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Listen up, Brewers fans! Earlier this season, I wrote a post about our all-inclusive areas (that is, areas that include your game ticket + food & beverage), noting that we’re starting to offer more dates in each of our all-inclusive areas when you can purchase individual tickets in the spaces so you can experience them for yourself and of course, tell your friends! Well, in keeping with that, here’s another special offer that I wanted to highlight for you, readers:
Purchase a ticket in the new Miller Lite Party Deck–which includes a full buffet and two drinks per person–for the Sunday, September 1 Brewers vs. Angels game at Miller Park for just $39. [Bonus! This is also Gorman Thomas Bobblehead Day!]
There are about 50 tickets available and at this price, they won’t be available for long, so you’ll want to act fast.
Here’s a little more info on the area. Miller Lite Party Deck: The Miller Lite Party Deck is our newest All-Inclusive Area at Miller Park. Just above the right-field bleachers, guests will enjoy a pregame buffet, private bar, flat screen TV’s and plenty of opportunity to socialize with their group. Accommodates 25-70 people. Menu Items: Milwaukee’s famous beer bratwursts smothered in sauerkraut with Secret Stadium Sauce on the side, Klement’s hot dogs, grilled sirloin burgers, chicken fingers, corn on the cob, popcorn & peanuts, assorted freshly baked cookies, soft drinks and two beers per adult.
Don’t forget that you can continue to visit brewers.com/allin all season long to scoop up more of these fantastic offers!
Tonight, we are pleased to launch a new stamping experience for fans 16 and under.
Here’s how it works:
Participating fans can pick up their Official Passport of the Milwaukee Brewers presented by Southwest Airlines at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner at Miller Park – either during home games or non-game days – free of charge. Passports can also be picked up during home games at two other locations, including the Brewers Team Store at Home Plate Gate on the Field Level and the Brewers Team Store by Majestic on the Terrace Level.
Fans will be able to visit 12 different locations around Miller Park to collect stamps in their passports. Stampers will be located in designated areas on the Field Level and Terrace Level. As a daily prize, fans who gather the 25 corresponding stamps from that day’s game will win two tickets to an upcoming Brewers home game. Stamps will include the game’s starting pitcher, one relief pitcher, eight starting position players, six mascots, eight logos, and the Official Ballpark Traveler Stamp.
Fans must bring their passports to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner to redeem their prizes. The Official Ballpark Traveler Stamp will be awarded upon prize redemption. Fans will receive vouchers to redeem for tickets to Monday through Thursday non-Marquee games for the remainder of this season, or April and May games in 2014 (some restrictions may apply).
As a grand prize, once fans collect all 46 stamps and a Bonus Stamp, they must visit the Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner and fill out an entry form for a chance to win a VIP game experience. The VIP experience includes four game tickets, concession/retail vouchers, the chance to watch batting practice from the field and a game-used baseball from the game. One grand prize winner will be drawn from eligible applicants at the end of every homestand.
Official rules are located at the Guest Relations booth on the Field Level at Miller Park.
We got our hands on one earlier today, here’s what you can expect:
-John and Cait
This season marks the 40th Anniversary since Bernie Brewer was introduced as the mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers and to celebrate, we’ll be hosting “Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s” presented by Southwest Airlines tonight, tomorrow and Sunday, as the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds.
A variety of activities are scheduled for this entire weekend at Miller Park, including giveaways, prizes, sing-a-longs and much more. Here’s a brief rundown:
The first 20,000 fans to enter the gates at Miller Park will receive a Bernie Brewer can coozie, compliments of Southwest Airlines.
Roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines will be given away during each inning of the game on Saturday, August 17 (two roundtrip tickets will be awarded to a lucky fan each inning).
Take part in the Party on the Plaza from 11am – 1pm outside Miller Park, near Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill. There will be clowns, face painting, tailgate games, music and appearances by Bernie Brewer, the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages and other local mascots, including Fang (Wisconsin Timber Rattlers), Roscoe (Milwaukee Admirals, Pounce (UW-Milwaukee), and more.
