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Comedians Visit Miller Park

Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, along with fellow comics Martin Moreno, Alfred Robles, and G. Reilly, came out to Miller Park early this afternoon to take a little batting practice and to meet with some of the Brewers players and coaches.

Iglesias, who was not at all camera shy, documented the afternoon with photos, video, tweets and Snapchats, much to my pleasure as Director of New Media:

Here are some additional photos from their afternoon at the ballpark:

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Iglesias, who also has a show called ‘Fluffy Breaks Even’ on Fuse, is in town for three shows at the Riverside (last night, tonight and tomorrow) and Coach Pat Murphy raised a good question:

For those of you scoring at home, Iglesias also joined us on the field for a first pitch back in 2014:

Everyone from the group was so kind and seemed to have a really great time. It was nice to get the chance meet them and spend some time with them this afternoon.  Good luck with the shows!

-Cait

@CMoyer

UPDATED 4/29/16: 2016 Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music

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 Music

2016 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC

Anderson – “You Can’t Stop Me” by Andy Mineo

Braun – “Summer Sixteen” by Drake

Broxton – “What a Year” by Big Sean

“Rambo” by Bryson Tiller

Carter – “Mr. Carter” by Lil Wayne

Flores – Razor Theme Song from WWE

Gennett – “Church Clap” by KB

Hill – “All Along the Watchtower” by Jimi Hendrix

Jungmann – “Y.M.C.A” by the Village People

Lucroy – “Tear it Down” by We Came as Romans

Maldonado –“Shaky Shaky” by Daddy Yankee

“Plante Bandera” by Pusho

Nieuwenhuis – “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner” by Crowder

Nelson – “Like We Own the Place” by Ryan Caraveo

Peralta – “Panda (Remix)”

Presley – “Epic” by Faith No More

Rivera– “Callejero” by Don Omar

“Quien No Se Siente Patriota” by Andy Montanez

Santana – “Sigo Arriba” by Jay the Prince ft. Jose Reyes

Villar –“Alerta Roja” by Daddy Yankee

“Yo Soy Tu Papa” by Jay the Prince

Walsh – “PYT” by Michael Jackson

“Save the World” by Swedish House Mafia

2016 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC

Anderson – “The Way” by Jeremy Camp

Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac

Jeffress – “Jersey” by Future

Jungmann – “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” by Kayne West

Knebel – “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits

Nelson – “Wings of Icarus” by Celldweller

Peralta – “De Papa a Papa” by Secreto and El Famoso and Lapiz Conciente

Smith –“Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory

[Please note that these songs can change almost daily; I’ll try to keep this list as updated as possible!]

The song played after wins this season is “Good to Be Alive” by Andy Grammer.

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

Crew Cuts: Hiram Burgos Serves as Team Barber

Right-handed pitcher Hiram Burgos stays extra-busy during Spring Training with a special talent that takes place off of the mound. He moonlights as the team barber.

It’s a skill that he says he picked up back home in Puerto Rico when a neighbor was taking classes to become a barber and started practicing on Burgos. In turn, Burgos became interested in the craft as well, but didn’t have much of a chance to practice on anyone until he went to college.

“There we had like 13 Latin guys on the team and we liked to have haircuts every two weeks, to stay looking good and looking fresh, so that’s where I started, in college, since 2005,” Burgos says.

After that, he says he kept progressing and when he made it to the Minor Leagues, he started cutting hair there, too.

“Actually when I was in the Minor Leagues, I came over here (to the Major League Camp) and cut a couple of the Big Leaguers hair and it just kept growing,” Burgos laughs.

Literally. Burgos sees a lot of repeat business in the Clubhouse and word-of-mouth travels quickly.

He’s open for appointments on the days when he’s done with his workouts and when he’s not scheduled to pitch.

Burgos has many longtime clients and is picking up new ones everyday.

Fellow pitcher Jimmy Nelson is one of Burgos’ oldest clients.

“I played with Burgos since rookie ball and he’s been doing it since way back then. He’s just one of the best. He pays attention to detail, you know?” Nelson said. “In the offseason, there’s a little place close next to my apartment, but it’s not the quality of Burgos’ Barbershop.”

