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Hank Listed as “Day to Day” with Minor Eye Ailment

Yesterday, Hank made his second trip to the vet office as he has a small issue with his left eye.

“There’s no need to put him on the disabled list,” said Brewers VP of Communications, Tyler Barnes. “In baseball terms, he’s just ‘day to day.’

While the main cause is not known, it is likely just related to allergies as the desert in Arizona is beginning to bloom. The vet  has prescribed medication for the next week until it clears up.

Ed Sedar with Hank, who is recovering from a minor eye ailment.

Ed Sedar with Hank, who is recovering from a minor eye ailment.

Hank fans need not fear. After a day of rest yesterday, Hank was seen out and about around Maryvale today where he took a stroll around the warning track

Hank takes a stroll around the warning track.

Hank takes a stroll around the warning track.

and also met with some of his adoring fans.

Hank is quite popular with the ladies. #Puparazzi #BallparkPup #Brewers #CactusCrew #SpringTraining

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Get more Hank updates by following #BallparkPup on Twitter and Instagram.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

New Women’s Apparel for Spring Training 2014

Each year when I travel down to Arizona for Spring Training, one of my favorite things to do is to check out all of the fun apparel and merchandise sold in the Brewers Team Store at Maryvale.

Because the Spring Training logo changes from year to year as does the style, there’s always lots of new and fresh items in fun colors. You can also pick up non-Spring Training Brewers gear at the store, so it’s also fun to get a sneak peek of the 2014 line of Brewers apparel.

In this post, I’m going to focus on Brewers Spring Training gear for women. I’ll have subsequent posts previewing the Spring Training gear for men, the non-Spring Training gear for both men and women, kids and baby apparel and other fun items available in the shop.

Here is a gallery of all of the Women’s Spring Training Tees, Tanks & Pullovers:

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Stay tuned for more!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Getting a Good “Luc” at a Pitch: Jonathan Lucroy Wears a GoPro during BP

Ever wondered what a 90+ mph fastball looks like from the point of view of a Major League catcher? We were curious, too. So today, we strapped a GoPro camera to the chest of Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy during batting practice as Kyle Lohse took the hill.

Jonathan Lucroy straps on a GoPro camera before BP.

Jonathan Lucroy straps on a GoPro camera before BP.

Check back in a bit and we’ll have some awesome footage to share!

UPDATE: Here’s a quick glimpse of some of the footage we got today (in slo-mo):

2/25/14 Update: We have more footage from yesterday’s BP:

Lucroy and Lohse both enjoyed watching the footage.

Lucroy and Lohse both enjoyed watching the footage.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Photo Day Fun at Maryvale Baseball Park

It was a busy day at Maryvale Baseball Camp with medical meetings where players listened to presentations from team doctors and nutritionists while representatives from Majestic were also on hand to measure players for uniforms.  Mixed in with all of that was photo day!

Photo day is always busy from a media relations perspective as we coordinate the photographers who come in to shoot headshots and posed shots of players while at the same time, ensure all the players go through the stations to get the proper photos taken.  It is an early morning and a long morning, but everything went pretty smoothly this morning and we have some great behind the scenes photos to share.

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Photos were taken by media outlets like the Associated Press and USA Today along with the Brewers team photographer Scott Paulus and Topps baseball cards.

In addition, we had fun using the Twitter Mirror, a special Twitter app used by events like the Oscars and the GRAMMYs, which transforms an ordinary iPad into a special selfie station.

We overheard players say “That was my favorite station” and “How much does that cost? I want one of those,” so we think they had fun… but of course, we’ve also got pictures (and a video) to prove it:

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— JOHN AND CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

Every dog has his day…in the Clubhouse, right? More on the Brewers #BallparkPup

In case you missed it, yesterday we told you about Hank, a little stray pup who is quickly becoming not just the Brewers unofficial Spring Training mascot, but a valued member of the team.

And, in the last 24 hours, Hank has become a dog in demand! He spent the morning in the Clubhouse and has conducted multiple TV interviews over the course of the day.

Here are some more photos from earlier today (How fitting is it that it’s “National Love Your Pet Day“?):

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He also took to the field for practice with his mentor, Yovani Gallardo:

Also, many of you are asking what is going to happen to Hank after Spring Training. Rest assured, Hank’s days as a stray are over, one way or another and he’ll continue to be well taken care of.

For more “#BallparkPup”dates, follow the hashtag #BallparkPup on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. In addition, for more from Brewers Spring Training in Phoenix, Arizona, be sure to follow the hashtag #CactusCrew.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

“Fetcher” Reports to Spring Training; Tries to Walk On As Member of 2014 Brewers

Bernie, watch your back.

Move over, Brat, Polish, Italian, Hot Dog and Chorizo—there’s a new Top Dog in town.

We’re not sure where he came from, but a little stray pup is quickly becoming not just the Brewers unofficial Spring Training mascot, but a valued member of the team.

