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Looking for something to do while the Brewers are out of town this week?
In keeping with Discovery World’s commitment to help educate children and adults alike about innovations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, “The baseball exhibit explores the intersection between innovation and sports,” said Joel Brennan, President/CEO of Discovery World, who was kind enough to give us a personal tour of the exhibit and some other areas of the museum as well.
Indeed. The exhibit offers a look at the technical innovations to equipment – the bats, balls, mitts, uniforms – which dramatically changed the way America’s National Pastime has been played.
This new display at Discovery World traces these changes back to the 1850s and explains how they were done and why.
For example, visitors can explore the evolution of baseball mitts from fingerless gloves to today’s professional models:
And also check out baseball bats from the post-civil war models to those used by the likes of Ty Cobb, Eddie Matthews, Robin Yount and today’s stars:
There are also several other displays dedicated to jerseys, stadium lights and broadcasting:
Baseball history is so fascinating and visitors to this exhibit get a up close and personal look at a number of unique artifacts of the game. The way the museum weaves in the science and innovation of the game enhances the education experience.
And, while we were there, we both got to talking about how, although we’ve attended special events in the Pilot House and such, we hadn’t visited the museum itself since we were kids. We reminisced about field trips to the former locations, in the Milwaukee Public Library and Milwaukee Public Museum, with our favorite displays (the static electricity ball still exists, but the little chair that spins around is no longer there).
However, we’ve grown up a lot since then and so has Discovery World. Joel graciously showed us around the rest of the building and we were amazed at all of the other fun exhibits and to learn of the variety of interactive classes/events they offer. Not only is this a great place for kids, but it is also a great place for adults.
For example, here’s John getting a guitar “lesson” from Les Paul, part of a huge exhibit dedicated to one of the pioneers of the electric guitar and rock and roll:
There is also an exhibit dedicated to the Miller Park Roof, where visitors can learn how the roof operates and even open and close a replica themselves!
We were also fascinated to learn of the variety of programs offered for both kids and adults, including: a soda-making class; a “Goddess Brewing Series” (beer brewing for women, based on ancient goddesses–right up Cait’s alley!); wine & design; fragrance-making; as well as summer camps dedicated to making your own guitar, handbag, video game and more. Another great event for adults is the “Fish Fry & A Flick” summer movie series at Discovery World. The 2013 schedule hasn’t been announced yet, but that is an always popular event.
We only had an hour to spend at Discovery World, but we could have easily stayed the whole day.
Whether, you haven’t been to Discovery World in awhile like us, or you’re a member, we’re sure new fans and veteran fans alike will enjoy the baseball exhibit and the rest of the experience.
The baseball exhibit will be at Discovery World through August and is included with general admission to Discovery World (free for members).
For more information, including rates and hours, please visit discoveryworld.org.
-John and Cait
Today, the winners of our Nike #BrewersShowIt Twitter & Instagram contest got to claim their prize –a private shopping experience with Brewers pitcher John Axford at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park.
To enter, fans were simply asked to take a photo of themselves wearing their favorite Brewers Nike gear and post it to Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag#BrewersShowIt.
We had a tough time narrowing it down, but ultimately we chose our 45 winners.
Fifteen Grand and First Prize winners got to sit in on a Q&A with Ax. They also received an autographed baseball courtesy of Nike, plus two tickets to tonight’s game vs. the Phillies.
Questions covered the gamut of “What’s the fastest pitch you’ve ever thrown?” (He’s been clocked at 100 mph a couple of times); “Do you ever get hungry for a brat while out in the bullpen?” (No, they have a stash of snacks more appropriate for during a ball game with them in there during the games.); “What is your favorite ballpark (other than Miller Park)?” (PNC Park in Pittsburgh–gorgeous sightlines); and “Who was your hero growing up?” (Doug King, his first pitching coach) to questions about his tattoos and facial hair.
Following the Q&A, those winners, plus 30 runners-up received a $50 gift card to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic and got to spend it by taking part in a private shopping experience with Ax, where he was hanging out behind the register, helping ring up and bag merchandise, taking photos, signing autographs and just generally shooting the breeze with the lucky fans.
I talked to Grand Prize Winners Michelle and Mark Jahns from Waukesha, Wisconsin.
“I happened to see this contest on Brewers.com,” Mark told me. “I don’t go on Twitter too much, but when I saw it was a Nike contest, I knew we had a lot of Brewers Nike gear. We took a few different photos, but our favorite was the one in front of Target Field when we went to see the Brewers play the Twins last month.”
