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SEASON SEAT HOLDER BOB TERWALL NAMED “BREWER FOR A DAY”

Milwaukee Brewers season seat holder Bob Terwall has won the organization’s “Brewer for a Day” grand prize. The prize is randomly awarded to a season seat holder who renewed his or her tickets at the start of the season. Terwall, a season seat holder since 2002, signed a one-day Major League contract, which includes a full uniform plus one day’s pay at the Major League minimum salary. He was introduced at a press conference earlier this afternoon at Miller Park.

A lifelong baseball fan, Terwall grew up cheering for the Milwaukee Braves. His favorite player was Eddie Mathews, later Robin Yount and today Jonathan Lucroy – all admired for their work ethic and professional approach to the game.

“I was a Braves fan from the get-go. I followed those teams as a young boy. I also admired Robin Yount and guys like that who played the game hard everyday.” said Terwall, who also once played against Jim Gantner.

Terwall was a member of the 1969 Wisconsin state champion baseball team with Kenosha Tremper and pitched for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the early 1970s.  He continued playing the game in various independent leagues over the past 40 years. A native of Kenosha, Bob and his wife, Nancy, currently reside in Pleasant Prairie.

Bob signs his contact.

Bob signs his contract.

“We’re glad to have you. Thank you for your loyalty to the Brewers through good times and bad times. We need great fans like Bob. I think this is an exciting event that we’ve put together over the past four seasons,” said Brewers President of Baseball Operations/General Manager Doug Melvin.

In addition to the salary and uniform, Terwall will park in the VIP lot prior to tonight’s game against the New York Mets, receive fifty baseball cards with his likeness, a DVD of the highlight video shown at the press conference, a framed final page of his contract and he threw out the first pitch prior to the game:

-Cait

@CMoyer

A LEGO Miller Park on Display at Mayfair Mall

The LEGO Americana Tour is on display now at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa.

This free, traveling installation of larger-than-life LEGO models features replicas of iconic buildings and architectural structures including: the  U.S. Supreme Court Building, the U.S. Capitol Building, White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty, and more, plus…. our very own Miller Park!

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These one-of-a-kind, large scale models of American landmarks are made completely out of LEGO bricks by LEGO Master Builders. The different structures are spread out throughout the mall, so be sure to pick up a map when you arrive. The Miller Park model is located near center court and is behind glass.

UPDATE: I’ve received word from the creator of the LEGO Miller Park that the display Pwill be removed from Mayfair Mall tomorrow morning so it can be put on display at the Timber Rattlers LEGO Night. It will return to the MSOE library in downtown Milwaukee for long-term display begining midday on Friday.
The rest of the LEGO landmark models will remain at the mall until Sunday, June 28.

-Cait

@CMoyer

“Dawg Days of Summer” Contest Returns to the Brewers Team Store

The popular “Dawg Days of Summer” contest has returned to the Brewers Team Store for the 2015 season!

Now through July 21, fans can submit photos of their four-legged furry friends dressed in Brewers gear for a chance to win big.

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Fans can drop off their photos at any of the Brewers Team Store locations at Miller Park. You’ll want to be sure to hurry in, as the first 100 entries will receive Bernie Bucks, good for $5 off your next purchase at the store.

Five entries will be voted on as the favorite pooches and  those finalists will receive special doggy bag prizes. One lucky Grand Prize Winner will be awarded Brewers game tickets, a $250 shopping spree at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic, special doggy gear AND will make an appearance with the Grand Prize pup at the Brewers game on August 2.

Visit the Brewers Team Store for official rules and regulations.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music: Updated 6/23/15

For players, the song they choose for their walk-up or entrance music is often an important decision. What brief part of a song is going to send a message to the fans—and what do I want that message to be? Do I keep the same song that I had last year? What’s the hit that is going to produce the most hits? Is it a superstitious thing, do I want fans to sing along, or do I just use my favorite song right now?

