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Don’t Miss MTV and MLB’s New Series “Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave”

Baseball fans will not want to miss “Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave”a weekly, 30-minute series with a 30 episode order that is hosted from the MLB Fan Cave in New York City this season.

The show first premiered on April 1 on MTV2. New episodes air on Tuesdays at 10 pm CT and episodes will be re-aired several times on the network each week.

The series launches a multi-year, cross-platform programming partnership between MLB and MTV – previously announced in November- that brings fans inside the intersection of pop culture and baseball. MLB players will share their love for pop culture and entertainment, while fans will gain behind-the-scenes access to the biggest stars in baseball.

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Each week, MLB players will be in-studio for interviews and segments with series hosts Sway, Fat Joe, Chris Distefano and Melanie Iglesias (who visited Hank in Spring Training), spotlighting the stars’ personalities and passions. Every episode of “Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave” will also feature on-location segments with players, diving deeper into their off-the-field interests that fans don’t ordinarily see, whether it’s a tour of their favorite restaurants or a look at their sneaker collection.

2013 World Series MVP David Ortiz of the Red Sox is serving as an Executive Producer of the series throughout the season and other MLB players have signed on to serve as Executive Producers of individual episodes.

For more information on the show (including a weekly episode synopsis and clips) and/or the MLB Fan Cave, click here.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

 

 

Melanie Iglesias of “Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave” Visits Hank

Earlier today, Hank the Brewers’ #BallparkPup made a new friend – Melanie Iglesias, co-host of “Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave,” the new weekly series on MTV2 devoted to baseball and pop culture that will premiere in April.

“I think I’m in love!” Melanie said, echoing the sentiment of many Brewer fans who have been enraptured by the puppy, as she played with Hank in the lawn seating area at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, Arizona.

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-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

About “Off the Bat”

“Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave” is a weekly, 30-minute series with a 30 episode order that will be hosted from the MLB Fan Cave in New York City by hip hop icons Sway and Fat Joe, as well as “Girl Code” and “Guy Code” stars Chris Distefano and Melanie Iglesias.

The series launches a multi-year, cross-platform programming partnership between MLB and MTV – previously announced in November- that will bring fans inside the intersection of pop culture and baseball. MLB players will share their love for pop culture and entertainment, while fans will gain behind-the-scenes access to the biggest stars in baseball. Additionally, famous fans of the game will be stopping by the MLB Fan Cave to chat with series hosts and interact with players.

2013 World Series MVP David Ortiz of the Red Sox is serving as an Executive Producer of the series throughout the season and other MLB players have signed on to serve as Executive Producers of individual episodes.

Looking for a Few Good Brewers Fandidates for the MLB Fan Cave in 2014

In case you haven’t heard, the popular MLB Fan Cave will be coming back for fourth season in 2014 and once again we’re looking for some excellent “fandidates” to represent the Brewers in the Cave!

This past season, the MLB Fan Cave hosted a plethora of fan events, concerts, MLB player and celebrity appearances, as well as the  Cave Dwellers who attempted to watch every game of the 2013 MLB season while chronicling their experiences online through videos, blogs and social media.

Last year, we had two Brewers fans in the running, with one cracking the top 30. And, as in the past few seasons, MLB will once again be selecting multiple fans to live the dream baseball experience inside the MLB Fan Cave while watching all 2,430 games and interacting with current and retired baseball greats, popular recording artists and entertainers and we’d love to have a Brewers fan in the mix!

The entry deadline is this Saturday, February 15. For details, click here.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Gennett and Davis Host “Brewers Fest” at the MLB Fan Cave; Fan Cave Now Accepting Applications!

If you’ll recall, while the Brewers are in New York to close out the 2013 season, Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis paid a visit to the MLB Fan Cave, where “Brewers Fest” was hosted in our honor.

The pair were on hand to serve up some Milwaukee-style fare complete, as you’ll note, with Secret Stadium Sauce.

A video of Brewers Fest was released by the MLB Fan Cave today:

I don’t know about you, but this video is really making me hungry for next baseball season–and hopefully we’ll have a Brewers representative in the Fan Cave in 2014!

The Cave is now accepting applications, so make sure you get yours in by this Friday, November 8!

Cheers!

Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis Visit the MLB Fan Cave along with Brewers Cave Crashers

While the Brewers are in New York to close out the 2013 season, Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis paid a visit to the MLB Fan Cave, where “Brewers Fest” was hosted in our honor.

The pair were on hand to serve up some Milwaukee-style fare complete, as you’ll note, with Secret Stadium Sauce.

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Also on hand were Brewers Sr. Director of Media Relations, Mike Vassallo and Brewers radio announcer, Joe Block,

as well as the winners of our Brewers Crash the Cave contest, Pamela, Tony and Jordan Dietz.

The family enjoyed their visit to the MLB Fan Cave, complete with a VIP tour and participation in a video shoot with Khris  and Scooter (stay tuned for that!).  MLB Fan Cave; Milwaukee Brewers Khris Davis and Scooter Gennett

If you’ll recall, we held a #BrewersFanCave Instagram contest earlier this season and the Dietz Family submitted this winning entry:

Pamela, Tony and Jordan will stay in New York and take in a game this weekend before heading back to Wisconsin.

I’m looking forward to connecting with them when they get back and hearing all about their trip!

Stay tuned for more here on the blog.

Cheers!

Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

BREWERS FANS! Win a Trip to the MLB Fan Cave by Showing Off Your #BrewersFanCave!

Want to join the Crew in New York City this September and pay a visit to the MLB Fan Cave?

Here’s your chance! We, along with the MLB Fan Cave, are giving one lucky fan and a guest the opportunity to win an all-expenses paid trip to New York City when the Crew is there to take on the New York Mets in the final regular season series of the year, September 27-28. The winner and guest will get to visit the MLB Fan Cave, tickets to a Brewers game at Citi Field and more!

Brewers Fan Cave Contest

Here’s how to enter:

Post a photo on Instagram of yourself showing off your personal Brewers Fan Cave at home! Be sure to follow @Brewers and @MLBFanCave on Instagram and use the hashtag #BrewersFanCave to be eligible.

For complete rules/details, click here.

Good luck!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Fan Cave Fandidates Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch(es)

Today, we were proud to honor our 2013 Brewers MLB Fan Cave Fandidates, Peter Gourlie and Kevin Kimmes.

Although they were ultimately not chosen to enter the MLB Fan Cave, Peter and Kevin represented us well in the contestant search this spring and we’re very proud that we have such dedicated Brewers fans.

To honor them and thank them for their hard work and dedication, we brought them out to throw ceremonial first pitches prior to the Brewers vs. Cardinals game today.

Brewers pitcher Brandon Kintzler, who played a role in Pete’s original Fan Cave submission video, was on hand, along with pitcher John Axford, to catch those pitches.

Take a look at the gallery below for some photos from today:

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Thanks again, Pete & Kevin! It was a pleasure getting to know you this year and I look forward to staying in touch!

Cheers,

Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

MLB Fan Cave Top 30 Invade Arizona; Good Luck, Pete!

Today while I was at the Cactus League home opener at Maryvale, I caught up with Pete Gourlie, the Brewers Fan Cave fandidate who made it to the Top 30 thanks in large part to your votes!

Me and Super Fan Pete at Maryvale. Wish him luck in the MLB Fan Cave!

Me and Super Fan Pete at Maryvale. Wish him luck in obtaining a spot in MLB Fan Cave!

Pete has been down here since Monday when he and the other 29 finalists invaded Arizona and were put through the wringer by top MLB execs and former players in the quest to whittle that number down to somewhere around 10 finalists who will be chosen to head to New York to start the season in the MLB Fan Cave.

Pete described the process to me and although quite fun, it also sounded quite grueling. After they all arrived on Monday evening,on Tuesday, they went to Chase Field where they were put through several rounds of interviews, including having to give a :60 elevator pitch about themselves.

I asked Pete what he did for his speech and he told me that he used layers of clothing to represent attributes about himself which make him the ideal fandidate:

  • First Layer: Jackie Robinson jersey: Pete has the utmost respect for the heritage and history of the game, those who made the game great.
  • Second Layer: Fan Cave t-shirt: This, Pete hopes, represents his future.
  • Third Layer: Ryan Braun Jersey, autographed by many members of the team, obtained through Pete’s diligence: This represents Pete’s tenacity and determination–and each autograph has its own story behind it.
  • Fourth Layer: Corey Hart Condor t-shirt: Pete and his fellow Super Fans have given Corey Hart the nickname of the Condor and have even made shirts to that effect. This shows his creativity.
  • Final Layer: Super Fan Tattoo: If you couldn’t already tell that Pete is indeed a Super Fan, his arm will do it for you: SAMSUNG

Pete’s speech impressed me, let’s hope it also impressed the judges! After that, the fandidates had fun creating a Les Miserables parody video:

On Wednesday, Pete found himself in Surprise, the Spring Training home of the Kansas City Royals where he had a run-in with George Brett.

