With Ryan Braun's status settled, the Brewers released information about Sunday's "On Deck" event. Here's everything you need to know:
Brewers On Deck, presented by Time Warner Cable, is Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Frontier Airlines Center in downtown Milwaukee. Doors to the facility open at 7 a.m. CT and the exhibit hall opens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The annual winter fan festival features activities for the entire family, including autographs and photos from Brewers players and coaches, baseball clinics and the always popular game shows with players, prospects, staff, and even appearances from surprise Hollywood guests this year. The day's activities also include interactive games in the Kids Area, game flashbacks with players, Q&A sessions, vendor booths with baseball memorabilia, and the Brewers Community Foundation Treasure Hunt.
The same system for autographs will be used for Brewers On Deck that was introduced last year. Recipients of autographs for Rollie Fingers, Zack Greinke and Robin Yount 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 Frontier Airlines Center. Coupon distribution will be available up to an hour before each designated autograph session.
Schedule (CT) for Fingers, Greinke, Yount
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 identified autograph sessions.
Players and staff not included in the autograph list will not use the random selection process. Each of those players will sign 250 autographs at prices ranging from free to $25. The autograph opportunities are for signatures on photo cards provided by the team; the Brewers cannot guarantee that any player will sign other memorabilia, and personalization of items is solely up to the discretion of each player.
All autograph proceeds benefit Brewers Community Foundation. Please note that cash is the only acceptable form of payment for autographs.
Four stages will be set up throughout the convention hall, featuring programming and other activities throughout the day. The Brewers Main Stage will include various question and answer sessions with top Brewers baseball executives, game shows featuring players, and a roundtable discussion with members of the Milwaukee media who cover the team on a regular basis.
The Brewers Interactive Stage will feature the Kids Only Question and Answer session, where youngsters interview players, and Game Flashbacks with fans watching great moments in Brewers history and talking to players that experienced those moments on the field. The Newsradio 620 WTMJ Stage will broadcast live from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will include interviews with Brewers players and coaches.
Fans of all ages can visit the FOX Sports Wisconsin Stage to record their own sportscast tape. FOX Sports Wisconsin personalities will visit the Stage throughout the day for autograph opportunities.
Brewers Community Foundation will host a Treasure Hunt, featuring some hard to find Brewers items on sale as well as a live auction at 11:30 a.m. on the Interactive Stage. Additionally, Brewers Community Foundation will run two 50/50 Raffles throughout the day.
Fans using social media are invited to use the hashtag #OnDeck when tweeting about Brewers On Deck.
Tickets for the event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults, and $9 in advance and $15 at the door for children 14 and under. NOTE: Tickets purchased at the door of the event on Sunday will be cash only. There are a variety of parking structures and street lots surrounding the Frontier Airlines Center.
The autograph schedule follows. Names in italics require a coupon that can be won through a random selection process.
Autograph Schedule (all times CT)
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)
11:00-11:45 Mat Gamel ($10)/Logan Schafer (Free)
12:30-1:15 Randy Wolf ($10)
2:00-2:45 Alex Gonzalez ($10)/M.Maldonado (Free)
3:30-4:15 Chris Narveson ($10)
Stage 5 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)/B. 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)
Main Stage Schedule (all times CT)
10:15-11:00 -- Meet the Coaching Staff Brewers manager Ron Roenicke along with his coaching staff will participate in a Q&A session hosted by Brian Anderson.
11:00-12:00 -- 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.
12:15-1:15 -- 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.
1:15-2:15 -- 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.
2:15-3:00 -- 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.
3:00-4:00 -- 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.
4:15-4:45 -- 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.
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