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Thank You, Brewers Fans!

It’s true, Brewers fans really are the best fans in all of baseball.

Thank you so much for coming out to Miller Park and showing your support this season. We can’t wait to see you back out here again in 2014!

Thank You Brewers Fans 2013

Just 116 days until Brewers On Deck!

Cheers,

John & Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Thank You, Brewers Fans!

It’s true, Brewers fans really are the best fans in all of baseball.

Thank you so much for coming out to Miller Park and showing your support this season.

In case you missed it, here is a video that was played last weekend during the Brewers vs. Cardinals games at Miller Park. Perhaps you spot yourself in here somewhere?

In addition, several of our players have special messages for you as well:

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Stay tuned to the blog and our social channels as we wrap up the 2013 season and look forward to 2014–we’ll have more to share.

Cheers,

Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Fan Appreciation Night Hits the Miller Park Parking Lots

As part of last night’s Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet, Brewers players were escorted on golf carts through the parking lots to surprise fans with gifts as a way of thanking everyone for their season-long support. After batting practice, the players hopped on the carts and went for the ride.

All the players, that is, except for Norichika Aoki, who decided he wanted to drive. He hopped in the driver’s seat of one of the carts and took off!

Every Brewers player and coach handed out bobbleheads, t-shirts and other Brewers goodies to fans in the parking lot to show appreciation for their support.

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Jean Segura even got in the act by flipping a burger on the grill at a tailgate and Tom Gorzelanny snuck a cookie from a group (both the burgers and the cookies looked and smelled great!).

The gesture caught most fans by surprise as they really didn’t really expect to see Brewers players cruising through the lots on golf carts.  It was a fun treat to see the reaction of the fans when the saw the players. There were a lot of double takes! It was also fun to see the reaction of the players, some of whom had never seen the extravagant tailgating that goes on before every Brewers game.

Were you in the parking lot yesterday?  Share your story with us in the comments section below!

–JOHN AND CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

Fan Appreciation Activities Highlight Upcoming Homestand

While we will officially celebrate Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet at Miller Park on Saturday, September 21 against the St. Louis Cardinals, there are many other prizes and giveaways planned for the final homestand of the year, which kicks off this Friday, September 13 vs. the Cincinnati Reds.

Here’s the rundown:

  • Friday, September 13 vs. Cincinnati Reds @ 7:10pm
  • Saturday, September 14 vs. Cincinnati Reds @12:05pm

Brewers Sponsor Coupon Book Giveaway

The first 25,000 fans 18 and older will receive a Brewers Coupon Book, featuring coupons for tickets, merchandise and offers from local sponsors.

  • Sunday, September 15 vs. Cincinnati Reds @1:10pm

Ben Oglivie Bobblehead Day

All fans will receive a collectible Brewers bobblehead, featuring former Brewers outfielder Ben Oglivie. Compliments of Waukesha Metal Products.

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  • Monday, September 16 vs. Chicago Cubs @7:10pm
  • Tuesday, September 17 vs. Chicago Cubs @7:10pm
  • Wednesday, September 18 vs. Chicago Cubs @7:10pm

2014 Brewers Magnetic Schedule Giveaway

All fans will receive a 2014 Milwaukee Brewers Magnetic Schedule.

  • Thursday, September 19 vs. Chicago Cubs @1:10pm

2014 Brewers Magnetic Schedule Giveaway

All fans will receive a 2014 Milwaukee Brewers Magnetic Schedule.

  • Friday, September 20 vs. St. Louis Cardinals @7:10pm

Brewers Grilling Set, sponsored by Potawatomi Bingo Casino

The first 20,000 fans 21 and older will receive a Brewers grilling set, courtesy of Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

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2014 Brewers Magnetic Schedule Giveaway

All fans will receive a 2014 Milwaukee Brewers Magnetic Schedule.

Saturday, September 21 vs. St. Louis Cardinals @6:10pm

Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Chevrolet

The evening will include numerous giveaways and prizes and one lucky fan will even win a 2014 Chevy Cruze LS.

