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Aramis Ramirez Named National League Player of the Week

Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has been named National League Player of the Week for June 29th-July 5th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Ramirez hit a Major League-best .545 last week, collecting 12 hits in 22 at bats over seven games, while his .577 on-base percentage was tied with teammate Adam Lind for baseball’s top mark. The 37-year-old also had 11 RBI (2nd in NL), a .773 slugging percentage (6th in NL) and 17 total bases (tied for sixth in NL), and clubbed two doubles with a home run, a stolen base and four runs scored. Ramirez collected at least one hit and one RBI in each of his seven outings, including five multi-hit games, leading Milwaukee to a perfect 7-0 record for the week. On Sunday, the Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native capped his week with a 2-for-4 effort that included a run-scoring single in the top of the first, en-route to a 6-1 victory at Cincinnati. Ramirez also had two hits and an RBI in Saturday’s matchup between the two clubs. He clubbed his 10th home run of the season in Friday’s series opener at Great American Ball Park on the way to a 12-1 win, giving him double-digit home runs for the 15th consecutive season. Ramirez’s two-run double in the third inning on Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies
staked the Brew Crew to a 4-0 lead in an eventual 9-5 victory at Citizens Bank Park. He had two run-scoring singles in Tuesday’s tilt at Philly, driving in two in the top of the first and tying the game at 3-3 in the eighth in a 4-3 win. Ramirez also swiped his first base in nearly a year — just the 29th stolen base of his 18-year career. This is his fourth career NL Player of the Week honor and first since winning for the week ending July 3, 2011 while a member of the Chicago Cubs.

Other noteworthy performances last week included Pittsburgh’s Neil Walker (.464, 13 H, 2 HR, 9 RBI, .750 SLG, .516 OBP); Colorado’s Jorge De La Rosa (2-0, 1.38 ERA, 10 SO, 13.0 IP); Philadelphia’s Freddy Galvis (.481, 13 H, .533 OBP) and Cesar Hernandez (.433, 13 H, 4 RBI, 5 SB); Milwaukee’s Jonathan Lucroy (.429, 12 H, 9 R, .515 OBP) and Adam Lind (.360, 3 HR, 12 RBI, .760 SLG); Chicago’s Kyle Hendricks (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 12 SO, 13.1 IP); and Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann (2-0, 0.61 ERA, 14 SO, 14.2 IP).

In recognition of his National League Player of the Week Award, Aramis Ramirez will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.

Jonathan Lucroy Wears LSU Shirt, Makes Good on Friendly Wager with Matt Clark

The 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament is well underway, but one of the Super Regionals match-ups hit close to the heart for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and Colorado Sky Sox infielder Matt Clark as their alma maters faced off in a best of three series.

Luc’s University Louisiana-Lafayette faced off against Matt’s Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. It was the first time ever that the two schools met in a super regional…. And it led to some fun Twitter banter which garnered some attention during Sunday’s game broadcast:

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On Saturday night June 6, LSU defeated Louisiana-Lafayette, 4-3 and Matt was pretty pumped.

And Sunday, June 7, as Lucroy was watching on the plane from Minnesota to Pittsburgh, LSU defeated his Ragin’ Cajuns, 6-3 to take the series and advance to their 17th College World Series in Omaha.

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Matt sent Luc a shirt and, a man of his word, Luc donned the tee shirt, took a photo and posted it to Twitter for the world to see: 

“It’s especially great to see Luc in purple because of the rivalry between the two schools,” Matt said. “It’s been so heated that they actually stopped play each other for a number of years, so seeing Luc in purple is the icing on the cake.”

Luc attended the University of Louisiana-Lafayette for three seasons where he was a First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection in 2007 and became one of the most successful players in Ragin’ Cajuns history. Over his career, he set the school record in doubles (54), runs batted in (184), and total bases (414) as well as recording the second most career hits (241) in just three seasons. Luc led the Ragin’ Cajuns to two NCAA Regional appearances (2005, 2007) in his freshman and junior seasons respectively.