Then, upon entering the ballpark, vouchers will be distributed to fans 16 and under, good for one free Klement’s hot dog, small Pepsi product and Blue Bunny ice cream for the Kids Eat Free promotion.
MORE WAYS TO CELEBRATE:
SIGN HIS CARD: Fans have the opportunity to sign giant cards for Bernie–we’ve filled three! The birthday cards are located near the Southwest Airlines Nuttiest Fan display in the right-field corner on the Field Level, so make sure you get over there and give the big guy your best!
#LUVBERNIE: Tweet messages and/or photos on Instagram using the hashtag #LUVBernie. Fans can visit Brewers.com/luvbernie to see a compilation.
MOUSTACHE YOURSELF: Add a Bernie Brewer mustache into photos and post them in celebration of Bernie’s birthday.
FOLLOW HIM! Follow @Bernie_Brewer on Twitter! Bernie’s has just over 31,000 followers at the time of this writing–wouldn’t it be great to get him to 40,000 by the end of his his big weekend?!
For more information and tickets to “Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s,” please visit Brewers.com/bernie40. A historical timeline of Bernie Brewer is included below.
Bernie Brewer Historical Timeline:
- June 1970: 69-year-old superfan Milt Mason climbs to the top of the County Stadium scoreboard and vows not to come down until the Brewers draw a crowd of over 40,000.
- August 1970: The Brewers drew a crowd of 44,387 on bat night, also drawing Milt, their adopted hero, down from his perch.
- June 1973: Milt Mason passed away on June 12, 1973. The team dedicated their new mascot that year, Bernie Brewer, in Milt’s honor.
- 1984: The bleachers at County Stadium were rebuilt and Bernie’s Chalet was replaced with a sound tower, sending Bernie into early retirement.
- 1993: Due to overwhelming demand, Bernie Brewer returned as the team’s mascot in 1993.
In addition, check out this brief video of the history of Bernie Brewer:
We’re also pleased to work with Southwest Airlines on this celebration, as there is a mutual “luv” between the two (if you’ll recall, Bernie made his trip to Spring Training thanks to Southwest earlier this year:
We hope you’ll join us as we pay tribute to Bernie over the next month!
The Brewers are back from a long road trip and that means Brewers Community Foundation Week kicks off at Miller Park tonight!
The Brewers are set to face the Reds tonight to start a four-game set and fans will have the opportunity to take a photograph with various Brewers alumni starting when the gates open until 7:45 pm. Photos will be available for $10 per person, per session (for example you can take photos with all eight alumni in the four separate sessions for $40), at the BCF Week tables on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116). Fans will need to provide their own camera for their photos. The schedule of alumni is as follows (subject to change):
5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Paul Wagner and Ken Sanders
6:15 – 6:45 p.m.
Craig Counsell and Larry Hisle
6:45 – 7:15 p.m.
Gorman Thomas and Jim Gantner
7:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Jerry Augustine and Dave Nelson
Don’t forget, the Ultimate Auction is open for bidding all week. Check it out for some wonderful, one-of-a-kind opportunities!
If you haven’t already heard, this season marks the 40th Anniversary since Bernie Brewer was introduced as the mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers and to celebrate, this weekend, we’ll be hosting “Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s” presented by Southwest Airlines, as the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds.
The greetings have been pouring in ever since we announced the celebration–we’re on our third card that fans can sign at Miller Park–and we’ve been collecting these messages from Bernie’s friends:
For details on all of the fun we have in store for you–as well as how you can participate online–visit brewers.com/bernie40.
Celebrate National Book Lover’s Day with Haudricourt’s “100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die”
Today is National Book Lover’s Day, so I thought I’d remind you of a great Brewers book that you can pick up to help you celebrate.
Earlier this season, I reviewed a new book about the Milwaukee Brewers entitled, “100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.” The book was written by Tom Haudricourt of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, with a foreword by Jim Gantner.
Haudricourt, who has covered the Milwaukee Brewers and baseball for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (and Milwaukee Sentinel) since 1985, has witnessed many of these items firsthand. This is his third book about the team (he is also the author of Brewers Essential and Where Have You Gone ’82 Brewers?) and “100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die” covers everything from Brewers Baseball arriving in Milwaukee (1970) through recent triumphs such as the 2011 NLCS appearance.
