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With the recent hot streak by the Brewers along with the heat of the pennant race, our Brewers are no longer a secret. Sports Illustrated took notice of the team and announced this morning that Ryan Braun, Nyjer Morgan and Prince Fielder will grace the cover of the August 29 issue that will hit newsstands today.
Sports Illustrated writer Lee Jenkins visited Milwaukee during the last homestand to write the cover story. A selected quote from closer John Axford in the article describes the colorful Brewers clubhouse: “(Manager) Ron (Roenicke) embraced the youthfulness and craziness of this team. We’re not like most people. You have to cut us loose and let us go.”
This marks the first time in over 24 years that the Brewers have had the honor of the cover to themselves, with Rob Deer having appeared on the cover of the April 27, 1987 issue. (Braun appeared with five other players on the cover of the 2008 Baseball Preview.)
Other covers include:
- 4/20/1987 (three Brewers featured as part of MLB “What They Make” package)
- 10/25/1982 (Robin Yount)
- 10/11/1982 (Robin Yount)
- 3/16/1981 (Rollie Fingers)
- 4/30/1979 (manager George Bamberger)
Special thanks go to Lee Jenkins and Chris Tropeano from Sports Illustrated and SIcovers.com for help with all of this.
This is an exciting moment for Brewers fans across the country as now the nation will know a little more about the colorful group that we all love to cheer on each and every game. It makes me proud as a Brewers fan and as an employee of the organization, but we are not done yet. I’m sure I share the same thoughts as many Brewers fans, I would like to see the Brewers on another Sports Illustrated cover in late October!
In a short amount of time, Nyjer Morgan has not only made a splash on the field for the Brewers, but he has quickly become a fan favorite in Milwaukee. He gets game winning hits (and follows it up with priceless postgame interviews) and he tweets as his alter-ego “Tony Plush.” He plays hard every play and he has an electric personality.
Brewers fans can now join “Plush Nation” by taking home an official T. Plush #2 Brewers jersey t-shirt. Available now exclusively to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park, the shirt sells for $30 and Morgan (and Plush) are very excited about it.
“Tony loves the smooth look of this shirt,” Morgan said. “I just can’t wait to see Plush Nation wearing these shirts at Miller Park and on the road and throwing up their ‘T’s’ for Plush. Take no imitators, this is the real deal.”
The black shirt comes in adult sizes and features the Brewers script on the front along with an airbrush-like “T. Plush 2” design on the back. This shirt is a definite “must have” for any Brewers fan.
Knowing the popularity of Morgan, I can imagine these t-shirts will be quite popular. I even caught a couple of players walking around the clubhouse wearing the T. Plush shirt earlier this afternoon!
These shirts are a new addition to the other new Brewers jersey t-shirts that have been on sale at Miller Park since the beginning of the year (see my previous post from March on the shirts).