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Gomez Surprises His Number One Fan

Prior to tonight’s Brewers-Orioles game at Miller Park, Carlos Gomez selected his “Number One Fan,” Jordan Hynum out of the stands and surprised her by offering her the opportunity to throw out the first pitch.

Carlos and Jordan first met on Gomez’ bobblehead day on April 27 at Miller Park when Carlos was signing autographs for fans before the game. That is when FOX Sports Wisconsin cameras captured the meeting and her emotional response to the hug from the Brewers All-Star. The footage went viral as it showed the 15-year-old Fort Atkinson girl crying tears of joy after meeting Carlos.

The Milwaukee Brewers responded by offering tickets to Jordan to tonight’s game, but Carlos and the team had another surprise waiting for them….

So, earlier today, when Jordan sent out this tweet. She had no idea what was in store for her:

Carlos surprised Jordan by pulling her out of the crowd for her to throw out the first pitch prior to tonight’s game.

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Carlos came out of the dugout before tonight’s game to surprise Jordan Hynum, his number one fan. Photo: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers

“Adrenaline took over, it was very cool,” said Jordan, shortly after the pitch, which was thrown for a strike as the sophomore at Fort Atkinson High School has played softball.

Jordan throws the ceremonial first pitch for a strike.

Jordan throws the ceremonial first pitch for a strike.

She says she received overwhelming response from family and friends in the days following the video footage and that even strangers will recognize her and say, “Aren’t you the girl who cried on TV?”

But that’s okay. In this case, they were happy tears.

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Carlos Gomez and Jordan Hynum, after Jordan threw out the first pitch prior to tonight’s game.  Photo: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers

And, when we asked her why Carlos is her favorite player, her eyes misted over again as she said, “Because he is a good person and plays with all his heart.”

He sure does. As if on cue, minutes later, Carlos hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the first to give the Brewers an early 3-0 lead.

–John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Double Clutch Menu Item for the Orioles Series: Baltimore Pit Beef Sandwich

Today, the Brewers kicked off a eight-game homestand here at Miller Park . First to town are the Baltimore Orioles and a we’ve got some Baltimore flair on the menu at the Double Clutch for the next three games.

The Baltimore Pit Beef Sandwich is served with tiger sauce on a kaiser roll with house-made chips for $12.00.

Baltimore Pit Beef SandwichPit beef is Baltimore’s version of barbecue: beef grilled crusty on the outside, rare and juicy inside and heaped high on a sandwich.

In addition, the Spaghetti-in-a-Meatball will also be available for $9.50.

As always, the Double Clutch is located outside section 215 on the Loge Level for the three games of the Orioles series at Miller Park.

–CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

Memorial Day at Miller Park

Today, in celebration of Memorial Day, the Brewers and Orioles are wearing special camouflage caps and jerseys to honor those currently serving in the Armed Forces and Veterans of the Armed Forces.

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Fans can purchase replicas these caps and jerseys and MLB and MLB Advanced Media will donate 100% of the net proceeds from sales to Welcome Back Veterans, an awareness and fundraising initiative to address the mental health needs of returning veterans with the goal of helping them transition back to civilian life.

In addition, fans can purchase the game-worn jerseys and caps from today’s game. For more information, follow @MILAuthentics on Twitter.

The ceremonial first pitch was a simultaneous pitch by representatives from all five branches of the military.

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The American Flag was presented by the honor guards from the U.S. Army recruiting battalion-Milwaukee, Navy Operation Support Center-Milwaukee, and the 128th Air Refueling Wing-Wisconsin Air National Guard and the national anthem was performed by Wisconsin Army National Guard Sgt. Zach Henningsen, who is home from deployment.

Sgt. Zach Henningsen

We also held a special PNC Major League Moment. (Typically reserved for Sunday home games, at participating PNC Banks, kids 6-13 can enter to win an on-field appearance with a Brewers player during the national anthem, along with tickets, a cap, a baseball and photos, courtesy of PNC Bank.)

