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Brewers 2016 Spring Training Schedule Announced

Today we announced the team’s 2016 Spring Training schedule today, which begins on Wednesday, March 2, against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team. This marks the second consecutive year that the Brewers will open their spring schedule vs. UWM.

The schedule includes 29 Spring Training games in Arizona (28 Cactus League games), two exhibition games at Houston’s Minute Maid Park (March 31 and April 1) and the spring finale against the organization’s Double-A affiliate, the Biloxi Shuckers, at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi on Saturday, April 2.


The Brewers will play 15 games at Maryvale Baseball Park. Cactus League play begins on Thursday, March 3, with split-squad contests vs. the division rival Chicago Cubs at Maryvale Baseball Park and against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium.

The majority of the spring games will begin at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time. The Brewers will play three night games this spring, including a 6:05 p.m. (local time) start on St. Patrick’s Day against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Milwaukee will play an evening game on Monday, March 21, against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Talking Stick (6:40 p.m. local time) as part of the team’s second split-squad date (the Brewers will host the LA Angels of Anaheim earlier that day). The third night game will take place on Monday, March 28 against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark (7:05 p.m. local time).

The two off days will take place on Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 23. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Spring Training on Friday, February 19. All position players have a report date of Wednesday, February 24. The first full workout is scheduled for Thursday, February 25.

Brewers Spring Training 2016

Brewers Spring Training 2016

Tickets for the Milwaukee Brewers’ home Spring Training games will go on sale at 9 a.m. CT on Monday, December 7 at and by phone at 1-800-933-7890. Sales at the Maryvale Baseball Park Box Office will begin on Monday, February 8. 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.

Please note that games and times are subject to change.

#CookoutWithTheCrew: Brewers Host Pop-Up Tailgates

Today, we proved that there is such a thing as a free lunch as we hosted three “pop-up” or surprise tailgates around the city:

Look who showed up on @uwmilwaukee's campus to serve up free lunch today! #CookoutWithTheCrew

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Around 11am this morning, we started posting messages on our social media platforms encouraging fans to come join us for lunch at noon.

When fans arrived at Bayshore Mall’s Town Square, outside UWM’s Student Union and at the park on Water Street, across from the Milwaukee Public Market, they were treated to a free hot dog or brat, chips and a drink, served up by Brewers players. 

Mascots were also on hand and free bobbleheads were distributed.

This was just a fun way to get the players out in the community and show fans how much we appreciate them as we head into the last weeks of the 2015 season.

Here’s a look at the festivities and some of the fan reaction on social media from each location.

Bayshore Mall’s Town Square

Relievers Will Smith and Tyler Thornburg were on hand to man the grills over at Bayshore.

Thanks for lunch, Will & @tylerthornburg37! #Brewers #CookoutWithTheCrew

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Water Street, Across from Milwaukee Public Market

Downtown on Water Street, across from the Milwaukee Public Market, pitchers Corey Knebel, Tyler Cravy and Taylor Jungmann served up a lunch that hit the spot:

Thanks for lunch, Corey, Taylor & @tcravy! #Brewers #CookoutWithTheCrew

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And finally, on UWM’s campus (without any pre-promotion since we knew we’d have a huge volume of hungry college kids to feed), Jeremy Jeffress, Logan Schafer and Scooter Gennett dished out grub and posed for many selfies:

Look who showed up on @uwmilwaukee's campus to serve up free lunch today! #CookoutWithTheCrew

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The #CookoutWithTheCrew caused quite the buzz around the city over the lunch hour, so much so that we were trending:

Did you #CookoutWithTheCrew today? Be sure to post your photos on Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag and we’ll share our favorites!




Join us for UWM Cap Night on Friday, 9/12

UW-Milwaukee students, alumni and fans are invited to join us for UWM Cap Night on Friday, September 12.


Proudly display UW-Milwaukee colors as the Brewers take on the division-rival Cincinnati Reds with your one-of-a-kind, UWM-themed Brewers hat — FREE to all who purchase UWM Cap Night tickets.