The pooch, who has since been named Hank (after who else but Hank Aaron?), wandered into Brewers camp two days ago looking a little grubby but ready for play. In no time, this little dog has stolen more hearts than Tommy Harper stole bases in 1969.

A staff member took Hank to the vet where he received his shots and a bath, but this little scrapper’s jersey will never be spotless. His white uniform looks to be permanently shaded a little on the gray side in places, but when you get to know this little fella’s personality, you see it’s a perfect fit.

Hank spends each day roaming offices and playing fields, visiting with everyone from Doug Melvin, Ron Roenicke, players and coaches to ticket office and concessions staff. Hank is going home with members of the organization each night to a warm bed, and he recently completed a day at the Team Store where he picked out his favorite styles from the latest Brewers pet gear.

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So, what’s the next chapter? Stay tuned. Hank is in good hands and we’ll keep you posted on our most devoted “tail”-gater in the coming days.

For more updates from Brewers Spring Training in Phoenix, Arizona, be sure to follow the #CactusCrew hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

2/20/14 “#BallparkPup”date:

After our posts yesterday, Hank has become a dog in demand! He spent the morning in the Clubhouse and did three TV interviews. He also took to the field for practice with his mentor, Yovani Gallardo.

Also, many of you are asking what is going to happen to Hank after Spring Training. Rest assured, Hank’s days as a stray are over, one way or another and he’ll continue to be well taken care of.

Here are some more photos from earlier today (How fitting is it that it’s “National Love Your Pet Day“?):

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Cheers!

Pitchers and Catchers Have Reported….Will You? #CACTUSCREW

Spring Training is finally upon us!

Are you headed to sunny, Phoenix, Arizona to see the Crew in Spring Training later this month or in March? Show us your favorite photo and you could be chosen to win a Brewers prize package!

Create an original photo from Spring Training in Phoenix, Arizona. Then, tweet your photo to us on Twitter  and/or post it to Instagram using hashtag #CACTUSCREW for your chance to win!

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You’ll also want to make sure you follow the #CactusCrew hashtag for Spring Training news, updates and chatter!

And don’t forget! You can also upload your photo our Brewers Fans on the Fly  interactive map, presented by Southwest Airlines!

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.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Spring Training Equipment Truck Day at Miller Park Means Baseball Is Right Around the Corner

This has been an especially brutal winter in Milwaukee, there is no getting around that.  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.  An event that is the unofficial start to Spring Training and an event that has everyone thinking Brewers baseball.  Brewers Director of Clubhouse Operations Tony Migliaccio and his 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 left Miller Park today at 3 p.m., packed full with everything the Brewers will need to run the operation at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.  The truck is scheduled to arrive in Phoenix on Sunday and will be unpacked Monday.  Pitchers and catchers report to camp Saturday, February 15 and the first official workout is Monday, February 17.  Soon enough, the pictures on this blog and the rest of Brewers.com will be showing Brewers players at camp, working out.  Green grass and sunshine is just around the corner.

Check out video from today’s event thanks to Brewers.com reporter Adam McCalvy:

 

Enjoy this photo gallery from today’s event at Miller Park and keep thinking Spring!

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–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

All 31 Brewers Spring Training Games in 2014 Scheduled for Broadcast

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What an appropriate day for announcing this great news.  Temperatures in Milwaukee are -10 and today in Phoenix it is expected to hit the mid-70s!  With that in mind, the Brewers today announced the Club’s 2014 Spring Training broadcast schedule that will include broadcasts of all 31 Spring Training games and the televised broadcast of all 14 games at Maryvale Baseball Park by FOX Sports Wisconsin.

In addition to the scheduled games on FOX Sports Wisconsin, the flagship radio station for the Milwaukee Brewers, Newsradio 620 WTMJ-AM, will broadcast 16 games on the statewide Brewers Radio Network.  Seven select games that are not on television or radio will be broadcast exclusively on Brewers.com.  All games played in the Cactus League are scheduled for 1:05 pm Arizona Time (except for March 27, which will have a 12:05 pm Arizona Time start).

Hall of Fame announced Bob Uecker and his partner Joe Block will call the games on the Brewers Radio Network.  Television announcers Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder will call the games on FOX Sports Wisconsin.  Anderson, Block and Schroeder will team up on the Brewers.com webcasts.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Spring Training on Saturday, February 15. All position players have a report date of Friday, February 21. The first full workout is scheduled for Saturday, February 22.

Tickets for the Milwaukee Brewers home Spring Training games are on sale now via the internet at Brewers.com and by phone at 1-800-933-7890. Normal business hours are from 9am – 5pm CST. Sales at the Maryvale Baseball Park Box Office will begin on Monday, February 3, 2014. Tickets are available in four seating areas: Field Box ($23), Infield Reserved ($17), Outfield Reserved ($13) and Lawn Seating ($8) In addition, there will also be a limited number of advanced parking passes available for $5.00. Information on Spring Training Season Tickets can be obtained by calling the Milwaukee Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000. Tickets for the two games at Miller Park will go on sale at a later date.

Please note that games and times are subject to change.

