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Today, we are celebrating Roberto Clemente Day at Miller Park. This year marks the fifteenth annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy. As part of the league-wide celebration, the Roberto Clemente Day logo appears on the bases and official dugout lineup cards.
Beginning today, fans can also vote for the overall winner of the Roberto Clemente Award on social media by posting voting hashtags to Twitter and Facebook.
Yesterday, we announced that Ryan Braun has been named the Milwaukee Brewers 2016 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB. Fans can vote for Braun by using #VOTEBraun.
To enhance Roberto Clemente Day and celebrate Clemente’s enduring legacy in 2016, Major League Baseball worked with the 30 Clubs to establish SEAT 21. SEAT 21 is a esignated seat in each ballpark on Roberto Clemente Day dedicated to a well-known or local hero originally from the community who will be recognized in addition to the Club Clemente Award nominee. Recognizing individuals who embody the humanitarian spirit of Roberto Clemente is a natural extension of the current honor bestowed upon players each year and gives MLB and the Clubs the opportunity to further extend the message of service and commitment.
The Brewers SEAT 21 nominee is Griselda Aldrete, President & CEO of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM). Aldrete took part in an on-field recognition with Braun and threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to tonight’s game against the Cubs.
The concept of honoring Major League players for their philanthropic work was created in 1971 as the “Commissioner’s Award,” but was renamed to the “Roberto Clemente Award” in 1973 in honor of the Hall of Famer and 15-time All-Star who died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Each September since 2002, Major League Baseball has commemorated Roberto Clemente Day.
Earlier this season, fans may recall that I visited the Roberto Clemente Museum with a group from the Brewers that included Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado, outfielder Ramon Flores, infielder Yadiel Rivera, Brewers Bullpen Coach Lee Tunnell and Third Base Coach Ed Sedar, along with a few other staff members.
The tour was arranged by Maldonado, who has visited many times before and knows the Executive Director and Curator, Duane Rieder, personally.
For players, the song they choose for their walk-up or entrance music is often an important decision. What brief part of a song is going to send a message to the fans—and what do I want that message to be? Do I keep the same song that I had last year? What’s the hit that is going to produce the most hits? Is it a superstitious thing, do I want fans to sing along, or do I just use my favorite song right now?
If you’re like me and you’re attuned to the tunes, you probably enjoy seeing this list each year—and updating your iPod playlists accordingly.
DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Ballpark Music.” Like a song you hear? Check it out on Ballpark–and you can even download it right there! No Shazam necessary!
2016 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC
Anderson – “Lights Come On” by Jason Aldean
Arcia –“Superman Sin Capa” by El Super Nuevo
Braun – “Back on Road” by Gucci Mane ft. Drake
Broxton –“Too Much Sauce” by Future
“New Level” by A$AP Ferg
Carter – “Mr. Carter” by Lil Wayne
Davies – “It’s Tricky” by Run DMC
Elmore – “Nights on Fire” by David Nail
Gennett – “Live your Life” by TI and Rihanna
Maldonado –“Muy Fuerte” by Arcangel Ft Don Omar
Nieuwenhuis – “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner” by Crowder
Nelson – “Like We Own the Place” by Ryan Caraveo
Perez – “Pepe” by Tito el Bambino
Pina – “Vaiven” by Daddy Yankee
Rivera – “Me Reclama” by DJ Luian
Susac – “Feel Good Drag” by Anberlin
Santana – “Se Acabaron los Hombres” by Tempo
“Orto Way” by Atomic
Villar – “Makina” by Los Teke Teke
“Corazon de Seda” by Ozuna
2016 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC
Anderson –“Til the Day I Die” by tobyMac
Boyer – “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith
Davies– “Bulls on Parade” by Rage against the Machine
Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac
Knebel – “Life in the Fast Lane” by The Eagles
Marinez – “Vengo De Atras en Vivo” by Omega El Fuerte
Nelson – “What Are You Waiting For” by Disturbed
Peralta – The New Day Theme song from WWE
Suter – Theme Song from Jurassic Park
Thornburg – “Locomotive Breath” by Jethro Tull
Torres – “Holy Ghost” by Jeezy
[Please note that these songs can change almost daily; I’ll try to keep this list as updated as possible!]
