This reminds me of a host segment from the Space Mutiny episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000:
So….be careful out there….which was the point of installing those things.
Alumni Birthdays for March 27:
Jake Odorizzi (’10) – 25
Jaime Navarro (Pitching Coach, ’08) – 48
Had this been an actual Timber Rattlers gameday, you would have seen these signs around town and been given ticket information.
If you would like to be part of the Timber Rattlers Gameday Yard Sign Network, there will be a table in the Fox Communities Credit Union Fox Club during FanFest on Tuesday, April 7 that will have all the information for this free program.
Alumni Birthdays March 26:
Chadwin Stang (’11, ’12) – 26
Orlando Hernandez (’00) – 36
Doug Nelson (’88) – 50
Mehring From Arizona: The Final 2015 Chapter is on the main website with a recap of the day’s action. Also, here is a link to Jonathan Mayo’s piece from Brewers camp late last week. A taste:
During his full-season debut, No. 21 prospect David Denson took his fair share of lumps. He looks the part of a big, strong left-handed-hitting first baseman. But some holes in his swing were exposed and he didn’t tap into his considerable raw power consistently. Denson will be just 20 for all of this season, so there’s time yet for him to adjust.
“I think he’s going to come around this year,” Nichols said. “We’ll see the adjustments he makes. He was at a higher level, probably, than he should’ve been, and he battled some injuries. He has a tremendous eye and big-time power. With that combination, I think he’s going to have a breakout year this year.”
Nichols also is expecting a big year from Brandon Woodruff, the system’s No. 30 prospect and an 11th-round pick from last June’s Draft. His combination of command and game plan intrigue the Brewers.
“I think you’re going to see something from him,” Nichols predicted. “He pitches inside with a fastball. He can pitch in on purpose. He has an idea of what he’s doing. His mechanics are clean. He’s not grunting and groaning out there. He might be in Brevard, he’ll maybe skip a level.”
There is also a three questions segment with Kody Medeiros, a possible Rattler in 2015.
Here’s today’s interview with Matt Erickson, Wisconsin’s manager. We discuss Devin Williams, Milton Gomez, Jake Gatewood, and Dustin DeMuth…and a few other things.
Photos from today:
That will do it from Arizona. Back to Wisconsin tomorrow. Can the season start yet?!
Here is a brief interview with Gary Lucas, the new pitching coach of the Timber Rattlers.
Photos from today’s game over at Hohokam against the A’s.
Check out the Mehring in Arizona column over on the main website for details on the action today in Minor League camp.
For the blog content: I had an opportunity to interview Timber Rattlers manager Matt Erickson after the game today. Click to hear it as we discuss….stuff:
The wrap on the Rattlers Saturday action is up in the new Mehring in Arizona column.
Popup day during practice:
Day Two of Mehring in Arizona – or the cooler title of Mehring in Maryvale that I didn’t come up with but is on the media wall image – is up on the main website. Here are some photos from today at minor league camp.
Alumni Birthdays for March 20:
Javier Salas (’14) – 23
Dana Williams (Hitting Coach ’02-’04, ’07) – 52
Donn Koch (’82) – 56
Paul ‘Frosty’ Francis (’51) – Would have been 86
`Frosty” was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Middletown, The Choate School and a 1950 graduate of Wesleyan University. Upon college graduation, Francis pursued his dream of becoming a professional baseball player. He pitched in the St. Louis Browns organization until an injury forced him to pursue his other dream of coaching basketball. After two years as the head basketball coach at the Saint James School in Hagerstown, MD, “Frosty” accepted the head basketball coaching duties back in CT at the Kingswood School. At Kingswood, for 25 years he was a teacher, coach, Director of Athletics, and finally Director of Finance and Development. Among his many accomplishments as a coach were two Class “B” New England basketball titles, in 1956 and 1957, and the establishment of what is now, the “Frosty” Francis KIT (Kingswood Invitational Tournament) in 1963, the longest running prep basketball tournament in New England.
The article on Day One of Mehring in Arizona, 2015 is up on the main website. Here are some photos from Day One:
Alumni Birthdays for March 19:
Thomas Cottrell (1966, ’67) – 71
The next post you see on Rattler Radio will be from Arizona since I will be down at Minor League Camp in maryvale for a few days. Make sure to check @CMehring & @TimberRattlers for updates during the day. There should be a new column up on either the blog or the Timber Rattlers website.
Speaking of the website, there has been plenty of news going up over there for the last few days.
Click on each link for all the news.
Alumni Birthday for March 18:
Terrmel Sledge (’00) – 38
I was in another lifetime one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness a creature void of form
“Come in” she said
“I’ll give you shelter from the storm”.
The other choice was Gimme Shelter….But, I never realized how dark those lyrics were.
The Timber Rattlers haver added a tent to the third base picnic area.