Through this special offer, UWM students, alumni and fans will enjoy great savings with tickets available in the Terrace Box for as little as $18 and Field Outfield Box for $29.

Tickets are available at For groups of 25 or more, call (414) 902-4774.



Happy 99th Birthday to Earl Henry!

Working in marketing,  I often get asked what our target demographic is…. but that’s not really an easy question because people of all ages truly love baseball and the reasons why fans come out to Miller Park (beyond the team on the field, of course) are endless (think: field trips, birthday celebrations, family reunions, company outings, client meetings, etc.).

Take today for example, I went from watching our annual Weather Day event where we hosted thousands of children for a pregame meteorology lesson from the TMJ4 Storm Team 4 meteorologists to sitting down with Earl Henry, a delightful gentleman who was here to celebrate his 99th birthday.

Earl’s granddaughter, Jill Finlayson, had contacted me earlier this month and told me about all of the things she was doing to make Earl’s 99th birthday a special one.  Since he’s a Milwaukee native and a lifelong Brewers fan, bringing Earl out to Miller Park was right at the top of her list. Jill also made sure Earl arrived in style, in a GoRiteway limo.

Earl and his granddaughter, Jill, attended the Brewers vs. Giants game on Thursday, April 18, 2013 to celebrate Earl's 99th birthday.

Earl and his granddaughter, Jill, attended the Brewers vs. Giants game on Thursday, April 18, 2013 to celebrate Earl’s 99th birthday.

Earl’s actual birthday was last Thursday, April 11 (which just happens to be the same birthdate as my dad), but today was the best day for them to come out and take in a game on this homestand.

Little did they know just how fitting it actually was.

You see, Earl’s career was dedicated to education and what better day for him to choose to come out (unbeknownst to him) than Weather Day, one of our biggest educational events.

Earl earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the Milwaukee State Teachers College (MSTC). In 1937, he taught at Milwaukee’s Garden Homes School and later, the Boys’ Technical High School (another odd coincidence–so did my own grandfather. I wasn’t able to find out if they had crossed paths, but there was a good chance they may have.) before becoming vice-principal at Thirty-seventh Street School in 1947.

In 1954, Earl received his first principalship at Eugene Field School; in 1959, he became principal of Franklin School on the north side; and in 1967, he became the first principal of Stuart School, where he continued for 12 years until his retirement in 1979.

Earl’s wife Kay was also a dedicated kindergarten teacher in Milwaukee for her career and together, they created the Earl & Kathryn Henry Scholarship Fund at UW-Milwaukee. Now in it’s 10th year, the scholarship aims to benefit undergraduate students enrolled in UW-Milwaukee’s School of Education who plan to become elementary school teachers or school administrators, preferably in the Milwaukee Public School System.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Earl, who talked about his career and former students. He also reminisced about not only his days following the Milwaukee Braves and Brewers at County Stadium, but going back to the Borchert Field days of the minor league American Association Brewers, when he was a good friend of announcer Russ Winnie.

The American Association Milwaukee Brewers played for 50 years, from 1902-1952; they won their first American Association championship in 1913 and repeated the next year. All told the American Association Brewers won eight pennants in their fifty-one seasons.

This year, we’re honoring the 100th anniversary American Association Brewers on May 5. [Click for a photo of the Corey Hart bobblehead.]

For perspective, Earl just missed being born for that first championship, but he was there for their second, although he was just a baby.

It’s amazing to think about and what’s even more amazing is that Earl is still as spry as ever. He needs no help getting to his seat, his memory is sharp as a whip and boy, is he funny!

“I read in the paper that one of the Sausages was stolen,” Earl told me.

“Yes,” I confirmed. “We are glad he’s back.”

“I suppose that’s not the wurst thing that could happen,” Earl said, as he started to chuckle.

Cait had the pleasure of meeting Earl during the game.

