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Brewers Pet Calendars Have Arrived!

If you’ll recall, earlier this season, we were working with the Brewers Wives and the Wisconsin Humane Society to create a Brewers Pet Calendar, featuring photos of the players and coaches with their pets and/or animals from the Wisconsin Humane Society. We also held a contest where one winner and her dog were selected to appear in the calendar (congrats again, Jessica!)

Well, the calendars have arrived and are now available at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park.

Let me just say–they turned out great! All of the photos were taken by our team photographer, Scott Paulus.

Brewers Pet Calendar

 

This is an 18-month calendar, starting with September of 2014, which means you don’t have to wait until the New Year to display it.

 

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They are $14.95 with proceeds benefiting the Wisconsin Humane Society.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Team Photo Day Leads to #BrewersTeamSelfie

Today was Brewers Team Photo Day at Miller Park.

Brewers Photo Day

 

The risers were set up in the infield early this afternoon and Brewers Team Photographer Scott Paulus and his staff were on hand to take the official 2014 photo.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I was never a big fan of “picture day” back in school.

Now imagine that times 100, factoring in getting together all of the players–in uniform–along with coaches and staff….without the added bonus of a free comb. You can only hope everyone is on time and hope that nobody blinks.

Add in guys making funny faces, bunny ears and the lot….

Garza

…and Carlos Gomez whipping out his cell phone to take a selfie in the middle of it:

and it seems like we could all be in for a long day.

However, Scott’s the ultimate professional and he’s been doing this for many, many years now. He know what he needs to do to get the guys in, out, and looking great each time.

But what happened today when Scott handed over his camera to Carlos Gomez after the official photo was taken?

#BrewersTeamSelfie, that’s what.

Brewers Team Selfie

Here’s what that looked like from my point of view, as it was happening:

Brewers Team Selfie

And Carlos kept clicking away. He cut off some guys in this one, but it’s too good not to share.

Brewers Team Selfie 2

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2014 Milwaukee Brewers!

I may be slightly biased, but I think this photo beats Ellen’s any day. 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Congratulations to Jessica Wagner, Winner of the Brewers Pet Calendar Photo Contest!

As we told you earlier this month, 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.

We also held a contest for one lucky fan and his/her dog to be included in the calendar alongside Hank.

And today, Jessica Wagner and her yellow lab, Ruger, from Wausau joined Mark Reynolds, Logan Schafer and Hank this afternoon for a photo shoot by Brewers photographer Scott Paulus:

Jessica Wagner

Jessica Wagner

 

Stay tuned for more details on when the finished piece will be for sale.

Cheers!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Behind the Scenes at the Brewers Pet Calendar Photo Shoot

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.

Cheers!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

That’s His Ticket!

Today, I caught up with one of our first winners in our FanTastic 40 promotion: Mark Stinebrink from Lake Geneva, WI.

If you don’t know Mark, you will soon. That’s because, for one game during the 2013 season, Mark’s photo is going to be printed on a Brewers season ticket!

Mark Stinebrink

Mark showed up at our offices this afternoon ready for the shoot. He was greeted with quite the entourage– Jeff Harding, our Senior Graphic Designer, who will be designing the tickets; Brittany Luznicky, our Marketing & Promotions Coordinator was on hand to supply props (a cap, a bat, etc.); Jason Massopust, his Account Executive; Billy Friess, Senior Director of Ticket Sales, and me, covering the shoot for the blog, as we escorted him to his shoot with Scott Paulus, our team photographer

Mark has been a Season Seat Holder on his own since 1998 and has been coming to games well before that. His seats are on the Field Level near the Visitors’ dugout..

The shoot lasted about 20 minutes and Mark was a great sport. It was great to see this prize going to such a loyal Brewers fan.

“I think this is a really neat prize,” he said. “Everyone says, how come you are so lucky? I say, ‘I’m not lucky, I’m just blessed.'” 

Note: I've deliberately obscured Mark's face here. You're just going to have to wait until Sunday, July 21, 2013 the date Mark's chosen to have his image appear on his very own season ticket!

Note: I’ve deliberately obscured Mark’s face here. You’re just going to have to wait until Sunday, July 21, 2013 the date Mark’s chosen to have his image appear on his very own season ticket!

Season Seat Holders can look forward to seeing Mark’s finished ticket when their tickets arrive in late March. He’s chosen Sunday, July 21 as the date that he would like his image to appear on the ticket. That date, we’ll be hosting the Miami Marlins at 1:10pm.

Mark said he picked that date because that was a convenient date for his family and friends to come out and celebrate together.

