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AJ Bombers Concrete Custard Concoctions & Player Burger: May 2016 Menu

One of my favorite spots at Miller Park continues to be AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar-with locations in Milwaukee and Madison- occupies the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.

AJ Bombers offers a selection of cheeseburgers, egg rolls, tater tots, shakes, custards, specialty concrete mixers and more. The menu also include homestand specials, such as the city-themed concrete mixers as well as monthly player burger features, which return on May 12.

The first player burger of 2016, back by popular demand is Luc’s Ragin’ Cajun,  a special burger named after Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy.

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It’s a Cajun-infused Bombers Burger, topped with white cheddar, Nueske’s Bacon and Sriracha.

Luc’s burger is exclusive to Miller Park (i.e. not served at AJ Bombers’ restaurants) and available for a limited time (May 12-June 1).

In addition, AJ Bombers continues to offer special concrete custard concoctions by series. Here’s a look at what’s on deck for May here exclusively at Miller Park:

I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items.

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 “Miller Park Eats,” a tab that highlights our featured fare each month and includes an A-to-Z concession guide to where you can find all the yummy grub all season long!

Bon Appetit!

-Cait

@CMoyer

THE 2016 “VOTE BREWERS!” CAMPAIGN IS UNDERWAY!

The Milwaukee Brewers will need your help to fill the ballot boxes with All-Star votes to represent the Cream City in San Diego. Milwaukee fans year-in and year-out demonstrate that it doesn’t take the largest market to be heard as they have voted for their favorite Brewers in impressive numbers.

It’s once again time to ramp up and Vote Brewers! This season, eight Milwaukee Brewers players are featured on the ballot for the 87th Major League Baseball All-Star Game to be held on Tuesday, July 12 at Petco Ballpark in San Diego, California. This year Brewers fans will have the opportunity to show their overwhelming fan support by helping decide which players will be named to the Midsummer Classic through the exclusive, online-only Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

Brewers players on this year’s All-Star ballot include C Jonathan Lucroy, 1B Chris Carter, 2B Scooter Gennett, SS Jonathan Villar, 3B Aaron Hill, LF Ryan Braun, CF Ramon Flores and RF Domingo Santana.

At Brewers.com, all fans voting 21 or more times for their favorite Brewers will be entered into a drawing to win a prize package that includes: four Field Box tickets to a mutually-agreed-upon game and a meet-and-greet with six-time All-Star Ryan Braun.  There is a maximum of 35 votes per email address, including a maximum of five valid ballots cast in any 24-hour period .

More information and rules may be found at Brewers.com.

Those visiting Miller Park are encouraged to vote early and often via an online ballot station at the All-Star Polling District, set up during Brewers home games in the right-field corner of the Field Level concourse (by the U.S. Cellular® Power Playground). In-park balloting at Miller Park has begun and continues through Thursday, June 30. Fans who vote at the online-stations at Miller Park will be eligible to win daily prizes.

The Vote Brewers! campaign will feature event staff decked out at home games in promotional T-shirts, and signage along the Miller Park fascia and behind the plate. In addition, media partners FOX Sports Wisconsin and Newsradio 620 WTMJ will be promoting the initiative on broadcasts, and the World Famous Klement’s Racing SausagesTM will help distribute voting information around the city.

Both the National League and American League teams will have eight fan-elected starters. The pitchers and reserves for both will be determined through a combination of “Player Ballot” choices and selections made by the two All-Star managers.

Fans can vote for the Major League All-Stars online at Brewers.com through Thursday, June 30 at 10:59 p.m. CT.

 

Wear Your Player Gear to Miller Park and Save!

You probably were already planning on it, but you’ll want to be sure to wear your Brewers player apparel to Miller Park now through May 4!

When you wear your player gear (past or present) at the Brewers Team Store, you will receive a coupon for an immediate $5 discount off of your purchase of player product, including player name and number t-shirts, player fashion tees, bobbles, pennants, jerseys, photos, etc. (Sorry– game-used memorabilia and sale items are not included.)

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Your savings will be valid that day only at the following Miller Park locations: any of the four Brewers Team Store locations, Hank’s Hangout and Bernie’s Chalet.

In case you haven’t already seen some of the new player fashion tees for 2016, I’ve got a look at some of them here for you.

Craig Counsell

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Craig Counsell’s shirt calls to his Wisconsin roots growing up in Whitefish Bay and later, his time spent as a Brewers player, including the Club’s most recent trips to the Postseason.

Taylor Jungmann

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Taylor Jungmann’s player tee features the new Ball & Glove logo scattered inside his letters and numbers, a nod to the fans’ overwhelming support for the new alternate logo.

Jonathan Lucroy

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Jonathan Lucroy sports his trusty chest protector, also bearing the new Ball & Glove logo, as well his moniker – LUUUUC!