The song played after wins this season is “Good to Be Alive” by Andy Grammer.
And, in case you weren’t aware, in addition to Ballpark, we do keep a list of these songs on brewers.com and try our best to update it accordingly, so you might want to bookmark this page for future reference.
So now, what about you? What’s your favorite, or most memorable Brewers at-bat song? And, if you were a player, what song might you choose as yours?
We’ve got all sorts of fun things going on at the park today, from cover bands and concession items to scoreboard graphics and merchandise. And, for one night only, many Brewers players have changed their walk-up and entrance music to ’90s songs in keeping with our theme.
Here’s a look at the songs they’ve selected:
BREWERS ’90s NIGHT AT-BAT/WALK-UP MUSIC
Chase Anderson: Shoulda Been a Cowboy by Toby Keith
Ryan Braun: California Love by 2Pac
Keon Broxton: Whoomp! There it is! by Tag Team and Tootsie Roll by 69 Boyz
Chris Carter: Informer by Snow; Here Comes the Hotstepper by Ini Kamoze; I Got 5 On It by Luniz; and Regulate by Warren G (He’s such a fan of ’90s Music, he picked a new song for each AB!)
Jake Elmore: Juicy by Notorious BIG
Ramon Flores: de Sol a Sol by Salserin
Scooter Gennett: Jump by Kris Kross
Jonathan Lucroy: Come Down by Bush
Martin Maldonado: Suavemente by Elvis Crespe
Kirk Nieuwenhuis: In Bloom by Nirvana
Hernan Perez: Es Hora de Bailar by Sandy y Papo
Andy Wilkins: No Diggity by Blackstreet
2016 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC
Michael Blazek: It Was a Good Day by Ice Cube
Blaine Boyer: Enter Sandman by Metallica
Jhan Marinez: Nobody Does It Better by Warren G
Will Smith: Party Starter by Will Smith
Tyler Thornburg: Now That We Found Love by Heavy D & the Boyz
And, in case you weren’t aware, you can find the Brewers’ everyday music selections on the Ballpark App and also keep a list of these songs on brewers.com and try our best to update it accordingly, so you might want to bookmark this page for future reference.
We have a special guest with us at today’s game. Thanks to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, today is Rayner’s Wish Day at Miller Park.
Prior to the start of the Brewers vs. Cardinals game, Rayner had the chance to meet with several Brewers players & coaches. He also had the opportunity to meet his favorite player, Ryan Braun, and visit Bob Uecker in the his radio booth.
Here are a just a few photos from Rayner’s special day:
Here’s hoping we’ll pull out another exciting win today. Rayner said we always win when he comes to games, so I’m feeling pretty good about this one.
Republicans and Democrats may seem divided, but it’s nothing compared to the heated battle that will take place over the next three days in Major League Baseball polls.
Just moments ago, Ryan Braun was named as one of the five candidates eligible for the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the National League to select the last player for the All-Star squad. And while the Brewers will launch an aggressive campaign to get out the vote, it will be up to Brewers fans to answer the call and vote early and often for their star outfielder.
Braun is seeking to become an All Star for the seventh time in his career, joining teammate catcher Jonathan Lucroy in San Diego for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 12. Lucroy was selected to the squad by New York Mets Manager Terry Collins earlier today, earning his second appearance on the team by hitting .296 with a .355 on-base percentage and a .484 slugging percentage.
Braun is one of five candidates for the Esurance All-Star Final Vote along with 1B Brandon Belt (San Francisco), 3B Jake Lamb (Arizona), OF Starling Marte (Pittsburgh) and SS Trevor Story (Colorado).
