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Congrats to the #BrewersOnDeck Winners!

Thank you to the nearly 12,000 fans who streamed through the doors of the Wisconsin Center on Sunday, January 31!

From autographs, photographs and interviews to game shows, merchandise and kids activities there was something for everyone and so much going on it was almost dizzying at times.

For me personally, it was a ton of fun working over at the Social Media Stage. I asked you to stop by, check it out and say hello and you did! We had some great crowds and I enjoyed meeting a lot of my Twitter buddies in person.

 

In case you missed my recaps last week, be sure to check out Photobombs with Jimmy Nelson, Martin Maldonado and Taylor Jungmann; the #BrewersPhone with Tyler Thornburg and Gorman Thomas; highlights from the #AskMaverick Twitter Q&A with Brett Phillips; a rundown on Heads Up! with Michael Blazek and Corey Knebel; and of course, the Lip Sync Battle between Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress.

And thank YOU for submitting your photos on Twitter & Instagram using #BrewersOnDeck! The contest ended yesterday and we’ve selected our winners!

Congrats to Laura and Holly, who won autographed baseballs and Brewers prize packs:

Lookin so fly with @jimmy_j_nelson #BrewersOnDeck

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And congratulations to Sadie who is this year’s grand prize winner! She’ll receive a prize pack, tickets to a game and a trip down Bernie’s slide:

My awesome day at #brewersondeck!!! @brewers 💙💛⚾

A photo posted by Sadie Keller❤ (@_skeller42) on

Thank you once again for attending Brewers On Deck. Opening Day is just 56 days away. #SeeUApril4!

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

Epic Lip Sync Battle Breaks Out at Brewers On Deck

Thank you to the 11,763 fans who came out to Brewers On Deck at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee today!

There were so many stages and events going on all day long that it was impossible to cover it all from a social media standpoint–especially considering that we had our hands full at the Social Media Stage.

This year we pulled out all the stops, including Photo Bombs (with Jimmy Nelson and then Martin Maldonado & Taylor Jungmann), a #BrewersPhone takeover with Tyler Thornburg & Gorman Thomas, Twitter Q&A with  Top OF prospect Brett Phillips, a game of Heads Up! with Michael Blazek & Corey Knebel and, last but certainly not least, a much-hyped lip sync battle between Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress.

This outgoing dynamic duo each chose their songs in advance and performed them in front of the audience at our stage this afternoon.

In round 1, JJ led off with “Where Are U Now” by Justin Bieber and Will followed that up with Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” 

In round 2, JJ “sang” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by the Temptations and Will answered with “P.Y.T.” by Michael Jackson.

For the tiebreaker round, we chose the song…. The guys each had to do their best version of Adele’s “Hello.” 

The winner was decided on by the cheers of the crowds. Admittedly it was a VERY close competition. JJ’s got mad dance moves and Will’s humor/”singing” really got the audience riled up.

Alas, we had to choose a winner and Will Smith was dubbed the 2016 #BrewersOnDeck Lip Sync Battle Winner.

For his prize, Will went home with a copy of “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston’s Greatest Hits CD and he also won an Adele shirt. However, he had the choice of wearing it for the rest of the day, or making JJ wear it instead.

Here’s what he chose:

Jeffress

Don’t worry folks, we didn’t leave JJ hangin’. He left with the parting gift of a Justin Bieber plush throw.

Will & JJ pose with their prizes post-lip sync battle at Brewers On Deck. [Photo: Scott Paulus/Brewers]

Will & JJ pose with their prizes post-lip sync battle at Brewers On Deck. [Photo: Scott Paulus/Brewers]

For those of you interested in watching a rough previously live streamed version of the full battle, you have until about 2pm CT on Monday to view the Periscope Broadcast here.

Time for me to sign off for tonight, but we’ll have more Brewers On Deck recap coverage, probably all week long. There was just that much great content.

Also: Speaking of content, don’t forget to share yours with us! Be sure to upload your photos from today’s event to Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck. We’ll select some winners to win a trip down Bernie’s slide, tickets and more!

I don’t know about you, but this event really has me pumped up for baseball season. April 4 can’t come soon enough. 64 days!

