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Good evening Brewer Nation!
This may or may not come as a surprise to you, but I do all of this Brewer Nation stuff for free. Nobody pays me money for any of this. Due to that, I don’t have money to put back into it in way of prizes as a rule. That being said, I was fortunate enough to come across an extra pair of tickets to Brewers On Deck for this coming Sunday. I’ll save you the details as to why and how, but suffice it to say that I’m holding a pair that I cannot make use of.
Far be it from me to deny two additional Brewers fans entry to the annual winter Brewers fan fest. And rather than just give them to some personal friends who might not even use them, I’ve decided to give them away to a member of the Brewer Nation!
Therefore, in order to make it relatively fair for everyone to get involved and have a chance to win, I’ve decided to hold a little contest.
I want to make you work for it just a little bit though because I want someone to win the pair that actually really wants to win them. As a result, I’m sending you on a bit of a scavenger hunt across my blog.
Ten questions, relatively easy to answer. Send your answers in an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (if the link doesn’t launch your email client, then just copy and paste)
- What is the full date of the first blog post in the Brewer Nation archive? (Full date = month, day, year)
- Who is the fourth player on the Milestone Tracker?
- Who first wore #55 in a regular season game for the Brewers?
- Who most recently wore #29 in a regular season game for the Brewers?
- What ranking did the Brewer Nation earn in 2012 Top 100 MLBlogs?
- Who did I choose as the Brewers DHL “Hometown Hero”?
- What is the first name of the blog’s creator?
- What is the title of the earliest post in October of 2008?
- Who is being inducted into the Brewers Walk of Fame in 2013?
- When (year) was #72 worn during the regular season for the Brewers?
- What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
(Yes, I only asked for ten answers. You don’t have to respond to #11. I just couldn’t help myself.)
You have until Friday at noon CT to send your entry. Winner will be contacted at the reply to email address from whence the entry came. Then arrangement for the exchange will be made. In the event that the winner only wants one ticket, the second ticket will be offered down the winners list until a home is found.
I’m not simply taking the first correct entry. All correct entries by Friday at noon will have an equal chance of being selected as the winning entry. If no entries get all 10 answers correct, I will choose among the entries with nine correct, so on and so forth until a winner is found.
Do I need to say “Void where prohibited”, or “No purchase necessary”? Well, if I do, then I did.
Good luck and I hope you win. Yes, you.
Fans Invited to Vote Online to Help Determine Winner
Three Finalists Invited to Attend “Brewers On Deck” Where Winner Will be Announced
Last fall, Brewers fans were invited to submit their ideas for an alternate Brewers on-field uniform, and the contest resulted in an overwhelming number of fan entries. After receiving nearly 700 submissions for the “Design a YOUniform” contest, the Brewers announced the three finalists today as selected by a panel of judges. A fan vote to help determine the winner now open at Brewers.com/uniform and the three finalists’ designs can be viewed at that link.
“The response to this initiative was tremendous,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “It’s a contest that really has not been replicated before, and we were excited to see the creative efforts that the fans put into their designs.”
The three finalists – two of whom live outside of Wisconsin – have been invited by the Brewers to travel to Milwaukee for Brewers On Deck at the Delta Center on Sunday, January 27 where the winner will be announced on the Klement’s Main Stage. The “reveal” will be hosted by Brewers pitcher John Axford. The winner will receive a trip to Brewers Spring Training 2013 to see the winning design on the field at a game.
Ron Verrecchio from Catonsville, Maryland, Ben Peters from Richfield, Minnesota and Nicholas Fout from Madison, Wisconsin have all been invited to appear at Brewers On Deck to discuss their designs as they angle to win a trip to Spring Training. The panel discussion will take place at 10:15 am on the Main Stage.
Beginning today, fans are invited to visit Brewers.com/uniform to vote for their favorite design. In addition to the fan vote, a panel of voters including Axford, Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin and Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger will judge the finalists. The fan vote will remain open until Tuesday, January 22 at 10 a.m. CT and will count as one vote among the panel of eight judges. Other judges include Jill Aronoff, Brewers Senior Director – Merchandise Branding and representatives from Majestic, New Era and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The hats and uniforms from the winning design will be worn by all Brewers players and coaches at the Friday, March 22 Spring Training game at Maryvale Baseball Park against the Chicago Cubs. The winner will receive airfare for two, tickets to the game in Arizona to see the uniform in action. and $1,500 for hotel, ground transportation and other incidentals. The winner will also have the opportunity to select the jersey and hat worn by one player from that day, plus will receive ten t-shirts and hats made from their design.
