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ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famed baseball player whose struggle with this disease and death in 1941 brought it national attention.
And recently, the disease has been gaining a LOT of attention as your social media feeds have probably been overtaken by videos of your friends dumping buckets of ice water on their heads to raise awareness about this disease and funds to fight it.
Former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates was diagnosed with the disease in 2012, and Pete, along with fellow ALS patient Pat Quinn, began what is known as the “Ice Bucket Challenge” on their own social networks in late July to raise money and awareness for the disease with which approximately 5600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with each year and as many as 30,000 Americans may have at any given time (per the ALSA).
The challenge is quite simple: Fill up a bucket of ice water, as cold as you can get. Have someone record a video while you dump the bucket over your head. Then share on social media, issuing the challenge to three friends.
The challenge reached the Brewers when former Brewers prospect and recent winner of The Bachelorette, Josh Murray, issued the challenge to our own Ryan Braun:
Never one to back down from a challenge, Ryan accepted and issued the challenge to three more individuals…who just happen to be his teammates. Take a look here:
Thank you, social media, Pete Frates, Pat Quinn, Josh Murray and Ryan Braun for helping #StrikeOutALS.
Here’s looking at you, Jonathan, Kyle and Carlos!
Today was Brewers Team Photo Day at Miller Park.
The risers were set up in the infield early this afternoon and Brewers Team Photographer Scott Paulus and his staff were on hand to take the official 2014 photo.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I was never a big fan of “picture day” back in school.
Now imagine that times 100, factoring in getting together all of the players–in uniform–along with coaches and staff….without the added bonus of a free comb. You can only hope everyone is on time and hope that nobody blinks.
Add in guys making funny faces, bunny ears and the lot….
…and Carlos Gomez whipping out his cell phone to take a selfie in the middle of it:
and it seems like we could all be in for a long day.
However, Scott’s the ultimate professional and he’s been doing this for many, many years now. He know what he needs to do to get the guys in, out, and looking great each time.
But what happened today when Scott handed over his camera to Carlos Gomez after the official photo was taken?
#BrewersTeamSelfie, that’s what.
Here’s what that looked like from my point of view, as it was happening:
And Carlos kept clicking away. He cut off some guys in this one, but it’s too good not to share.
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2014 Milwaukee Brewers!
I may be slightly biased, but I think this photo beats Ellen’s any day.
The second update for the “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year” award has Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez in first place with 39 percent of the votes. Fans currently have the opportunity to vote for the Brewers player who they believe best personifies the characteristics of hard work and an aggressive approach to playing the game.
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy is in second place with 27 percent of the votes and outfielder Ryan Braun ranks third with 9 percent of the votes.
From now through Sunday, September 7, fans can vote by visiting Brewers.com/WeEnergies. Additionally, fans may cast their votes via text message at designated Brewers home games, and local media will have the opportunity to participate via an emailed ballot. Votes from fans, media and We Energies will be combined to determine the winner.
Each fan voting online as a part of the “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year” promotion will be entered to win a Brewers VIP package. The winner will be randomly selected to receive Field Diamond Box tickets for six guests and will participate in a pre-game ceremony on the field when the Brewers take on the Chicago Cubs on Friday, September 26. The winner will also receive an autographed jersey signed by the High-Energy Player of the Year, the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and the use of a Club Level suite for a 2015 Brewers home game.
Fans can check results regularly as voting totals will be announced on a monthly basis. Fifty-two lucky fans also will win four Loge Outfield tickets for a Brewers home game between June 1 and September 28.
Carlos Gomez won the award in 2013. Other past winners include Ryan Braun (2008 and 2012) Nyjer Morgan (2011), Rickie Weeks (2010), Craig Counsell (2009), Prince Fielder (2007) and Bill Hall (2006). For more information, please visit Brewers.com/WeEnergies.
Prior to today’s game, our four Brewers All-Stars Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy, Aramis Ramirez and Francisco Rodriguez, were presented with their jerseys by a representative from Majestic Athletic, Manager Ron Roenicke and President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Doug Melvin.
Congratulations once again, we know you will represent us well in Minnesota.
Tune in to the All-Star Game on FOX this Tuesday, July 15 at 7pm CT.
BACK OF THE SHOP, a new series from FOX Sports Originals and Relativity Media, is an unfiltered look at conversations between some of today’s biggest names in sports and entertainment set in the back of Jordan Sport Barbershop, which sits a tape-measure home run away from Yankee Stadium.
Tomorrow’s episode, which was filmed while the Brewers were in town to play the Mets in mid-June, features Brewers All-Star Carlos Gomez showing off his rap skills, along with fellow Brewers All-Star Francisco Rodriguez, Mets outfielder Chris Young and Super Bowl Champion wide receiver Plaxico Burress.
“I have my own studio at home,” Carlos says. “And every time that I have something on my mind that I have to say that I can’t say, I go to my studio, have a glass of wine, and speak out.”