Matt attended Riverside (CA) Community College before transferring to Louisiana State University, where he helped the Tigers to the 2008 College World Series (and tied for the 2008 NCAA lead in home runs with Gordon Beckham at 28).

“Seeing LSU go back to Omaha is always unbelievable, but that’s what they expect out of the program every single year. It’s Omaha or bust in Baton Rouge and if they don’t make it, the season is a failure,” Matt told me. “LSU games in Omaha feel like home games because of how many fans travel to watch them play from all over the country and it was awesome to be part of it in 2008. The tournament always brings back some great memories.”

-Cait

@CMoyer

6-Year-Old Liamani Segura Wows Crowd with Rendition of National Anthem

If you were among the 39,000 plus who attended yesterday’s Brewers vs. Pirates game, you were treated to a beautiful rendition of our national anthem performed by 6-year-old Liamani Segura.

Here are just a few of the comments we came across via Twitter:

We were so blown away that we had to get it up online to share:

Liamani is of no relation to the Brewers shortstop. To learn more about the little girl with the big voice, you can check out her website at LiamaniSegura.com.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Red Schoendienst Inducted Into the Milwaukee Braves Honor Roll

Today, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association induct edHall of Famer Red Schoendienst into the Braves Honor Roll in a ceremony at Miller Park. The Braves Honor Roll is located on the Miller Park Field Level Concourse along the third base side (near the Main Gate).

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A 10-time All-Star, Schoendienst played 19 seasons in the Major Leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and the Milwaukee Braves. The second baseman appeared in 2,216 games, collected 2,449 hits and batted .289 lifetime. He was acquired by the Milwaukee Braves in a midseason trade from the Giants in 1957 and led the National League with 200 hits that season. His acquisition by the Braves played an integral role in claiming the 1957 World Series championship. The following season, Schoendienst appeared in 106 games for the Braves as he helped lead Milwaukee to a second straight pennant.

Altogether during his Major League career, Schoendienst finished in the top 10 in MVP voting four times, including third in 1957. He later went on to manage the Cardinals to a World Series title in 1967 and a National League pennant in 1968. Schoendienst was voted into the Baseball of Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1989.

The induction was emceed by Brewers public address announcer Robb Edwards and, although the 92-year-old Schoendienst was not able to attend the unveiling event, Bob Buege, president of the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association did read a note from Red expressing his gratitude for this recognition.

Here are a few other photos from today’s event:

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We also livestreamed the event using Periscope,

There are 13 additional members of the Milwaukee Braves Honor Roll, including Warren Spahn (2004), Johnny Logan (2005), Andy Pafko (2006), Bobby Thomson (2008), Bob Uecker (2009), Felix Mantilla (2010), Eddie Mathews (2010), Joe Adcock (2011), Frank Torre (2011), Del Crandall (2012), Hank Aaron (2012), Gene Conley (2013) and Joe Torre (2014).

Red Schoendienst To Be Inducted Into the Milwaukee Braves Honor Roll on April 9 at Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers and the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association will induct Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst into the Braves Honor Roll on Thursday, April 9 in a ceremony beginning at noon. The Braves Honor Roll is located on the Miller Park Field Level Concourse along the third base side (near the Main Gate).

A 10-time All-Star, Schoendienst played 19 seasons in the Major Leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and the Milwaukee Braves. The second baseman appeared in 2,216 games, collected 2,449 hits and batted .289 lifetime. He was acquired by the Milwaukee Braves in a midseason trade from the Giants in 1957 and led the National League with 200 hits that season. His acquisition by the Braves played an integral role in claiming the 1957 World Series championship. The following season, Schoendienst appeared in 106 games for the Braves as he helped lead Milwaukee to a second straight pennant.

Altogether during his Major League career, Schoendienst finished in the top 10 in MVP voting four times, including third in 1957. He later went on to manage the Cardinals to a World Series title in 1967 and a National League pennant in 1968. Schoendienst was voted into the Baseball of Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1989.

The 92-year-old Schoendienst will not be able to attend the unveiling event.