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In addition, the Club donated a block of tickets to the USO and this group of active duty soldiers was upgraded to the owner’s seats as our small way of saying “Thank you for your service.”

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In the 7th inning today, God Bless America will be performed by Air Force Veteran and Brewers employee Bob Kozlowski.

And, at 3:00 pm, we will join MLB in taking part in the National Moment of Remembrance, an initiative we’ve participated in since 1997. Across the league, games in progress will pause to observe a moment of silence followed by a commemorative video.

The National Moment of Remembrance was created to remind all Americans of the importance of remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, provide an opportunity to offer a collective, unified expression of gratitude; and to help younger Americans understand the significance of Memorial Day.

Whether you’re here at Miller Park, or spending time with family and friends, we encourage you to pause, reflect, and join us in honoring those who have served and continue to serve our great country.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

 

 

Join Hank on a Walk Through Miller Park with the Hank Stamp Book

Fans 16 & under can pick up a free Hank Stamp Book at any of the Brewers Team Stores and join the Ballpark Pup on a tour of Miller Park while collecting stamps from 12 locations around the stadium.  Once fans collect all eligible stamps for today’s game they can take their stamp book to Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner to claim vouchers for free Brewers tickets.

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After today, fans should continue to bring their Hank Stamp Books to games and visit the Brewers Authentics Kiosk to collect the rest of the Pitchers Stamps. Once the booklet is completely filled, fans can go to Bernie’s Chalet Custom Shoppe to get the Bernie Brewer Bonus Stamp. While there, fans can fill out a Grand Prize Entry Form to become eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing on Monday, July 14.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Miller Park Voted Wisconsin’s #1 Group Outing

Miller Park was recently voted Wisconsin’s #1 Group Outing by the readers of Wisconsin Meetings Magazinea well-respected quarterly publication which is written by and caters to meeting planners.

We're proud of this distinction!

We’re proud of this distinction!

 

Readers of the magazine are made up of professional meeting planners; organizations and club leaders; corporate travel agents; and sales and marketing executives.

This news appears on page 31 of the Winter 2014 Edition:

Miller Park was named Wisconsin's Best Group Outing by Wisconsin Meetings Magazine!

Miller Park was named Wisconsin’s Best Group Outing by Wisconsin Meetings Magazine!

To be named the state’s best group outing by a group of individuals who plan events for a living is certainly a noteworthy honor and something we are very proud of.

With All-Inclusive Areas, tailgate facilities and more–and with group tickets starting as low as $9 eachMiller Park is the perfect destination for groups of all sizes and budgets. Plus, our experts in group planning will be by your side from start to finish to ensure your event comes to life exactly as you envisioned while making the planning process a breeze.

From school groups and corporate outings to bachelor and birthday parties–and everything in between, you’ll be your group’s MVP when you taken them on Wisconsin’s Best Group Outing at Miller Park.

For more on groups at Miller Park, visit brewers.com/groups.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Miller Park is “Where It’s At” for Country Artist Dustin Lynch & Band

Today Miller Park was “Where It’s At” for country music recording artist Dustin Lynch and his band.

Dustin Lynch (orange Brewers cap) and his band came out to Miller Park for today's Brewers vs. Pirates game.

Dustin Lynch (orange Brewers cap) and his band came out to Miller Park for today’s Brewers vs. Pirates game.

The guys were coming into town for a show tonight at the Rave. When they realized their bus was coming in to Milwaukee in time for the 12:10 p.m. game vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates, they jumped at the chance to get out to Miller Park.

For Dustin,who just turned 29 yesterday, this was only the second Major League Baseball game he’s ever attended. And his first was just last year when he attended a Dodgers vs. Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

“I just never got to go growing up, but I always loved baseball,” the native of Tullahoma, Tennessee told me.

Looking good in your orange DNR Days Brewers cap, Dustin!

Looking good in your orange DNR Days Brewers cap, Dustin!

