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April is Autism Awareness Month and Major League Baseball is teaming up with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, in a league-wide effort to support Autism Awareness.
Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development, characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. An estimated one in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum – a ten-fold increase in prevalence over the last 40 years.
Founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism, Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Since its inception, the organization has committed more than $195 million to research and developing innovative resources for families.
To show our support, tomorrow night’s Brewers vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates game has been dedicated as our Autism Awareness Game.
Autism Speaks Milwaukee will be at the game and will have an information table set-up on the Field Level concourse. Brewers Community Foundation has provided them with tickets for the game and will be hosting special activities for select families during batting practice.
Next Monday, the red-hot Brew Crew returns home for the start of our ever-popular 5-County, 5-Day Celebration.
From Monday, April 29-Friday, May 3, residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, and Waukesha Counties can purchase half-price tickets for all reserved seats (except the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and the $1 Uecker Seats).
And, I was looking ahead to next week’s weather forecast and what’s that number I see there for Tuesday? 71?!? Perfect weather to get out of your house and into ours!
To purchase tickets for the 5-County, 5-Day Celebration, visit brewers.com/5county.
Wrapping up the rest of the homestand, we’ve got a 3:05pm start vs. the Cardinals on Saturday, May 4 and then Sunday, May 5 is Corey Hart Bobblehead Day, presented by Kwik Trip. You’ll want to get your tickets early to score that, too!
In case you’re wondering about his uniform, this collectible features Hart in a 1913 Brewers uniform, honoring the 100th Anniversary of that team’s first American Association Championship. We’ll be paying tribute to the 1913 Minor League Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association on that day as well. Both the Brewers and Cardinals will wear throwback uniforms from the 1913 season. The American Association Brewers, who played from 1902-52, won their first league championship in 1913. Overall, they won eight pennants during their 51 seasons of existence.
Hope to see you out here next week!
You’ll definitely want to make plans to come out to Miller Park on Sunday, May 26 as the Crew takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ryan Braun bobblehead day presented by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board!
This is the third Brewers bobblehead for Ryan Braun. Previously, we gave away a regular bobblehead (2008) and one honoring Ryan’s home run that helped us clinch the Wild Card in 2008 (2009). The 2012 Ryan Braun bobblehead will honor Ryan Braun’s 40/30 season in 2013.
This past season, Ryan followed up his 2011 MVP season by hitting 41 home runs and stealing 30 bases to become just the 9th member of MLB’s 40/30 club.
Ryan has also been honored with bobbleheads from the Helena Brewers (2008), the Huntsville Stars (2008) and the Nashville Sounds (2009).
Individual tickets will go on sale in February, but if you want to secure your tickets to this game early, the Ryan Braun 40/30 bobblehead is included in the following ticket packages:
2/15/13 Update: This just in! A photo of the Ryan Braun Bobblehead! What do you think?
For Brewers fans, it’s been quite the September to remember. Over the last 29 games, the Crew is 23-6 and, so far this month the Crew has gone 14-4, including three-game sweeps against the Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Crew is now 4-0-1 over their last 5 road series and has gone 12-5 over the last 17 road games.
During that time, according to the website coolstandings.com, the Brewers chances of making the 2012 Postseason have risen dramatically from .6% on September 1 to 17.5% as of today.
Currently, just one team—the St. Louis Cardinals—is ahead of the Brewers in the race for the second NL Wild Card spot. They lead by only 2.5 games as of the time of this post.
And, of course, there is still plenty of work to be done. The Brewers face a tough four-game set against the Washington Nationals and then a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds, both teams that clinched playoff berths yesterday.
However, then we return home for our final six regular season games of the year, three against the Houston Astros (September 28-30) and three against the San Diego Padres (October 1-3).
And, as we know, thanks to you guys, the best fans in baseball, we’ve got a home field advantage at Miller Park that is second to none. The Brewers have always had one of the best home records in baseball. Last season the team set a franchise record with 57 wins at Miller Park. This season, the Brewers are 46-29 at home including winning 19 of their last 22 home games. The Brewers tied a Miller Park record with nine straight wins from August 20 – September 12.
Brewers fans have remained positive this season and maintained that “never say die” attitude. Despite any apparent adversity, we all continue to believe in our team.
In fact, there’s a term for Brewers fans believing in the Crew. It’s something we’ve noticed that has been catching on across various social channels already and we’re jumping on board because, yes, like you, we #BREWLIEVE.
— Curt Hogg (@YouAStupidHogg) September 16, 2012
Oh dang, my bad I gotta get with it…#BREWlieve
— Manny Parra (@MannyParra26) September 13, 2012
Are you starting to #BREWLIEVE?? Brewers win again 9-7 sweeping the Pirates on the backs of Weeks and Ramirez!!!!
— 1250 WSSP (@1250WSSP) September 21, 2012
— Jim Henderson (@JimHenderson51) September 21, 2012
Comeback Crew. #Brewlieve
— Sophia Minnaert (@SophiaMinnaert) September 21, 2012
— Timber Rattlers (@TimberRattlers) September 20, 2012
So, as of now, the Brewers are hanging in there, winning games and doing their part. You can do yours by coming out and showing your support for the team during the final homestand of the season and spreading the #BREWLIEVE message to your friends.
Tweet using the hashtag to tell them why you #BREWLIEVE in the Crew. Share the graphic on Facebook and/or download your I #Brewlieve Facebook Timeline image here.
While no one knows how things will pan out, one thing’s for sure: MLB’s addition of two more Wild Card teams and a single elimination game in each league has certainly added to the excitement of the playoff push.
On Wednesday morning, Commissioner Selig told MLB.com’s Mark Newman, “It’s been amazing. It’s fascinating to watch the different things that have happened. We’ve got great division races, we’ve got a little of everything. You really judge how well we’ve done by the number of teams Labor Day and then post-Labor Day that are still in the hunt. Even I didn’t think we could do this well.”
Keep the faith, Brewers fans! #BREWLIEVE!
-John and Cait
Note: With the second Wild Card format for 2012, the three division winners in each league will await the survivor of a one-game playoff between the Wild Card teams in each league. Both games are slated for Friday, October 5, two days after the end of the regular season. Barring weather disruptions, the Division Series field of four teams in each league will begin the following Saturday and Sunday.
At the beginning of the season, we were pleased to introduce our “What Do You Love About Miller Park?” advertising campaign for 2011, which was designed to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our beloved ballpark through declarations of love.
All season long, we’re be celebrating our great ballpark and all of the things that make our very own Brewers experience so unique by highlighting the things that our players, fans and yes, even our mascots, love best in our print, online and outdoor ads.
And now, we want to hear from you. In the past 10 years, millions of fans have passed through the gates and many memories have been created, so we’d like to invite you to join us in an interactive contest as you tell us: What do YOU love best about the place your Brewers call home? It could your favorite memory, food, place to take in the game, or just what keeps you coming back again and again.
Just share your story here in 100 words or less, accompanied by a photo of you and family or friends at Miller Park and we’ll send one lucky winner back out to the ballpark again and again on us with two (2) 20-Game ticket packages for the 2012 season.
Other entrants are also be eligible to win great prizes, such as: four tickets to the Gehl Club for the Tuesday, August 30 game vs. St. Louis; one autographed John Axford jersey and bobblehead; one autographed Shaun Marcum jersey and ball; four tickets in the AirTran Airways Landing Zone for the Monday, September 26 game vs. Pittsburgh, or a $100 shopping spree to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic.
You’ve only got until Friday, July 29, so get ready to fall in love all over again with Miller Park as you take a trip down memory lane and then post your entry!