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A look at the first four Timber Rattlers Bobbleheads of 2016

While I was recording the podcast with Kyle Lobner yesterday, the rest of the front office was taking delivery – in the driving rain – of the first four bobbleheads the Timber Rattlers will be giving away during the 2016 season.

The hard-working ticket department pulled out one of each bobblehead to allow me to take photos and share them with you here on the blog.  As always, click on the image for a full-size look.  Also, click on the links in red above each photo to order tickets to the games.

Group shot:

2016 Bobbleheads 1

Reminder of the dates and the sponsors:

2016 Bobbleheads 2

Here is the All-Fan Opening Day Bobblehead of Fang & Whiffer that will be given away  on April 9:

2016 Fang and Whiffer April 9

This is the Matt Erickson Bobblehead for April 17.  That is him in his Appleton West jersey.

2016 Matt Erickson April 17

Jason Rogers may have been traded away from the organization, but he is #TRatNation4Life.  His bobblehead is scheduled for April 30:

2016 Jason Rogers April 30

Fang & Hank is scheduled for May 15:

2016 Hank and Fang May 15

Last photo is a reminder to #VoteFang or #VoteWhiffer with a schedule of the remaining bobblehead giveaways during the 2016 season.  There is still time to purchase a bobblehead package that will guarantee your souvenir on these dates!

2016 Bobblehead Schedule

Pictures of our Lucroy Opening Day Bobblehead

Individual Game Tickets for the 2015 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers season will go on sale Saturday, March 7 at 10:00am.  There will be plenty going on that day at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium from 10am to 3:00pm.

But, the team figures that the thing in which you would be most interested is the Opening Day Tickets for Sunday, April 12 vs. the Peoria Chiefs.


Because that is the day of the Jonathan Lucroy double Bobblehead All-Fan Giveaway courtesy of Appvion and Cher-Make.  I could describe what this double bobblehead looks like…or I could show you:

Credit: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Credit: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Brought to you by Appvion.

Credit: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Brought to you by Cher-Make

Pretty neat.  If you can’t make it to the event on Saturday, order your tickets here starting at 10am.

Alumni Birthdays:
Alan Williams (’11, ’12, ’13) – 25
Ryan Franklin (’94) – 42
Mike Squires (’73) – 63
Thomas MacMillan (’51) – Would have been 84

Ryan Franklin as an Appleton Fox in 1994.

Ryan Franklin as an Appleton Fox in 1994.

Bobblehead news & a roundup on the extension – December 3, 2014

Keep your eyes on @TimberRattlers at the top of each hour between now and 6pm tonight.  The team is announcing their bobblehead giveaways for the 2015 season at the top of each hour.  As of the time I started to write this post, they have announced three of the ELEVEN bobbleheads:




Correction:  Yesterday, I announced Reggie Keen’s birthday based on some research not done by me earlier this summer.  I did not doublecheck the research until after it was pointed out to me that Reggie’s birthday is actually January 13…Apologies to Reggie…I will get it right in about a month.

The Timber Rattlers and Milwaukee Brewers have announced a 4-year extension to their current Player Development Contract.  The teams are partnered through the 2020 season.

The media roundup:

Bill Scott of Wisconsin Radio Network has the story and a five minute interview with team president Rob Zerjav.

Tim Froberg of The Post-Crescent also caught up with Rob.

Second baseman Scooter Gennett, outfielder Khris Davis and pitchers Wily Peralta, Jim Henderson and Jimmy Nelson are among the current Brewers who learned the ropes of professional baseball with the Timber Rattlers.

“To have our fans talk about someone like Scooter Gennett, it’s like they knew him before he was even a Brewer,” Zerjav said. “It’s been great for fans getting to know the players a little better.

This has nothing to do with the affiliation extension, but here’s a story on Fang’s Holiday Extravaganza from FOX 11:

Kids’ Crew memberships for the 2015 season were available at the Extravaganza. They are now available online through the team store.

Alumni Birthdays for December 3:
Chris Snelling (’00) – 33
Mitch Lukevics (Player, ’76; Coach, ’84-’85) – 61
Steve Huntz (’64) – 69
Paul Knechtges (’61) – 75


Nine cards featuring players from the 1976 Foxes.

Mitch Lukevics is located in the middle of the bottom row.

Lineup and Game Notes for August 5, 2012

A photo taken at 11am from the deck down the right field line shows They are lining up to see the Rattlers in Beloit today!*

Today’s Lineup:
Brandon Macias – 3B
Carlos George – CF
Greg Hopkins – 2B
Cameron Garfield – C
Nick Ramirez – 1B
Ben McMahan – RF
Mike Garza – DH
Yadiel Rivera – SS
Lance Roenicke – LF

Wisconsin Starting Pitcher:
Chad Pierce

Beloit Starting Pitcher:
David Hurlbut

Timber Rattlers Game Notes:

Follow today’s game (2:00pm CDT first pitch):
Radio: AM1280,  WNAM
Internet Audio: WNAM Website (Click Listen Live Tab) (free)

*-They may actually be lining up early for the Prince Fielder Beast Mode Bobblehead. But, that’s just a guess.

Compare & Contrast: Lollybobbles

Here is the latest video from the Opening Day Bobbleheads:


Here is the original scene from Bull Durham.  I’m just going to link it because there is brief nudity at the start and some language at the end.

My mangled sentence structure and labored syntax probably already push the rating of this blog closer to a PG than a G.

Compare & Contrast: Bobble Anything

The Bobbleheads:

Embedding is not quite working the way I want it to for the original clip, so click on Boombox Serenade below for Lloyd Dobler in all his glory:

In my opinion, The Sure Thing is a much better John Cusak movie than Say Anything. I would also accept Better Off Dead.  One holdout in the office prefers One Crazy Summer.  I cannot persuade this person to reconsider this heresy.

Compare & Contrast: Bond

The new Opening Day Bobblehead Video is online:


Here is the scene from the original:

Compare & Contrast: Western Style

This week, three Opening Day Bobbleheads, recreate the three-man duel from the end of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Here is the original in all of it’s glory.

The part the bobbleheads recreate begins around 2:29 or so.

Who needs to talk to get the point across? Awesome scene!  Awesome movie!

Compare and Contrast: Miracle

The Opening Day Bobbleheads recreated the speech by Herb Brooks before the game against the Soviets.

Here is the original.

The bobbles took it from about the 1:50 mark of the original.  There was a sudden inspiration to add a certain bobblehead at the end as Craig Patrick that brought the whole thing together.

YOU were meant to be here on Opening Day.

I am ready for Opening Day now!

I am also ready to beat the Soviet Union at hockey.  Weird, eh?

Compare & Contrast

Timber Rattlers video:


The inspiration:


I am told that there are a few more bobble-centric videos to be produced in the next few weeks.

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