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HANK, THE BALLPARK PUP, ADDED TO LINEUP FOR THIS WEEK’S “SPRING MADNESS (414)”

$4 beer and nachos, $1 hot dogs and sodas, half-price tickets in many areas…and now, an appearance by Hank, the Ballpark Pup, combine for one of the top values of the year at Miller Park as the Brewers face the Pirates tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday at Miller Park.

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Hank has quietly appeared at several games this year, but his availability to fans at Miller Park was limited to a single event at The Team Store by Majestic in late March.

Hank’s return to the spotlight is scheduled for this Wednesday during the 5th inning of the Brewers vs. Pirates game. For one inning, he will appear on the Field Level Concourse in the right-field corner. Fans are welcome to visit and take photos of Milwaukee’s famous four-legger as he lounges with the recently-debuted “Hank House.”

Fans will have an opportunity to make a voluntary donation to the Wisconsin Humane Society during Hank’s appearance.

The entire series will feature “Spring Madness (414)” deals, with 50% off select tickets, $4 domestic draft, 16-ounce beers, $1 hot dogs and sodas, and $4 nachos.

For more information, please visit brewers.com/madness or call 414-902-4000.

“Spring Madness (414)” Balloons Invade Milwaukee

We’re welcoming “Spring Madness” back to Milwaukee during the team’s current nine-game, 11-day homestand with a new twist this year. And early risers this morning  have a chance to be the first to get in on the fun.

Early this morning over 500 balloons are being placed around the city of Milwaukee in a variety of locations and landmarks, including Miller Park.

Update: As of approximately 5:30am this morning, all of the balloons at Miller Park have been claimed, but there are still many hidden around the city!

Each balloon includes a voucher for a pair of tickets to a “Spring Madness (414)” game at Miller Park, which will take place from May 13 – 15 when the Brewers host the Pittsburgh Pirates. In addition, some of the balloons will also include vouchers for other prizes such as autographed baseballs, a game-used jersey and a night in a suite.

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Beginning at 5 a.m. this morning, fans may come to Miller Park to pick up a “Spring Madness (414)” balloon. Additional balloons will be scattered throughout the city. Upon locating a balloon, fans will want to pop it to have their prize revealed. There is a STRICT LIMIT of one balloon per person and the allotment of balloons is expected to be claimed quickly.

The “Spring Madness (414)” promotion will feature 50% off select tickets throughout the May 13 – 15 series. In addition, for all three games the Brewers will celebrate the “414” with special deals on select concession items. All domestic draft, 16-ounce beers will be $4, small Pepsi products and hot dogs will be $1, and nachos will be $4.

In past years, $1 hot dogs and small Pepsi products have been included in the Spring Madness offerings. The deals on draft beer and nachos are new for 2014.

If you find a Brewers balloon, show us!  Upload your photo to Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtag #SpringMadness414.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

Spring Madness (414) Set for May 13-15 at Miller Park: $4 Beer Among Concessions Savings On Tap

It’s been a long winter in Milwaukee, but with the Brewers season in full swing and the temperatures beginning to rise, it’s finally starting to feel like spring in the “414.”

To celebrate spring’s arrival, the Brewers have added additional elements to their annual Spring Madness celebration to be held at Miller Park, May 13 – 15 as the Pittsburgh Pirates head to town for a three-game series.

The promotion again will feature 50% off select tickets throughout the series. In addition, for all three games, the Brewers will celebrate the “414” with special deals on select concession items. All domestic draft, 16-ounce beers will be $4, small Pepsi products and hot dogs will be $1, and nachos will be $4.

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“Spring Madness is always one of our most popular annual promotions, not just because of the ticket savings  but also because it signals that summer is right around the corner,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “With the team’s strong start this year, we thought we would add to the fun with these additional offers on some of our most popular concession items.”

In past years, $1 hot dogs and small Pepsi products have been included in the Spring Madness offerings. The deals on draft beer and nachos are new for 2014.

For more information, please visit brewers.com/madness or call 414-902-4000.

 -John and Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

 

 

2014 Brewers Promotional Schedule Released

Today, we announced the promotional schedule for the 2014 season. 

As you already know, this schedule is highlighted by the #Brewers14in14, 14 All-Fan Giveaways planned for the 2014 season, including eight bobbleheads and six T-shirt Fridays.  Additional information about this year’s All-Fan Giveaways is available at brewers.com/allfans.