If you’re like me and you’re attuned to the tunes, you probably enjoy seeing this list each year—and updating your iPod playlists accordingly.

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 “Ballpark Music.” Like a song you hear? Check it out on Ballpark–and you can even download it right there! No Shazam necessary!

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2015 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC

Braun – “All Day” by Kanye West

Davis – “Xplosive” by Dr. Dre

Fiers – “Og Bobby Johnson” by Que

Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac

Gennett – “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin

Gomez, Carlos –  “Creere” by Terver Cielo

Gomez,  Hector –  “Ratata Ta Ta” by Omega El Fuerte

Lind – “I Could Be The One” by Avicii vs. Nicky Romero

“Miami 2 Ibiza” by Swedish House Mafia & Tinie Tempah

Lohse ­– “Next Episode” by Dr. Dre

Lucroy – “Darkest Part” by Red

Maldonado – “Warriors” by Cosculluela

“GDRF” by Flo Rida

Nelson – “10 Bands” by Drake

Parra – “Bravo de Verdad” by Oscar D’Leon

Perez- “Que Suenen los Tambores” by Victor Manuelle

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Peterson – “A New Day” from the WWE group, A New Day

Ramirez – None (at his request)

Rogers – “Simon Says” (Instrumental) by Pharonche Monch

Segura – “Que se Mueran de Envidia” by Daddy Yankee ft Paramba

 

2015 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC

Cotts – “Perfect Insanity” by Disturbed

Fiers – The Saw Theme Song

Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac

Jeffress – “Flex” by Rich Homie

Knebel – “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits

Lohse – “Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine

Nelson – “Sound of Madness” by Shinedown

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Rodriguez – “Sandunqueoso” by Tego Cableron

Smith –“Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory

The song played after wins this season is “The Days” by Avicii.

And, in case you weren’t aware, in addition to Ballpark, we do keep a list of these songs on brewers.com and try our best to update it accordingly, so you might want to bookmark this page for future reference.

So now, what about you? What’s your favorite, or most memorable Brewers at-bat song? And, if you were a player, what song might you choose as yours?

-CAIT

@CMoyer

Associated Bank Swings Into Baseball with “Hits for Homes”

Today at Miller Park, Associated Bank and the Brewers Community Foundation are launching “Hits for Homes,” a program that will directly benefit Housing Resources, Inc. (HRI), a nonprofit organization that provides support to low- to moderate-income homeowners and home buyers in the Milwaukee community. For every hit recorded by the Brewers during home games for the rest of the season, Associated Bank and Brewers Community Foundation will be teaming up to donate $250 to HRI, up to a combined $100,000.

“Associated Bank is a proud member of the Milwaukee community, and our partnership with the Brewers Community Foundation offers an opportunity to enhance our collective giving in Milwaukee,” said Christopher Piotrowski, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Associated Bank. “We recognized a need in our community, and the funds we raise will help ensure the individuals served by Housing Resources have access to essential home repair assistance.”

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Before tonight’s game, there was a special pregame ceremony to launch the Hits for Homes initiative.

Donations will be given to HRI and used for affordable home repair grants designed to assist homeowners who experienced financial distress and deferred maintenance on their properties in Milwaukee County, Ozaukee County, Washington County and Waukesha County. Associated Bank strongly believes in the mission of HRI to empower people to live their dream of successful home ownership through education, advocacy and supportive services. Associated has been a proud partner and supporter of HRI since 2013, and has a history of partnering to support homeownership in the Milwaukee community through advisory board and volunteers’ participation in teaching courses about homeownership.

“Thanks to organizations like Associated Bank and Brewers Community Foundation, we are able to help many families. We are excited about and grateful for this partnership,” said Housing Resources executive director, Trena Bond.

Each hit and corresponding donation will tallied on the Associated Bank Check Deck Screen, located above the Associated Check Deck. For more information about how to apply for grants from HRI, visit hri-wi.org.

