as hard as I possibly can to be an elite defender in center and hopefully I can play center and do some great things in Milwaukee.”
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ray, 21, participated in the Jackie Robinson West Little League and the Chicago White Sox Amateur City Elite program growing up.
Ray said his family is happy that he was drafted by a team within driving distance from Chicago. “It’s close to home, but not as close to home as to where distractions are. I’m grateful to be close to home,”
During his tenure at Louisville, he was named 2015 Baseball America Second Team All-America, 2015 NCBWA Second Team All-America, 2015 D1 Baseball Third Team All-America and to the 2015 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. In addition, he was a 2015 All-ACC First Team selection and a member of the 2014 Louisville Regional All-Tournament Team.
“Hard work. Surrounding myself around the right people. It’s been a combination of great leadership and great role models in my dad and my grandfather and the mentors that have mentored me and helped me throughout the years but I think it’s also a combination of luck,” Ray said. “The White Sox Amateur City Elite Team expanded and I was given the opportunity to be on one of those teams and instruction that I got from there and the opportunities that I was given definitely helped me.”
This marks the fifth time in franchise history that the Brewers have drafted with the fifth overall selection. The other selections at #5 overall included LHP Rick O’Keefe (1975), RHP Ken Henderson (1991), RHP Mark Rogers (2004) and 3B Ryan Braun (2005).
The Brewers have two more draft picks tonight, coming in the second round (#46) and the Competitive Balance Round B (#75 overall). The Draft will resume tomorrow at 12pm CT with rounds 3-10. Day three of the Draft will begin at 11am CT with rounds 11-40.
Currently, 8,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are traveling to Milwaukee VA Medical Center for treatment of their wounds and injuries.
The new Milwaukee home is one of the largest built in the United States of America, allowing veterans and their families living beyond 50-miles from the Milwaukee VA hospital to stay overnight at no cost at Fisher House Wisconsin. The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need.
Today, Kirk Nieuwenhis and Jacob Barnes received an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of this new beautiful facility. Let’s take a look:
Today was the Brewers Season Seat Holder luncheon, the first of two such events this season where Season Seat Holders with packages of 20+ games have the opportunity to attend.
The event, which took place in the Skyy Lounge, included a plated lunch, a Q &A with Brewers players, and the opportunity to win prizes.
Today, Season Seat Holders were treated to a Q & A with Brewers first baseman Chris Carter and Bench Coach Pat Murphy, hosted by Brewers radio broadcaster Jeff Levering.
Murphy kicked things off by explaining how Chris Carter earned the nickname “Sleepy” or “The Big Sleep.”
“Before we get started I’m going to tell the Sleepy story. There’s not really a story. Here’s the deal. You guys watch most of the games, right? This guy’s pulse rate is about 19. So in Spring Training, we kind of started calling him Sleepy. ‘Hey Sleepy,’ ‘Big Sleep.’ So now my dream is–I see how you guys are unbelievable fans and I see the way you guys support Luc when he goes to the plate (Luuuuuuuuuuccc!)….Hitting right after Luuuuuuuucccc is Sleepy, so what we do is ‘Sleeeeeeeeep-y!’…we get the whole crowd doing it,….that would be great!” Murphy said.
Here, Murphy demonstrates the cheer that he hopes will take off among fans.
The conversation was then opened to up to questions which ranged from “What was going through your mind when you hit those home runs against Oakland last night?” (“They shouldn’t have traded me!”) to talking about Murphy’s relationship to Craig Counsell as his former coach and how Murphy once broke Counsell’s nose.
Here are some more highlights:
Thanks to those who came out today, fun was had by all.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Men’s Head Basketball Coach Greg Gard is here at Miller Park tonight, where he tossed out a ceremonial first pitch before the game vs. the A’s.
Gard was named the interim men’s head basketball coach on December 15, 2015. Taking the team over with an 8-5 record, he led the Badgers to a 22-13 record overall and a trip to the Sweet 16. Gard was officially named head coach on March 7, 2016.
The Milwaukee Brewers will make three selections on Day One of the First-Year Player Draft, which begins Thursday evening at 6 p.m. CT. The team owns the fifth overall selection. The Brewers will also make selections at #46 (Second Round) and #75 (Competitive Balance Round B).