While we know that July 21 is too early to be a date that the Brewers might do something like clinch the division (that’s what happened on the date the 2011 winner chose!), with baseball, you never know what might happen, so let’s hope that ticket is another keepsake for our fans! I know it will be for at least one no matter what.

And the FanTastic 40 promotion–40 Days, 40 drawings, 40 unique prizes and experiences, all for our Season Seat Holders–is just beginning!  

There’s still time to get in the game and, the sooner you get in, the more scoring opportunities you’ll have.  So visit brewers.com/fan40 for more information, including complete rules and regulations!

-CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

That’s His Ticket!

Today, I caught up with one of our first winners in our FanTastic 40 promotion: Bob Sarsfield.

If you don’t know Bob, you will soon. That’s because, for one game during the 2012 season, Bob’s photo is going to be printed on a Brewers season ticket!

Bob showed up at our offices this afternoon ready for the shoot. He was greeted with quite the entourage– Jeff
Harding, our Senior Graphic Designer
, who will be designing the tickets; Kelly Candotti, our Marketing & Promotions Coordinator was on hand to supply props (a cap, a bat, etc.); Jason Massopust, his Account Executive; Billy Friess, Senior Director of Ticket Sales, me, covering the shoot for the blog, and cameras from several local television stations–as we escorted him to his shoot with Scott Paulus, our team photographer

Bob has been a Season Seat Holder on his own since 1989, but he has been a fan and had tickets with friends long before that. In fact, since the Brewers have been in Milwaukee, Bob has only missed one Opening Day: Tuesday, April 10, 1973. The reason he remembers it so clearly is because  April 10 is his birthday, and that year, the game against the Boston Red Sox was snowed out, the result of a snowstorm of 13 inches the night prior. In fact, the snowstorm was so bad that the team didn’t end up opening their season at home until that Friday, April 13, winning 2-0 over the Baltimore Orioles.

You never know what might happen when you go to a baseball game and Bob’s witnessed many other memorable moments over the years. Some of those highlights include:

    • Rickey Henderson breaking Lou Brock’s single-season stolen base record at County Stadium on August 27, 1982
    • Nolan Ryan’s 300th win at County Stadium on July 31, 1990
    • Robin Yount’s 3000th hit at County Stadium on September 9, 1992
    • Trevor Hoffman’s 600th save at Miller Park on September 7, 2010
    • The Brewers clinching their first-ever National League Central Division Title on September 23, 2011 at Miller Park
    • And much, much more!

Note: I've deliberately obscured Bob's face here. You're just going to have to wait until Sunday, July 15, 2012, the date Bob's chosen to have his image appear on his very own season ticket!

The shoot lasted about 25 minutes and Bob was a great sport. It was great to see this prize going to such a loyal Brewers fan.

“I’m very excited, this was completely out of the blue,” he said.

Season Seat Holders can look forward to seeing Bob’s finished ticket when their tickets arrive in late March. He’s chosen Sunday, July 15 as the date that he would like his image to appear on the ticket. That date, we’ll be hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:10pm.

Bob said he picked that date because it is his sister’s birthday and Jennie’s a big Brewers fan, just like him.

While we know that July 15 is too early to be a date that the Brewers might do something like clinch the division (that’s what happened on the date last year’s winner chose!), with baseball, you never know what might happen, so let’s hope that ticket is another keepsake for our fans! I know it will be for at least one no matter what.

And the FanTastic 40 promotion–40 Days, 40 drawings, 40 unique prizes and experiences, all for our Season Seat Holders–is just beginning!  

There’s still time to get in the game and, the sooner you get in, the more scoring opportunities you’ll have.  So visit brewers.com/fan40 for more information, including complete rules and regulations!

-CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

The Milwaukee Admirals are all about the Milwaukee Brewers.

If you’ve been to an Admirals game lately, you’ve probably noticed that the Admirals sport our “ball and glove” logo on their game jerseys. That’s because the Brewers are the exclusive jersey sponsor of the team.?


Thumbnail image for Klasen01.jpgThe Brewers sponsorship includes being the Admirals’ official jersey sponsor,
as pictured here on left wing, Linus Klasen.

We have had a great partnership with the Milwaukee Admirals have over the years. Announcements during the game, dasherboard signage at the Bradley Center, radio spots during broadcasts, special Brewers giveaways and a combo ticket package are also part of the relationship between our two Clubs.

