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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

Think Spring With The Brewers Road Crew!


It’s still November and the winter chill is just beginning to bite us, but it is never ever too early to think about Spring Training with the Brewers.  The Milwaukee Brewers and Brewers Enterprises have announced plans for the Fifth Annual Brewers Road Crew Spring Training Trip.  This one-of-a-kind opportunity will again be offered to fans looking to join the Brewers at Spring Training as they prepare for the season in Phoenix.  Nearly every facet of the March 12 – 16 trip will be handled for guests as Brewers Enterprises will arrange all details of the stay.

If you have always wanted to visit Spring Training, but never made the trip to Arizona, this is a perfect opportunity.  Spring Training is a great time of the year and there is no better way to make the experience special than the Brewers Road Crew Trip.

As part of the experience, fans will enjoy two games at the Brewers Spring Training home, Maryvale Baseball Park, and one Brewers “road” game against the San Diego Padres at Peoria.  The trip will bring travelers face-to-face with members of the Brewers broadcast team, members of the Baseball Operations staff, and even former Brewers players and coaches through special receptions and tailgate parties.

Guests will stay four nights at the Hilton Embassy Suites (Biltmore) which features an outdoor, heated swimming pool, whirlpool, exercise room, on-site restaurant and complimentary shuttle service to Biltmore area attractions.  Guest rooms are two-room suites with a wet bar, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and two flat-screen televisions.  Complimentary made-to-order breakfasts and late-afternoon cocktail and hors d’oeuvre receptions are offered daily at the hotel.

As an added bonus, fans on the trip will receive a ticket to Opening Day at Miller Park on Monday, March 31, 2014 as the Brewers take on the Atlanta Braves.

Space is limited to eighty (80) guests and the travel packages are on sale now.  The price for a single traveler is $2,495 and the price for a couple (double occupancy) is $4,295.  Each additional guest per room is $2,150.  For more information and to reserve your spot, please call 414-902-4174 or visit brewers.com/roadcrew.  The full list of package inclusions follows:

- Non-Stop Round Trip Airfare from Milwaukee to Phoenix 

- Hotel Accommodations for four nights at Hilton Embassy Suites (Biltmore)

- Transportation to and from the airport, hotel and Spring Training complexes

- Tickets for three (3) Spring Training games

-          March 13, 2014 vs. San Diego Padres (Peoria)

-          March 14, 2014 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (Maryvale)

-          March 15, 2014 vs. Cincinnati Reds (Maryvale)

- Made-to-order breakfast each morning

- Cocktail & Hors d ‘Oeuvres Reception hosted each night by the hotel

- Private Welcome Reception

- Tailgate Party before a game with visits from Brewers alumni, minor league prospects and staff

- A ticket to Opening Day at Miller Park (March 31, 2014 vs. the Atlanta Braves)

- A Brewers gift bag

 Additional opportunities available for guests to win on the trip:

-          Run the Sausage Race or hold the finish line at a Spring Training game (Maryvale)

-          Throw out a 1st pitch for a Spring Training game (Maryvale)

-          Pairs of Brewers 2014 regular season game tickets

-          Watch the game from the broadcast booth (Maryvale)

-          Autographed memorabilia

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Announce 2014 Spring Training Schedule

If you are reading this from Wisconsin, you might have had your first taste of frost last night, signifying winter is on its way. A bit depressing, but fear not my friends, I’m here to tell you that there are only 116 days until pitchers and catchers report to Maryvale Baseball Park for Spring Training.  Furthermore, I also am here to provide you with the 2014 Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training Schedule.

The team today announced the Club’s 2014 Spring Training schedule that will open on Thursday, February 27 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium against Oakland.  .  The Brewers will play a total of 29 Spring Training games in Arizona, including 14 at Maryvale Baseball Park, plus two exhibition games at Miller Park against Kansas City (March 28 and 29).

The Brewers will play games at Maryvale against their National League Central Rivals Chicago on Monday, March 3 and Cincinnati on Saturday, March 15.  The Brewers will also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a game against Chicago-AL at Maryvale.

The team has two split squad games scheduled during the spring.  The slate includes Saturday, March 1 vs. Los Angeles (the Maryvale opener) and at Arizona and Sunday, March 9 at Chicago-NL and at Cleveland.