You can read the full review here. The book is currently available for sale in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic and online at brewers.com. You can also follow us on Twitter for your chance to win a copy today!
Once you’re done, I’d be curious to know what you think. Did Tom leave anything out? Let me know in the comments field below.
Dear Sarah and Chad,
We are baseball fans just like you and read Sarah’s blog about your interaction with each other this weekend at Miller Park. It touched us here at Miller Park, like it obviously has so many people through social media (take a look at the long list of comments on Sarah’s blog! WOW!) and the general news media. It was a great story of kindness in the spirit of baseball.
We want to reach out to you both and invite you back to Miller Park for a game as guests of the Brewers. We want you to meet again so a proper “Thank You” can take place. A thank you over the internet isn’t as meaningful as a thank you in person. And what better place to do it than Miller Park!? Anyway, if you are reading this, please get in touch us via e-mail at email@example.com. Milwaukee is a close community and a lot of “friends of friends” as we all know–somehow this message will find you both. We hope to make another special memory for you and your family.
Thanks for teaching everyone a lesson in kindness and Go Brewers!
–John and Cait (and the rest of the Brewers Staff at Miller Park)
Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) Week begins Thursday, August 15 and features a week packed full of activities at Miller Park and around town to highlight the Foundation’s charitable impact in the community. There really is something for everyone throughout this celebration of community.
BCF’s focused areas of interest are Health, Education, Recreation and Basic Needs with the activities throughout the week raising funds to support causes in the four areas.
BCF Week and the BCF Week Ultimate Auction are presented by The 2013 Leadership Council which is comprised of BMO Harris Bank, Delta Dental, Delzer Lithograph, Kapco, MillerCoors, Northwestern Mutual Foundation, Wisconsin Energy Foundation and West Bend Mutual.
One of the highlights of BCF Week is the “Ultimate Auction” which begins on Brewers.com tomorrow and will continue until August 20. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on and win one-of-a-kind memorabilia items and unique experiences. Fifteen exclusive packages will be available, including the opportunity to have a “Player-for-a-Day” experience at 2014 Spring Training, Mark Attanasio’s five front row seats next to the Brewers dugout for a game, and an all-expense trip to the Brewers Fantasy Camp.
Besides the online auction, fans can take part in BCF Week activities at the ballpark beginning with the next homestand that begins on August 15. Every day of that homestand will host a different event or activity that can be found at the BCF Week tables on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations (outside section 116). With the current $10 voucher program going on at Miller Park for Brewers home games, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of special offers and fun activities. Here is a rundown of BCF Week events and activities:
Thursday, August 15 – Autograph Alley
Fans will have the opportunity to take a photograph with various Brewers alumni starting when the gates open until 7:45 pm. Photos will be available for $10 per person at the BCF Week tables on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116). Fans will need to provide their own camera for their photos. The schedule of alumni is to be determined. We will post them to the blog as they are announced.
KaBoom Playground Build
On August 15, Brewers players and wives, staff and alumni along with people in the community will help KaBoom organizers in building a new playground on the grounds of the YMCA on 12th and North Avenue. KaBoom Playground Build is part of Beyond the Diamond which is a series of community outreach events that will take place during the season from May-August. These events involve partnering with Brewers Community Foundation, players/coaches, Brewers Wives, alumni and team staff, working hands-on in the community. The community events will be funded in part by Brewers Community Foundation and focus on the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs.
I participated in one of these KaBoom Playground projects a few years ago in Dallas and I had a blast. It was amazing to see how fast a vacant lot was transformed into a new playground. I cannot wait to take part this year.
Friday, August 16 – BCF Carnival
Fans will have a chance to play Plinko, Brewers Prize Wheel and Bags for prizes at the BCF Week tables on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116). Prizes will include Brewers game tickets, bobble heads, hats, pins and authenticated Brewers Locker Name Plates.