In addition, the Brewers announced today that the uniforms will also be worn at Miller Park on Saturday, March 30 as the Brewers take on the Chicago White Sox in an exhibition game.
Merchandise including t-shirts and hats featuring the winning design will be available for purchase at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park and at the Brewers Team Store at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.
The three design renderings – jerseys and hats – are below.
A lot of Brewers-related news came down in a flurry of activity yesterday and I wrote up something on each item.
Rather than re-link all four today across our various social media platforms, I decided to make one handy recap.
Here, then, are the links to yesterday’s columns:
Thirty-two current Milwaukee Brewers players from the 40-man roster plus a host of alumni, Minor League prospects, coaches, front office executives and broadcasters are scheduled to participate in Brewers On Deck, which is set to take place Sunday, January 27 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Delta Center. The event is presented by Time Warner Cable.
Brewers On Deck is the annual Fan Fest that bridges the gap between winter and Spring Training. Players, coaches and alumni scheduled to attend include the following (all subject to change):
- John Axford (@JohnAxford)
- Burke Badenhop
- Jeff Bianchi
- Ryan Braun
- Nick Bucci (@nickbooch)
- Hiram Burgos (@Burgos196)
- Khris Davis
- Marco Estrada
- Mike Fiers (@Fiers64)
- Yovani Gallardo
- Mat Gamel
- Scooter Gennett (@Scooterg11)
- Caleb Gindl
- Carlos Gomez (@C_Gomez27)
- Michael Gonzalez
- Tom Gorzelanny (@TGorz)
- Taylor Green
- Corey Hart
- Johnny Hellweg
- Jim Henderson (@JimHenderson29)
- Brandon Kintzler
- Jonathan Lucroy (@JLucroy20)
- Martin Maldonano (@Machete1224)
- Chris Narveson (@sleep_trick)
- Michael Olmsted
- Wily Peralta
- Josh Prince (@JoshPrince17)
- Mark Rogers
- Logan Schafer (@LoganS22)
- Josh Stinson (@JStinny19)
- Tyler Thornburg (@TylerThornburg)
- Rickie Weeks
- Ron Roenicke
- Joe Crawford
- Marcus Hanel (@Markoos55)
- Garth Iorg
- Rick Kranitz
- Jerry Narron
- Johnny Narron
- Ed Sedar
- John Shelby
- Lee Tunnell
- Clint Coulter (@ccoulter12)
- Kentrail Davis
- Drew Gagnon (@Dgags24)
- Mitch Haniger (@M_Hanny19)
- Taylor Jungmann
- Hunter Morris (@HunterMorris15)
- Jimmy Nelson (@Jimmy_J_Nelson)
- Victor Roache (@_Heavy28Hitter_)
- Matt Erickson (Mgr.)
- Jerry Augustine (@jaugie46)
- Jim Gantner
- Larry Hisle
- Gorman Thomas
- Bob Uecker
Tickets for Brewers On Deck are currently on sale. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children ages 14 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the Miller Park ticket office, by calling the Brewers Ticket office at 414-902-4000, or online at Brewers.com/ondeck. On the day of the event, only cash will be accepted for purchases made at the door. Tickets the day of the event are $20 for adults and $15 for children 14 and under.
Brewers On Deck will feature a number of activities for the entire family. Autographs and photos from Brewers players and coaches, interactive games in the Kids Area, Q&A sessions and game shows with coaches, players and staff, vendor booths with baseball memorabilia, the Brewers Community Foundation Treasure Hunt and many other activities will all be a part of Brewers On Deck.
The same system for autographs will be used for Brewers On Deck that was used last year. Recipients of any “PREMIER” autographs (players to be announced at a later date) will be chosen through a random selection process. Numbered coupons to be entered into the random selection process will be available the day of the event only and will be distributed beginning at 8 a.m. at the Delta Center. Coupon distribution will be available up to an hour before each designated autograph session. A schedule of players, their session times, and distribution info will be posted later this month.
Fans can receive one coupon per event admission ticket and can use that coupon to enter the random selection process for any one of the select Brewers players. There is no cost for coupons to enter the random selection process; however, those holding coupons that are chosen must pay $25 at the respective autograph stage to collect their player signature. There will be 250 winners for each of the PREMIER autograph sessions.
