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Ever wondered what a 90+ mph fastball looks like from the point of view of a Major League catcher? We were curious, too. So today, we strapped a GoPro camera to the chest of Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy during batting practice as Kyle Lohse took the hill.
Check back in a bit and we’ll have some awesome footage to share!
UPDATE: Here’s a quick glimpse of some of the footage we got today (in slo-mo):
2/25/14 Update: We have more footage from yesterday’s BP:
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.
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
Starting today, we’re unveiling the #Brewers14in14… 14 All-Fan Giveaways during the 2014 season!
The second bobblehead of the 2014 season will come on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, as the Brewers take on the New York Yankees. The bobble will feature Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse!
This will be the first Brewers bobblehead featuring Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse.
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 Lohse bobblehead is included in the following 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 the #Brewers14in14!
-John and Cait
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced their postseason award winners as voted by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). A total of eight ballots were cast for each award, assigning five points for first place, three for second and one for third.
Center fielder Carlos Gomez was voted Brewers Most Valuable Player as he received all eight first-place votes (40 points). Shortstop Jean Segura finished second with 18 points.
Gomez, a first-time All-Star selection this season, batted .284 with 24 HR, 73 RBI and 40 stolen bases in 147 games. He was among the National League leaders in triples (T2nd, 10), stolen bases (4th), slugging percentage (7th, .506) and extra-base hits (T8th, 61). Gomez became the first player in franchise history to produce 20+ home runs and 40+ stolen bases in a season. He was the only player in the Major Leagues to accomplish that feat in 2013. The Gold Glove Award candidate also recorded 12 assists in center field, which ranked second in the Major Leagues from that position.
Kyle Lohse was voted Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher as he received all eight first-place votes (40 points). Jim Henderson (24 points), Brandon Kintzler (7) and Yovani Gallardo (1) also received consideration. Lohse, who signed with the Brewers as a free agent on March 25, went 11-10 with a 3.35 ERA in 32 starts during his first season in Milwaukee. He led the team in ERA, innings pitched (198.2) and quality starts (20). He ranked fifth in the National League in fewest walks per nine innings (1.6). Lohse went 10-4 with a 2.91 ERA over his last 22 starts, posting 16 quality starts (139ip, 45er).
Lohse (38 points) was also voted Brewers Top Newcomer, receiving seven first-place votes and one second-place vote. He was followed by second baseman Scooter Gennett (26 points – one first-place vote). Outfielder Khris Davis (7 points) and pitcher Tyler Thornburg (1) were also listed on ballots.
Right fielder Norichika Aoki (34 points) received five first-place votes and three second-place votes to edge pitcher Brandon Kintzler (27 points – three first place-votes, four second-place votes) and earn Brewers Unsung Hero honors. A total of eight players were listed on ballots for this award.
Aoki batted .286 with 8 HR, 37 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 155 games. He ranked among the National League leaders in multi-hit games (T7th, 50) and hits (T10th, 171). He led the team in games, at-bats (597), on-base percentage (.356) and walks (55) while tying Carlos Gomez for the team lead in runs (80). Aoki struck out just 40 times in 674 plate appearances this season, the best ratio in the Major Leagues (16.9).
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy (33 points) earned the Good Guy Award, receiving six first-place votes and one second place vote. The other first-place votes went to center fielder Carlos Gomez, who finished second with 18 points, and shortstop Jean Segura. A total of nine players were listed on ballots for this honor, the most of any award this season.
All-Star SS Jean Segura will sign autographs at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic this afternoon from 1-2 p.m. CT.
Signing courtesy of Majestic Athletic. One autograph per person. First come, first served. Sorry, no photographs.
Please note the Kyle Lohse autograph session will be rescheduled to a later date.
It will be a very busy day at Miller Park today. Of course, we have the Brewers-Phillies series kicking off at 7 p.m., we also have the Johnny Logan Walk of Fame induction ceremony pregame. In addition to all of that, tonight marks day one of the three-day MLB First-Year Player Draft.
The MLB Draft is unique in that it takes place mid-season, unlike the other sports leagues that host drafts during the off-season. That brings challenges and excitement at the same time. Players picked tonight can be in the minor league system within weeks.
Brewers Director of Amateur Scouting, Bruce Seid, along with the rest of the Baseball Operations staff, have met in the Brewers draft room for about two weeks now. Amateur scouts, Crosscheckers Scouting Supervisors and Brewers Medical representatives have all been scouring reports, watching video, hosting workouts at Miller Park and developing lists in preparation for the next three days.
the Brewers will make two selections on Day 1 of the First-Year Player Draft, which begins at 6 p.m. CT. The team’s first pick will be at #54 in the second round. They will also make a selection at #72 (Compensatory Balance Round B). Milwaukee forfeited its first-round selection for signing right-handed pitcher Kyle Lohse as a free agent.
The First-Year Player Draft spans three days of activity from Thursday through Saturday, and will take place at the MLB Network Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Draft coverage will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 6 p.m. CT tonight. The Brewers’ first selection (#54) will take place at about 9:34 p.m. CT and pick #72 will take place at about 10:02 p.m. CT. The Houston Astros have the first overall selection in tonight’s draft.
Representing the Brewers at the MLB Network Studio will be former Brewers pitcher Ken Sanders and Manager of Administration for Player Development Mark Mueller.
The selection rotation is determined by the clubs’ reverse order of finish at the close of the previous championship season. The Draft, which is comprised of 40 rounds, will continue on Friday at noon CT for Rounds 3-10. The Draft will resume on Saturday for Rounds 11-40 at noon CT and will continue through its conclusion. The complete draft order can be found here. A live draft tracker can be found here.