Maryvale Baseball Park

Maryvale Baseball Park

The last home game at Maryvale Baseball Park for the Brewers is set for Thursday, March 27 against Seattle.  The Brewers will return home to Miller Park to play two games against Kansas City on Friday March 28 at 7:10 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 at 1:10 p.m.

All games played in the Cactus League are scheduled for 1:05 pm Arizona Time.

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 will go on sale at 9 am CT on Friday, December 6 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.

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Date Time (local) (CT) Opponent Place
Thursday, February 27 1:05 PM 2:05 PM at Oakland Athletics Phoenix
Friday, February 28 1:05 PM 2:05 PM at San Francisco Giants Scottsdale
Saturday, March 1 1:05 PM 2:05 PM Los Angeles Dodgers Maryvale
1:05 PM 2:05 PM at Arizona Diamondbacks Talking Stick
Sunday, March 2 1:05 PM 2:05 PM at Colorado Rockies Talking Stick
Monday, March 3 1:05 PM 2:05 PM Chicago Cubs Maryvale
Tuesday, March 4 1:05 PM 2:05 PM at Oakland Athletics Phoenix
Wednesday, March 5 1:05 PM 2:05 PM Oakland Athletics Maryvale
Thursday, March 6 1:05 PM 2:05 PM Colorado Rockies Maryvale
Friday, March 7 1:05 PM 2:05 PM San Diego Padres Maryvale
Saturday, March 8 1:05 PM 2:05 PM Kansas City Royals Maryvale
DAYLIGHT-SAVINGS TIME BEGINS MARCH 9
Sunday, March 9 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Chicago Cubs Mesa
1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Cleveland Indians Goodyear
Monday, March 10  1:05 PM 3:05 PM Chicago White Sox Maryvale
Tuesday, March 11 OFF DAY
Wednesday, March 12 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tempe
Thursday, March 13 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at San Diego Padres Peoria
Friday, March 14 1:05 PM 3:05 PM Arizona Diamondbacks Maryvale
Saturday, March 15 1:05 PM 3:05 PM Cincinnati Reds Maryvale
Sunday, March 16 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Arizona Diamondbacks Talking Stick
Monday, March 17 1:05 PM 3:05 PM Chicago White Sox Maryvale
Tuesday, March 18 1:05 PM 3:05 PM Texas Rangers Maryvale
Wednesday, March 19 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Seattle Mariners Peoria
Thursday, March 20 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Colorado Rockies Talking Stick
Friday, March 21 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Texas Rangers Surprise
Saturday, March 22 1:05 PM 3:05 PM Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Maryvale
Sunday, March 23 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Cincinnati Reds Goodyear
Monday, March 24 OFF DAY
Tuesday, March 25 1:05 PM 3:05 PM San Francisco Giants Maryvale
Wednesday, March 26 1:05 PM 3:05 PM at Cleveland Indians Goodyear
Thursday, March 27 1:05 PM 3:05 PM Seattle Mariners Maryvale
Friday, March 28   7:10 PM Kansas City Royals Miller Park
Saturday, March 29   1:10 PM Kansas City Royals Miller Park

• Note: Daylight-Savings Time begins on March 9

• All Games/Times subject to change

–JOHN

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Take on Team Canada at Maryvale on Tuesday; Special Offer for Fans

Another sign that Opening Day is fast-approaching (30 days from today!)….The World Baseball Classic is underway!

And, if you’re down in the Phoenix area this week, you’ll want to head over to Maryvale Baseball Park as the Brewers take on Team Canada’s World Baseball Classic entry this Tuesday, March 5, at 1:05pm.

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That’s right, watch pitchers John Axford and Jim Henderson; infielder Taylor Green; and outfielder Rene Tosoni play an exhibition against the Brewers on Tuesday– with both Axford and Henderson scheduled to pitch against their teammates

And, as a special offer, we’ve got half-price tickets in the Outfield ($6.50) and Lawn ($4)– an absolute STEAL for fans! This offer is good at the Maryvale Box Office only. Oh, and I’m told that fans will receive mini-pennants that day, too!