This Friday, February 18, marks the first of our two “Brewers Nights” with the Admirals this season, featuring a Brewers/Admirals Bob Uecker Bobble Head for the first 5,000 fans in attendance. [Some of you may remember Bob Uecker as the plaid-jacket sporting Admirals spokesman in the mid 1990s (again, another crossover between the clubs).] This Friday’s Uecker Bobble Head is one of four bobble heads that the Admirals are giving away this season.


Uecker02.jpgThe Brewers/Admirals Bob Uecker Bobble Head is sure to be a popular giveaway for fans this Friday night, so get your tickets now!

The second game is Friday, April 1, where the first 2,500 fans will receive a Brewers/Admirals Seat Cushion.

Both of these games are available as part of our “2-Man Advantage” ticket package, which is a great deal. For just $16, you’ll get one ticket to one of these Admirals home games and one Terrace Reserved ticket to your choice of the Friday, April 22 Brewers vs. Astros game or the Friday, May 20 Brewers vs. Rockies game this season.

In honor of our first Brewers night of the season, I visited the Admirals during practice last week to conduct a fun photo shoot with the photographer both of our teams share, Scott Paulus, and Kelly Candotti, our Marketing & Promotions Coordinator.


Admirals34.jpgMilwaukee Admirals left wing, Mark Santorelli, and goalie, Jeremy Smith, pose by our dasherboard during practice at the Bradley Center.


Admirals19.jpg

The guys had lots of fun and were great sports as we set up different shots that mixed baseball and hockey for this story and future promotional collateral surrounding our partnership. Note: The “ball and glove” logo is not shown on the jerseys in the photos seen here, as they were taken during a practice session.


Admirals03.jpgHere’s Jeremy again, wearing a Brewers cap and a baseball glove.

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Admirals28.jpgAnd here’s Mark, in a Brewers jersey and cap, moving a baseball around the ice with ease.

I also had the chance to sit down with the very talented-and very busy- Milwaukee Admirals center and former UW-Madison star, Blake Geoffrion, to discuss his personal success, the Admirals’ success, the Admirals-Brewers partnership and his love for both hockey and baseball.

This past year has been a whirlwind for the 23-year-old. Winning the 2010 Hobey Baker award. Joining the Admirals during their 2010 Calder Cup Playoff run. Throwing out a first pitch at Miller Park. Scoring 10 goals and 23 assists so far this season. Becoming a bobble head.

The Plantation, Florida native actually played both baseball and hockey growing up and, if things had gone differently, we might have been seeing Blake in a Brewers uniform instead of wearing the Brewers logo patch on his Admirals jersey.

A good-hitting catcher in high school, Blake could have accepted a scholarship with a Division I school, but instead choose to play hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Blake comes from a hockey family and is a fourth-generation hockey player, so it is no surprise he decided to skate his way to success.

Blake’s great-grandfather, Howie Morenz, played for the Montreal Canadiens, the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Rangers, winning the Stanley Cup three times with the Canadiens. His grandfather, Bernie “Boom-Boom” Geoffrion, also played for the Canadiens and the Rangers and won the Stanley Cup six times with the Canadiens. Both were also elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. In addition, his father, Dan Geoffrion, played in the NHL with the Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets and Quebec Nordiques.

So how did Blake decide to become a Badger?

“For me personally, it was kind of a gut feeling thing. I looked at bunch of other universities, but I fell in love with the campus as soon as I stepped on it and there was no question about it, that’s where I wanted to go.”

As a forward at UW-Madison, Blake was named the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award recipient during his senior year. Wisconsin has had 10 top-10 finalists, but Blake is the first Badger to take home college hockey’s top individual honor.

“It was incredible. I always tell people the best way to describe it was, I was so happy I blacked out during my whole speech. I don’t remember one word of it. I had to re-watch it to see what I said. It was an incredible feeling and I’m very thankful for all the people that helped me get to that point and my teammates, obviously, as well,” Blake said of the honor.

Criteria for the award include strength of character on and off the ice, displaying outstanding skills in all phases of the game, sportsmanship and scholastic achievements.

Shortly after receiving the award, Blake was introduced to both Admirals and the Brewers.

Blake joined the Admirals during the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs and also got to the throw out the first pitch before a game at Miller Park when the UW-Athletic Department was honored during a pre-game ceremony last June.


PreGame10RS165.jpgGeoffrion, tossing out the first pitch before a game at Miller Park last season.

It’s easy to tell that he is proud to be here.

“I love playing for the Admirals. I love eating on State Street. I love golfing up in Kohler. I love watching the Green Bay Packers and Badgers sports,” Blake said.

