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Braun and Duke named Brewers Players of the Month for July

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:

BRAUN AND DUKE

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Students: Go Back to School in Style with the Brewers Team Store’s Latest Photo & Essay Contest

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.

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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.

Good luck!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

What Cait Ate: Orange Dreamsicle Custard from AJ Bombers

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

-Yogi Berra

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”

-Cait

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.

Orange Dreamsicle AJ Bombers

 

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!

Rating:

(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!

Bon Appetit!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Team Photo Day Leads to #BrewersTeamSelfie

Today was Brewers Team Photo Day at Miller Park.

Brewers Photo Day

 

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….

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…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.

Brewers Team Selfie

Here’s what that looked like from my point of view, as it was happening:

Brewers Team Selfie

And Carlos kept clicking away. He cut off some guys in this one, but it’s too good not to share.

Brewers Team Selfie 2

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2014 Milwaukee Brewers!

I may be slightly biased, but I think this photo beats Ellen’s any day. 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers To Host Job Fair at Miller Park

The Brewers will be hosting a Job Fair at Miller Park on Monday, August 18 from 3-8pm and Thursday, August 21 from 8am-1pm for a variety of open positions: Usher/Ticket Taker, Bag Checker, Gate Attendant and Gate Screener.

We have over 150 part time positions to fill and are looking for positive, customer service focused employees to work within our team. Walk-ins are welcome and on-site interviews will be conducted as time allows. Please bring your resume and allow time to fill out a formal application!

For more information, please click here.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Putting Fans First

For the last several years, we’ve had a program called Brewers Fans First, but we don’t generally promote it, so you may not have heard about it.

For every home game, members of the Front Office staff take turns rewarding fans with various perks such as seat upgrades, merchandise & concession vouchers, the ability to come down to the field for BP or autographed items.

These fans are selected randomly and it is simply meant to surprise and delight; all we ask is that fans email us with any feedback about their experience and their experience with the Club in general if they are so inclined.

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“Fans First” is one of my favorite things to do as an employee of the Club. It’s like getting to play Santa Claus. I enjoy interacting with fans and being a part of their trip the ballpark.

In my experience, many fans are even quite skeptical at first when I’ve approached them and tried to give them any of the items mentioned above; however, once I have the chance to explain what we’re doing, they quickly warm up.

A conversation might go something like this:

Cait: Hi there! My name is Cait and I’m the Director of New Media for the Brewers. How would you like to have dinner on us tonight?

Fan: No thanks. [Starts to walk away...]

Cait: Are you sure? There’s no cost involved.  It’s just part of a program we’re running here called Brewers Fans First. I saw you and your family all decked out in your Brewers gear and wanted to reward you guys for being such great fans.

Fan: What’s the catch?

Cait: There’s no catch at all! All I ask is that you take this card and email us with any feedback on your experience tonight and thoughts on the Miller Park experience in general.

Fan: Okay…well, thank you very much!  [Cue great conversation about the team.]

I also like it when I get an autographed ball to give out and I find the perfect child to give it to, often one who is wearing a t-shirt or jersey of that player. Sometimes you even find out it’s that child’s first game and then the poor parent has to explain to the child that no, this doesn’t happen at every game. (Sorry about that!)

Tonight, we followed our Data Analyst, Diny Hurwitz, on his Fans First journey.

Here are a couple of highlights:

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We’ve also taken a version of this program to social media, rewarding/surprising fans who are tweeting about us and such.

We are so thankful to our faithful Brewers fans–you are the reason we do what we do!

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

 

FOX Sports Wisconsin Adds 4 Games to Brewers TV Schedule

FOX Sports Wisconsin today announced that they have added four Milwaukee Brewers games to the 2014 telecast schedule, including:

Date                                       Day                                         Opponent                              Time
August 7                             Thursday                           San Francisco Giants       *12:30 p.m.
August 14                              Thursday                               Chicago Cubs                               *12:30 p.m.    
August 20                          Wednesday                       Toronto Blue Jays              *12:30 p.m.

September 25                      Thursday                               Cincinnati Reds                           *11:00 a.m.

With these additions, all remaining Milwaukee Brewers games will be televised by FOX Sports Wisconsin. Brewers Live will air before and after each game.

*Indicates re-air in primetime, 6:30pm.

FOX Sports Wisconsin reaches more than 1.5 million homes and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year. For more information about the Emmy Award-winning regional sports network visit www.FOXsportswisconsin.com

Join us for Badgers Cap Night on Friday, 8/22

Badgers students, alumni and fans are invited to join us for Badgers Cap Night on Friday, August 22.

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Proudly display Wisconsin colors as the Brewers take on the division-rival Pittsburgh Pirates with your one-of-a-kind, Badgers-themed Brewers hat — FREE to all who purchase Badger Cap Night tickets.