Burgos counts many of his teammates as current customers. The other day he gave Jonathan Lucroy a mohawk and he’s cut Ryan Braun‘s hair, too.

Yesterday alone, Burgos cut four of his fellow teammates’ hair, including Wily Peralta, Jorge Lopez, Ariel Pena and Andy Wilkins.

“A lot of the guys, they are clubhouse clients. Some of them take me to go eat, or some tip on the side, but I don’t charge. I don’t put a price on it,” Burgos says.

“It went pretty good. He cuts his hair a lot, especially in Spring Training every year,” Peralta said. “I usually get the same haircut. I think everybody knows he’s pretty good.”

First baseman Andy Wilkins was a first-time client yesterday.

“He had his little briefcase of stuff and I was like ‘Hey you got time?’ and I was kind of joking around, but he was like, ‘No, I’ve got time.’ so we cut it yesterday before the game. This is my first Burgos haircut. I am a very satisfied client. I will be a repeat customer,” Wilkins said.

Andy Wilkins is another satisfied Burgos Barbershop customer.

Andy Wilkins is another satisfied Burgos Barbershop customer.

“It was our first time, so we had to get to know each other a little bit. I asked for a certain style: one fade on the sides, a little but off the top, the hard part on the side. I found out a lot about him. He’s from Puerto Rico, went to Bethune-Cookman College, unbelievable guy.”

Burgos has been cutting hair since he was young.

Burgos has been cutting hair since he was young.

“It’s something that I enjoy doing and I like it. I do a lot of styles to my own hair, but just when I’m in the States. When I go back home, I have my own barber over there. Actually, when I go back home, I don’t cut anyone’s hair. A lot of people don’t know that I cut a lot of hair here in the United States,” Burgos said.

Burgos says he keeps up with different styles by looking around at different haircuts. just keep up with different styles. I’m always looking around at different haircuts. ‘I could do better than that.’ There are a lot of guys that like it and I get good feedback about it, so that’s good.”

“Some guys like to try different styles and do different things with their hair. If I haven’t done it before, I take my time,” he says.

Would he cut my hair?

“I don’t do women’s hair,” he says with a laugh.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewlyweds in the Offseason

This offseason was a busy one for three Brewers pitchers.

Reliever Corey Knebel married longtime girlfriend Danielle in a December ceremony down in Texas while starters Jimmy Nelson and Zach Davies popped the question.

“Everyone loved that we did old school music. We didn’t have any of the new music. We played classic rock and everyone loved it. It had my grandparents up on their feet and they were dancing. That was probably one of the most special things for me. My grandma and grandpa both don’t walk too well right now, but they were up and they were dancing on our wedding day,” Corey said with a smile.

“I did pretty well. I showed her some moves and her dad saw why she fell for me.”

Corey and Danielle went to the Caribbean on their honeymoon and enjoyed sightseeing, hanging out at the beach and scuba diving.

While Corey was getting ready to tie the knot, two others were getting engaged.

Jimmy Nelson proposed to his longtime girlfriend Melissa over Thanksgiving.

“We were at here sister’s house. I said grace before we ate and worked it in at the end. She was happy and she was surprised. I’m glad we got to do it in front of her family,” Jimmy said.

The couple is planning a December wedding.

“She’s knocked out a lot of [the planning]. I said, ‘Here you can do it.’ I just want to have good food there,” Jimmy said with a laugh.

Zach Davies also got engaged over Thanksgiving, on a family trip in Seattle. At the end of the trip, near the water, Zach proposed to Megan.

This isn't fair, is it?! I can't wait to spend my life with you! I love you! #engaged #DaviesInLove

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They are planning a December wedding as well.

“We love our dogs, so we’re going to try and have them in the wedding,” Zach said.

3/3/16 Update: I found out yesterday that non-roster invitee Will Middlebrooks also tied the knot this offseason–less than a month ago, in fact.

Will’s wife Jenny is a sports reporter, so selecting a date posed some challenges.

