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Spring Training is finally upon us!
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Today was photo day at Maryvale Baseball Park!
The day starts out earlier than normal as various photographers come in to shoot headshots and posed shots of the players.
Photos were taken by media outlets like the Associated Press, Getty Images and USA Today along with the Brewers team photographer Scott Paulus, our scoreboard folks, MLB Network and Topps baseball cards. Players rotate through the various stations:
In addition, we had fun using the Twitter Mirror, a special Twitter app used by events like the Oscars and the GRAMMYs, which transforms an ordinary tablet into a special selfie station.
We overheard players say “Yes, selfie station!” and “I’m coming back here later,” so we think they had fun… but of course, we’ve also got pictures to prove it:
Brewers Senior Director of Media Relations Mike Vassallo and I also got in the fun:
We stopped Kyle Lohse, a long-time Photo Day veteran, and asked him if he had a minute to give us for some advice on navigating photo day. Here’s what he had to say:
Hank isn’t making the trip to Spring Training this year, but the donation he put on the equipment truck for Arizona Humane Society was delivered today. Ashleigh Goebel and Barker the Basset Hound were on hand to accept it:
Today we announced the team’s 2015 Spring Training schedule, which consists of 31 Cactus League games, including 16 at Maryvale Baseball Park.
The Brewers will open the spring schedule on Wednesday, March 4, against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team at Maryvale Baseball Park. This will mark the first time the Brewers will face a collegiate team in an exhibition game since 1983 when they played the Arizona State University men’s baseball team. It will also mark the first-ever contest between the Brewers and the Panthers.
The Brewers will host their National League Central rival Chicago Cubs on Saturday, March 14. The spring slate includes one scheduled split squad date on Sunday, March 15 vs. the Oakland Athletics at Maryvale Baseball Park and also against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Following an off day on Monday, March 16 – the first of two off days (also off on Monday, March 30) – the Brewers will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a game against the San Diego Padres in Peoria on Tuesday, March 17.
The Brewers will play three night games this spring. They include Friday, March 13 against the Seattle Mariners at Peoria Sports Complex (7:05 p.m. local start time); Tuesday, March 24 against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Talking Stick (6:40 p.m.); and Friday, March 27 with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark. All other spring games are day games, most of which will begin at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time (the games on Thursday, April 2 and Saturday, April 4 will begin at 12:05 p.m.).
Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Spring Training on Friday, February 20. All position players have a report date of Wednesday, February 25. The first full workout is scheduled for Thursday, February 26.
Tickets for the Milwaukee Brewers’ home Spring Training games will go on sale at 9 a.m. CT on Monday, December 8 at Brewers.com and by phone at 1-800-933-7890. Normal business hours are from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT. Sales at the Maryvale Baseball Park Box Office will begin on Monday, February 9, 2015. Tickets are available in four seating areas: Field Box ($23), Infield Reserved ($17), Outfield Reserved ($13) and Lawn Seating ($8). In addition, there will also be a limited number of advanced parking passes available for $5. Information on Spring Training Season Tickets can be obtained by calling the Milwaukee Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000.
Please note that games and times are subject to change.
Date Time (local) (CT) Opponent Location
Wednesday, March 4 1:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m. vs. UW-Milwaukee Maryvale
Thursday, March 5 1:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m. at LA Angels of Anaheim Tempe
Friday, March 6 1:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m. vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Maryvale
Saturday, March 7 1:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m. vs. Texas Rangers Maryvale
DAYLIGHT-SAVING TIME BEGINS SUNDAY, MARCH 8
Sunday, March 8 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. at Los Angeles Dodgers Camelback Ranch
Monday, March 9 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. vs. Kansas City Royals Maryvale
Tuesday, March 10 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. vs. Cincinnati Reds Maryvale
Wednesday, March 11 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. at San Francisco Giants Scottsdale
Thursday, March 12 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. vs. Colorado Rockies Maryvale
Friday, March 13 7:05 p.m. 9:05 p.m. at Seattle Mariners Peoria
Saturday, March 14 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. vs. Chicago Cubs Maryvale
Sunday, March 15 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. vs. Oakland Athletics Maryvale
1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. at Texas Rangers Surprise
Monday, March 16 OFF DAY
Tuesday, March 17 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. at San Diego Padres Peoria
Wednesday, March 18 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. at Kansas City Royals Surprise
Thursday, March 19 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. vs. San Francisco Giants Maryvale
Friday, March 20 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Maryvale
Saturday, March 21 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. at Texas Rangers Surprise
Sunday, March 22 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. vs. Chicago White Sox Maryvale
Monday, March 23 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. at Colorado Rockies Talking Stick
Tuesday, March 24 6:40 p.m. 8:40 p.m. at Arizona Diamondbacks Talking Stick
Wednesday, March 25 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. vs. Oakland Athletics Maryvale
Thursday, March 26 1:05 p.m. 3:05 pm vs. Seattle Mariners Maryvale
Friday, March 27 7:05 p.m. 9:05 p.m. at Cincinnati Reds Goodyear
Saturday, March 28 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. vs. Cleveland Indians Maryvale
Sunday, March 29 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. at Oakland Athletics Mesa
Monday, March 30 OFF DAY
Tuesday, March 31 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. vs. Cincinnati Reds Maryvale
Wednesday, April 1 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. at Chicago Cubs Mesa
Thursday, April 2 12:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m. at San Diego Padres Peoria
Friday, April 3 1:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. at Cleveland Indians Goodyear
Saturday, April 4 12:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m. vs. Cleveland Indians Maryvale
- Home games in bold
- Note: Daylight-Saving Time begins on March 8
- All Games/Times subject to change
He may be a dog, but he’s made PEOPLE Magazine!
