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It’s Hank!

The Great Pumpkin is fake. Paul is dead, Elvis lives, and man never walked on the moon. Sometimes myths and conspiracies have no end, no hard proof to end the debate.

But not today.

Through the wonders of advanced technology and modern medicine, baseball and dog lovers around the world can now rest easy. There is only one Hank, The Ballpark Pup.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine William S. Rice of Lakeside Animal Hospital, who has cared for Hank since his arrival in Milwaukee in the spring of 2014, confirmed the identity of Hank in an examination yesterday. Dr. Rice compared original and current dental records, which were a match. In addition, a microchip implanted in Hank when he moved from Arizona was scanned yesterday, and identification number matched Hank’s registration in the database.

For a second opinion, another scan was performed this morning by Dr. Nancy Weiss, Wisconsin Humane Society Veterinary Director, which reconfirmed that Hank is…Hank.

“Every day at the Wisconsin Humane Society, we see animals transform from scraggly strays to healthier, stunning pets simply because of excellent care and good grooming,” said Anne Reed, President and CEO of The Wisconsin Humane Society. “In Hank’s case, it’s evident that his transformation is solely due to the loving care he receives from his family. In addition, Hank was microchipped and a simple scan of a chip can reveal an animal’s identification. This technology not only helps to reunite lost animals with their families, but in Hanks’s case, verifies that he is indeed the true Hank.”

Hank was microchipped and a simple scan of a chip can reveal an animal's identification. This technology helps to reunite lost animals with their families.

Hank was microchipped and a simple scan of a chip can reveal an animal’s identification. This technology helps to reunite lost animals with their families.

The conspiracy stemmed from a post on BrewCrewBall.com that alleged that Hank was an impostor after comparing photos from the spring of 2014 to more recent images.

“We couldn’t ignore the dissimilarities, and while we all had a good laugh at the theory, we wanted to take the steps to reassure everyone through absolute proof that there was no Hank double,” said Rick Schlesinger, Brewers Chief Operating Officer. “Hank is part of the Brewers family, and if anything, the interest in today’s story shows how one stray dog can capture the hearts of a community. Along those lines, we knew that this would be a great opportunity to work with our friends at the Wisconsin Humane Society to deliver important messages about animal care, tracking and adoption.”

Hank’s story dates to February of 2014 when he wandered into the Brewers Spring Training complex in Maryvale, Arizona. Hank quickly became a fixture at Brewers camp, participating in workouts and becoming a media star on an international level. He moved to Milwaukee later that spring and was adopted by the family of Brewers Vice President and General Counsel Marti Wronski.

Hank and his "mom," Marti Wronski at today's press conference.

Hank and his “mom,” Marti Wronski at today’s press conference.

His rise to fame included being named “Dog of the Year” at the nationally televised World Dog Awards in 2015. And just last week, he appeared on stage at the request of Cesar Millan, “The Dog Whisperer.”

Bernie and Hank Visit the Mall, Spread Holiday Cheer

On the last weekend before Christmas, Bernie Brewer and Hank, the Brewers lovable Ballpark Pup, took to Southridge Mall to wrap up their shopping, visit Santa and spread holiday cheer.

The duo caused quite the stir in center court, where people of all ages quickly gathered hoping to pet the pup or pose for a pic.

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Before they left the mall, Hank and Bernie stopped to visit Santa Claus.

Hank and Bernie Visit Santa

-Cait

@CMoyer

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS HONOR HANK

This afternoon, Hank “the Ballpark Pup” was honored with another award as the Harlem Globetrotters named the Brewers’ lovable dog as “Honorary Mascot” today in the home clubhouse at Miller Park.

Hank was presented with a new red, white and blue Globetrotters  jersey today by two visiting Globetrotters players “El Gato” Melendez and “Slick Willie” Shaw to make the honor official.