Cheers!
Cait

@CMoyer

2015 Milwaukee BBWAA Award Winners Announced

The Milwaukee Brewers announced their postseason award winners today as voted by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA).  A total of seven ballots were cast for each award, assigning five points for first place, three for second and one for third.

Right fielder Ryan Braun earned Brewers Most Valuable Player with all seven first-place votes (35 points).  Braun, who has now won the award three times (also 2011-12), batted .285 with 25 HR, 84 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 140 games.  He was selected to his sixth All-Star Game.  He produced his fourth career 20/20 season and ranked among the National League leaders in stolen bases (T8th) and slugging percentage (9th, .498).  First baseman Adam Lind (19 points) finished second in voting with six second-place votes and one third-place vote.

Francisco Rodriguez was voted Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher, earning all seven first-place votes (35 points).  Rodriguez went 1-3 with a 2.21 ERA and 38 saves in 60 appearances.  His 38 saves tied for fifth in the National League.  He was selected to his sixth All-Star Game.  Rodriguez, who produced his seventh season of 35+ saves (also 2005-09 and 2014), now ranks seventh on the all-time Major League saves list (386).  Jeremy Jeffress (14 points) and Jimmy Nelson (11) finished second and third, respectively.

Adam Lind (31 points) earned Brewers Top Newcomer ahead of pitcher Taylor Jungmann (22).  Lind received five first-place votes and two second-place votes.  Acquired from Toronto last November 1 in exchange for pitcher Marco Estrada, he batted .277 with 20 HR and a team-leading 87 RBI in 149 games.  Lind earned Brewers Player of the Month honors for both April (21g, .333, 4hr, 13rbi) and June (26g, .326, 3hr, 19rbi).

Jeremy Jeffress (24 points) took home Brewers Unsung Hero honors ahead of fellow reliever Will Smith (15).  Jeffress received four first-place votes, a second-place vote and a third-place vote.  He went 5-0 with a 2.65 ERA in 72 appearances this season, posting a sterling 1.40 ERA over his last 25 outings (25.2ip, 4er).

Jonathan Lucroy received all seven first-place votes (35 points) to capture his third consecutive Good Guy Award.  Three players received votes with pitcher Kyle Lohse (14 points) and second baseman Scooter Gennett (12) finishing second and third, respectively.

 

#CookoutWithTheCrew: Brewers Host Pop-Up Tailgates

Today, we proved that there is such a thing as a free lunch as we hosted three “pop-up” or surprise tailgates around the city:

Look who showed up on @uwmilwaukee's campus to serve up free lunch today! #CookoutWithTheCrew

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Around 11am this morning, we started posting messages on our social media platforms encouraging fans to come join us for lunch at noon.

When fans arrived at Bayshore Mall’s Town Square, outside UWM’s Student Union and at the park on Water Street, across from the Milwaukee Public Market, they were treated to a free hot dog or brat, chips and a drink, served up by Brewers players. 

Mascots were also on hand and free bobbleheads were distributed.

This was just a fun way to get the players out in the community and show fans how much we appreciate them as we head into the last weeks of the 2015 season.

Here’s a look at the festivities and some of the fan reaction on social media from each location.

Bayshore Mall’s Town Square

Relievers Will Smith and Tyler Thornburg were on hand to man the grills over at Bayshore.

Thanks for lunch, Will & @tylerthornburg37! #Brewers #CookoutWithTheCrew

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Water Street, Across from Milwaukee Public Market

Downtown on Water Street, across from the Milwaukee Public Market, pitchers Corey Knebel, Tyler Cravy and Taylor Jungmann served up a lunch that hit the spot:

Thanks for lunch, Corey, Taylor & @tcravy! #Brewers #CookoutWithTheCrew

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UW-Milwaukee

And finally, on UWM’s campus (without any pre-promotion since we knew we’d have a huge volume of hungry college kids to feed), Jeremy Jeffress, Logan Schafer and Scooter Gennett dished out grub and posed for many selfies:

Look who showed up on @uwmilwaukee's campus to serve up free lunch today! #CookoutWithTheCrew

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The #CookoutWithTheCrew caused quite the buzz around the city over the lunch hour, so much so that we were trending:

Did you #CookoutWithTheCrew today? Be sure to post your photos on Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag and we’ll share our favorites!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music: Updated 9/8/15

For players, the song they choose for their walk-up or entrance music 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?