The Fifth Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament hosted by Brewers Director of Alumni Relations and FOX Sports Wisconsin broadcaster Dave Nelson is scheduled to be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 on the Irish Course at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.
The Davey Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament kick off at 10:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start and will be followed by a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and dinner.
Last year, I was fortunate enough to attend this event, where I was paired with former Brewers pitcher Jay Aldrich. It was a really fun day for an important cause. You can read my review of the tournament, plus see more photos, here.
This year, celebrity guests scheduled to golf in the tournament include current Brewers players and personnel: Gord Ash, Tom Gorzelanny, Garth Iorg, Kyle Lohse, Doug Melvin, Chris Narveson and Ron Roenicke; former Brewers players Jay Aldrich, Sal Bando (also a Brewers GM), Jeff Cirillo, Geoff Jenkins, Damian Miller, Willie Mueller (who was also in the movie Major League as “Duke”), Greg Vaughn, Paul Wagner and Steve Woodard; Bruce Froemming, former MLB Umpire; Jason Grimsley, former MLB pitcher; Randall McDaniel, Former NFL player; Greg Matzek, radio personality; Greg Meyer, NFL Referee; Tony Smith, a former Milwaukee Bucks player; and Craig Coshun and Telly Hughes, sideline reporters for Fox Sports Wisconsin. [Celebrity golfers are subject to change.]
And, not only is the field stellar, but the course is amazing as well. In the previous years of the tournament, the outing has been held at Blackwolf Run in Kohler and now participants will have a new challenge as it moves to the Irish Course at Whistling Straits. All of the courses up at Kohler are phenomenal, so you really can’t go wrong.
The Irish Course, which was ranked #39 in Golf Digest‘s ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2013/2014 features “the grassland-and-dunes aspect of the Irish” and is just inland from the lake and interspersed by four streams.
One unique feature of the course is a flock of Scottish Blackface sheep which roam freely, harkening back to older times on Scottish links courses, where sometimes sheep were the only “lawnmowers” used.
Registrations are being accepted as foursomes only and a celebrity golfer will be paired with each group to make up a five-person team. Team play will consist of a Scramble Format with team prizes awarded to the top finishers. The tournament is limited to 30 foursomes and, if you haven’t signed up yet, I’m told there is still space available, but it is moving quickly! Registration fees are $2,500 per foursome.
Besides the tournament itself, a golf clinic led by American Club golf pros and a putting contest will take place at 9:30 a.m., and a buffet brunch will be served prior to play. After golf, there will be a cocktail hour with a Silent Auction followed by dinner and a Live Auction.
For those who do not wish to golf, tickets to the reception and dinner only are available for $150 per person.
An additional preview event has been added on Sunday, June 23rd, consisting of a golf experience at Whistling Straits followed by a cocktail reception and dinner at the Championship Locker with celebrity participants. Rates for the preview event vary pending participation and sponsorship level.
Proceeds will benefit Open Arms Home for Children in South Africa and Brewers Community Foundation. Open Arms Home for Children is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, clothing, protection and basic healthcare for what is now home to many children orphaned due to the Aids epidemic in South Africa. Dave Nelson has served as Board Director for several years.
For additional information, sponsorship opportunities, or to sign up for this memorable golfing experience visit http://www.brewers.com/davey or contact Meredith Malone at (414) 902-4501 or Meredith.Malone@brewers.com.
Updates on the event can be found on twitter by following Brewers Community Foundation ( @brewerscf ) or on the Facebook: Davey Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament to Benefit Open Arms.
More about Davey Nelson:
Nelson enters his sixth season as an analyst for FS Wisconsin broadcasts. He also serves as Brewers Director of Alumni Relations and leads the team’s Speakers Bureau. In his front office role, Nelson maintains a database of former Brewers players as well as organizes events for Brewers alumni.
Prior to his current role, Nelson served as Brewers first-base coach from 2003-06. In 2001 and 2002, he was a minor-league outfield instructor. Nelson began his Major League coaching career in 1981 with Chicago-AL and later spent time coaching in Cleveland, Oakland and Montreal. In 1980, he was on the coaching staff at Texas Christian University.
Nelson enjoyed a 10-year Major League playing career from 1968-77. The former outfielder played for Cleveland, Washington, Texas and Kansas City. He was named to the American League All-Star team in 1973.
Born in Fort Still, Oklahoma, Nelson went on to graduate from Junipero Serra High School in California. He attended Compton Junior College for one year and Los Angeles State College for two years. Nelson also served in the Army Reserve for six years. He currently splits time between Bradenton, Florida and Milwaukee.
In case you missed it, yesterday the Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent right-handed starter Kyle Lohse to a three-year contract–and we’re proud to welcome him the team via social media. Post your comments to Kyle below, or tweet them to @Brewers using the hashtag #WelcomeKyle.
“Kyle is coming off two very good years, and his experience and competitiveness will be welcomed by the club,” said President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin. “This signing makes us a better club today than we were yesterday.”
Lohse, 34, has gone 30-11 with a 3.11 ERA in 63 starts over the last two seasons (399.1ip, 138er). He produced his best Major League season in 2012, going 16-3 with a 2.86 ERA in 33 starts with St. Louis as he finished seventh in National League Cy Young voting. Last season, Lohse led the National League in winning percentage (.842) and ranked among the leaders in starts (T1st), walks per 9 innings (4th, 1.62), quality starts (T4th, 24), ERA (5th), wins (T5th) and innings pitched (T7th, 211.0). He also held opponents to a career-best .239 batting average.
Lohse, who will continue to wear uniform number 26, owns a career record of 118-109 with a 4.45 ERA in 355 games (331 starts) over 12 Major League seasons with Minnesota (2001-06), Cincinnati (2006-07), Philadelphia (2007) and St. Louis (2008-12).