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Double Clutch Menu Item for the Rockies Series: Colorado Pork Chili Verde Tacos

The Brewers kick off a four-game set tonight at Miller Park against the Colorado Rockies and we’ve got Colorado Pork Chili Verde Tacos on the Double Clutch Menu.

For $10.25, you’ll get  two corn tortilla tacos, cilantro rice, and black bean and corn salsa.

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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 at Miller Park.

–Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Team Up With KaBoom for Playground Build

Today, more than 250 volunteers from the Milwaukee Brewers (including players, coaches, Brewers Wives and front office staff), Brewers Community Foundation, Inc., Our Next Generation, organizers from KaBOOM!, and residents of the Milwaukee community joined forces to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at Our Next Generation. The design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in April.

Brewers Community Foundation was the lead sponsor of this events as part of its Beyond the Diamond initiative, a series of community outreach events that take place during the season. These events involve partnering with Brewers Community Foundation, players/coaches, Brewers Wives, alumni and team staff, working hands-on in the community. The community events will be funded in part by Brewers Community Foundation and focus on the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs. Today, the focus was recreation. 

The Brewers will take on the Colorado Rockies tonight in the first game of a four-game set, but that didn’t stop members of the team including manager Ron Roenicke, Khris Davis, Yovani Gallardo, Will Smith and bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel from joining the rest of the group at the build site. Here are some photos I captured at today’s event:

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A playground is more than a playground. It’s a brain-expander, friend-maker, and muscle-builder. Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. It can transform children from sedentary, bored and solitary to physically, mentally and socially active. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has been dedicated to the bold goal of ensuring that all children get the balance of active play they need to become healthy and successful adults because #playmatters.

In central Milwaukee, where roughly 3 out of 4 children live below the poverty line, kids often lack safe and carefree environments to explore, learn, and grow. The new playground will bring more than 850 kids in Milwaukee one step closer to having the childhood they deserve.

The playground is the second build by the Brewers Community Foundation, Inc. and KaBOOM!. Through this partnership, more children will have the joyful childhood they deserve. The Brewers Community Foundation, Inc. supports KaBOOM! in promoting and protecting a child’s right to active play at home, at school and in the community.

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

About KaBOOM!

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most. Children today spend less time playing outdoors than any previous generation, a fact that is having disastrous consequences on their health, achievement levels, and overall well-being. Social entrepreneur Darell Hammond founded non-profit KaBOOM! in 1996 in Washington, D.C. with a vision of creating a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America because children need to play actively every day at home, in school and in their communities. Since then, KaBOOM! has mapped over 90,000 places to play, built more than 2,300 playgrounds, and successfully advocated for play policies in hundreds of cities across the country. KaBOOM! also provides communities with online tools to self-organize and take action to support play on both a local and national level.  For more information, visit www.kaboom.org.

Double Clutch Menu Item for the Nationals Series: Washington Burger Sliders

The Brewers kick off a seven-game homestand tonight at Miller Park against the Washington Nationals and we’ve got Washington Burger Sliders on the Double Clutch Menu.

Not to be confused with the Will Smith “Slider of Death,” which also debuts tonight, these sliders are topped with bacon and exude red, white and blue: bleu cheese, horseradish cream and red onion marmalade.

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Priced at $10, this dinner will be a treat for Brewers fans.

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 Nationals series at Miller Park.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Scooter Gennett Bobblehead Revealed

Here’s a peek at our fourth bobblehead here for you which all fans will receive this Sunday, June 29 when the Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies at 1:10pm: Scooter Gennett!

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This bobblehead is presented by the Wisconsin National Guard, and as such, all feature Scooter in a camo jersey.

Individual tickets are still available and what better time to make plans for the weekend than on a Monday?

Visit brewers.com or call (414) 902-4000 to secure yours today!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

John’s Last Post

It is with mixed emotions that I am informing you all that today is my last day with the Brewers. Mike Vassallo made it official in the game notes today and you might have seen or heard about it on today’s broadcasts, but I also wanted to post something to the blog.

It has been an amazing run over the last nine-plus seasons with the team and I will say that working on this blog with Cait has been one of my favorite parts of the job. We built the blog from scratch and today our readers have made it one of the most popular blogs on MLB.com.

I have enjoyed every step of the way and will cherish the many people and experiences that have made my time here so wonderful. The places that I have been fortunate enough to visit and the people I have been able to call friends will never be forgotten.

Since I love stats, I couldn’t help but to dig up some stats on my tenure here (I started in February of 2005 and the stats are entering today’s game)…

-          Overall team record: 786-756 .510 (1542 total games including Postseason)

-          Rickie Weeks has played the most games since I started in 2005 with 1,077 games played including Postseason

-          Overall 203 players have played at least one regular season game for the Brewers since I have worked here

-          Ryan Braun leads the team in hits during my tenure with 1,237 and Yovani Gallardo leads the team with 86 wins

-          The Brewers have played 13,735 1/3 innings since the start of the 2005 season

About a month ago, my wife, Kate, received a job promotion that required a move to Phoenix. That put me on the job hunt! I dusted off my résumé and started the search. I was fortunate enough to accept a job with the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA as Basketball Communications Manager. I’m very excited for a new adventure for me and my family.

I have grown up here in the organization, starting fresh out of Marquette University. I will take with me what have learned every step of my professional journey. Milwaukee will always be home and the Brewers will always be my team. I look forward to seeing you all in Arizona during Spring Training each year. I will definitely be following the team through October! I will continue to tweet from @jstein1981 if you want to keep in touch.

As for the blog, it is in great hands with Cait. She is very creative, smart and driven to keep this going. I will miss the “Double Clutch” tastings and the special events I have covered. I will miss the interaction I had with the readers and fans.