Here was their entry:
“It was cool to take part in the Q & A. I asked him about his hero growing up. It was nice to talk to a pro ball player,” Mark said of the experience.
DJ Slater was a runner-up in the contest and got to take part in the shopping experience.
“I saw info about the contest on Facebook,” said DJ, who comes to at least 20 games per year. “I have tons of Nike gear, so I thought I’d enter. I kept my photo real subtle, just showing the Nike undershirt. In fact, in my entry, I was wearing pretty much the same thing I’m wearing now.”
What did DJ buy with his gift card?
“A new undershirt! They’ve changed the style slightly since I got this one, so I bought a new one,” he said.
“It was neat to meet John,” DJ said of the experience. “He was very nice and cordial, you could tell he was taking his time with everyone. They’re sports figures, but they’re still people, too.”
Everyone at the event had a great time and Ax enjoyed it as well.
“It was great,” he said. “The Q & A was fantastic and the fact that we did the shopping experience was fun.”
In fact, he has a little message for the winners:
Were you one of the winners? Tell us about your experience in the comments below or send us your photos on Twitter and/or Instagram using (of course) #BrewersShowIt.
Thanks to Nike, our folks in the Corporate Marketing & Retail Departments, the staff at the Brewers Team Store and of course, Ax for making this a fun event!
The Travel Channel will make a July visit to Miller Park to tape Adam Richman’s new show, Fandemonium. The show will seek Brewers “superfans” in the parking lot prior to the July 19 – 21 Brewers vs. Marlins series to capture some of the tailgating traditions that make Miller Park famous.
Representatives from the Travel Channel will be at Miller Park scouring the parking lots for mouthwatering food, unique tailgate setups and one-of-a-kind traditions. Brewers fans can visit Brewers.com/fandemonium today to submit a form that will be reviewed by Travel Channel representatives. The form asks fans to highlight noteworthy, interesting and unique tailgating plans. Submitting an online form does not guarantee an appearance on the show, but allows fans an opportunity to express their interest in being considered for the show.
Actor Adam Richman has hosted Man v. Food, Amazing Eats, Best Thing I Ever Ate and has appeared as a judge on Iron Chef America.
For more information, visit Brewers.com/fandemonium.
The next time you come out to Miller Park, be sure to check out our new embroidery machine, located in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic.
Just in time for Father’s Day, you can now buy any cap at the store and have it immediately embroidered in your own words for an additional fee ($10 per location–sides and/or back).
The whole process takes very little time and is fun to watch; here’s a snippet.
Please note: Embroidery is available on both game days and non-game days. Non-game day Brewers Team Store by Majestic hours are: Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; and Sunday, 11am-4pm. For specific questions, please call the store at (414) 902-4750.
The Fifth Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament hosted by Brewers Director of Alumni Relations and FOX Sports Wisconsin broadcaster Dave Nelson is scheduled to be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 on the Irish Course at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.
The Davey Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament kick off at 10:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start and will be followed by a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and dinner.
Last year, I was fortunate enough to attend this event, where I was paired with former Brewers pitcher Jay Aldrich. It was a really fun day for an important cause. You can read my review of the tournament, plus see more photos, here.
This year, celebrity guests scheduled to golf in the tournament include current Brewers players and personnel: Gord Ash, Tom Gorzelanny, Garth Iorg, Kyle Lohse, Doug Melvin, Chris Narveson and Ron Roenicke; former Brewers players Jay Aldrich, Sal Bando (also a Brewers GM), Jeff Cirillo, Geoff Jenkins, Damian Miller, Willie Mueller (who was also in the movie Major League as “Duke”), Greg Vaughn, Paul Wagner and Steve Woodard; Bruce Froemming, former MLB Umpire; Jason Grimsley, former MLB pitcher; Randall McDaniel, Former NFL player; Greg Matzek, radio personality; Greg Meyer, NFL Referee; Tony Smith, a former Milwaukee Bucks player; and Craig Coshun and Telly Hughes, sideline reporters for Fox Sports Wisconsin. [Celebrity golfers are subject to change.]
And, not only is the field stellar, but the course is amazing as well. In the previous years of the tournament, the outing has been held at Blackwolf Run in Kohler and now participants will have a new challenge as it moves to the Irish Course at Whistling Straits. All of the courses up at Kohler are phenomenal, so you really can’t go wrong.
The Irish Course, which was ranked #39 in Golf Digest‘s ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2013/2014 features “the grassland-and-dunes aspect of the Irish” and is just inland from the lake and interspersed by four streams.
