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Get ready for the first pitch of the 2016 season with the new Milwaukee Brewers alternate jersey. The jersey, which was unveiled at Brewers On Deck, features the legendary “ball & glove” logo updated with the team’s current navy color scheme and retro yellow. The uniform top has the “Milwaukee” script displayed on the front with the updated logo on the sleeve. The Brewers will don the jerseys and caps on most Sundays, both at home and on the road.
The new uniform is produced by Majestic Athletic, the official MLB on-field uniform outfitter. It incorporates the team’s retro yellow color and “ball & glove” logo with the Brewers current navy color and “Milwaukee” script (across the chest).
The hat was designed by New Era and was inspired from last year’s Clubhouse Cap line. The new hat will feature a navy cap with a navy bill and the alternate “ball & glove” logo.
The new uniform jersey and cap are being added to the rotation that includes the team’s home white, road gray, home blue and retro uniforms. It will replace the team’s road navy jersey as well as the team’s gold top.
Fans can purchase the new alternate uniform online at brewers.com, or in the Brewers Team Stores (at Miller Park or in Maryvale).
PLUS! From now through Saturday, March 26, when you purchase the new Brewers jersey at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park, you’ll receive a pair of 2016 Brewers tickets for free! Supporting the Crew at Spring Training? Head over the Brewers Team Store at Maryvale Baseball Park and receive two free Brewers Spring Training tickets with your purchase of the new jersey. While supplies last. See store for details.
During the offseason, the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information, contact the team store at (414) 902-4750.
During yesterday’s game, I decided to give away some T-Shirts via our Twitter and Snapchat accounts.
I was simply going to send out a tweet asking fans to come find me to get a free Brewers shirt. I’ve been doing it with caps the last couple of days and it’s worked out really well.
As I was walking by with my stack of t-shirts, Brewers prospect Brett Phillips stopped me and said, “Hey what are you doing with those shirts?” I explained it to him. He thought it was cool. And then he said, “Can I come help?”
I must admit this took me aback a little because usually I’m the one asking the players to help us with our social media efforts; it’s not always the other way around.
Not one to refuse help, I let Brett, who was not playing in the game and was wearing his street clothes, come tag along.
We sent this out and then hung back and waited.
If you tweet it, they will come… soon enough, fans came over to claim the shirts and which point they were surprised to find that not only did they get a free shirt, but they also got to meet Brett Phillips, one of our top prospects and the “kid with the crazy laugh.”
But Brett didn’t stop there. He decided to have a little fun with the fans…. Check it out (if you’re on mobile, click on the MLB Network logo to watch!):
Hilarious! Thanks for all your help, Brett! We had a blast and while it would be nice to be able to bring you with me to every game, I’m really looking forward to seeing you tear it up on the field soon!
Today, Jonathan Lucroy surprised Bill Varner, a retired Navy Air Traffic Controller who completed three tours of Vietnam.
Bill had previously met Jonathan on an Honor Flight from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C. and his son-in-law Skip arranged for today’s meeting when he heard that Bill would be traveling to Arizona for Spring Training.
Jonathan has supported our troops for many years. From his work with Fisher House Wisconsin, inviting wounded heroes to home games each month as his guest, to giving more than $20,000 in scholarships to military families and his work with the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight, his unwavering support of the men and women in uniform is commendable and today was no exception.
Jonathan met with Bill before today’s game . The pair spent some time talking together and Jonathan gave Bill an autographed baseball.
The Great Pumpkin is fake. Paul is dead, Elvis lives, and man never walked on the moon. Sometimes myths and conspiracies have no end, no hard proof to end the debate.
But not today.
Through the wonders of advanced technology and modern medicine, baseball and dog lovers around the world can now rest easy. There is only one Hank, The Ballpark Pup.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine William S. Rice of Lakeside Animal Hospital, who has cared for Hank since his arrival in Milwaukee in the spring of 2014, confirmed the identity of Hank in an examination yesterday. Dr. Rice compared original and current dental records, which were a match. In addition, a microchip implanted in Hank when he moved from Arizona was scanned yesterday, and identification number matched Hank’s registration in the database.
For a second opinion, another scan was performed this morning by Dr. Nancy Weiss, Wisconsin Humane Society Veterinary Director, which reconfirmed that Hank is…Hank.
