MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Nearly 30 Milwaukee Brewers players plus a host of alumni, coaches, front office executives and broadcasters are scheduled to participate in Brewers On Deck, presented by Time Warner Cable, which is set to take place on Sunday, January 26 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center. Doors to the facility open at 7 a.m. and the exhibit hall is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission to this year’s Brewers On Deck is free of charge. Tickets are not required for the event. Food donations will be accepted through the Hunger Task Force (in particular, peanut butter is requested by the Hunger Task Force). Donations can be dropped off at two main entrances to the Wisconsin Center, located at 4th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and 4th Street and Wells Street.
An updated list of players, coaches and alumni scheduled to attend (all subject to change) is as follows:
|Jeff Bianchi||Sean Halton||Jason Rogers||Ron Roenicke||Jerry Augustine|
|Michael Blazek||Donovan Hand||Logan Schafer||Joe Crawford||Craig Counsell|
|Ryan Braun||Johnny Hellweg||Jean Segura||Mike Guerrero||Rollie Fingers|
|Hiram Burgos||Jim Henderson||Kevin Shackelford||Marcus Hanel||Jim Gantner|
|Khris Davis||Elian Herrera||Will Smith||Garth Iorg||Larry Hisle|
|Marco Estrada||Brandon Kintzler||Tyler Thornburg||Rick Kranitz||Geoff Jenkins|
|Mike Fiers||Kyle Lohse||Rob Wooten||Jerry Narron||Dave Nelson|
|Yovani Gallardo||Jonathan Lucroy||Johnny Narron||Gorman Thomas|
|Caleb Gindl||Hunter Morris||Ed Sedar||Bob Uecker|
|Tom Gorzelanny||Jimmy Nelson||John Shelby||Robin Yount|
|Brooks Hall||Mark Reynolds||Lee Tunnell|
The Klement’s Main Stage will include various Q&A sessions with top Brewers baseball executives, the coaching staff, game shows 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 sessions, where youngsters interview players. Brewers Community Foundation will host a Treasure Hunt, featuring some hard-to-find Brewers items on sale as well as a live auction at 1:10 p.m. on the Interactive Stage. Additionally, BCF will hold a 50/50 Raffle. The winner will be announced at the Interactive Stage following the live auction.
Photo sessions with players are also scheduled throughout the day in designated photo areas, the Brewers Team Store by Majestic will have a full set up with the latest Brewers merchandise for sale and a Brewers Museum will feature memorable artifacts from throughout the history of the team.
Details on the autograph and programming schedules are listed below. The schedules are subject to change, with the latest version and more information available at Brewers.com/ondeck. Autographs this year will be either free or $10, with proceeds benefitting Brewers Community Foundation (NOTE: the $25 level for select “Premier” autographs which existed in prior years has been eliminated).
Recipients of “PREMIER” autographs Ryan Braun, Rollie Fingers, Yovani Gallardo, Jonathan Lucroy, Bob Uecker and Robin Yount will be chosen through a random selection process. Each fan in attendance will receive one Premier Entry card which may be redeemed at the Random Selection area outside the Main Exhibit Hall of the Wisconsin Center. The Premier Entry card will be exchanged for a numbered coupon and entered into the random selection process for any one of the select Brewers players. Coupon distribution will be available at 8 a.m. the day of the event and will continue up to an hour before each designated autograph session.
There is no cost for coupons to enter the random selection process; however, those holding winning coupons must pay $10 at the respective autograph stage to collect their player signature. There will be 250 winners for each of the autograph sessions. The winning ticket numbers will be posted at the designated autograph stage no less than 30 minutes prior to each player’s session. A schedule is listed below:
PREMIER AUTOGRAPH SCHEDULE
Player Signing Time Stage
Yovani Gallardo 10:30 – 11:15 4
Rollie Fingers 11:30 – 12:15 2
Robin Yount 12:30 – 1:15 3
Jonathan Lucroy 1:30 – 2:15 1
Bob Uecker 2:30 – 3:15 5
Ryan Braun 3:30 – 4:15 6
Players and staff not included in the above autograph list will not use the random selection process. Each of those 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, and personalization of items is solely up to the discretion of each player (BOLD ITALICS – Premier Autograph).
Autograph Schedule – MAIN STAGES
Stage 1 Stage 4
10:30 – 11:15 Jeff Bianchi ($10) 10:30 – 11:15 Yovani Gallardo ($10)
12:30 – 1:15 Khris Davis ($10) 12:30 – 1:15 Kyle Lohse ($10)
1:30 – 2:15 Jonathan Lucroy ($10) 3:00 – 3:45 Brandon Kintzler ($10)
Stage 2 Stage 5
11:30 – 12:15 Rollie Fingers ($10) 1:00 – 1:45 Marco Estrada ($10)
1:00 – 1:45 Tom Gorzelanny ($10) 2:30 – 3:15 Bob Uecker ($10)/Mark Attanasio (Bonus)
2:30 – 3:15 Jean Segura ($10) 3:45 – 4:30 Logan Schafer ($10)
Stage 3 Stage 6
12:30 – 1:15 Robin Yount ($10) 11:00 – 11:45 Will Smith ($10)
2:00 – 2:45 Geoff Jenkins (Bonus) 12:30 – 1:15 Tyler Thornburg ($10)
3:30 – 4:15 Jim Henderson ($10) 3:30 – 4:15 Ryan Braun ($10)
Players who are not listed above will sign free autographs on the Bonus Stage all day long.
Please note that cash is the only acceptable form of payment for autographs.
The Newsradio 620 WTMJ Stage will broadcast live from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will include interviews with Brewers players and coaches. Fans using social media are invited to use the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck when tweeting about Brewers On Deck.
Klement’s Main Stage Schedule
10:15 a.m. – Welcome – Brewers television broadcasters Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder will welcome fans to Brewers On Deck. There will be a pair of special announcements at this time related to contests and promotions for 2014.
10:30 a.m. – Meet the Coaches – Anderson and Schroeder will host a Q&A session with Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and his coaching staff.
11:45 a.m. – Milwacky Squares – Dennis Haskins—better known as “Mr. Belding” from the hit television series Saved By the Bell—will host this spin-off of Hollywood Squares. Brewers Hall of Fame radio announcer Bob Uecker will sit in the middle square.
1:00 p.m. – Meet the Management and Newest Players - Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio, President of Baseball Operations – General Manager Doug Melvin, Vice President – Assistant General Manager Gord Ash and Special Assistant to the GM Craig Counsell will join the newest Brewers acquisitions – Will Smith and Mark Reynolds – in a question and answer session with Brewers fans. The session will be hosted by Bob Uecker.
2:15 p.m. – The Brewlywed Game - Brewers players, coaches, prospects and alumni will participate in a game show to see which pair really knows each other the best. Joe Block will host the show.
3:30 p.m. – Media Roundtable – Join host Craig Coshun in a discussion about the Brewers with members of the local media including Todd Rosiak of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com, Tim Allen of WSSP-AM 1250 and Telly Hughes of FOX Sports Wisconsin.