The Milwaukee Brewers and Leinie’s Create a “New Brew” to be Served Exclusively at Miller Park This Year; Fans Invited to Vote to Name the Beer
The Milwaukee Brewers have partnered with Leinie’s to create a “New Brew,” a beer that will be served exclusively at Miller Park this year. And now it’s time for the fans to join in and name that Brew.
Beginning at 10 a.m. today, fans 21 years and older can visit Brewers.com/newbrew to vote for their favorite name for the beer, choosing from three options.
“We’re always looking for opportunities to create unique offerings at Miller Park to enhance the fan experience, and we’re excited to debut this exclusive beer during the next homestand,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger.
The newly-created beer is an ale, brewed with pale and roasted caramel malts along with cascade, fuggles and tettnang hops. It will be available exclusively at Miller Park beginning with the game on Monday, May 27.
The three names fans can choose from are “Brew Crew Brew,” “Bernie’s Barrel Man Ale” and “Brewers All-Star Ale.” Voting ends on Tuesday, May 21 at 10 a.m. and the winning name will be announced on Wednesday, May 22. The “New Brew” will be available at Miller Park beginning Monday, May 27.
Fans will be able to purchase the “New Brew” at locations on the Field Level behind sections 103, 118 and 125; on the Loge Level behind home plate and sections 206 and 213; and on the Terrace Level outside sections 413, 420 and 432.
For more information, please visit Brewers.com/newbrew.
Each Brewers Win May 1 – May 30 Earns $1 Off Terrace Box Tickets for the June 3 – 5 Series Against the Oakland Athletics
The Brewers are bringing back the unique “Brewers Win, You Win!” promotion. Every Brewers victory between May 1 and May 30 will result in $1 off a Terrace Box ticket for the June 3 – 5 series vs. the Oakland Athletics. The more games the Brewers win, the more money fans save.
The regular price for Terrace Box seat is $24. Every time the Brewers win a game through May 30th, another $1 comes off the price of the ticket. There are 27 Brewers games in May.
In recent years, “Brewers Win, You Win!” has proven to be one of the most popular promotions for the team. Last year, 11 wins in April resulted in a savings of $11 on Terrace Box seats. The 17 Brewers wins in May of 2011 gave Brewers fans a savings of $17 per ticket. The Brewers won a franchise record 18 wins in May of 2009 which resulted in a $10 ticket for fans.
Tickets for this promotion will go on sale beginning Friday, May 31 at 9 a.m. at the Brewers Box Office, by phone at 414-902-4000 or by visiting Brewers.com/winwin.
Fans can purchase a maximum of eight Terrace Box tickets at the reduced price for the June 3 – 5 series against the Athletics. The actual price of the tickets cannot exceed free. There will be a limited supply of discounted tickets available and service charges will apply to phone and online orders.
For additional information and updates throughout the month as to the cost of the tickets, please visit Brewers.com/winwin.
Starting on Opening Day, for every “whiff” (strikeout) across MLB during the 2013 regular season, Head & Shoulders with Old Spice will make a $1 donation to the MLB Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI ) program. The RBI program is the MLB youth initiative designed to give young people from urban and underserved communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, encourages academic success and achievement, and teaches important life lessons and values.
Following Ryan Braun’s statement today at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, Arizona as he reported to camp, one may have had cause to hope that we were at least somewhat moving past this whole Biogenesis thing.
Then, because timing is everything, ESPN’s Outside The Lines published a report claiming that they obtained another document with Ryan Braun’s name on it. Despite the document supposedly being written in Tony Bosch’s handwriting, and Tony Bosch himself being quoted in the report saying that the allegations against him are “bulls—” and “all wrong”, ESPN talked to a “source familiar with the documents” who sad that there’s “no other reason” to be on that list unless you received PEDs from Bosch because that list is, the “source familiar” said, a list for players who received PEDs from Bosch.
Oh, and the piece of paper lists a plus sign and “1500″ next to Ryan Braun’s name. That’s certainly convenient because of the earlier declarations that “RB 20-30 K” was too high to be an amount owed for PEDs. Now all of the sudden we have another piece of paper with a smaller amount written on it.
Martin Singer, an attorney who represents Braun, was quoted in the article with the following response to this new piece of paper and insinuation by ESPN:
“My client confirmed last week that there was an alleged claim for money owed to Mr. Bosch because he had been used as a consultant by my client’s attorneys in his successful appeal with MLB last year. Several witnesses can corroborate how Mr. Bosch requested over thousands of dollars for his consulting with my client’s attorneys last year. My client has no relationship with Tony Bosch, and the only relationship Mr. Bosch had was with my client’s attorneys as a consultant.”
Singer, the report states, said that if Braun’s name appears in the documents it is only because Bosch was trying to get whatever money he could from Braun from the consulting arrangement. “It is clear that this is all false,” Singer said.
