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I’m very excited because this morning, the Brewers page hit 1,000,000 “likes” on Facebook.
This is a big milestone and players, coaches and front office members wanted to thank you for your support:
We’re also celebrating by hosting a sweepstakes where one lucky fan will win a VIP Package consisting of the following:
- Four (4) Field Level tickets to a 2015 Regular Season Home Game
- The opportunity to view batting practice prior to the game
- The opportunity to participate in a meet and greet with a Brewers player or coach prior to the game
- and a Brewers prize pack
Be sure to look for the sweepstakes post on Facebook later today and “Like” it to be entered to win.
Thanks again for “liking” us–we “like” you, too!
This Halloween, our #BREWITCHED Instagram contest is back by popular demand!
Starting this Monday, submit an original photo of your Brewers-themed pumpkin. Carve it, paint it, or decorate it – it’s up to you! Tag it on Instagram and/or Twitter using hashtag #BREWITCHED for a chance to win a Brewers prize pack, which will include two tickets to Brewers On Deck and a baseball signed by Aramis Ramirez.
The contest officially begins on Monday, but we wanted to give you a heads up in case you’re headed to the pumpkin patch and/or planning to carve your gourds this weekend.
We’ll be accepting entries through Friday, October 31, so you have plenty of time to get in the Brewers “spirit.” Get your pumpkin, give it a Brewers flare and take some photos. For more information and complete rules, please visit brewers.com/brewitched beginning Monday. We’ll select three winners in this contest.
To help you get started, we’ve even got Brewers pumpkin carving stencils available for download here on brewers.com.
And, for inspiration, here are last year’s winners:
I was really excited about today’s Throwback Thursday post:
For those of you who don’t remember this guy, he’s known as the “Two-Fisted Slopper” and he was a staple on the scoreboard at County Stadium:
Even though I wasn’t old enough to drink during the County Stadium days, I vividly remember this public service announcement and was hoping many Brewers fans would find it nostalgic as well.
Oh-and to settle some of the debate that exists surrounding the 2FS while we are at it, I have confirmed that he is the Two-Fisted SloPPer, not SloBBer, as many surmise.
Special thanks to Deron Anderson, Director of A/V Production, who tracked this down for me at my request. Do you have any other favorite scoreboard staples and/or memories from County Stadium? Post them in the comments below and I’ll try to dig them up for a future post!
Brewers fans would be $400 richer if they got this clue that aired on tonight’s episode:
The ball and glove logo really is, in my opinion, one of the best sports logos of all time. It’s awesome to me that to this day, you can point out the M & B in the logo and still amaze some people.
So glad we brought it back.
Speaking of bringing things back and Jeopardy!… looks like Alex Trebek’s ‘stache is back, too. And Bernie approves.
For those of you scoring at home, this is the second time we made the game show this season:
Today we announced the Brewers postseason award winners as voted by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA).
A total of seven ballots were cast for each award, assigning five points for first place, three for second and one for third.
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy earned Brewers Most Valuable Player Jwith all seven first-place votes (35 points). Lucroy was followed by center fielder Carlos Gomez, who received all of the second-place votes (21 points). Also receiving consideration was pitcher Francisco Rodriguez (3 points), pitcher Wily Peralta (2 points), right fielder Ryan Braun (1 point) and third baseman Aramis Ramirez (1 point).
Lucroy, a first-time All-Star selection this season, batted .301 with 13 HR and 69 RBI in 153 games. He led the team in games played (153), at-bats (585), batting average (.301), hits (176), extra-base hits (68), doubles (53), walks (66), on-base percentage (.373) and OPS (.837). With his franchise-record-tying 53 doubles, he became the first primary catcher to lead his league in that category. His 46 doubles as a catcher set a Major League record.
Jonathan Lucroy (28 points) also earned the Good Guy Award for the second straight season. He received five first-place votes. The other first-place votes went to pitcher Kyle Lohse (13 points). A total of seven players received votes.
Wily Peralta was voted Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher as he received six first-place votes (33 points). He was followed by Francisco Rodriguez (17 points). The other first-place vote went to Mike Fiers (5 points). Also receiving votes were Kyle Lohse (7 points), Will Smith (2 points) and Zach Duke (1 point).
Peralta went 17-11 with a 3.53 ERA in 32 starts. He led the team in wins (17), innings pitched (198.2), quality starts (22) and strikeouts (154). His 17 wins tied for fifth in the National League. Peralta had a pair of career-high five-game winning streaks this season, coming from June 5-26 and July 13 to August 7.
Pitcher Zach Duke (17 points) earned Brewers Top Newcomer ahead of Francisco Rodriguez (15 points). Duke received just one first-place vote, but was named on every ballot. Rodriguez received three first-place votes. The remaining first-place votes went to pitchers Matt Garza (14 points), Will Smith (9 points) and Jeremy Jeffress (6 points).
Duke went 5-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 74 relief appearances. He recorded 74 strikeouts in just 58.2 innings pitched. Duke was the only non-roster pitcher to make the Opening Day roster. From April 12 to May 10, he made 14 consecutive scoreless appearances (13.1ip). From June 22 to July 30, he had 16 consecutive scoreless appearances (14.2ip).
Zach Duke also earned Brewers Unsung Hero honors with four first-place votes (25 points). Also receiving firstplace votes were pitchers Mike Fiers (17 points) and Will Smith (11 points) and second baseman Scooter Gennett (6 points). Also named on ballots were pitchers Jeremy Jeffress (3 points) and Yovani Gallardo (1 point).
In case you missed it, last week, the following thank you message ran as a full-page ad in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and we posted it online as well:
Since each player wrote his message individually and since each guy has his own unique handwriting, we received feedback from a few folks asking us to decipher which player wrote each message, so we created a little “key” for you:
We also posted some of the messages individually across our social platforms; in case you missed those, we’ve got a gallery for you:
If you were out at Miller Park this past weekend, you likely saw our 2014 Fan Appreciation highlight video run on the scoreboard. For those of you who missed it, or want to see it again, here you go:
In case you missed it, the following thank you message ran as a full-page ad in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Yes, you truly are the best fans in baseball. Thank you for all of your support this season-whether it was in person at Miller Park, watching on TV, listening on the radio, following us on social media, or all of the above.
It is also pleasure and an honor to have you follow this blog. Thank you so much for reading. I look forward to helping you bridge the gap from now until Opening Day… only 187 more days to go.
As part of tonight’s Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet, Brewers players were escorted on golf carts throughout the parking lots to surprise fans with gifts as a way of thanking everyone for their season-long support. After batting practice, the players hopped on the carts and went for the ride.
Every Brewers player and coach handed out Brewers goodies to fans in the parking lots to show appreciation for their support. Many posed for selfies and shook hands with the fans:
Will Smith, Jimmy Nelson and Matt Clark decided to start a game of bags with some fans and they even enjoyed some cookies from the group.
The gesture caught most fans by surprise as they really didn’t really expect to see Brewers players cruising through the lots on golf carts. It was a fun treat to see the reaction of the fans when they saw the players. There were a lot of double takes! It was also fun to see the reaction of the players, some of whom had never seen the extravagant tailgating that goes on before every Brewers game.
Were you in the parking lots tonight? Share your story with us in the comments section below!
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”
“Salty Tootsie Roll Concrete Mixer” from
During each homestand, I’ll sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.
For the final weekend of the 2014 season, AJ Bombers is serving up the Salty Tootsie Roll Concrete Mixer for the Brewers vs. Cubs series.
For this series, AJ Bombers is also serving up the Luc’s Ragin’ Cajun Burger, a fan favorite from earlier this season.
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!