January 2013

1994 Foxes Home Game #5 – April 27

A folder was found during the renovations of Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Inside this folder, an era of Appleton Professional Baseball was rediscovered. The original scoresheets and boxscores from home games of the first half of the 1994 Foxes season. This was the time of Alex Rodriguez, Raul Ibanez, and many other future major league ball players.

Rattler Radio will look back at each of these games from 1994 between now and Opening Day, 2013. Enjoy.

DATE: April 27
OPPONENT: Beloit Brewers
FOXES STARTING PITCHER: Fabian Salmon
OPPOSING STARTING PITCHER: Tim Harikkala
TRIVIA: This was the first game of a 2-game homestand for the Foxes after an 8-game road trip to South Bend, Fort Wayne, & Beloit.
CONDITIONS: 43°, bitter
ATTENDANCE: 487

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Foxes Lineup:
Marcus Sturdivant – rf
Mike Barger – cf
Alex Rodriguez – ss
Raul Ibanez – dh
Alex Sutherland – c
Brian Wallace – 3b
Giomar Guevara – 2b
Manny Patel – lf
James Clifford – 1b

Brewers Lineup:
Chris McInnes – 2b
Danny Klassen – ss
Brian Banks – lf
Will Fitzpatrick – dh
Jonas Hamlin – 1b
John Morreale – 3b
Bill Bobrolsky – c
Todd Dunn – cf
Greg Martinez – rf

Harikkala got into trouble in the first inning.  A single, sacrifice bunt, and walk put runners on first and second with no outs.  Fitzpatrick sent a fly ball to right.  Both McInnes – the runner at second – and Banks – the runner at first – tried to tag on the play.  Do not run on Marcus Sturdivant!  Banks was thrown out at second base and the inning ended.

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Harikkala gave up a two out single to Dobrolsky in the top of the second and Todd Dunn followed with a double to center.  Do not run on Mike Barger or Alex Rodriguez!  Dobrolsky tried to score from first and was cut down at the plate on a Barger-Rodriguez-Sutherland play to end the inning.

The Foxes grabbed the lead in the bottom of the second.  Sutherland singled, stole second, and took third on a one out double by Guevara… (Editor’s note: That’s what it says! It’ doesn’t explain).  Patel drew a walk to load the bases, but Clifford struck out.  That brought up Sturdivant.  The Foxes right fielder singled to drive in Sutherland and Guevara and send Patel to third.  A wild pitch by Salmon let Patel score and the Foxes were up 3-0.

Harikkala settled in with a 1-2-3 3rd, faced the minimum thanks to a 6-4-3 inning ending double play in the 4th, and worked around a walk in the 5th to maintain the 3-0 lead.

The Brewers got on the board in the 6th.  McInnes singled and went to third on a single by Banks.  Banks stole second with McInnes holding at third, but the throw from Sutherland was wild and McInnes scored as Banks took third with one out.  Harikkala got the last two outs to keep the lead at 3-1.

The Snappers threatened again in the 7th after a two-out double by Dunn, but Harikkala got out of the inning again.

Beloit went to the bullpen after the stretch and Chris Schmitt gave up a single to Guevara and a walk to Patel.  The Foxes pulled a double steal to get two runners into scoring position, but Schmitt retired the next two batters.

Beloit went to the bullpen again for Chad Kopitzke to face Barger to keep the score at 3-1.  But, Barger delivered a two-run single to make it 5-1 in favor of the Foxes.

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Harikkala went back out for the eighth and pitched a 1-2-3 frame.   He went for the complete game in the ninth and gave up a leadoff single before getting the next two batters.  A single by Dobrolsky kept the game alive, but Harikkala got Dunn to pop out to Clifford at first to close out the game.

FINAL SCORE:
Beloit 1
Foxes 5

FOX OF THE GAME:
Tim Harikkala: 9IP, 9H, R, 0ER, 2BB, 7K, Complete game victory

THOSE GUYS:
Alex Rodriguez: 1-for-4, stolen base
Raul Ibanez: 0-for-4,

NOTES:
The Foxes went 4-for-5 in stolen base attempts in this game.
There were a total of two extra base hits in this game – one double for each team.
This game, which started at 6:32pm, was played in a very snappy 2 hours and 5 minutes.
The game that was scheduled for April 28 was rained out.  The next home game the Foxes will play is Sunday, May 1 against Rockford.