If you’re like me and you’re attuned to the tunes, you probably enjoy seeing this list each year—and updating your iPod playlists accordingly.

DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Ballpark Music.” Like a song you hear? Check it out on Ballpark–and you can even download it right there! No Shazam necessary!

Ballpark App

2015 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC

Braun – “All Day” by Kanye West

Davis –“Choices” by E-40

Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac

Gennett – “Magic” by Future ft. T.I.

Herrera – “Las Auispas” and “ Soldado” by Juan Luis Guerra

Jungmann- “Y.M.C.A” by The Village People

Lind – “I Could Be The One” by Avicii vs. Nicky Romero

“Miami 2 Ibiza” by Swedish House Mafia & Tinie Tempah

Lohse ­– “Next Episode” by Dr. Dre

Lucroy – “Darkest Part” by Red

Maldonado – “Warriors” by Cosculluela

“Callejero” by Don Omar

Nelson – “10 Bands” by Drake

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Perez –“Que Suenen los Tambores” by Victor Manuelle

Peterson – “The Chains” by Fleetwood Mac

Rogers –“We in da City” by Young Dro

Santana – “March Madness” by Future

“Blasé” by Ty Dolla $ign ft. Future Rae Sremmurd

Sardinas – “El Manicero” by Oscar de Leon

Schafer – “Da Cali Anthem” by Rusko

Segura – “La Napa” by El Alfa

2015 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC

Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac

Jeffress – “Flex” by Rich Homie

Jungmann- “Cant Tell me Nothin” by Kayne West

Knebel – “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits

Lohse – “R.I.C.O” by Meek Mill

Nelson – “Wings of Icarus” by Celldweller

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Rodriguez – “Sandunqueoso” by Tego Cableron

Smith –“Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory

The song played after wins this season is “The Days” by Avicii.

And, in case you weren’t aware, in addition to Ballpark, 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.

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

@CMoyer

“Hitting 4 the Cycle” Biking Event Just Two Weeks Away

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF)’s “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike to the ballpark event is less than two weeks away!

On Saturday, August 8, BCF will host this inaugural event that will allow allow bike-lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities.  Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths that will all culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Participants will have the option to select 100, 83, 44 or 22 mile routes. The 100 and 88 mile routes will start at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison and end at Miller Park, while the 44 and 22 mile routes will start and end at Miller Park.

Full route maps are now available on the race website.

The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money that is raised through the event will go to four organizations – the Urban Ecology Center, Dream Bikes, Penfield Children’s Center and the Miracle League of Milwaukee. Each registered rider will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a game ticket for the Brewers vs. Cardinals game that night and a invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.

Also, just announced: Packet Pick-Up is confirmed for Tuesday, August 4 from 11am-2pm or 4-7p, at 88Nine Radio in downtown Milwaukee (220 E. Pittsburgh Avenue). You may also pick up your packet day of ride.

Learn more and sign up now at brewers.com/bcf.

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

Fans Have a Ball at the Brewers Bowl-A-Thon

Tonight, fans joined Matt Garza and his fellow teammates for the Brewers Bowl-A-Thon, a unique opportunity to pal around on the pins with Brewers players, all while helping raise money for the Sojourner Family Peace Center, a safe haven for abused women and children.

MB-15_Bowl A Thon-Logo

The event took place at JB’s on 41 and in addition to Matt Garza, the host of the event, among those in attendance were: Scooter Gennett, Shane Peterson, Hernan Perez, Khris Davis, Adam Lind, Kyle Lohse, Mike Fiers, Jimmy Nelson, Taylor Jungmann, Tyler Cravy, Jeremy Jeffress, Corey Knebel and Michael Blazek.

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Tyler Cravy had the high score among the Brewers players and Kyle Lohse had the lowest score.

In addition, there were many items included in a silent auction to raise additional money for the Sojourner Family Peace Center, including a special batting practice experience, a Ryan Braun autographed jersey, a Klement’s Famous Racing Sausage package, a Bernie’s Slide Experience and more.

