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Yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the release of “Major League,” arguably one of the greatest baseball movies ever made, and one with strong Milwaukee ties.
For those of you kiddos who weren’t born back in 1989, even you have to have seen this classic (and highly quotable) film about a rag-tag group of fictional Cleveland Indians players that rise up to win the American League pennant. Much of the movie was actually shot at Milwaukee County Stadium, which doubles for Cleveland Municipal Stadium in the film, and the movie features our own Bob Uecker as the team’s broadcaster, Harry Doyle…. and, wait, why am I telling you all this? You HAVE seen this movie, haven’t you?
Actor Corbin Bernsen, who played the character of Roger Dorn, a one-time star third baseman, in the movie, is in town today as part of the Milwaukee Admirals’ “Salute to Major League” night tonight vs. the Rockford IceHogs and one thing Corbin requested was to swing by the ballpark and check out the marker for County Stadium’s home plate, which is located on the third-base side plaza out at Helfaer Field.
Corbin was so happy to return to the grounds and it was clear that returning to this spot 25 years later, especially when so much has changed, was emotional and perhaps a bit overwhelming.
“I have to call David,” Corbin said right away, pulling out his phone and dialing David S. Ward, the film’s director.
Corbin enjoyed spending time out at Helfaer Field, reminiscing about his time in Milwaukee and how fast the time flies.
He was even so kind as to record this Vine, a G-rated version of his original movie quote, which we’ll use to promote the #Whiff Contest this season.
Brewers Ticket Packages Featuring State Fair, the Zoo and the Harley-Davidson Museum Go On Sale Friday
Today we announced a variety of ticket packages in partnership with several local attractions that are sure to be a hit with Brewers fans this season. Each ticket package offers savings on admittance to select Brewers home games and other events or local attractions.
For details on all of these great deals, including game dates and purchase information, fans can visit the Fan Value Corner at Brewers.com/fanvalues. The ticket packages will be available starting March 1 at the Miller Park Box Office, online at Brewers.com/fanvalues or by calling (414) 902-4000. Below is a preview of these ticket packages:
Brewers $15 Fair Fridays
At Miller Park, every Friday is a $15 Fair Friday. A Fair Friday purchase includes one Terrace Reserved ticket to any Friday Brewers game during the 2013 season and one general admission ticket to the Wisconsin State Fair presented by U.S. Cellular®. For tickets, call (414) 902-4000 or visit Brewers.com/statefair. Offer ends August 11.
Brew Crew & the Zoo Ticket Package
For just $20, fans can experience the Brew Crew and the Zoo. Get one Terrace Reserved ticket to select Brewers games and one 2013 adult admission ticket to the Milwaukee County Zoo (valid through December 31, 2013, tickets not valid in conjunction with any other offer), plus a free Brew Crew & the Zoo beverage tumbler. Valid game dates include the following: May 28, June 6, July 10, July 23, August 21, August 30 and September 2. For more information, please call (414) 902-4000 or visit Brewers.com/zoo. Offer ends September 2.
Crew H-D Ticket Package
For just $18, fans can join Crew H-D and get a ticket package that includes a Brewers ticket to one of eight select games during the 2013 season and one adult admission ticket to the Harley-Davidson Museum® (valid anytime during the Museum’s normal business hours, excluding August 29-September 1). For tickets, fans may visit the Miller Park Ticket Office, go to Brewers.com/hdmuseum or call (414) 902-4000. Offer ends September 16.
Also, don’t forget about the 2-Man Advantage Ticket Package, which is currently on sale:
For just $19, fans will get one Stern & Bow ticket to the Admirals home game on Friday, March 22 AND one Terrace Reserved ticket to the April 5, April 16 or May 8 Brewers home games at Miller Park during the 2013 season. Visit Brewers.com/admirals. Offer ends March 21.
Also, don’t forget that the Brewers Exhibition Games also go on sale on Friday, so pick up those tickets while you’re at it, too, because Brewers Baseball is just 33 days away!
The popular Milwaukee Brewers & Milwaukee Admirals “2-Man Advantage” Ticket Package went on sale this morning at 9am.
For just $19, fans get one (1) “Stern & Bow” ticket to one of three Brewers promotion nights at the Bradley Center for an Admirals home game and one (1) Terrace Reserved ticket to one of three select Brewers games at Miller Park during the 2013 season. The package is valued at $35. The dates available to fans for this offer are as follows:
Friday, December 14, 2012 – Admirals vs. Rockford at 7:00 p.m. – Brewers/Admirals Roscoe Ornament Giveaway (First 2,500 Fans)
Friday, February 8, 2013 – Admirals vs. Houston at 7:00 p.m. – Brewers/Admirals Drawstring Bag Giveaway (First 2,500 Fans)
Friday, March 22, 2013 – Admirals vs. Peoria at 7:00 p.m. – Brewers Ticket Voucher (All Fans)
Friday, April 5, 2013 – Brewers vs. Arizona at 7:10 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 – Brewers vs. San Francisco at 7:10 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 – Brewers vs. Texas at 7:10 p.m.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000 or visit Brewers.com/admirals. These packages are also available by contacting the Milwaukee Admirals Ticket Office at 414-227-0550. Packages will be available through Thursday, March 21, 2013.