CLICK FOR THE PDFs
April27foxessheet

April27beloitsheet

April27boxscore

Renovation Update: Episode 12.5

The good news: I got up on the second level of Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium for this week’s update.

The bad news: This week’s Renovation Update is not a video update.

Our camera operator/director/editor/sound technician/talent relations coordinator/YouTube Video putter-upper left us to take another job with another team right after Christmas.

So, you get….MORE PICTURES from a semi-competent photographer.

If you want, click here to listen to some Yes as you scroll through the photos.   Changes!  As always, click for a larger image.

A view of the front entrance with a special appearance by Lamont Cranston's alter ego.

A view of the front entrance with a special appearance by Lamont Cranston’s alter ego.

The suite level as seen from the end of what will be the hall on the third base side.

The suite level as seen from the end of what will be the hall on the third base side.

I couldn't get on the outside seating area, so, I had to stick the camera around the canvas to get this shot of the seating area.

I couldn’t get on the outside seating area, so, I had to stick the camera around the canvas to get this shot of the seating area.

Welding!

Welding!

This part of the floor will be concrete soon.

This part of the floor will be concrete soon.

I was allowed on the roof of the team store to take this shot of the entrance.

I was allowed on the roof of the team store to take this shot of the entrance.

The rest of the photos from this shoot are after the break.  Click on more to see, um, more.

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Walkoff Wednesday (1995 season)

It’s Walkoff Wednesday on Rattler Radio.

This week, we skip back in time to 1995, the first season of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Keep in mind that this may not be a complete list. The person (Ed.: AHEM) who went through the microfilm of The Post-Crescent boxscores at Appleton Public Library forgot to get ALL of the details…and The PC got a little lax in recording the boxscores at the end of that season.

If need be, I’ll go back and get these at some point. If you were at these games – or happen to be former Rattlers radio announcer Tim McCord, drop a line in the comments to HEEELLLLPPPPP!!!

To the list!

Luis Molina (pictured here with Lancaster in 1997) had the "walkoff" hit at least twice during the 1995 season.

Luis Molina (pictured here with Lancaster in 1997) had the “walkoff” hit at least twice during the 1995 season.

Joe Mathis scored the "walkoff" run at least twice during the 1995 Timber Rattlers season.

Joe Mathis (pictured here in 1996) scored the “walkoff” run at least twice during the 1995 Timber Rattlers season.

Timber Rattlers Walkoffs (3):

DATE: May 20
OPPONENT: Michigan Battle Cats
BATTER: Luis Molina
PITCHER: Mike Blais
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 9th
GAME WINNING PLAY: Molina’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth drives in Joe Mathis.
FINAL SCORE: Wisconsin 2, Michigan 1
NOTES: This is the first walkoff victory in Timber Rattlers history.  Mathis had doubled in Wilson Delgado to tie the game moments earlier in the 9th.

DATE: June 5
OPPONENT: Kane County Cougars
BATTER: ????
PITCHER: Marcus Mays
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 9th
GAME WINNING PLAY: ?????
FINAL SCORE: Wisconsin 4, Kane County 3
NOTE: One out in the bottom of the ninth when winning run scored. HEEELLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPP!!!!!

DATE: August 9
OPPONENT: Peoria Chiefs
BATTER: Luis Molina
PITCHER: Cory Corrigan
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 12th
GAME WINNING PLAY: Luis Molina bloop single with 2 out scores Joe Mathis
FINAL SCORE: Wisconsin 3, Peoria 2 (12)
NOTES: Molina’s RBI single in the 12th gave him six straight games with an RBI. Wisconsin starting pitcher Derek Bieniasz had a perfect game through seven innings, but allowed a hit to start the eighth. Placido Palanco tied the game in the top of the ninth inning with an RBI double off John Thompson.

OPPONENT WALKOFFS (8):

DATE: May 17
OPPONENT: Kane County Cougars
STADIUM: Elfstrom Stadium
BATTER: Luis Castillo
PITCHER: Marino Santana
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Wisconsin 2, Kane County 1 in the bottom of the 9th
GAME WINNING PLAY: E4 on a potential game ending double play allowed two runs to score.
FINAL SCORE: Kane County 3, Wisconsin 2
NOTES: Santana, Wisconsin’s starting pitcher, was going for a complete game and got the first out of the ninth. But, two walks and a hit batsman loaded the bases. Castillo grounded to short. The flip to second was in time, but the relay to first was wild and two runs scored for the Kane County win.