There are 13 additional members of the Milwaukee Braves Honor Roll, including Warren Spahn (2004), Johnny Logan (2005), Andy Pafko (2006), Bobby Thomson (2008), Bob Uecker (2009), Felix Mantilla (2010), Eddie Mathews (2010), Joe Adcock (2011), Frank Torre (2011), Del Crandall (2012), Hank Aaron (2012), Gene Conley (2013) and Joe Torre (2014).

Milwaukee Brewers Timeless Ticket Nominated for StadiumBusiness Awards

The Milwaukee Brewers been nominated for the Premium Seat Award in The 2015 StadiumBusiness Awards 2015 for the Timeless Ticket.

If you’ll recall, the limited edition Timeless Ticket consists of a brass ticket personalized with an engraving of the owner’s name. The unique offer includes one ticket to any Brewers Opening Day or Postseason game, plus an added opportunity to redeem it for a ticket to nine additional Brewers home games (excluding Opening Day and Postseason).

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Our competition in the Premium Seat Category includes:

  • EverBank Field’s ‘Poolside Cabanas’ (USA)
  • Wembley Stadium’s ‘One-Off Butler Service’ (UK)
  • Gillette Stadium’s ‘Field Level Lounge’ (USA)
  • Levi’s Stadium ‘Premium Seating at the world’s most technologically advanced stadium’ (USA)
  • Arsenal FC’s “Premium Seat Flexibility’ (UK)

Launched in 2010, The StadiumBusiness Awards are the first industry awards for the stadium sector, by the stadium sector. With over 2,000 votes already cast, it’s your opportunity to get your club, venue or event recognized by the best in the industry. To have your say in this year’s awards, click here to cast your vote.

“The StadiumBusiness Awards is about recognizing leadership, innovation and achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities globally. Since 2010 we have given awards to some of the top venues from around the world and this year will be no exception.

“Our expert panel have come up with an amazing shortlist of nominees for these categories and while we think it might be tough for the industry to choose who should win, I urge them to have their say by voting online,” said Ian Nuttall, Founder, StadiumBusiness.

Other StadiumBusiness Award categories include Guest Event of the Year, the Fan Experience Award, Sports Event of the Year, The New Venue Award and the Venue Technology Award.

Photo Day Fun at Maryvale Baseball Park

Today was photo day at Maryvale Baseball Park!

The day starts out earlier than normal as various photographers come in to shoot headshots and posed shots of the players.

Photos were taken by media outlets like the Associated Press, Getty Images and USA Today along with the Brewers team photographer Scott Paulus, our scoreboard folks, MLB Network and Topps baseball cards. Players rotate through the various stations:

In addition, we had fun using the Twitter Mirror, a special Twitter app used by events like the Oscars and the GRAMMYs, which transforms an ordinary tablet into a special selfie station.

We overheard players say “Yes, selfie station!” and “I’m coming back here later,” so we think they had fun… but of course, we’ve also got pictures to prove it:

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Brewers Senior Director of Media Relations Mike Vassallo and I also got in the fun:

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We stopped Kyle Lohse, a long-time Photo Day veteran, and asked him if he had a minute to give us for some advice on navigating photo day. Here’s what he had to say:

-Cait

@Cmoyer

Bernie Brewer and Mariner Moose Make Bet on Sunday’s Packers vs. Seahawks Game

So today started off like any other Friday… but it’s not every day you come across a mascot Twitter feud that results in a friendly wager on this Sunday’s Packers vs. Seahawks game.

Take a look at this conversation between our own Bernie Brewer (the most followed MLB Mascot on Twitter, thank you very much) and Mariner Moose.

 

Like me, fans seemed pretty excited by this exchange:

 

Just another reason to look forward to Sunday’s showdown… the chance to see Mariner Moose in a Packers jersey! :p

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

BREWERS ON DECK TO INCLUDE OVER 50 PLAYERS, COACHES, BROADCASTERS & ALUMNI

Nearly 50 Milwaukee Brewers players plus a host of alumni, coaches, front office executives and broadcasters are scheduled to participate in Brewers On Deck, which is set to take place on Sunday, January 25 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center.

Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children 14 and under.  Tickets on the day of the event are $20 for adults and $15 for children 14 and under.  A portion of the proceeds from Brewers On Deck will benefit Brewers Community Foundation. Tickets may be purchased at the Miller Park ticket office, by calling the Brewers ticket office at 414-902-4000, or online at brewers.com/ondeck.

This year the event will feature a community book drive that will help support Next Door’s Books for Kids program. The goal of the Books for Kids campaign is to help all children in Milwaukee’s central city, regardless of their family income or education levels, have books they can call their own. Local author Marla McKenna will help host the event. Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used children’s books to donate. In appreciation for their contribution, fans who donate a book will receive a free copy of McKenna’s newest publication, “Mom’s Big Catch,” a story based upon events that took place at Miller Park.

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Once again food donations will be accepted through Hunger Task Force.  Donations can be dropped off at two main entrances to the Wisconsin Center, located at 4th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and 4th Street and Wells Street.

Players, coaches and alumni scheduled to attend include (all subject to change):

PLAYERS COACHES ALUMNI
Michael Blazek Hector Gomez Gerardo Parra Darnell Coles Jerry Augustine
Ryan Braun Brooks Hall Wily Peralta Joe Crawford Cecil Cooper
Juan Centeno Jim Henderson Shane Peterson Matt Erickson Craig Counsell
Matt Clark Jeremy Jeffress Jason Rogers Mike Guerrero Rob Deer
Clint Coulter Taylor Jungmann Logan Schafer Marcus Hanel Jim Gantner
Khris Davis Brandon Kintzler Will Smith Rick Kranitz Larry Hisle
Mike Fiers Kyle Lohse Michael Strong Jerry Narron
Yovani Gallardo Adam Lind Tyler Thornburg Ron Roenicke
Scooter Gennett Jonathan Lucroy Rob Wooten Ed Sedar
David Goforth Hunter Morris John Shelby
Carlos Gomez Jimmy Nelson Lee Tunnell

Brewers On Deck will feature a number of activities for the entire family.  Autographs and photos from Brewers players, coaches and alumni; interactive games in the Kids Area; Q&A sessions and game shows with Brewers players, coaches and broadcasters; vendor booths with baseball memorabilia; Brewers Community Foundation’s Treasure Hunt, a 50/50 raffle, live auction and many other activities will all be a part of Brewers On Deck.

Details regarding autographs include the following:  Recipients of “PREMIER” autographs (players to be announced next week) will be chosen through a random selection process. Each fan in attendance will receive one Premier Entry sheet which may be redeemed at the Random Selection area outside the Main Exhibit Hall of the Wisconsin Center District.  The Premier Entry sheet will be exchanged for a numbered coupon to be entered into the random selection process for any one of the select Brewers players.  Coupon distribution will be available at 8 a.m. the day of the event and will continue up to an hour before each designated autograph session.   There is no cost for coupons to enter the random selection process; however, those holding winning coupons must pay $10 at the respective autograph stage to collect their player signature.  There will be 250 winners for each of the autograph sessions.  The winning ticket numbers will be posted at the designated autograph stage no less than 30 minutes prior to each player’s session.

Players and staff not included in the PREMIER autograph list will not use the random selection process. Each of these players will sign 250 autographs at prices ranging from free to $10. A schedule of players, their session times, and distribution info will be posted next week.  The autograph opportunities are for signatures on photo cards provided by the team; the Brewers cannot guarantee that any player will sign other memorabilia.  For additional information, visit Brewers.com/ondeck.

Autograph proceeds benefit Brewers Community Foundation.  Please note that cash is the only acceptable form of payment for autographs. The Brewers cannot guarantee that any player will sign other memorabilia, and personalization of items is solely up to the discretion of each player.

A detailed schedule of all Brewers On Deck events will be released next week.

Scooter Gennett on the Offseason, Football & More

Earlier this week, Scooter Gennett was out in Los Angeles where he took part in several different interviews where he talked about everything from the Brewers lineup and his offseason to the the origin of his nickname and college football.

In case you missed them, check them out here:

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-Cait

@CMoyer

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