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April 2015

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Jonathan Broxton, added late last season, could emerge as the setup man and might serve at times as the closer. Pitcher Corey Knebel and infielder Luis Sardinas, acquired in the Gallardo trade with Texas, could contribute to the big league club. Perhaps the biggest factors in the Brewers season will be how Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Jean Segura come back. Braun nursed a hand injury for much of the season and ended up at .266 with 19 homers and 81 RBIs – down from previous sea- sons. Ramirez made the All-Star team, but slumped during the Brewers' late season fade. Segura, coming off an All-Star season in 2013, had a down season. "Knock on wood, I feel great; it feels really good," Braun told reporters before spring training. "Everything is going well. So far, so good." Coming off an All- Star 2014 season will be centerfielder Carlos Gomez and catcher Jonathan Lucroy. The latter injured his hamstring before spring training and sat out several weeks, but is expected to be ready for the reg- ular season. Lucroy could play some at first against lefthanded pitchers. Khris Davis and Gerardo Parra will share time in left. Scooter Gennett takes over from the departed Rickie Weeks at sec- ond base. The NL Central will be a tough division. "It is a great division," Roenicke said. " We know that. We know the Cubs are better, and we had trouble with them before they made all those moves. We showed we could do it last year with ba- sically the same team. There's no reason we can't do it again." KEY Cover Feature g 09 Already recognized as one of the most fan-friendly facilities in Major League Baseball, Miller Park will unveil some new amenities when the season opens April 6 against the Colorado Rockies. u Food Options: Fans, who already enjoy a wide variety of food options, will have two more with the addition of Holey Moley, a Milwaukee doughnut shop, and Smoke Shack, a Milwaukee barbecue restaurant. u New Treats: There will also be some cre- ative new treats from concessionaire Dela- ware North. Among the new menu items are "Bratchos," a combination of Klement's sausages, kettle chips, cheese, fried sauerkraut, jala- penos and sour cream served in a Klement's Racing Sausage bucket. u Bobbleheads: Special game promotions again will give fans ticket discounts and bobble- heads throughout the season. Former Brewers star Rob Deer will be recognized with a bobblehead on April 12 and current Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta will be honored on April 26. On July 21 when the Brewers play the Cleveland Indians, it will be "Major League" night, commemorating the classic 1989 baseball movie which turned the old Milwaukee County Stadium into Cleveland stadium. u Visit for the full schedule, updates on the team, special promotions and to purchase tickets. WHAT'S NEW At Miller Park? Gregg Hoffmann is a semi-retired, veteran sportswriter. He currently publishes the Midwest Diamond Report Blog, writes for the Brewers' Game Day and is the author of "Down in the Valley: The History of Milwaukee County Stadium." Gomez Lucroy

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