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It was a busy morning at Miller Park today as the annual “PLAY Campaign” visited Miller Park giving some local Little Leaguers a memory of a lifetime. Sponsored by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) and the Taylor Hooten Foundation, the goal of the clinic was to educate local youth about how important it is to live healthy and active lives.
Michael Blazek, members of the Brewers Athletic Training staff, Don Hooton, Jr., and over 100 kids from local Little Leagues spent the morning at Miller Park taking part in drills, learning about the proper nutrition needed to compete and the dangers of performance enhancing drugs. The kids were also given positive messages about making healthy decisions and living a more active and healthy lifestyle.
Milwaukee is a yearly stop on the “PLAY” tour and event organizers love coming here because of the enthusiasm of the kids and the organization’s cooperation. Brewers Director – Medical Operations Roger Caplinger and Head Athletic Trainer Dan Wright have consistently played a big part in making sure the kids have a memorable experience with the campaign. “PLAY” was formed in 2004 to raise awareness about children’s health issues and the obesity epidemic in the United States. The Taylor Hooton Foundation joined PLAY in 2008 to merge its anti-steroid education message and generate awareness about one of the fastest growing drugs in America.
A special thanks to Caplinger, Wright, Brewers Strength and Conditioning Coach Josh Seligman; Brewers Assistant Athletic Trainers Dave Yaeger & Kevan Creighton of the Brewers Athletic Training Staff, Don Hooten, Jr. of the Taylor Hooten Foundation, and Joey Vandever of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, and Erika Bowring of the Brewers Community Relations Department and the parents of the kids who participated in today’s event for making this day so special for the kids involved.
About the PLAY Campaign
Created in 2004 by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS), the PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) campaign was formed to raise awareness about children’s health issues and the obesity epidemic in the United States. PLAY has conducted more than 200 events inside all 30 Major-League ballparks, reaching tens of thousands of America’s young people with positive messages about making healthy decisions and living a more active and healthy lifestyle. The PLAY campaign is made possible by the generous support and participation of Major League Baseball Charities, the Taylor Hooton Foundation and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.
PLAY is a national public awareness campaign of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in conjunction with MLB Charities, the Taylor Hooton Foundation and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation. The PLAY campaign, which will host events in all 30 Major-League ballparks in 2016, educates America’s young people about the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. PLAY events run approximately two hours in length with participants divided into groups and rotated through a series of stations. These stations touch on everything from healthy eating, injury prevention, strength and conditioning and education about the dangers of illegal performance and appearance-enhancing drugs.
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!
2016 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC
Anderson – “Lights Come On” by Jason Aldean
Arcia – “Guaya Guaya” by Don Omar
Braun – “Back on Road” by Gucci Mane ft. Drake
Broxton –“Too Much Sauce” by Future
“Faded” by ZHU
Carter – “Mr. Carter” by Lil Wayne
Davies – “It’s Tricky” by Run DMC
Elmore – “Still Fly” by Drake and Page
Gennett – “Live your Life” by TI and Rihanna
Maldonado –“Shaky Shaky” by Daddy Yankee
“Plante Bandera” by Pusho
Middlebrooks– “Father Stretch my Hands” by Kayne West
Nieuwenhuis – “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner” by Crowder
Nelson – “Like We Own the Place” by Ryan Caraveo
Perez – “Pepe” by Tito el Bambino
Pina – “Vaiven” by Daddy Yankee
Santana – “Se Acabaron los Hombres” by Tempo
Villar – “Wicked” by Future
“Corazon de Seda” by Ozuna
2016 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC
Anderson –“Til the Day I Die” by tobyMac
Boyer – “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith
Davies– “Bulls on Parade” by Rage against the Machine
Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac
Knebel – “Life in the Fast Lane” by The Eagles
Marinez – “Vengo De Atras en Vivo” by Omega El Fuerte
Nelson – “What Are You Waiting For” by Disturbed
Peralta – The New Day Theme song from WWE
[Please note that these songs can change almost daily; I’ll try to keep this list as updated as possible!]
The song played after wins this season is “Good to Be Alive” by Andy Grammer.
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?
Today was the Brewers Season Seat Holder luncheon, the second of two such events this season where Season Seat Holders with packages of 20+ games have the opportunity to attend.
The event, which took place in the Skyy Lounge, included a plated lunch, a Q &A with Brewers players, and the opportunity to win prizes.