Now, living in Nashville, Dustin and the guys do attend a few Nashville Sounds games (the Brewers Triple-A Affiliate) when they can, but with their crazy tour schedules, it’s tough.

He also says he got a taste of Spring Training this year when he threw out the first pitch prior to a White Sox-Padres game and then performed in Peoria.

The guys had a great time here–they loved the ballpark, enjoyed the $4 beer, $1 hot dogs and $4 nachos as part of #SpringMadness414 and cheered the Brewers on to a walk-off win over the Pirates, 4-3.

“Awesome!” Dustin exclaimed.

Dustin was also kind enough to sign this Brewers cowboy hat for us:

"Stay country!" says this Dustin Lynch signed hat. You can win it if you follow @Brewers on Twitter today!

“Stay country!” says this Dustin Lynch signed hat. You can win it if you follow @Brewers on Twitter today!

And we’re giving it away over on Twitter tonight. Simply click here and Retweet the contest tweet by midnight tonight for your chance to win it. There’s only one hat, but by retweeting, you’re also helping us win money for our local RBI Leagues with the 2014 #WHIFF promotion.
-Cait
JohnandCait@brewers.com

Miller Park to Host Chivas and Swansea City A.F.C. Soccer Match In July

The Milwaukee Brewers and Miller Park will host popular Mexican soccer club C.D. Guadalajara, affectionately known throughout the world as Chivas, and Swansea City A.F.C. of the English Premier League on Wednesday, July 16, in what will be the first-ever professional soccer match at the stadium. Presented by Miller Lite, the event is  part of the Chivas’ annual U.S. Tour, which includes four matches against some of the best teams from top soccer nations – Brazil, England, Germany and Mexico.

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Chivas

One of the most historic and successful clubs in Mexico, Chivas has captured 11 First Division titles in Liga MX and has raised two Copa México trophies. Additionally, the 108-year-old team is the only club in Mexico to exclusively field Mexican players, a concept that has made Chivas a steady contributor of players to the Mexican National Team. Standout players include Omar Bravo, Jesus Aldo DeNigris and Rafa Marquez Lugo. The team is managed by Carlos Bustos.

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Established in 1912, Swansea City became the first Welsh team to play in the English Premier League after earning promotion in 2011.  In 2013 they won the Football League Cup Final, which earned them a spot in the 2013-2014 UEFA Europa League.  Swansea finished in 12th place in the EPL in the 2013-14 season and is led by Manager Garry Monk and Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Bony, the team’s top scorer with 17 goals.

Ben Davies (33) and Wilfred Bony (10) of Swansea City A.F.C.

Ben Davies (33) and Wilfried Bony (10) of Swansea City A.F.C.

“We’re very excited to be bringing yet another major attraction to Miller Park this summer as we host this match between Chivas and Swansea City,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “We are fortunate to have a facility that is adaptable for much more than baseball, and with the World Cup being staged this summer, interest in soccer is peaking worldwide.”

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Tickets go on sale for the match on Thursday, May 22 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices range from $25 – $70 and parking is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the match. Tickets are available online at brewers.com/soccer, in person at the Miller Park Box Office, and by phone at 414-902-4000. A seating diagram is attached and is also available at brewers.com/soccer. The pitch will be laid out in an east-west orientation with one goal in leftfield and the other goal near first base.

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The match will start at 8 p.m. and the gates to Miller Park will open at 6:30 p.m.  Parking lots will open at 5 p.m.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Vintage Bobblehead Revealed

As you know, this year, we’ve got our #Brewers14in14… 14 All-Fan Giveaways–8 bobbleheads and 6 t-shirts–during the 2014 season!

As we get images of the bobbles, we’ll unveil them here and across our social media channels.

Today, on Mother’s Day, all fans received the second all-fan bobblehead of the year, a Kyle Lohse Bobblehead, presented by Toyota.

