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Record Crowd Packs Wisconsin Center for Brewers On Deck

The Wisconsin Center was home to nearly 30 Brewers players today and a record crowd of 14,138 braved fresh snow and cold temperatures for the Club’s annual winter fanfest, Brewers On Deck Presented by Time Warner Cable.

The crowd surpassed 2012’s prior high mark of 12,118, and last year’s total of 11,722.

“We can’t thank the fans enough for coming out to warm the atmosphere downtown and helping move everyone’s thoughts toward baseball and the 2014 Brewers season,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “It was a great opportunity for players, coaches and staff to connect with the fans, and we look forward to seeing everyone again at Miller Park throughout the year.”

The afternoon’s highlights included an announcement that the Brewers had completed negotiations and signed free agent pitcher Matt Garza to a four-year contract. The announcement was made on the Main Entertainment Stage by Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio, who was joined by President of Baseball Operations Doug Melvin, Assistant General Manager Gord Ash, and Special Assistant to the General Manager Craig Counsell.

“That was definitely a great piece of news to break at the event, and the response from the fans was tremendous,” Schlesinger said.

Brewers pitchers and catchers report to Marvale, Ariz., for Spring Training on Feb. 15.

 -Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

#AskMrBelding: We caught up with Dennis Haskins at Brewers On Deck

We asked you to submit your questions for Dennis Haskins, a celebrity guest at this year’s Brewers on Deck event, and we caught up with him today.

Watch below for a recap!

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From Facebook:

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-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers On Deck Schedule Posted

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It’s almost here!  Brewers On Deck, presented by Time Warner Cable is set to take place on Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center.  Doors to the facility open at 7 a.m. and the exhibit hall is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This blog is full of everything you need for your day at Brewers On Deck.

Admission to this year’s Brewers On Deck is free of charge.  Tickets are not required for the event.  You can just show up at the Wisconsin Center on Sunday and you will be admitted to the event.  Food donations will be accepted through the Hunger Task Force (in particular, peanut butter is requested by the Hunger Task Force).  Donations can be dropped off at two main entrances to the Wisconsin Center, located at 4th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and 4th Street and Wells Street.

The most updated list of players, coaches and alumni scheduled to attend (all subject to change) is as follows:

PLAYERS
COACHES
ALUMNI
Jeff Bianchi
Sean Halton
Logan Schafer
Ron Roenicke
Jerry Augustine
Michael Blazek
Donovan Hand
Jean Segura
Joe Crawford
Craig Counsell
Ryan Braun
Johnny Hellweg
Kevin Shackelford
Mike Guerrero
Rollie Fingers
Hiram Burgos
Jim Henderson
Will Smith
Marcus Hanel
Jim Gantner
Khris Davis
Elian Herrera
Tyler Thornburg
Garth Iorg
Larry Hisle
Marco Estrada
Brandon Kintzler
Rob Wooten
Rick Kranitz
Geoff Jenkins
Mike Fiers
Kyle Lohse
Jerry Narron
Dave Nelson
Yovani Gallardo
Jonathan Lucroy
Johnny Narron
Gorman Thomas
Caleb Gindl
Hunter Morris
Ed Sedar
Bob Uecker
Tom Gorzelanny
Jimmy Nelson
John Shelby
Robin Yount
Brooks Hall
Mark Reynolds
Lee Tunnell

The Klement’s Main Stage will include various Q&A sessions with top Brewers baseball executives, the coaching staff, game shows and a roundtable discussion with members of the Milwaukee media who cover the team on a regular basis.  A full schedule of the Klement’s Main Stage is below.

The Brewers Interactive Stage will feature the Kids Only Question and Answer sessions, where youngsters interview players.  Brewers Community Foundation will host a Treasure Hunt, featuring some hard-to-find Brewers items on sale as well as a live auction at 1:10 p.m. on the Interactive Stage.  Additionally, BCF will hold a 50/50 Raffle.  The winner will be announced at the Interactive Stage following the live auction.

Photo sessions with players are also scheduled throughout the day in designated photo areas, the Brewers Team Store by Majestic will have a full set up with the latest Brewers merchandise for sale and a Brewers Museum will feature memorable artifacts from throughout the history of the team.  To better plan out your day, click on the map below to enlarge.

You’ll want to be sure to check out the Brewers Social Media area for an extra-special photo opportunity. Plus, when you Tweet and/or Instagram a photo from the event using the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack that includes a trip down Bernie Brewer’s slide, game tickets and more! Official rules can be found at brewers.com/ondeck.

Details on the autograph and programming schedules are listed below. The schedules are subject to change, with the latest version and more information available at Brewers.com/ondeck. Autographs this year will be either free or $10, with proceeds benefitting Brewers Community Foundation (NOTE: the $25 level for select “Premier” autographs which existed in prior years has been eliminated).