Cait had the pleasure of meeting Earl during the game.

Yes, a wonderful family, a love of baseball and a great sense of humor–things that will get you far in life.

We wish Earl a very happy 99th birthday–and many more. We’re glad he could come out to celebrate with us today, where he could feel at home, especially surrounded by all of the teachers and children.



If you would like to donate to the Earl & Kathryn Henry Scholarship Fund, please click here. You can also join in wishing Earl a Happy 99th Birthday on the UW-Milwaukee School of Education’s Facebook Page.

Social Media in Sports Night (#BrewersSMIS) Recap

Last night over 70 Brewers fans and social media aficionados joined us at Miller Park for our first Social Media in Sports Night.

John (@jstein1981) and Cait (@CMoyer) led a panel discussion in the Media Interview Room where a number of personalities with their feet in social media in the Wisconsin sports scene talked about how social media has changed the was they do business.

Brewers play-by-play radio voice Joe Block (@Joe_Block) kicked off the discussion with talking about how he integrates social media in his job. Block also expressed the important role Twitter played in helping him get to know Brewers fans.

Brewers pitcher Chris Narveson (@sleep_trick), who is recovering from surgery and is out for the year, also joined the discussion. He talked about how he was going to use Twitter to help him stay connected to fans during his rehab.

The main members of the panel included Jon Greenberg (@JonAdmirals) from the Milwaukee Admirals, Nick Monroe (@NMonroe) from the Milwaukee Bucks, Tina Wagner (@Tina_J_Wagner) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Garrison Cummings (@gwcummings) from the Green Bay Packers.

The group discussed what promotions have worked the best in the past, how they use social media to promote their brands, which social networks their organizations use, and who their favorite brands or people are that they follow on Twitter.

Following the discussion, the group watched the game from the ATI Club in right field.  Although the outcome of the game wasn’t great, the night was still a success.

Click below to view our slideshow from the evening:

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And here, we gathered all of the tweets surrounding the event on Storify!

[View the story “‘Social Media in Sports Night’ at Miller Park #BrewersSMIS” on Storify]

We’re hoping this is the first of many fun events like this, so we welcome any feedback or ideas you may have for the future!


-John and Cait

John and Cait Present…Social Media in Sports Night!

It’s John and Cait here and we’re excited to tell you about a really cool event we’re hosting on Monday, May 7 prior to the Brewers vs. Reds game: John and Cait present…Social Media in Sports Night!

For just $59, you have the chance to purchase individual tickets in the ATI Club and the tickets will include a special pre-game panel/roundtable discussion featuring people from the sports industry as well as local sports media who use have had success with social media and use it in their everyday lives.

You’ll hear from:

  • Joe Block ( @Joe_Block ) Brewers Radio Broadcaster
  • Jon Greenberg ( @JonAdmirals ) President of the Milwaukee Admirals
  • Nick Monroe ( @NMonroe )Senior Sales & Retention Executive for the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Tina Wagner ( @Tina_J_Wagner ) Social Media Lead at UW-Milwaukee
  • …and more!

Plus- enjoy a special visit from Brewers players who are active in social media!

We’ll be your hosts for the event and it will take place in our Media Interview Room, so you’ll also get to go behind-the-scenes at Miller Park.

Tickets for the ATI Club are typically only available for group purchase, but through Social Media in Sports Night, we’re giving fans this special opportunity to purchase them individually. The tickets also include a pre-game buffet that begins when the Miller Park gates open and ends one hour after the first pitch, plus unlimited soft drinks and two beers per adult.

Fans will have the opportunity to ask questions at the event, but if there are any questions you’d like to submit ahead of time, please e-mail us at You’ll want to purchase your tickets early since the event will be limited to approximately 50 fans. To purchase your ticket now, click here.

We’re very excited about this event and we hope to see you there!  Stay tuned to the blog to see updates to the panel and other announcements.

-John ( @JStein1981 ) & Cait ( @Cmoyer )


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