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Name That Tune…Brewers Edition

If you were at any of the games during Opening Weekend, along with taking in the new concession items (stay tuned for the return of “What John and Cait Ate” during the next homestand!) and other changes around the ballpark, you might have found yourself taking in some new music as well, especially as our players walked up to the plate, or our pitchers entered the games.

For players, this is often an important decision. What brief part of a song is going to send a message to the fans—and what do I want that message to be? Do I keep the same song that I had last year? What’s the hit that is going to produce the most hits? Is it a superstitious thing, do I want fans to sing along, or do I just use my favorite song right now?

And, it’s a big deal because sometimes, fans might not remember your exact career batting average or ERA with the team, but they just might remember your at-bat song.

Take these blasts from the past, for instance, which were very distinctive and will probably always stick out–in my mind, at least–as being associated with a certain player at a certain time: Tyler Houston using Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out” (2001);  Frank Catalanotto and Mark Kotsay using The Outfield’s “Your Love” (2009; 2011—“Josie’s on a vacation far away….”); or Brooks Kieschnick entering the game to George Strait’s “Cowboys Like Us” (2004).

Being a country music fan, I’m always especially alert when I hear a country song,  so, on Opening Day, when Mat Gamel approached the plate and I heard “…out in the sticks with the squirrels and the ticks…” sung by a familiar-sounding deep country voice, blare out over the PA, I had to know who it was.

Hence, if you’re like me and you’re attuned to the tunes, you’ll probably enjoy seeing this list—and updating your iPod playlists accordingly.

2012 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC

Norichika Aoki: “Right Round” by Flo Rida

Ryan Braun: “A Dream” by Jay-Z

Yovani Gallardo: “My Time” by Fabolous

Mat Gamel: “Drinkin’ Beer and Wastin’ Bullets” by Luke Bryan (Cait’s Note: Aha! Luke Bryan!)

Carlos Gomez: “Papa Dios Me Dijo” by Secreto El Famoso Biberon; “Te Pue Cuida” by El Batallon

Alex Gonzalez: “Salio el Sol” by Don Omar

Zack Greinke: “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day

Corey Hart: “Until the Whole World Hears” by Casting Crowns

Travis Ishikawa: “Ignition” by tobyMac

George Kottaras: “Sober” by Tool

Jonathan Lucroy: “Fight Inside” by Red

Shaun Marcum: “Till I Collapse” by Eminem

Nyjer Morgan: “Beastin’” by E-40; “Function” by E-40

Rickie Weeks:  “Ambition” by Wale

Randy Wolf: “Aenima” by Tool

2012 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC

John Axford: “New Noise” by Refused

Tim Dillard: “Papa Americano” by DJ Kiley

Yovani Gallardo: “My Time” by Fabolous

Zack Greinke: “My Kind of Party” by Jason Aldean

Kameron Loe: “Of Wolf and Man” by Metallica

Francisco Rodriguez: “Sandungueso” by Tego Calderon

Randy Wolf: “Bottom” by Tool

In case you weren’t aware, we do keep a list of these songs on brewers.com and try our best to update it accordingly, so you might want to bookmark this page for future reference.

Update 1: I also took most of these songs and turned then into a personal playlist on Spotify. I’m going to try to keep it updated during the season, so join me in listening if you’re like!

Update 2: Some people have been asking about the song played after the Brewers hit home runs at Miller Park.  Here’s your answer: “Cherry Lips” by Garbage is the most regular one played, but we also play is “Slam” by Onyx. Also, the song played after Brewers victories is currently “All I Do is Win” by DJ Khaled.

So now, what about you? What’s your favorite, or most memorable Brewers at-bat song? And, if you were a player, what song might you choose as yours?

-CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

A To Z Guide for Game 2 of the NLCS

Coming to Miller Park for Game 2 today?  Here is your A to Z guide of things to know to know before heading out to the ballpark and watching Game 2  Here is the ticket you should use for today’s game:

NLCS Game 2 Ticket

NLCS Game 2

BREWERS TEAM STORE BY MAJESTIC: The Brewers Team Store by Majestic has been open since 8 a.m. while the Brewers Team Store at Home Plate Gate will open at 4 p.m. There will also be satellite merchandise locations throughout the Miller Park parking lots.  The stores will be open until an hour after the game ends.There will also be satellite merchandise locations throughout the Miller Park parking lots-just look for the trailers!  

CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH: The first pitch will be thrown out by Mike Kilar. Mike and Mary Kilar’s son Treyton, who loved baseball, the Brewers and particularly Prince Fielder, was tragically killed by a drunk driver one month shy of his 7th birthday.  Catching tomorrow’s ceremonial first pitch will be Prince Fielder.

The Kilar family and the community are rallying to build the Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams in his memory.  Brewers Community Foundation is making a $10,000 donation to the Whitewater Community Foundation to help the project. Fans can lend their support to this project by visiting Treysfield.org.

GAME PROGRAM: A limited number of Milwaukee Brewers 2011 NLCS Game Programs will be available for $10.

GAME TIME: The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT.

GATES OPEN: 5 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: The national anthem will be performed by Joel Kopischke.

PARKING LOTS: The Miller Park Parking Lots will open at4 p.m.

PITCHERS: RHP Shaun Marcum vs. RHP Edwin Jackson.

PROMOTIONAL ITEM:All fans in attendance will receive this rally towel courtesy of Kohls:

NLCS Game 2 Towel

NLCS Game 2 Towel

RADIO: Listen to the game on 620 WTMJ or ESPN Radio.

ROOF STATUS: The status of the roof will be announced tomorrow.  Fans and media may call the Brewers roof hotline for the latest update (414-902-4636). 

TV: The game will be televised exclusively on TBS.

