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So today started off like any other Friday… but it’s not every day you come across a mascot Twitter feud that results in a friendly wager on this Sunday’s Packers vs. Seahawks game.
Take a look at this conversation between our own Bernie Brewer (the most followed MLB Mascot on Twitter, thank you very much) and Mariner Moose.
Like me, fans seemed pretty excited by this exchange:
Just another reason to look forward to Sunday’s showdown… the chance to see Mariner Moose in a Packers jersey! :p
Our lovable dog, “Hank, the Ballpark Pup,” has been named “Dog of the Year” at the CW Network’s World Dog Awards! Hosted by George Lopez, the event aired on the CW Network tonight.
The awards show put the spotlight on man’s best friend and highlighted special achievements by Hank and other canines alike.
The “Golden Hydrant” was presented to Hank by Paris Hilton on stage at the Barker Hanger, the site of the event in Los Angeles.
Hank traveled to Los Angeles via Southwest Airlines with a Brewers contingent to accept the award “in person.” Prior to the event, Hank walked the green carpet where he was greeted by members of the Hollywood and national media.
The “Dog of the Year” award was presented to the canine who made the biggest impact on pop culture in 2014. Hank was one of five finalists and was elected via a public vote on the CW Network website.
Hank first appeared as a stray at Brewers Spring Training on February 17, the day of the first workout for pitchers and catchers. He became a fixture at camp and immediately captured the hearts of everyone at Maryvale Baseball Park, as well as pet lovers across the world. Stories on Hank appeared everywhere from the London Daily Mail to PEOPLE Magazine, and nearly every major national news and talk show across the United States.
Hank has teamed up with the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) to initiate fundraisers benefitting the efforts to feed, care for and shelter homeless animals. In addition, 20 percent of Hank merchandise sales, such as his book and other Hank collectibles, are also donated to the WHS. To date, the Brewers and Brewers Community Foundation have raised more than $150,000 through this program.
Hank’s rise to the pop culture limelight since first walking on the field in February has been nothing short of tremendous. He has warmed the hearts of thousands of Brewers fans and dog lovers alike and continues to make a positive impact on the Milwaukee community.
Over the weekend, I shared images of Hank on the start of his journey to Los Angeles, where he attended the World Dog Awards.
Our very own Ballpark Pup is an official nominee for Dog of the Year at the award show, which was held and taped at the Barker Hangar in LA.
In Hank’s entourage are his adoptive mom, Marti Wronski, Brewers VP-General Counsel; his older brother, Jonah; and me.
I’ve got some more photos and footage from that trip to share with you, but my lips are sealed: you’ll have to tune in to the show tomorrow (January 15) at 7pm CT on the CW Network to find out which dog won!
Friday, January 9:
Hank traveled on Southwest Airlines flight 900 from General Mitchell International Airport to LAX:
Hank checked in to the Hotel Palomar, a very dog-friendly hotel, where he was greeted like the celebrity he is:
Saturday, January 10:
Hank had a little downtime on Saturday morning, so he went for a walk:
After strolling down Rodeo Drive, he also located the three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame dedicated to canines:
Hank then walked the “Green Carpet” in advance of the award show:
Hank then attended the World Dog Awards, which was hosted by George Lopez:
There, Hank met many celebrities–both human and canine. We’ve got a lot more great photos to share from the event, but I’ll wait to post them until after the show airs on Thursday.
Sunday, January 11:
Hank’s whirlwind Hollywood weekend came to an end as he traveled back home to Milwaukee:
Again, don’t forget tune in to the show tomorrow night at 7pm CT on the CW Network to see the results (at the very least, you’ll see Hank’s nomination). You’ll also want to follow @Brewers that night as we live tweet along with the show.
Then, check back here and on our various social sites for more fun photos from the weekend.
Early this morning, Hank boarded a Southwest Airlines flight from General Mitchell International Airport to Los Angeles, where he will be attending the World Dog Awards.
Our very own Ballpark Pup is an official nominee for Dog of the Year at the award show, which will take place tomorrow at the Barker Hangar in LA.
In Hank’s entourage are his adoptive mom, Marti Wronski, Brewers VP-General Counsel; his older brother, Jonah; and me.
Here are some photos from the start of his journey:
I’ll be documenting his travels here and on our various social media sites this weekend, but you’ll have to tune in to the show on Thursday, January 15 at 7pm CT on the CW Network to find out who won!
Help lock in Hank by casting your vote-voting ends tonight! Log on to WorldDogAwards.com to #VoteHank.
Yesterday, I shared that Hank, everyone’s favorite “Ballpark Pup,” has been nominated for “Dog of the Year” in the CW’s World Dog Awards, which will be hosted by George Lopez and set to air on the CW Network on January 15, 2015. the awards show puts the spotlight on man’s best friend and highlights special achievements by Hank and other canines alike.
Fans are encouraged to #VOTEHANK at WorldDogAwards.com under the category “Dog of the Year.” Voting will take place in two periods, the first continuing until December 22. The second period of voting will occur between December 22 and January 9.
This holiday season, fans across the league had an opportunity to win a gift from mystery MLB Stars via Twitter. The players were revealed partway into the contest, as were the gifts they were bestowing on lucky fans.
