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Hank the #BallparkPup Makes His Sausage Race Debut

Everyone’s got to get in shape for the season. While the players work out and practice, the mascots are hard at work getting ready for Opening Day, too. Bernie goes sliding at a local playground, and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages run time trials.

But what about the Brewers newest (and as of yet “unofficial”) mascot, Hank the #BallparkPup?

So far, Hank’s been joining the team in the Clubhouse, taking part in practice and posing for the “puparazzi” of media and Brewers fans who can’t wait to get their photos taken with him (see gallery below).

But it was another big day in camp for Hank as he trained with the Sausages, making his debut in the Klement’s Sausage Race.

If a photo is worth  1,000 words, this video is priceless. Brewers players and coaches also shared their comments as well:

Oh, and of course, there’s a gif:

HANK GIF

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Stay tuned for more updates on the #BallparkPup and #CactusCrew this Spring–games start tomorrow!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Sunday, June 29: Scooter Gennett Bobblehead Day at Miller Park

Today, we announced a change to the 2014 promotional schedule: a Scooter Gennett Bobblehead will be distributed to all fans on Sunday, June 29.  This collectible replaces the previously scheduled bobblehead of Norichika Aoki, who was traded to the Kansas City Royals.

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Eight All-Fan Bobblehead Dates, plus 6 All-Fan T-Shirt dates, are scheduled at Miller Park this season, completing the #Brewers14in14 All-Fan Giveaway schedule.  The bobbles slated for 2014 are as follows:

Sunday, April 27 Carlos Gomez Bobblehead

Sunday, May 11 Kyle Lohse Bobblehead

Sunday, June 15 Vintage Brewer Bobblehead

Sunday, June 29 Scooter Gennett Bobblehead

Sunday, July 27 Fan Vote Bobblehead (details to come!)

Sunday, August 10 Klement’s Famous Racing Sausage Chorizo Bobble

Sunday, August 24 Jean Segura Bobblehead

Sunday, September 14 Robin Yount Bobblehead

For additional information regarding this year’s Milwaukee Brewers All-Fan Giveaways, click here.

A complete promotional schedule for the 2014 season will be announced at a later date.

 -John and Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Join Us for “Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s,” presented by Southwest Airlines

This season marks the 40th Anniversary since Bernie Brewer was introduced as the mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers and to celebrate, we’ll be hosting “Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s” presented by Southwest Airlines tonight, tomorrow and Sunday, as the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds.

 Birthday Weekend at Bernie's

A variety of activities are scheduled for this entire weekend at Miller Park, including giveaways, prizes, sing-a-longs and much more.  Here’s a brief rundown:

TONIGHT:

The first 20,000 fans to enter the gates at Miller Park will receive a Bernie Brewer can coozie, compliments of Southwest Airlines.

TOMORROW:

Roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines will be given away during each inning of the game on Saturday, August 17 (two roundtrip tickets will be awarded to a lucky fan each inning).

SUNDAY:

Take part in the Party on the Plaza from 11am – 1pm outside Miller Park, near Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill. There will be clowns, face painting, tailgate games, music and appearances by Bernie Brewer, the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages and other local mascots, including Fang (Wisconsin Timber Rattlers), Roscoe (Milwaukee Admirals, Pounce (UW-Milwaukee), and more.

Then, upon entering the ballpark, vouchers will be distributed to fans 16 and under, good for one free Klement’s hot dog, small Pepsi product and Blue Bunny ice cream for the Kids Eat Free promotion.

MORE WAYS TO CELEBRATE:

SIGN HIS CARD: Fans  have the opportunity to sign giant cards for Bernie–we’ve filled three! The birthday cards are located near the Southwest Airlines Nuttiest Fan display in the right-field corner on the Field Level, so make sure you get over there and give the big guy your best!

#LUVBERNIE: Tweet messages and/or photos on Instagram using the hashtag #LUVBernie.  Fans can visit Brewers.com/luvbernie to see a compilation.

MOUSTACHE YOURSELF: Add a Bernie Brewer mustache into photos and post them in celebration of Bernie’s birthday.