This joint ticket opportunity is part of the partnership established by the two teams in 2005 that extends through the 2012-13 Admirals season. In addition to this special ticket package, the Admirals will continue to sport the “Ball and Glove” logo on their jerseys as the Brewers are the exclusive jersey sponsor of the team. Announcements during the game, dasherboard signage at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, radio spots during broadcasts and in-game promotions where fans can win Brewers prize packs are also a part of the partnership between the two clubs.
In the past, we’ve partnered with local events and attractions like State Fair, Summerfest, the Zoo, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, and the Harley-Davidson Museum to bring fun and value to Brewers fans’ summers and 2012 is no different.
Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s partner ticket packages, most of which are on sale now.
The Harley-Davidson Museum: Crew H-D Ticket Package
[Brewers Ticket + H-D Museum Ticket + Glass Mug = $20]
For just $20, join Crew H-D and get your ticket package that includes a Brewers ticket to one of 10 select games during the 2012 season, one adult admission ticket to the Harley-Davidson Museum® and a glass mug that you can claim on your next trip to Motor® Bar & Restaurant at the Museum. Ride to the ballpark, visit brewers.com/hdmuseum or call (414) 902-4000 today! Sale begins March 15 and offer ends September 30.
Milwaukee Admirals: 2-Man Advantage Ticket Package
[Brewers Ticket + Admirals Ticket = $16]
For just $16, fans will get one Bow ticket to the Admirals home game on Friday, March 30 vs. the Oklahoma City Barons and one Terrace Reserved ticket to the April 8 (vs. Cardinals), 20 (vs. Rockies) or 24 (vs. Astros) Brewers home games at Miller Park during the 2012 season. Psst! March 30 is also Brewers voucher night at the Admirals game where all fans in attendance will receive a special buy-one, get-one free ticket offer, providing even more bang for your buck. Visit brewers.com/admirals. Offer ends March 30.
Milwaukee County Zoo: Brew Crew & the Zoo Ticket Package
[Brewers Ticket + Zoo Ticket + T-Shirt = $20]
For just $20, see the Brew Crew and the Zoo! Get one Terrace Reserved ticket to select Brewers games and one 2012 adult admission ticket to the Milwaukee County Zoo, plus a free Brew Crew & the Zoo t-shirt! Valid game dates include: June 19, July 4, July 26, July 31 and August 31. For more information, please call (414) 902-4000 or visit brewers.com/zoo. Offer ends August 31. The zoo ticket is valid through December 31, 2012 and may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Summerfest: Brewers-Summerfest Rock the Ballpark Package
[Brewers Ticket + Summerfest Ticket + T-Shirt = $24]
The Brewers and Summerfest already give you two awesome lineups and Milwaukee’s greatest hits. And now, we’ve teamed up to bring you both for one low price with the “Rock the Ballpark” package. For just $24, get one ticket to select Brewers home games, one General Admission Summerfest ticket (valid any day 6/27-7/1, 7/3-7/8) and a special edition Brewers-Summerfest t-shirt. For information, call (414) 902-4000 or visit brewers.com/summerfest. Offer ends June 26.
Wisconsin State Fair: Brewers $13 Fair Fridays
[Brewers Ticket + State Fair Ticket = $13]
At Miller Park, every Friday is a $13 Fair Friday! Your Fair Friday purchase includes one Terrace Reserved ticket to any Friday Brewers game during the 2012 season and one general admission ticket to the Wisconsin State Fair presented by U.S. Cellular®. For tickets, call (414) 902-4000 or visit brewers.com/statefair. Offer excludes Opening Day and ends July 31.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers: Brewers-Timber Rattlers Fang-Tastic Ticket Deal
[Brewers Ticket + Timber Rattlers Ticket + T-Shirt = $20]
Get one Terrace Reserved ticket to the Brewers game on Friday, August 17 at 7:10pm and one voucher for select Wisconsin Timber Rattlers games played at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, plus a special Brewers-Timber Rattlers t-shirt, all for just $20. For information, call (414) 902-4000 or visit brewers.com/timberrattlers. Offer ends August 16. Voucher excludes the Timber Rattlers Opening Day on April 5. Other restrictions may apply.
For details on all of these great deals, including game dates and purchase information, fans can visit the individual links above, or the Fan Value Corner at brewers.com/fanvalues. Most of the ticket packages are currently available for purchase at the Miller Park Box Office, online at brewers.com/fanvalues or by calling (414) 902-4000.
If you’ve been to an Admirals game lately, you’ve probably noticed that the Admirals sport our “ball and glove” logo on their game jerseys. That’s because the Brewers are the exclusive jersey sponsor of the team.?
The Brewers sponsorship includes being the Admirals’ official jersey sponsor, as pictured here on left wing, Linus Klasen.
