Thursday, January 24, 2013
Everything you need to know about the 2013 baseball schedule.
With as cold as it is today, it's hard to believe it but the unofficial countdown to Opening Day stands at 66 days as of Jan. 24, and today, the Milwaukee Brewers announced the team’s complete schedule for the 2013 season, with all home and road game times. The team will open at home against the Colorado Rockies on Monday, April 1 at 1:10 pm, the start of a six-game, seven-day homestand at Miller Park. The team will then travel to Chicago to play the Cubs for three games, April 8–10, and to St. Louis for three with the Cardinals, April 12-14. The Brewers Interleague schedule will feature two-game sets with the Texas Rangers, May 7–8 at Miller Park and Aug. 13–14 in Texas. Back-to-back two-game series with the Minnesota Twins will take …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Party Deck will be ready in time for the first 2013 Brewers game against the Chicago White Sox, scheduled on March 29. Groups can start making reservations in February.
The Milwaukee Brewers and MillerCoors today unveiled plans for a new Miller Park group entertainment area called The Miller Lite Party Deck. The Deck is currently under construction and will be ready in time for the Brewers first 2013 game at Miller Park - an exhibition against the Chicago White Sox set for Friday, March 29. The Party Deck will have a capacity of 70 and will be situated above the Miller Park right field Loge Bleachers. It will feature 1,400 square feet of entertaining space and will include a new fixed bar, buffet counter, flat panel televisions and two levels of seating. The area will be available for groups for select Brewers home games, offering an all-inclusive food and beverage experience in addition to a private …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Miller Park is the site for a day of honor and remembrance for veterans from the greatest generation and then some, breaking a world record in the process.
The showing of a documentary based on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight brought tears to the eye, cheers from the crowd and broke a record for attendance. "Field of Honor," a documentary based on the journey of veterans to visit their war memorials in Washington, D.C., had its premier showing at Miller Park to a nearly sold-out crowd estimated at 33,000. Official totals confirmed by a representative of the Guiness Book of World records put the exact attendance at 28,442. The Honor Flight Network began in 2004 when Earl Morse, a retired air force captain and physician's assistant at a VA clinic in Ohio realized most of his patients who were World War II vets had neither the funds nor the physical ability to make the trip to see their own …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Honor Flight launches a new website with information about its upcoming Field of Honor event in Miller Park, including the story of a volunteer who's Honor Flight trip was made possible by friend's donations.
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is asking the public to share veterans' stories this weekend as a way to help spread the word and honor the sacrifices made by these soldiers. As part of the organizations "#DoMore" campaign, the group has issued its Memorial Day Challenge of getting, "50,000 views for this video about Harley-riding Ryan Jazak, who accompanied a vet on an Honor Flight with the support of his brother serving in Afghanistan," according to the website. Late Friday afternoon, the video had just under 2,000 views. The challenge is also additional promotion for the Stars and Stripes upcoming Field of Honor event in Miller Park. Stars and Stripes Honor Flight recently partnered with event organizers of the Milwaukee Air & Water Show…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Stadium bridges will receive a new paint job this week, but WisDOT says work will not hamper holiday travel.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has begun needed repainting of bridges on I-94 in and around the Stadium Interchange. The lane closures began late on Sunday and will continue until noon on Friday according to a press release. The project will restart on Monday night and run until Thursday May 31, or until the project is finished. There will be lane closures impacting different lanes over the course of the project. Current plans for repainting work: This work is subject to adverse weather conditions. WisDOT employees are available for comment on this project.
Friday, April 6, 2012
The long-awaited Major League Baseball season is here.
It’s game day in Milwaukee. The long-awaited baseball season at Miller Park begins at 3:10 p.m. today with fans tailgating in the parking lot, playing catch with their kids and enjoying a good game. With the Milwaukee Brewers’ playoff run last season, fans’ hopes are high as the season begins with a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. If you are at the game, take a few pictures of you and your pals tailgating or having a great time in the game. Be sure to upload them to our photo gallery to share your fanhood pictures with others throughout southeastern Wisconsin. While you are at it, take our Patch Poll about who will win the big game. Voting ends at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
St. Louis-area Patch editor Joe Scott makes his case for the Cardinals, while the Milwaukee area's Mark Schaaf argues for the Brewers. Plus, watch for Patch's real-time NLCS Fan Forum starting at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Oak Creek editor Mark Schaaf was just a twinkle in his father's eye during the last Suds Series, but better late than never: He's attended every playoff game at Miller Park and sleeps next to a Gorman Thomas bobblehead. When Nyjer Morgan tweeted “I hope those crying birds injoy watching tha Crew in tha Playoffs!" on Sept. 7, few could have imagined just how wrong Morgan would turn out to be. Well, the spelling and grammatical errors were obvious. But more importantly, the Cardinals were an after-thought in the playoff race at that time. You know how it turned out: St. Louis would go on a tear, catch and pass the Atlanta Braves on the final day of the regular season, and upset perennial favorite Philadelphia in the National League Division …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Milwaukee Grays play without gloves and with 19th-century rules at Doctors Park.
If you stroll through Doctor’s Park on a Sunday afternoon, kids are playing Frisbee and families are having picnics, but you might be surprised to see a handful of men sporting vintage baseball uniforms and playing without gloves. Fox Point's Doctors Park is home to the vintage “base ball” team, the Milwaukee Grays. The Grays play with an 1860s set of rules and wear replicas of the original uniforms worn during the National League in 1878. They are one of only two vintage baseball teams in Milwaukee; the other is the Milwaukee Cream Cities. It's a mixed bag of ages on this team, ranging from a student in high school to men in their 60s. Each player is also given a nickname, like they had in the 19th century. Bill "T-Bone" House is a …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Over 7,000 pounds of unwanted, unused medicines collected Saturday.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Nearly four tons of unused medications will soon be incinerated, keeping them off the streets and out of waterways following the sixth annual Medicine Collection Day at Miller Park on Saturday. According to a press release from the Milwaukee Metropolitian Sewage District, the program started in 2006, collecting more than 14.8 tons of unused medications to date. A total of 1,400 Milwaukee County residents turned in 5,702 pounds of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications directly at the four-hour Miller Park collection. The remaining 1,958 pounds came from residents who turned in unused meds at police departments prior to Medicine Collection Day. Thirteen police departments in the County are participating in a program that …