Recipients of “PREMIER” autographs Ryan Braun, Rollie Fingers, Yovani Gallardo, Jonathan Lucroy, Bob Uecker and Robin Yount will be chosen through a random selection process. Each fan in attendance will receive one Premier Entry card which may be redeemed at the Random Selection area outside the Main Exhibit Hall of the Wisconsin Center.  The Premier Entry card will be exchanged for a numbered coupon and entered into the random selection process for any one of the select Brewers players.  Coupon distribution will be available at 8 a.m. the day of the event and will continue up to an hour before each designated autograph session.

There is no cost for coupons to enter the random selection process; however, those holding winning coupons must pay $10 at the respective autograph stage to collect their player signature.  There will be 250 winners for each of the autograph sessions.  The winning ticket numbers will be posted at the designated autograph stage no less than 30 minutes prior to each player’s session. A schedule is listed below:

PREMIER AUTOGRAPH SCHEDULE

Player                   Signing Time       Stage
Yovani Gallardo       10:30 – 11:15             4
Rollie Fingers             11:30 – 12:15             2
Robin Yount               12:30 – 1:15                3
Jonathan Lucroy       1:30 – 2:15                  1
Bob Uecker                 2:30 – 3:15                  5
Ryan Braun                3:30 – 4:15                   6

Players and staff not included in the above autograph list will not use the random selection process. Each of those players will sign 250 autographs at prices ranging from free to $10.

The autograph opportunities are for signatures on photo cards provided by the team; the Brewers cannot guarantee that any player will sign other memorabilia, and personalization of items is solely up to the discretion of each player (BOLD ITALICS – Premier Autograph).

Autograph Schedule – MAIN STAGES

Stage 1                                                                                                  Stage 4

10:30 – 11:15      Jeff Bianchi ($10)                                               10:30 – 11:15      Yovani Gallardo ($10)

12:30 – 1:15         Khris Davis ($10)                                 12:30 – 1:15         Kyle Lohse ($10)

1:30 – 2:15           Jonathan Lucroy ($10)                                      3:00 – 3:45           Brandon Kintzler ($10)

Stage 2                                                                                                  Stage 5

11:30 – 12:15      Rollie Fingers ($10)                                           1:00 – 1:45           Marco Estrada ($10)

1:00 – 1:45           Tom Gorzelanny ($10)                                       2:30 – 3:15           Bob Uecker ($10)/Mark Attanasio (Bonus)

2:30 – 3:15           Jean Segura ($10)                                                3:45 – 4:30           Logan Schafer ($10)

 

Stage 3                                                                                                  Stage 6

12:30 – 1:15         Robin Yount ($10)                                              11:00 – 11:45      Will Smith ($10)

2:00 – 2:45           Geoff Jenkins (Bonus)                                        12:30 – 1:15         Tyler Thornburg ($10)

3:30 – 4:15           Jim Henderson ($10)                                          3:30 – 4:15           Ryan Braun ($10)

Players who are not listed above will sign free autographs on the Bonus Stage all day long.

Please note that cash is the only acceptable form of payment for autographs.  There are ATMs available at the Wisconsin Center.

The Newsradio 620 WTMJ Stage will broadcast live from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will include interviews with Brewers players and coaches.  Fans using social media are invited to use the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck when tweeting about Brewers On Deck and posting photos on Instagram.

 Klement’s Main Stage Schedule

10:15 a.m. – Welcome – Brewers television broadcasters Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder will welcome fans to Brewers On Deck. There will be a pair of special announcements at this time related to contests and promotions for 2014, so you’ll want to make sure to get there early!

10:30 a.m. – Meet the Coaches – Anderson and Schroeder will host a Q&A session with Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and his coaching staff.

11:45 a.m. – Milwacky SquaresDennis Haskins—better known as “Mr. Belding” from the hit television series Saved By the Bell—will host this spin-off of Hollywood Squares.  Brewers Hall of Fame radio announcer Bob Uecker will sit in the middle square.

1:00 p.m. – Meet the Management and Newest Players – Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio, President of Baseball Operations – General Manager Doug Melvin, Vice President – Assistant General Manager Gord Ash and Special Assistant to the GM Craig Counsell will join the newest Brewers acquisitions – Will Smith and Mark Reynolds – in a question and answer session with Brewers fans. The session will be hosted by Bob Uecker.

2:15 p.m. – The Brewlywed Game – Brewers players, coaches, prospects and alumni will participate in a game show to see which pair really knows each other the best.  Joe Block will host the show.

3:30 p.m. – Media Roundtable – Join host Craig Coshun in a discussion about the Brewers with members of the local media including Todd Rosiak of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com, Tim Allen of WSSP-AM 1250 and Telly Hughes of FOX Sports Wisconsin.

–John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Win an Autograph from Your Favorite Brewers Player at Brewers on Deck!

If you’ve been following our countdown, you know that we’re just 83 days away from Brewers Opening Day.

But even better than that–we’re less that 20 days away  Brewers On Deckpresented by Time Warner Cable, the winter fan festival that bridges the gap between the Wisconsin winter and Spring Training, set to take place on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. Last fall, we announced that this year, Brewers on Deck is FREE for all attendees. (Typically, admission ranges from $9 to $20.)