We have had a great partnership with the Milwaukee Admirals have over the years. Announcements during the game, dasherboard signage at the Bradley Center, radio spots during broadcasts, special Brewers giveaways and a combo ticket package are also part of the relationship between our two Clubs.
This Friday, February 18, marks the first of our two “Brewers Nights” with the Admirals this season, featuring a Brewers/Admirals Bob Uecker Bobble Head for the first 5,000 fans in attendance. [Some of you may remember Bob Uecker as the plaid-jacket sporting Admirals spokesman in the mid 1990s (again, another crossover between the clubs).] This Friday’s Uecker Bobble Head is one of four bobble heads that the Admirals are giving away this season.
The second game is Friday, April 1, where the first 2,500 fans will receive a Brewers/Admirals Seat Cushion.
Both of these games are available as part of our “2-Man Advantage” ticket package, which is a great deal. For just $16, you’ll get one ticket to one of these Admirals home games and one Terrace Reserved ticket to your choice of the Friday, April 22 Brewers vs. Astros game or the Friday, May 20 Brewers vs. Rockies game this season.
In honor of our first Brewers night of the season, I visited the Admirals during practice last week to conduct a fun photo shoot with the photographer both of our teams share, Scott Paulus, and Kelly Candotti, our Marketing & Promotions Coordinator.
The guys had lots of fun and were great sports as we set up different shots that mixed baseball and hockey for this story and future promotional collateral surrounding our partnership. Note: The “ball and glove” logo is not shown on the jerseys in the photos seen here, as they were taken during a practice session.
I also had the chance to sit down with the very talented-and very busy- Milwaukee Admirals center and former UW-Madison star, Blake Geoffrion, to discuss his personal success, the Admirals’ success, the Admirals-Brewers partnership and his love for both hockey and baseball.
This past year has been a whirlwind for the 23-year-old. Winning the 2010 Hobey Baker award. Joining the Admirals during their 2010 Calder Cup Playoff run. Throwing out a first pitch at Miller Park. Scoring 10 goals and 23 assists so far this season. Becoming a bobble head.
The Plantation, Florida native actually played both baseball and hockey growing up and, if things had gone differently, we might have been seeing Blake in a Brewers uniform instead of wearing the Brewers logo patch on his Admirals jersey.
A good-hitting catcher in high school, Blake could have accepted a scholarship with a Division I school, but instead choose to play hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Blake comes from a hockey family and is a fourth-generation hockey player, so it is no surprise he decided to skate his way to success.
Blake’s great-grandfather, Howie Morenz, played for the Montreal Canadiens, the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Rangers, winning the Stanley Cup three times with the Canadiens. His grandfather, Bernie “Boom-Boom” Geoffrion, also played for the Canadiens and the Rangers and won the Stanley Cup six times with the Canadiens. Both were also elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. In addition, his father, Dan Geoffrion, played in the NHL with the Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets and Quebec Nordiques.
So how did Blake decide to become a Badger?
“For me personally, it was kind of a gut feeling thing. I looked at bunch of other universities, but I fell in love with the campus as soon as I stepped on it and there was no question about it, that’s where I wanted to go.”
As a forward at UW-Madison, Blake was named the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award recipient during his senior year. Wisconsin has had 10 top-10 finalists, but Blake is the first Badger to take home college hockey’s top individual honor.
“It was incredible. I always tell people the best way to describe it was, I was so happy I blacked out during my whole speech. I don’t remember one word of it. I had to re-watch it to see what I said. It was an incredible feeling and I’m very thankful for all the people that helped me get to that point and my teammates, obviously, as well,” Blake said of the honor.
Criteria for the award include strength of character on and off the ice, displaying outstanding skills in all phases of the game, sportsmanship and scholastic achievements.
Shortly after receiving the award, Blake was introduced to both Admirals and the Brewers.
Blake joined the Admirals during the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs and also got to the throw out the first pitch before a game at Miller Park when the UW-Athletic Department was honored during a pre-game ceremony last June.
It’s easy to tell that he is proud to be here.
“I love playing for the Admirals. I love eating on State Street. I love golfing up in Kohler. I love watching the Green Bay Packers and Badgers sports,” Blake said.
“I love going to Brewers games. I’ve been to a bunch of MLB stadiums and I think the Brewers have the nicest stadium I’ve ever been to, for sure. This summer, I’ll probably be around a little bit more than I have been in the past and I definitely plan on going to more Brewers games. I love Fielder, that’s my boy.“
This season, Blake has played well for the Admirals and recently became the first AHL player in more than 16 years to be named Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks. Blake was also honored with his own bobble head on February 4. That night, he put up a four-point performance, scoring the game-winning goal and assisting on three others to lead Milwaukee to a 4-2 win over Rockford.
The Admirals are currently tied for second place with the Peoria Rivermen in the West Division, one point behind the Houston Aeros, the opponent that they face this Friday night.
“The team has been playing some really exciting hockey lately, so I encourage everyone to come out,” Blake said, “Plus, you get the Bob Uecker Bobble Head, which I really think looks just like him!”