Saturday, August 17 – Wives’ Mystery Grab Bag
Players’ wives will be selling autographed items from their husbands. Fans can buy each mystery bag for a $40 donation to the Brewers Community Foundation which is earmarked for various organizations. The wives will be stationed at each entrance to Miller Park, as well as on the Club Level. I definitely will take part in this and will do some sort of contest for whatever autographed ball I win. Stay tuned.
Sunday, August 18 – BCF Treasure Hunt
Game-used items from past games and seasons will be available for purchase in a special treasure hunt at the BCF Week tables on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116). Items include bats, baseballs, jerseys and other items of interest.
Pink Tie Guy
On August 18, the ‘Pink Tie-Guy’ event has returned by popular demand. This year’s elegant evening will be held at Blu at the Pfister Hotel in Downtown Milwaukee. Donations of $1,000 per couple are requested. Donors receive a specially designed Pink Tie and attend a cocktail reception that include the Melvins, Honorary Pink Tie Guy Hank Aaron and a host of Brewers players, coaches and other front office staff.
Monday, August 19 – Bobble Bonanza
Brewers Bobble Heads will be available for $5 each at the BCF Week tables on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116). A certain allotment of each bobble head will be autographed by that player. Bobble heads include those from Norichika Aoki, John Axford, Carlos Gomez and former Brewers fan favorite Nyjer Morgan.
Tuesday, August 20 – Players Raffle
Fans have the chance to buy raffle tickets for $1 per ticket to win one of four autographed jerseys that are being raffled off. The four jerseys being raffled off are a Jonathan Lucroy Autographed Batting Practice Jersey, a Corey Hart Autographed Batting Practice Jersey, an Aramis Ramirez Cerveceros Jersey and a Yovani Gallardo Autographed Retro Jersey. After purchasing raffle tickets at the BCF Week tables on the Field Level concourse next to Guest Relations (outside section 116), fans can put their ticket into the bin for the player of their choosing. A winner will be drawn to win each player’s autographed jersey and announced during the game. The four lucky winners will have until the end of end of the 7th inning to claim their prize. This is a great opportunity to make a small donation and possibly win a big prize!
Wednesday, August 21 – Brewers Community Foundation Clearance Sale
Fans will have another chance to buy game-used items from past games and seasons as well as other Brewers items at the Brewers Community Foundation table on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations (behind section 116). Items include bats, baseballs, jerseys and other items of interest.
Additionally, from August 15 – 21 at Miller Park, fans will have an opportunity to take part in “BCF Plinko.” For a $5 donation, fans can play to win a prize with every drop. Prizes will vary from game tickets to Drive for Charity pins, Brewers merchandise and mystery bags.
It will be an action packed week filled of many events and ways to take part.
Robin Yount is perhaps the most iconic player in Brewers history. Any Brewers fan can tell you how much he meant to the teams he played on and to Milwaukee. Tonight, Yount was honored in a very special pre-game ceremony at Miller Park that celebrated the 20th anniversary of his retirement as a player. Also participating in the ceremony were fellow Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Rollie Fingers, Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio and Brewers President of Baseball Operations Doug Melvin.
“Hard to believe it has been that long,” Yount said today. ”That saying ‘The older you get, the faster time goes by,’ I can attest to that.”
Yount’s 20-year Major League career was spent entirely in Milwaukee and he retired after the conclusion of the 1993 season. His number 19 was retired in a ceremony on May 29, 1994 at Milwaukee County Stadium.
He finished his career with 3,142 career hits and was the first player to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a Brewer after being inducted on July 25, 1999. Yount broke into the big leagues at age 18. He won the American League Most Valuable Player awards in 1982 (shortstop) and 1989 (outfield), becoming the third player in Major League history to win that award at two different positions.
By looking at Yount today, he looks he could probably put on a uniform tonight and go 2-for-3 at the plate.
“I stay active,” Yount said. ”I certainly don’t have any workout regimen, but I don’t sit still long. My parents passed off good genes.”
The ceremony itself was definitely memorable. Seeing three Hall of Famers together like that on the Miller Park field was a rare opportunity and something the fans in attendance tonight will not forget.
