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Schlesinger elevated to Brewers COO

The Brewers quietly promoted one of their top front office officials this winter, giving Rick Schlesinger the title of chief operating officer. Schlesinger, who has been with the Brewers for more than eight years, had previously been known as the team’s executive vice president of business operations. 

The team began referring to Schlesinger as COO in January but did not formally announce his new title.
The Brewers have not had a club president since the messy departure of Ulice Payne in 2003, so Schlesinger and executive vice president of finance and administration Bob Quinn are the top two officials on the business operations side of the club. The Brewers hired Schlesinger in December 2002 and Quinn in January 2003, and promoted both men to executive VP roles in 2008.
“I believe our executive management team is among the best in baseball, and Rick and Bob have led us to significant achievements on the business side,” principal owner Mark Attanasio said then. “We have set franchise records for attendance and reached new heights in virtually every measurable category.”
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What's new at Miller Park?

Brewers team photographer Scott Paulus sent along some shots from today’s event at Miller Park, where the club debuted some ballpark improvements, new concession items and television promos. Those TV spots are pretty funny, and you can watch them all over at the main site. I’ll give the Gallardo ad my vote. 

On to the ballpark, where improvements include the clubhouses on the service level, the Braves Honor Roll on the field level and the team store up on the terrace level. 
Here’s executive vice president Rick Schlesinger in front of the new Braves Honor Roll. Nice to see the Brewers honor their Major League predecessors:
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Visitors also sampled some new concessions offerings. The club unveiled four new “Concession Concepts:”
Grab and Go (2 Locations):  New Items include Chicken Caesar, Greek and Chef Salad, Italian Sub, Turkey Club and Beef and Cheddar Sandwich, Hummus/Pretzel Cup, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Cup and Fresh Cheese Curds.
Burrito Carts (2):  A choice of chicken, beef or shredded pork burritos made to order with black beans, rice, shredded cheese and pico.
Pasta Cart (1):   Cavatappi Pasta w/choice of Chicken, Italian Sausage or Fresh Vegetables with Marinara Sauce, Alfredo Sauce or Pesto.
Plaza Pavilion Grill: New outdoor smoking area and Grill. New items include 1/2lb Burgers, 1/3lb Brat Patties, Tenderloin Steak Sandwich and a Chicken Shish-ka-bob served on Naan Bread w/Tzatziki Sauce.
Plus, some new Concession Stand items: Toasted Ravioli, Beer Battered Mozzarella Sticks, Wisconsin Steak and Cheese Sandwich, Shrimp Basket and Cheesy Grillwurst (Club Level)
New items featured in the suites in 2010 include:  Souvenir M & M’s Dispensers, a Mediterranean Tapas Bar Appetizer and a Tuscan Roasted Turkey entrée. The Brewers will also feature two new menu packages. The first is the “Slider Pitch,” which includes Turkey BLT, Chicken and Burger Sliders, Kettle Chips, Bleu Cheese Wedge Salad and Three Wings Combo. The other is “The Great Bambino,” which includes Baked Mostaccolli with Italian Salsiccia, Tuscan Tortellini and Chicken, Caesar Salad, Antipasto Platter, Fried Ravioli and Tiramisu.
Anything involving a pretzel roll looks delicious to me:
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Updates to the terrace-level team store were designed to expand the space and improve flow. Here’s a look:
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For a more extensive description on some of the new features at Miller Park for 2010, check out the team’s news release
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Brewers scale back Autograph Friday

“Autograph Fridays” will be a kids-only affair in 2010, the Brewers announced today. 
The team scaled back its promotion from every Friday home game to one Friday per month for the coming season, and said that autographs would be limited to kids 14 and under only. The dates are April 9, May 14, June 25, July 23 and August 27. 
“With the popularity of these sessions, our priority is to ensure that children have opportunities to obtain autographs from the players and coaches,” Brewers Executive Vice President of Business Operations Rick Schlesinger said. “Other events, such as Brewers Block Parties and Brewers On Deck, will present opportunities for fans of all ages to obtain autographs.”
Approximately six to eight Brewers players, coaches and alumni will participate in the autograph sessions. 
Four of the Kids Autograph Fridays — May 14, June 25, July 23 and August 27 — will occur on 40th Anniversary weekends and will feature alumni participants.  Players will sign from 5:45-6:05 p.m. CT and kids and their parents can enter Miller Park through any gate and continue towards the Field Level concourse autograph stations located on the warning track from dugout to dugout.  Parents/guardians may line up with their child but will not receive an autograph.  
In another change from past seasons, the Brewers will not release the list of players and coaches for each Friday event in advance. A list of participants and their specific signing locations will be posted on the Miller Park video board when the gates open.
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