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Catch Miller Park’s “Bucks on the Pond” Episode!

If you’ll recall, a couple of weeks ago, I wrote that MLB.com’s hit game show, “Bucks on the Pond,” powered by Ford, was slated to visit Miller Park.

“Bucks,” hosted by Jeremy Brisiel, has been to more than half of all Major League ballparks giving fans a chance to walk away with some cash by interacting with MLB.com’s studio through the magic of technology in conjunction with game action inside.

Well, today, that segment that was filmed at Miller Park on Sunday, June 9 is live on MLB.com. Tune in to check out how your fellow Brewers fans (and blog readers!) fared in the latest episode:

I also encourage you to check out Mark Newman of MLB.com’s story about these fans.

Cheers!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

MLB.com’s “Bucks on the Pond” to Visit Miller Park Tomorrow

Mlb.com Bucks on the PondMLB.com’s hit game show, “Bucks on the Pond,” powered by Ford, is slated to visit Miller Park!

“Bucks,” hosted by Jeremy Brisiel, has been to more than half of all Major League ballparks and is working its way through the full list. And, if you’re planning on attending the Brewers vs. Phillies game tomorrow (Sunday, June 9), you might be a part of it and have a chance to walk away with some cash!

Here’s how this new fan experience works: fans at Miller Park interact will interact with MLB.com’s studio through the magic of technology in conjunction with game action inside.

Contestants are asked a trivia question (relating to baseball and just general knowledge/pop culture) on each pitch during a half-inning of baseball. Get the question correct and win money. Get the question wrong and it’s a strike.  Just like in baseball, it’s three strikes and you’re out.

The difficulty of the questions, and their value, increase with the number of outs in the on-field action. Start with easy $5 questions and after one out, the questions move to $10 medium-difficulty and $20 hard questions after two outs. If the contestant lasts longer than the team’s at-bat, they win the bucks in their bank.

New this year: If contestants cross the $100 mark during the show, they’ll be invited to participate in “Say The Word” powered by Ford SYNC. Here, you can wager any part of your bank on the next question. Answer correctly and you win, answer incorrectly and you lose that amount … and it’s another strike.

Here’s a “Best Of” video from 2012 to give you a little taste of what it’s all about:

So, if you’re out here tomorrow for Carlos Gomez Bobblehead Day, make sure to be on the lookout–you just might get selected to be a contestant!

Also–stay tuned to the blog. We’ll have a recap here, as well as links to the show featuring Brewers fans.

 

Cheers!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Ryan Braun Named Finalist for 2012 Hank Aaron Award

Major League Baseball today announced the finalists for the Hank Aaron Award that recognizes the Most Outstanding Offensive Player in each league. Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was named a finalist and Brewers fans can help him win the award through voting at MLB.com.

Before we vote, let’s quickly recap Braun’s season with some numbers:

- Braun led the National League with 41 home runs, 356 total bases, 108 runs, a .987 OPS and was tied for the league lead in extra-base hits (80).  He was also among the league leaders in RBI (2nd, 112), hits (2nd, 191), slugging percentage (2nd, .595), batting average (3rd, .319), OBP (3rd, .391) and stolen bases (T9th, 30).

- He recorded his second career 30/30 season and just the eleventh 40/30 season in Major League history.

- He became the only Major Leaguer with 100+ runs and 100+ RBI in each of the last four seasons.

Ryan Braun is a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award. (Getty Images)

Ryan Braun is a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award. (Getty Images)

Those are some fantastic numbers–numbers that certainly make him worth of winning this award.  Beginning today and continuing through October 16th, fans can vote for who they think is the winner.  Each Major League team has a finalist and finalists were selected by a panel that included Aaron, Tony Gwynn, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan and Robin Yount.  Fans are invited to vote on MLB.com up to ten times a day.

Prince Fielder is the only other Brewers player to win the award, winning in 2007.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

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