“Brewers Community Foundation recognizes the critical need for affordable, safe housing. We are happy to partner with Associated Bank to positively impact children and their families,” said Cecelia Gore, executive director of Brewers Community Foundation.

In addition to Hits for Homes, fans can choose to open a Brewers checking account and debit card at Miller Park and receive a $75 certificate to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic or an Ultimate Brewers Experience. The Ultimate Brewers Experience will be on Sunday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including opportunities for batting practice, playing catch in the outfield, pitching in the Brewers bullpen, going down Bernie’s slide, photo opportunities with a Brewers legend, Bernie Brewer and the Famous Racing Sausages. The Brewers Checking account includes perks such as 2-for-1 ticket discounts on select games, a 10 percent discount at the team store, Brewers checks and debit cards, as well as exclusive access to the Associated Bank “Check In” gate located at left-centerfield. For more information, visit www.associatedbank.com/brewers100.

Fans can also stop by the Main Level Concourse near Section 113 to experience the Home Run Challenge game. Next to the game area, they will find Associated bankers who are available to answer questions and help them open a Brewers Checking account with added perks.

 

Miller Park Homestand Highlights: June 23-28

The Milwaukee Brewers return to Miller Park to open a six-game homestand tonight as the New York Mets visit Milwaukee for a three-game series, followed by a three-game weekend series vs. the Minnesota Twins.

Here’s what’s on tap.

Brewers Wives Online Basket Auction

Throughout the homestand, fans can bid on personalized baskets made by Brewers players and their wives. The baskets include favorite items from Mark Attanasio, Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy and many more. To view the auction items, visit www.brewers.com/wives. All proceeds will benefit Lissy’s Place, which serves young women exiting the foster care system as well as homeless young women who have not come through the foster care system. Lissy’s Place helps young women end the cycle of poverty and homelessness through the development of educational, financial, health and personal skills to live independently.

 

Tuesday, June 23 vs. New York Mets – 7:10 p.m.

Summerfest Weekday Admission Ticket Giveaway – The first 10,000 fans will receive a weekday admission ticket to Summerfest, the world’s largest musical festival. Summerfest begins on Wednesday.

Brewers Community Achiever – The Milwaukee Brewers community involvement initiative known as the Community Achievers Award recognizes residents throughout the state of Wisconsin each month during the season for displaying extraordinary efforts in their community. On Tuesday, June’s community achiever Margaret Wendt will be recognized during a pregame ceremony and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Brew Crew & the Zoo – See the Brew Crew and the Zoo for one low price. For just $20, receive one Terrace Reserved ticket to select Brewers games, one adult general admission ticket to the Milwaukee County Zoo, and a free water bottle. Ticket package not available for purchase on the day of the game.

 

Wednesday, June 24 vs. New York Mets – 7:10 p.m.

RBI Athlete of the Month First Pitch – Each month an RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) athlete will be recognized for their dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and monthly performance.  On Wednesday, June’s RBI Athlete of the Month Jonathan Pinales will be recognized during a pregame ceremony and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

 

Thursday, June 25 vs. New York Mets – 1:10 p.m.

Kids & Senior Citizens Discount Days – Every weekday afternoon home game, kids 14 and under and seniors 60+ save up to 50% on tickets. For information, visit brewers.com/fanvalues. The offer excludes Uecker Seats and All-Inclusive Areas.

 

Brew Crew & the Zoo – See the Brew Crew and the Zoo for one low price. For just $20, receive one Terrace Reserved ticket to select Brewers games, one adult general admission ticket to the Milwaukee County Zoo, and a free water bottle. Ticket package not available for purchase on the day of the game.

 

Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity – Friday through Sunday

The Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity will take place from Friday through Sunday. Each fan that donates toiletry supplies or makes a $5 donation will receive a Mike Fiers collectible pin. Donation tables will be set up from the gate opening through the second inning.

 

Friday, June 26 vs. Minnesota Twins – 7:10 p.m.