The goal of the Sojourner Family Peace Center is to ensure the safety of victims of domestic violence and provide a pathway out of violence for victims and abusers, by making positive and lasting changes.  The Center is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention in Wisconsin, serving over 9,500 clients each year.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewers Host Negro Leagues Tribute Game vs. Pirates

Tonight, we are hosting the franchise’s 10th annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game at Miller Park.  The Club is honoring the significance of the Negro Leagues and their impact on the game by donning Milwaukee Bears uniforms, the city’s 1923 Negro Leagues representative. The Pirates are also honoring the Negro Leagues by wearing uniforms from the “Pittsburgh Crawfords,” the team that represented the Steel City from 1931 to 1938.

Jeremy Jeffress and coaches Shelby & Guerrero, wearing the Milwaukee Bears uniforms during the national anthem. PHOTO: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers

Jeremy Jeffress and coaches Shelby & Guerrero, wearing the Milwaukee Bears uniforms during the national anthem.
PHOTO: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers

In addition, we honored former players and baseball contributors Gilbert Hernandez Black and James Beckum during a tailgate reception at Helfaer Field this afternoon, along with a special pre-game ceremony.

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Tonight's honorees James Beckum and Gilbert Hernandez Black throw out ceremonial first pitches. PHOTO: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers

Tonight’s honorees James Beckum and Gilbert Hernandez Black throw out ceremonial first pitches.
PHOTO: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers

In honor of the event, Brewers Community Foundation made a donation to both the Negro Leagues Museum and Yesterday’s Negro League Baseball Players Foundation.

In addition, both honorees signed autographs during the first 45 minutes of the game on the Field Level Concourse near home plate.

Gilbert Hernandez Black, known as “Gil,” was born in 1934 in Manhattan, New York. He grew up several blocks away from the famous Polo Grounds and learned to love the game by watching the New York Giants practice.  He moved to Stanford in 1950 and played ball for several prominent African-American teams, including the West Palm Beach Indians, a Florida State League affiliate of the Milwaukee Braves and the Indianapolis Clowns. Though he was gifted in many positions, he predominantly pitched in his career.

Gilbert Hernandez Black

James Beckum was born in Baltimore, Maryland but has called Milwaukee his home for nearly a half a century. He started his career in the Negro Leagues in 1950, but it was interrupted when he joined the military. Beckum eventually returned and played for the East St. Louis Giants. In 1966 he organized a youth baseball league in Milwaukee called the Beckum-Stapleton Little League. The league is the longest-running inner-city baseball program in the country. There are approximately 350 children who participate in the program and the league fields 25 teams.

James Beckum

Tomorrow, Hernandez Black and Beckum will be inducted into the Yesterday’s Negro League Hall of Fame at the Mother Kathryn Daniels Center (MKDC) located at 3500 W. Mother Daniels Way on the grounds of Milwaukee’s Holy Redeemer Church (COGIC), beginning at 1:45 p.m. The Brewers are once again partnering with the MKDC and the Church as a sponsor of the annual induction ceremonies and other initiatives. This event is open to the public.

In previous years, we’ve honored pitcher/outfielder Ted Toles Jr. and outfielder Nathan “Sonny” Weston (2014); outfielders George Altman and Lonnie Harris (2013); pitcher/utility player Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and outfielder Porter Reed (2012); pitchers Charlie “Whip” Davis and Johnny Washington (2011); pitcher Ollie Brantley and first baseman/outfielder Clinton “Butch” McCord (2010); infielder Harold “Buster” Hair Jr. and catcher James “Jim P” Tillman Sr. (2009); pitcher Eugene ‘Dick’ Scruggs and first baseman James ‘Red’ Moore (2008); and outfielder W. James ‘Jim’ Cobbin and catcher Arthur Hamilton (2007) as they were inducted into the Yesterday’s Negro League Hall of Fame.  During the Brewers’ first Negro Leagues Tribute in 2006, Buck O’Neil, James Sanders and Dennis Biddle were each honored.

The Milwaukee Bears, the city’s 1923 representative in the Negro National League, played only one season before disbanding, but featured some of the game’s most influential men, including Hall-of-Fame player/manager John Preston “Pete” Hill.

Fans were able to purchase Milwaukee Bears merchandise prior to the game at Helfaer field. In addition, jerseys and caps worn by the Brewers players and coaches will be authenticated through Major League Baseball’s Authentication Program and were made available for fans to purchase prior to tonight. Jerseys and caps that are not pre-sold will be available for purchase through the Brewers Authentics Department, at the Brewers Authentics Kiosk (located behind Section 111 on game days), or the Brewers Charity Auction scheduled for a later date (Brewers.com/auctions).