All fans in attendance will receive a 2013 Brewers team photo and a 2014 Brewers magnetic schedule.  In addition, all fans will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win fabulous prizes, including autographed memorabilia, gift certificates to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park, a suite night for 14 guests to a game at Miller Park next season and many additional prizes from team corporate sponsors (prizes are subject to change). For additional information, visit Brewers.com/fanappreciation.

  • Sunday, September 22 vs. St. Louis Cardinals @7:05pm

Brewers Scratch-Off Card Giveaway

All fans will receive a Brewers scratch-off card revealing something for every fan!

2014 Brewers Magnetic Schedule Giveaway

All fans will receive a 2014 Milwaukee Brewers Magnetic Schedule.

Tickets for these games  are available at the Miller Park Box Office, online at Brewers.com or by calling the Brewers ticket office at (414) 902-4000.

We hope to see you back here at Miller Park!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Mark Attanasio’s Letter to Brewers Fans

I noticed after posting the news about the ticket price freeze this morning, some people were asking about the letter that Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio wrote to fans.

That letter is up on Brewers.com via this link.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

You Never Know Who Will Drop By Your Tailgate Party

As a gesture to say “Thank You” to fans for their continued support throughout the season, Brewers players and coaches rode golf carts through the Miller Park parking lots this afternoon shaking hands, saying “Thanks” and tossing t-shirts to tailgating fans.

I was lucky enough to hop on one of the carts and capture some photos along the way.  I rode with Craig Counsell, Joe Inglett and Kameron Loe.  These guys were having a fun the entire ride through the Yount and Uecker lots at Miller Park. They didn’t want to come back in!  The fans were caught off guard and were definitely surprised, but were cheering as we drove by.  It was a great experience and unforgettable for the fans and players as well.

Here are some of the pictures I snapped while riding along in the cart.

 

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The golf carts were lined up in the South Dock in the service level.  Around 30 carts took six different routes through the various parking lots at Miller Park.  Kudos to Katina Shaw, Erica Bowring and the volunteers around the Brewers Front Office who helped make this a smooth operation.

 

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Jonathan Lucroy waves to the camera as he and Brad Fischer get ready to depart.

 

axford.jpgJohn Axford waves and he speeds away.  He said he was going to throw mostly fastballs when throwing t-shirts to the fans, but hoped to sneak in a curveball or maybe a cutter.  I don’t know how that turned out for him, but regardless, I’m sure the fans were happy to see John and the t-shirts.

 

zackgamelkara.jpgZach Braddock, Mat Gamel and Kara Kabitzke of the Brewers front office get ready to depart.

 

group1.jpgA very energetic group of Brewers tailgaters enjoyed the visit from Brewers players.  This group encouraged our cart to stay for some brats and burgers, but we had more fans to visit.  It was pretty hard to resist the offer, the smell of the grill at a Miller Park tailgate party is something that I haven’t experienced in a long time!

 

inglettandyoungster.jpgJoe Inglett slaps a high five with a young Brewers fan.  The look on the faces of the fans as we drove through was great.  They were very surprised, but when they figured out what was going on, the cheers kept getting louder.

 

counsell.jpgCraig Counsell gets his picture taken from all different angles.

 

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Joe Inglett called Craig Counsell, a Whitefish Bay native, “The Mayor” as we drove through the lots.  He was shaking everybody’s hand to say thanks this afternoon.  Throughout the ride, fans yelled Counsell’s name and asked for “One more year.”  Truly a fan favorite, Counsell was enjoying himself as we rode around and talked to fans.

 

kamloe.jpgKameron Loe gets his picture taken by a couple of fans.  Loe said he had a great time driving through the parking lots and didn’t know the tailgating atmosphere at Miller Park was this much fun.

 

band.jpgThe Oconomowoc High School Marching Band received a special surprise as we pulled back into Miller Park.  Not only were they cheering loudly as we drove by, but I also heard the deep base of a tuba, smooth sound of a saxaphone and beat of some drums.   It was a great way to end the ride.

 

I hope this becomes a tradition at Miller Park.  I could see on the faces of all involved that everyone enjoyed themselves. 