Thank you for your support of the blog. Brewers for life!

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Second Brewers T-Shirt Friday on June 27

If you were following along with our #Brewers14in14 All-Fan Giveaway unveiling this offseason,  then you know that for six Friday home games during the 2014 season, all fans will receive a Brewers t-shirt, featuring a unique design for each game ( NOTE: T-shirts will be available in Adult XL and Medium).

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The second T-Shirt Friday will take place during the next homestand, on Friday, June 27, when the Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies.

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Here to model the latest Brewers tee is Brewers pitcher Brandon Kintzler:

 

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Double Clutch Menu Item for the Reds Series: Skyline Chili Skillet

It wouldn’t be a series with the Reds without some famous Skyline Chili being featured at the Double Clutch!

However, your traditional chili bowl won’t be found at one of the most popular Miller Park concession stands.  Of course we have to put a special twist on a traditional meal.  For the three game series with the Reds the “Skyline Chili Skillet” will be featured at the Double Clutch.

The fried egg topping the bowl of chili was an interesting take on a traditional favorite.

The fried egg topping the bowl of chili was an interesting take on a traditional favorite.

Served in a bowl, the very healthy (meaning generous in this case) portion of Skyline Chili is mixed with fried potatoes and topped in a way we have never seen before–with a fried egg.  Of course, some traditional toppings like cheddar cheese, sour cream, caramelized onions and scallions are on top as well.  The meal is made to order, so feel free to take toppings off as you please.  The chili bowl is $10.00 and will be served throughout the three-game series.

A staple of the Double Clutch, the Spaghetti-in-a-Meatball is also available again and features a 1/2 pound beef and veal meatball stuffed with spaghetti and mozzarella cheese and topped with marinara sauce.  That is $9.50.

The Double Clutch stand is on the Loge Level outside section 215 (on the first base side of the press box).

–JOHN & CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

First Brewers T-Shirt Friday on June 13

If you were following along with our #Brewers14in14 All-Fan Giveaway unveiling this offseason,  then you know that for six Friday home games during the 2014 season, all fans will receive a Brewers t-shirt, featuring a unique design for each game ( NOTE: T-shirts will be available in Adult XL and Medium).

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The first T-Shirt Friday will take place on Friday, June 13 when the Brewers return home to take on the Cincinnati Reds:

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Here to model this retro Brewers tee are Brewers pitchers Rob Wooten and Will Smith. Work it, boys!

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-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Fisher House Wisconsin Groundbreaking Event a Success

Today, the Milwaukee Brewers and Brewers Community Foundation participated in the groundbreaking of Fisher House Wisconsin at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. The ceremony took place in front of a standing room crowd of over 400 people.

Included in the dignitaries were Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers television play-by-play announcer Bill Schroeder, Executive Director, Brewers Community Foundation Cecelia Gore, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (4th Congressional District, Wisconsin).

The afternoon ceremony began with the Pledge of Allegiance which was led by Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Wetzel.  A South Milwaukee native, Wetzel was awarded a Medal of Honor for actions he performed in the Vietnam War. It was an honor to be in the presence of someone so brave and the respect he was given all afternoon was incredible and well-deserved.

Gore, Walker and Moore all spoke at the event to talk about the importance of the Fisher House to Milwaukee and Wisconsin. Also on hand to speak today was Dan Buttery who spearheaded fundraising efforts to get Fisher House built here, and, Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation. Fisher, an avid baseball fan, admitted to being a bit nervous as he will be throwing out the first pitch tonight at Miller Park.

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The Fisher House program is a unique, private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, as well as the hardships of military service, by offering shelter and support during a medical crisis. Located on the grounds of VA hospitals and other military medical centers, Fisher House facilities give a comforting “home away from home” while a loved one is receiving care in an unfamiliar environment.

Fisher House provides an option for military and veterans’ families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.  Nationwide, Fisher House served over 22,000 families last year at its 64 houses.

Currently, 8,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are utilizing the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center for treatment of their wounds and injuries. Without Fisher House, they must arrange overnight accommodations at area hotels or with friends and family during their course of treatment.

The need is so great that the future Milwaukee home will be one of the largest built in the United States of America, allowing veterans and their families living beyond 50 miles from the Milwaukee VA hospital to stay overnight at no cost. Fisher House Wisconsin is scheduled to open in the Summer of 2015.

Fisher House Wisconsin will be over 13,000 square feet inside with 16 bedroom suites capable of accommodating up to eight people per suite. The warm and comfortable interior of the suites will be professionally decorated and beautifully furnished. Functionally, guests and their families will have access to well stocked kitchens and inviting living rooms, complete with a library and toys for children. Highly trained staff and caring volunteers are available to help all Fisher House guests.

For more information on Fisher House, please visit FisherHouse.org.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Double Clutch Menu Item for the Twins Series: Cajun Seared Walleye Reuben

The Twins are in town for a two-game series and that means a new item at the Double Clutch! Minnesota is known as the “Land of Lakes” (even though technically Wisconsin has more lakes, but we can save that argument for another day) and that mean plenty of freshwater fishing.

Fresh Walleye Reuben.

Fresh Walleye Reuben.

The Cajun Seared Walleye Reuben is the featured item this week, honoring that tradition of freshwater fishing. A fresh walleye fillet seared on the grill and served on toasted rye bread. The walleye is topped with kraut, thousand island dressing, Cajun seasoning and Swiss cheese.  On the side, a serving of the house made Miller Park chips for $11.

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Also available, Spaghetti-in-a-Meatball for $9.50.

Enjoy the rivalry week!

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

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