You probably voted and have been waiting to hear news on the winner. Just moments ago at “Brewers On Deck,” Ben Peters, of Richfield, Minnesota was announced as the winner of the Brewers Design a YOUniform contest. Peters’ design will be worn by the Brewers in exhibition games on March 22 in Phoenix at Maryvale Baseball Park and on March 30 in Milwaukee at Miller Park.
The Brewers go for the gold every season. Each of the 30 flags atop the Commissioner's Trophy awarded to the World Series Champion are adorned in gold and it is the Brewers goal to one day have that trophy at Miller Park. With that in mind, the Brewers will be "going for gold" in a new gold alternate jersey next season.
After receiving nearly 700 submissions for the Brewers "Design a YOUniform" contest that began last fall, the Brewers today announced the three* finalists. Today, a fan vote begins at Brewers.com/uniform where fans can have their say in the contest.
It was interesting to see the submitted designs. Some had a Milwaukee flair, some had a retro taste, some went back to the Milwaukee Braves roots, some touched on Arizona and Maryvale.
So I have been pretty excited about this promotion for some time now. It's really been hard to keep this one a secret. I'm a self-proclaimed sports uniform/jersey/logo nerd. It's OK, I'm cool with it. If you are like me, or have a knack for creativity and design or just want to put your mark on Brewers baseball, then this contest is for you.
Both the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks will be celebrating Italian Day when they face each on July 1st. To celebrate, both will be wearing Italian-themed jersey.
Courtesy of Uni-Watch, here are the two jerseys:
This is a very interesting concept for both teams. The jerseys take from the color of the Italian flag, which makes sense. (And I wonder if the caps will be the same.) I wonder if these are just for batting practice or for the actual game.
Legendary broadcaster Bob Uecker is going to be honored this season with a statue outside Miller Park. It is a well-deserved honor for an amazing talent.
It got me thinking about the Bay Area and what broadcaster deserves such an award. The only one that I feel is worthy of it is Bill King. He was the voice of Bay Area sports, covering the Warriors, Raiders and A’s.
For me, he was the voice of the A’s and his description of plays on air was unmatched. Even before my time, if you look back at all the great Raiders clips from the 1970s, you can hear King’s great voice calling plays like the “Holly Roller” and “Sea of Hands”.
A statue of King should be placed right in between Oracle Arena and the Oakland Coliseum. I may be biased, but I think it would be perfect. HOLY TOLEDO!
With Ryan Braun’s successful appeal of the 50-game suspension, Braun will not miss any time during the regular season and all his achievements from the 2011 season, including his MVP award, are not tainted.
But his image is now.
Because of the snafu of the testing process, the technicality of the entire ordeal has now put a cloud of Bruan’s image. And with the harsh criticism that previous athletes related to PEDs have received, Braun is in for the same criticism for the remainder of his career.
It’s still unknown whether or not the delayed delivery made any real difference in the high testosterone levels found in Braun’s sample. But because of the error in the entire process, Braun is clean from the accusation but isn’t clean in the eyes of Major League Baseball.