Braun has appeared in 69 games this season and ranks among the Major League leaders in batting average (9th, .323). The right-fielder owns a .916 OPS and has collected 30 extra-base hits, including 16 doubles and 13 home runs. The 2007 NL Rookie of the Year, notched career hit number 1,500 on June 7 vs. Oakland and joined Robin Yount (3,142), Paul Molitor (2,281), Cecil Cooper (1,815) and Jim Gantner (1,696) as the only Brewers with 1,500 hits. In addition, Braun is the all-time franchise leader in home runs with 268.
Braun will need the fans’ support by voting online at brewers.com/vote and via SMS by texting N2 to 89269. Fans can vote as many times as they would like but the window is brief – voting ends on Friday, July 8 at 3 p.m. CT.
Additionally, fans can help send Braun to San Diego by tweeting with the hashtag #VoteBraun on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT. Every Tweet with that hashtag will count as a vote for Braun.
To encourage voting, fans can look for special appearances around town to promote Braun’s candidacy.
Jonathan Lucroy remains in fifth place among National League catchers and Ryan Braun remains fifth among NL outfielders in the fifth All-Star balloting update, which was announced today. Lucroy (70g, .299, 10hr, 36rbi, 3sb) is first among NL catchers in triples (3) and ranks among NL catching leaders in batting average (2nd, .316), on-base percentage (2nd, .369), slugging percentage (2nd, .531), hits (2nd, 72), home runs (2nd, 10) and doubles (T4th, 13). Additionally, Lucroy has thrown out the most baserunners attempting to steal among all catchers this season (22-for-61; 36.1%). Braun, a six-time-All, Star, is batting .324 with 14 doubles, 12 HR, 38 RBI and 6 stolen bases in 62 games. Defensively, his 8 outfield assists rank tied for first among NL outfielders.
First baseman Chris Carter ranks among the National League leaders in HR (T3rd, 19). Shortstop Jonathan Villar (72g, .298, 6hr, 30rbi, 26sb) leads the Major Leagues in stolen bases (26) and is ninth in walks (37). He has reached base safely in 62 of his 72 games this season.
Vote Brewers now through Thursday, June 30th at 10:59 p.m. CT at brewers.com/allstar.
The complete All-Star balloting update release is available here.
Ryan Braun Kicks Off SHARP Literacy Summer Learning Gain Initiative With Rally at Neighborhood House Garden Park
Today Ryan Braun kicked off SHARP Literacy’s eight-week summer educational program, which will reach approximately 350 students at nine locations throughout the city of Milwaukee including: Neighborhood House, Journey House, Our Next Generation, COA-Riverwest, Milwaukee Christian Center, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, Neu-Life at Gwen T. Jackson, St. Joan Antida High School, and Milwaukee Summer Reading Project.
SHARP Literacy has partnered with Ryan Braun and Brewers Community Foundation to promote the Summer Learning Gain Initiative, a SHARP educational program that uses summer break to support academic success by helping urban school students catch up on previous learning loss and make strides toward exceeding academic expectations the following year.
At the kick-off, Braun addressed approximately 120 students from three of the above-mentioned community centers, learning centers and schools about the SHARP Literacy summer program, literacy, and the importance of reading throughout the summer. Kids then participated in a variety of baseball-themed activities, enjoyed ice cream from the Brewers Treat Truck, and met the Brewers Famous Racing Sausages.
SHARP Literacy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Milwaukee nonprofit educational program whose sole mission is to enhance future life success by energizing urban children, motivating them to identify themselves as confident, capable scholars and lifelong learners by inspiring engagement in reading, writing and research through hands-on interaction and visual arts. The primary goal of SHARP Literacy is to provide elementary school students with an imaginative learning experience that builds confidence, self-esteem, and a greater awareness of the world. In the coming year SHARP Literacy Inc. will impart foundational literacy skills to over 7,000 elementary school students in 28 of Milwaukee’s most at-risk schools.
