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Sunday, September 15: Ben Oglivie Bobblehead Day sponosored by Waukesha Metal Products

And last, but certainly not least….. our tenth and final bobblehead of the 2013 season will be a Ben Oglivie bobblehead on Sunday, September 15 as the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park.

Ben Oglivie was a Brewers outfielder from 1978-1986. Like Gorman Thomas (who was also announced as a 2013 bobblehead yesterday), Ben was a member of the 1982 AL Championship team under Manager Harvey Kuenn (another 2013 bobblemate!) and one of Harvey’s Wallbangers.

This is the first full-size Brewers bobblehead of the three-time Brewers All-Star (1980, 1981 & 1982) that we’ve given out at Miller Park.

Individual tickets go on sale in February, but you can secure yours early! The Ben Oglivie bobblehead is included in the following ticket packages:

20-Game Sunday Plus Plan  

4-Pack Double Bobble Plan [Holiday 4-Packs go on sale on Tuesday, November 13! Call (414) 902-HITS (4487) for details!]

And…that’s a wrap! Stay tuned to the blog for more updates—including photos of the bobbleheads–as we get them!

6/13/13 Update: The Oglivie Bobble design is in! What do you think?

Oglivie Bobblehead

 

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

We #BREWLIEVE!

For Brewers fans, it’s been quite the September to remember. Over the last 29 games, the Crew is 23-6 and, so far this month the Crew has gone 14-4, including three-game sweeps against the Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Crew is now 4-0-1 over their last 5 road series and has gone 12-5 over the last 17 road games.

During that time, according to the website coolstandings.com, the Brewers chances of making the 2012 Postseason have risen dramatically from .6% on September 1 to 17.5% as of today.

Currently, just one team—the St. Louis Cardinals—is ahead of the Brewers in the race for the second NL Wild Card spot. They lead by only 2.5 games as of the time of this post.

And, of course, there is still plenty of work to be done. The Brewers face a tough four-game set against the Washington Nationals and then a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds, both teams that clinched playoff berths yesterday.

However, then we return home for our final six regular season games of the year, three against the Houston Astros (September 28-30) and three against the San Diego Padres (October 1-3).

And, as we know, thanks to you guys, the best fans in baseball, we’ve got a home field advantage at Miller Park that is second to none. The Brewers have always had one of the best home records in baseball. Last season the team set a franchise record with 57 wins at Miller Park. This season, the Brewers are 46-29 at home including winning 19 of their last 22 home games.  The Brewers tied a Miller Park record with nine straight wins from August 20 – September 12.

Brewers fans have remained positive this season and maintained that “never say die” attitude. Despite any apparent adversity, we all continue to believe in our team.

In fact, there’s a term for Brewers fans believing in the Crew. It’s something we’ve noticed that has been catching on across various social channels already and we’re jumping on board because, yes, like you, we #BREWLIEVE.

So, as of now, the Brewers are hanging in there, winning games and doing their part. You can do yours by coming out and showing your support for the team during the final homestand of the season and spreading the #BREWLIEVE message to your friends.

Tweet using the hashtag to tell them why you #BREWLIEVE in the Crew. Share the graphic on Facebook and/or download your I #Brewlieve Facebook Timeline image here.

While no one knows how things will pan out, one thing’s for sure: MLB’s addition of two more Wild Card teams and a single elimination game in each league has certainly added to the excitement of the playoff push.

On Wednesday morning, Commissioner Selig told MLB.com’s Mark Newman, “It’s been amazing. It’s fascinating to watch the different things that have happened. We’ve got great division races, we’ve got a little of everything. You really judge how well we’ve done by the number of teams Labor Day and then post-Labor Day that are still in the hunt. Even I didn’t think we could do this well.”

Keep the faith, Brewers fans! #BREWLIEVE!

-John and Cait
johnandcait@brewers.com

Note: With the second Wild Card format for 2012, the three division winners in each league will await the survivor of a one-game playoff between the Wild Card teams in each league. Both games are slated for Friday, October 5, two days after the end of the regular season. Barring weather disruptions, the Division Series field of four teams in each league will begin the following Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets for $4.01? This April Fools’ Offer is NO JOKE!

Hey Brewers fans! This ticket offer is NO JOKE!

Tomorrow, starting at 9 a.m., you can purchase tickets in the Loge Outfield, Club Outfield and Loge Bleachers for the April 25, 26 and 27 games vs. the Cincinnati Reds for just $4.01, courtesy of Potawatomi!

Click here and enter the code “FIRST” in the password box to get yours tomorrow.

It would be foolish to miss this great offer! Offer available while supplies last. Limit of 8 tickets per game.

Happy April Fools’ Day from the Milwaukee Brewers and Potawatomi!

-CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

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