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Brewers Bullpen Gets Jiggy Wit It at the MLB Fan Cave; Produces Rap Video Featuring Will Smith, Inspired by Will Smith
Earlier this month when the Crew visited NYC to take on the Mets, many members of the Brewers bullpen paid a visit to the MLB Fan Cave where they filmed a special video.
We teased it for you a bit on social media at the time….
…but now we’re excited to share the special video–starring Will Smith, Zach Duke, Mike Fiers, Wei-Chung Wang, and Rob Wooten– with you here:
When your name is Will Smith, you have to have a good sense of humor. And, since the Brewers bullpen seems to be the most music video-friendly group in Major League Baseball right now, the Crew took this opportunity to channel the 1990s rap scene with a montage/parody of some songs inspired by the “other” Will Smith:
“Here Come The Men in Blue”
“The Wild Midwest”
“The Fresh Prince of Brew City”
“Welcome to Milwaukee”
It was a great day hanging out at the Cave and in addition to the video, I also got a lot of fantastic behind-the-scenes photos to share with you here. Enjoy!
A huge thank you to the folks at MLB Fan Cave for putting this together; it turned out fantastic! Also, thank you to the guys for taking the time to do this; I know I had fun and I think they may have had a little, too. ;)
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”
“Slider of Death” from AJ Bombers
During each homestand, I’ll sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.
One of the most fun, new additions to Miller Park this season has been AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar-with locations in Milwaukee and Madison-now occupies the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.
AJ Bombers offers a selection of cheeseburgers, egg rolls, tater tots, shakes, custards, specialty concrete mixers and more. The menu also include homestand specials, such as the city-themed concrete mixers and the newest addition: Will Smith “Slider of Death.”
Will Smith’s “Slider of Death”-$9
Making its debut tonight, Will Smith’s “Slider of Death” is a special creation named after what fans have dubbed Brewers pitcher Will Smith’s nastiest pitch.
For just $9, fans will get two sliders on Brioche rolls, topped with Nueske’s bacon, roasted jalapeno ketchup, American cheese, lettuce and tomato, plus a side of tots. The sandwich is the fourth of several city and/or player-themed burgers that AJ Bombers plans to offer this season.
Smith’s sliders are exclusive to Miller Park (i.e. not served at AJ Bombers’ restaurants) and available for a limited time.
And for dessert, be sure to try AJ Bombers new specialty concrete concoction here for the Nationals Series only: Cherry Crisp.
For the Colorado Rockies series, enjoy “Rockie” Road–Peanuts, Marshmallows & Chocolate!
I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items, just like I have been with the ever-popular Double Clutch!
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Where To Satisfy Your Craving: Fans can find AJ Bombers on the Field Level, in the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.
What about you? Do you have a favorite ballpark snack? A question about concessions? Something you’d like to see featured here? Post your comments below!
If you were following along with our #Brewers14in14 All-Fan Giveaway unveiling this offseason, then you know that for six Friday home games during the 2014 season, all fans will receive a Brewers t-shirt, featuring a unique design for each game ( NOTE: T-shirts will be available in Adult XL and Medium).
The first T-Shirt Friday will take place on Friday, June 13 when the Brewers return home to take on the Cincinnati Reds:
Here to model this retro Brewers tee are Brewers pitchers Rob Wooten and Will Smith. Work it, boys!
Good morning and happy “Wei-Chung Wang Wednesday” (#WCWW)!
After a brief hiatus, the Brewers bullpen is back with a new Wei-Chung Wang Wednesday video.
This one involves…a trip to the zoo? Well, a cage anyway. They must have been inspired by Sunday’s Koos for Kids event.
The WCWW trend started back in Ape-ril.
These guys are simply bananas.
They love to have fun off the field, but once they’re on the field, they stop monkeying around and it’s all business.
Okay, I’ll stop now.
Brewers reliever Will Smith has visited Turner Field many times in his 24 years, but this is the first time at the ballpark that he won’t be cheering for the Braves.
Will hails from Newnan, Georgia, a town about 30 miles south of Turner Field, where he grew up as a big fan of the Atlanta Braves and attended Northgate High School where he played on the school’s baseball team.