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Hank will then serve in his new role when the Globetrotters play on New Year’s Eve at the BMO Harris Bradley Center during their 90th Anniversary World Tour.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Hank the Ballpark Pup Makes On-Stage Debut at A Christmas Carol

Last night (Wednesday, December 9), Hank the Ballpark Pup took to the stage with a walk-on role in a Milwaukee Repertory Theater production of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol.
Hank the Ballpark Pup made his stage debut last night.

Hank the Ballpark Pup made his stage debut last night.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this beloved Milwaukee holiday tradition, the Milwaukee Rep is welcoming a host of special guests to participate in a small role in the production. Last night, Hank the Ballpark Pup joined the ranks of Mayor Tom Barrett, Joe Bartolotta of Bartolotta’s Restaurants, Vince Vitrano of Today’s TMJ4, and Jeff Sherman of OnMilwaukee.com and other local personalities and community leaders who will appear as townspeople in Act II of the production on various dates this holiday season.
Here are a few photos from Hank’s bit night:

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Thanks to the Milwaukee Rep for providing those great photos, as well as this clip:
Following his debut, attendees had the opportunity to participate in a meet and greet with the Ballpark Pup in the lobby of the theater.
A Christmas Carol runs through December 24 at the Pabst Theater.

-Cait

 

Hank the Ballpark Pup Goes for Walk-On Role in A Christmas Carol

On Wednesday, December 9, Hank the Ballpark Pup will take to the stage with a walk-on role in a Milwaukee Repertory Theater production of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol.
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To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this beloved Milwaukee holiday tradition, the Milwaukee Rep is welcoming a host of special guests to participate in a small role in the production and launching a series of events and promotions to connect with fans and families in the weeks leading up to the show’s opening and beyond.

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Hank the Ballpark Pup will join the ranks of Mayor Tom Barrett, Joe Bartolotta of Bartolotta’s Restaurants, Vince Vitrano of Today’s TMJ4, and Jeff Sherman of OnMilwaukee.com and other local personalities and community leaders who will appear as townspeople in Act II of the production on various dates.
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On Wednesday, December 9, the date of his acting debut, attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a meet and greet with the Ballpark Pup in the lobby of the theater following the show.
A Christmas Carol runs December 1-24 at the Pabst Theater. Click here for showtimes and details.
This just in! The Milwaukee Rep has graciously offered Brewers fans a savings of 20 percent on tickets to the show when you use the code HANK at checkout.*

We’ll be sure to provide “pup”dates and photos from the production as we get them!

-Cait

*Promo is good for up to 8 adult tickets for December 1-13 performances, excluding Dec. 5 and 6. Not valid on previous purchases or combined with any other discount. Taxes and fees not included. Subject to availability. Promo code expires December 13.

Third 2016 All-Fan Giveaway Revealed: Barking BobbleHank Set for June 12

Next season’s All-Fan Giveaway reveal is underway!

Yesterday, we unveiled that the first two giveaways of 2016 will feature an 1980s Vintage Brewer bobblehead and the Brewers franchise leader in home runs, Ryan Braun.

And, with a lineup that features plenty of fan favorites, a handful of new faces and even a couple unexpected twists, we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for 2016.

Today, we’ll fill you in on giveaways #3 and #4. 

Our third All-Fan Giveaway of 2016 features Hank, the Brewers Ballpark Pup.

If you thought last year’s BobbleHank was cute, just wait till you see what we have in store for this season! On Sunday, June 12 when the Brewers take on the New York Mets, the ballpark pup returns to the #Brewers All-Fan Lineup with a one-of-a-kind barking bobblehead.

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Make sure to follow us on our website at brewers.com/allfans and across all of our social media platforms this week–including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram– to be the first to see our 2016 All-Fan Giveaway schedule, plus have a chance to win tickets to those games.

If you don’t win, don’t worry.  Individual tickets will go on sale in spring. However, if you’d like to secure your tickets for this game early, the Barking BobbleHank is included in select season ticket packages which are on sale now.

Be sure to check back in the coming months as we also unveil the image of the actual bobblehead when we get it!

Stay tuned to the blog, our social channels and brewers.com/allfans all week as we unveil more of our schedule!

