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Corbin Bernsen (aka “Roger Dorn” from Major League) Visits Miller Park

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.

"David? You'll never guess where I'm standing..."

“David? You’ll never guess where I’m standing…”

Corbin enjoyed  spending time out at Helfaer Field, reminiscing about his time in Milwaukee and how fast the time flies.

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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.

https://vine.co/v/M5bvYlwXLlt

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

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!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Social Media in Sports Night (#BrewersSMIS) Recap

Last night over 70 Brewers fans and social media aficionados joined us at Miller Park for our first Social Media in Sports Night.

John (@jstein1981) and Cait (@CMoyer) led a panel discussion in the Media Interview Room where a number of personalities with their feet in social media in the Wisconsin sports scene talked about how social media has changed the was they do business.

Brewers play-by-play radio voice Joe Block (@Joe_Block) kicked off the discussion with talking about how he integrates social media in his job. Block also expressed the important role Twitter played in helping him get to know Brewers fans.

Brewers pitcher Chris Narveson (@sleep_trick), who is recovering from surgery and is out for the year, also joined the discussion. He talked about how he was going to use Twitter to help him stay connected to fans during his rehab.

The main members of the panel included Jon Greenberg (@JonAdmirals) from the Milwaukee Admirals, Nick Monroe (@NMonroe) from the Milwaukee Bucks, Tina Wagner (@Tina_J_Wagner) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Garrison Cummings (@gwcummings) from the Green Bay Packers.

The group discussed what promotions have worked the best in the past, how they use social media to promote their brands, which social networks their organizations use, and who their favorite brands or people are that they follow on Twitter.

Following the discussion, the group watched the game from the ATI Club in right field.  Although the outcome of the game wasn’t great, the night was still a success.

Click below to view our slideshow from the evening:

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And here, we gathered all of the tweets surrounding the event on Storify!

[View the story "'Social Media in Sports Night' at Miller Park #BrewersSMIS" on Storify]

We’re hoping this is the first of many fun events like this, so we welcome any feedback or ideas you may have for the future!

Cheers!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

John and Cait Present…Social Media in Sports Night!

It’s John and Cait here and we’re excited to tell you about a really cool event we’re hosting on Monday, May 7 prior to the Brewers vs. Reds game: John and Cait present…Social Media in Sports Night!

For just $59, you have the chance to purchase individual tickets in the ATI Club and the tickets will include a special pre-game panel/roundtable discussion featuring people from the sports industry as well as local sports media who use have had success with social media and use it in their everyday lives.

You’ll hear from:

  • Joe Block ( @Joe_Block ) Brewers Radio Broadcaster
  • Jon Greenberg ( @JonAdmirals ) President of the Milwaukee Admirals
  • Nick Monroe ( @NMonroe )Senior Sales & Retention Executive for the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Tina Wagner ( @Tina_J_Wagner ) Social Media Lead at UW-Milwaukee
  • …and more!

Plus- enjoy a special visit from Brewers players who are active in social media!

We’ll be your hosts for the event and it will take place in our Media Interview Room, so you’ll also get to go behind-the-scenes at Miller Park.

Tickets for the ATI Club are typically only available for group purchase, but through Social Media in Sports Night, we’re giving fans this special opportunity to purchase them individually. The tickets also include a pre-game buffet that begins when the Miller Park gates open and ends one hour after the first pitch, plus unlimited soft drinks and two beers per adult.

Fans will have the opportunity to ask questions at the event, but if there are any questions you’d like to submit ahead of time, please e-mail us at johnandcait@brewers.com. You’ll want to purchase your tickets early since the event will be limited to approximately 50 fans. To purchase your ticket now, click here.

We’re very excited about this event and we hope to see you there!  Stay tuned to the blog to see updates to the panel and other announcements.

-John ( @JStein1981 ) & Cait ( @Cmoyer )

johnandcait@brewers.com

Double Your Fun with a Variety of Brewers Ticket Packages All Under $25

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.

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

The Milwaukee Admirals are all about the Milwaukee Brewers.

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.?


Thumbnail image for Klasen01.jpgThe 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.


Uecker02.jpgThe Brewers/Admirals Bob Uecker Bobble Head is sure to be a popular giveaway for fans this Friday night, so get your tickets now!

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.


Admirals34.jpgMilwaukee Admirals left wing, Mark Santorelli, and goalie, Jeremy Smith, pose by our dasherboard during practice at the Bradley Center.


Admirals19.jpg

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.


Admirals03.jpgHere’s Jeremy again, wearing a Brewers cap and a baseball glove.

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Admirals28.jpgAnd here’s Mark, in a Brewers jersey and cap, moving a baseball around the ice with ease.

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.


PreGame10RS165.jpgGeoffrion, tossing out the first pitch before a game at Miller Park last season.

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.


P1010690.JPGThe Blake Geoffrion and Bob Uecker Bobble Heads, two of four bobble heads that the Admirals are giving away this season.

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!”

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

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