“Every day at the Wisconsin Humane Society, we see animals transform from scraggly strays to healthier, stunning pets simply because of excellent care and good grooming,” said Anne Reed, President and CEO of The Wisconsin Humane Society. “In Hank’s case, it’s evident that his transformation is solely due to the loving care he receives from his family. In addition, Hank was microchipped and a simple scan of a chip can reveal an animal’s identification. This technology not only helps to reunite lost animals with their families, but in Hanks’s case, verifies that he is indeed the true Hank.”
The conspiracy stemmed from a post on BrewCrewBall.com that alleged that Hank was an impostor after comparing photos from the spring of 2014 to more recent images.
“We couldn’t ignore the dissimilarities, and while we all had a good laugh at the theory, we wanted to take the steps to reassure everyone through absolute proof that there was no Hank double,” said Rick Schlesinger, Brewers Chief Operating Officer. “Hank is part of the Brewers family, and if anything, the interest in today’s story shows how one stray dog can capture the hearts of a community. Along those lines, we knew that this would be a great opportunity to work with our friends at the Wisconsin Humane Society to deliver important messages about animal care, tracking and adoption.”
Hank’s story dates to February of 2014 when he wandered into the Brewers Spring Training complex in Maryvale, Arizona. Hank quickly became a fixture at Brewers camp, participating in workouts and becoming a media star on an international level. He moved to Milwaukee later that spring and was adopted by the family of Brewers Vice President and General Counsel Marti Wronski.
His rise to fame included being named “Dog of the Year” at the nationally televised World Dog Awards in 2015. And just last week, he appeared on stage at the request of Cesar Millan, “The Dog Whisperer.”
Are you headed to sunny, Phoenix, Arizona to see the Crew in Spring Training this month? Show us your favorite photo and you could be of three people chosen to win a Brewers prize package!
Create an original photo from Spring Training in Phoenix, Arizona. Then, post your photo on Twitter and/or post it to Instagram using hashtag #CACTUSCREW for your chance to win! For more information and official rules, click here.
You’ll also want to make sure you follow the #CactusCrew hashtag for Spring Training news, updates and chatter!
Spring Training tickets are available at brewers.com/springtraining.
If you’re not headed to AZ this year, don’t sweat it. You can listen to, and even watch, some of the Brewers Spring Training games: click here for the complete Spring Training broadcast schedule.
The first day I got to camp, Brewers Beatwriter Adam McCalvy asked me, “Have you heard Brett Phillips laugh yet?”
“What do you mean?” I asked.
Adam said I needed to hear (and see) it for myself. He also said that my goal for camp should be to capture it for Brewers social media. A little while later, someone asked me the same thing. I was beginning to wonder what the buzz was all about.
Well, on photo day while I was busy running the Social Media station, Kevin Holden of Milwaukee’s CBS 58 affiliate happened to capture it on film and tweeted out the video, which generated a lot of buzz.
That was the first time that I heard Brett’s unique laugh, but I knew it wouldn’t be the last. It’s almost become a game for some of his teammates to try to make him laugh for their own amusement.
That’s where #MomJokeMonday comes in (No, we’re not talking about “Yo Mama” jokes here, I promise). In case you missed it, each Monday during Spring Training, we’ll be posting a Joke of the Day courtesy of Will Smith’s mom, Kay, who, according to Will, enjoys sharing corny jokes.
The idea came to me after Will randomly told me one of his mom’s jokes last season and I tweeted it out.
It got good response from fans (who doesn’t love a good pun), so I thought it might be something fun to do down in Spring Training while the guys are loose.
We kicked it off last week, but for this week’s installment, Will decided to bring Brett into the mix to test out some of jokes live on camera.
Here’s the result. I dare you to try to watch this while keeping a straight face:
Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” So, seeing as today’s Leap Day, hopefully these two helped you make the most of your extra day.
Baseball season really is coming, soon, I promise!
Pitchers and catchers report on Friday and today we announced the 2016 Spring Training broadcast schedule, which includes 16 radio broadcasts on NewsRadio 620 WTMJ, 14 televised games on FOX Sports Wisconsin and 10 webcasts at Brewers.com.