Virtual Moustache Collage

FOLLOW HIM! Follow @Bernie_Brewer on Twitter! Bernie’s has just over 31,000 followers at the time of this writing–wouldn’t it be great to get him to 40,000 by the end of his his big weekend?!

For more information and tickets to “Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s,” please visit Brewers.com/bernie40.  A historical timeline of Bernie Brewer is included below.

Bernie Brewer Historical Timeline:

  • June 1970: 69-year-old superfan Milt Mason climbs to the top of the County Stadium scoreboard and vows not to come down until the Brewers draw a crowd of over 40,000.
  • August 1970: The Brewers drew a crowd of 44,387 on bat night, also drawing Milt, their adopted hero, down from his perch.
  • June 1973: Milt Mason passed away on June 12, 1973. The team dedicated their new mascot that year, Bernie Brewer, in Milt’s honor.
  • 1984: The bleachers at County Stadium were rebuilt and Bernie’s Chalet was replaced with a  sound tower, sending Bernie into early retirement.
  • 1993: Due to overwhelming demand, Bernie Brewer returned as the team’s mascot in 1993.

In addition, check out this brief video of the history of Bernie Brewer:

We’re also pleased to work with Southwest Airlines on this celebration, as there is a mutual “luv” between the two (if you’ll recall, Bernie made his trip to Spring Training thanks to Southwest earlier this year:

We hope you’ll join us as we pay tribute to Bernie over the next month!

Cheers!

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Sign Bernie’s Birthday Card at Miller Park, Starting this Weekend

As I wrote yesterday, this season marks the 40th Anniversary since Bernie Brewer was introduced as the mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers and to celebrate, we’ll be hosting “Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s” presented by Southwest Airlines from Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18 as the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds. A variety of activities are scheduled for this entire weekend at Miller Park, including giveaways, prizes, sing-a-longs and much more. (For a complete list of activities click here.)

Birthday Weekend at Bernie's

 

And, beginning tonight, fans will have the opportunity to sign a giant card for Bernie when attending games leading up to his birthday, beginning this Friday.  The birthday card will be located near the Southwest Airlines Nuttiest Fan display in the right-field corner on the Field Level.

Bernie's Birthday Card FrontBernie's Birthday Card Inside

Bernie’s best friends signed the card first and we hope to see your name on there soon, too!

 

Cheers!

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Join us August 16-18 for “Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s,” presented by Southwest Airlines

This season marks the 40th Anniversary since Bernie Brewer was introduced as the mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers and to celebrate, we’ll be hosting “Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s” presented by Southwest Airlines from Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18 as the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds. 

 Birthday Weekend at Bernie's

A variety of activities are scheduled for this entire weekend at Miller Park, including giveaways, prizes, sing-a-longs and much more.  On Friday, August 16, the first 20,000 fans to enter the gates at Miller Park will receive a Bernie Brewer can coozie, compliments of Southwest Airlines.  The giveaways continue throughout the weekend as roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines will be given away during each inning of the game on Saturday, August 17 (two roundtrip tickets will be awarded to a lucky fan each inning). 

Two special events are planned for Sunday, August 18 with the Kids Eat Free promotion and the Party on the Plaza.  The Party on the Plaza will take place before Sunday’s game from 11am – 1pm with clowns, face painting, tailgate games, music and appearances by Bernie Brewer, the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages and other local mascots, including Fang (Wisconsin Timber Rattlers), Roscoe (Milwaukee Admirals, Pounce (UW-Milwaukee), and more. Then, upon entering the ballpark, vouchers will be distributed to fans 16 and under, good for one free Klement’s hot dog, small Pepsi product and Blue Bunny ice cream for the Kids Eat Free promotion. 

Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to sign a giant card for Bernie when attending games leading up to his birthday, beginning this Friday.  The birthday card will be located near the Southwest Airlines Nuttiest Fan display in the right-field corner on the Field Level.