I love going to Brewers games. I’ve been to a bunch of MLB stadiums and I think the Brewers have the nicest stadium I’ve ever been to, for sure. This summer, I’ll probably be around a little bit more than I have been in the past and I definitely plan on going to more Brewers games. I love Fielder, that’s my boy.

This season, Blake has played well for the Admirals and recently became the first AHL player in more than 16 years to be named Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks. Blake was also honored with his own bobble head on February 4. That night, he put up a four-point performance, scoring the game-winning goal and assisting on three others to lead Milwaukee to a 4-2 win over Rockford.


P1010690.JPGThe Blake Geoffrion and Bob Uecker Bobble Heads, two of four bobble heads that the Admirals are giving away this season.

The Admirals are currently tied for second place with the Peoria Rivermen in the West Division, one point behind the Houston Aeros, the opponent that they face this Friday night.

“The team has been playing some really exciting hockey lately, so I encourage everyone to come out,” Blake said, “Plus, you get the Bob Uecker Bobble Head, which I really think looks just like him!”

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

Talk About a Souvenir Ticket…

Today,
I caught up with another winner in our FanTastic
40
promotion: Derrick Iseler of Security Insurance Services.

If you don’t know Derrick, you will soon. That’s because, for one
game during the 2011 season, Derrick’s photo is going to be printed on a
Brewers season ticket
!

Derrick Iseler.jpg

Derrick showed up at our offices this afternoon, decked out in his
Brewers gear for the shoot. He was greeted with quite the entourage– Jeff
Harding, our Graphic Designer
, who will be designing the tickets; Kelly
Candotti, our Marketing & Promotions Coordinator
was on hand to supply
props (a cap, a bat, etc.); Nate Hardwick, his Account Executive; Billy
Friess, Director of Season Tickets
and me, covering the shoot for
the blog–as we escorted him to his shoot with Scott Paulus, our team
photographer
.

Derrick’s company, Security Insurance Services, has been a
Season Seat Holder since 1979.  Before Derrick was a Season Seat
Holder through his business, he was one of the Brewers original Season Seat
Holders, signing on with the Club in 1970.  It was great to see this prize
going to such a loyal Brewers fan who has been with us through thick and thin!

Derrick.JPG

Note: I’ve deliberately obscured Derrick’s image here–you’re going to have to get your hands on a season ticket to the Brewers vs. Marlins game on September 23 to see the final result!

The shoot lasted about 15 minutes and Derrick was a great sport.
When it was over, we asked him if there was a specific game date that he’d like
to have his photo on.

“Hmmm…I don’t know.” Derrick said.

“When’s your birthday? Is it during the season?” Kelly suggested.
It is, but we’re not home that day.

“What about your anniversary? When is that?” she tried again.

“Now you’re testing me!” Derrick joked. “No, it’s September 23.”

On Friday, September 23, we are playing at home against the
Florida Marlins, the date of his 33rd wedding anniversary to his
wife, Cyndi.
 It was settled. The perfect date for his photo to grace the
ticket.

“That works out great, we’ll celebrate at the ballpark,” Derrick
said, “and the Brewers will be leading the division then, or they’ll be right
there!”

You heard it here, folks. Let’s hope Derrick and his wife have a
very happy anniversary!

Although we’re over halfway
through, there is still time to get in on our FanTastic 40 promotion–40 Days, 40 drawings, 40
unique prizes and experiences, all for our Season Seat Holders!

The sooner you get in, the
more scoring opportunities you’ll have. You can’t score if you’re not in the
game, so visit brewers.com/fan40 for more information, including complete rules
and regulations!


-CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

You Outta Be in Pictures!

Hey Blog Readers!

If you’re a Brewers fan who is going to be at one of the Brewers vs. Cubs games this Saturday or Sunday (Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12), listen up!

Scott Paulus, our team photographer, is going to be holding a special photo shoot prior to these two games. Our marketing interns will be making their way through the parking lots and the stands to select the biggest Brewers fans to come get their photos taken. Our goal is to continue to build upon our library of fan shots. If you’re selected, there is a chance that you may turn up in one of our advertisements or on our collateral!

And… since we love our loyal readers, we’re giving you a special opportunity!

If you are going to be at one of these games, please e-mail me at JohnandCait@brewers.com BY NOON CST TOMORROW (Saturday, September 11) and let me know which game you are attending and why I should choose you!

I will be selecting three blog readers to get their pictures taken at this shoot and I will respond to you with instructions on where to meet me and what you need to do. Not only is there a chance that you may turn up in our future advertising efforts or collateral, but I will make sure I post your photo from the shoot on the blog in the coming weeks!

I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully, meeting some of you this weekend!

-CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

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