Hall of Fame announcer Bob Uecker and Jeff Levering will call the games on 620 WTMJ. Television announcers Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder will call the action on FOX Sports Wisconsin. Craig Coshun and Matt Lepay will also handle play-by-play duties for select games. Anderson, Coshun, Levering and Schroeder will team up on the Brewers.com webcasts.
FOX Sports Wisconsin will simulcast four games, featuring productions from other FOX Sports regional networks. These dates include the following: March 19 at the Angels, March 21 vs. the Angels (split squad) and at the Diamondbacks (split squad), and March 27 at the Indians.
Tickets for home Spring Training games are on sale now at Brewers.com, by phone at 1-800-933-7890 or by visiting the Miller Park Box Office. Tickets can also be purchased at the Maryvale Baseball Park Box Office. Tickets are available in five seating areas: Diamond Box ($27), Field Box ($24), Infield Reserved ($18), Outfield Reserved ($14) and Lawn Seating ($8). In addition, there will also be a limited number of advanced parking passes available for $5. Information on Spring Training season tickets can be obtained by calling the Milwaukee Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000.
Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Spring Training this Friday. Position players have a report date of Wednesday, February 24. The first full workout is scheduled for Thursday, February 25.
Please note that games and times are subject to change.
With that pesky groundhog predicting six more weeks of winter, it is easy for us Wisconsinites to get a case of severe cabin fever.
But one sign that Old Man Winter is on his way out is the annual packing of the Brewers equipment truck for Spring Training.
What was once a simple job, is now an event that is the unofficial start to Spring Training and an event that has everyone thinking Brewers Baseball. Equipment Manager Jason Shawger and Manager of Team Travel and Clubhouse Operations Matt Smith and their staff have planned this day for months, working on inventory of equipment and organizing all the gear to make sure today’s pack goes without a hitch.
The truck is leaving Miller Park today, packed full with everything the Brewers will need to run the operation at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.
This morning, the Brewers mascots were on hand to help with the loading process, which includes 20,000 pounds of equipment, totaling over 15,000 pieces.
The truck is scheduled to arrive in Phoenix on Friday and will be unpacked Saturday. Pitchers and catchers report to camp Friday, February 19 and the first official workout is Thursday, February 25. Soon enough, the pictures on this blog and the rest of our social media channels be showing Brewers players at camp, working out. Green grass and sunshine are just around the corner.
The holidays are rapidly approaching, but if you haven’t finished your shopping yet, don’t panic: I’ve put together a Brewers Gift Guide for you, so this year, you can give the gift of the season…The baseball season, that is!
Even though it is the offseason, there really are a variety of options out there, so let me help you find that perfect present for every fan on your list.
For Every Fan
There is a reason they’re called Holiday 4-Packs–because they’re the perfect holiday gift for any and every Brewers fan on your list.
Starting at just $60 & featuring some of the season’s biggest games, when you get them a Holiday 4-Pack, you’re not just giving them tickets to a game, you’re giving the gift of Brewers Baseball, family time, memories and summer. Plus, for each pair you purchase, you’ll get a free Barrelman ornament.
Want to give a 4-Pack as a gift, but don’t know your recipient’s schedule? We’ve got you covered. With the Fan’s Choice 4-Pack, your recipient can choose their games at a later date. These are only available for a limited time, so be sure to check out brewers.com/4packs today.
Everyone always loves gift certificates! Brewers gift certificates are good towards the purchase of tickets to ANY 2016 Milwaukee Brewers regular season baseball game at Miller Park as well as Spring Training home game tickets in Arizona.
Brewers On Deck Tickets
They don’t have to wait until April 4 to see the Crew in Milwaukee. Get them some tickets to spend some quality time with your favorite Brewers at Brewers On Deck, Sunday, January 31 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. A host of Brewers players as well as coaches, alumni, front office executives and broadcasters will be attendance for the Brewers annual Fan Fest. And with autographs, photo opportunities, coaches’ clinics, interactive games and more, Brewers On Deck features something for the entire family.
You also can’t go wrong with the gift of Brewers gear. Shop at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park or online at brewers.com for some of the latest & greatest new merchandise–we’ve got everything from jerseys and caps to footwear and accessories! In addition, to help with your shopping needs, this Sunday, the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park is hosting a one-day only sale!