– Cait

@CMOYER

July Bobble of the Month

Last season, the Brewers Team Store released limited edition bobbleheads available for fans to purchase.

These bobbleheads were such a hit that they’re selling them again. The 2015 Mascot Bobble of the Month Series features seven bobbles, with one new bobble being released each month, March – September.

The July Bobble of the Month were available beginning yesterday at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park.

July BOM

The fifth bobblehead in the series features Hot Dog and Hank the Ballpark Pup celebrating the Fourth of July with a picnic complete with pie!

It retails for $99 and quantities are limited–only 250 will be produced–so you’ll want to hurry. I’m also told these will be available at a later date on brewers.com–I’ll do my best to keep you posted!

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewed for Her Event in Full Swing

Today, prior to and during the Brewers vs. Nationals game, we are hosting a special “Brewed For Her” event in the Gehl Club at Miller Park, an event geared toward women showcasing multiple products that are sold in the Brewers Team Stores, along with fashion tips, and interactive beauty stations highlighting new Brewers hair and nail accessories.

The event began at noon today, 1.5 hours  before gates opened to the general public. This allowed attendees to time to shop the stores, visit vendor booths, and take part in additional activities before the game began. Over 30 vendors participated in this event and attendees received a special 20% savings on merchandise purchased during the event.

Brewed for Her Agenda

The event kicked off with a Fashion Show in the Gehl Club emceed by Rick Schlesinger and Sophia Minnaert from FOX Sport Wisconsin.

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Gone are the days of wearing men’s t-shirts to games and ill-fitting tank tops. The Brewers Team Store is chock-full of a variety of gear to suit any woman’s taste and almost any occasion such as attending a game, working out, or just being a weekend warrior. Plus, lots of other items for around the home and tailgating.

Here are a just a few photos of some of the offerings on display at Brewed for Her:

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Hank the Ballpark Pup was also on hand for a special meet and greet with the fans.

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In addition, attendees could enjoy a beer and wine tasting and beauticians were on hand during the event to offer advice and give demonstrations–the station to have your nails painted and/or hair styled with purchased Brewers accessories was very popular.

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Attendees also received a Brewers vs. Nationals game ticket in the upscale Gehl Club at Miller Park, which included Hors d’oeuvres, an all-you-can-eat buffet and two complimentary beverages. 

Each attendee also left with a special reusable Brewed for Her swag bag containing a variety of items; items varied in each bag, but here’s a sample:

Brewed for Her Gift Bag

Attendees also could stick around for the O.A.R. postgame concert–what a fun, full day!

Kudos to Jill Aronoff and all of the staff that helped bring this event together. This was the third year of the event and they really set the bar high for any events like this in the future!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

June Bobble of the Month

Last season, the Brewers Team Store released limited edition bobbleheads available for fans to purchase.

These bobbleheads were such a hit that they’re selling them again. The 2015 Mascot Bobble of the Month Series features seven bobbles, with one new bobble being released each month, March – September.

The June Bobble of the Month is available beginning today at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park.

Just in time for Polish Fest, yhis bobblehead features Polish Sausage celebrating the “Piwowarzy” with Hank.

June BOM

It retails for $99 and quantities are limited–only 250 will be produced–so you’ll want to hurry. I’m also told these will be available at a later date on brewers.com–I’ll do my best to keep you posted!

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

May Bobble of the Month

Last season, the Brewers Team Store released limited edition bobbleheads available for fans to purchase.

These bobbleheads were such a hit that they’re selling them again. The 2015 Mascot Bobble of the Month Series features seven bobbles, with one new bobble being released each month, March – September.

The May Bobble of the Month is available beginning today at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park.

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, this bobblehead features Chorizo and Hank the Ballpark Pup:

2015 May BOM Chorizo

It retails for $99 and quantities are limited–only 250 will be produced–so you’ll want to hurry. I’m also told these will be available at a later date on brewers.com–I’ll do my best to keep you posted!

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

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