As the most popular Major League mascot on Twitter, Bernie is very tech-savvy so fans can join in the celebration online in the following ways:

  • Tweet messages and/or photos on Instagram using the hashtag #LUVBernie.  Fans can visit Brewers.com/luvbernie to see a compilation.
  • In August, we will launch an app which will allow fans to integrate a digital Bernie Brewer mustache into photos and post them in celebration of Bernie’s birthday.
  • Follow @Bernie_Brewer on Twitter! Bernie’s closing in on 31,000 followers at the time of this writing–wouldn’t it be great to get him to 40,000 by his big weekend?!

For more information and tickets to “Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s,” please visit Brewers.com/bernie40.  A historical timeline of Bernie Brewer is included below.

Bernie Brewer Historical Timeline:

  • June 1970: 69-year-old superfan Milt Mason climbs to the top of the County Stadium scoreboard and vows not to come down until the Brewers draw a crowd of over 40,000.
  • August 1970: The Brewers drew a crowd of 44,387 on bat night, also drawing Milt, their adopted hero, down from his perch.
  • June 1973: Milt Mason passed away on June 12, 1973. The team dedicated their new mascot that year, Bernie Brewer, in Milt’s honor.
  • 1984: The bleachers at County Stadium were rebuilt and Bernie’s Chalet was replaced with a  sound tower, sending Bernie into early retirement.
  • 1993: Due to overwhelming demand, Bernie Brewer returned as the team’s mascot in 1993.

 In addition, check out this brief video of the history of Bernie Brewer:

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We’re also pleased to work with Southwest Airlines on this celebration, as there is a mutual “luv” between the two (if you’ll recall, Bernie made his trip to Spring Training thanks to Southwest earlier this year:

We hope you’ll join us as we pay tribute to Bernie over the next month!

Cheers!

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Polish Heritage Day Set for Sunday, June 23

Next Sunday, June 23, we’ll host Polish Heritage Day at Miller Park for the game vs. the Atlanta Braves and all fans in attendance will receive this Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages Polish Sausage Bobble.

Polish Bobblehead-Silo

The Polish Sausage is featured wearing a “Piwowarzy” jersey, which is the Polish translation for Brewers. The Brewers will also be wearing the Piwowarzy jerseys when they take the field at 1:10pm.

Jerseys will be available in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic for $200; caps are $45. These items will also be available on brewers.com.

Piwowarzy jerseys will be available in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic for $200; caps are $45. These items will also be available on brewers.com.

The Brewers have worn special “Cerveceros” uniforms for “Cerveceros Day” in each of the last eight seasons; wore “Bierbrauer” uniforms for “German Heritage Day” in 2011 and “Birrai” uniforms for “Italian Heritage Day” last year.

Piwowarzy T-Shirts (both men and women's sizes) will be available at the Team Store this weekend for $25.

Piwowarzy T-Shirts (both men and women’s sizes) will be available at the Team Store this weekend while supplies last for $25. These items will also be available on brewers.com.

As part of Sunday’s festivities, the Syrena Polish Folk Dance Ensemble will perform near the Miller Park gates and polka music will be played by a live band.  Jayme Dawicki, 2002 Miss Wisconsin, will sing the national anthem and God Bless America.  In addition, there will be an information table from Polish Heritage Alliance located on the Miller Park Field Level Concourse.

Fans can also save 10% on all Polish Sausage Famous Racing Sausages merchandise for the entire homestand (Friday, June 21 through Thursday, June 27) at Miller Park–including t-shirts, lawn gnomes and plush.

Save 10% on all Polish Sausage merchandise at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic during the upcoming homestand (6/21-6/27).

Save 10% on all Polish Sausage merchandise at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic during the upcoming homestand (6/21-6/27).

Finally, in preparation for Sunday, the Polish Sausage visited Polish Fest over the weekend to learn more about his heritage. Here’s a fun little gallery (click photos to enlarge). Enjoy and we hope to see you out here next weekend to celebrate with us!

Cheers!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

PS-For tickets, call (414) 902-4000 or visit brewers.com.

Famous Racing Sausages Lottery Ticket Available Soon

The Wisconsin Lottery is introducing a new $3 lottery scratch ticket featuring the popular Brewers mascots – the Famous Racing SausagesTM.

