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Fans Come Together to “Pink Out Miller Park”

To raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research and prevention, last night, the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and thousands of Brewers fans joined forces to “Pink Out Miller Park.”

Each fan attending the game had  a specially-designed card affixed to their seat, and at the end of the 4th inning, they held them up to form this image, turning the ballpark into a sea of pink and white, including ribbons that have become synonymous with efforts related to breast cancer research and awareness.

Pink Out Miller Park

“The Journal Sentinel approached us with this concept recently, and we recognized immediately that it would be a great way to cap our many efforts related to breast cancer research, prevention and treatment,” said Milwaukee Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “Nearly everyone has been impacted by this disease, and we are grateful to be involved in what we know will be a memorable and impactful event.”

“Pink Out Miller Park” was presented by Boston Store. Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin was the supporting sponsor.

 

Prior to the game, there were many other related events occurring, including the following:

  • Brewers President – Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin and his wife, Ellen, did a check presentation for $57,500, funds that were raised through their donations and a personal campaign. Over the past 9 seasons, the Melvins have raised $520,000 for breast cancer. Proceeds benefit After Breast Cancer Diagnosis – ABCD, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
  • There was an on-field presentation recognizing Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin for their efforts to defeat breast cancer.
  • The Ceremonial 1st Pitch was tossed by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Publisher Betsy Brenner, a breast cancer survivor.
  • Eleven breast cancer survivors took the field with our starting lineup and stood with the players for the national anthem.

Pink Out Survivors

In addition, fans could contribute to the cause through several on-site fundraising opportunities. Proceeds from the following initiatives will all go toward After Breast Cancer Diagnosis – ABCD and the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center:

  • A raffle was held on the Field Level Concourse. Prizes featured a ceremonial first pitch before a 2015 Brewers game, a spot in a Mini Famous Racing Sausages race, an opportunity to watch batting practice from the field, and more.
  • Pink hankies were sold outside of Miller Park.

Fans were also encouraged to help raise awareness through social media, using the hashtag #PinkOutMillerPark Here are a few moments captured by fans last night:

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A photo posted by Amy Pruski (@aimz1313) on

Pink out Miller Park #brewers #pinkout

A photo posted by @cmwayne12 on

@brewers pink out #millerpark #milvsstlouis @jltab2014

A photo posted by Rebecca (@rebeccarunningms) on

The girls #PinkOutMillerPark

A photo posted by Anne Gretz (@anne_gretz) on

#pinkoutmillerpark love you Karen!

A photo posted by @mlbizzle on

Love me some brewers baseball #pinkoutmillerpark #millerpark #brewers #baseball

A photo posted by Alicia Boyd (@leesh137) on

 

Thank you to those who participated in this very special night at Miller Park.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Honor the Late Bruce Seid with Jersey Patch, Outfield Wall Sign

Beginning tonight, the Brewers will wear a patch honoring Bruce Seid, Director of Amateur Scouting and member of the organization for 17 years, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this week while visiting his family in Las Vegas. He was 53.

Bruce Seid
A sign bearing his name has also been installed in the outfield at Miller Park:
Bruce Seid Sign at Miller Park
“We are stunned and devastated by the news of Bruce’s passing,” said Brewers President of Baseball Operations – General Manager Doug Melvin.
“He was a great friend to all of us, and no words can describe the sense of loss we feel. There are only a few people who have been with the Brewers as long as Bruce, and he was a kind and highly-respected member of our organization. There are also very few who worked with the passion and dedication to the Brewers that Bruce did. A number of current players on our roster were given the opportunity to play Major League Baseball because of Bruce, and he was so proud of them. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Erika, and all of Bruce’s family.”
Memorial arrangements are pending.
-Cait
JohnandCait@brewers.com

Double Clutch Menu Item for the Cardinals Series: St. Louis Grilled Pork Steak

St. Louis Grilled Pork Steak is the featured menu item at the Double Clutch for the first four games of this homestand.

The grilled pork steak is coated in beer BBQ sauce and served with celery root slaw and roasted Yukon Golds for $10.50.

Grilled Pork Steak

Also available throughout the Cardinals series is the always popular Spaghetti-in-a-Meatball, which is served with a bread stick for $9.50.

The Double Clutch is located outside section 215 on the Loge Level at Miller Park.

–cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Meet Reagan Imhoff, National Goodwill Ambassador for MDA

Today, we were pleased to host 9-year-old Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) National Goodwill Ambassador Reagan Imhoff and her parents, Jenny and Joe, here at Miller Park.

The Imhoff family resides in New Berlin where Reagan is a charming, happy and outgoing fourth-grader who enjoys art, social studies and recess.

In her free time, she told me she enjoys drawing, dancing and playing with her dolls-especially her American Girl collection.

Reagan works on a special drawing for Jonathan Lucroy.

Reagan works on a special drawing for Jonathan Lucroy.

She is also a long-time Brewers fan (“Ever since I was six!” she told me, proudly).

