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New Brewers Player Tees Exclusive to Miller Park

With a new Brewers season upon us, there is always a lot of new things around the ballpark that you have been hearing about.  A new manager.  The new scoreboard at Miller Park.  Some new delicious concession items.  If you have visited the Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the last couple of days, you might have seen some new player t-shirts that debuted this week.

I first saw the shirts about a month ago during a photo shoot with the players at Spring Training.  We asked the players to model the shirts and those pictures are below.  The shirts were designed by Majestic and give unique twist on the traditional player jersey t-shirts that have been extremely popular at Miller Park.

The Ryan Braun and Casey McGehee shirts have a little “America’s Dairyland” touch to them while the “Jersey Shore” shore boys might put on Yovani Gallardo’s tattoo-inspired shirt when “T-Shirt Time” comes around.  Closers in baseball are often referred to as “Firemen” and Brewers closer John Axford’s shirt looks like something you would see at at Milwaukee Fire Station.

Available now are Axford, Braun and Prince Fielder.  Throughout the season, other players will be rolled out.  On May 1, the McGehee and Rickie Weeks shirts will be made available.  On June 1, the Zack Greinke and Corey Hart shirts will go on sale and the series will conclude on August 1 when the Craig Counsell and Gallardo shirts debut.

These shirts are available exclusively to the Brewers Team Story by Majestic and will look great in your collection of Brewers player t-shirts.  This shirts will sell for $30 each and are available in adult sizes.

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Which shirt is your favorite?  Let us know by placing your vote.

– JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Milwaukee BBWAA Announces 2010 Award Winners

The Milwaukee Chapter of the Basball Writers Association of America today announced their Brewers 2010 Award Winners this morning.  Candidates received five points for a first-place vote, three points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.

The team Most Valuable Player was Casey McGehee who received a total of 19 points including three first-place votes.  McGehee finished his second full season in the Big Leagues with a .285 batting average along with 23 home runs and 104 RBI.  He was among the National League leaders in RBI (6th), hits (9th, 174) and doubles (10th, 38). 

McGehee edged out Rickie Weeks, who had 16 points, and Corey Hart, who finished with 14 points.

Yovani Gallardo was named the Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher.  Gallardo, named to the 2010 National League All-Star team, recorded his second straight 200+ strikeout season and finished with a team-high 14 wins.  Gallardo had 26 points in the voting, topping John Axford who recorded 22 points.

Axford swept the voting in the Top Newcomer Award garnering all six first-place votes.  Axford turned in an 8-2 record with 2.48 ERA and 24 saves.  His 24 saves were the most ever by a Brewers rookie and his fantastic season as the Brewers closer brought him in National League Rookie of the Year conversations. 

The Unsung Hero Award went to pitcher Kameron Loe who finished with 14 points in the voting.  Loe began the season at Triple-A Nashville and joined the Brewers on June 1.  He went 3-5 with a 2.78 ERA in 53 relief appearances after being called up.  He struck out 46 and walked only 15 in 58.1 innings of work.  Loe edged rookie catcher Jonathan Lucroy by one point for this award.

One of our favorite awards in the Brewers Media Relations Department, the Good Guy Award, went to Trevor Hoffman who finished with 19 points.  Hoffman made history on the field this season, but also was an asset to the Brewers clubhouse.  Hoffman served as a leader and mentor to many of the younger Brewers players and always made himself available to the media, win or lose.  The future Hall of Famer beat out Craig Counsell, who was the two-time reigning Good Guy Award-winner, by four points for the award.

I pose this question to the readers of John and Cait…Plus Nine, what would your ballot have looked like for the 2010 Brewers Award Winners?  Do you agree with Milwaukee’s BBWAA writers?  If you need help with stats or information, check out my blog from last week with the season wrap-up notes.  E-mail us with your top three choices for each of the five awards listed above and we will see what the fans have to say.  Also, if you have any ideas for new award categories, let us know and maybe we can create the first-ever John and Cait…Plus Nine Brewers Team Awards.  Get the red carpet ready. 

