The second annual Brewers Design A YOUniform contest reached a climax on Tuesday, as three finalists were selected from a group of over 700 entries. Nicholas Foust's, Ben Peters, and Ron Verrrecchio's designs were chosen by the club to compete in a week-long online fan vote, as well as a industry panel comprised of players, coaches, managers, and sponsors. The winning design will be revealed on January twenty-seventh at the Brewers On Deck ceremony, which all three finalists have been invited to. Closer John Axford will announce the winner at the event.
The winner will have the opportunity to see their design in action at a March twenty-second exhibition game against the Cubs in Maryvale. The club will pay all expenses up to 1,500 dollars for two people to make the trip, as well as airfare. The team will again wear the design a week later for their final pre-season game at Miller Park, though as Foust is the only Wisconsin resident of the trio, the Brewers decided that the winner would be invited to the Arizona game instead.
The three final designs can be viewed on the Brewers website, and will be available for purchase on team merchandise at the Brewers Clubhouse in Miller Park.
The Design A YOUniform contest is something unique the Brewers organization, according to chief operating officer Rick Schlesinger. The team was the first to hold a design contest in 1977, when the iconic ball and glove logo was created by a then University of Wisconsin Eau Claire student.