T-Shirt Friday, presented by Kwik Trip – All fans in attendance will receive a Brewers T-Shirt, compliments of Kwik Trip. T-Shirt sizes include adult medium and adult extra-large only. This is the second in a series of seven All-Fan T-Shirt giveaways this season.

 

Miller Lite Beerpen – Every Friday home game, fans 21 and older can be a part of the Miller Lite Beerpen in the right-field Loge Bleachers. Fans can buy a Loge Bleacher ticket at the regular price and receive a free Miller Lite Brewers hat. For information, visit brewers.com/beerpen.

Student Night Every Friday home game, high school and college students can purchase $10 Terrace Reserved tickets and $15 Loge Bleachers tickets. They also can enjoy a happy hour at certain concession stands from the time gates open until first pitch. Happy hour pricing includes hot dogs, nachos, 12oz sodas and 12oz beers for $3 each. For more information, visit brewers.com/students. Excludes the Miller Lite Beerpen. Loge Bleachers tickets not available for Cubs games.

 

Saturday, June 27 vs. Minnesota Twins – 1:10 p.m.

Brewers Coupon Book – The first 25,000 fans 18 and older will receive a Brewers coupon book, featuring coupons for tickets, merchandise and local sponsors.

Sunday, June 28 vs. Minnesota Twins – 1:10 p.m.

Klement’s Sausage Paul Molitor Bobblehead – All fans in attendance will receive a Bobblehead of former Brewers infielder Paul Molitor, courtesy of Klement’s Sausage.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Family Sundays at Helfaer Field – Prior to Sunday home games, Helfaer Field will be open for fans to play catch in the outfield and take pictures with Bernie Brewer and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages™. In addition, Children’s Hospital offers fun opportunities to learn about injury prevention, sports safety, heart health and more.

Prairie Farms Dairy Kids Base Run – Kids 16 and under can run the bases after Sunday home games, courtesy of Prairie Farms Dairy.

 

Parra & Cotts to Compete in Soccer Penalty Kick Shootout Against Standout Pro/College Goalie

In anticipation of the friendly soccer match between Atlas F.C. and Newcastle F.C. that will be held at Miller Park, Brewers outfielder Gerardo Parra and teammate Neal Cotts will compete in a penalty kick shootout for charity on at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26 at Miller Park.

On that day, Parra and Cotts will compete in a best-of-five shootout to “ready the field,” as Miller Park will soon be converted to a soccer pitch configuration. A goal will be set up in the outfield of Miller Park and the two players will alternate taking shots at the net.

The only thing standing between the two Brewers and the goal will be goalie Nick Vorberg, a former goalie for the Milwaukee Wave for more than a decade and a Pacific University Athletic Hall of Fame member.  He currently serves as the volunteer assistant with the Marquette University men’s soccer team and as an assistant coach with the Wave.  He is the Wave’s second all-time leader in goalkeeper wins.

After five kicks, the player with the most goals will be crowned as champion.

Both players have agreed that the loser of the shootout will donate $5,000 to a charity of the winner’s choice.  Parra has chosen Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Fund as his charity, while Cotts will go with Wisconsin Humane Society. Teammates, coaches and Manager Craig Counsell will attend the event to cheer on their mates.

Tickets are now on sale for Atlas. F.C. vs. Newcastle F.C. at Miller Park on July 14.  Prices range from $25 – $70 and parking is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the match. Fans can purchase tickets online at Brewers.com/soccer, in person at the Miller Park Box Office, or by phone at 414-902-4000.

In addition, all fans who attend the match will receive a voucher at the gate that will allow them to receive $15 off a future Brewers home game in the month of August. The voucher is valid for 14 games in the month, excluding August 1, 2, 8 and 15. And the first 10,000 adults 18 and over will receive a reversible soccer scarf featuring the logos and colors of the Newcastle and Atlas Clubs, courtesy of Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

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The match will start at 8 p.m. and the gates to Miller Park will open at 6:30 p.m.  Parking lots will open at 5 p.m.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

#BrewersAllStarDad Contest Begins Friday

Did he show you how to throw a fastball? Buy you your first baseball hat? Master the perfect condiment ratio for your ballpark hot dog? If your Dad taught you not only how to swing a baseball, but also 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.