One unique feature of the course is a flock of Scottish Blackface sheep which roam freely, harkening back to older times on Scottish links courses, where sometimes sheep were the only “lawnmowers” used.
Registrations are being accepted as foursomes only and a celebrity golfer will be paired with each group to make up a five-person team. Team play will consist of a Scramble Format with team prizes awarded to the top finishers. The tournament is limited to 30 foursomes and, if you haven’t signed up yet, I’m told there is still space available, but it is moving quickly! Registration fees are $2,500 per foursome.
Besides the tournament itself, a golf clinic led by American Club golf pros and a putting contest will take place at 9:30 a.m., and a buffet brunch will be served prior to play. After golf, there will be a cocktail hour with a Silent Auction followed by dinner and a Live Auction.
For those who do not wish to golf, tickets to the reception and dinner only are available for $150 per person.
An additional preview event has been added on Sunday, June 23rd, consisting of a golf experience at Whistling Straits followed by a cocktail reception and dinner at the Championship Locker with celebrity participants. Rates for the preview event vary pending participation and sponsorship level.
Proceeds will benefit Open Arms Home for Children in South Africa and Brewers Community Foundation. Open Arms Home for Children is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, clothing, protection and basic healthcare for what is now home to many children orphaned due to the Aids epidemic in South Africa. Dave Nelson has served as Board Director for several years.
For additional information, sponsorship opportunities, or to sign up for this memorable golfing experience visit http://www.brewers.com/davey or contact Meredith Malone at (414) 902-4501 or Meredith.Malone@brewers.com.
Updates on the event can be found on twitter by following Brewers Community Foundation ( @brewerscf ) or on the Facebook: Davey Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament to Benefit Open Arms.
More about Davey Nelson:
Nelson enters his sixth season as an analyst for FS Wisconsin broadcasts. He also serves as Brewers Director of Alumni Relations and leads the team’s Speakers Bureau. In his front office role, Nelson maintains a database of former Brewers players as well as organizes events for Brewers alumni.
Prior to his current role, Nelson served as Brewers first-base coach from 2003-06. In 2001 and 2002, he was a minor-league outfield instructor. Nelson began his Major League coaching career in 1981 with Chicago-AL and later spent time coaching in Cleveland, Oakland and Montreal. In 1980, he was on the coaching staff at Texas Christian University.
Nelson enjoyed a 10-year Major League playing career from 1968-77. The former outfielder played for Cleveland, Washington, Texas and Kansas City. He was named to the American League All-Star team in 1973.
Born in Fort Still, Oklahoma, Nelson went on to graduate from Junipero Serra High School in California. He attended Compton Junior College for one year and Los Angeles State College for two years. Nelson also served in the Army Reserve for six years. He currently splits time between Bradenton, Florida and Milwaukee.
“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!”
-John & Cait
Food Network Mac & Cheese
During each homestand, we will be meeting with John DiMartini, Executive Chef at Delaware North Sportservice/Miller Park to sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.
Food Network Mac & Cheese
$8 for 16 oz cup
$8 for the Trio (Includes 4oz Samples of each of 3 Types)
Top: Jalapeno Popper; Bottom Left: Beer and Brat; Bottom Right: Buffalo Chicken
The Food Network has cooked up three specialty Mac n’ Cheese dishes for Brewers fans this season: Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese, Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese, and Beer and Brats Mac & Cheese.
First, you may recall the Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese from last season; this is not a new item, but it is a popular one. The mac and cheese is tossed with spicy buffalo chicken and topped with bleu cheese and bread crumbs.
The Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese is new this year, but it is not unique to Miller Park. This is a recipe that you’ll find if you visit many other ballparks. The mac and cheese is tossed with jalapenos and cream cheese, then topped with bacon-panko bread crumbs.
Finally, last but certainly not least, is the Beer and Brats Mac & Cheese, which is unique to Miller Park. According to Chef Grant, this is the most popular mac and cheese and we’re not surprised. It’s tossed with bratwurst and local-beer infused cheese sausages, then topped with mustard and bread crumbs.
Fans can order a single-serving of one type of mac and cheese in a 16 oz container ($8), or try a 4 oz portion of all three by ordering the Trio ($8).