With one more game left at Miller Park tomorrow afternoon, this was a great way for fans to show their support for the Brewers and the players to say “Thank you” to the great fans of Milwaukee. 

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

I’m not a big motorcycle guy, but…

…this bike looks pretty cool.

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As a part of the Brewers Fan Appreciation Weekend, one lucky fan will drive away from Saturday’s Brewers-Marlins game on this Harley-Davidson Custom Fat Boy Lo.  The Brewers have been using it for the Harley-Davidson first pitch delivery during the last couple games at Miller Park and it is pretty cool. 

There are a number of other prizes and giveaways including 2011 Brewers Schedule Magnets to all fans coming out Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as 2010 Team Photo Cards on Saturday.

There are many other surprises in store for Fan Appreciation Weekend, inside the stadium and in the parking lots.  If you can’t come out to Miller Park to see some of the surprises, we will share them with you here on the blog.  It will be a fun way to close out the Brewers 40th Anniversary Season.  I look forward to seeing everyone at Miller Park for the final homestand of 2010!  Get your Brewers baseball while you can because it is a long and cold winter!

– JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

John and Cait’s Blog Reader Appreciation

As we head into the final homestand at Miller Park for 2010, we’re really focused on all of the fans who have supported the team this year (and every year) and how much we appreciate them.

 

We’re all set for Fan Appreciation Weekend, which begins this Friday and continues on Saturday and Sunday. All fans coming out for those Brewers vs. Marlins game will receive a 2011 Brewers magnetic schedule upon entering Miller Park.  Plus, Saturday is Fan Appreciation Night–all fans in attendance will also receive a Brewers team photo card and have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes with random drawings throughout the game. Approximately 50 prizes will be provided to fans through drawings between each half-inning. Prizes will include a variety of Brewers autographed items, restaurant certificates and much more, including a grand prize – a Brewers-themed 2010 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Lo.

 

We are looking forward to celebrating the more than 2.7 million fans who passed through our turnstiles this season and in conjunction with this, I wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate three of our loyal blog readers from the 2010 season.

 

Thomas


Thomas01 copy.jpgFirst up is Thomas. Thomas has been a loyal supporter of the Brewers since 1985. He tells me that his favorite Brewers memories are the Brewers 13-0 start to the 1987 season and Robin Yount’s 3000th hit. In 1993, he took the oath of enlistment for the US Navy at County Stadium prior to the Brewers vs. Cleveland Indians game.

 

His favorite players are Jim Gantner, Gorman Thomas, Lorenzo Cain, Yovani Gallardo and Trevor Hoffman.

 

Scott, Matt and Jack


AhoColor copy.jpgNext, we have Scott and his sons, Matt and Jack. They are part of a Brewers family living in Illinois.

 

Scott has been a Brewers fan his whole life and met his wife, Julie, who was a lifelong Cubs fan, at Wrigley Field. Scott, Julie and their 11-year-old triplets Jack, Matt and Elizabeth, attended a couple games a year until just prior to the 2008 season when they decided to get 9-packs. During that season, Julie converted to become a Brewers fan and she hasn’t looked back. 

 

“The best part of the Miller Park experience is the family-friendly atmosphere,” Scott said.

Nicole


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Last but certainly not least, we have Nicole. Nicole is a huge Brewers fan. She tells me she has memorabilia on her walls and tons of Brewers clothing and accessories. She works at a coffee shop on the UW-Madison campus and whenever someone comes in wearing Brewers gear, she likes to compliment them on their great style.

 

She tells me, “I may not have as many years of being a Brewers fan as some of the other fans, but I have a love and passion for the Brewers, as well as baseball, that will match any seasoned-veteran.”

 

That sounds like a challenge to me! Send us your story at johnandcait@brewers.com and we might just feature you in our next post this week!

 

Thank you Thomas, Scott and Nicole for being such great Brewers fans and for sharing your stories with me last week. We hope to see you and our other readers at Miller Park this weekend and again in 2011!

 

-Cait

 

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