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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
You all had to know this one was coming. The classic Philly Cheesesteak is on sale at the Double Clutch stand at Miller Park during the current four-game set with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The sandwich features thinly sliced sirloin beef served fresh off a sizzling grill along with sautéed peppers and onions. Provolone cheese and/or creamy cheese sauce top the sandwich which is served on a thick hoagie bun. A side of house made Miller Park chips are on the side. The meal is $10.
Rumor has it that Brewers bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel has been known to polish off a couple of cheesesteak sandwiches on Brewers road trips to Philadelphia. I’m not sure on the exact count from the recent road trip (we keep track of a lot of stats, but not that stat!), but I might bring this down for him to try as he is the cheesesteak expert. I had mine “wit out” and it was pretty good. Since it is a four-game series, I might even have another one on Saturday!
A staple of the Double Clutch, the Spaghetti-in-a-Meatball is also available again and features a 1/2 pound beef and veal meatball stuffed with spaghetti and mozzarella cheese and topped with marinara sauce. That is also $9.
The Double Clutch stand is on the Loge Level outside section 215 (on the first base side of the press box).
This season, Brewers fans can stay connected in the U.S. Cellular Tech Deck! Fans in Section 106 have the opportunity to check out a Samsung Galaxy tablet equipped with MLB AtBat, MLB.TV and free WiFi by stopping by the U.S. Cellular Device Dugout behind the area to get their tablet for the game. [To read more about these apps, click here.]
And now, for a limited time, we’re offering our tech-savvy Brewers fans half-price tickets to the U.S. Cellular Tech Deck for the following games:
- Tuesday, May 28 vs. Minnesota Twins at 7:10 PM (Note: This is Social Media Night–if you missed out on tickets for our special #BrewersSMIM event, you can still stay connected and follow along from the Tech Deck!)
- Monday, June 3 vs. Oakland Athletics at 7:10 PM
- Thursday, June 6 vs. Philadelphia Phillies at 7:10 PM
That’s just $21 for a Field Outfield Box seat to one of these games, plus use of a tablet. To purchase your tickets, click here.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 9 when the Brewers take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Miller Park—it’s Carlos Gomez bobblehead day, presented by Time Warner Cable!
This will be the first Brewers bobblehead featuring Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez and he’ll be wearing a Cerveceros uniform. (“Cerveceros” is the Spanish translation for Brewers and the team has worn Cerveceros uniforms during our Cerveceros Day celebration during each of the last seven seasons.)
Individual tickets will go on sale in February, but if you’d like to secure your tickets early, the Carlos Gomez bobblehead is included in the following ticket packages:
2/19/13 Update: This just in! A photo of the Carlos Gomez Bobblehead! What do you think?
-John and Cait
Back in March, we announced that the legendary “Mr. Baseball,” Bob Uecker, will be honored on Friday, August 31 with a statue placed outside of Miller Park near the Home Plate Plaza.
Well, it is now August and we’re extending our celebration of Mr. Baseball all month long with photos, our favorite “Ueckerisms” and more across our various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
We also want to hear from you! On Twitter, post any photos you may have, or share your favorite memories of Uecker, or listening to Uecker, in 140 characters or less using the hashtag: #Uecker.
Not on Twitter? Share your stories by posting in the comment fields below our various Uecker pictures on Facebook, or email your personal photos to: JohnandCait@brewers.com (Subject line: UECKER).
We’ll compile some of the best fan submissions and share them here on the blog.
An iconic figure for the franchise, Uecker has provided the soundtrack of summer to generations of fans listening to Milwaukee Brewers games on the Brewers Radio Network. His irreverent style and knowledge of the game are unrivaled and his talents have also been known to audiences worldwide for years through his work on television and film projects.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Uecker’s first Major League game and, while Uecker’s roots will always be in baseball (including six seasons as a player and 42 years as a Brewers broadcaster), his career includes an incredible base of performing and entertaining all featuring one common thread – he always leaves the audience laughing.
Uecker blasted onto the national scene as an entertainer in 1969. A visit with Al Hirt led to Johnny Carson booking Uecker for an appearance on the “Tonight Show.” The chemistry between Uecker and Carson was immediate, and it led to approximately 100 encore appearances. Uecker soon became one of the most sought-after guests on the Talk Show circuit as appearances followed on the “Mike Douglas” and “Merv Griffin” shows, “Late Night with David Letterman” and even a hosting role on “Saturday Night Live.”
Highly respected in the industry, Uecker was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2001 and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Hall of Fame this past spring.
Uecker’s credits go far beyond guest appearances and play-by-play. In 1985, he launched a television acting career as one of the stars of ABC’s sitcom “Mr. Belvedere,” which put 122 episodes into syndication. He also hosted two syndicated television shows, “Bob Uecker’s Wacky World of Sports” and “Bob Uecker’s War of the Stars.”
One of Uecker’s most memorable roles came as the anchor of arguably the most successful advertising campaign in the history of television – The “Miller Lite All-Stars.” For years, Uecker served as the captain of the crew that acted in spots promoting Lite Beer from Miller.
As a film actor, Uecker starred in what is widely regarded as one of the best baseball movies of all time, serving as a radio announcer in the film “Major League.” He followed that up with a reprised role in the equally popular “Major League II.”
Uecker’s national sports broadcasting experience included serving as color commentator for ABC Sports coverage of Monday Night Baseball, League Championship Series and World Series, and NBC’s Major League Baseball Game of the Week.
A former catcher who spent six seasons in the Major Leagues, Bob authored a book entitled “Catcher In the Wry,” a humorous look back on the years he spent with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. One of his career highlights as a player came in 1964 when he was a member of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Despite his national attention and success, Uecker has always worked toward helping others. His charitable efforts benefit many organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Uecker will be the fourth person to be honored with a Miller Park statue. Hank Aaron and Robin Yount were the first to be recognized with statues that were unveiled on April 5, 2001, the first year of Miller Park’s existence. The first two statues were donated by the Allan H. (Bud) Selig Foundation. On August 24, 2010, Major League Baseball Commissioner and former Brewers Owner Allan H. (Bud) Selig became the third honoree when his statue was unveiled in an afternoon program.
The statue will be cast in bronze, measure over seven feet in height not including the base, and is being designed and produced by Brian Maughan, who (along with Douglas Kwart) also created the Aaron, Selig and Yount statues.
Specific details related to the statue unveiling & ceremony on August 31 will be announced later this month.
Please join as we celebrate all month long!