In addition to the #Brewers14in14, we’ve got more in store for you, starting on Opening Day – Monday, March 31 vs. the Atlanta Braves – when all fans in attendance will receive a Brewers magnetic schedule.  The 6th Annual Weather Day at Miller Park will take place during the first homestand of the season on Wednesday, April 2.  On this day, the Brewers team up with Discovery World, the Mitchell Park Domes, the Milwaukee Public Museum, Ready Wisconsin and Storm Team 4 meteorologists from TMJ4 for a day of learning, baseball and fun.

The “5-County, 5-Day Celebration” will take place from April 11-15. During this time, all residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha counties can purchase select tickets at a 50% savings (excluding the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats).  More great bargains are in store when the Brewers host “Spring Madness” from May 13-15, with savings of 50% on select tickets (excluding All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats).  For these three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, small Pepsi products and Klement’s hot dogs will be just $1 each.

Youth players will want to be in attendance for the popular Little League Night on Monday, June 23 as the Brewers open a series against the Washington Nationals.  All Little Leaguers in uniform (registered in advance through local youth leagues) will have the opportunity to parade around the warning track in a pre-game ceremony.  Other popular dates at Miller Park include Boy Scout Night (July 21 vs. Cincinnati), Girl Scout Night (July 25 vs. New York-NL) and American Legion Day (August 10 vs. Los Angeles-NL).

The 16th Annual Brewers Community Foundation 5K Famous Racing SausagesTMRun/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, July 26, starting at 8 a.m. at the Klement’s Sausage Haus at Miller Park.  All proceeds of the Run/Walk will support the programs of Brewers Community Foundation.  For the $30 registration fee, participants receive a commemorative t-shirt, a Terrace Reserved ticket voucher good for one of eight Brewers 2014 home games, a bottle of Aquafina water, a Klement’s hot dog and a beer for participants 21 and older.  The overall top male finisher and the overall top female finisher also receive a year’s worth of Klement’s meat products.

Retro Fridays will again be designated for the first home Friday game of every month.  They include: April 11 vs. Pittsburgh, May 9 vs. New York-AL, June 13 vs. Cincinnati, July 11 vs. St. Louis, August 8 vs. Los Angeles-NL and September 5 vs. St. Louis.  Autograph Saturdays for Kids presented by U.S. Bank®, which is designated for kids 14 and under, will return on select Saturdays throughout the season.  These dates include: April 12 vs. Pittsburgh, May 10 vs. New York-AL, June 14 vs. Cincinnati, July 12 vs. St. Louis and August 9 vs. Los Angeles-NL.  Prior to these games, select Brewers players and coaches will sign autographs.

In addition, the Prairie Farms Dairy Kids Base Run will take place after Sunday home games for kids 16 and under.  Seniors will get their turn to round the bases following afternoon games on May 7 vs. Arizona, June 25 vs. Washington and July 23 vs. Cincinnati.

The annual Cerveceros Day is set for Sunday, August 10 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Additional popular promotional items throughout the season include the “Plant a Tree” program on May 7, in which 7,000 fans receive a tree seedling, compliments of the Wisconsin DNR; a MillerCoors Brewers pennant on July 12; Potawatomi Brewers umbrella on August 23, and much more.  Fan Appreciation Night will take place on Saturday, September 27.

So, mark your calendars, plot out your games and don’t forget that Brewers individual tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 1 at 9am!

Cheers!

Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Spring Madness at Miller Park!

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Ok, let’s be honest Milwaukee, it hasn’t been the best Spring around here. It has been slow to warm up and we haven’t seen the sun very much, but before you know it, the roof will be open every game at Miller Park and summer will be in full swing. To get people ready for spring and summer, the Brewers are bringing back the ever-popular “Spring Madness” promotion beginning Monday at Miller Park and continuing through the three-game series with the Dodgers.

Fans can save 50% on all tickets $34 and less, plus small Pepsi products and Klement’s hot dogs are just $1 each. These seats include: Loge Outfield, Terrace Box, Terrace Reserved, Loge Bleachers, Field Bleachers and Bernie’s Terrace. The promotion excludes the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and the $1 Uecker Seats. This is a fantastic deal to see the Brewers play the Dodgers, which will include a start from former Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke on Tuesday at Miller Park.

Those who were out early at Miller Park on Monday to get their Polish Racing Sausage lawn gnomes will enjoy two free tickets to one of the games as an early kick off to Spring Madness.

