09/11/12 8:07 PM ET
Hart out again, to get custom foot support
By Adam McCalvy / MLB.com
Brewers hold moment of silence, flyover on 9/11
MILWAUKEE -- Brewers television analyst Bill Schroeder wore a camouflage tie on Tuesday as a show of support for U.S. troops, one of countless small gestures at Miller Park on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.The most public gesture came before game time, when players and fans observed a moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives on that date in New York, Washington D.C. and western Pennsylvania, and as a tribute to first responders, law enforcers and military personnel. "Join us in keeping a pledge made 11 years ago: We shall not forget," public address announcer Robb Edwards said. Three color guards took the field, from the Milwaukee Sherriff's Office, Milwaukee Fire Department and Milwaukee Police Department. Menomonee Falls, Wis., Police Chief Anna Ruzinski sang the national anthem, followed by an ear-splitting flyover by four Madison-based F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Wisconsin Air National Guard 115th Fighter Wing.
'Brewers On Deck' tickets go on sale Wednesday
MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers will begin selling tickets at 9 a.m. CT on Wednesday for "Brewers On Deck," the club's annual offseason Fanfest scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27, at Milwaukee's downtown convention center.Advance tickets are available at Brewers.com/ondeck and cost $15 for adults and $9 for children 14 and under. Tickets the day of the event are $20 for adults and $15 for children 14 and under. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Brewers Community Foundation. The event features autograph and photo sessions with Brewers players and coaches, interactive games in a kids area, question-and-answer sessions, game shows, vendor booths with baseball memorabilia and the Brewers Community Foundation Treasure Hunt, among other activities. The Brewers will again use a lottery system for some autograph sessions, details of which are available at Brewers.com/ondeck.
Catcher Martin Maldonado has been taking grounders at first base and, with Hart sidelined by his foot injury, could start there Wednesday against Braves left-hander Paul Maholm, manager Ron Roenicke said. A left-handed hitter, Travis Ishkawa, started Tuesday in Hart's place against right-hander Tim Hudson."The left-hander puts us in a bind with all the left-handers [hitters] we have on the bench," Roenicke said. "Ishikawa is great defensively, but if I can get a right-hander there that's swinging the bat well, it helps our lineup. At least if we know [Maldonado] can play, it gives us an option."