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Now This is a Story All About How…Will Smith Ended Up with a Fresh Prince of Bel Air Jersey

I’ve said it before. When your name is Will Smith, you have to have a good sense of humor….to put up with people like me who think they are so funny and original:

Will Smith Belair

But earlier this season, when I stumbled across this promotion that the State College Spikes were hosting, even Will himself couldn’t help but get excited:

Fresh Prince NIght

Yes, to commemorate “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” the timeless ’90s sitcom that really put the “other” Will Smith on the map, on June 29, the Spikes, a Class-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, located in Pennsylvania, wore funky, graffiti-inspired jerseys and hosted Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton, Will’s cousin on the show.

I reached out to Ben Love, producer of in-game entertainment for the Spikes and explained our special situation. A month later, this happened:

Will Smith Brewers Jersey (4)

Will, chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool.

A special thanks to Ben and the SC Spikes for sending us a special #13 jersey for Will. It was very kind of you (especially since you are an affiliate of one of our biggest rivals!) and it made his day.

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You may also recall that back in June, the entire bullpen was “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” in NYC at the MLB Fan Cave:

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Bullpen Gets Jiggy Wit It at the MLB Fan Cave; Produces Rap Video Featuring Will Smith, Inspired by Will Smith

Earlier this month when the Crew visited NYC to take on the Mets, many members of the Brewers bullpen paid a visit to the MLB Fan Cave where they filmed a special video.

We teased it for you a bit on social media at the time….

…but now we’re excited to share the special video–starring Will Smith, Zach Duke, Mike Fiers, Wei-Chung Wang, and Rob Wooten– with you here:

When your name is Will Smith, you have to have a good sense of humor. And, since the Brewers bullpen seems to be the most music video-friendly group in Major League Baseball right now, the Crew took this opportunity to  channel the 1990s rap scene with a montage/parody of some songs inspired by the “other” Will Smith:

“Here Come The Men in Blue”

“The Wild Midwest”

“The Fresh Prince of Brew City”

“Welcome to Milwaukee”

It was a great day hanging out at the Cave and in addition to the video, I also got a lot of fantastic behind-the-scenes photos to share with you here. Enjoy!

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A huge thank you to the folks at MLB Fan Cave for putting this together; it turned out fantastic! Also, thank you to the guys for taking the time to do this; I know I had fun and I think they may have had a little, too. ;)

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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

Brewers fans will not want to miss tonight’s episode of “Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave!”

Today, Carlos Gomez visited the Fan Cave, where he  filmed tonight’s episode as the in-studio host along with Sway and Chris Distefano. Set your DVRs and/or tune in after tonight’s Brewers vs. Mets game at 10pm CT to catch it!

 

“Off the Bat” is 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 airs on Tuesdays at 10 pm CT and episodes are re-aired several times on the network each week.

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

Each week, MLB players will be in-studio for interviews and segments with series hosts Sway, Fat Joe, Chris Distefano and Melanie Iglesias and each episode also features 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

 

 

 

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

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