While Will has faced the Braves twice before in his career, this will be his first time returning to pitch in Atlanta–and he’s got hundreds of family and friends coming out to cheer him on over these next four games, including his former baseball coach, Greg Hamilton; his mom, Kay; and his dad, Charles..
“He was fantastic and had a little something you don’t see all the time–the IT.” Coach Hamilton recalled.
Coach Hamilton also noted that he and Will are still very close.
“He still comes down and does stuff with Northgate all the time time. He’s more than a baseball player. He’s a great guy.”
And, he says, he frequently reminds Will not to let anyone outwork him. “‘Never,’ Will always replies,” he says.
“Will was a huge Braves fan growing up,” Will’s dad told me. “In fact, we attended a Fan Fest here when he was young and we even have a photo of him throwing in the bullpen.”
Now that’s foreshadowing and proof that dreams do come true if you’re willing to put in the effort and not “let anyone outwork you,” as Will has done and continues to do.
(Of course, I’ve asked Mr. and Mrs. Smith to share those photos with us, if they can track them down–stay tuned!)
Thanks to Mrs. Smith, here are the photos of a young Will at Turner Field. He was about 11 or 12 at the time:
Good morning and happy “Wei-Chung Wang Wednesday” (#WCWW)!
Yes, it’s Wednesday again and the bullpen is back…and this time, with friends from the Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball team.
Last week, we let the “cat out of the bag” that we’re creating a Brewers Pet Calendar, featuring photos of the players and coaches with their pets and/or animals from the Wisconsin Humane Society, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the organization.
Today, we held the first photo shoot for the piece, which is due out later this season, and we thought we’d share a few fun photos with you. All photos for the calendar will be taken by Brewers photographer Scott Paulus. [Note: All of the dogs at today’s photo shoot are dogs that are currently up for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society.]
We also held a contest for one lucky fan and his/her dog to be included in the calendar alongside Hank. Stay tuned for more details on the winner and when the finished piece will be for sale.
In case you missed it (and we really don’t know how you could have), for the last two weeks, the Brewers Bullpen has put out short music videos in honor of what they’ve dubbed “Wei-Chung Wang Wednesdays” or #WCWW.
Well, it’s Wednesday again and the bullpen is back…this time with a video called “Caught Looking by K-Rod”:
In case you missed it (and we really don’t know how you could have), last Wednesday the Brewers Bullpen put out a short Instagram music video in honor of what’ they’ve dubbed “Wei-Chung Wang Wednesdays” or #WCWW.
Well, it’s Wednesday again and the bullpen is back…this time with a little St. Louis style. Enjoy!
Before this past Wednesday, you knew Wei-Chung Wang (pronounced “WAY-chung-WONG”), as the Taiwanese Brewers pitcher who was acquired this past offseason in the Rule 5 Draft from Pittsburgh.
Post what has now been dubbed “Wei-Chung Wang Wednesday,” (or for those of you on Twitter and Instagram, #WCWW), Wei-Chung is now a viral video star and somewhat of a Milwaukee legend.
It all started with some tweets from the Brewers bullpen and quickly escalated when Bullpen Catcher Marcus Hanel posted this video to Instagram:
Here, Wei-Chung Wang is featured as the lead dancer, with fellow relievers Tyler Thornburg, Will Smith, Jim Henderson and others serving as back-up dancers to the song “Everybody Wang Chung Tonight” by the Wang Chung Band out of the UK.
Since then, the video has been picked up by many news outlets and viewed hundreds of thousands of times, including by the Wang Chung Band: Well, today happens to be Wei-Chung’s birthday and, with #WCWW so fresh in our minds (and “Everybody Wang Chung Tonight” still stuck in our heads), we decided to surprise him with a very special birthday greeting on the scoreboard.
Check out his priceless reaction, here:
You can bet that Wei-Chung and his teammates certainly are having fun tonight, enjoying a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.
As for me? Here are four words I never thought I’d say: Is it Wednesday yet? https://twitter.com/TylerThornburg/status/459106288060747776