And now we’ve got a peek at the third bobblehead here for you, which will, coincidentally, fall on Father’s Day–the Brewers Vintage Bobblehead, presented by Time Warner Cable, on Sunday, June 15 vs. the Cincinnati Reds.

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Bobblehead fanatics, especially those who have an original Brewers bobblehead in their collection, will go wild for this bobblehead!

Created as a throwback to the bobbles of yore when most bobbles were created with the same Kewpie-esque face, the Vintage Brewer bobble is, as you can see, quite similar.

Individual tickets  are on sale now and the Father’s Day game is sure to be a hot ticket.

In short, you’ll want to visit brewers.com or call (414) 902-4000 to secure yours today!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Mother’s Day Wishes & Plenty of Pink from the Crew!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there!

Before I tell you everything that is going on to commemorate this special holiday at the park today, I want to wish my own mom, who is celebrating at the game today, a very Happy Mother’s Day. I love you mom, I wouldn’t be where I am today without your love and support!

A few of the players have special Mother’s Day wishes, too:

And, today at Miller Park, we’re celebrating with plenty of pink, as part of the “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” program, which was started by Commissioner Selig and Major League Baseball in 2006.

Carlos Gomez even dyed his goatee pink in honor of Mother's Day!

Carlos Gomez even dyed his goatee pink in honor of Mother’s Day!

Some of the players will use pink bats made by Louisville Slugger, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. Game-used Louisville Slugger pink bats from Mother’s Day games that have been authenticated by MLB will be auctioned exclusively on MLB.com to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

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Today, we’re also using a pink-stitched Rawlings baseballs. the pink ribbon is appearing on the bases at each ballpark, the official dugout lineup cards are pink and the players are wearing pink wristbands, plus a variety of other pink accessories.

Pink ribbon decals for breast cancer awareness are being worn by all on-field personnel.

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The “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” program was expanded with the Honorary Bat Girl program in 2009.

The Honorary Bat Girl program celebrates those who have been affected by breast cancer and who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate a commitment to fight this disease.

A Guest Judging Panel that included MLB players Evan Longoria, Freddie Freeman and Pablo Sandoval with MLB Network’s Sam Ryan and country music superstar Jason Aldean, who are all committed to the cause, helped to select an Honorary Bat Girl for each of the 30 MLB Clubs.

Today we hosted a special Mother’s Day program including recognition of our 2014 Honorary Bat Girl Winner, Lisa Zelazoski, who was here with her husband Nate and daughters Abby, Erin and Ava (not pictured).

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To learn more about Major League Baseball’s commitment to the cause visit MLBCommunity.org.

Happy Mother’s Day–Go BREWERS!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

Brewers Say “Farewell Captain” in Special Pregame Ceremony

Today, we honored Derek Jeter for his contributions to Major League Baseball in a special pregame ceremony at Miller Park that included Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez, Doug Melvin, Dick Groch and Mark and Debbie Attanasio.

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Photo courtesy of Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers

In recognition of a career well-played, Dick Groch, Brewers Special Assistant to the General Manager, presented Derek with a bronze replica of his Louisville Slugger bat. In 1992, as a scout for the Yankees, Dick recommended that the team select Derek as their first-round draft pick. It was Dick’s pleasure to assist in signing Derek to a Major League contract and it was an honor for him to present the bat to the Yankees all-time hits leader today.

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Photo courtesy of Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers

Derek has certainly made his mark in the baseball records and he has made an impact in the lives of young people through his Turn 2 Foundation which supports signature programs that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and toward healthy lifestyles.

Oh behalf of  the Brewers and Brewers Community Foundation, Mark and Debbie Attanasio, along with Doug Melvin and Dick, also presented Derek with a $10,000 check for his foundation.

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Photo courtesy of Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers

Finally, in addition, Derek was also presented with a stay at the American Club in Kohler, along with a golf trip to Whistling Straits so he can enjoy his retirement.

Congratulations Derek! May you enjoy retirement as much as we have enjoyed your professionalism and play on the field.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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