Prior to the Brewers vs. Giants game on Tuesday, April 16, a Wisconsin Lottery booth will be located on the Miller Park plaza near the home plate entrance at Miller Park.  Fans will have the opportunity to register for a chance to win a Brewers Suite for 16 guests for the Sunday, June 23 game against the Atlanta Braves. Additional prizes will be awarded at the booth and Klement’s will grill brats while quantities last. This is an exclusive, one-day event.

The $3 Famous Racing SausagesTM scratch ticket will be available at lottery retailers throughout Wisconsin beginning this Friday, April 12. Players will have a chance to win up to $30,000 instantly.  All prizes in the scratch game are cash prizes.

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

“Pop” Art: Looks like Pepsi’s caught Brewers Fever!

We’re just four days away from Opening Day and it seems like Brewers Fever is sweeping over the state!

Check out this very creative Pepsi display at the Pick ‘n Save on 76th and Coldspring! Looks like Bernie Brewer and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages are ready for Opening Day and are hydrated with Pepsi products!

Pepsi Mascots 2013

If you’re out and about, make sure you keep your eyes open for these types of “pop” art displays from the merchandisers! Here are a few we captured last summer as well! We love it!

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Cheers!

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

2013 Promotional Schedule Released; Individual Tickets Go On Sale 2/23 at Annual Arctic Tailgate Party

Today is a day that many Brewers fans have been waiting for: The announcement of the date for this year’s Arctic Tailgate party, which marks the beginning of individual ticket sales at Miller Park and the release of our 2013 promotional schedule!

To start, individual game tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Tickets for individual Brewers home games can be purchased starting Saturday, February 23 at 9 a.m. at the Miller Park Box Office, at brewers.com or by calling (414) 902-4000 (or 800-933-7890).

This is the seventh year that the Arctic Tailgate party will mark the start of individual ticket sales. The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages, Bernie Brewer and Brewers alumni players will also be on hand to greet the fans and the first 2,000 fans in line will receive a hot dog and soda, compliments of Klement’s, Pepsi and Sportservice, as well as an Arctic Tailgate t-shirt. FOX Sports Wisconsin and Newsradio 620 WTMJ will both serve as media sponsors.

MB-2013 Arctic Tailgate Logo

Please visit brewers.com/tailgate for details, including safety regulations. In addition, only a very limited number of tickets for Opening Day will be available at this event (note: Miller Park Box Office will be the only place where fans will be able to purchase individual Opening Day tickets on February 23; no phone or online orders will be accepted). Each fan will be limited to a maximum of four tickets for Opening Day, based on availability.

Meanwhile, through Monday, February 11, fans can visit Brewers.com and register for the chance to be selected in an Opening Day opportunity to purchase up to four tickets to Opening Day and up to eight tickets to Gold and Marquee Games at Miller Park this season.

Fans will also be able to purchase parking passes in advance for all home dates at Miller Park including Opening Day.

In addition to the Miller Park Box Office, you will be able to buy tickets and parking at Brewers.com or by phone at (414) 902-4000. The Miller Park Box Office will be open until 5 p.m. on February 23. Normal Box Office hours are from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday – Friday (beginning Monday, February 25), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays. 

And…when picking out your games, you’ll definitely want to have the 2013 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE handy!

Here are a few highlights:

Thanks to John and Cait, you already know that we’ve got 10 All-Fan Bobblehead Giveaways topping the excitement at Miller Park:

Sunday, April 7: Norichika Aoki

Sunday, April 21: George Scott

Sunday, May 5: Corey Hart

Sunday, May 26: Ryan Braun

Sunday, June 9: Carlos Gomez

Sunday, June 23: Klement’s Famous Racing Sausage Polish

Sunday, July 7: Hank Aaron

Sunday, August 4: Harvey Kuenn

Sunday, September 1: Gorman Thomas

Sunday, September 15: Ben Oglivie

In addition to those sure to be very popular items, there are several special events for which fans will want to mark their calendars and secure tickets in advance.

Our 5-County, 5-Day Celebration will take place from April 29–May 3. During this time, all residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha counties can purchase tickets at a 50% savings on all reserved seats (excluding the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and the $1 Uecker Seats).