DATE: June 1 (Game 2 of doubleheader)
OPPONENT: Beloit Snappers
STADIUM: Pohlman Field
BATTER: ????
PITCHER: John Daniels
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 5-5 in bottom of the 9th
GAME WINNING PLAY: ?????
FINAL SCORE: Beloit 6, Wisconsin 5 (9)
NOTES: Game two of the doubleheader went nine innings. Beloit tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extra innings.

DATE: June 7
OPPONENT: Kane County Cougars
STADIUM: Elfstrom Stadium
BATTER: Luis Castillo
PITCHER: Chris Beck
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 9th
GAME WINNING PLAY: Castillo’s bunt single with two out drove in Amauny Garcia.
FINAL SCORE: Kane County 4, Wisconsin 3
NOTES: The Rattlers led 3-2 to start the bottom of the ninth, but committed two errors in the bottom of the ninth to set up the Kane County rally.

DATE: July 10
OPPONENT: Cedar Rapids Kernels
STADIUM: Veterans Memorial Stadium
BATTER: Demond Smith
PITCHER: John Thompson
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Wisconsin 14, Cedar Rapids 13 in the bottom of the 11th
GAME WINNING PLAY: Demond Smith 2-out, 2-run home run
FINAL SCORE: Cedar Rapids 15, Wisconsin 14 (11)
NOTES: The Rattlers scored three in the top of the ninth to tie the game 11-11. Then, the Rattlers scored three runs in the top of the eleventh – on a three-run double by Luis Molina – for a 14-11 lead. Thompson retired the first two batters he faced in the bottom of the eleventh, but allowed a single. Then, Bret Hemphill hit a two-run homer. Thompson hit the next batter and Smith followed with a two-run walkoff homer.

This really happened.

Proof that this really happened.

DATE: July 28
OPPONENT: Michigan Battle Cats
STADIUM: C. O. Brown Stadium
BATTER: ????
PITCHER: John Thompson
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 10th
GAME WINNING PLAY: ????
FINAL SCORE: Michigan 3, Wisconsin 2 (10)
NOTES: John Daniels allowed a runner to reach base to start the tenth. Thompson came on in relief and allowed the winning run to score.

DATE: July 29
OPPONENT: Michigan Battle Cats
STADIUM: C. O. Brown Stadium
BATTER: ????
PITCHER: John Thompson
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF:
GAME WINNING PLAY: ????
FINAL SCORE: Michigan 6, Wisconsin 5
NOTES: The Rattlers were up 5-0, but the Battle Cats scored three runs in the eighth and three more in the ninth to win. Thompson allowed an inherited runner to score. At least that’s what I think happened. The boxscore is tough to read/decipher.

It gets a little foggy in the section on pitchers.

It gets a little foggy in the section on the Rattlers pitchers.

DATE: August 25
OPPONENT: Beloit Snappers
STADIUM: Pohlman Field
BATTER: ????
PITCHER: John Daniels
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 10th
GAME WINNING PLAY: ????
FINAL SCORE: Beloit 5, Wisconsin 4 (10)
NOTE: Rattlers had tied the game with two runs in the top of the 9th

DATE: August 30
OPPONENT: Kane County Cougars
STADIUM: Elfstrom Stadium
BATTER: Todd Dunwoody
PITCHER: John Thompson
SCORE BEFORE WALKOFF: Tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 10th
GAME WINNING PLAY: Dunwoody’s 2-out RBI single drove in Hayward Cook.
FINAL SCORE: Kane County 2, Wisconsin 1 (10)
NOTE: The Rattlers had a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, but a 2-out RBI single by Tony Darden drove in Walter White with the tying run that sent the game to extra innings.

I am pretty sure this was not the Walter White who scored the winning run against the Timber Rattlers on August 30, 1995

I am pretty sure this was not the Walter White who scored the winning run against the Timber Rattlers on August 30, 1995.

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Past Walkoff Wednesdays:

Walkoff Wednesday (2007 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2006 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2005 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2004 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2003 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2002 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2001 Season)

Walkoff Wednesday (2000 Season)

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MLB Memory Lane: July 10, 1977

I went to a lot of baseball games before I started working in baseball.  MLB Memory Lane is a look back at some of those games.

This week: Polish Appreciation Day at County Stadium is a doubleheader against YAZ and the Red Sox.

YAZ!

YAZ!

