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As I mentioned earlier last week, the #BREWITCHED pumpkin-carving contest is back by popular demand.
All you need to do is create a Brewers-themed pumpkin (carve it, paint it, or decorate it – it’s up to you!), take a pic and tag it on Instagram and/or Twitter using hashtag #BREWITCHED for a chance to win a Brewers prize pack.
To help you get started, we’ve even got Brewers pumpkin carving stencils available for download here on brewers.com, plus this nifty how-to video:
The expert carver who is not featured except for his hands in this video is Jeff Harding, our Director of Creative Design ＆ Strategy and Pumpkin-Carver Extraordinaire.
While I do appreciate a fun afternoon of pumpkin-carving, I’d rather leave the actual carving to Jeff and focus on my favorite part: baking (and eating!) the seeds!
Here’s my own how-to in case you need some inspiration on that end as well:
I’m pretty excited about a new feature that is debuting today across many of our social media accounts.
It’s called “What’s in the Warehouse Wednesday (with Weyer)” or simply #WarehouseWednesday.
Each week, John Weyer, our Warehouse Manager, will pull out any one of the thousands of interesting items housed in the Miller Park warehouse and discuss it on video.
Depending on the nature of the item, we may also give that item away a lucky fan, like we’re doing in this very first installment. In the event that we feature an item that we can’t give away, we’ll find something else down there that fans can win. Take a look:
Now all you have to do is go over to our Twitter account (@Brewers) and RT our #WarehouseWednesday tweet for your chance to win a 2005 copy of “Between the Lines” magazine featuring Bob Uecker on the cover. We’ll pick a winner and John will personally send out the prize!
The Miller Park warehouse is so cavernous and has so many interesting items from old giveaway items and memorabilia to Gatorade jugs and HR files that we could probably do a daily feature with John and never run out of things to talk about; however, this feature will be something exclusive to the offseason and we’ll work at finding the most interesting items to share with you each week.
Oh–and if John looks familiar to you, that’s because you may have recognized him from a cameo in one of Tim Dillard’s videos last month called “The Last Uecker Clock”:
I hope you enjoy this as much as I am!
Headed to the pumpkin patch and/or planning to carve your gourds this weekend?
You’ll want to read this first because our #BREWITCHED pumpkin-carving contest is back by popular demand!
Here’s how it works: Submit an original photo of your Brewers-themed pumpkin. Carve it, paint it, or decorate it – it’s up to you! Tag it on Instagram and/or Twitter using hashtag #BREWITCHED for a chance to win a Brewers prize pack, which will include two tickets to Brewers On Deck and a baseball signed by Wily Peralta.
We’ll be accepting entries through Monday, October 31, so you have plenty of time to get in the Brewers “spirit.” Get your pumpkin, give it a Brewers flare and take some photos. For more information and complete rules, please visit brewers.com/brewitched. We’ll select three winners in this contest.
To help you get started, we’ve even got Brewers pumpkin carving stencils available for download here on brewers.com.
The 13th Annual “Evening with Hank Aaron” was held tonight at Miller Park. This year’s program featured an exclusive pregame reception in the Aaron/Yount Rooms on Miller Park’s Terrace Level.
Along with an appearance by Hammerin’ Hank himself, guests also received hors d’oeuvres during the reception, a Field Outfield Box game ticket to tonight’s game and an authenticated, autographed item from Aaron.
Aaron spoke to guests at the event, answered questions and took photos; a great time was had by all in the presence of baseball greatness.
The special event raised 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.
Today, the Brewers, in conjunction with Gold In September (G9), are hosting the “#growGOLD Game” at Miller Park. The event features numerous initiatives to raise awareness for research into childhood cancer.
For this game, the Brewers and their opponent, the Chicago Cubs, are sporting gold ribbons on their jerseys to promote the cause. In addition, players have been encouraged to wear gold wristbands as part of their uniforms.
Prior to the game, members of G9 started things off with a ceremonial first pitch and Brewers Community Foundation presented the charity with a special donation in an on-field ceremony.