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And we want to help you celebrate him!

This Sunday is Father’s Day and, as we head into the weekend, 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 beginning Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21.

Here I am with my #BrewersAllStarDad before a Postseason game in 2011.

Here I am with my #BrewersAllStarDad before a Postseason game in 2011.

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. Mets game on Wednesday, June 24, along with two Vote Brewers t-shirts.

Select entries may also be shown on the Brewers vs. Rockies telecasts this weekend.

-Cait

@CMoyer

BREWERS ANNOUNCE 3 SIGNINGS FROM 2015 MLB DRAFT

Today we announced the signings of three selections from the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. The signings include 15th pick outfielder Trent Clark, right-handed pitcher Cody Ponce (second round, 55th pick) and right-handed pitcher Nash Walters (third round, 90th pick). The announcements were made by Vice President of Amateur Scouting/Special Assistant to the General Manager Ray Montgomery.

Clark, 18, batted .552 with 3 HR, 24 RBI and 11 stolen bases during his senior season at Richland (TX) High School.  He bats left-handed and plays center field.  Clark was ranked as the number 10 prospect entering the draft according to Baseball America. He was scouted by area scout KJ Hendricks and national crosschecker Steve Riha.

Trent Clark signs his contract at Miller Park. (Photo Courtesy: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club)

Trent Clark signs his contract at Miller Park.
(Photo Courtesy: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club)

“Looks like you’ve got the signature down, you been practicing?” Ray Montgomery asked.

“Since I was in fifth grade,” Clark replied with a grin.

Clark was also on hand to take batting practice with the team before a press conference at Miller Park:

Trent Clark's enjoying his time on the field. #Brewers #MLBDraft (photo via @scottpaulus)

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Ponce, 21, recently completed his junior year at Cal Poly Pomona, going 5-3 with a 1.44 ERA in 13 starts.  The 6’6 right-handed pitcher struck out 67 and walked 14 on the season. Ponce entered the draft as the number 36 prospect according to Baseball America. He was scouted by area scout Josh Belovsky.

Walters, 18, attended Lindale High School in Texas. The third-round draft pick was a 2015 Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-America and a member of the Texas-All Region First Team.  He was scouted by KJ Hendricks.

It's Twitter Mirror Official!

It’s Twitter Mirror Official!

All three signees stayed for the Brewers vs. Royals game, took part in various TV interviews and were recognized on the scoreboard during the game.

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It was great to meet these three fine young men. I hope they took the time to soak it all in! Best of luck to each of them.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewers Support Salvation Army’s Feed the Kids Summer Meals Program

As part of the Brewers ongoing efforts in the Milwaukee community, the team is proud to help support The Salvation Army’s Feed the Kids Summer Meals Program. This afternoon, Brewers players, staff and Brewers Wives were on hand to help prepare meals at Red Arrow Park for underprivileged kids within the Milwaukee area.

The Brewers contingent at the Salvation Army Feed the Kids event.

The Brewers contingent at the Salvation Army Feed the Kids event.

Together with representatives from Mayor Tom Barrett’s office and other community leaders, several Brewers players Jean Segura, Wily Peralta and first base coach Mike Guerrero, along with Brewers Wives, joined The Salvation Army leadership & advisory board in preparing nearly 1,800 lunches.

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Feed the Kids Summer Meals Program is a summer youth program designed to help meet the needs of area children. The Salvation Army along with the Brewers will prepare lunches that will be delivered to neighborhoods, parks and street corners in Milwaukee’s underserved areas. The objective of the program is to serve hungry children a nutritious meal during the summer months.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

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