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The Milwaukee Brewers made their own ‘Happy’ music video

Since America got its first listen of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”, it has become one of the country’s most popular songs.

brewers-happyBecause it’s what happens when we fall in love with a song, seemingly everyone wants to use it.

“Happy” can be found playing in the background of a commercial for the Fiat 500L as well as one for the Beats by Dre Pill mini-speakers.

The Milwaukee Brewers have now jumped on board, releasing their own music video which features Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez, Yovani Gallardo, Rickie Weeks, Bernie Brewer, and legendary broadcaster Bob Uecker playing a trumpet.

There’s a decent chance you may be tired of “Happy” before long. Until then, you can watch these few moments it produced.

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Brewers new mascot dog Hank chews on Cubs toy

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The Milwaukee Brewers adopted a dog during the offseason, and the pup has quickly become the team’s newest beloved mascot. Hank was found roaming around the team’s spring training facility in Arizona last month and no owner could be located. The Brewers have since been taking care of the little guy and he appears to be loving life.

On Monday, Hank was given an appropriate new toy. The team let him chew on a little Chicago Cubs doll before the Brewers and Cubs held their spring training game. Unfortunately, Hank’s chewing did not bring the Cubs bad luck and they beat Milwaukee 4-2. That’s not going to stop Hank from continuing to dominate the scene.

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Carlos Gomez sparks Brewers-Braves fight by pimping home run (Video)

Carlos Gomez sparked a major fight between the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves on Wednesday after homering off Braves starter Paul Maholm in the top of the first inning.

Gomez admired his home run after crushing the ball to deep left center, leading Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman to yell at him as he passed by on his trot. You could also hear one Braves player, possibly McCann or Maholm, yell “f—ing run, g-d d—it.” More Braves yelled at Gomez, and catcher Brian McCann even confronted Gomez halfway up the third base line.

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The benches cleared after McCann confronted Gomez, leading to a full-on fight. Yes, Gomez was ejected without even touching home plate. It looked like at least one punch was thrown during the incident.

Gomez actually has a history of being a jerk after home runs. Three years ago we posted about him pimping a home run with his team down 15-0. Maybe Gomez was pimping his home run because of a beef with Maholm; Maholm hit Gomez with a pitch in June and also hit him in 2010.

One thing we do know for certain is that the Braves really really dislike it when you pimp a home run against them.

Milwaukee Brewers giving fans $10 vouchers in wake of Ryan Braun drama

Brewers-fan-Ryan-Braun-fraud-shirtThe Milwaukee Brewers were not exactly a playoff team before Ryan Braun was suspended for the remainder of the season, so you can understand why the suspension may have been the final straw for some of the team’s fans. In an attempt to avoid a major drop-off in ticket sales, the Brewers are offering fans $10 vouchers for the month of August.

The promotion, which is called “Fans Eat Free,” allows fans to use the voucher toward concessions, merchandise or future tickets. While the team would not specifically say that this is a way of trying to apologize for Braun, we all get the point.

“This has been a challenging season for all of us, but the one thing that has never wavered has been the tremendous support we have received from fans who love the Brewers,” Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said, according to TMJ 4 in Milwaukee. “We wanted to do something meaningful to show our appreciation, and we will strive to provide the best fan experience possible.”

For whatever reason, sales of Braun merchandise have reportedly increased since his suspension was announced last monday. Perhaps fans will use their $10 vouchers to continue buying his stuff. Can you use them on beer? That would probably make the most sense at this point.

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Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has throwback jersey misspelled

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The Milwaukee Brewers and Miami Marlins paid tribute to the Negro Leagues on Saturday night by wearing throwback uniforms. Mostly everything went smoothly for the Brewers at Miller Park as they honored former Negro League players George Altman and Lonnie Harris in a pregame ceremony, but there was one minor issue.

Milwaukee (notice the spelling there?) manager Ron Roenicke was wearing a jersey that was slightly different from the rest of the team’s. As you can see, his was spelled “Milwakuee,” but Roenicke proudly rocked it anyway.

Most of the jersey errors we have showed you over the years like this and this involve misspelled names on the back. Roenicke’s was a bit more embarrassing for the team.

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Brewers costume thieves had themselves quite a sausage fest

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The Italian Sausage costume that is used during the “Sausage Race” at every Milwaukee Brewers home game was returned to a bar Wednesday after it was reported missing earlier in the day, and it sounds like the people who stole it had themselves quite the sausage fest.

People claiming to be responsible for the “prank” emailed USA Today to detail their experience with the costume. The pranksters told USA Today that six people were involved — five women and one man — ranging from 26-55 years old. They even wrote a pun-filled note about what they called “Weenie Gate” which they attached to the costume when they returned it.

“Sorry I’m such a sauced weenie. You probably think I’m the wurst,” the note states. “I started feeling the heat as the police began to ketchup by connecting the links. I know it was a greasy move so here I am. Donate the mustard and drink the beer. Take me back to the Land of the Brew… Much Love, ur Cedarburg Crew.”

USA Today has some photos of the thieves partying at bars while wearing the sausage costume. You can see one below:

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Brewers reportedly interested in signing Josh Hamilton

The Milwaukee Brewers are seriously considering making a run at free agent Josh Hamilton, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports.

Hamilton’s two-year, $24 million deal with the Texas Rangers is expiring, and the outfielder will be one of the more interesting free agent cases we’ve seen in years.

The Brewers reportedly are interested, and Milwaukee believes they have an advantage over most clubs.

Milwaukee’s hitting coach is Johnny Narron, who served as Hamilton’s “accountability partner” with the Rangers and Reds from 2007-2011.

Narron was hoping for a better job in baseball, and he received that opportunity from the Brewers. It was with his assistance that Hamilton developed into an All-Star and won AL MVP in 2010.

Without Narron around, Hamilton had some troubles throughout the year. He had an alcohol relapse in February, reportedly struggled with caffeine problems, and infamously began slumping when he attempted to quit chewing tobacco. Rangers owner and president Nolan Ryan criticized the timing of Hamilton’s decision to attempt to quit. Ryan was also critical of Hamilton when the slugger struggled at the plate in July.

It seems like the Rangers are willing to let Hamilton leave in free agency and, based on the boos he received, it seems like the fans won’t miss him, either. Big-market teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers, Angels, and Boston Red Sox reportedly will not be interested. The San Francisco Giants could be interested, and you can never count out the New York Yankees (though Hamilton in NYC would be a nightmare). Milwaukee has offered $100-million contracts to other players in free agency in the past, so they might be willing to do it again.

Hamilton’s past issues with addictions, coupled with his erratic health, could make teams leery of making a big financial commitment to him. That might just open things up for a team like the Brewers.

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