This year, Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse was our #SecretBrewer:
Last week, Kyle revealed his gift:
And today, he announced the winner, Eric Carlson, via Twitter & video message (while wearing a Brewers Santa cap–nice touch, Kyle!):
Wow, Eric! What an excellent gift. Tickets, a ball, a jersey AND the chance to play Golden Tee with him. [For the uninitiated, Golden Tee is a video game often found in restaurants and pubs. That means the playing field is pretty level, even for a scratch golfer like Mr. Lohse. Hope you’re ready, Eric!]
Congratulations to you and thanks to all of the Brewer fans who participated in this fun contest.
BREWERS AMONG TOP SPORTS TEAMS SEARCHED ON GOOGLE; Milwaukee Ranked Eighth Among All Teams Queried in 2014
The Milwaukee Brewers were one of the most-searched sports teams on Google in 2014. The search engine’s “Year in Search,” formerly known as “Zeitgeist,” released its annual list of most searched topics in 2014. The Milwaukee Brewers ranked third among teams in Major League Baseball and eighth among all teams from any sport in searches through Google within the United States.
The Brewers were most searched team in sports during April 20-26. Milwaukee had won five of six games during the stretch and was quickly off to an 18-6 start, leading the National League Central.
Users searched several terms related to the team that helped the Brewers become one of the most talked about teams on the web. “Brewers Schedule” and “Milwaukee Brewers Schedule” were the top two searches, followed by “Milwaukee Brewers Baseball,” “Brewers Baseball” and “2014 Milwaukee Brewers.” The terms that gained the most ground regarding the team in 2014 were “Hank Milwaukee Brewers,” “2014 Milwaukee Brewers” and “Milwaukee Brewers Dog.”
Milwaukee represented the area where the largest majority of searches occurred. Wausau-Rhinelander WI, Green Bay-Appleton WI, Madison WI and La Crosse-Eau Claire WI rounded out the top five, respectively.
The Brewers also have one of the most impressive audiences on social media platforms as well. The team’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram platforms account for almost 1.5 million combined likes and follows; this year alone, we crossed the 200,000, 1,000,000 and 100,000 milestones on each site respectively. In addition, traffic to the Cait Covers the Bases Blog (formerly John and Cait…Plus 9), has increased almost double that of 2013 with 15 more days to go. Among the non-traditional popular search terms that led folks to this blog are “Josh Murray,” “Brewers Walk-Up Songs” and “Wei-Chung Wang Wednesday.”
For more information regarding Google’s “Year in Search” and to see a blog post about the top queries from 2014, please visit www.google.com/2014.
Brewers reliever Will Smith is back in town this weekend, along with his dad, Charles, for a special father-son weekend that includes a Bucks game, a Packers game and a trip to Miller Park.
Yesterday, the duo left their home in Georgia. Early in the evening, they touched down in MKE and headed over to the BMO Harris Bradley Center to watch the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Miami Heat.
And this afternoon, I met up with Will and Charles at the ballpark to give them a little tour. Charles has been here before, but this was a nice opportunity for Will to be able to take him inside the Clubhouse, on the field, etc.
It was also a great chance for me to show off the rest of the stadium, as Charles hasn’t had the chance to explore every level and Will’s experience has been limited mostly to the Clubhouse, field and bullpen.
And of course, there were the obligatory photo ops along the way…
We started our tour in the Media Interview Room and then progressed into the Clubhouse and out on to the field. It was interesting for them to see the field that’s been “put to bed” for the offseason. I shared with them my experience of helping the Grounds Crew with that process a few years back.
Then, we had to pay a visit to the bullpen:
“This is my office,” Will said to his dad as we entered the bullpen, which has also been tarped for the winter.
As I mentioned, Will has not had a lot of time to explore Miller Park himself (and just got his first taste of tailgating at the end of the season), so it was neat to take both guys around and show off all the stadium has to offer. We hit the U.S. Cellular Power Playground (above), the Harley-Davidson Deck, the Johnson Controls Stadium Club, the Meeting Rooms, and the Suites… we even stopped in my office!
I had told Will that the Brewers Clubhouse Sale was going on today (it wraps up at 7 p.m. CT tonight) and they decided they wanted to check it out.
I was curious to see how many people would recognize Will out of uniform and out of context. We rode down the elevator from the Hot Corner to the Service Level with some fans and walked through the Service Level to the Sale. Along the way, one fan stopped Will and shook his hand.
Inside the sale, the pair checked out all of the merchandise, including Will’s own locker nameplate that was for sale in the Authentics area and Will was only approached by one other savvy fan.
It was nice to catch up with Will, who said he is having a low-key offseason, getting in his workouts and playing a lot of golf. This trip back to Milwaukee is the only travel he had planned.
Will and Charles have dinner plans tonight and will do some more exploring tomorrow before taking a shuttle up to Lambeau Field for the Monday night Packers vs. Falcons game, along with Will’s brother-in-law and his father, who are flying in later this weekend to join them.
Being from Georgia, they are all Falcons fans, but they are excited for their first visit to Lambeau.
However, they do have some trepidation about the weather. “When we left Georgia, it was 71 degrees,” Will said. He noted that he brought all his hunting gear, including his boots with heated insoles, so he hopes he is prepared.
We’ll all have to follow him on Twitter (@White_Willy31) to see how the rest of their trip goes!