Uniformly well-designed

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 29, 2013 - 11:32 AM

His winning design features a cream-colored jersey with a "Beer Barrel Man" theme on both the cap and a uniform patch.

hide

Ben Peters of Richfield designed the winning cap and jersey design in a Brewers contest.

Ben Peters lives in Richfield, considers himself primarily a Twins fan and has seen games at the old Met.

But his allegiance might be, well, expanding across the border to a certain National League rival. It was announced Sunday that Peters won the Brewers' "Design a YOUniform" contest and will have his winning design worn by Milwaukee players in multiple games. What made a Twins fan even enter in the first place?

"Fame and fortune! And maybe some girl will want to date me," Peters said in an e-mail Monday. "I'm a graphic designer, and I love sports. It combines the best of both worlds. And it just looked like fun. Winning put a cherry on it."

His winning design features a cream-colored jersey with a "Beer Barrel Man" theme on both the cap and a uniform patch. The barrel man logo was used by the Brewers early in their franchise history. Per the official Brewers blog at mlblogs.com, there were nearly 700 entries in the contest. Peters was chosen as one of three finalists (one was from Wisconsin), and he was notified of his victory Sunday during Brewers On Deck, the organization's annual preseason fan festival.

"I told the Brewers I'm very grateful they didn't discriminate! No one threw tomatoes at me, and I didn't get booed," Peters wrote. "I did read a lot of Wisconsin posts rooting for the hometown designer."

The haul for winning the contest is pretty nice: In addition to the trip to already-completed trip to Brewers on Deck, he gets airfare for two, plus money for expenses, to go to Arizona to see the March 22 spring training game during which the Brewers will wear the uniforms. Peters also gets a game-worn jersey and hat plus 10 T-shirts and hats featuring his design. The jerseys, too, will be worn March 30 at Miller Park during an exhibition game against the White Sox.

As for who is going to bring to Arizona, well, that part doesn't quite have a design.

"[I'm] not sure yet," he wrote. "Can you start a lottery? A marine got Mila Kunis to show for that dance. ... I always liked Marisa Tomei."

MICHAEL RAND

  • related content

  • Jersey patch detail on the winning Brewers jersey design from Ben Pete...

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

NY Mets 4 FINAL
St. Louis 5
Pittsburgh 4 FINAL
Minnesota 2
St. Louis 1 FINAL
Washington 1
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 2 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 4
NY Yankees 10 FINAL
Philadelphia 0
Tampa Bay 0 Cancelled
Baltimore 0
Detroit 1 FINAL
Toronto 4
Chicago WSox 3 FINAL
Chicago Cubs 6
Texas 6 FINAL
Oakland 7
Cleveland 2 FINAL
Arizona 3
Arizona 7 FINAL
LA Angels 2
Miami 0 Cancelled
Houston 0
Seattle - LP: J. Paxton 1 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 5
San Francisco 8 FINAL
Los Angeles 4
Colorado 5 FINAL
San Diego 7
Milwaukee 8 FINAL
Cincinnati 6
Detroit 111 FINAL
Orlando 97
LA Clippers 119 FINAL
Philadelphia 98
Charlotte 107 FINAL
Washington 110
Boston 96 FINAL
New York 92
Cleveland 98 FINAL
Brooklyn 106
LA Lakers 83 FINAL
Toronto 94
Miami 86 FINAL
Atlanta 99
Golden State 107 FINAL
Memphis 84
Sacramento 88 FINAL
New Orleans 102
Minnesota 110 FINAL
Houston 120
Dallas 76 FINAL
San Antonio 94
Utah 91 FINAL
Denver 107
Portland 87 FINAL
Phoenix 81
Calgary 2 FINAL
Minnesota 4
Columbus 5 FINAL
Chicago 2
Dallas 0 FINAL
Edmonton 4
UCLA 62 FINAL
Gonzaga 74
NC State 65 FINAL
Louisville 75
Utah 57 FINAL
Duke 63
Kent State 73 FINAL
Northern Ariz 74
Michigan State 62 FINAL
Oklahoma 58
(15) North Carolina 65 FINAL
(3) South Carolina 67
(18) Iowa 66 FINAL
(5) Baylor 81
(9) Arizona State 65 FINAL
(7) Florida State 66
(14) Stanford 60 FINAL
(2) Notre Dame 81
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: What are you following most closely right now?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close