Players and staff not included in the PREMIER autograph list will not use the random selection process. Each of these players will sign 250 autographs at prices ranging from free to $10. The autograph opportunities are for signatures on photo cards provided by the team; the Brewers cannot guarantee that any player will sign other memorabilia. For additional information regarding the lottery process, visit Brewers.com/ondeck.
All autograph proceeds benefit Brewers Community Foundation. Please note that cash is the only acceptable form of payment for autographs. The Brewers cannot guarantee that any player will sign other memorabilia, and personalization of items is solely up to the discretion of each player.
***Please note: Cash is the only acceptable form of payment when paying for autographs.***
11:00 – 11:45 Bob Uecker ($25)/Mark Attanasio
12:30 – 1:15 Jonathan Lucroy ($10)
2:00 – 2:45 Robin Yount ($25)
3:30 – 4:15 Eric Farris (Free)/Brock Kjeldgaard (Free)
11:30 – 12:15 Marco Estrada ($10)/Mike Fiers (Free)
1:00 – 1:45 Yovani Gallardo ($25)
2:30 – 3:15 Shaun Marcum ($10)
3:45 – 4:30 Corey Hart ($25)
10:30 – 11:15 Aramis Ramirez ($25)
12:00 – 12:45 Tim Dillard ($10)/Zelous Wheeler (Free)
1:30 – 2:15 Zack Greinke ($25)
3:00 – 3:45 Caleb Gindl (Free)/Mike McClendon (Free)
11:00 – 11:45 Mat Gamel ($10)/Logan Schafer (Free)
12:30 – 1:15 Randy Wolf ($10)
2:00 – 2:45 Alex Gonzalez ($10)/Martin Maldonado (Free)
3:30 – 4:15 Chris Narveson ($10)
11:30 – 12:15 Rollie Fingers ($25)
1:00 – 1:45 George Kottaras ($10)
2:30 – 3:15 Rickie Weeks ($25)
3:45 – 4:30 Taylor Green (Free)/Brandon Kintzler (Free)
10:30 – 11:15 Manny Parra ($10)
12:00 – 12:45 Nyjer Morgan ($10)
1:30 – 2:15 John Axford ($10)
3:00 – 3:45 Hollywood Guests (Free)
Names in Bold require a winning coupon through random selection process. Additionally the following “Rising Stars” players will sign FREE autographs throughout the day in the Clinic Field area: Jed Bradley, Kentrail Davis, Khris Davis, Scooter Gennett, Taylor Jungmann, Hunter Morris, Michael Reed, Yadiel Rivera, Tyler Thornburg and Mike Walker.
Main Stage Schedule
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Meet the Coaching Staff – Brewers manager Ron Roenicke along with his coaching staff will participate in a Q&A session hosted by Brian Anderson.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Who Wants to be a Brewer? – Several Brewers players will participate in this trivia-style game show to see who has what it takes to win it all. NewsRadio 620 WTMJ/Brewers play-by-play announcer Joe Block will host the show.
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Meet Mark Attanasio, Doug Melvin, Gord Ash, Craig Counsell and the Newest Brewers – Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio, Executive Vice President – General Manager Doug Melvin, Vice President – Assistant General Manager Gord Ash, and Special Assistant to the GM Craig Counsell will join free agent acquisitions – Alex Gonzalez and Aramis Ramirez – in a question and answer session with Brewers fans. The session will be hosted by Brewers Hall of Fame Radio Announcer Bob Uecker.
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Milwacky Squares – A spin-off of “Hollywood Squares,” the newest game show to hit Brewers On Deck, features Brewers Hall of Fame Radio Announcer Bob Uecker as the center square along with Brewers players and several surprise Hollywood guests.
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Rising Stars Q&A –Brewers prospects Jed Bradley, Kentrail Davis, Khris Davis, Scooter Gennett, Taylor Jungmann, Hunter Morris, Michael Reed, Yadiel Rivera, Tyler Thornburg and Mike Walker will take questions from fans regarding the future of the organization on the field.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Brewers Face Off –It’s the Brewers “family” of current Brewers against the Brewers “family” of future stars in what will certainly turn out to be a “feud.” Brewers television voice Brian Anderson will host this classic game show.
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Media Roundtable – Join host Craig Coshun in a discussion about the Brewers with members of the local media including Tom Haudricourt of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com and Andrew Wagner of FoxSportsWisconsin.com.