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What John Loves About Miller Park

I sometimes joke that some game days here at Miller Park can feel like three days in one.  There is the first part of the day where a lot of my office work and game preparation takes place. The second part of the day includes taking care of some player interviews, pregame media availability and batting practice.  The third part of the day is the game itself.

For that reason, I’m breaking the rules (just like Cait said, we are not eligible to win anyway, I guess there are no rules for us!) a little bit for the “What Do You Love About Miller Park” promotion.  I’m giving you three things I love about Miller Park.  I might also go over 100 words on each entry but again, the rules need not apply.  I’m doing this in the spirit of “What I Love About Miller Park.”

MEDIA INTERVIEW ROOM “B”

After each Brewers win, I coordinate with Cory Provus on a postgame guest for the Brewers Postgame Show on WTMJ-AM and the Brewers Radio Network.  He normally sends me one or two names in the eighth or ninth inning and I will grab one guy and bring them to this small, nondescript room just outside the Brewers clubhouse.  I give the player we choose a couple of minutes to change and catch his breath after the game ends before taking him over.

Media Room B

Players will sit in that chair with the headset on for their postgame interviews with Cory Provus. There really isn't much to it!

When we get to the room, the player will put on a headset and Cory conducts the interview from the WTMJ Radio booth in the press box.  The interview room itself has all black walls, a couple of chairs, and some photo equipment.  The room is always cold.  Why would I love such a small room with no character that no one ever sees?  Because every time I am in that room after a game, it means we have won and I love winning!

MY SEAT IN THE PRESS BOX

I have been fortunate enough to watch over 500 Brewers games during the past six and a half seasons from a pretty good seat.  Although I do miss sitting with my dad or friends in the stands and watching the game like a real fan (I still might sneak down for an inning here or there), there is something about the press box that I have grown to love.

PR Crew

Here is a picture from my spot in the Press Box with my Brewers and Reds Media Relations counterparts. From left to right: Jamey Ramsey, Rob Butcher, Mike Vassallo, myself and Ken Spindler

Miller Park’s Press Box is great.  It is at the perfect level and I can see pretty much everything.  Additionally, there is a special sense of community in the press box.  It is mostly the same group of media every game and it is always nice when we have a special guest.  I love trading stories with my PR counterparts from the visiting teams during games.  I love when friends stop by to say hello.  I love being able to reach over the wall and almost grab cotton candy from the vendors.  I love when foul balls come up and put a hole in the wall (if you have ever been on a tour of Miller Park, you know what I’m talking about).  It becomes like a second home during the season and for that, I love it.

THE DUGOUT DURING BATTING PRACTICE

One of my favorite parts of my day is batting practice.  It normally begins around 4:15 p.m. (for a 7 p.m. game) with manager Ron Roenicke’s meeting with the media.  I enjoy sitting in on these sessions and hearing what is going on with the team.  It is also a nice time to check in with our local media see what they are working on and help them if they need anything.

Media Scrum

Ron Roenicke addresses the media in his daily briefing with the Brewers media corps.

It is a good time also to catch up with players from the opposing team.   Sometimes, Brewers Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Melvin stops down and it is always nice to get his take on things.  Doug has some great ideas and he can get quite candid in those informal media sessions during batting practice.

I look forward to seeing all of your entries in the “What Do You Love About Miller Park” promotion.  Get your entries in soon, time is running out!

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

 

Want to Win 2012 Season Tickets? Tell Us What You Love About Miller Park!

At the beginning of the season, we were pleased to introduce our “What Do You Love About Miller Park?” advertising campaign for 2011, which was designed to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our beloved ballpark through declarations of love.

There are so many things we love about Miller Park that it is hard to choose just one. But if you’re Ryan Braun and you have the tremendous power to hit home runs that help lead the Crew to victory, then it’s understandable why the thing he loves best is making Bernie Brewer go down his slide in left field. It’s the 10th Anniversary of Miller Park and we’re still finding new things we love about the place Ryan and the Crew call home.

All season long, we’re be celebrating our great ballpark and all of the things that make our very own Brewers experience so unique by highlighting the things that our players, fans and yes, even our mascots, love best in our print, online and outdoor ads.

And now, we want to hear from you. In the past 10 years, millions of fans have passed through the gates and many memories have been created, so we’d like to invite you to join us in an interactive contest as you tell us: What do YOU love best about the place your Brewers call home? It could your favorite memory, food, place to take in the game, or just what keeps you coming back again and again.

Just share your story here in 100 words or less, accompanied by a photo of you and family or friends at Miller Park and we’ll send one lucky winner back out to the ballpark again and again on us with two (2) 20-Game ticket packages for the 2012 season.

Other entrants are also be eligible to win great prizes, such as: four tickets to the Gehl Club for the Tuesday, August 30 game vs. St. Louis; one autographed John Axford jersey and bobblehead; one autographed Shaun Marcum jersey and ball; four tickets in the AirTran Airways Landing Zone for the Monday, September 26 game vs. Pittsburgh, or a $100 shopping spree to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic.

You’ve only  got until Friday, July 29, so get ready to fall in love all over again with Miller Park as you take a trip down memory lane and then post your entry!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com


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