Spring training

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The making of a Brewers viral video

Published July 15, 2020

Each spring, the Brewers produce a viral movie parody video to get fans ready for the season. In 2020, that video almost died on the vine. But because there will be baseball this summer the Brewers were able to release their homage to "Back To The Future,” shot way back at the beginning of the spring training in Phoenix. Here's how it came together.

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The social side of spring training: Scottsdale style

Published March 4, 2019

While you can make your home base for a Spring Training trip anywhere in the valley, the gold standard is still Scottsdale, which very much feels like the Beverly Hills of the Southwest. The restaurants are better, the nightlife is livelier, and the post-game activities are top notch.

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5 questions for the Brewers as pitchers and catchers report

Published Feb. 14, 2019

Over the next six weeks, the defending NL Central champions have several questions to answer and new faces to integrate. Here are five pressing questions as the Brewers' pitchers and catchers report to spring training.

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Being a Brewers fan in the bad old days of the '90s

Published Oct. 3, 2018

I became a Brewers lunatic fan in 1993, at the age of 19. Before that, I was a kid who liked the Crew, who remembered the '82 World Series, but as a teenager on the East Coast, didn't have much access to the team. Only as I came back to Milwaukee for summers during college, did I start to rekindle my love for the Brewers.

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Perfect fit: Brewers players grasping MLB trend of glove customization

Published March 21, 2018

Glove modification is a relatively new trend in Major League Baseball, with players taking advantage of more innovative technology in a highly customizable world. For Brewers players, sizing, comfort and inscriptions are the most important ways to personalize a glove.

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Why are the Brewers Barstool Sports MLB writer Jared Carrabis' favorite NL team?

Published Feb. 26, 2018

Jared Carrabis, Barstool Sports MLB writer, has never rooted for anyone besides the Red Sox, but this season he's chosen the Brewers as his favorite NL team. We talked to Carrabis about why he likes the Brew Crew, expectations and the origin story of Travis Shaw's "Mayor of Ding Dong City" nickname.

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FOX Sports Wisconsin to televise 12 Brewers spring training games

Published Feb. 19, 2018

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced the 2018 Spring Training broadcast schedule, which includes 14 radio broadcasts on 620 WTMJ and the Brewers Radio Network, 12 televised games on FOX Sports Wisconsin and 12 webcasts at Brewers.com.

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As Brewers spring training begins, a reminder to follow and treasure Tim Dillard

Published Feb. 14, 2018

Brewers pitchers and catchers reported to spring training Wednesday, the official-yet-anticlimactic start to the 2018 season. While there won't be much substantive news the next few days, there is one Brewers correspondent who's a must-follow: relief pitcher and semi-amateur comedian Tim Dillard.

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Brewers sign Choi, who was visited by a Pfister ghost in 2016 and didn't mind it

Published Jan. 15, 2018

The last time Ji-Man Choi was in Milwaukee, in May 2016, he didn't have an ideal experience. The South Korean first baseman played poorly, then with the Angels, and was visited by a ghost at The Pfister Hotel. But on Monday, Choi signed with the Brewers cuz, hey, the home team doesn't stay there.

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New Brew Crew Bar somehow makes Miller Park tailgating even better

Published March 24, 2017

Milwaukee is already renowned for baseball's best tailgate scene, and this year the Brewers are teaming with Block Party Suites to create a destination that makes it even better for their fun-loving fans. Introducing Miller Park's new Brew Crew Bar.

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Milwaukee Talks: Brewers relief pitcher and semi-amateur comedian Tim Dillard

Published March 14, 2017

Tim Dillard has spent most of his 15-year baseball career in the minor leagues. At 33, the relief pitcher is participating in Brewers Spring Training with little chance of making the big-league club, but still plenty of effort, optimism, wisdom and hilarity. We spoke to him recently in Phoenix.