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2015 Spring Training Schedule Announced: #CactusCrew Reports Beginning February 20

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.

 

Milwaukee Brewers 2015 Spring Training Schedule

 

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

Hank the #BallparkPup featured in People Magazine

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:

Hank BallparkPup People Magazine

In case you missed it, Hank was also featured in the latest edition of In Touch Magazine:

Hank BallparkPup In Touch

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!

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

The #CactusCrew’s Day Off

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.

Classic #Uecker at the #FrontRowClassic. #Brewers #CactusCrew #OffDay

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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!

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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!).

The Cowboy Golf event raised about $3,000 for Special Olympics of Phoenix.

The Cowboy Golf event raised about $3,000 for Special Olympics of Phoenix.

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.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Pet Adoption Day a Success

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).

Photo courtesy of Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club

Photo courtesy of Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club

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.

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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.

Hank Pawtograph

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!

To learn more about pet adoption, you can visit the AZ Humane Society and/or the Wisconsin Humane Society.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

“Pet Adoption Day” at Maryvale This Saturday

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.

AZ Humane Hank Pet Adoption Day

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.

Hanging out with Hank!! #Brewers #CactusCrew #BallparkPup

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Plus, don’t forget to tag any photos you take  in Spring Training (of the #BallparkPup or otherwise) with #CactusCrew on Twitter and/or Instagram for your chance to win great Brewers prizes!

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Hank Listed as “Day to Day” with Minor Eye Ailment

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.

Ed Sedar with Hank, who is recovering from a minor eye ailment.

Ed Sedar with Hank, who is recovering from a minor eye ailment.

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

Hank takes a stroll around the warning track.

Hank takes a stroll around the warning track.

and also met with some of his adoring fans.

Hank is quite popular with the ladies. #Puparazzi #BallparkPup #Brewers #CactusCrew #SpringTraining

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Get more Hank updates by following #BallparkPup on Twitter and Instagram.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

New Women’s Apparel for Spring Training 2014

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:

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Stay tuned for more!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Getting a Good “Luc” at a Pitch: Jonathan Lucroy Wears a GoPro during BP

Ever wondered what a 90+ mph fastball looks like from the point of view of a Major League catcher? We were curious, too. So today, we strapped a GoPro camera to the chest of Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy during batting practice as Kyle Lohse took the hill.

Jonathan Lucroy straps on a GoPro camera before BP.

Jonathan Lucroy straps on a GoPro camera before BP.

Check back in a bit and we’ll have some awesome footage to share!

UPDATE: Here’s a quick glimpse of some of the footage we got today (in slo-mo):

2/25/14 Update: We have more footage from yesterday’s BP:

Lucroy and Lohse both enjoyed watching the footage.

Lucroy and Lohse both enjoyed watching the footage.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Photo Day Fun at Maryvale Baseball Park

It was a busy day at Maryvale Baseball Camp with medical meetings where players listened to presentations from team doctors and nutritionists while representatives from Majestic were also on hand to measure players for uniforms.  Mixed in with all of that was photo day!

Photo day is always busy from a media relations perspective as we coordinate the photographers who come in to shoot headshots and posed shots of players while at the same time, ensure all the players go through the stations to get the proper photos taken.  It is an early morning and a long morning, but everything went pretty smoothly this morning and we have some great behind the scenes photos to share.

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Photos were taken by media outlets like the Associated Press and USA Today along with the Brewers team photographer Scott Paulus and Topps baseball cards.

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 iPad into a special selfie station.

We overheard players say “That was my favorite station” and “How much does that cost? I want one of those,” so we think they had fun… but of course, we’ve also got pictures (and a video) to prove it:

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– JOHN AND CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

Every dog has his day…in the Clubhouse, right? More on the Brewers #BallparkPup

In case you missed it, yesterday we told you about Hank, a little stray pup who is quickly becoming not just the Brewers unofficial Spring Training mascot, but a valued member of the team.

And, in the last 24 hours, Hank has become a dog in demand! He spent the morning in the Clubhouse and has conducted multiple TV interviews over the course of the day.

Here are some more photos from earlier today (How fitting is it that it’s “National Love Your Pet Day“?):

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He also took to the field for practice with his mentor, Yovani Gallardo:

Also, many of you are asking what is going to happen to Hank after Spring Training. Rest assured, Hank’s days as a stray are over, one way or another and he’ll continue to be well taken care of.

For more “#BallparkPup”dates, follow the hashtag #BallparkPup on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. In addition, for more from Brewers Spring Training in Phoenix, Arizona, be sure to follow the hashtag #CactusCrew.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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