Cait: This is not the mac n’ cheese that your mom used to make. Even if hers was pretty good, this is better, guaranteed. (Sorry, mom!) I already knew I liked the Buffalo Chicken and I will have to say that it is my favorite of the three–it has just the right amount of “kick” to it and that, combined with its texture, meshes very well with the cheese and the bleu cheese bread crumbs. However, while the Buffalo chicken had the right amount of spice, the Jalapeno Popper was just a little too spicy for my liking. Finally, the iconic Wisconsin Beer and Brats Mac & Cheese was also very good; I can definitely see why it is a favorite among fans so far this season! It’s like the grown-up version of hot dogs and mac and cheese!
John: My favorite was the Wisconsin Beer and Brats Mac & Cheese. The salty flavor of the brats mixed quite well with the cheese and the brat-to-mac ratio was just right. It doesn’t get more Wisconsin than that! Buffalo Chicken is wonderful as well and it is always a pleasant surprise when Sharon and Lorraine serve this in the Press Box. I love Buffalo Chicken sandwiches and this is an interesting take on that popular sandwich. Again, the ratio of chicken-to-mac made for a good dish. The Jalapeno Popper had significantly more spice than the Buffalo Chicken dish. If you are into that kind of spice, try it, but I thought the jalapeno flavor overpowered the mac n’ cheese a little too much. This is definitely a ballpark friendly snack as it is easy to carry and not messy.
(out of 5)
Where To Satisfy Your Craving: The Food Network Cart is located down the left-field line on the Loge Level just beyond Section 222.
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!
-John and Cait
Today, during the Brewers vs. Pirates game, we hosted our first-ever “Brewed For Her” event in the Gehl Club at Miller Park, an event geared toward women showcasing multiple products that are sold in the Brewers Team Stores, along with fashion tips, and interactive beauty stations highlighting new Brewers hair and nail accessories.
I was fortunate enough to attend this event with my mom so that I could review it for the blog.
The event began at noon today, an hour and a half before gates opened to the general public. This allowed attendees to time to shop the stores and visit vendor booths before the game began. Attendees received a special 20% savings on merchandise purchased during the event.
Here a few photos I grabbed of some of the various displays:
In addition, beauticians were on hand during the event to offer advice and give demonstrations–the station to have your nails painted and/or hair styled with purchased Brewers accessories was very popular.
Here’s a cool a Vine video I took at the station:
I really enjoyed meeting a lot of the attendees and talking to them about their experience. My mom told me she was afraid the event was going to be “filled with cute, pretty young things,” and that she would feel out of place, but she said she was happy to see that there were women attendees of all ages–including a few guys and a baby! There were also fans of every level– I met one woman who was attending her very first Brewers game with her daughter and others who were Season Seat Holders and attend 30+ games per year.
Here’s a little taste of the fun that was had:
If you notice in the gallery above, yes, there were a few guys in attendance, and that was fine with event organizers. We’re not here to exclude anyone, it’s just that the purpose of this event was to showcase all of the awesome apparel and accessories the Brewers Team Stores have to offer for women.
Cindy and Walker (pictured in the gallery) came from Madison for the event. Cindy is a huge fan and said she has come to 30-40 games per year the last few years. When I asked Walker how he felt about the event, he said he was having a good time; he also thought guys might like a similar event, noting, “Guys like food and free stuff, too!” And who knows, maybe we’ll be hosting a similar event in the future!
Attendees also received a Brewers vs. Pirates game ticket in the upscale Gehl Club at Miller Park, which includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and two complimentary beverages. There was a special menu for the event, including Hors d’oeuvres such as mini caprese skewers and island chips and dip; a selection of salads; a carving station featuring roasted tenderloin of beef; an action station featuring linguine marinara or alfredo; a main course of chicken scallopine layered with roasted apple, sweet potato, blue cheese and candied pecans; and also, ballpark fare.
Each attendee also left with a special Brewed for Her swag bag containing a variety of items (valued at $250!); items varied in each bag, but here’s a sample:
Kudos to Jill Aronoff, Chris Barlow and all of the staff that helped bring this event together. It was a rousing success-the only thing that could have made it better would have been a Brewers victory, as they fell to the Pirates, 5-2.
Many attendees commented that they hope we have this again next year and with that sort of feedback, we’ll definitely take that into consideration. Stay tuned to the blog for updates!
P.S. Also, in talking to fans, there is one other thing I want to clear up–there seems to be some confusion as some thought the Brewed for Her event was designed to replace Brewers All-Access, a very different behind-the-scenes look at Brewers Baseball and the front office. I have to tell you, this is not the case. Although unfortunately Brewers All-Access will not be held this season, Brewed for Her is a completely new and separate event coming out of the retail side of things.