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Double Clutch Menu Item for Pirates Series: Primanti Brothers Style Sandwich

The Brewers are back at Miller Park, kicking off a six-game homestand tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  This weekend at the Double Clutch, fans can enjoy a Primanti Brothers Style Sandwich.

The finished product.

The finished product.

In the skillet, made to order sandwiches.

In the skillet, made to order sandwiches.

A favorite in Pittsburgh, this sandwich includes pan-fried spicy capicola and genoa salami piled high and topped with provolone cheese.  It is topped with tomatoes, zesty coleslaw and fresh-cut fries and served on a fresh Italian bread.

This is the first time this sandwich has been featured and it is a classic.  The sandwich is $9.50 and will be sure to fill you up.

Also available is the always popular Spaghetti-in-a-Meatball. That is $9.50.

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

On the other side of the press box (just outside section 222) is the new and improved “Smokehouse.”  Featuring various meats smoked in one of Miller Park’s three smokers, staples at this stand include BBQ Beef Brisket, Italian Pork and smoked chicken.  These sandwiches are all priced at $10.50.

Each homestand, a different specialty meat will be featured.  Beginning tonight, the Smokehouse will feature a Chopped Ham Sandwich.  Bone-in ham, rubbed with BBQ spice is thinly shaved and dipped in a sweet BBQ sauce (also made in-house) and served on a cord dusted roll.  Served with a side of coleslaw, this is also $10.50.  This was a delicious sandwich that was sweet, while at the same time, maintained that smokehouse flavor.

Enjoy the homestand!

-John & Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Hank Aaron’s Historic Home Run

On April 8, 1974, 40 years ago today,  as a member of the Atlanta Braves, Henry “Hammerin’ Hank” Aaron, considered by many to be the greatest baseball player ever, hit his historic 715th home run off of Dodgers veteran Al Downing at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, a home run that broke Babe Ruth’s all-time record.

Here’s a great look back from Lyle Spencer. 

Aaron retired as all-time Home Run King with 755 career round-trippers, the last of which he hit on  July 20, 1976, while playing for the Milwaukee Brewers at County Stadium. For over 30 years, that home run has represented one of the most historic moments in Milwaukee Brewers history and all of Major League Baseball and there is a plaque situated in Brewers Lot 1, a preferred parking area located east of Helfaer Field, marking the landing spot of that final moon shot.

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- Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

An Inside Look at Fenway Park

The Brewers continue their three-game series with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park tonight.  Since Interleague Play began, the Brewers don’t visit Boston very often, so it is always a treat to visit this historic ballpark.

Today, I took a tour of the ballpark along with Brewers Director of Media Relations, Mike Vassallo; Radio Play-by-play announcer, Joe Block; Radio Producer, Kent Sommerfeld, and his wife, Karen; Brewers.com beat writer, Adam McCalvy; FOX Sports Wisconsin host Craig Coshun and FOX Sports Wisconsin stats guru Brian Mikolajek.

The tour was organized by the Red Sox PR crew: Kevin Gregg, Abby DeCiccio and John Shestakofsky, something they like to do for teams who don’t visit Boston regularly.  The tour was a definitely a treat.  I have been fortunate to visit and tour Fenway Park before and it is an enjoyable baseball experience every time.

Enjoy the gallery below of great photos and some fun facts we learned along the way.

 

 

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I learned a number of other fun-facts throughout the tour.

- The visiting and home clubhouse used to both be on the first base side of the field.  In the 1950s, the visiting clubhouse was moved behind the visiting dugout on the third base side.

- The ballpark played host to NFL games in the 1930s.  The Boston Redskins (now Washington Redskins) played home games here. The Boston Patriots (now the New England Patriots) games here in the 1960s as a member of the AFL.  The field ran east-west with the end zones ending up in rightfield and by the visiting dugout.

- The ballpark is on the National Register of Historic Places.

