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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.

WBC

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

MLB and New Era Introduce New Batting Practice Caps

MLB and New Era officially introduced a new series of batting practice caps as part of the MLB Authentic Collection that will be worn beginning with Spring Training. The new caps from New Era, the official cap of Major League Baseball, feature new performance technology as well as fresh designs for all 30 Clubs, including many popular logos that have never been featured on an official on-field cap.

The Brewers have two versions of the cap, one featuring the current, primary “M” and the other featuring the retro “ball-and-glove” logo.  The caps are fitted.

Primary Brewers Batting Practice and Spring Training cap

Primary Brewers Batting Practice and Spring Training cap.

Retro Batting Practice and Spring Training cap.

Retro Brewers Batting Practice and Spring Training cap.

The Diamond Era 59FIFTY incorporates new NE TECH™ performance technology, providing players with revolutionary light weight, moisture wicking caps.  Made with a new state-of-the art performance diamond print fabric, the Diamond Era 59FIFTY is lighter for increased breathability.  The cap also features SOLAREA™, 50+ UV protection that helps deflect the sun’s rays and COOLERA™ technology that wicks away sweat to keep players comfortable and dry.

The new Batting Practice and Spring Training hats are lined up in the equipment room at Maryvale Baseball Park ready for players arriving this week.

The new Batting Practice and Spring Training hats are lined up in the equipment room at Maryvale Baseball Park ready for players arriving this week.

 The collection will be available for purchase next week at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park, the Brewers FanZone Store at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, on MLB.com and and at all major retailers beginning in March.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Pitchers & Catchers are Reporting…Are You?

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 of three people chosen to win a Brewers prize package!

Create an original photo from Spring Training in Phoenix, Arizona. Then, tweet your photo to @Bernie_Brewer on Twitter  and/or post it to Instagram using hashtag #CACTUSCREW for your chance to win! For more information and official rules, click here.

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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

Brewers Spring Training Broadcast Schedule Released

Today we announced the 2013 Spring Training broadcast schedule, which includes 34 games to be broadcast on a combination of Newsradio 620 WTMJ and the statewide Brewers Radio Network, FOX Sports Wisconsin and Brewers.com.

Nothing will get you through the cold, wet snowy days like today like the sweet sound of Hall-of-Fame radio announcer Bob Uecker and his partner Joe Block, who will call 16 Spring Training games on Newsradio 620 WTMJ and the statewide Brewers Radio Network. 

Television announcers Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder will call three games to be carried by FOX Sports Wisconsin: Monday, March 11 vs. Los Angeles; Wednesday, March 13 at Arizona; and Friday, March 29 vs. Chicago-AL at Miller Park.  Two additional games – Tuesday, March 19 vs. LA of Anaheim and Sunday, March 24 at San Diego – will be produced by other FOX Sports regions (FS-West and FS-San Diego, respectively) but will be simulcast on FS-Wisconsin.  Anderson, Schroeder and Block will also team up for 17 Brewers.com webcasts throughout the spring. 

The Brewers open the 2013 Spring Training slate on Saturday, February 23 at Maryvale Baseball Park against the Oakland Athletics at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time.  Milwaukee will play a total of 35 Spring Training games this season, including 17 at Maryvale Baseball Park and two exhibition games at Miller Park.

All Brewers games played in the Cactus League are scheduled for 1:05 p.m. starts (Arizona time), except for Wednesday, March 13 at the Diamondbacks (7:10 p.m. local/9:10 p.m. CT).  The spring schedule closes out with a pair of exhibition games against the White Sox at Miller Park on March 29 (7:10 p.m.) and March 30 (1:10 p.m.).

Tickets for Brewers home Cactus League games are on sale at Brewers.com, by phone at 1-800-933-7890 and at the Miller Park and Maryvale Box Offices. Tickets are available in four seating areas: Field Box ($22), Infield Reserved ($16), Outfield Reserved ($13) and Lawn Seating ($8).  Information on Spring Training Season Tickets can be obtained by calling the Milwaukee Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000. 

Tickets for the two exhibition games at Miller Park will go on sale at a later date.  Please note that games and times are subject to change. For the complete Spring Training schedule, visit brewers.com/springtraining.

-Cait
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