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

 

 

Brewers Bowl-a-Thon a Rolling Success

On Sunday night, many of the Milwaukee Brewers players celebrated their sweep over the Houston Astros by bowling in the Brewers Bowl-a-Thon, hosted by Doug Davis.

A great crowd was on hand at Pinstrikes Bowling Center at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale, Wisconsin, both to bowl and, to watch the tournament unfold.

The evening began with drinks, appetizers, a silent auction and a few different raffles that fans could enter.

 


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The silent auction featured items such as autographed bats, baseballs, jerseys, caps,

After the drawing, it was time to get down to business.  The players were assigned to their lanes and the bowling commenced with Doug Davis, the evening’s host, throwing out the official “first ball”.

 


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Doug Davis (right), the evening’s host, poses with Chris Capuano.

 

Proceeds from the event proceeds benefited the Miracle League of Milwaukee through the Doug Davis Foundation and the Brewers Community Foundation.

-CAIT

The Miracle League of Milwaukee is a project that the Club has been supporting in various ways this season, including through the Pepsi Refresh Project. Fifteen teams across Major League Baseball are asking fans to join them in making a difference in America’s communities; each Club has presented a proposed community project for support and here in Milwaukee, the Club has chosen the Miracle League, campaigning for fan votes and an ultimate $200,000 grant to fulfill the project. (Click here to cast your vote up to ten times a day until Tuesday, August 17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.) 

 

Brewers at Oakland

The Brewers head to Phoenix Municipal Stadium in a few hours to face the Oakland Athletics.  Yovani Gallardo will get the start against former Brewer, RHP Ben Sheets.

Here is today’s line up and game notes:

March 5 at Oakland.pdf

Brewers

Rickie Weeks 2B

Carlos Gomez CF

Ryan Braun LF

Jim Edmonds RF

Gregg Zaun DH

George Kottaras C

Alcides Escobar SS

Adam Heether 3B

Steffan Wilson 1B

Yovani Gallardo RHP

 

Tomorrow, I’m off to Tucson for the other half of the Brewers split squad game.  I will report to you on the fabulous drive from Phoenix to Tucson.

Sights From The First Official Workout For Pitchers and Catchers

This morning was the first official workout for pitchers and catchers at Maryvale Baseball Park.  The weather was cloudy, cool and the rain was on and off, but pitchers and catchers were still able to get in their throwing today. 

Pitchers and Catchers reported to camp on Saturday and yesterday was Physicals and Administrative day which made today the first day of official workouts.

The team took the field around 9:45 a.m. Arizona time and worked out for about two hours.  Pitchers threw bullpen sessions and didn’t take part in any “PFP,” defensive or other conditioning drills due to the wet ground.  Manager Ken Macha addressed the media as he does on a daily basis before the workout and Pitching Coach Rick Peterson led the pitchers in some their normal throwing. 

Some of the position players who reported to camp early participated in some light throwing, took some batting practice in the cages and did some infield work with Bench Coach Willie Randolph

It looks as though the weather will be clearing up tomorrow so the regular slate of activities for pitchers and catchers will be on. 

 

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Brewers Manager Ken Macha meets with reporters for his daily media session. 

P1000091.jpgBrewers pitching coach Rick Peterson meets with his pitchers before the first workout.

 

P1000130.jpgLefties Manny Parra (left) and Doug Davis (center) throw their first bullpen sessions of Spring Training while Peterson watches (right).

 

P1000158.jpgYovani Gallardo (left) and Dave Bush (right) participate in today’s workout.

 



P1000282.jpgNewly acquired Catcher Gregg Zaun catches Gallardo’s bullpen session.  If you notice the string in front of the plate, it was installed by Peterson in order to train pitchers to get the ball low in the strike zone.  The string lines up around the low end of the strike zone.

 
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Ed Sedar (left), Macha and General Manager Doug Melvin observe the workouts and discuss the first day.

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Peterson and Gallardo talk after Gallardo’s bullpen session.

A few of the players are still milling around the clubhouse and finishing their lunch.  The sun looks like it is trying to peak out a little bit which will make for a nice afternoon.  I will have more updates throughout the week from here at Maryvale!

–John

johnandcait@brewers.com

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