More great bargains are in store when we host Spring Madness from May 20-22, with all seats regularly priced at $34 and less available at a savings of 50% (excluding the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and $1 Uecker Seats). For these three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers, small Pepsi products and Klement’s hot dogs will be just $1 each.

In addition to the two annual tribute events – Cerveceros Day (Saturday, June 8 vs. Philadelphia) and the Negro Leagues Tribute Night (Saturday, July 20 vs. Miami) – we will also host Polish Heritage Day on Sunday, June 23 against the Atlanta Braves. On these dates, the Brewers will wear special uniform tops, including a “Piwowarzy” jersey (the Polish translation of “Brewers”).

Youth players will want to be in attendance for the popular Little League Night on Tuesday, June 25 as the Brewers open a series against the Chicago Cubs. All Little Leaguers in uniform (registered in advance through local youth leagues) will have the opportunity to parade around the warning track in a pre-game ceremony.

On Saturday, July 20, the 15th Annual Brewers Community Foundation 5K Famous Racing SausagesTMRun/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. for runners (8:15 a.m. for walkers) at the Klement’s Sausage Haus at Miller Park, with all proceeds supporting the programs of Brewers Community Foundation. Participants will receive a t-shirt, Klement’s hot dog, a bottle of Aquafina and a ticket voucher redeemable for one of eight specified regular season games in 2013. [Cait's note: Use this as a warmup for the Brewers Mini-Marathon & 10K in September!]

Retro Fridays will be back once again and are designated for the first home Friday game of every month. They include: April 5 vs. Arizona, May 3 vs. St. Louis, June 7 vs. Philadelphia, July 5 vs. New York-NL, August 2 vs. Washington and September 13 vs. Cincinnati. Also, U.S. Bank Kids Autograph Saturdays, which are designated for kids 14 and under, will also return on select Saturdays throughout the season.  

So there you have it–everything you need to start picking out your individual games. Better hurry–Opening Day is just 55 days away!
 
-Cait

              

What John and Cait Ate…The Giant Slugger

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

-Yogi Berra

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”

-John & Cait

During each homestand, we will be meeting with John DiMartini, Executive Chef at Delaware North Sportservice/Miller Park to sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.

Swing for the Fences with the Giant Slugger

Today, we were treated to the Giant Slugger, SportService’s newest roster addition & superstar.

Read on for a description, photos and review!

The Giant Slugger- $26

The Giant Slugger is a 24-inch long Klement’s Hot Dog served on a pretzel bun. The two-foot long hot dog is loaded with chili, cheese, onions & jalapenos.

Watch as it comes to life:

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The finished product weighs in at approximately two pounds, nine ounces. It is perfect for sharing as it can be easily cut up and is served in an easy to carry container with handles

John & Cait: We know we gave you a recent update from marathon training on how to eat healthy, but everyone needs to splurge here and there.  This is a perfect opportunity.  We not saying you need to eat the whole thing yourself (please, by all means, this is meant to be shared), but this is definitely something you and your group are going to want to try.  It’s good enough with just the hot dog, chili and cheese, but add that to a pretzel bun!?  Surely a masterpiece.  It is easy to carry in a case with handles and everything!  The crew at the stand will even cut it up for you and your group.  Give it a shot. It’s fun, it’s a “social” snack, it’s National Hot Dog Month and it’s America.

Rating:

    (out of 5)

Where To Satisfy Your Craving: The hot dog is available on the Loge Level at Miller Park at a portable stand outside Section 215 (just steps across from the Chef’s Table) and on the Field Level at the Plaza Grill outside of Section 110.

The Crew returns home for a six-game homestand vs. the Pirates and Cardinals, starting tomorrow, Friday, July 13. Make sure you come out to Miller Park and when you do, make sure you order the Giant Slugger. Then, share your photos with us! Tweet photos of you and your gang enjoying this treat to @Bernie_Brewer with the hashtag #GiantSlugger.

So what about you? What do you think of the Giant Slugger? Do you have another favorite ballpark snack? Want to dispute our reviews? A question about concessions? Something you’d like to see featured here? Post your comments below!

We’ll be back with another edition of What John and Cait Ate during the next homestand and until then…Bon Appetit!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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