- The ten-year renovation/preservation plan for Fenway is nearing completion.  While there will always be things to maintain and update, most of the main projects that the current ownership group started have been completed.  Fenway Park has added about 3,000 seats in the last ten years.  The changes have allowed the ballpark to enter a new era, while at the same time, preserve its historical charm.

Thanks again to the Red Sox PR staff for accommodating our tour this afternoon.  It was a great time and I can’t wait to come back as a fan.  If you are a baseball fan, I highly recommend getting here to visit this gem.  It is a baseball experience that is unmatched.

The Brewers had a great win yesterday at Fenway Park, let’s hope for another win tonight and one more tomorrow!

–JOHN

john.steinmiller@brewers.com

 

Brewers Head on First Road Trip of 2014; Will We See You There?

After a 3-game series against the Atlanta Braves to open the season at Miller Park, the Brewers are embarking on their first road trip of the season, with stops in Boston and Philadelphia where they will be part of two more Opening Days.

The team will begin with Interleague play in Boston against the Red Sox with three games this weekend, including tomorrow afternoon, which is Boston’s home opener. Then, the team will head to Philadelphia. Monday is the Phillies home opener, followed by an off day on Tuesday and two more games against the Phillies next Wednesday and Thursday before heading back home to Miller Park to take on the Pirates beginning Friday, April 11.

From what we’ve seen over the past few seasons, Brewers fans love to travel.  Every city we go to, there are Brewers fans making their presence felt, and, in talking to players and coaches, they notice and appreciate the support while away from Miller Park.

Nothing is better than seeing true Brewers fans hanging out before games during batting practice, cheering on the team after a Brewers road win and walking the streets in whatever city the Crew is in.

From seeing some of your tweets and hearing people talk, it sounds like the Brewers will be well supported in Boston and Philly with many  fans planning on making the trip.

John will be on the road trip with the team and he will be looking for Brewers fans in both cities.  If you plan on going to the games (or any games throughout the season for that matter), tweet and/or Instagram your photos using #BrewersRoadCrew as the hashtag.

We’ll collect them throughout the trip and post them here on the blog, as well as post them on our social sites.

In addition, you can upload them to our Brewers Fans on the Fly digital fan map and your photo just might be selected to be shown on the scoreboard during a game!

Are any fans planning meeting up anywhere before any of the games?  Let us know; we’ll also post any Brewers fans pregame events that fans might be planning.

Hopefully we’ll see some of you on the road–if not this trip, sometime this season!

Cheer loud and proud, Brewers fans!

–JOHN & CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

Double Clutch Menu Item for Braves Series: Chicken and Waffles

Chef John is at it again, putting his own touch on the soul food classic meal of Chicken and Waffles available for the Opening Series  at Miller Park’s “Double Clutch” stand.

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We think you’ll really enjoy the Buttermilk fried chicken and rosemary and thyme-infused waffles, covered with cayenne maple syrup, arugula, endive and pecan slaw–two to an order.

A popular dish in the South, the Chicken and Waffles are $9 and available through the Opening series with the Atlanta Braves.

Also available is a Smoked Turkey Chili, served in a bread bowl. That is $9 as well.

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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

Opening Day Ceremonies Set

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We just announced the ceremonies and special events for Monday’s Opening Day, a 1:10 p.m. start vs. Atlanta.  A reminder that tickets are sold out for Monday’s Opening Day, but tickets do remain for the other two games of the Atlanta series.

The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by a trio of Wisconsin-born Olympic heroes from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.  Matt Antoine, born in Prairie du Chien, Wis., was a bronze medalist in the Skeleton competition.  Brianna Decker, from Dousman, Wis. and Jessica Vetter, from Cottage Grove, Wis., were each members of the USA women’s hockey team that won the silver medal.  Decker now is on the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team and Vetter is a graduate of the university.   It will be an honor to have these great athletes on hand to kick off the 2014 season.

An Opening Day tradition will continue Monday as Joseph Attanasio, father of Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio, will sing the national anthem.