Date: July 10, 1977
Teams: Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers
Stadium: Milwaukee County Stadium
Seat Location: First row behind the first base dugout.
With: Family

First, these were the best seats I have ever had for a game.  My cousin Keith and I brought our gloves to the game and were convinced that – at some point of the doubleheader – there would be a screaming line drive hit right at us and one of us would make the catch.

Looking back at 8-year old me, I am glad that did not happen.

The setup for this twinbill was not looking good for the Brewers.  They were 39-43 and in fifth place in the AL East.  Boston was 45-35 and tied with Baltimore for second place in the division, just one game back of the New York Yankees.

Milwaukee had won the night before with Jerry Augustine picking up the win over Fergie Jenkins.

The doubleheader pitching matchups featured Larry Sorenson against Luis Tiant in game one and Mike Caldwell against Rick Wise in game two.

Game one was actually a pretty good game.  Not that it started out that way.

Boston got to Sorenson for three runs in the second inning.  Denny Doyle drove in a run with a sacrifice fly that drove in Bernie Carbo.  Jim Rice made it 3-0 with a two-out, two-run single to score Butch Hobson and Rick Burleson.

The first two Sox to bat in the top of the third – Carlton Fisk and George Scott – singled off Sorenson and Alex Grammas had seen enough.  The Brewers manager went to the bullpen for Sam Hinds…who promptly walked Carbo to load the bases.  But, Hinds got out of the inning with no runs scoring.

Robin Yount started the Brewers comeback in the fourth.  He singled, stole second, went to third on a Cecil Cooper single, and scored on a Sal Bando sacrifice fly.

Sixto Lezcano tripled to start the fifth and scored on a Von Joshua sacrifice fly.

Yount and Bando were on base with two out in the sixth inning when Don Money singled to right.  Yount scored on the hit and an error by Carbo let Bando score all the way from first for a 4-3 Brewers lead.

Hinds walked the first two batters (Fisk & Scott)  in the Red Sox seventh.  So, on came Bob McClure to put out the fire.  The Red Sox went to pinch-hitter Ramon Aviles, who – in his first MLB plate appearance – dropped a sacrifice bunt.

FUN FACT: This was the only plate appearance Aviles had with the Red Sox.  He went on to play parts of the 1979-1981 season with the Philadelphia Phillies.

BACK TO THE GAME:  McClure intentionally walked Butch Hobson to load the bases and Bill Castro relieved to face pinch hitter Rick Miller.

Miller lofted a fly ball to left field.  Was it deep enough to score Fisk?  Did Jamie Quirk have a strong enough arm to get Fisk at the plate?

Yes! Double play! Brewers were up 4-3 heading to the stretch.

In the bottom of the seventh, Joshua was called out on strikes by Durwood Merrill.  Just as Quirk – the next batter – was ready to swing and ground out, Merrill called time and ejected Joshua from the game.  It was kind of intense.  Then, Quirk doubled!  Then, pinch-runner Jim Wohlford got picked off second base to end the inning.

The game remained 4-3…until the ninth.  Castro got the first two outs, but Hobson singled, Miller singled, and Burleson singled to drive in Hobson.  Eduardo Rodriguez had to come on to strike out Fred Lynn for the final out.

The Brewers had runners at second and third with one out in the tenth, but Yount grounded out and – after Cooper was intentionally walked – Bando flew out to center.

Of course the Red Sox would score four times in the top of the 11th.  Burleson tripled in the first run.  Gary Beare relieved Rodriguez and went: intentional walk to Lynn, RBI single to Rice, wild pitch, walk to Yastrzemski, sacrifice fly by Fisk, RBI single to Scott.

Steve Brye would double in Sixto Lezcano in the bottom of the eleventh, but the Red Sox won game one 8-5.

The second game, ugh, I really don’t want to write about this game because Mike Caldwell was not yet MIKE CALDWELL!  Oh, he gave up a lot of hits, but he did not make it out of the second inning.

George “Boomer” Scott hit a homer to start the second.  Two years earlier this would have made me happy, since he played for the Brewers.   Then, it all became a blur:

Hobson doubled to left; Evans reached on a fielder’s choice [Hobson out at third (pitcher to second to third)]; Dillard singled to center [Evans to second]; Miller singled to center [Evans scored, Dillard scored (error by Joshua), Miller to third]; Burleson singled to right [Miller scored]; Burleson stole second; Lynn walked; SORENSEN REPLACED CALDWELL (PITCHING); Rice forced Lynn (third to second); 4 R, 5 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Brewers 0

Yep. Alex Grammas went to Larry Sorenson, the Brewers starter in game one, to relieve Caldwell in the second inning.