“This has all just been surreal,” Pete told me. “I just really appreciate everything that’s happened to me. I feel great about the whole process. I was true to myself and I’m feeling good about it, that they’ll really consider me.”

Although his Fan Cave auditions are over for now, Pete will remain down here in Arizona through next weekend for his annual Spring Training trip.

Bernie and Pete

He said he’s going to try to relax and not think too much about it now, since it is out of his hands.

I sure hope we have a Brewers Fan Cave correspondent this year and I’m sure you do, too, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for Pete; we’re not sure exactly when the final selections will be made, but it’s likely to be within the next two weeks.

Cheers!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Congratulations to Pete Gourlie, our Brewers Fan Cave Fandidate!

Congratulations to Pete Gourlie our Brewers candidate (or Fandidate, as I like to call him) who has made it into the second round of finalists seeking to be part of the 2013 MLB Fan Cave!

Peter Gourlie

 

Following a couple of weeks of furious campaigning by the original group of fandidates, 30 finalists (including Pete) vying to be contestants in the 2013 MLB Fan Cave have earned a trip to Spring Training for the final step in their quest for their baseball dream job.

These 30 fans will travel to Arizona next week for a series of interactive challenges and interviews designed to determine the final group that will begin the 2013 season in the MLB Fan Cave in New York.  [Since I will also be down in Arizona next week, I'm hoping to catch up with Pete and report back to you with another interview, so stay tuned!]

The 30 finalists emerged from an original group of 52 candidates culled from thousands of applicants. This original group of 52 included Pete and another Brewers fan, Kevin Kimmes. (You can read my interviews with each of them here.)

The finalists earned the trip to Spring Training in large part by actively campaigning for votes–so thank you, Brewers fans!–and promoting their candidacy through social media, media interviews and other creative means, including viral videos featuring players and celebrities, celebrity endorsements via Twitter, and even a proclamation from a local government official.

Overall, in just two weeks, the candidates combined to earn more than 400 endorsements from players and celebrities on camera and through Twitter (including actor Colin Hanks, David Price, Justin Verlander, David Ortiz, Jose Bautista and Dale Murphy) and participated in more than 200 interviews with national and local TV and radio, newspapers and online outlets.  

The 30 finalists boast a wide range of backgrounds and occupations, including recent college graduates, journalists, bloggers, comedians, musicians, a chef, an announcer for a college Quidditch league, and a former reality show winner. 

The ultimate group of winners will begin the season in the MLB Fan Cave with the goal of watching all 2,430 MLB games on a large wall of big screen Sony televisions while chronicling their experiences online through videos, blogs, and social media. Along the way, they will compete with one another over the course of the season in a series of challenges, with fans online helping decide who gets to stay in the MLB Fan Cave and who gets eliminated with one eventual winner crowned before the end of the World Series.

More than 400 celebrity visitors including nearly 200 current MLB players as well as musicians, actors, former players and others have visited the MLB Fan Cave since its launch in 2011, participating in more than 500 online videos for fans to share via social media.

In 2013, the MLB Fan Cave will return for a third season, following a year of tremendous growth in social media activity, fan engagement and video content, as well as a highly successful concert series featuring top musical acts. With more than 1.2 million combined followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the MLB Fan Cave has built a large community of baseball fans that the Cave Dwellers will have a chance to interact with during the 2013 season. A unique event space at 4th Street and Broadway in New York City’s Greenwich Village mixing baseball with music, popular culture, media, interactive technology and art, the MLB Fan Cave is currently being redesigned to feature new technology and interactive elements.

-CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

Getting to Know Your 2013 MLB Fan Cave Fandidates

Yesterday, I wrote about how MLB revealed the top 52 fans vying to be a contestant in the 2013 MLB Fan Cave–including two Brewers candidates (or FANdidates, as I like to call them), Peter Gourlie and Kevin Kimmes.