Admirals Hockey Now; Brewers Baseball Later
The Brewers and Admirals have teamed up once again to bring you the 2-Man Advantage ticket package. For $22, get one Stern & Bow ticket to an Admirals home game AND one Terrace Reserved ticket to a Brewers game at Miller Park during the 2016 season. Giving this package as a gift is really like giving three gifts in one: An Admirals ticket, a Brewers ticket, and, if you’re one of the first 2500 fans at the Admirals games on Saturday, January 9 or Friday, February 12, you’ll get a Brewers/Admirals Ice Scraper or a Brewers/Admirals Travel Coffee Mug respectively! Visit brewers.com/admirals to learn more.
For the Kids
A Brewers Kids Club Membership (14 & Under)
For just $25, the Kids Club kit includes six Terrace Reserved ticket vouchers to select games, an official Kids Club cap, drawstring bag, water bottle, membership I.D. card with lanyard, Racing Sausages poster, and many other exclusive Kids Club opportunities–including participation in a parade around the warning track on August 28! Click here to purchase/learn more.
For The Star Wars Fan
Tickets to Star Wars Day with Special Stormin’ Gorman Stormtrooper Bobble
The Force has awakened and all Jedi are being asked to respond and report to Miller Park on Saturday, June 11, 2016 for Star WarsTM Day presented by Kohls. The Milwaukee Brewers have joined The Resistance to fight the newly-minted members of The First Order, the New York Mets, in what is sure to be an epic battle for the galaxy. A number of members from the Star Wars universe will be on hand to make special appearances throughout the game.
Jedi willing to participate in the cause will receive a limited-edition Stormin’ Gorman Stormtrooper bobblehead. To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a limited number of ticket packages will be available for purchase starting Friday, December 18 at 9 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23,or while supplies last. Ticket packages are available online only at Brewers.com/special events.
For The Country Music Fan
Kenny Chesney Tickets
On Saturday, June 18, 2016, Kenny Chesney will return to Milwaukee as part of his Spread the Love Tour! Joining him at Miller Park are: the biggest female country artist on the planet in Miranda Lambert; four-time Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town and emerging star Old Dominion, who broke onto the scene in 2015 with their smash hit “Break Up With Him.” Tickets are on sale now at brewers.com/chesney.
Experience Brewers Baseball in a whole new way by joining the Club as a Brewers Ticket Plan Holder! You’ll enjoy the best seats at the lowest prices as well as a number of exclusive benefits and one-of-a-kind experiences not available to the general public. New for the 2016 season, Brewers Season Seat Holders (20-Game Plans and above) now enjoy even more exclusive benefits not available to the general public. Through the new SSH Rewards program, fans have the opportunity to customize their membership. From a movie night on the field and a special photo day to VIP meet and greets and autographed items, fans can now select the benefits and experiences that are most important to them.
Choose from four preset 20-game plans, or go with the Fan’s Choice Plan, which allows you to pick your own games. Check out the 2016 Brewers Season Ticket plans here.
Big Screen Video
Did one of your friends, family members or colleagues make it up on the Brewers scoreboard during a game this season? Surprise him or her by ordering a copy of that video–turn that memory into a lasting memento!
Looking for an extra-special gift? How about planning a trip to Spring Training in sunny Phoenix, Arizona? Spring Training tickets are on sale now.
Fantasy Camp (30 years +)
Send them to Brewers Fantasy Camp this January! This package includes airfare to and from Milwaukee and Phoenix, hotel, instruction and coaching from Brewers legends and much, much more.
And there you have it, a whole host of ideas to make Brewers Baseball your one-stop for holiday shopping. I hope this was helpful to you!
For more ideas and links, you can also visit brewers.com/giftguide.
To all the fans out there that can’t wait for the return of baseball season, we have good news for you — Brewers 2016 Spring Training tickets are on sale NOW!
You can get ready for the upcoming season by reserving your spot at all of the Brewers biggest Cactus League games this spring — including matchups against the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and World-Champion Kansas City Royals.
Surprise someone special with a trip to Spring Training this holiday season, make plans to go over Spring Break, or just take a much-needed break from Wisconsin weather in March….Whatever your reason, start planning for the preseason now and reserve your tickets at brewers.com.
Hope to see you in AZ to cheer on the #CactusCrew!