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Law Enforcement Night at Miller Park

Tonight is Law Enforcement Night at Miller Park as we recognize the sacrifice of officers who have fallen in the line of duty and celebrate the commitment of all past and present law enforcement personnel to keeping us safe. Before the game, honored three officers,  colors were presented by several law enforcement agencies throughout the state, and the national anthem was sung by Menomonee Falls Chief of Police Anna Ruzinski.

Law Enforcement Night

Those honored in pregame ceremonies were:

  • New London police officer Brody Erickson who went undercover to determine the extent of drug and bullying problems at New London High school. He attended classes, did his homework, and interacted with students. Officer Erickson’s work led to the conviction of two drug dealers and made students at New London High School safer.
  • Lake Delton police officer Lucas Killick who responded to a 911 Call that a man had collapsed. Upon arrival, Officer Killick determined that the man was not breathing, took immediate life-saving measures, and the man survived. Officer Killick is also very involved in numerous community projects, including the Cops for Kids program.
  • Cudahy police officer Joe Paczocha, who recently retired after serving the citizens of Cudahy for more than 30 years. During his prominent career, Officer Paczocha began a police explorer’s program for young people, a D.A.R.E. Program for Cudahy schools, and received numerous citations for outstanding service.

Anna Ruzinski

Trenton Casper, cousin of Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper also threw out a ceremonial first pitch in Trevor’s honor. State Trooper Casper died in the line of duty this year and his parents, Deborah and Kevin, along with his sisters, Lauren and Olivia, are here tonight.

We sold a special ticket package for tonight’s game where $5 donation from each ticket sold goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to honor fallen Law Enforcement Officials and the first 1,000 to purchase the special Law Enforcement Night ticket package received a free Challenge Coin, courtesy of Brewers Community Foundation and law enforcement ambassadors Glen Jones and Nate Catura.

-Cait
@CMoyer

“Specials by Series”for September

Rivalry-inspired fare is back at Miller Park.  As each opposing team comes to town, DNC SportService will feature “Specials by Series” near Section 223 for $10 each.

Here’s a look at what you can expect for the first homestand in September. I’ll update this list with the remaining specials by series for the month as I get them.

Brewers vs. Reds (August 28-30): Cincy Cheese Coney $12

Cincy Cheese Coney

Hot dog, Cincy chili, diced onion, mustard, shredded cheese

Brewers vs. Pirates (September 1-3): Polish Hill Cheesesteak $12

Polish Hill

Sliced kielbasa, grilled onions and peppers, cheese sauce

 

 

-Cait

@CMoyer

BREWERS AND PICK ’N SAVE TO HOST FAN APPRECIATION EVENT TOMORROW

In advance of Fan Appreciation Weekend at Miller Park from September 18-20, the Milwaukee Brewers and Pick ’n Save are teaming up to host three events at Milwaukee area Pick ’n Save locations where fans can win tickets to the September 19 game vs. Cincinnati and other prizes, including Pick ’n Save gift cards.

The first of three events will take place tomorrow at the Pick ’n Save location at 1717 N. Mayfair Road from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event dates and locations include the following:

Thursday, August 27

1717 N. Mayfair Road

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, September 9

8770 S. Howell Avenue

3 – 5 p.m.
Monday, September 14

12735 W. Capitol Drive

3 – 5 p.m.

Brewers official mascots will make appearances at each event. In addition, a 2015 Chevy Trax with a special Brewers wrap will be on display at each of the three Pick ’n Save locations. The car will be randomly given away to a lucky fan as the grand prize during Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet on Saturday, September 19.

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Fans will enjoy a variety of giveaways and prizes throughout Fan Appreciation Weekend. In addition, all fans in attendance at Miller Park that weekend will receive a 2016 Brewers magnetic schedule.

On Friday, September 18, all fans will receive a scratch-off card containing prizes such as free 2016 tickets, $10 food and beverage vouchers, autographed baseballs, game-used jerseys, a $250 Brewers Team Store by Majestic shopping spree and tickets to a Club Level Suite to a 2016 game. Every fan is guaranteed to win a prize.

All fans in attendance on Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet will receive a 2015 Brewers team photo. Additionally, all fans will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win fabulous prizes, including autographed memorabilia, gift certificates to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park and many additional prizes from team corporate sponsors (prizes subject to change).

Lastly, on Sunday, September 20, all fans in attendance of the 1:10 p.m. game will receive a Scooter Gennett Gnome, courtesy of WaterStone Bank.