Last year we captured some Brewers fans who had their $1 hot dog tally in the 40s.  Sure they were groups of five, but that still averages out to eight hot dogs per person. Not bad. While Cait and I are concerned about the health of our readers next week, we would welcome any photo submissions from people who are able to beat that eight per person average.

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Spring Madness is a great way to kick off an eight-game homestand at Miller Park. After the Dodgers series, the Brewers will welcome the Pirates to Miller Park for a weekend series, May 24 – 26 and then their old American League Central rival, the Minnesota Twins for a two-game set, May 27 – 28. For tickets, call (414) 902-4000, visit Brewers.com/madness or stop by the Miller Park Box Office.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

#WHERESPOLISH Recap

It was quite the eventful morning here at Miller Park!

If you haven’t heard by now, the second Klement’s Famous Racing Sausage, Polish, went missing last Wednesday and this morning, we finally found out what he was up to! In preparation for Spring Madness, Polish had been hard at work. Not only had he gone missing from Miller Park, but, similar to Bernie’s effort in 2011, and Chorizo’s last year, Polish spent the hours mapping and planting over 2,000 Polish lawn ornaments in the grass areas surrounding Miller Park and its parking lots.

Each lawn ornament was affixed with a pouch that included game tickets for a Spring Madness game, set for May 20 through May 22 at Miller Park. The Brewers will host the Los Angeles Dodgers during Spring Madness, and fans can save 50% on  most tickets $34 or less. In addition, Klement’s hot dogs and small Pepsi products are just $1 each for all three games.

Brewers fans reacted quickly to the news, which broke at 5am, and descended upon Miller Park. In just under 90 minutes, all of the lawn ornaments were spoken for. What a fun morning!

Here are some highlights:

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-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

[Note: If you aren't able to make it down to Miller Park this morning, or if you missed out on the lawn ornaments, don't fret! We are told the Brewers Team Store by Majestic will have a limited quantity in stock. We suggest you call the store at (414) 902-4750 to check availability first.]

Where’s Polish? Spring Madness at Miller Park!

Well, we are up bright and early because it is quite the eventful morning here at Miller Park!

If you haven’t heard by now, the second Klement’s Famous Racing Sausage, Polish, went missing last Wednesday, which first became apparent when he didn’t show up for the Sausage Race during the game.

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Well, this morning, we finally found out what he was up to! In preparation for Spring Madness, Polish had been hard at work. Not only had he gone missing from Miller Park, but, similar to Bernie’s effort in 2011, and Chorizo’s last year, Polish spent the hours mapping and planting over 2,000 Polish lawn ornaments in the grass areas surrounding Miller Park and its parking lots.

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Beginning NOW (5 a.m. on Monday, May 13), fans may come to Miller Park to pick up their very own Polish Racing Sausage lawn ornament.  If you find one, it’s yours to keep, but there is a limit of just one ornament per person.

Each lawn ornament is affixed with a pouch that includes game tickets for a Spring Madness game, set for May 20 through May 22 at Miller Park. The Brewers will host the Los Angeles Dodgers during Spring Madness, and fans can save 50% on  most tickets $34 or less. In addition, Klement’s hot dogs and small Pepsi products are just $1 each for all three games.

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This scavenger hunt will continue until all ornaments have been claimed; the allotment is expected to be claimed quickly, so what are you waiting for? Come and try to get yours! [Please note: Parking is only available in the Molitor Lot, which is directly north of I-94. Fans should enter the Molitor Lot from Blue Mound Road and walk down Yount Drive to participate in the hunt. For official rules, click here.]

Did you find Polish? Upload a photo to Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #WHERESPOLISH and we might include yours in a recap gallery later today! 

This fan was here bright and early to help find Polish!

This fan was here bright and early to help find Polish!

 

6:30am Update: All of the Polish ornaments are gone at Miller Park. Thanks to everyone who came out! We hope you had fun out there… And of course, we hope to see you back out at Miller Park for  Spring Madness, May 20-22!

-John & Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

[Note: If you aren't able to make it down to Miller Park this morning, or if you missed out on the lawn ornaments, don't fret! We are told the Brewers Team Store by Majestic will have a limited quantity in stock. We suggest you call the store at (414) 902-4750 to check availability first.]

We’re Number One… Because of YOU!

