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Last week, we let the “cat out of the bag” that we’re creating a Brewers Pet Calendar, featuring photos of the players and coaches with their pets and/or animals from the Wisconsin Humane Society, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the organization.
Today, we held the first photo shoot for the piece, which is due out later this season, and we thought we’d share a few fun photos with you. All photos for the calendar will be taken by Brewers photographer Scott Paulus. [Note: All of the dogs at today's photo shoot are dogs that are currently up for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society.]
We also held a contest for one lucky fan and his/her dog to be included in the calendar alongside Hank. Stay tuned for more details on the winner and when the finished piece will be for sale.
Now you can take home a Hank that’s almost as cuddly as the #BallparkPup himself!
Yes, plush Hank toys are available at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park. They retail for $20 and 20% goes to the Wisconsin Humane Society.
Get Your 2014 Brewers Specialty Player Tees; Plus, Save with the Brand New “Moon Shot” Markdown Promotion!
Expand your collection of Brewers player tees by purchasing any of our new 2014 specialty designs, exclusive to Miller Park!
Choose from styles featuring:
and Bob Uecker!
These specialty player tees are exclusive to Miller Park and are available in men’s sizes SM-XXL (sorry, no women’s or youth tees in these styles).
Both regular and specialty player tees retail for $32 each at the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park, but fans may find the prices reduced as part of the brand new Moon Shot Markdown promotion.
The Moonshot Markdown promotion replaces the Walk-0ff Wednesdays promotion we’ve had in the past, giving fans more opportunities for greater savings.
With the Moon Shot Markdown, during each home game at Miller Park, each time a Brewers player hits a home run, fans are eligible to receive $5 off that player’s name and number tee (including the specialty tees shown here–sorry, guys, doesn’t look like the Uecker tee will be included).
So for example, if Jonathan Lucroy hits a home run, his t-shirt goes from $32 to $27… if he hits two dingers in the game, you’re down to $22 and so on and so forth.
Just another thing to look forward to this season at Miller Park, but you might want to snap up one of these player tees before the season starts as I’m sure they’ll fly off the shelves faster than a Go Go moon shot flies out of Miller Park!
Can’t make it out to Miller Park anytime soon? Never fear–there’s also a large selection of player tees available on brewers.com. (Note: Product purchased online does not qualify for Moon Shot Markdown.)
Everyone’s got to get in shape for the season. While the players work out and practice, the mascots are hard at work getting ready for Opening Day, too. Bernie goes sliding at a local playground, and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages run time trials.
But what about the Brewers newest (and as of yet “unofficial”) mascot, Hank the #BallparkPup?
So far, Hank’s been joining the team in the Clubhouse, taking part in practice and posing for the “puparazzi” of media and Brewers fans who can’t wait to get their photos taken with him (see gallery below).
But it was another big day in camp for Hank as he trained with the Sausages, making his debut in the Klement’s Sausage Race.
If a photo is worth 1,000 words, this video is priceless. Brewers players and coaches also shared their comments as well:
Oh, and of course, there’s a gif:
Stay tuned for more updates on the #BallparkPup and #CactusCrew this Spring–games start tomorrow!
Today, we announced a change to the 2014 promotional schedule: a Scooter Gennett Bobblehead will be distributed to all fans on Sunday, June 29. This collectible replaces the previously scheduled bobblehead of Norichika Aoki, who was traded to the Kansas City Royals.
Eight All-Fan Bobblehead Dates, plus 6 All-Fan T-Shirt dates, are scheduled at Miller Park this season, completing the #Brewers14in14 All-Fan Giveaway schedule. The bobbles slated for 2014 are as follows:
Sunday, April 27 Carlos Gomez Bobblehead
Sunday, May 11 Kyle Lohse Bobblehead
Sunday, June 15 Vintage Brewer Bobblehead
Sunday, June 29 Scooter Gennett Bobblehead
Sunday, July 27 Fan Vote Bobblehead (details to come!)
Sunday, August 10 Klement’s Famous Racing Sausage Chorizo Bobble
Sunday, August 24 Jean Segura Bobblehead
Sunday, September 14 Robin Yount Bobblehead
For additional information regarding this year’s Milwaukee Brewers All-Fan Giveaways, click here.
A complete promotional schedule for the 2014 season will be announced at a later date.
-John and Cait
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!
In mid-August, we hosted an Instagram contest to send Brewers fans to the MLB Fan Cave while the team was in New York taking on the Mets, putting out a call for Brewers fans to share pictures of their personal Brewers Fan Caves.
We received many great entries, but the one that stood out for the judges was Pam Dietz’s Brewers Tiki Hut:
Today, I caught up with Pam and she filled me in on the experience.