The celebration included a presentation of an original painting commissioned to remember the occasion. The first 30,000 fans through the gates for the tonight’s game received a poster of the painting that presented to Yount during the ceremony. Doug Melvin presented a $10,000 check from the Brewers Community Foundation on behalf of the Yount to the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer).
“Robin’s contributions to the Brewers are far too numerous to list, and we’re looking forward to welcoming him back for this special occasion,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “His time in Milwaukee was marked by great personal and team success, and it’s an era that will forever be remembered as a magical time for baseball in Wisconsin.”
Yount met with the media before the game at Miller Park and with all the news surrounding the recent suspension of Ryan Braun, the issue of violations of the MLB drug prevention and treatment program was a hot topic and one that Yount didn’t shy away from.
“I don’t have a comment on anyone individually, because you need to know all the facts and in Ryan’s case, I don’t have all the facts,” Yount said. ”Obviously this is a bump in the road for baseball, but I hope that maybe this will put an end to all of this once and for all. Hopefully the guys that are testing the system will realize that maybe they can’t beat it.”
Yount continued to say what this all means for the game itself.
“It’s important to baseball that we get rid of this. It is not something we want to focus as an industry. We want to focus on the game itself. This will pass. There are no players bigger than the game. It is not our brightest moment, but hopefully this will make the guys aware that they are not going to beat the system.”
For the 2006 season, and part of the 2008 season, Yount served on the Brewers coaching staff. He also spent some time with the coaching staff of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Although he has been out of coaching for over five years now, he sounded pretty secure in the fact that he enjoys his life as a retired player today.
“I loved every second of the coaching that I did,” Yount said. ”I really enjoyed working with the guys. My biggest issue was that it takes so much time and such a commitment and I have a lot of other things that don’t have to do with baseball that I enjoy and that I would have to give up. I’m just not willing to give up these hobbies and free time, but that is not to say I didn’t enjoy the coaching that I did because I really did enjoy it.”
So what does Yount do with all that free time? Plenty. In addition to his hobbies of racing and dirt bikes, he has “Robinade”–his “old-school lemonade” that supports the MACC Fund–and, his latest venture, part ownership in the Lakeshore Chinooks baseball team of the summer Northwoods League.
“It’s (the Chinooks) been great, I was out there last weekend and we are playing really well in a playoff run,” Yount said. ”Everyone is excited. In doing this we are promoting baseball. It’s not just about the college kids that are playing the game, but we also have college kids running the show too behind the scenes. They are getting a taste of what it is like to be involved with a sports franchise. Hopefully someday it won’t be a player that makes it, but it is a guy selling merchandise now that will one day work in marketing with the Brewers. I just think the opportunity that is provided out there is a good way to promote the game.”
Like many of my friends who I grew up with in Milwaukee, Robin Yount was our hero. He was a great baseball player, a great person and he represented Milwaukee. Tonight’s ceremony was a perfect reminder of how lucky every Brewers fan is to call Robin Yount a Brewer.
Give Yourself a Virtual Moustache in Celebration of “Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s,” presented by Southwest Airlines
As I’ve noted over the past few weeks, this season marks the 40th Anniversary since Bernie Brewer was introduced as the mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers and to celebrate, we’ll be hosting “Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s” presented by Southwest Airlines from Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18 as the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds. A variety of activities are scheduled for this entire weekend at Miller Park, including giveaways, prizes, sing-a-longs and much more.
And, as the most popular Major League mascot on Twitter, Bernie is very tech-savvy so we have several ways fans can join in the celebration online.
The most fun is a new virtual moustache photo app that we launched today:
Visit the photo app by clicking here. Upload your photo, add a ‘stache and/or the logo, then share it with your friends! If you Tweet it, post it to Facebook and/or Instagram, be sure to use the hashtag #LUVBernie and include a special birthday greeting for Bernie as we’ll be compiling the greetings for him to view at brewers.com/luvbernie.
Here’s some more fun I had with the app today…
I hope you have as fun as I did, playing with the app and sending Bernie your best!
For more information and tickets to “Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s,” please visit Brewers.com/bernie40. A historical timeline of Bernie Brewer is included below.