Now through Wednesday, February 13, fans can view video submissions from all 52 applicants on MLBFanCave.com and vote for their favorites.

Based on fan voting, quality of the original submissions, and the ability of the contestants to generate buzz and interest in their campaigns, MLB will narrow the field to 30 finalists who will then earn a trip to Spring Training in Arizona at the end of February, where they will compete in a variety of challenges to determine the final group of contestants.

These winners will begin the season in the MLB Fan Cave in New York City with the goal of watching all 2,430 MLB games on a large wall of big screen Sony televisions while chronicling their experiences online through videos, blogs, and social media. Along the way, they will compete with one another over the course of the season in a series of challenges, with fans online helping decide who gets to stay in the Fan Cave and who gets eliminated with one eventual winner crowned before the end of the World Series.

All 52 finalists have been hard at work rocking the vote since the announcement was made and this morning, I had the chance to catch up with these gentlemen so I can give you a little background on why you should, as always–VOTE BREWERS!

Peter GourliePeter Gourlie

Peter Gourlie, better known as “Super Fan Pete,” is a Wisconsin native. He is a 31-year-old mattress store manager. He’s been a Brewers fan for as long as he can remember, coming to at least a couple of games a year as a child even though he grew up north of Wausau, Wisconsin.

Peter believes fans should vote for him because, “I am the ultimate super fan. I go to 60-plus games per year, including on the road. I support the players through good times and bad,” he said.

 

 

And if you need anymore proof that Peter truly is a super fan, well, you need not look any further than his Brewers Super Fan tattoo!

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Since 2008, Peter and his friends have been traveling to Arizona to see the Brewers in Spring Training and he already has a trip planned for this year–only he now he hopes that during that trip he will be otherwise occupied as one of the Top 30 contestants for the MLB Fan Cave.

“If you’re selected as one of the Top 30 fans, you get to go to Spring Training in Arizona,” Peter said. “Well, I’ll already be down there. They can just send a car.”

To get there, he’s got to campaign hard and so far, he’s been able to garner a good buzz, primarily through Twitter and with the support of some of our current and former players–former Brewers pitchers Mitch Stetter (now with the Los Angeles Angels) and Manny Parra (now with the Cincinnati Reds) and current Brewers pitcher Brandon Kintzler all make appearances in Peter’s Fan Cave video, giving him ringing endorsements.

If he’s lucky enough to make it to the actual Fan Cave in New York, he’s not scared of the city, even though he’s never been there, or the prospect of living with 5-7 others for the season. “I’d be rooming with the best, most elite super fans from other teams,” Peter said. “We’ve all got baseball in common–something great to talk about.” Click here to vote for Peter. Also, follow him on Twitter: @SuperFanPete

Kevin KimmesKevin Kimmes

Kevin Kimmes is a 34-year-old insurance salesman from Green Bay, Wisconsin. A self-proclaimed entertainer, he’s worn many hats from special effects assistant to playing in bands and even managing pro wrestling. Most importantly, though, he’s passionate about baseball and he’s a lifetime Brewers fan.

“The Brewers have been such a big part of my life. My first memories are sitting in my grandpa’s garage listening to Uecker,” he told me. “I would love the opportunity to live every fan’s dream.

Living up in Green Bay, Kevin says he is not able to get to as many games as he’d like, but he catches all the games on TV and/or radio. He also stays in touch with our farm system–last year, he covered the Timber Rattlers for CreamCityCables.com.

Kevin has never been to New York before, nor has he been to see the Brewers in Spring Training, but he’s hoping that he’ll get to do both things this year if he remains in the running for the Fan Cave. “It would be great to be in the Fan Cave,” Kevin said. “We know that we all have the passion and drive to do this; we’re all baseball fans. You’d form friendships and bonds that you’ll take with you for life.”

As Kevin alludes to in his video, he recently got married last year. And, although his “man cave” might be relegated to a bathroom for now, he says that his wife is one of his biggest supporters in his quest to be a cave dweller. “She knows how much baseball means to me. She’s been behind me 100%.”

Click here to vote for Kevin. Also, follow him on Twitter: @KevinKimmes.

So there you have it! The two Brewers Fandidates for the 2013 MLB Fan Cave.

Are you still here? Stop reading and go vote for Peter and Kevin!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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