Zack Greinke will meet Milwaukee fans for the first time on Jan. 30 as part of “Brewers On Deck,” a downtown fanfest that features autographs and photos, interactive games and other baseball-themed events.
Greinke, acquired from the Royals last month, is one of 25 current Brewers players scheduled to appear along with the full coaching staff, a slate of prospects and some Milwaukee legends.
The club is instituting a new lottery system for autographs of certain high-profile players and asked fans to take note. For those select players — to be announced later — fans must obtain a numbered coupon to at the Frontier Airlines Center beginning at 9 a.m.. Coupon distribution will be available up to an hour before each designated autograph session.
Fans will receive one coupon per event admittance ticket and can use their ticket to enter the random selection process for any one of the select Brewers players. There is no cost for coupons to enter the random selection process; however, those holding coupons that are chosen must pay $25 at the respective autograph stage to be donated to the Brewers Community Foundation.
Winning coupon numbers will be announced over the public address system and posted at the respective autograph stages one hour prior to the player’s autograph time. There will be 250 winners for each autograph session.
Players and staff not included in the random selection process will sign 250 autographs each at prices ranging from free to $10. The autograph opportunities are for signatures on photo cards provided by the team — the Brewers cannot guarantee that any player will sign other memorabilia.
On the day of the event, only cash will be accepted for purchases made at the door and at the various autograph stages.
Here is the full list of attendees:
Current players: John Axford, Brandon Boggs, Zach Braddock, Ryan Braun, Craig Counsell, Chris Dickerson, Yovani Gallardo, Mat Gamel, Carlos Gomez, Greinke, Sean Green, Corey Hart, LaTroy Hawkins, Brandon Kintzler, George Kottaras, Jonathan Lucroy, Shaun Marcum, Mike McClendon, Casey McGehee, Chris Narveson, Wil Nieves, Manny Parra, Mark Rogers, Rickie Weeks, Randy Wolf.
Coaches: Ron Roenicke, Garth Iorg, Rick Kranitz, Stan Kyles, Jerry Narron, Ed Sedar, Dale Sveum, John Shelby.
Rising stars: Kentrail Davis, Eric Farris, Ryan Gennett, Caleb Gindl, Kyle Heckathorn, Erik Komatsu, Jeff Morris, Cody Scarpetta, Logan Schafer.
Alumni: Jerry Augustine, Jim Gantner, Larry Hisle.