We just received some terrific news–John and Cait… Plus 9  was the top MLB Pro Blog for the month of April! This is quite the honor, especially when you consider all of the other awesome MLBlogs that are out there, like Keith Olbermann’s Baseball Nerd Blog and Jamie Ramsey’s Better Off Red, just to name a couple.

But really, the kudos goes to you! Thank you for reading the blog.  It was a busy April for us and we hope to continue to be the place for an inside look at the Brewers. We would not be number one without our readers, so to celebrate, we thought we’d do a fun giveaway with trivia related to the blog.

The first person to answer the following questions in the comment field below will win a prize package consisting of:

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Ready? Here’s what you need to answer–three questions designed for you to go back through our archives!

  • We started our “What John and Cait Ate…” concession review series in 2011.  Name one of three foods that we reviewed in our first post.
  • Cait recently reviewed Haudricourt’s new Brewers book, but what was the book she reviewed last year?
  • We ran in the Brewers Mini last year and tracked our progress on the blog. What was John’s finishing time?

UPDATE:Looks like we already have our winner, wow that was fast! Congrats, Brad. Thanks again to everyone for reading!

Good luck!

Thanks again for reading, it has truly been a pleasure to be able to engage with all of you and we can’t wait to see some of you on Social Media Night, coming up on May 28. We love your feedback as well. Please continue to let us know your comments, criticisms and ideas as we continue to provide our own behind-the-scenes look at Brewers baseball.
Cheers!
John and Cait

John andCait@Brewers.com

2013 Promotional Schedule Released; Individual Tickets Go On Sale 2/23 at Annual Arctic Tailgate Party

Today is a day that many Brewers fans have been waiting for: The announcement of the date for this year’s Arctic Tailgate party, which marks the beginning of individual ticket sales at Miller Park and the release of our 2013 promotional schedule!

To start, individual game tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Tickets for individual Brewers home games can be purchased starting Saturday, February 23 at 9 a.m. at the Miller Park Box Office, at brewers.com or by calling (414) 902-4000 (or 800-933-7890).

This is the seventh year that the Arctic Tailgate party will mark the start of individual ticket sales. The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages, Bernie Brewer and Brewers alumni players will also be on hand to greet the fans and the first 2,000 fans in line will receive a hot dog and soda, compliments of Klement’s, Pepsi and Sportservice, as well as an Arctic Tailgate t-shirt. FOX Sports Wisconsin and Newsradio 620 WTMJ will both serve as media sponsors.

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Please visit brewers.com/tailgate for details, including safety regulations. In addition, only a very limited number of tickets for Opening Day will be available at this event (note: Miller Park Box Office will be the only place where fans will be able to purchase individual Opening Day tickets on February 23; no phone or online orders will be accepted). Each fan will be limited to a maximum of four tickets for Opening Day, based on availability.

Meanwhile, through Monday, February 11, fans can visit Brewers.com and register for the chance to be selected in an Opening Day opportunity to purchase up to four tickets to Opening Day and up to eight tickets to Gold and Marquee Games at Miller Park this season.

Fans will also be able to purchase parking passes in advance for all home dates at Miller Park including Opening Day.

In addition to the Miller Park Box Office, you will be able to buy tickets and parking at Brewers.com or by phone at (414) 902-4000. The Miller Park Box Office will be open until 5 p.m. on February 23. Normal Box Office hours are from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday – Friday (beginning Monday, February 25), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays. 

And…when picking out your games, you’ll definitely want to have the 2013 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE handy!

Here are a few highlights:

Thanks to John and Cait, you already know that we’ve got 10 All-Fan Bobblehead Giveaways topping the excitement at Miller Park:

Sunday, April 7: Norichika Aoki

Sunday, April 21: George Scott

Sunday, May 5: Corey Hart

Sunday, May 26: Ryan Braun

Sunday, June 9: Carlos Gomez

Sunday, June 23: Klement’s Famous Racing Sausage Polish

Sunday, July 7: Hank Aaron

Sunday, August 4: Harvey Kuenn

Sunday, September 1: Gorman Thomas

Sunday, September 15: Ben Oglivie

In addition to those sure to be very popular items, there are several special events for which fans will want to mark their calendars and secure tickets in advance.

Our 5-County, 5-Day Celebration will take place from April 29–May 3. During this time, all residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha counties can purchase tickets at a 50% savings on all reserved seats (excluding the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and the $1 Uecker Seats).