Following the game and throughout the night, the Brewers will light Miller Park gold to call attention for those passing by.
“We are committed to spreading the message of G9’s #growGOLD initiative,” said Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “One of our ownership pledges is to be a leader in the community, and we appreciate the opportunity to help support and raise awareness around critical issues that face children and their families.”
Utilizing a noble model of turning the world gold, G9’s mission is to increasing funding for childhood cancer research and initiatives by growing awareness that inspire action to help every child, everywhere, until cures for cancer are found. The childhood cancer non-profit was founded by Annie Bartosz, a then 11-year old girl from Hartland, Wis., who lost her twin brother, Jack, to cancer in 2012. Gold (G) is the national color for pediatric cancer research, and September (the 9th month) is the recognized National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, together they make G9.
“We are proud to have the Milwaukee Brewers and the Brewers Community Foundation join us as we Grow Gold and raise awareness of the need to support efforts to eradicate childhood cancer as a major health concern. Through our partnership with national organizations like the Brewers, we are working to help every child everywhere survive cancer and have a future filled with hope and promise.” says Sarah Bartosz, President of G9.
ABOUT Gold In September (G9):
Gold In September® Charitable Trust (G9) is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to increasing funding for childhood cancer research and initiatives by growing awareness that inspires action to help every child, everywhere. G9 directly funds Early Phase Trials, bringing the newest, most promising treatments to kids faster. Utilizing a noble model of turning the world gold to raise awareness and meet the mission, G9 directly benefits the entire childhood cancer community with gold alliance, resulting in increased funding and support for all childhood cancer initiatives. Visit http://www.goldinseptember.com to learn more.
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.
This month’s special is the “Bullpen Sliders.” Fans will get two sliders on Brioche rolls, topped with Nueske’s bacon, roasted jalapeno ketchup, American cheese, lettuce and tomato, plus a side of tots for $9.
Jacob Barnes and Jhan Mariñez are two relievers who already have great sliders….
Now they get to enjoy the AJ Bombers special named for them.
Finally, here’s a look at our special concrete custard concoctions by series for the final month of the season, exclusively at Miller Park:
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!
Rivalry-inspired fare is back at Miller Park. As each opposing team comes to town, DNC SportService will feature “Specials by Series” near Section 229 for $10 each.
The item for the Brewers vs. Cubs Series (September 5-7) is the Chicago-Style Hot Dog ($8):
Klement’s Hot Dog, Sport Peppers, Green Relish, Pickle Spear, Tomato, Onion
The item for the Brewers vs. Pirates Series (September 20-22) is the Pittsburgh Brat ($12):
Klement’s Bratwurst, Stadium Sauce, Coleslaw, Shoe String Potatoes
The item for the Brewers vs. Reds Series (September 23-25) is the Cincinnati Chili Nachos ($9.25):
Tortilla Chips, Nacho Cheese, Chilli, Sour Cream
On Saturday night, country music star Kip Moore was in the house for a postgame concert following the Brewers vs. Pirates game, presented by 94.5 KTI Country.
Kip dropped by the Fox Sports Wisconsin booth where he chatted with Matt Lepay and Bill Schroeder about a number of topics, including, of course, baseball.
Kip, who grew up rooting for the Braves, said he’s always loved baseball and it runs in his family–his grandfather played minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals alongside the likes of Stan Musial.
Following his time on TV, Kip attended a meet and greet with fans in the 2011 Brewers Suite before returning to his green room to finish watching the game and prepare for his set.
After the game, fans who had purchased on-field passes streamed on to the base path between first and third to take in the show from a very cool vantage point. Approximately 30 minutes later, Kip took the stage, where he put on an amazing show. He even ran from his stage behind second base all the way to the Visitors’ dugout, where he hopped on top for some hugs and dancing with fans in the stands during his Double Platinum breakout hit, “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.”
Here are some photos from the show:
Thanks to Kip for coming out to Miller Park and putting on such a great show!
