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Have you every wondered what it’s like to be a ballboy or ballgirl, one of those people who gets to sit down the baselines at a Major League Baseball game, helping to warm up outfielders and snag foul balls?
Check out this feature, put together by Aaron Oberley, one of our MLB Advanced Media Real-Time Correspondents who also happens to be a Ballboy & member of our Brew Crew himself:
Today we announced that Fridays restaurant at Miller Park will reopen for normal hours of operation on both game days and non-game days, beginning tomorrow – Saturday, August 30 at 5pm CT.
Fridays will operate on normal hours of operation but the menu will still be limited. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday/Saturday from 11 a.m. – midnight.
Fridays’ menu will be a condensed version of the “Fridays Favorites.” This includes a limited number of hot appetizers and entrees, plus desserts.
UW-Milwaukee students, alumni and fans are invited to join us for UWM Cap Night on Friday, September 12.
Proudly display UW-Milwaukee colors as the Brewers take on the division-rival Cincinnati Reds with your one-of-a-kind, UWM-themed Brewers hat — FREE to all who purchase UWM Cap Night tickets.
Through this special offer, UWM students, alumni and fans will enjoy great savings with tickets available in the Terrace Box for as little as $18 and Field Outfield Box for $29.
Tickets are available at brewers.com/panthers. For groups of 25 or more, call (414) 902-4774.
We, along with the Milwaukee Public Library, are proud to honor some of the 2014 Super Readers!
These youngsters visited their Milwaukee Public Library, read during the summer, and reached the highest level of the Super Reader Program. These lucky super readers were selected from the nearly 20,000 children that made reading a part of their summer vacation:
Demetrius Goode (Atkinson Library); Nora Fitak (Bay View Library); Christian Coleman (Capitol Library); XZavier Bellamy (Center Street Library); Kennedy Gonzalez (East Library); Alex Gramajo (Forest Home Library); Samuel Bryan (Martin Luther King Library); Shakhai Cole-Waheed (Mill Road Library); Emma Balistreri (Tippecanoe Library); Janehya Luttrell (Villard Avenue Library); Aiden Rightmyre (Washington Park Library); and Molly Anders (Zablocki Library).
We’d also like to thank Milwaukee Brewers infielder Rickie Weeks for his generous support of the Super Reader Program.
As a child of two retired librarians, I can tell you that the best back-to-school supply is a library card. And it’s free. Visit your Milwaukee Public Library where people can read, learn and connect.
Congrats again, Super Readers–keep it up!
Throughout the baseball season, we’ve been recognizing United States Veterans for their service to our country.
Today, we honored a number of Veterans that are near and dear to our hearts–members of the Miller Park event services staff who have served our country.
Thank you, Miller Park Veterans!
If you’re interested in participating in the Brewers Mini-Marathon +10K, but not necessarily by running, we’ve got some great options for you!
The 13.1 mile half-marathon and 10K, beginning and ending at Miller Park on Saturday, September 20th will take over 750 volunteers to ensure that all participants have a safe and fun experience.
I talked with Tai Pauls, Manager of Special Events for Brewers Enterprises and she told me that they are in need of volunteers in a variety of locations and would welcome anyone to join them.
There are two ways to volunteer:
EVENT CREW VOLUNTEERS
Brewers Enterprises is looking for people who want to be a part of the Brewers Mini + 10K Event Crew. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group. [Note: Since proceeds from the race go to the MACC Fun, this is also a great opportunity for a community service project!]
Individuals are needed to help out in a variety of areas including at packet pick-up, the full gear check area, at the start & finish line, as course marshals, as part of the bike team leading the race, or at the post-race tailgate party. All individual shifts & jobs can be selected on the volunteer page of the race website.
Volunteer Groups are also extremely important to help man the various Aid Stations along the course and they are still looking for groups to join them. At the Aid Stations, groups will assist in distributing water to the runners and lend some moral support to runners like John and me by cheering us on the way. Tai encourages groups to embrace their stations and make them their own by displaying team/organization/company banners, colors, etc. Other areas where groups can possibly be utilized are at the finish line, race results tents or packet pick-up the day before the event.
Last year, sororities, charitable groups, school groups and local companies who manned their stations were integral to the race’s success.
In addition to keeping things organized and safe for the runners, Tai’s goal is to make sure that we have an extremely fun and enjoyable experience.
To do this, they are seeking a variety of entertainment acts stationed along the course to entertain the runners. We have some great acts lined up already, but we’re always looking for family friendly entertainers, cheer groups, and bands to perform for participants and spectators on the course.