Ryan Braun

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Ryan Braun’s tee is a play off of the popular home run call – “Going, going, gone!” – something Brewers fans hear often when the slugging outfielder steps to the plate.

Happy Shopping!

Cait

@CMoyer

Special Ticket Package Added for Superhero Night; Includes AUTOGRAPHED Lucroy Bobble, Plus Buffet & Drinks

Calling all caped crusaders and masked crime fighters – find the nearest phone booth, squeeze into your tights and fly to the Fortress of Miller Park for Superhero Night, presented by Kwik Trip.  On Saturday, April 30, join the fight as the Brewers look to defeat their arch-enemy, the nefarious Miami Marlins.

Included in our special Superhero Night ticket package is a limited-edition Jonathan Lucroy Superhero Bobblehead, featuring the Brewers catcher as his alter ego, “The Protector.” Tickets for the showdown are $18 for Bernie’s Terrace, $24 for Terrace Reserved, $25 for Loge Bleachers, $34 for Loge Outfield or $44 for Field Outfield Box.

We’re also pleased to offer a new special ticket package in the Associated Bank Check Deck for that game. For just $89, you’ll get your game ticket,  a full buffet featuring Klement’s bratwursts smothered in sauerkraut, Klement’s hot dogs, BBQ smoked pulled pork, southern rubbed grilled chicken breast, brown sugar baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, assorted cookies and brownies, unlimited soft drinks and two complimentary beers per adult, PLUS an AUTOGRAPHED Lucroy Superhero Bobblehead.

4/20/16 Update: The autographed Superhero Bobble package in the Associated Bank Check Deck is now sold out. However, there is still time to purchase the regular package which includes an unsigned bobble at brewers.com/themenights.

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These packages are extremely limited! Click here to purchase.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Winner Jonathan Lucory Honored Before Tonight’s Game

Tonight, the Great Lakes Chapter of the Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation honored 2015 award winner Jonathan Lucroy in Milwaukee during a pregame ceremony at Miller Park. Jonathan was recognized for his support and all that he does for our military men and women. Also joining the presentation were 25 Sailors and Marines.

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Lucroy has supported our troops for many years. From his work with Fisher House Wisconsin, inviting wounded heroes to home games each month as his guest, to giving more than $20,000 in scholarships to military families, his unwavering support of the men and women in the uniform is commendable. “I’m very grateful, honored and humbled to be recognized for my support. I appreciate the men and women who sacrifice their lives for our country,” said Lucroy last fall in accepting the award.  During the 2014 and 2015 off-seasons, Lucroy joined veterans on the Honor Flight, traveling with 41 WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington D.C.

Jonathan Lucroy was honored before tonight's game vs. the Giants. PHOTO: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers

Jonathan Lucroy was honored before tonight’s game vs. the Giants.
PHOTO: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers

While many know Bob Feller as one of the greatest pitchers to ever grace the baseball diamond, few remember that he also served our country when he made the selfless decision to enlist just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Feller served on missions in both the Pacific and the North Atlantic, and earned the rank of Chief Petty Officer along with six campaign ribbons and eight battle stars. When asked about the most important victory he had won, Feller famously replied without hesitation, “World War II.”

Each November, the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, through the unique connection of baseball and the United States Navy, honors a current Major League Baseball player, a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer, and a Hall of Fame member who embody the same principles and high achievement of Bob Feller. Since 2015, the Foundation also honors a Staff Noncommissioned Officer of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) with the Jerry Coleman Award. In addition, two Navy Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Awards are presented, one for an Afloat Command and one for a Shore Command. Last year’s honorees, along with Jonathan Lucroy, were George Brett, Chief Petty Officer Genell Cody, Staff Sergeant Rene Segura, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), and HOPPER Information Services Center, all of who possess the values, integrity, and dedication to serving our country that Bob Feller himself displayed.

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

Lucroy Visits With Navy Veteran in Spring Training

Today, Jonathan Lucroy surprised Bill Varner, a retired Navy Air Traffic Controller who completed three tours of Vietnam.

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Bill had previously met Jonathan on an Honor Flight from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C. and his son-in-law Skip arranged for today’s meeting when he heard that Bill would be traveling to Arizona for Spring Training.

Jonathan has supported our troops for many years. From his work with Fisher House Wisconsin, inviting wounded heroes to home games each month as his guest, to giving more than $20,000 in scholarships to military families and his work with the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight, his unwavering support of the men and women in uniform is commendable and today was no exception.

Jonathan met with Bill before today’s game . The pair spent some time talking together and Jonathan gave Bill an autographed baseball.

