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For you road warriors out there, the Brewers today released all of their away game times for the 2011 season. You can check them out over at Brewers.com.
For the first time since 2007, the Brewers will get to open their season in front of the home fans.
Milwaukee will begin next season with a six-game homestand against the Rockies and Cardinals, according to the schedule released by Major League Baseball on Tuesday. Opening Day is Monday, April 5, at Miller Park. The first regular season pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CT.
The schedule for all 30 teams was unveiled en masse for the second straight year, and Brewers highlights include a trio of home series against the cross-border Cubs, plus Interleague series at Miller Park against the Rangers and Mariners, in addition to the usual matchup against the Twins. Milwaukee will also host the Tigers for a pair of preseason exhibition games, on Friday, April 2 at 7:10 p.m. CT and on Saturday, April 3 at 1:10 p.m.
On the road, the Brewers’ Interleague slate features games at Minnesota from May 21-23 and at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from June 15-17.
The Brewers will host the Cubs three times, from April 23-25, June 8-10 and Sept. 10-12. They travel to Wrigley Field just twice, from April 12-15 for the season-opening series at Wrigley Field, plus Aug. 2-4.
Six of those home contests against the Cubs are subject to “marquee game” pricing. The Brewers announced that the slate of marquee games includes Opening Day, plus June 8-10 and Sept. 10-12 against the Cubs and June 22-24 against the Twins.
The team is moving the start of home games five minutes, to 10 minutes after the hour, to accommodate additional radio and television advertising. That means weekday night games will begin at 7:10 p.m. CT while weekday day games will start at 12:10 p.m. in April and May — excluding Opening Day — and 1:10 p.m. in June, July, August and September. Saturday games will start at 6:10 p.m. All Sunday home games are scheduled to start at 1:10 p.m.
The Brewers face several long road trips, including one stretch in April and May in which they play 19 of 25 games away from Miller Park. It starts with a nine-game, 11-day junket to Chicago, Washington and Pittsburgh from April 12-22. After a homestand against the Cubs and Pirates, the Brewers head back on the road for a nine-game, 10-day trip to San Diego, Los Angeles and Arizona from April 29-May 9.
May also includes a hectic trip through Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Minnesota in which the team plays seven games in seven days.
For a quirky week, try the span from Aug. 16-23, when the Brewers have three off-days in the span of eight days. They don’t play on either end of a two-game series in St. Louis on Aug. 17-18, then return to host the Padres for a weekend series from Aug. 20-22 before another day off.
For the second straight year, the Brewers will finish the season on the road. This time, it’s a four-game series in New York against the Mets from Sept. 27-30 followed by the regular-season finale in Cincinnati from Oct. 1-3.
Information about Miller Park ticket prices and availability of season plans and individual tickets will be announced at a later date. Typically, the Brewers begin selling tickets to individual games in February.
Just wanted to pass along the news that the game time for the Brewers’ season opener in San Francisco was pushed back a bit to allow for Opening Day festivities at AT&T Park. National League Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum is now scheduled to throw his first pitch at 3:25 p.m. CT.
The Brewers’ home opener — April 10 against the Cubs — is unchanged. Braden Looper is scheduled to throw that pitch at 3:05 p.m. CT.
The Brewers’ flagship radio station hired Cory Provus of WGN in Chicago to fill the vacancy in Milwaukee’s radio booth on the same day the Brewers unveiled their Spring Training and regular-season broadcast schedules.
Provus, a 2000 graduate of Syracuse University, appeared on AM 620-WTMJ in Milwaukee on Monday morning and will call his first game alongside Bob Uecker on Feb. 25, when the Brewers host the A’s at Maryvale Baseball Park. He handled Cubs pre- and post-game programming for WGN and often spelled play-by-play man Pat Hughes in the fifth inning of game broadcasts.
He replaces Jim Powell, who left in January for a higher-profile job with the Atlanta Braves after 13 seasons in the booth with Uecker.
The Feb. 25 game is one of 36 Brewers Spring Training games and all will be broadcast either on the Brewers Radio Network, MLB.com, FSN Wisconsin or Milwaukee’s WMLW TV. A total of three games will be broadcast on television, 19 on radio and 16 via MLB.com webcast.
During the regular season, Uecker and Provus will call all 162 games on the radio as usual, and a total of 157 games will be televised, with Brian Anderson (who has an excellent MLBlog, by the way) and Bill Schroeder back in the booth. That includes 136 games on FSN Wisconsin, 15 games aired locally in Milwaukee on WMLW and four national broadcasts.
On his blog, Anderson wrote that Telly Hughes will replace departed sideline reporter Trenni Kusnierek on TV broadcasts.
The national games, some with updated start times, include:
April 12 game vs. Cubs at 7:05 p.m. CT on ESPN
May 24 at Twins at 7:05 p.m. CT on ESPN
May 26 vs. Cardinals at 7:05 p.m. CT on ESPN
June 13 vs. White Sox at 3:05 p.m. CT on FOX
June 15 at Indians at 6:05 p.m. CT on ESPN
June 20 at Tigers at 3:05 p.m. CT on FOX
Sept. 5 vs. Giants at 3:05 p.m. CT on FOX
All of those times are subject to change, of course. The team’s complete 2009 broadcast schedule will be online soon.