Today, as part of the Brewers Beyond the Diamond community outreach initiative, we hosted a Milwaukee Habitat garage build at Miller Park.
Ryan Braun, Chase Anderson, Alex Presley and Michael Blazek joined some of the Brewers Wives and staff members to frame the garage that will accompany the Habitat home that Braun and Brewers Community Foundation are sponsoring on North 39th street. The garage will be framed in the parking lot near Helfaer field and will be on display for tonight’s game against the New York Mets. The framed walls will then be transported to the Washington Park neighborhood, on Milwaukee’s near west side, where they will be erected at the home.
Braun and Brewers Community Foundation are sponsoring one of 10 new construction homes Milwaukee Habitat will begin work on in 2016. The Brewers have been involved with Milwaukee Habitat since 2006. In addition to new construction, Milwaukee Habitat will be rehabbing 12 homes and completing 60 repair projects throughout the year; all part of their neighborhood revitalization strategy in the Washington Park neighborhood.
The Milwaukee Brewers will make three selections on Day One of the First-Year Player Draft, which begins Thursday evening at 6 p.m. CT. The team owns the fifth overall selection. The Brewers will also make selections at #46 (Second Round) and #75 (Competitive Balance Round B).
The First-Year Player Draft spans three days of activity from Thursday through Saturday and will take place at the MLB Network Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Draft coverage will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 5 p.m. CT Thursday. The Brewers’ first selection (#5) will take place at approximately 6:27 p.m. CT, pick #46 will take place at approximately 9:28 p.m. CT and pick #75 will take place at approximately 10:15 p.m.
Representing the Brewers at the MLB Network Studio will be former Brewers All-Star Ben Sheets and Vice President of Baseball Projects – Gord Ash. Sheets was selected by the Brewers in the 1st Round of the 1999 Draft (10th overall) and spent eight seasons with the team, from 2001-08, compiling an 86-83 record with a 3.72 ERA.
The Brewers have selected the fifth overall pick four times in team history: Rick O’Keefe in 1975, Ken Henderson in 1991, Mark Rogers in 2004 and most recently Ryan Braun in 2005.
The selection rotation is determined by the clubs’ reverse order of finish at the close of the previous season. The Draft, which is comprised of 40 rounds, will continue on Friday at noon CT for Rounds 3-10. The Draft will resume on Saturday for Rounds 11-40 at 11:00 a.m. CT and will continue through its conclusion.
Today Brewers All-Star Ryan Braun helped Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity kick off their build season in the Washington Park Neighborhood.
Braun spoke in front of a large crowd of volunteers who were on site to help completely frame two homes on the 2100 block of North 39th street during Milwaukee Habitat’s week-long May Blitz Build (5/16-5/20). Braun and the Brewers Community Foundation are sponsoring one of 10 new construction homes Milwaukee Habitat will begin work on in 2016. In addition to new construction, Milwaukee Habitat will be rehabbing 12 homes and completing 60 repair projects throughout the year; all part of their neighborhood revitalization strategy in the Washington Park neighborhood – block by block – not just for one family at a time, but for an entire community.
The Brewers have been involved with Milwaukee Habitat since 2006. In addition to Ryan Braun kicking off their build season, the team will hold a garage build at Miller Park on June 10. On that day, Brewers players will be joined by their wives and Brewers employees to frame the garage that will accompany the home they are sponsoring on North 39th Street. The garage will be framed in the parking lot near Helfaer Field and will be on display for the Brewers night game against the New York Mets. The framed walls will then be transported to Washington Park, where they will be erected at the home.
“Ryan and Brewers Community Foundation have been great supporters of our work in revitalizing neighborhoods and improving the lives of the families we serve,” says Milwaukee Habitat Executive Director Brian Sonderman, “With over one hundred volunteers building that week, Ryan is sure to boost the energy of what’s shaping up to be a very exciting May Blitz build.”