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Brewers On Deck will feature a number of activities for the entire family. Autographs and photos from Brewers players and coaches, interactive games in the Kids Area, Q&A sessions and game shows with Brewers players, coaches and broadcasters, vendor booths with baseball memorabilia, the Brewers Community Foundation Treasure Hunt and many other activities will all be a part of Brewers On Deck.

Details on autograph sessions and tickets will be announced later this month, but right now, we’re giving you the chance to win an autograph from your favorite player at the event!

Here’s what you do:

Between now and January 20, submit a Vine (:06) or Instagram (:15) video telling us who your favorite player is and why you should receive an autograph from him. (Be sure to use the hashtag #BREWERSONDECK so we can find them!)

We’ll pick 10 winners to receive the autograph of their favorite player at the event (subject to availability). For complete rules, click here.

We can’t wait to see your submissions and we also can’t wait to see YOU at Brewers On Deck! Stay tuned to the blog for more details on the event, including player confirmation and schedules as they are released!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

John and Cait’s Annual Brewers On Deck Preview

Without further ado, here is the official John and Cait preview of Brewers On Deck.

Below is a map of the event at the Delta Center that will help you plan your day.

A beautiful map of the Brewers On Deck setup.

A beautiful map of the Brewers On Deck setup.

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Spend 10 Minutes: Walking through the Brewers Museum. OK, full disclosure here. I have spent a lot of time building this “museum” from an simple idea and pretty much no direction. I started collecting stuff from around Miller Park and it has grown to something I am very proud of. It grows a bit every year, but has some pretty cool regular features. I’m a history buff and baseball history is so fascinating to me. Take 10 minutes to enjoy some Brewers history! It will be set up all day and I will be there most of the day so walk through at some point and say hello.

Don’t Miss: “The Brewlywed Game” on the Main Stage at 11:30. The Brewers take on “The Newlywed Game” will be very entertaining. Stick around afterwards for a question and answer session with Mark Attanasio, Doug Melvin, Gord Ash, Tom Gorzelanny, Michael Gonzalez and Burke Badenhop.

Best New Addition: This year, there will be a “Bonus Stage” for autographs. Located near the Main Stage, select players will appear in 30 minute sessions and will sign autographs for fans. The schedule will be posted next to the stage and will include a mix of Brewers Major League players and future stars (you never know who will be the next Brewers All-Star!). Another new addition will come at the team store where fans can purchase t-shirts with the “Design a YOUniform” winning design and the new gold Brewers uniform.

Hidden Gem: The Brewers Community Foundation live auction. Some great items up for bid at 1:10 p.m. at the Interactive Stage. Bid on an opportunity to watch batting practice on the field before a Brewers game or the opportunity to “steal” 2nd base during a 2013 Brewers game. Some unique collectibles and opportunities are available at the auction.

A Reminder: About the Live Brewers.com webchat with Mark Rogers and Burke Badenhop at 2:30 p.m. at the Interactive Stage. Follow along if you cannot attend the event via social media by using the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck and submit questions below to Rogers and Badenhop.

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Spend 15 Minutes: The results of our “Design a YOUniform” contest will be unveiled by Brewers pitcher John Axford from 10:15-10:30am on the Klement’s Main Stage. The three finalists (Ron Verrecchio from Cantonsville, MD; Ben Peters from Richfield, MN; and Nicholas Fout from Madison, WI have all been invited to appear at Brewers On Deck to discuss their designs as they angle to win a trip to Spring Training. As John mentioned, the team store will have t-shirts with the “Design a YOUniform” winning design available as well!

Don’t Miss: “The Milwacky Squares” Game Show, hosted by Brewers television announcer, Brian Anderson, on the Main Stage at 1:45pm. The Brewers spin-off of “Hollywood Squares” will be very entertaining as it features Brewers Hall-of-Fame Radio Announcer Bob Uecker as the center square, along with Brewers players and several Hollywood guests–including Dennis Haskins aka “Mr. Belding” from Saved By the Bell and “Flight Time” Lang of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Best New Addition: I might be a tad biased, but I’m pretty psyched about the #BREWERSONDECK Instagram/Twitter contest! Make sure you take plenty of photos from this year’s event at several of the photo ops stages or around the event in general. Then, post them to Instagram and/or Tweet them to @Brewers or @Bernie_Brewer using the hashtag #BREWERSONDECK for your chance to win tickets to a 2013 home game!

Hidden Gem: Again–the Brewers Social Media area–that’s where I’ll be when I’m not running around. :) Come get a special @Brewers item while they last and check out our exciting new digital fan map–Brewers Fans on the Fly, presented by Southwest Airlines, which will be officially unveiled at the event (more to come on the blog later about that, too!).

A Reminder: Don’t forget that the Hunger Task Force will be on hand at the event to collect your non-perishable food items. Bring your donations and look for them near the Brewers Community Foundation area.

See you on Sunday!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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