Today, Season Seat Holders were treated to a Q & A with Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson and Pitching Coach Derek Johnson, hosted by Brewers radio broadcaster Jeff Levering.
Questions for Johnson ranged from the first conversation a new pitching coach will have with members of his staff, to specific questions about his favorite pitcher, pitch counts and more, while questions for Anderson centered around pitcher/catcher relationships and his bullpen work.
In his first year with the Club, Johnson talked about establishing relationships with his staff. He talked about reached out to each of the pitchers right after he accepted the position, with the goal of helping them feel comfortable as fast as possible.
“Really that was the reason for the phone call,” he said, “To try to figure out where these guys are at, what they want to do, and how can I help facilitate that.”
When asked about his favorite pitcher, Johnson said, “The guy that pitches every night. I don’t have a favorite; I can’t have a favorite. My favorite pitcher is the guy that’s on the mound for the Brewers at any given time. You root for them equally. You live and die with them.”
From the pitcher’s point of view, Anderson talked about his bullpen work with Johnson. “We try to focus on one thing and try to get better at that. If you try to focus on everything then you are going to mediocre at all of it, but if you focus on one thing then you can get good at that.” Anderson then turned to Johnson and asked, “What’s that thing you say, DJ? Be great…?”
“Be great at what you’re good at. I’ve only told him that like 700 and something times,” Johnson laughed.
Anderson also stressed the importance of the pitcher/catcher relationship. “I think that is super important. Maybe the most important relationship we have on the baseball field. When you’re in a game, your relationship between a pitcher and a catcher is huge. There are game when I’m pitching well; he just puts a sign down and I throw it to that spot. He trusts me and I trust him.”
Thanks to those who came out today, fun was had by all.
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 featured burger is the The BBDB: Ryan Braun’s Bacon Double Burger. Back by popular demand, this burger named for the Brewers outfielder is double cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato, mustard cheese sauce & Nueske’s bacon.
Ryan’s burger is exclusive to Miller Park (i.e. not served at AJ Bombers’ restaurants) and available for a limited time.
In addition, AJ Bombers continues to offer special concrete custard concoctions by series. Here’s a look at what’s on deck for August here exclusively at Miller Park:
I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items.
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.
Here’s a look at what you can expect for the first homestand in August. I’ll update this list with photos as I get them, as well as the remaining specials by series for the month.
Brewers vs. Braves (August 8-11): BBQ Brisket & Grits
Creamy Grits, Cheddar Cheese
Brewers vs. Reds (August 12-14): Cincinnati Chili Nachos
Tortilla Chips, Nacho Cheese, Cincinnati-Style Chili, Sour Cream
NEW! CELEBRATE STATE FAIR WEEK (AUGUST 8 – 14) WITH FUNNEL CAKE! ($8)
Funnel Cake with Powdered Sugar; Location: Sections 118, 421
CERVECEROS NIGHT (AUGUST 13)- CHORIZO NACHOS ($9.25)
Chorizo Sausage, Tortilla Chips, Queso Blanco, Pico de Gallo, Jalapenos (Near Section 120)
Brewers vs. Rockies (August 22-24): Colorado Green Chili Nachos – $9.25
Tortilla Chips, Green Chili, Nacho Cheese, Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream
Brewers vs. Pirates (August 25-28): The Pittsburgh Brat
Klement’s Bratwurst, Stadium Sauce, Coleslaw, Shoe String Potatoes
Brewers vs. Cardinals (August 29-31): St. Louis Style BBQ Rib Tips
Pork Rib, BBQ Sauce
Brewers Community Foundation is hosting its annual “Team Smile” event at Miller Park today. In partnership with Delta Dental, approximately 300 children from Boys & Girls Club and Journey House will receive full dental care.
Through this program, children receive free oral health education, dental screenings, dental treatment if needed, teeth cleanings and education on how the mouth and body are linked for overall health. In addition, there will be special appearances from the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages and Bernie Brewer.
This is the seventh year that Brewers Community Foundation will partner with “Team Smile” to provide dental care to children in the Milwaukee area.
TeamSmile is a non-profit organization that has created partnerships with professional sports teams, local dentists, dental organizations, dental schools, and area volunteers to help promote the importance of dental care. This event is funded by Brewers Community Foundation and Delta Dental.
We’ve got all sorts of fun things going on at the park today, from cover bands and concession items to scoreboard graphics and merchandise. And, for one night only, many Brewers players have changed their walk-up and entrance music to ’90s songs in keeping with our theme.