“I was pretty excited to find out we won,” Pam told me. “Last year, we started with the tiki hut and since we’re huge Brewers fans, we decided to make it a Brewers/baseball theme and we’ve been adding things here or there, like the retired numbers.”
The family arrived in New York in time to take a tour of the Fan Cave on Friday where they were also greeted by Brewers players Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis.
The family was pretty excited to see Scooter since, living in Appleton, they take in many Timber Rattlers games and had remembered him from his time there. A few years ago, Scooter had even given a broken bat to Jordan, which he was later able to get signed at a Rising Stars game at Miller Park.
During their time at the Fan Cave, Jordan was able to play ping pong with Scooter and Pam also participated in a video shoot.
The family also stayed to watch that night’s game vs. the Mets from the Cave, a 4-2 victory which featured three home runs by Brewers players (Aoki, Davis and Maldonado). This was especially exciting to Jordan, as he got to play Bernie Brewer, sliding down the Fan Cave’s big slide for each one of them.
On Saturday, the family took in the Brewers-Mets game at Citi Field, another 4-2 victory that lasted 10 innings. Their seats were great and they caught Scooter’s eye. He came over to chat and, much to Jordan’s surprise, presented him with another one of his bats to take home as a souvenir.
Being such big Brewers fans, the Dietz family tries to take a family trip to see the Brewers on the road each year, usually around the Fourth of July, So far, they’ve been to see the Crew take on the Twins and the Cardinals.
However, this trip ranks right up there at the top, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
“It was a great trip, an awesome trip,” Pam said.
Thanks, Pam, Tony and Jordan for being such great Brewers fans! And thanks to Khris, Scooter and the staff at the Brewers Fan Cave for providing such a memorable experience.
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.
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.
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.
If you’ll recall, this summer, we launched the new Brewers Baseball Academy presented by Kwik Trip, eight separate week-long baseball/softball camps open to youth (ages 6-14) which were held in various cities across Wisconsin this summer.
All summer long, in addition to putting on the camps, executive director Tim Rappe provided some baseball tips here on John and Cait…Plus 9 as well. Read on for his summer wrap-up.
WRAPPING UP THE INAUGURAL YEAR OF BREWERS BASEBALL ACADEMY
Well, it’s over. We just wrapped up the first season of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Academy and what an exciting summer it was! The only downside is that it kept me from writing. It’s difficult to explain just how time consuming and exhausting it can be bouncing from town to town and hotel to hotel…especially at my advanced age. :) Sounds like I’m whining, but the fact is that I love it and can’t wait to start next season.
Normally, my objective in these posts is to explore baseball and softball from an instructional perspective. But, there are a couple observations from the summer that deserve to be shared.
By a large margin, the winning observation is that the people of Wisconsin LOVE their Brewers. Whether we were at the Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay or Sun Prairie High School or Carthage College, the passion for this team was amazing to see. Let’s face it; we’ve had a headline-grabbing summer and much of the news was not good. But Brewers fans continue to support the team and believe that the future is bright. Our staff witnessed that time and again and it sure made our jobs a bunch more fun working with kids who came ready to learn and ready to learn the “Brewers” way.
My second big observation is that there are some crazy good instructors in Wisconsin who also love the Brewers and poured their hearts and considerable talent into making the Brewers Baseball Academy a critical success. While we have a ways to go in terms of reaching our enrollment potential, from the perspective of a 20+ year camp veteran, what these guys did throughout the state was remarkable. We set out to create the best baseball and softball camp in America and I’ll be darned if that didn’t happen.
A special thanks to Field Director and “Chief Entertainment Officer,” Scott Staude. And a big thanks to Station Leaders Dean Haase, Brian Gillogly, Dan O’Brien, Jason Jacome and Ronnie Nedset. Just outstanding.
I also want to thank Scooter Gennett, Jim Henderson, Caleb Gindl, Martin Maldonado, Khris Davis, Sean Halton, Logan Schafer and of course, Coach John “T-Bone” Shelby for making our trips to Miller park unforgettable.
We will be putting an exclamation point on our first season on 9/29 as 80 campers compete in the first Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Academy Skills Championship at Miller Park. If you want to check out the finalists, click here.
Until next time, “If you’re gonna swing, might as well swing hard.”
As we kick off Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s presented by Southwest Airlines, the birthday greetings continue to pour in.
Today, many of the Brewers players and a couple of the broadcasters had messages they wanted to send:
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And don’t forget–you can ‘Stache Yourself and share your own messages for Bernie on Twitter and/or Instagram using #LuvBernie. We’ll compile the best!