Tickets for Fan Appreciation Weekend are available at the Miller Park ticket office, online at Brewers.com or by calling (414) 902-4000.

Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music: Updated 8/25/15

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!

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2015 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC

Braun – “All Day” by Kanye West

Davis –“Xxplosive” by Dr. Dre

Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac

Gennett – “Magic” by Future ft. T.I.

Herrera – “Las Auispas” and “ Soldado” by Juan Luis Guerra

Jungmann- “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry

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 – “A New Day” from the WWE group, A New Day

Rogers –“Hip Hop Hooray” by Naughty by Nature

Schafer – “Da Cali Anthem” by Rusko

Segura – “Que se Mueran de Envidia” by Daddy Yankee ft Paramba

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

Cait’s A-to-Z Guide for Tuesday’s One Direction Concert at Miller Park

On Tuesday, One Direction will make its first-ever visit to Miller Park with the 2015 “On the Road Again” tour.

So what do you need to know to have a fun and enjoyable experience? Read on for our A to Z guide.

BANNERS & SIGNS

Banners and signs cannot be larger than 18″x 24″ and cannot include inappropriate content. NO handles or poles can be attached.

BINOCULARS & CAMERAS

Binoculars are fine to bring to the show.

You may also bring your camera, but lenses cannot be longer than a driver’s license. Want to share your photos with us? Use #1DMKE on Twitter and Instagram and we may feature our favorites on the blog! Video cameras are not permitted.

CARRY-INS

Consistent with our game-day carry-in policy, fans may not bring any cans, glass containers or alcohol into Miller Park. Soda, water or juice must be in factory-sealed plastic bottles. Fans may bring food items into the stadium using appropriate containers, but only food purchased within Miller Park will be allowed into Suite areas.

Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16 by 16 by 8 inches or smaller and will be searched.

Hard-sided coolers are not allowed in the ballpark.

Guests MAY carry-in the following items:

  • Still-photography cameras (Compact)
  • Jackets or blankets after being patted down or searched
  • Banners, signs and flags without an attached pole (items cannot be affixed in any way to impeded the view of other fans). (See above).

All permitted items will be inspected at the gates prior to entry.

Guests MAY NOT carry-in the following items:

  • Drum Sticks
  • Alcohol
  • Noisemakers, whistles, air horns, musical instruments (plastic horns vary per event)
  • Glass bottles, metal cans, etc.
  • Professional camera equipment, video cameras, tripods, etc.
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Weapons, explosives, pepper spray, tear gas, etc.
  • Fireworks, slingshots, smoke bombs, laser pointers, etc.
  • Large bags, large backpacks, suitcases, briefcases, beach bags, etc.
  • Water guns, toy/replica weapons, squirt bottles, soap bubbles, etc.
  • Beach balls, Frisbees, balloons, brooms, skateboards, roller blades, skates, etc.
  • Flags/Signs larger than 18″ x 24″
  • Sticks, poles, rods, drum sticks
  • Confetti or streamers
  • Umbrellas

For additional information on Miller Park policies, please check out the Miller Park A to Z guide here.

CONCESSIONS

Just like at Brewers games, there will be many concession stands open for fans to purchase food and beverage.

FAN SCREENING

New for 2015, in accordance with MLB-wide policy, all fans will be required to go through metal detector screening via walkthrough and/or handheld detectors, prior to being granted access to Miller Park. To help expedite the process and minimize delays, the Milwaukee Brewers will implement Express lanes for guests that are entering the ballpark without a bag. Fans will be asked to remove cell phones, cameras, and other large metal objects prior to entering, but they will not be required to remove shoes, wallets, coins, or belts. Guests are also encouraged to take prohibited items back to their car. Items left at the gate are not the responsibility of the Milwaukee Brewers. Please see “Prohibited Items” for an updated list of prohibited items at Miller Park. If you have any questions regarding the screening process please call Guest Relations at (414) 902-4900.

FIELD ACCESS

Anyone who has seats on the floor will need to obtain a wristband to access their seating area.

We recommend allowing yourself extra time to get your wristband and get to your seat in time for the show. Wristbands can be picked up at the booths located outside the Home Plate Gate and the Hot Corner Gate from 4:00 PM until approximately 5:15 PM.  There will also be four booths inside the ballpark that will be available when the gates open (Field Level concourse near section 118, 110, 126 and in the Hot Corner near the Walls of Honor). In order to obtain a field access wristband, individuals must be present with their own field ticket. Field tickets will be marked once wristband is provided.