Here’s a look at the songs they’ve selected:
BREWERS ’90s NIGHT AT-BAT/WALK-UP MUSIC
Chase Anderson: Shoulda Been a Cowboy by Toby Keith
Ryan Braun: California Love by 2Pac
Keon Broxton: Whoomp! There it is! by Tag Team and Tootsie Roll by 69 Boyz
Chris Carter: Informer by Snow; Here Comes the Hotstepper by Ini Kamoze; I Got 5 On It by Luniz; and Regulate by Warren G (He’s such a fan of ’90s Music, he picked a new song for each AB!)
Jake Elmore: Juicy by Notorious BIG
Ramon Flores: de Sol a Sol by Salserin
Scooter Gennett: Jump by Kris Kross
Jonathan Lucroy: Come Down by Bush
Martin Maldonado: Suavemente by Elvis Crespe
Kirk Nieuwenhuis: In Bloom by Nirvana
Hernan Perez: Es Hora de Bailar by Sandy y Papo
Andy Wilkins: No Diggity by Blackstreet
2016 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC
Michael Blazek: It Was a Good Day by Ice Cube
Blaine Boyer: Enter Sandman by Metallica
Jhan Marinez: Nobody Does It Better by Warren G
Will Smith: Party Starter by Will Smith
Tyler Thornburg: Now That We Found Love by Heavy D & the Boyz
And, in case you weren’t aware, you can find the Brewers’ everyday music selections on the Ballpark App and also 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.
The Milwaukee Brewers honored former Milwaukee Braves first basemen, the late Joe Adcock, with an induction into the Miller Park Walk of Fame this afternoon.
After his family visited his spot on the Walk of Fame, Joe’s son, Jay, spoke to the media at a special press conference. There, Jay relayed the story of how his father and mother met, when Joe was injured and Joan was his nurse, as well as a funny anecdote about his mother’s first time coming to a game to watch his father play.
Following the press conference, there was an on-field ceremony, emceed by Bill Schroeder.
Afterwards, Adcock’s grandson, Joseph, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Adcock received 23 of 34 votes (67.61%), exceeding the threshold of 65% needed for election. Adcock fell one vote shy of election in 2015.
Adcock spent 17 seasons in the Major Leagues, including 10 with the Braves. His tenure in Milwaukee spanned from 1953 to 1962, as he batted .285 with 239 HR and 760 RBI in 1207 games. Adcock notched a number of memorable feats while playing for the Braves. On April 14, 1953, he recorded the first base hit and scored the first run in County Stadium history. The following year, on July 31, 1954, he belted four home runs with a double at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, setting a single-game record of 18 total bases, which lasted 48 years.
Adcock was also a member of the Braves 1957 World Championship team. He drove in the lone run in a 1-0 Game 5 World Series win vs. the New York Yankees. The Braves went on to defeat the Yankees, four games to three. On May 26, 1959, Adcock broke up Harvey Haddix’s 12-inning no-hitter with a walk-off double at County Stadium. Adcock ranks third in Milwaukee Braves history in hits (1206), home runs, RBI and total bases (2164).
Past inductees to the Walk of Fame include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor and Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner 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, Johnny Logan in 2013 and Teddy Higuera in 2015.
Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park. The Adcock plaque, which will be located on the outdoor plaza terrace along the left field side of the ballpark, will be available for photo opportunities as well.
Today was the annual “Family Day” at Miller Park, a fun-filled event where the family members of players and coaches get to come on the field and play baseball, visit with the mascots, take photos and participate in other fun activities before the game.
As expected, much cuteness ensued.
There was new dad Andy Wilkins:
Today’s starter, Junior Guerra and his family:
The Counsells, posing for a family photo:
Family time with the mascots:
Kids participating in Major League Moment with their dads:
an adorable first pitch:
and Rowan Counsell yelling “Play Ball!”
Family Day is always a highly-anticipated day for players and their families and it looks like once again, fun was had by all. Now let’s cap the day off with a win over the Cubs!
Last year, young Liamani Segura wowed the crowd with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem at just 6 years old.
Tonight, the now 7-year-old Liamani blew the crowd away once again before a crowd of 44,000 plus, so we just had to share the video here with you.
She received a big ovation from the crowd and rave reviews among the players and coaches as well, as they gathered to congratulate her on her performance on her way off the field:
Liamani is of no relation to the former Brewers shortstop. To learn more about the little girl with the big voice, you can check out her website at LiamaniSegura.com.