Fans interested in purchasing or learning more about pricing and sizing information of jerseys and caps available are encouraged to contact the Brewers Authentics Department at gameused@brewers.com or by calling (414) 902-4479.

“Hitting 4 the Cycle” Biking Event Just Three Weeks Away

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF)’s “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike to the ballpark event is just three weeks from Saturday!

On Saturday, August 8, BCF will host this inaugural event that will allow allow bike-lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities.  Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths that will all culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Participants will have the option to select 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile routes. The 100 and 88 mile routes will start at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison and end at Miller Park, while the 44 and 22 mile routes will start and end at Miller Park.

The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money that is raised through the event will go to four organizations – the Urban Ecology Center, Dream Bikes, Penfield Children’s Center and the Miracle League of Milwaukee. Each registered rider will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a game ticket for the Brewers vs. Cardinals game that night and a invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.

We’ve already told you about some of the great fundraising incentives, so this week, let’s focus on the organizations for which we’re riding.

Urban Ecology Center:  Urban Ecology Center fosters ecological understandings as inspiration for change, neighborhood by neighborhood.  These Environmental Community Centers provide outdoor science education for urban youth, protect and use public national areas, making them safe, accessible and vibrant, preserve and enhance these natural areas and their surrounding waters, promote community by offering resources that support learning, volunteerism, stewardship, recreation and camaraderie, need practice and model environmentally responsible behaviors.  For more information, visit their website at www.urbanecologycenter.org.

Dream Bikes: DreamBikes strategically places used bicycle stores in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods to provide hands-on, paid job training to teens. Working in conjunction with local youth organizations, DreamBikes employs teens from the area to work in the store; teaching them how to refurbish bicycles, use the POS software, and to deliver great customer service. DreamBikes provides lifelong skills to our teen employees, helping them to shift gears and find a bright future.  For more information, visit their website at www.dream-bikes.org.

Penfield Children’s Center: Penfield Children’s Center creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services and family programing.  For more information, visit their website at www.penfieldchildren.org.

Miracle League of Milwaukee: The Miracle League believes everyone deserves the chance to play baseball. The league allows all children to play organized baseball, regardless of ability. Kids with special-needs dress in uniforms, make plays in the field and round the bases, just like their peers in standard little leagues.  For more information, visit their website atwww.miracleleaguemilwaukee.org.

 

Learn more and sign up now at brewers.com/bcf.

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

“Hitting 4 the Cycle” Biking Event Just Four Weeks Away

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF)’s “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike to the ballpark event is just four weeks from Saturday!

On Saturday, August 8, BCF will host this inaugural event that will allow allow bike-lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities.  Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths that will all culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Participants will have the option to select 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile routes. The 100 and 88 mile routes will start at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison and end at Miller Park, while the 44 and 22 mile routes will start and end at Miller Park.

The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money that is raised through the event will go to four organizations – the Urban Ecology Center, Dream Bikes, Penfield Children’s Center and the Miracle League of Milwaukee. Each registered rider will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a game ticket for the Brewers vs. Cardinals game that night and a invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.

We already told you about one of the coolest fundraising incentives, an entry into a raffle for this custom Domane 6 Series bike (donated by the Lowlands Group) for anyone raising $500 or more…

 Scooter Gennett, Craig Counsell and Jeremy Jeffress pose with folks from the Lowlands Group--and the bike that fans who raise $500 or more can be entered to win.

Scooter Gennett, Craig Counsell and Jeremy Jeffress pose with folks from the Lowlands Group–and the bike that fans who raise $500 or more can be entered to win.

 

But today, I wanted to focus on a couple more wearables you could get by raising money for these great causes.

First, anyone raising $250 or more will receive a limited edition cycling cap

Cap 2

and anyone raising $750 or more will also receive this cycling jersey…all in addition to other items such as the raffle entry for the bike, Brewers tickets, batting practice opportunities and more. To check out the full list of items and levels, click here.

Mens Front

 

Learn more and sign up now at brewers.com/bcf.

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

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