Click here for a preview: Brewers’ All-Star Outfielder Carlos Gomez Shows Off His Rap Skills
Tune in tomorrow, Saturday, July 12 at Noon on FOX Sports 1. As a reminder, tomorrow’s Brewers vs. Cardinals game broadcast is also on FOX Sports 1, beginning at 2:30pm CT. And don’t forget to tweet #BrewersOnFS1 to show your support in the hashtag battle vs. the Cardinals!
Earlier today, we announced the “My All-Star” Ticket Packages, which include a free t-shirt featuring one of the four Brewers All-Stars.
While the”My All-Star” tees are exclusive to those purchasing the package, we’re also pleased to note that we have official All-Star player tees and jerseys for each of our four All-Stars is in stock at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park and on brewers.com.
Here’s a preview:
Fans once again showed the power of their vote this season as both Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez were elected to start in this year’s All-Star Game, while Francisco Rodriguez and Jonathan Lucroy joined the All-Stars on the player vote. With a franchise-record-tying four players on the National League team, we’re marking the occasion by offering a ticket and merchandise package featuring each of the Club’s four All-Star representatives.
The four “My All-Star” ticket packages each include tickets to any four midweek games of the fan’s choice (beginning July 21) plus a limited-edition t-shirt featuring their favorite All-Star player – not available for sale anywhere else. Each package is priced according to the uniform number of the designated All-Star player, meaning that fans will not only be able to show their support for their favorite Brewers All-Star, they’ll be able to select from packages starting at just $16 per game.
Fans will receive one t-shirt for each ticket package purchased. Shirt sizes are Adult Medium and Extra Large.
“We have seen how Brewers fans over-deliver in their All-Star voting efforts, and this ticket plan will give fans another opportunity to show their support for their favorite All-Stars,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “With the team leading the Central Division and games becoming more meaningful every day, we expect these packages to be very popular as we head into the stretch run.”
The ticket plan details are as follows:
The “Aramis is My All-Star” Plan: Terrace Box tickets to any four midweek games plus a limited-edition t-shirt for $64 (based on his uniform number 16 – $16×4=$64)
The “Luuuuc is My All-Star” Plan: Loge Bleachers tickets to any four midweek games plus a limited-edition t-shirt for $80 (based on his uniform number 20 – $20×4=$80)
The “Gomez is My All-Star” Plan: Loge Outfield tickets to any four midweek games plus a limited-edition t-shirt for $108 (based on his uniform number 27 – $27×4=$108)
The “K-Rod is My All-Star” Plan: Field Diamond Box tickets (Sections 110 and 125 only) to any four midweek games plus a limited-edition t-shirt for $228 (based on his uniform number 57 – $57×4=$228)
Tickets are on sale now at Brewers.com/myallstar, or by calling (414) 902-GAME.
The Milwaukee Brewers today had four players selected to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It marks only the fifth time in franchise history that the team has had four All-Stars. Center fielder Carlos Gomez (starter), third baseman Aramis Ramirez (starter), catcher Jonathan Lucroy and pitcher Francisco Rodriguez will represent the Brewers at this year’s Midsummer Classic, which will be played at Target Field in Minnesota on Tuesday, July 15 at 7pm CT.
In addition to the 2014 season, the Brewers had four All-Star selections in 1980 (Cecil Cooper, Paul Molitor, Ben Oglivie and Robin Yount), 1982 (Cooper, Rollie Fingers, Oglivie and Yount), 1983 (Cooper, Oglivie, Ted Simmons and Yount) and 2007 (Francisco Cordero, Prince Fielder, J.J. Hardy and Ben Sheets). The Brewers have multiple All-Star starters for the seventh time (1980, 1982, 1983, 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2014).
Gomez, 28, has been selected to his second All-Star Game and first as a starter. He was a first-time All-Star last season. Gomez finished second among National League outfielders in fan voting (4,068,745), trailing only the Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen (4,519,440) and just ahead of the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (4,059,746). He is batting .299 with 13 HR and 45 RBI in 80 games this season.
Ramirez, 36, has been selected to his third All-Star Game and second as a starter. He started the 2005 All-Star Game as an injury replacement for Scott Rolen. He was also an All-Star in 2008. Ramirez had 2,318,611 votes in fan balloting, finishing ahead of the Mets’ David Wright (1,979,883). He is batting .287 with 11 HR and 41 RBI in 63 games this season.
Lucroy, 28, has been selected to his first All-Star Game. He was selected via the player vote, finishing first among National League catchers with 420 votes. Lucroy is batting .329 with 9 HR and 44 RBI in 82 games this season. He entered today’s game leading the National League in multi-hit games (31) and among the league leaders in batting average (2nd), doubles (2nd), hits (T3rd), on-base percentage (4th), slugging percentage (5th), OPS (5th) and extra-base hits (5th).
Rodriguez, 32, has been selected to his fifth All-Star Game. He was also an All-Star in 2004, 2007 and 2008 with the Angels and in 2009 with the Mets. Rodriguez was selected via the player vote, finishing second among National League relievers with 138 votes, trailing only the Braves’ Craig Kimbrel (190). He is 3-2 with a 2.34 ERA and 27 saves in 42 appearances this season while holding opponents to a .187 batting average. His 27 saves tied Kimbrel for the Major League lead entering today’s game.