However, one thing that sets Reagan apart from her classmates is that she has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA, type 2), a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement. Because of this progressive neuromuscular disease which is most commonly diagnosed in infancy, Reagan has never been able to crawl or walk. In addition  SMA has led to difficulty eating enough food by mouth to maintain her weight and grow, so Reagan is mainly fed through a g-j tube. Her respiratory muscles are also very weak, which makes coughing and taking deep breaths while sleeping difficulty, leading to an increased tendency for pneumonia and other problems. Scoliosis also presented complications early on for Reagan which resulted in the need for spinal surgery when she was just 4. Leg and hip pain have also been an increasing problem for her.

Despite all of these challenges, Reagan remains positive and upbeat, choosing to tell her personal story as a National Goodwill Ambassador for MDA. In this capacity, Reagan is working to help raise awareness and understanding of muscle disease and inspire support of the organization.

Beginning in 1952, when public awareness and understanding of muscle disease were almost non-existent, MDA put a human face on its mission by calling upon young people affected by these diseases to serve as National Goodwill Ambassadors. To date, the program has had 39 such ambassadors, boys and girls affected by a variety of neuromuscular disorders, who have traveled the nation to meet with sponsors, supporters and luminaries, playing an essential role in motivating millions to help MDA through donations or volunteer action.

Reagan had served as a Wisconsin Ambassador for three years before being tapped for the National spotlight. Reagan’s mom, Jenny, told me that they’ve been all over the county this year, including Arizona, Nashville, Las Vegas, Chicago, Daytona, San Antonio, Houston, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Of her travels, Reagan tells me that Nashville is her favorite place, “because it was really fun and the people are really nice,” she said.

But today, Reagan got an experience that ranks right up at the top–she got to meet her favorite player, catcher Jonathan Lucroy, along with Brewers pitchers Matt Garza and Kyle Lohse and bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel, during BP.

Reagan also threw out the first pitch before tonight’s Brewers vs. Cardinals game:

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It was a pleasure to meet Reagan and her family; they are lovely people and I can see why this charismatic youngster was chosen to be an ambassador at the national level.

You can meet Reagan and mingle with current and former professional athletes at the annual MDA Muscle Team Gala on Thursday, November 13 at SURG Restaurant Group’s new event space on Milwaukee Street.  For more information call 262-432-7992 or visit www.mdamuscleteamwisconsin.com.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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What Cait Ate: Gooey Butter Cake Custard from AJ Bombers

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

-Yogi Berra

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”

-John & Cait

“Gooey Butter Cake Concrete Mixer “from

AJ Bombers

During each homestand, we’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 their popular city-themed concrete mixers.

Tonight, to kick off a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, AJ Bombers is serving up the Gooey Butter Cake Concerte Mixer.

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A St. Louis classic, Gooey Butter Cake is a flat and dense cake, typically near an inch tall, and dusted with powdered sugar. While sweet and rich, it is somewhat firm, and is able to be cut into pieces similar to a brownie. 

Add the cake to AJ Bombers custard and you’ve got yourself a very special treat. AND for even more of a treat, be sure to “check-in” via the free MLB.com At The Ballpark App for a special 2-for-1 custard offer this homestand!

Rating:

(out of 5)

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!

Bon Appetit!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

DraftServ Units to be Introduced at Miller Park; New Technology Allows Fans to Pour Their Own Beverage

Today we  announced the installation of two brand new DraftServ machines at Miller Park. After making its Major League debut at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minnesota, the self-service beverage dispensers will be rolled out at Miller Park tonight prior to the 7:10 p.m. game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Draftserv

Fans 21 and older will be able to purchase a $15 or $25 card that will act similar to a credit card. Fans can use their card on one of two machines and can pour up to 24 ounces of beer in a single cup. Beverages available include Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, and Redd’s Apple Ale.

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There is a maximum of two drinks per person per transaction, and fans using the service will need to show their proof-of-age when they purchase the cards and again when they access the DraftServ unit.

Miller Park will become just the second Major League Baseball stadium to feature DraftServ units.

“We are always looking at the latest conveniences for fans as we add to the Miller Park experience,” said Rick Schlesinger, Brewers Chief Operating Officer. “The DraftServ technology is new to sports venues, and we are excited to be among the first organizations to bring it to a wide audience.”

The DraftServ units will be located behind section 127 near the Big B’s Diner on the third base side.

 -Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Join us for Marquette Cap Night on Friday, 9/26

Marquette University students, alumni and fans are invited to join us for Marquette Cap Night on Friday, September 26.

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Proudly display Marquette University colors as the Brewers take on the division-rival Chicago Cubs with your one-of-a-kind, MU-themed Brewers hat — FREE to all who purchase Marquette Cap Night tickets.

Through this special offer, MU 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/marquette. For groups of 25 or more, call (414) 902-4774.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

What’s It Like To Be a Ballboy or Girl?

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:

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

FRIDAYS RESTAURANT TO RESUME REGULAR HOURS ON GAME AND NON-GAME DAYS

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.

 

Join us for UWM Cap Night on Friday, 9/12

UW-Milwaukee students, alumni and fans are invited to join us for UWM Cap Night on Friday, September 12.

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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.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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