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This weekend marks a Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity with a toiletries drive during the Brewers series against the Twins.
Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring new toiletry items (i.e., soaps, lotion, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, body wash, body spray, hairspray, etc.) with them to Miller Park. In return, they will receive a special Brewers player pin. This weekend’s pin is of Mike Fiers.
Fans should drop off their items from the time the gates open through the second inning of each of the games this weekend.
Fans wishing instead to make a donation of $5 can also receive the pin. Also, for $20 you can get a pin and an autographed Fiers Drive for Charity Card.
Got a few minutes to “spare”?
Let us tell you the story of the how we captured the Twins Bowling Ball and why we’ve been holding it hostage until next week’s Border Battle at Miller Park and Target Field.
It all began last November at the Major League Baseball Industry Meetings in Orlando, Florida.
These meetings are generally held every 2-3 years with the purpose of giving members of the 30 Clubs’ front offices an opportunity to gather, share best practices and learn from one another.
While the days are filled with keynote speakers and breakout sessions, the evenings provide the chance for a little team building and fun with co-workers and counterparts at other teams.
One such team-building event was a “30 Clubs in 30 Lanes” bowling tournament held at Splitsville Lanes in Downtown Disney.
A good time was had by all, the meetings wrapped, and everyone dispersed back home to their respective ballparks. In follow up, MLB sent each Club a special memento from the event: team-branded bowling balls that had been on display at the bowling alley. But there was one catch… somehow we accidentally received the Twins bowling ball and they received ours!
The Twins sent ours back to us, but we decided to hold their ball hostage and have a little fun during our annual “Border Battle” with our interleague rivals, June 2-5, which starts with games at Miller Park on Monday and Tuesday and then moves to Target Field for games on Wednesday and Thursday.
Yes, that’s right, Minnesota. We still have your bowling ball, and here’s the deal: We’re going to treat these balls as a traveling trophy of sorts. The team who wins the season series next week will get to keep both bowling balls. In the event of a “split,” they’ll go to the team that scores the most runs in the series. Of course, we had to have a little fun with them first (‘cuz that’s how we “roll”), so we headed over to Bluemound Bowl:
We’re looking forward to hosting the Twins on Monday and Tuesday… here’s hoping we “knock ’em down”!
If having a great time is right up your alley, be sure to come out and cheer on the Crew during the annual Border Battle next week.
As an added bonus, Monday’s game on 6/2 is 620 WTMJ Day. The game will start at 6:20pm CT and tickets are just $6.20!
Hope to see you at Miller Park!
Today we announced a game time change for the game on Monday, June 2 against the Minnesota Twins at Miller Park. That game will now start at 6:20 p.m.
Please note that the parking lots for this game will open at 4:20pm (a two-hour open vs. the customary three hour open).
The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Wisconsin, the Brewers Radio Network and brewers.com. Tickets are available at brewers.com, the Miller Park box office or by calling 414-902-4000.
-John and Cait
In case you’ve missed it, this week, we’re taking our rivalry with the Twins to social media, where we’ve been engaging in some fun Twitter Tug-of-Wars and, most recently a “Follow Off”.
What’s a Follow Off, you ask?
Starting in pregame yesterday, we, along with the Twins, submitted the number of followers we have on the @Brewers and @Twins Twitter accounts. From that time through the end of tonight’s game, we’re holding a running tally.
The team that gains the most followers in this span of time will reward their fans by giving away a prize.
If the Twins win, they’ll give away a Joe Mauer autographed bat to one lucky follower and if we win, we’ll give away an Aramis Ramirez game-worn jersey from Opening Day to one of our followers.
Currently, we’re trailing just slightly behind the Twins, but I’m confident that Brewers fans will rise to this challenge.
So, for the rest of the day through tonight’s game, make sure you follow the Brewers on Twitter if you aren’t already and encourage your fans to do the same. Also, don’t forget to tune in to tonight’s broadcast and follow @FSWisconsin for updates on the competition.