Through this special offer, University of Wisconsin students, alumni and fans will enjoy great savings with tickets available in the Terrace Box for as little as $18 and Field Outfield Box for $29. As an added bonus, attendees will also receive a free Brewers T-Shirt as part of that night’s All-Fan T-Shirt Giveaway.

Tickets are available at brewers.com/wisconsin. For groups of 25 or more, call (414) 902-4774.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Social Media Night Set for September 8; Fans Can Elect #BrewersMVT to Appear at Event

This just in: Social Media Night is set for Monday, September 8 when the Crew takes on the Miami Marlins at Miller Park!

Being the Director of New Media, Social Media Night is something that is near and dear to my heart and something I greatly look forward to. I take great pride in this event and that’s why I really hope that you like the new spin we’ve put on it for 2014.

This is the third year of the event and this year, since we have so many players who are active on Twitter, the evening will revolve around that platform with fans having the opportunity to elect their favorite Brewers player on Twitter as the “2014 #BrewersMVT” (Most Valuable Tweeter). The player with the most votes will make an exclusive appearance at the event.

A special $25 ticket package is available for the game on Monday, September 8 against the Miami Marlins. The package includes a Loge Level ticket, access to a pregame “Tweet-Up” event at Helfaer Field featuring an appearance by the #BrewersMVT, an exclusive Brewers Twitter t-shirt designed with input from the winning player, and the opportunity to win prizes.

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From now through Sunday, August 24, fans can vote for their favorite follow on Twitter using designated hashtags. The player with the most votes will be selected as the #BrewersMVT (Most Valuable Tweeter), appear at the pre-game “Tweet Up” with fans, and help design the special Twitter t-shirt that fans purchasing the package will receive on September 8.

So…. Which Brewers player is your favorite follow? Whose tweets give you the most information or make you laugh hardest? Tweet using the designated hashtags  below now through Sunday, August 24 to vote for your #BrewersMVT.

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The players and their special hashtags are as follows:

 

PLAYERS                            TWITTER HANDLE            HASHTAG

Zach Duke                          (@Zach_Duke)                      #DukeMVT

Carlos Gomez                  (@C_Gomez27)                     #GomezMVT

Tom Gorzelanny          (@TGorz)                                    #GorzMVT

Jeremy Jeffress              (@JMontana41)                     #JeffressMVT

Kyle Lohse                          (@KyleLohse26)                   #LohseMVT

Jonathan Lucroy           (@JLucroy20)                        #Lucroy MVT

Martin Maldonado        (@Machete1224)                    #MaldyMVT

Jimmy Nelson                   (@Jimmy_J_Nelson)        #NelsonMVT

Will Smith                             (@White_Willy31)                #SmithMVT

 

Tickets are on sale now at brewers.com/socialmedianight. For group outings of 25 or more, tickets may be purchased by calling 414- 902-4523. Packages are limited, so fans are fans are encouraged to act quickly.

See you there and in the mean time, see you on Twitter!

-Cait

@CMOYER

-JohnandCait@brewers.com

How You Can Pitch In to Support Brewers Minor-League Pitching Prospect Jorge Lopez

This morning, I was forwarded an article about Jorge Lopez, a  pitcher for our Class A Advanced Affiliate, the Brevard County Manatees of the Florida State League. He was our second-round draft pick in 2011 and is currently ranked as the Club’s 10th best prospect.

His son, Mikael, has been sick since he was born, and after several months of visiting doctors and hospitals–including a visit to the leading children’s hospital in Jorge’s home country of Puerto Rico, Mikael was recently diagnosed with an unknown autoimmune disease that has necessitated an intestinal transplant.

As one can imagine, the medical bills and travel expenses for this young family (Jorge is just 21-years-old) have piled up during this trying time.

To assist the family, next week, on Friday, August 8, the Manatees are hosting a charity golf tournament called “18 for 18” as Lopez wears jersey #18.

“There are no words, no words to express my gratitude for what the Manatees and Brewers have done and are doing for me and my family,” Lopez told reporter John Torres in the article. “Not everyone does this type of stuff. They have offered me their hand.”

So, what can the rest of Brewer Nation do to help this member of our Brewers family if you can’t get down to Florida to play golf next week?

Please keep the Lopez family in your thoughts and prayers and, if you’d like to send a donation, you can fill out the 18 for 18 Individual Donation slip and send it in to the Manatees.

7/30/14 Update: Kevin Soto with the Manatees, Director of Community Relations for the Manatees reached out to me today, thanking Brewers fans for their support and letting me know that they have set up an online donation site for the Lopez family here

Thank you to John Torres for his article in Florida Today. You can read his full story here.

Adam McCalvy also wrote a story about Jorge around the All-Star Break as he pitched for the World All-Star Team in the Futures Game this year.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

 

 

 

 

 

@YABIEE18

 

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