MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers added free-agent pickup Yasmani Grandal to the list of attendees for Sunday's sold-out "On Deck" annual Winter Fan Fest while releasing a detailed schedule of events and autograph sessions.More than 70 players, coaches, former players, broadcasters and club executives are scheduled to visit Milwaukee's downtown convention
MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers added free-agent pickup Yasmani Grandal to the list of attendees for Sunday's sold-out "On Deck" annual Winter Fan Fest while releasing a detailed schedule of events and autograph sessions.
More than 70 players, coaches, former players, broadcasters and club executives are scheduled to visit Milwaukee's downtown convention center for the event, which runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CT on Sunday. The event is sold out for the first time in its current format.
The day includes game shows and Q&A sessions on the main stage, batting and pitching clinics for kids, a roundtable discussion with members of the Milwaukee media, a Brewers Community Foundation live auction and 50/50 raffle, photo and autograph sessions with players, coaches and alumni and a museum with artifacts from franchise history, including the team's 2018 season.
The club is encouraging fans to post their photos from the event to social media with the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck for a chance to be featured on Brewers platforms. An event schedule and map will be available on the Ballpark App prior to the event.
Here are some of the other details -- subject to change -- announced on Monday:
10:15 a.m. -- Welcome/Introduction
COO Rick Schlesinger and public address announcer Robb Edwards will welcome fans to Brewers On Deck. The Brewers are in the process of finding a PA partner for Edwards, who is cutting back his schedule beginning in 2019.
11 a.m. -- Brewers Besties
New for 2019, three teams of three players and broadcasters compete to see who are the Brewers' best of friends.
12:30 p.m. -- Meet the Management
Chairman and principal owner Mark Attanasio, GM David Stearns, assistant GM Matt Arnold and the majority of the Major League coaching staff will answer fans' questions. Typically, some news comes out of this panel.
2 p.m. -- Brewers Game Night
Also new for this year, players pair up in three teams in a competition of some of the most popular game shows: charades, Heads Up! and Pictionary.
3:30 p.m. -- Brewers Face Off
Members of the 2019 and 1982 Brewers teams compete in a game show similar to Family Feud.
Cash is the only acceptable form of payment for autographs; proceeds go to the Brewers Community Foundation. All autographs will be first come, first served and limited to the first 250 fans in each line. Autograph opportunities are for signatures on photo cards provided by the team. The Brewers cannot guarantee that players will sign other memorabilia.
In addition to the players on the schedule, several Brewers alumni will be available for autographs at the interactive stage from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. A single charge of $25 will allow fans to get autographs from the entire group. Manager Craig Counsell and his coaching staff will be available for autographs free of charge at the interactive stage from 2:15-3 p.m.
10:30-11:15 a.m.: Matt Albers ($10)
12-12:45 p.m.: Jacob Barnes ($10)
1:45-2:30 p.m.: Bob Uecker ($25)/Attanasio (free)
3-3:45 p.m.: Eric Thames ($10)
11-11:45 a.m.: Ryan Braun ($25)
12:30-1:15 p.m.: Jhoulys Chacin ($10)
2-2:45 p.m.: Junior Guerra ($10)
3:30-4:15 p.m.: Christian Yelich ($25)
10:30-11:15 a.m.: Brandon Woodruff ($10)
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Orlando Arcia ($10)
1-1:45 p.m.: Hernan Perez ($10)
2:30-3:15 p.m.: Jesus Aguilar ($25)
3:45-4:30 p.m.: Tyler Saladino ($10)
10:30-11:15 a.m.: Alex Claudio ($10)
12-12:45 p.m.: Lorenzo Cain ($25)
1:30-2:15 p.m.: Grandal ($25)
3-3:45 p.m.: Brent Suter ($10)
11-11:45 a.m.: Taylor Williams ($10)
12:30-1:15 p.m.: Josh Hader ($25)
1:30-2:15 p.m.: Manny Pina ($10)
3:30-4:15 p.m.: Jimmy Nelson ($10)
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Travis Shaw ($10)
1-1:45 p.m.: Robin Yount ($25)
2:30-3:15 p.m.: Jeremy Jeffress ($10)
3:45-4:30 p.m.: Freddy Peralta ($10)
Free Autograph Area
10-10:30 a.m.: Corbin Burnes/Marcos Diplan
10:30-11 a.m.: Mauricio Dubon/Ben Gamel
11-11:30 a.m.: Adrian Houser/Jacob Nottingham
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Cory Spangenberg/Troy Stokes Jr.
12-12:30 p.m.: Trey Supak/Tyrone Taylor
12:30-1 p.m.: Bobby Wahl/Aaron Wilkerson
1-1:30 p.m.: Zack Brown/Lucas Erceg
1:30-2 p.m.: Jake Gatewood/Keston Hiura
2-2:30 p.m.: Diplan/Corey Ray
2:30-3 p.m.: Dubon/Gamel
3-3:30 p.m.: Spangenberg/Stokes
3:30-4 p.m.: Supak/Taylor
4-4:30 p.m.: Wahl/Wilkerson
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