Entertainment groups are considered volunteers as well, but will receive great exposure and promotion as a Brewers Mini +10K entertainment act. All bands, groups, etc. will be listed with logo and/or name on www.brewersmini.com and will be included in the email correspondence to all runners.
So, what’s in it for you?
In addition to being a part of this unique event, all volunteers and entertainers will receive:
- An official Event Crew t-shirt
- A ticket voucher good for a regular season game in April/May of 2015
Depending on the volunteer assignment, the timeframe for race day on Saturday, September 20, is approximately 6am-11:30am (some jobs start later or end earlier). More information can be found on the sites below.
Event Crew Volunteer info – http://www.race-brewers.com/volunteers-2013
Entertainment Volunteer info – http://www.race-brewers.com/entertainment
If you’re running the race and/or can’t volunteer yourself, please pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested in helping out. It is sure to be a fun day for runners and volunteers alike!
Thanks in advance for your assistance, we look forward to seeing you on September 20!
Tonight the Brewers are kicking off a three -game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. This weekend at the Double Clutch, fans can enjoy a Primanti Brothers Style Sandwich.
A favorite in Pittsburgh, this sandwich includes pan-fried spicy capicola and genoa salami piled high and topped with provolone cheese. It is topped with tomatoes, zesty coleslaw and fresh-cut fries and served on a fresh Italian bread.
This is the first time this sandwich has been featured and it is a classic. The sandwich is $10.25 and will be sure to fill you up.
Also available is the always popular Spaghetti-in-a-Meatball. That is $9.50.
The Double Clutch stand is on the Loge Level outside section 215 (on the first base side of the press box).
Brandee and Steve Lendosky‘s son Derek passed away in an accident on August 4, 2013, just three days before his 10th birthday; this was a tremendous tragedy, but they have chosen to turn the experience into a way to both honor Derek’s life and spread his kindness to people they meet.
Random Acts Of Kindness (with no recognition needed) began happening in some of the most creative, inspiring and touching ways imaginable, spreading the message to “Do it 4 Derek” and think of others first.
And today is Derek’s Day at Miller Park.
Steve threw out the ceremonial First Pitch in Derek’s honor prior to the Brewers vs. Blue Jays game and Steve and his family, along with close to 500 others are at today’s game, performing random acts of kindness:
They’re here sporting bright green “Do it 4 Derek” tees and handing out $1000 in concession money and 16 signed baseballs (provided by the Brewers Community Relations department) to random fans.
If you are/were approached by someone in the group, there is no catch. They simply as that you visit their website to learn more (there you can view the Random Acts of Kindness Map and add to it) and, most importantly, that you pay it forward.
If you haven’t already downloaded it, the FREE MLB.com At the Ballpark app offers an abundance of features to enhance your Miller Park experience such as: the ability to upgrade your seats, access to our A-to-Z Fan Guide, ballpark maps and directories, ballpark & player entrance music, social media clubhouse access, in-seat merchandise ordering, club videos and more.
Plus, when you check-in via the app, you have the chance to receive special offers and win prizes!
In fact, this Sunday, September 7, if we reach 1000 check-ins via the At the Ballpark app, one lucky fan will win this baseball, autographed by Ryan Braun.
Simply download MLB.com At the Ballpark® — FREE for your iPhone, iPod touch and Android device.
New this year, we’ve installed iBeacon technology at Miller Park, which means you should be checked in automatically if you’ve authorized the app to do so.
Boom! You’re entered to win just by walking in the door.
Just another perk of coming to the park.
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”
“High Heat” Burger from AJ Bombers
During each homestand, I’ll sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.
One of the most fun, new additions to Miller Park this season has been AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar-with locations in Milwaukee and Madison-now 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 and the newest addition: Wily Peralta’s “High Heat” Burger.
Wily Peralta’s “High Heat” Burger-$9
Making its debut tonight is Wily Peralta’s “High Heat” Burger.
For just $9, fans will get this AJ Bombers burger patty topped with chipotle ranch, swiss cheese, jalapenos and tomatoes, plus a side of tots. The sandwich is the fourth of several city and/or player-themed burgers that AJ Bombers plans to offer this season.
This burger is exclusive to Miller Park (i.e. not served at AJ Bombers’ restaurants) and available for a limited time.
AJ Bombers also offers different custard flavors pertaining to the visiting team/city. For the Blue Jays series, they’ve got Maple Doughnut Hole!
I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items, just like I have been with the ever-popular Double Clutch!
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Where To Satisfy Your Craving: Fans can find AJ Bombers on the Field Level, in the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.
What about you? Do you have a favorite ballpark snack? A question about concessions? Something you’d like to see featured here? Post your comments below!