All fans in attendance Monday will receive the always popular 2014 Brewers schedule magnet (honestly, is there a refrigerator in Wisconsin that doesn’t have one!?  It is a staple for all summer plans.)

Here are some other key notes:

- When Tweeting about Opening Day, please use the hashtag #BrewersOpener.

- Parking Lots open at 10 a.m. on Monday.

- Gates to Miller Park open at 11 a.m. on Monday.

- If you do have tickets to Opening Day and are planning on driving to and parking at Miller Park, it is recommended that you plan ahead.  Fans may buy parking passes in advance for all home dates at Miller Park through the Miller Park box office, Brewers.com or by phone at 414-902-4000.  Parking passes for Opening Day are available, but in limited supply.

We are looking forward to a fun day!  See you Monday!

-JOHN and CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

 

 

 

Brewers Announce Partnership With Shatterproof

The Milwaukee Brewers and Brewers Community Foundation today announced a partnership with Shatterproof, a national organization that is committed to protecting children from developing addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease. 

 On May 6 at Miller Park, when the Brewers take on the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Brewers will celebrate “Shatterproof Day” and Brewers Community Foundation will present a grant to the organization.  Shatterproof staff will be at Miller Park distributing literature to raise awareness for the cause, and a representative from the organization will toss the ceremonial first pitch that evening.

That same day, Shatterproof will host the “Shatterproof Challenge” in downtown Milwaukee, where approximately 80 participants will rappel down the side of the Hyatt Regency hotel. Brewers outfielder Logan Schafer will autograph a baseball for each participant and Brewers representatives will be on hand to support the initiative. Those who would like to learn about how they can participate in this event can do so at https://secure.shatterproof.org/page/content/milwaukee-2014/.

“We appreciate the work that Shatterproof does to address the issue of addiction in our society,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “The work that it does is critical, not just to prevent addiction before it has a chance to take hold, but also to battle the stigma attached to the disease.”

Shatterproof was founded by Gary Mendell after he lost his son, Brian, to the disease of addiction.  Shatterproof is building an organization to educate and empower families, educators, healthcare providers, legislators and others to address addiction on a national scale. For more information on Shatterproof, please visit www.shatterproof.org.

–John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Singles’ Night at Miller Park is Tuesday, April 1!

Two weeks from tonight, the 2014 Brewers season will officially be underway. We’ll be into our second game of the year, against the Atlanta Braves, a 7:10pm start.

It also happens to be Singles Night, hosted by It’s Just Lunch!

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For just $48, you’ll get your ticket to the game in the Dew Deck a full buffet, two drinks per person and the chance to mix and mingle with other single Brewers fans. When you think about it, Miller Park is the perfect place to meet someone–you’ll already have your mutual love of the Crew in common… and who knows? You just might meet someone with whom you can spend the rest of the season coming to games…and if everything continues to go well, you can always have your wedding at the place where you met!

But I’m getting waayyyy ahead of things here.  Even if you don’t meet the person of your dreams, you’re guaranteed to have fun, so for a good time, call (414) 902-GRPS (4777) or purchase your ticket here.

Cheers!
-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

Brewers and Panthers to Square Off in Exhibition Game in Phoenix in 2015

The Milwaukee Brewers are in the middle of Cactus League play preparing for the upcoming season, but the Club already has one game on their 2015 exhibition slate.  The Brewers today announced plans to play an exhibition game against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team at Maryvale Baseball Park on a date to be determined.

“This game will be great for baseball in the state of Wisconsin,” said Brewers President and General Manager Doug Melvin.  “It’s a good opportunity for our organization to support the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee program, and will give our players a chance to connect with some of the state’s top young amateur talent.”

This is the first time the Brewers have faced a collegiate team in an exhibition game since 1983 when they played the Arizona State University men’s baseball team. It will mark the first time the Brewers have ever played the Panthers in an exhibition.