WEATHER FORECAST: Sunny, 66.

WORLD SERIES MAGIC NUMBER: 7.

See you there!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

A To Z Guide for Game 1 of the NLCS

Well, here we are–the NLCS!

Coming to Miller Park for Game 1 today?  Here is your A to Z guide of things to know to know before heading out to the ballpark and watching Game 1.  Here is the ticket you should use for today’s game:

NLCS Game 1 Ticket

NLCS Game 1 Ticket

BREWERS TEAM STORE BY MAJESTIC: The Brewers Team Store by Majestic has been open since 8 a.m. while the Brewers Team Store at Home Plate Gate will open at Noon. There will also be satellite merchandise locations throughout the Miller Park parking lots.  The stores will be open until 8 p.m. or an hour after the game ends.There will also be satellite merchandise locations throughout the Miller Park parking lots-just look for the trailers! Please note: A select collection of new Brewers NLCS apparel will be available at the Team Store beginning today!

CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH: The first pitch will be thrown out by Gorman Thomas.

GAME PROGRAM: A limited number of Milwaukee Brewers 2011 NLCS Game Programs will be available for $10.

GAME TIME: The first pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. CT.

GATES OPEN: 1 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: The national anthem will be performed by Joseph Attanasio.

PARKING LOTS: The Miller Park Parking Lots will open at Noon.

PITCHERS: RHP Zack Greinke vs. LHP Jaime Garcia.

PROMOTIONAL ITEM:All fans in attendance will receive this rally towel courtesy of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

NLCS Game 1 Rally Towel

NLCS Game 1 Rally Towel


RADIO: Listen to the game on 620 WTMJ or ESPN Radio.

ROOF STATUS: The roof is expected to be open but is subject to changing weather conditions.  Fans and media may call the Brewers roof hotline for the latest update (414-902-4636). 

TV: The game will be televised exclusively on TBS.

WEATHER FORECAST: Sunny, 74.

WORLD SERIES MAGIC NUMBER: 8.

See you there!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

A To Z Guide for Game 5 of the NLDS

Coming to Miller Park for Game 5 today?  Here is your A to Z guide of things to know to know before heading out to the ballpark and watching Game 5.  Here is the ticket you should use for today’s game:

NLDS Game 3 Ticket

NLDS Game 3 Ticket

BREWERS TEAM STORE BY MAJESTIC: The Brewers Team Store by Majestic has been open since 8 a.m. while the Brewers Team Store at Home Plate Gate will open at 1 p.m. There will also be satellite merchandise locations throughout the Miller Park parking lots.  The stores will be open until 8 p.m. or an hour after the game ends.There will also be satellite merchandise locations throughout the Miller Park parking lots-just look for the trailers!

CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH: The first pitch will be thrown out by Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig.

GAME PROGRAM: A limited number of Milwaukee Brewers 2011 NLDS Game Programs will be available for $8. Each game program is individually numbered. Two of the four game covers are already sold out (Braun and Fielder).

GAME TIME: The first pitch is scheduled for 4:07 p.m. CT.

GATES OPEN: 2 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: The national anthem will be performed by Jennifer Schafer.

PARKING LOTS: The Miller Park Parking Lots will open at 1 p.m.

PITCHERS: RHP Yovani Gallardo vs. RHP Ian Kennedy.

PROMOTIONAL ITEM:All fans in attendance will receive this rally towel courtesy of ATI Physical Therapy.

All fans in attendance at Game 5 of the NLDS on Friday will receive this rally towel, courtesy of ATI Physical Therapy.

RADIO: Listen to the game on620 WTMJ or ESPN Radio.

ROOF STATUS: The roof status for today’s game has yet to be determined by Major League Baseball.  Call the Brewers roof hotline today for the latest updates (414-902-4636).

TV: The game will be televised exclusively on TBS.

WEATHER FORECAST: Sunny, 75.

WORLD SERIES MAGIC NUMBER: 9

See you there!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

A To Z Guide for Game 2 of the NLDS

Coming to Miller Park for Game 2 today?  Here is your A to Z guide of things to know to know before heading out to the ballpark and watching Game 2.  Here is the ticket you should use for today’s game:

NLDS Game 2 Ticket

NLDS Game 2 Ticket

BREWERS TEAM STORE BY MAJESTIC: The Brewers Team Store by Majestic has been open since 8 a.m. while the Brewers Team Store at Home Plate Gate will open at 1 p.m. There will also be satellite merchandise locations throughout the Miller Park parking lots.  The stores will be open until 8 p.m. or an hour after the game ends.There will also be satellite merchandise locations throughout the Miller Park parking lots-just look for the trailers!

CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH: The first pitch will be thrown out by Brewers Hall of Famer Robin Yount

GAME PROGRAM: A limited number of Milwaukee Brewers 2011 NLDS Game Programs will be available for $8. Each game program is individually numbered.

GAME TIME: The first pitch is scheduled for 4:07 p.m. CT.

GATES OPEN: 2 p.m.

LINEUP: Here is today’s Brewers starting lineup:

Game Two Lineup

Game Two Lineup

NATIONAL ANTHEM: The national anthem will be performed by Whitney Clapper.

PARKING LOTS: The Miller Park Parking Lots will open at 1 p.m.

PITCHERS: RHP Zack Greinke vs. RHP Daniel Hudson.

PROMOTIONAL ITEM: All fans in attendance will receive this rally towel courtesy of Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

All fans in attendance at Game 2 of the NLDS today will receive this rally towel, courtesy of Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

ROOF STATUS: The roof will be closed for today’s game.

WEATHER FORECAST:Sunny, 62.

WORLD SERIES MAGIC NUMBER: 10

See you there!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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