-Cait

@Cmoyer

 

Join the Fun on Theme Nights at Miller Park

Come join the fun at Miller Park this season as several exciting theme nights are headed to the ballpark in 2016. Beginning tomorrow, Friday, February 19 at 10 a.m., fans can buy special ticket packages to Superhero, Star Wars™, Ghostbusters, ‘90s and Country Nights.  Special ticket packages for each theme night are limited and include entry to the game and a special themed promotional item.

Calling all caped crusaders and masked crime fighters – find the nearest phone booth, squeeze into your tights and fly to the Fortress of Miller Park for Superhero Night, presented by Kwik Trip.  On Saturday, April 30, join the fight as the Brewers look to defeat their arch-enemy, the nefarious Miami Marlins. Included in this special Superhero Night ticket package is a limited-edition Jonathan Lucroy Superhero Bobblehead, featuring the Brewers catcher as his alter ego, “The Protector.” Tickets for the showdown are $24 for Terrace Reserved, $34 for Loge Outfield or $44 for Field Outfield Box.

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The Force awakens at Miller Park on Saturday, June 11 as the Brewers join The Resistance to battle the newly-minted members of The First Order, the New York Mets. The ballpark will be transformed into a galaxy far, far away with special in-game features and appearances by a number of Star Wars™ characters. Plus, fans who purchase this special Star Wars™ Day ticket package will receive a limited-edition Stormin’ Gorman Stormtrooper Bobblehead. Tickets range from $25 to $49 for the battle of the galaxy.

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If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Obviously, the Brewers. To celebrate the release of the new Ghostbusters movie, the Brewers will host Ghostbusters Day at Miller Park on Saturday, July 9 as the Brew Crew looks to exterminate the St. Louis Cardinals. Fans who purchase this special Ghostbusters ticket package will receive a limited-edition Brewers quad-bobble featuring four Brewers as Ghostbusters. Sorry, but Slimer will not be included. Tickets are just $46 for Loge Outfield Box seats or $23 for Terrace Reserved.

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Break out the neon, overalls and flannel, throw on your Walkman, and head to Miller Park as it transforms into County Stadium for ‘90s Night. On Saturday, July 30, it’s time to party like it’s 1999 as the Brewers will wear their throwback home white uniforms with the blue and green crossed bats logo when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Miller Park will feature a number of tributes throughout the evening, including music from the era, special in-game features and more. Fans who purchase this special ‘90s Night ticket package will also receive a limited-edition ‘90s-themed Will Smith player T-shirt. Tickets for the event are $19 for Terrace Reserved or $39 for Loge Outfield Box, not including inflation!

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There’s somethin’ ’bout a trucker hat. Join the Brewers for Country Night at Miller Park on Saturday, August 27 as the Brewers take on the Pirates, then stick around after the game as Platinum-selling country artist Kip Moore takes the stage to perform a free full-length postgame concert. Don’t worry about bringing your own hat as any fan who purchases this special Country Night ticket package will receive a limited-edition Brewers trucker hat. Get your ticket today starting at $24 for a Terrance Reserved seat or $42 for a spot in the Loge Outfield Box.

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Tickets are limited and only those who purchase the special theme night ticket package are eligible to receive that night’s promotional item. All theme night tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained by calling the Brewers Group Sales Department at 414-902-4777 or by visiting Brewers.com/specialevents. Beginning Saturday, February 27 theme night packages will be subject to demand-based pricing.

For more information about all special events, including Singles Night (April 5 vs. San Francisco), Autism Awareness Day (April 10 vs. Houston), Stitch N’ Pitch Night (June 9 vs. New York-NL) and Zubazpalooza (June 24 vs. Washington), please visit brewers.com/specialevents.

Star Wars™ and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

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

 

Star Wars Day Returns

The Force has awakened and all Jedi are being asked to respond and report to Miller Park on Saturday, June 11, 2016 for Star WarsTM Day presented by Kohls. The Milwaukee Brewers have joined The Resistance to fight the newly-minted members of The First Order, the New York Mets, in what is sure to be an epic battle for the galaxy. This all comes in a not-too-distant future, in a ballpark very, very close to you.

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A number of members from the Star Wars universe will be on hand to make special appearances throughout the game. Jedi willing to participate in the cause will receive a limited-edition Stormin’ Gorman Stormtrooper bobblehead. Ticket packages are available in the Field Outfield Box for $49, Loge Outfield Box for $39 and Terrace Reserved for $25.

To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a limited number of ticket packages will be available for purchase starting Friday, December 18 at 9 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23,or while supplies last. Ticket packages are available online only at Brewers.com/special events.

This presale is a unique opportunity to guarantee your limited-edition bobblehead. Last year’s Jonathan Lucroy “Jedi Luc” Bobblehead sold out in record fashion.

Tickets are limited and only those who purchase the special theme game ticket package are eligible to receive that game’s promotional item. To purchase groups of 25 or more, please contact the Brewers at 414-902-GRPS (4777).

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

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