More great bargains are in store when we host Spring Madness from May 20-22, with all seats regularly priced at $34 and less available at a savings of 50% (excluding the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and $1 Uecker Seats). For these three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers, small Pepsi products and Klement’s hot dogs will be just $1 each.

In addition to the two annual tribute events – Cerveceros Day (Saturday, June 8 vs. Philadelphia) and the Negro Leagues Tribute Night (Saturday, July 20 vs. Miami) – we will also host Polish Heritage Day on Sunday, June 23 against the Atlanta Braves. On these dates, the Brewers will wear special uniform tops, including a “Piwowarzy” jersey (the Polish translation of “Brewers”).

Youth players will want to be in attendance for the popular Little League Night on Tuesday, June 25 as the Brewers open a series against the Chicago Cubs. All Little Leaguers in uniform (registered in advance through local youth leagues) will have the opportunity to parade around the warning track in a pre-game ceremony.

On Saturday, July 20, the 15th Annual Brewers Community Foundation 5K Famous Racing SausagesTMRun/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. for runners (8:15 a.m. for walkers) at the Klement’s Sausage Haus at Miller Park, with all proceeds supporting the programs of Brewers Community Foundation. Participants will receive a t-shirt, Klement’s hot dog, a bottle of Aquafina and a ticket voucher redeemable for one of eight specified regular season games in 2013. [Cait's note: Use this as a warmup for the Brewers Mini-Marathon & 10K in September!]

Retro Fridays will be back once again and are designated for the first home Friday game of every month. They include: April 5 vs. Arizona, May 3 vs. St. Louis, June 7 vs. Philadelphia, July 5 vs. New York-NL, August 2 vs. Washington and September 13 vs. Cincinnati. Also, U.S. Bank Kids Autograph Saturdays, which are designated for kids 14 and under, will also return on select Saturdays throughout the season.  

So there you have it–everything you need to start picking out your individual games. Better hurry–Opening Day is just 55 days away!
 
-Cait

              

Where’s Chorizo? Spring Madness at Miller Park!

Well, it was quite the eventful morning here at Miller Park!

If you haven’t heard by now, the fifth Klement’s Famous Racing Sausage, Chorizo, went missing this past Sunday, which first became apparent when he didn’t show up for the Sausage Race during the game.

Well, this morning, we finally found out what he was up to! In preparation for Spring Madness, Chorizo had been hard at work. Not only had he gone missing from Miller Park the last two days, but, similar to Bernie’s effort last year, Chorizo spent the hours mapping and planting over 2,000 Chorizo lawn ornaments in the grass areas surrounding Miller Park and its parking lots.

We found the missing link!

Each lawn ornament was affixed with a pouch that included game tickets for a Spring Madness game, set for May 21 through May 23 at Miller Park. The Brewers will host the San Francisco Giants during Spring Madness, and Brewers fans can save 50% on most all tickets $38 or less. In addition, Klement’s hot dogs and small Pepsi products are just $1 each for all three games.

Plus, there were also three “Grand Prize” ornaments containing the following prizes:

1.)     breakfast with Hall-of-Fame pitcher Rollie Fingers

Roy Nowak (left) found Chorizo and also won breakfast with Rollie Fingers (right) this morning!

2.)    an opportunity for four to watch batting practice from the field with one person tossing a ceremonial first pitch; and

3.)    a home visit from the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages for a tailgate party with supplies provided by Pepsi, Klement’s and Miller

If you weren’t able to make it down to Miller Park this morning, or if you missed out on the lawn ornaments, don’t fret!

First, we are told the Brewers Team Store by Majestic will have a limited quantity in stock. We suggest you call the store at (414- 902-4750) to check availability first.

Second, there will be an online dutch auction at brewers.com, beginning on Thursday, May 17 and ending on Thursday, May 31 at 5 p.m., in which fans can bid on five Chorizo lawn ornaments.

Finally, everyone’s a “wiener” with this special ticket offer!

To celebrate Chorizo being found, we’re offering fans Field Outfield tickets for just $30 or Terrace Reserved tickets for just $10 for the upcoming Friday night or Sunday afternoon Marquee games against the Minnesota Twins (Friday, May 18 or Sunday, May 20). That’s a 50% savings or more off of Marquee prices for this Interleague rivalry! Like the Chorizo, you’ll want to act fast! Visit brewers.com/whereschorizo to purchase!

We hope you had as much fun as we did today! And of course, we hope to see you out at Miller Park for the Twins Series this weekend then Spring Madness, May 21-23!

-John & Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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