GATES

Gates to the ballpark will open at 5:30 p.m. The concert is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

There are five major gates at Miller Park. Avoid long lines by familiarizing yourself with the different gates around the ballpark and plan to arrive early. All attendees will be required to go through fan screening which includes walking through metal detectors.

PARKING

Parking lots will open at 4:00 p.m. Advance parking is available for $25 until Monday, July 15 at the Miller Park Ticket Office. Parking is $30 day-of-show. These fees apply to all vehicles with the exception of buses. Please note: Advance parking means securing your space early and saving $5; it does not permit you “advance” entry into the park.

For directions and a map of the lots, please click here.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION & DROP-OFF

Special Needs Drop-Off There is a Special Needs Drop-Off area; please view the map for directions.

Drop off: The Brewers do not recommend that you drop off children at Miller Park. Pick up will not be accessible on Miller Park property following the show as those streets will be closed for departing traffic only post-concert.

Taxi Cabs Taxis may drop off and pick up using the transit area located outside Helfaer Field.

For directions and a map of the lots, please click here.

RE-ENTRY

Guests may not exit and re-enter Miller Park using the same ticket. However, in case of emergency, exceptions may apply. Please ask staff for assistance.

ROOF STATUS

The roof status is always a big question folks have when we host games or events here. Right now, however, that’s still TBD. As you know, in Wisconsin, the weather can change quickly, but we’ll do our best to keep you updated closer to the show. Be sure to follow us on Twitter ( @Brewers ) for the most up-to-date information. Open or closed, one thing is for sure–Miller Park will be rockin’!

TAILGATING

The parking lots at Miller Park will open at 4:00 p.m. and, just like at Brewers games, tailgating is permitted. Keep in mind that gates to the ballpark will open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. More than 100 portable toilets will be available in the Miller Park parking lots. Parents may tailgate throughout the show if they have children attending, but do not have tickets themselves. We do not recommend that you drop off children at Miller Park. Pick up will not be accessible on Miller Park property following the show as those streets will be closed for departing traffic only post-concert.

TICKETS

Please check brewers.com/onedirection for ticket availability. Picking your tickets up at Will Call? Will Call is located at the main Miller Park Ticket Office between the Home Plate and Clock Tower entrances, and will be open starting at 9am.  Tickets will be released with proper photo identification only.

TRAFFIC

For information on freeway traffic and closures, please visit www.plan94.org.

WILL CALL

Picking your tickets up at Will Call? Will Call is located at the main Miller Park Ticket Office between the Home Plate and Clock Tower entrances, and will be open starting at 9am.  Tickets will be released with proper photo identification only.

And there you have it–all you need to know before next Tuesday’s concert!

Are you coming to the concert? Let me know how you’re getting in the mood.

Also, don’t forget to share your photos with us using #1DMKE on Twitter and Instagram– We may feature our favorites on the blog!

-Cait

@CMoyer

RBI Athlete of the Month: Sean Quiles

Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities, or the RBI Program, is a MLB youth baseball initiative and partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. The RBI program was developed by former scout and Major Leaguer John Young in Los Angeles in 1989 to provide youth ages 9 to 17 the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of baseball. Each month, we honor RBI student athletes on the diamond that portray dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and monthly performance.

This month’s honoree is Sean Quiles.

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Sean Quiles

Sean is a sophomore at Ronald Reagan High School. As a pitcher on the RBI Select League and Travel Team, Sean is a team leader and a mentor to many. Sean is disciplined and always polite towards his teammates and peers. When he’s not playing baseball, Sean enjoys spending time with his family and friends.


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Thanks Sean for your passion for baseball!

Want to help support the RBI Program? It’s as simple as sending a tweet!

When a Brewers pitcher strikes out an opposing batter, make sure to jump on Twitter and tweet: #WHIFF  and include our handle, @Brewers.

That’s all you have to do! Each month, if we’re in the top 7 teams, we can win anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000 for our local RBI program. AND the team with the most #Whiff tweets for the season will receive an additional $20,000 donation! 

We won $40,000 last season, so keep tweeting to help us support our local program again in 2015! View the current standings at mlb.com/whiff.

-Cait

@CMOYER

#ScooterGnome Photo Op at Miller Park

I’m so excited about Miller Park’s newest photo op, a #ScooterGnome cutout in advance of the All-Fan Giveaway slated for Sunday, September 20.