How do you think the Boston third inning went?

RED SOX 3RD: Scott reached on an error by Yount; Fisk singled [Scott to third, Fisk to second (on throw to 3b)]; Hobson singled to shortstop [Scott scored (unearned), Fisk stayed at second]; Evans singled to left [Fisk scored, Hobson to third (error by Quirk), Evans to second]; CARBO RAN FOR EVANS; Dillard singled to left [Hobson scored, Carbo to third]; MCCLURE REPLACED SORENSEN (PITCHING); Miller made an out to second; Burleson grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Dillard out at second]; 3 R (2 ER), 4 H, 2 E, 1 LOB. Red Sox 7, Brewers 0.

The Brewers did get a run in the fourth as Von Joshua singled and scored on a Jamie Quirk double.

I am trying to remember why the decision was made to leave this game.  If it were up to me we would have stayed for the end of the second game no matter what, but since I was 8 and I would have been told to walk home, I reluctantly started heading to the car.

The decision may have been made easier when it was announced that Ken McMullen was coming into the game for Robin Yount.

Here’s the thing that I remember most about this doubleheader.  We were nearing the car in the parking lot when there was this loud roar from the crowd.  My cousin and I turned around and we saw the balloons above Bernie’s Chalet.  We knew that we had missed a Brewers home run.  I believe this is the first time I understood the word ‘crestfallen’.

Sorry I missed your home run, Don!

Sorry I missed your home run, Don!

It was not until we got to the car that we discovered the home run was hit by Don Money.  We also missed a Don Money RBI grounder – after a Jim Wohlford triple – in the bottom of the seventh.

But, we did not miss a huge comeback by the Brewers as they lost game two 7-3 and got swept by the Red Sox.

GAME ONE LINEUP:

   Boston Red Sox                Milwaukee Brewers        
1. Burleson            ss        Sheldon             dh
2. Lynn                cf        Yount               ss
3. Rice                dh        Cooper              1b
4. Yastrzemski         lf        Bando               3b
5. Fisk                c         Money               2b
6. Scott               1b        Lezcano             rf
7. Carbo               rf        Joshua              cf
8. Hobson              3b        Quirk               lf
9. Doyle               2b        Moore               c
   Tiant               p         Sorensen            p

HALL OF FAMERS:
Jim Rice: 3-for-6, RUN, 3RBI
Carl Yastrzemski: 1-for-5, STOLEN BASE!
Carlton Fisk: 1-for-4, RBI
Robin Yount: 2-for-5, 2 RUNS, stolen base

GAME TWO LINEUPS:

   Boston Red Sox                Milwaukee Brewers        
1. Burleson            ss        Yount               ss
2. Lynn                cf        Money               2b
3. Rice                lf        Cooper              1b
4. Scott               1b        Bando               dh
5. Fisk                c         Joshua              cf
6. Hobson              3b        Quirk               lf
7. Evans               dh        Brye                rf
8. Dillard             2b        Johnson             3b
9. Miller              rf        Haney               c
   Wise                p         Caldwell            p

HALL OF FAMERS:
Jim Rice: 1-for-5
Carlton Fisk: 1-for-4, RUN
Robin Yount: 0-for-2, error

Retrosheet boxscore (Game One)
Retrosheet boxscore (Game Two)

Baseball Reference WPA Chart (Game One)
Baseball Reference WPA Chart (Game Two)

Past MLB Memory Lane entries:
Rally against The Eck & Walkoff the A’s (1989)

Dennis Lamp near no-hitter (1981)

Teddy & Team Streak (1987)

Chester Marcol steals the show (1980)

Nolan Ryan at Wrigley (1987)

Larry Hisle beats Louisiana Lightning (1978)

Bonds, Kent, Burks ruin my dad’s 60th birthday (1999)

Rattler Alumni Report (Winter League Playoff Edition)

Australia is still in the regular season, but the Caribbean Winter Leagues have all moved into the playoffs.

At a point in the future, I’ll go back to look at how former Rattlers did in the regular season of the Winter Leagues.  But, for now, here is a playoff update….after checking on Craig Anderson in Australia.