“We’re very excited about the opportunity to play the Milwaukee Brewers,” UWM Athletic Director Amanda Braun said. “UWM and the Brewers have had a long-standing partnership and we are proud to add to that partnership. The Panthers are the only Division I baseball team in the state, so we are Milwaukee neighbors with the Brewers in the baseball community and this will be a great way to celebrate the start of the season for both of us in 2015. It’s a tremendous opportunity for the team, our fans and the UWM community. It’s also great for Brewers fans and a nice way to bring our alumni together in a fun way in early spring.”

The Panthers play regular season games each year at Miller Park.  This year, the Panthers are set to play at Miller Park on May 15 vs. Wright State after the Brewers game at noon that day. The Panthers compete in the Horizon League and went 29-21 last season, including a Horizon League championship. Their first home game of this season is scheduled for March 26 vs. Edgewood at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee.

“First and foremost, I want to start by thanking the Milwaukee Brewers organization for this opportunity,” UWM baseball head coach Scott Doffek said. “I also want to thank Tom Luljak and Amanda Braun for helping to arrange this. This will be a fun day and a great experience for our team. All of our student-athletes look up to the Major League players and aspire to one day play at that level. This will also be a wonderful way to showcase our University and to engage our alumni in Arizona in a unique way.”

In the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft, the Brewers selected Josh Uhen from UWM in the fifth round.  Uhen was named the Horizon League’s top pro prospect by Baseball America and was the highest-ever draft choice in Panther baseball history.  Five players from the UWM baseball program have been selected by MLB teams over the past three seasons.

Now, back to the last time the Brewers played a college team in an exhibition. In that game versus Arizona State on March 22, 1983 the Brewers won 6-3 behind a three-run homer by Roy Howell.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Collection Drive Added to Tomorrow’s “Ballpark Pup” Public Appearance at Miller Park

For tomorrow morning’s event featuring Hank the Dog at Miller Park, the Brewers are encouraging fans to bring new pet items with them to donate. A “Wish List” is below, and the items collected will be distributed to area animal rescue organizations.

 The Brewers also ask that fans leave their pets at home tomorrow as they will not be able to come into Miller Park or the store.

Logan Schafer sports his Hank t-shirt!

Logan Schafer sports his Hank t-shirt!

As a reminder, fans will be allowed entry into the Miller Park Hot Corner entrance at 6 am tomorrow, and the Team Store by Majestic will open at 7 am. Hank t-shirts and other memorabilia will be available for the first time to area fans and with the purchase of any Hank item, 20% of the retail price will be donated to the Wisconsin Humane Society. Plus, fans will have an opportunity to meet Hank that morning at Miller Park. (Note: As of 11am CT on 3/18/14, Hank merchandise is now available online as well.)

Hank first appeared at camp on February 17, the day of the first workout for pitchers and catchers. The Brewers have worked closely with the Arizona and Wisconsin Humane Societies since that first day, and their staff provided counsel on how best to care for Hank’s basic needs as he adjusted to his new surroundings. Hank’s circle of caregivers in Phoenix worked tirelessly to make sure that he had the best care possible until his “forever home” was determined.

Assorted additional Hank gear like pennants, locker name plates, buttons and kids gear will also be available.

Assorted additional Hank gear like pennants, locker name plates, buttons and kids gear will also be available.

Hank made frequent appearances at Spring Training games in a concourse booth, where fans lined up for an opportunity to have their photo taken with Hank in exchange for a voluntary donation to the Humane Society. Through these and other opportunities, Hank has already helped raise thousands of dollars to support the cause.

Hank arrived in Milwaukee last night on a Southwest Airlines charter flight.

ANIMAL CARE WISH LIST

Canned or dry puppy, cat and kitten food

Dog and cat toys (no stuffed toys, please)

Dog and Cat treats

Dog harnesses

Cat litter

Stainless steel food and water bowls

– John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com 

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