I had the cutout out at batting practice today so I could show Scooter. He thought it was pretty awesome.

Be sure to take your photo with the new #ScooterGnome cutout at Miller Park! #Brewers

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However, many of his teammates made the comment that it was “life-size,” so Scooter had to dispel the myth:

Don’t worry, Scoot, they’re just jealous. :)

Next time you’re at Miller Park, be sure to look for the cutout in the kids area in the right-field corner on the Field Level.

Also….I just couldn’t resist!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Fan Appreciation Weekend Scheduled at Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers will host Fan Appreciation Weekend at Miller Park, Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20 as the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds. Fans will enjoy a variety of giveaways and prizes all weekend long. In addition, all fans in attendance at Miller Park that weekend will receive a 2016 Brewers magnetic schedule.

Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet will take place on Saturday, September 19. Numerous prizes will be given away, and one lucky fan will win the grand prize, a 2015 Chevy Trax.

All fans in attendance on Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet will receive a 2015 Brewers team photo. Additionally, all fans will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win fabulous prizes, including autographed memorabilia, gift certificates to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park and many additional prizes from team corporate sponsors (prizes subject to change).

On Friday, all fans will receive a scratch-off card containing prizes such as free 2016 tickets, $10 food and beverage vouchers, autographed baseballs, game-used jerseys, a $250 Brewers Team Store by Majestic shopping spree and a Club Level Suite to a 2016 game. Every fan is guaranteed to win a prize.

Lastly, on Sunday, all-fans in attendance of the 1:10 p.m. game will receive a Scooter Gennett Gnome, courtesy of WaterStone Bank.

Tickets for Fan Appreciation Weekend are available at the Miller Park ticket office, online at Brewers.com or by calling the Brewers ticket office at (414) 902-4000.

 

Teddy Higuera Inducted Into Miller Park’s “Walk of Fame”

Today we honored former pitcher Teddy Higuera with induction into the Miller Park Walk of Fame. Teddy took part in a press conference and an on-field ceremony before today’s game. The ceremony was emceed by Bill Schroeder and afterwards, Higuera threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

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Higuera received 25 of 32 votes (78.1%), exceeding the threshold of 65% needed for election.  In February, the Brewers announced the results of the Walk of Fame balloting as voted on by members of the media throughout Wisconsin as well as Brewers executives.

A lifetime Brewer, Higuera played nine seasons with the team.  He debuted with the Brewers in 1985 and went 15-8 with a 3.90 ERA and 127 strikeouts, while finishing as the American League runner-up for Rookie of the Year. The following season, Higuera posted a 20-win season, going 20-11 with a 2.79 ERA, including 207 strikeouts and 15 complete games.  He earned All-Star honors and finished second on the Cy Young Award ballot that season.  Higuera followed his success by setting the franchise record for strikeouts in a season with 240 in 1987 (since surpassed by Ben Sheets’ 264 strikeouts in 2004), as he went 18-10 with a 3.85 ERA in a career-high 35 starts.  Overall, he went 94-64 with 3.61 ERA in 213 career games (205 starts).  He currently ranks third among franchise leaders in career wins and strikeouts (1,081).

Past inductees include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner Emeritus Allan H. (Bud) Selig and Cecil Cooper in 2002; Bob Uecker and Harry Dalton in 2003; Jim Gantner and Gorman Thomas in 2004; Don Money and Harvey Kuenn in 2005; Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn and John Quinn in 2007 (the first year that former Braves players appeared on the ballot); Lew Burdette in 2010 and Johnny Logan in 2013.

Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park.  The Higuera plaque is located on the outdoor plaza terrace along the left field side of the ballpark.

 

12th Annual “Evening With Hank Aaron” Set for August 20 at Miller Park

The 12th Annual “Evening With Hank Aaron,” presented by the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, will be held on Thursday, August 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the SKYY Lounge on the PNC Club Level at Miller Park. This year’s special guest is Joe Torre, chief baseball officer with Major League Baseball.

The event raises funds for the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation. The foundation was created by Hank and his wife, Billye, to help children with limited opportunities and financial barriers develop their special talents and pursue their dreams. All proceeds from the evening benefit the fund and are administered locally to help children in the Milwaukee area.

The “Evening With Hank Aaron” will include a cocktail hour, silent auction and a sit-down dinner program featuring Hank Aaron and Joe Torre. The program is limited to 200 guests. For more information or to register, please contact Joan Enters at joan.enters@brewers.com.

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