The ESPN report then states that Singer “threatened legal action against ESPN if it aired or published this report.”
Nothing like a good old fashioned lack of actionable evidence to prompt an ESPN report about how Braun likely took PEDs.
To be fair, the article does implicitly state:
“The list is not definitive proof that Braun either received or used PEDs — either would be a suspendable offense under Major League Baseball policy — but may draw him more squarely into the spotlight as the league investigates the scandal and tries to draw the interest of law enforcement.”
But then goes on for roughly 1000 words to connect the dots for readers whether they’re there or not.
Note: For what it’s worth, I don’t normally editorialize directly in posts where I relay the news items themselves, but at this point I wanted to.
Brewers first baseman Corey Hart was still using crutches Wednesday but said he was ahead of schedule in his return from right knee surgery.
Hart underwent a procedure on Jan. 25 to repair a torn meniscus and smooth an imperfection in the joint surface. He hopes to be cleared for more intense rehab after an MRI scan
late next week…
Thirty-Four Games To Air On Combination of Newsradio 620 WTMJ, FOX Sports Wisconsin and Brewers.com
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced the 2013 Spring Training broadcast schedule, which includes 34 games to be broadcast on a combination of Newsradio 620 WTMJ and the statewide Brewers Radio Network, FOXSports Wisconsin and Brewers.com.
Hall of Fame radio announcer Bob Uecker and partner Joe Block will call 16 Spring Training games on Newsradio 620 WTMJ and the statewide Brewers Radio Network. Television announcers Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder will call three games to be carried by FOX Sports Wisconsin: Monday, March 11 vs. Los Angeles; Wednesday, March 13 at Arizona; and Friday, March 29 vs. Chicago-AL at Miller Park. Two additional games – Tuesday, March 19 vs. LA of Anaheim and Sunday, March 24 at San Diego – will be produced by other FOX Sports regions (FS-West and FS-San Diego, respectively) but will be simulcast on FS-Wisconsin. Anderson, Schroeder and Block will also team up for 17 Brewers.com webcasts throughout the spring.
The Brewers open the 2013 Spring Training slate on Saturday, February 23 at Maryvale Baseball Park against the Oakland Athletics at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time. Milwaukee will play a total of 35 Spring Training games this season, including 17 at Maryvale Baseball Park and two exhibition games at Miller Park.
All Brewers games played in the Cactus League are scheduled for 1:05 p.m. starts (Arizona time), except for Wednesday, March 13 at the Diamondbacks (7:10 p.m. local/9:10 p.m. CT). The spring schedule closes out with a pair of exhibition games against the White Sox at Miller Park on March 29 (7:10 p.m.) and March 30 (1:10 p.m.).
Tickets for Brewers home Cactus League games are on sale at Brewers.com, by phone at 1-800-933-7890 and at the Miller Park and Maryvale Box Offices. Tickets are available in four seating areas: Field Box ($22), Infield Reserved ($16), Outfield Reserved ($13) and Lawn Seating ($8). Information on Spring Training Season Tickets can be obtained by calling the Milwaukee Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000.
Tickets for the two exhibition games at Miller Park will go on sale at a later date. Please note that games and times are subject to change.
Click to download a PDF version of the schedule: 2013 Spring Broadcast Schedule
Earlier tonight, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin released the following statement:
“Like everyone else, we first learned of this report from the Yahoo! story this evening. At this point, we are not aware of any other details. We understand that Major League Baseball is going through a review process and to that end, we would defer any additional comment to its officials.”
Not much there, but not much should have been expected. The club was not privy to Braun’s defense in his appeal and therefore wouldn’t have been aware that Braun’s legal team used Biogenesis operator Tony Bosch as a consultant in preparing Braun’s case.
A report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reveals that Ryan Braun’s name (along with Francisco Cervelli and Danny Valencia) appears in the records of the Miami-based Biogenesis Clinic. This is the same clinic that has been in the news for several days and has players like Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Melky Cabrera and others under investigation for the use of banned substances.
On MLB Network, Passan stated that there was nothing in the records that they obtained that specifically indicated that Ryan Braun took any kind of performance-enhancing drug.
MLB is investigating the clinic and whatever additional information they find (if any) will be reported at some point.
Here is the link to Passan’s article.
Again, as of now, no reference of Ryan Braun in the Biogenesis records specifically indicates that he took any banned substance. And that is why the original report by the Miami New Times wouldnt use Braun’s name — lack of evidence.
Other players listed in these records have denied association at all with the clinic or its operator Anthony Bosch.
MLB released a statement about the Passan article:
“We have an active investigation ongoing in Florida. Until that is completed, we can’t comment on any of the details or information that has surfaced.” – Pat Courtney – MLB Spokesman
I’ll have more reactionary words later, but wanted to get his information out there for your consumption.