2014 Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

Date Time (local) Time (CT) Opponent Broadcast
Thursday, February 27 1:05 PM 2:05 PM at Oakland Athletics Brewers.com
Friday, February 28 1:05 PM 2:05 PM at San Francisco Giants Radio
Saturday, March 1 1:05 PM 2:05 PM Los Angeles Dodgers Television
1:05 PM 2:05 PM at Arizona Diamondbacks Radio
Sunday, March 2 1:05 PM 2:05 PM at Colorado Rockies Brewers.com
Monday, March 3 1:05 PM 2:05 PM Chicago Cubs TV/Radio
Tuesday, March 4 1:05 PM 2:05 PM at Oakland Athletics Radio
Wednesday, March 5 1:05 PM 2:05 PM Oakland Athletics Television
Thursday, March 6 1:05 PM 2:05 PM Colorado Rockies TV/Radio
Friday, March 7 1:05 PM 2:05 PM San Diego Padres Television
Saturday, March 8 1:05 PM 2:05 PM Kansas City Royals TV/Radio
DAYLIGHT-SAVING TIME BEGINS MARCH 9
Sunday, March 9 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Chicago Cubs Radio
1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Cleveland Indians Television
Monday, March 10 1:05 PM 3:05 PM Chicago White Sox Television
Tuesday, March 11 OFF DAY
Wednesday, March 12 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim TV/Radio
Thursday, March 13 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at San Diego Padres Brewers.com
Friday, March 14 1:05 PM 3:05 PM Arizona Diamondbacks TV/Radio
Saturday, March 15 1:05 PM 3:05 PM Cincinnati Reds Television
Sunday, March 16 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Arizona Diamondbacks Brewers.com
Monday, March 17 1:05 PM 3:05 PM Chicago White Sox TV/Radio
Tuesday, March 18 1:05 PM 3:05 PM Texas Rangers TV/Radio
Wednesday, March 19 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Seattle Mariners Brewers.com
Thursday, March 20 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Colorado Rockies Radio
Friday, March 21 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Texas Rangers Brewers.com
Saturday, March 22 1:05 PM 3:05 PM Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim TV/Radio
Sunday, March 23 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Cincinnati Reds Brewers.com
Monday, March 24 OFF DAY
Tuesday, March 25 1:05 PM 3:05 PM San Francisco Giants TV/Radio
Wednesday, March 26 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Cleveland Indians Brewers.com
Thursday, March 27 12:05 PM 2:05 PM Cincinnati Reds TV
Friday, March 28 7:10 PM   Kansas City Royals (Miller Park) Radio
Saturday, March 29 1:10 PM   Kansas City Royals (Miller Park) Radio
• Home games (Maryvale Baseball Park) in bold
• Note: Daylight-Saving Time begins on March 9
• All Games/Times subject to change
• Television games aired on FOX Sports Wisconsin
• Radio games aired on WTMJ-AM 620 and the Brewers Radio Network

 

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Spring Training Tickets On Sale Today

Bernie Brewer at Maryvale Baseball Park

Bernie Brewer at Maryvale Baseball Park

In just 71 days, pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training.  I know it isn’t even Christmas yet, but we are always thinking baseball here and today is another milestone as we approach the 2014 season.  Today is the day Spring Training tickets go on sale.

Tickets for the Milwaukee Brewers home Spring Training games at Maryvale Baseball Park are on sale now via the internet at Brewers.com and by phone at 1-800-933-7890.  Normal business hours for phone orders are from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT.  Sales at the Maryvale Baseball Park Box Office will begin on Monday, February 3, 2014.

Tickets are available in four seating areas: Field Box ($23), Infield Reserved ($17), Outfield Reserved ($13) 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.

Nearly every home Cactus League game will include a collectible bobblehead from this past season, offered to the first 2,000 fans in attendance.  These giveaway dates include the following:

Date Opponent Bobblehead Giveaway/Promotion
Saturday, March 1 Los Angeles Dodgers Carlos Gomez bobblehead
Monday, March 3 Chicago Cubs Hank Aaron bobblehead
Thursday, March 6 Colorado Rockies Ben Oglivie bobblehead
Friday, March 7 San Diego Padres Cerveceros Day
Monday, March 10 Chicago White Sox George Scott bobblehead
Saturday, March 15 Cincinnati Reds Polish bobble
Monday, March 17 Chicago White Sox Gorman Thomas bobblehead
Saturday, March 22 LA Angels of Anaheim Harvey Kuenn bobblehead
Thursday, March 27 Cincinnati Reds Ryan Braun bobblehead

Tickets for the two exhibition games at Miller Park against the Kansas City Royals on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 will go on sale at a later date.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Spring Training on Saturday, February 15.  All position players have a report date of Friday, February 21.  The first full workout is scheduled for Saturday, February 22.

If you love the Brewers, a trip to Spring Training is a great investment.  Beautiful, sunny weather, Brewers baseball and a relaxed environment make it an enjoyable experience for Brewers fans of all ages.

–JOHN
johnandcait@brewers.com

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