Look for Hank, our very own #BallparkPup in the March 24, 2014 edition of the publication. Here’s a sneak peek:
In case you missed it, Hank was also featured in the latest edition of In Touch Magazine:
Our furry friend has done a great job navigating his sudden stardom and the “pup”arazzi….he hasn’t let it go to his head!
Ah, the rare off-day during Spring Training. Yesterday was the only one for the Crew this spring and many of the players marked the occasion by heading out to the golf course as there were two different golf events that were held.
The first was Bob Uecker’s inaugural Front Row Classic, which was held at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.
A number of the Brewers players and coaches, along with several other celebrities participated in the event, which benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Here’s a slideshow!
Over on the Minor League side, a group took part in an event at Tres Rios Golf Course in Goodyear, benefiting the Special Olympics of Phoenix.
Each foursome was comprised of three folks from the Brewers (including scouts, front office staff and players) and one Special Olympic golfer and they played best ball. The theme this year was “Cowboy Golf ” and every golfer had to wear something that would depict the cowboy lifestyle (with a penalty of four strokes per team if a player had no cowboy gear on his person–but no boots, bad for greens!).
Participants included: Gord Ash, Mike Guerrero, Michael Reed, Jose Nunez, David Goforth, Drew Gagnon, Taylor Jungmann, Brooks Hall and scouts Andy Pratt and Ryan Thompson.
In the end, first, second, last place, long drives, closest to pens all donated their winnings to Special Olympics. To go with the $2000 donation check, they also gave a little over a $1000 more in cash. The scramble winners shot 8 under.
Yesterday was Pet Adoption Day at Maryvale Baseball Park an event benefiting and organized by the Arizona Humane Society and our very own #BallparkPup, Hank and it was a success, raising awareness and dollars for a great cause.
Although Hank made many guest appearances, he was not up for adoption. Four of his friends on site, and thousands more at shelters in Arizona, Wisconsin and elsewhere, were available (and, so far at least two of the dogs on site have found new homes).
Hank met each of the animals who were brought out by the Arizona Humane Society, and he did a half-inning in a photo boothwhere, for a donation to the Humane Society, Hank posed for fans with photos.
There was also the opportunity for “pawtographs”–when purchasing a Brewers Spring Training Program, Brewers staff will use a rubber paw stamp to “sign” Hank’s photo.
Due to the heat, Hank was only able to accommodate a fraction of the fans who wanted photos, but more than $1,000 in donations have been raised through fan donations as a result of Hank’s photos & pawtographs.
Did you take a photo with Hank at a recent game? Have more great Spring Training photos to share with us? Be sure to tag #CactusCrew on Twitter and/or Instagram for your chance to win great Brewers prizes! Also, we’re using #BallparkPup for Hank-related posts, so you’ll want to tag that as well!
Are you planning on attending this Saturday’s Brewers vs. Royals game at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix?
We’ve just announced that Saturday will be “Pet Adoption Day,” benefiting and organized by the Arizona Humane Society and our very own #BallparkPup, Hank.
The Society will have animals available for adoption on site at the game and, for those donating to the Arizona Humane Society, Hank will also be available for photos immediately after the Klement’s Famous Sausage Race.
Yesterday, Hank made his second trip to the vet office as he has a small issue with his left eye.
“There’s no need to put him on the disabled list,” said Brewers VP of Communications, Tyler Barnes. “In baseball terms, he’s just ‘day to day.’”
While the main cause is not known, it is likely just related to allergies as the desert in Arizona is beginning to bloom. The vet has prescribed medication for the next week until it clears up.
Hank fans need not fear. After a day of rest yesterday, Hank was seen out and about around Maryvale today where he took a stroll around the warning track
and also met with some of his adoring fans.
Get more Hank updates by following #BallparkPup on Twitter and Instagram.
Each year when I travel down to Arizona for Spring Training, one of my favorite things to do is to check out all of the fun apparel and merchandise sold in the Brewers Team Store at Maryvale.
Because the Spring Training logo changes from year to year as does the style, there’s always lots of new and fresh items in fun colors. You can also pick up non-Spring Training Brewers gear at the store, so it’s also fun to get a sneak peek of the 2014 line of Brewers apparel.
In this post, I’m going to focus on Brewers Spring Training gear for women. I’ll have subsequent posts previewing the Spring Training gear for men, the non-Spring Training gear for both men and women, kids and baby apparel and other fun items available in the shop.
Here is a gallery of all of the Women’s Spring Training Tees, Tanks & Pullovers:
Stay tuned for more!