The First-Year Player Draft spans three days of activity from Thursday through Saturday and will take place at the MLB Network Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Draft coverage will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 5 p.m. CT Thursday. The Brewers’ first selection (#5) will take place at approximately 6:27 p.m. CT, pick #46 will take place at approximately 9:28 p.m. CT and pick #75 will take place at approximately 10:15 p.m.
Representing the Brewers at the MLB Network Studio will be former Brewers All-Star Ben Sheets and Vice President of Baseball Projects – Gord Ash. Sheets was selected by the Brewers in the 1st Round of the 1999 Draft (10th overall) and spent eight seasons with the team, from 2001-08, compiling an 86-83 record with a 3.72 ERA.
The Brewers have selected the fifth overall pick four times in team history: Rick O’Keefe in 1975, Ken Henderson in 1991, Mark Rogers in 2004 and most recently Ryan Braun in 2005.
The selection rotation is determined by the clubs’ reverse order of finish at the close of the previous season. The Draft, which is comprised of 40 rounds, will continue on Friday at noon CT for Rounds 3-10. The Draft will resume on Saturday for Rounds 11-40 at 11:00 a.m. CT and will continue through its conclusion.
Did he show you how to throw a fastball? Buy you your first baseball hat? Master the perfect condiment ratio for your ballpark hotdog? If your Dad taught you not only how to swing a baseball bat, but the importance of good sportsmanship win or lose AND he’s the reason you cheer for the Brewers; he’s an All-Star in our books. We want to help you celebrate him!
Sunday, June 19 is Father’s Day and we’re looking for you to post photos that depict how a father figure in your life is an All-Star.Post your photos to Instagram and/or Twitter using #BrewersAllStarDad through Sunday, June 19. We’ll judge all eligible entries to select our six winners based creativity/originality, photo quality and relevance to the contest theme.
Each winner will receive two tickets in Fox Sports Wisconsin’s Suite for winner and a guest (hopefully dad, if you can bring him!) to the Brewers vs. Diamondbacks game on Wednesday, July 27.
Select entries may also be shown on the Brewers vs. Dodgers telecast on Father’s Day.
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. A’s (June 7-8): BBQ Tri Tips Sandwich
BBQ Tri Tips, Buttery Bun
Brewers vs. Mets (June 9-12): Deli Pastrami on Rye
Pastrami, Brown Mustard, Marbled Rye
Brewers vs. Nationals (June 24-26): Half Smoke
Half Smoke Hot Dog, Chili, Onions
Brewers vs. Dodgers(June 28-30): Frito Pie Hot Dog
Chili, Nacho Cheese, Fritos Corn Chips
In advance of his June 12 All-Fan Bobblehead giveaway, this morning Hank, “The Ballpark Pup,” has helped distribute thousands of Barking BobbleHank Bobbleheads across the greater Milwaukee area and select other locations in Wisconsin in a scavenger hunt called, “Hank and Seek.” The scavenger hunt will culminate in an appearance by Hank at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at 10 a.m Friday.
Thousands of Barking BobbleHanks (the Bobblehead has a soundchip that barks) have been placed next to Hank’s favorite locations – fire hydrants and trees – throughout the greater Milwaukee area and select additional locations in Wisconsin. There is a sticker attached to the box instructing those who find the Bobbleheads to share a photo of their newly-acquired Barking Bobblehank on Instagram or Twitter by tagging @Brewers and using #HankandSeekto be eligible for exciting prizes, including pizza for a year, courtesy of Palermo’s Frozen Pizza, game tickets to the June 12 matchup with the New York Mets and a one-on-one meet and greet with Hank himself.
Please note: There is a limit of one Bobblehead per person. The scavenger hunt will continue until all items have been claimed. More details and official rules can be found at brewers.com/hankandseek.
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 Thornburger! Back by popular demand, this burger named for Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg includes a 1/4 lb patty topped with pepperoni, sautéed onions, lettuce, Texas BBQ sauce, Ranch and pepper jack cheese.
Tyler’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 June 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!