Craig Anderson as a member of the Sydney Blue Sox (SMP Images/Brett Crockford)

Craig Anderson as a member of the Sydney Blue Sox (SMP Images/Brett Crockford)

Australia:
Sydney Blue Sox (18-16 Tied for 2nd):
Craig Anderson: 5-2, 1.94ERA, 9g, 9gs, 60.1IP, 5BBs, 29K

Okay, NOW the playoffs:

Dominican Republic:
Aguilas Cibaenas (6-3 in round robin play):
Edward Paredes: 0-0, 0.00ERA, 6g, 3IP, 0BB, 3K
Juan Sandoval: 0-0, 0.00, 7g, 5IP, BB, 6K

Estrellas de Oriente (2-7 in round robin play):
Juan Diaz: 6g, .176/.176/.176, 0HR, RBI

Toros del Este (4-5 in round robin play):
Carlos Peguero: 2g, .000/.167/.000, 0HR, RBI
Rene Rivera: 7g, .313/.421/.375. 0HR, 0RBI

Puerto Rico:
Cangrejeros de Santurce (1-3)
Jeff Dominguez: 4g, .188/.188/.250, 0HR, 0RBI
Yadiel Rivera: 2g, .250/.250/.250, 0HR, 0RBI

Criollos de Caguas (3-1):
Efrain Nieves: 1g, 0-0, 13.50ERA, .2IP, BB, 0K

Indios de Mayaguez (3-1):
Martin Maldonado: 4g, .214/.313/.286, 0HR, RBI

Venezuela:
Aguilas del Zulia (2-2):
Austin Bibens-Dirkx: 1-0, 0.00ERA, 1g, 1gs, 6.0IP, 2BB, 5K

Luis Valbuena with Lara (LVBP.com)

Luis Valbuena with Lara (LVBP.com)

Cardenales de Lara (2-2):
Luis Valbuena: 4g, .278/.316/.278, 0HR, RBI
Cesar Jimenez: 2g, 0-0, 0.00ERA, 2g, 2IP, BB, 2K

Asdrubal Cabrera is way more excited to be playing for Leones del Caracas than he was in this photograph.

Asdrubal Cabrera is way more excited to be playing for Leones del Caracas than he was in this photograph.

Leones del Caracas (2-2):
Asdrubal Cabrera: 4g, .353/.353/.412, 0HR, 2RBI

Navegantes del Magallanes (2-2):
Carlos Maldonado: 1g, .000/1.000/.000, 0HR, 0RBI*

*That would be two walks in two plate appearances for Carlos Maldonado as a member of the Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan playoffs.

Construction progress in ten photographs

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The post to ring in 2013 is about the progress on the construction at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium.

I have been taking a photo almost every day since October 30.  I started from the same spot and began moving forward at about 20 steps every week until I reached the chain link fence.  I have been zooming in slowly through the same spot in the fence since reaching the boundary.

These are not all of the pictures.  The plan is to use all of them for a time-lapse video as the project nears completion.

These will do for now.  As always, click the photo for a larger image.

UPDATE: Okay. Fixed. You may NOW click for a larger image.  The photo uploading changed as part of the template change.  Thanks to Tim for the heads up in the comments.

Day One: October 30, 2012

Day One: October 30, 2012

I like the crane against the clouds in this one from November 5, 2012.

I like the crane against the clouds in this one from November 5, 2012.

You can see the stairwells going up on either side of the crane against the bright, blue sky from November 13, 2012.

You can see the stairwells going up on either side of the crane against the bright, blue sky from November 13, 2012.

Notice the wall to the left and the scaffolding to the right on November 23, 2012.

Notice the wall to the left and the scaffolding to the right on November 23, 2012.

The crane is moving steel as the camera has reached the fence on November 28, 2012.

The crane is moving steel as the camera has reached the fence on November 28, 2012.

The roof takes shape as the first snowfall during construction occurs on December 9, 2012.

The roof takes shape as the first snowfall during construction occurs on December 9, 2012.

The snow is gone, but you can see workers on the roof in this December 14, 2012 photo.

The snow is gone, but you can see workers on the roof in this December 14, 2012 photo.

The snow is back in this one from December 21, 2012.

The snow is back in this one from December 21, 2012.

The activity is on the left with the workers up near the roof line two days after Christmas, 2012.

The activity is on the left with the workers up near the roof line two days after Christmas, 2012.

I zoomed out on January 1, 2013 to give a look at the entirety of the project.  Notice that the crane is out of its spot in the center.

I zoomed out on January 1, 2013 to give a look at the entirety of the project. Notice that the crane is out of its spot in the center.

Regular posting will begin again on Monday.  Until then, stay safe and think Spring!

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