The Maryvale Box Office is closed tomorrow, but will be open 9am-5pm on Monday and Tuesday.

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Everything You Need to Know About the World Baseball Classic

Everybody loves Infographics and I wanted to share this one on the 2013 World Baseball Classic.  The tournament begins tomorrow and will last through March 19.  As I discussed in an earlier post, the Brewers originally had 14 players named to WBC rosters.  That number grew to 15 when Nick Bucci was added to Team Canada.  Bucci and Carlos Gomez of Team Dominican Republic, have both withdrawn from their respective teams.

Games will be broadcast on MLB Network.  If you are in Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training, I highly recommend catching a game at either Chase Field or Salt River Fields.  For more information visit www.worldbaseballclassic.com.  If the graphic below isn’t big enough for you, you can click it to make it even bigger!

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

From the Diary of Bernie Brewer: Spring Training Home Opener

Dear Diary,

Today, I went to my very first Spring Training game in many, many years! It was so very exciting!

Baseball is Back!

I got to go down on the field before the game and even sit in the dugout!

I met all kinds of very cool Brewers fans and saw a lot of familiar faces, too.

When Ryan Braun hit that home run early in the game, I was so excited–but there’s no slide at Maryvale so I improvised: I slid down the big grassy hill on the berm instead (and I’ve got the grass stains to prove it)!

Home Run Slide

Of course, I was also so happy when we won!

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After the game, I got in a little Spring Training of my own:

Can’t wait to return again tomorrow!

GO BREWERS!

-BERNIE

Bernie Brewer Arrives at Maryvale–Let the Spring Training Games Begin!

On Wednesday, I caught up with Bernie regarding his impending trip to Spring Training and today, I’m pleased to announce that not only have pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training, but Bernie has as well!

Yes, that’s right, this year, Bernie is joining the #CACTUSCREW by taking in some games down here in Phoenix, Arizona.

So many of you were wondering: Just how does Bernie Brewer fly? On Southwest Airlines, of course!  Here’s a little video on his travels:

And, if you weren’t following along on Bernie’s Twitter account or on our Facebook page, you can also check out our photo gallery, here:

There’s much more fun to be had during the games this weekend, so stay tuned for more Bernie and Brewers updates!

PS: Bernie also added his photo our new Brewers Fans on the Fly interactive map, presented by Southwest, which shows where Brewers fans are all over the globe!  Check it out and add your own!

Go Brewers!

-Cait

johnandcait@Brewers.com

Bernie Brewer Set to Travel to Spring Training; First Game on Saturday

I just got word that Bernie Brewer is going to making his way down to Arizona this weekend for the Brewers Cactus League home opener vs. the Oakland A’s on Saturday.

Bernie broke the news in a tweet earlier today:

Bernie Tweet

I sent him an email (you know, because he doesn’t talk) to find out more details.

“I’m leaving tomorrow, got a flight on Southwest. I heard we’re supposed to get a little snow here in Milwaukee–hope it doesn’t impact my flight… Looks like it’s going to be a little arctic for the Arctic Tailgate on Saturday!” [For those unfamiliar, that's the date that individual tickets go on sale.]

“A little sad that I will miss my everyone at Arctic Tailgate–first time in seven years!-but I’m so excited to see all my friends, like Ax, Ryan, Luc, Rickie… so pumped! I’ve got all my bags packed already and I’m even taking some of my equipment. I figured why not… you know, bags fly free, might as well, and hopefully I’ll get to take a little BP!”

Bernie Brewer, shown here at a past Arctic Tailgate, won't be attending this year's event--he's headed to Arizona! (Photo courtesy of OnMilwaukee.com.)

Bernie Brewer, shown here at a past Arctic Tailgate, won’t be attending this year’s event–he’s headed to Arizona! (Photo courtesy of OnMilwaukee.com.)

Bernie told me he’ll be taking in a practice on Friday and then the games this weekend, so if you’re down in Arizona as part of the #CactusCrew, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Bernie!

I offered to give him a lift to the airport since I’ll be headed down there this weekend myself, so hopefully I’ll have an update for you on his travels. I’m sure he’ll also be tweeting along his journey, so remember to follow him here.

Stay tuned!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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