“She works for CBS on NFL and college football and she had to work the Super Bowl, so we had to fit it in after the Super Bowl and before Spring Training started,” the third baseman explained. “So that gave us one weekend and that was Valentine’s Day weekend. So now it’s two birds, one stone with Valentine’s Day….Valentine’s Day doesn’t even exist to me anymore, so it’s perfect,” he joked.

Small glimpse into our special day. #tbt #dudehegotadell #love @willmbrooks

A video posted by Jenny Dell (@jennydell_) on

The couple was married in Gilbert, Arizona but obviously hasn’t had time to honeymoon yet.

“Nope, this is it. Maryvale,” Will chuckled.

Honeymoon. @willmbrooks #BaseballLife

A photo posted by Jenny Dell (@jennydell_) on

“Last year she had a week off right after my season ended and we went to Hawaii for a few days, pre-Honeymoon.” Will says the couple will have to plan something after the season when they can align their schedules once again.

Congrats to all the Brewlyweds and soon-to-be Brewlyweds in camp!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Enter our #BrewCrewLove Contest on Twitter for Your Chance to Win a Valentine’s Day Card

This Valentine’s Day, we’re asking you to share your love for the Crew for your chance to win a Valentine’s Day card signed by a current Brewers player.

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Here’s how it works:

Log in to Twitter and tell us who your favorite Brewers player of all time is and  why using the hashtag #BrewCrewLove and we’ll randomly pick fans to receive a Valentine’s Day card from a member of the current team, such as Jonathan Lucroy, Jimmy Nelson, Will Smith and more!

Past, present, mascot, All-Star or here for a cup of coffee–there is no wrong answer as long as you have a good reason for your love!

For example, for me, my first true #BrewCrewLove was Jamey Wright. Jamey was a pitcher for us right around the time I really started seriously following baseball. I had the chance to meet him during an autograph session and he was really nice, too!

So who was your first #BrewCrewLove? Maybe it was Paul Molitor or Robin Yount. Or maybe you have a current #BrewCrewLove you want to share. Just tell us in 140 characters or less (and attach a photo if you have one!) and you might be randomly selected to get a Valentine’s Day card from the Crew.

My current #BrewCrewLove? You–the fans! We truly do have the best fans in all of baseball.

Happy Valentine’s Day, readers! I love you all!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

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

A photo posted by Holly Pamperin (@pamps10) on

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:

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

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

Photo Bombs from Brewers On Deck Are Up!

Thanks again to those of you who stopped by the Social Media Stage at Brewers On Deck yesterday!

We had tons of fun our morning photo bomb session with Jimmy Nelson and our afternoon one with Taylor Jungmann and Martin Maldonado.

Brewers On Deck Photo Bombs
Just a quick note to let you know that the photos are now posted in an album on Facebook. Simply click here to view the album, open the photo you want and click on “Options” to download it! If you feel so inclined, you can also tag yourself in the photos!

The photos are also up now at  brewers.com/ondeck.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Sixth All-Fan Giveaway Revealed: Jimmy Nelson Bobblehead Set for July 31

In case you haven’t been following along, next season’s All-Fan Giveaway reveal is underway!

On Monday, we revealed the 1980s Vintage Brewer bobblehead and the Brewers franchise leader in home runs, Ryan Braun. Yesterday, it was the Barking BobbleHank and Greg Vaughn Bobblehead. This morning, we unveiled the Bob Uecker Talking Alarm Clock and now we’re pleased to announced the addition of the first-ever Brewers Jimmy Nelson Bobblehead.

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Previously, Nelson was recognized in bobble form by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, but on Sunday, July 31, all fans in attendance at the Brewers vs. Pirates game will take home a bobble featuring the big-league hurler.

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 Jimmy Nelson Bobblehead 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

Brewers Players Visit the Miller Park Parking Lots

Before tonight’s game, Brewers players and coaches were escorted on golf carts throughout 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.

Every Brewers player and coach handed out Brewers goodies to fans in the parking lots to show appreciation for their support. Many gave high fives and some even stopped for a quick snack at a tailgate.

 

 

The Attanasio family also participated in the event:

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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 they 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 lots tonight?  Share your story with us in the comments section below!

-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

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