Tomorrow (Saturday, August 27), country music star Kip Moore will take the stage following the Brewers vs. Pirates game, presented by 94.5 KTI Country.
The show is FREE to all fans with a valid ticket for that night’s contest and will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game.
In addition to the postgame show, there will be more country fun to be had at Miller Park.
The country band Saving Savanna will be playing at Fridays Front Row before the game pregame and we will have a special concession item for the night, the “Honey-Butter Chicken Biscuit.” This Southern-friend chicken breast on a flaky butter biscuit drizzled with honey butter will be available by Section 229 for $7.50.
Fans who purchased the (now sold out) special Country Night ticket package will also receive a Brewers Trucker Hat, modeled here by Chase Anderson, Jhan Marinez and Jake Elmore.
Brewers players (well, okay, Scooter Gennett) were getting into the spirit by “horsing” around before BP:
Singer/songwriter Kip Moore quickly established himself as one of country music’s premier rising stars when he shot out of the gate with his debut album Up All Night spawning three number one smash hits including “Beer Money,” the Platinum certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and Moore’s Double Platinum breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.”
A relentless road warrior, multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Kip Moore recently kicked off the second leg of his Wild Ones Tour that will include a string of headlining dates in the UK and Ireland as well as shows scheduled in Australia for the first time. Moore’s new single “Running For You” was heralded by Billboard as “a career song from the album” and was the most added song in country radio in its debut week. The single is taken from Moore’s critically-acclaimed second album Wild Ones – declared by Huffington Post as “one heck of an album… set to produce hit after hit after hit” while Entertainment Weekly proclaims it “reaches for the stadium’s nosebleeds.”
All fans who purchase tickets to the game will automatically have access to the free postgame concert. However, on-field passes are for the show are limited and available for $45 at brewers.com/concerts.
Tonight marks the fifth annual Law Enforcement Night at Miller Park as we welcomed over 1,000 of our local, county, state and federal law enforcement professionals.
This special night is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and their families, while raising awareness and funds for the National Law Enforcement Museum, currently under construction in Washington, DC. Pre-game festivities began outside the ballpark and featured a display from the Police Unity Tour of Wisconsin and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Wisconsin Chapter.
During our pregame ceremonies, our nation’s flag was presented by honor guards from law enforcement departments throughout Wisconsin including: Brookfield PD; Caledonia PD; Dodge County SO; Eau Claire Co SO; Eau Claire PD; Fond du Lac PD; Green Bay PD; Jefferson County SO; Kenosha County SO; Menomonee Falls PD; Oak Creek PD; Pleasant Prairie PD; Stoughton PD; Sun Prairie PD; Waukesha County SO; West Allis PD; Winnebago County SO; Milwaukee HOC; and Wisconsin State Patrol.
Our national anthem was led by Jennifer Schaefer from West Allis and was accompanied by a flyover from the Coast Guard Helicopter from Traverse City, piloted by Lieutenant Adam Morehouse, Lieutenant Commander Pablo Smith, Air Crewman Nate Hill and Rescue Swimmer Nick Trimpe.
Officer Mike Klementz from McFarland Police Department threw out a ceremonial first pitch in memory of fallen officer Ryan Copeland.
“We are excited to partner with the Milwaukee Brewers and Major League Baseball for this special evening honoring law enforcement. Each year the Milwaukee Brewers staff and ownership has gone above and beyond to support and honor law enforcement” said Craig W. Floyd, President & CEO of the Memorial Fund. “Coming together at Miller Park to honor our nation’s law enforcement officers while enjoying a fun night of baseball is a great way to raise awareness and funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. I’m thankful to the Brewers for welcoming us each year.
”The Milwaukee Brewers will donate $5 from each law enforcement ticket sold directly to the Memorial Fund in support of the National Law Enforcement Museum. Additionally, each ticket sold for this special package included a Milwaukee Brewers Law Enforcement Challenge Coin.
Tonight we are honored to acknowledge the men and women who keep our communities safe. We thank them, all law enforcement professionals and their families for their service and sacrifice to the people of Wisconsin and to our nation.