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ANOTHER Trade & Remember THIS? – December 4, 2014

Another former Timber Rattler player has been traded.  Last night, the Toronto Blue Jays acquired Michael Saunders (’06) from the Seattle Mariners:

The Toronto Blue Jays plugged their hole in left field by acquiring Michael Saunders from the Seattle Mariners for left-hander J.A. Happ, a deal that signals Melky Cabrera’s departure and gives GM Alex Anthopoulos extra money to work with to bolster the bullpen.

Saunders, a 28-year-old from Victoria, is projected by to earn $2.9 million in salary arbitration, and becomes just the fourth outfielder on the club’s 40-man roster. He’ll take over from Cabrera as the starting left-fielder, meaning the club’s attempts at re-signing the free agent are essentially over.

“Saunders is going to be our everyday left-fielder,” said Anthopoulos. “We ultimately had to make a decision to go that route.


Michael Saunders in 2006. This picture and others used in this post were taken during a game in which the Rattlers wore Fox Cities Foxes jerseys as part of a Turn Back the Clock promotion.

Michael Saunders as a Timber Rattler in 2006.

The Snake Pit Team Store has extended one of their Cyber Weekend offers on the website.  Place an online order of $50 or more between now and the end of the month and receive FREE SHIPPING!

I had to clear some photos off my phone to make room for some updates. As I was going through the pictures I found a few from July that I don’t think I ever posted. Remember that trip to Quad Cities in July where the Mississippi River had flooded its banks and Modern Woodmen Park was surrounded by water? Remember that Quad Cities has a ferris wheel at Modern Woodmen Park? Here’s the view:

QC Ferris Wheel

QC Ferris Wheel View

QC Ferris Wheel View2

QC Ferris Wheel View3

QC Ferris Wheel View4

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Alumni Birthdays for December 4:
Carlos Gomez (’10, ’11, ’12) – 29
Dave Vanhof (’95, ’96) – 41
Eduardo Martinez (’93) – 41
Christopher Connolly (’92) – 44
Francisco Garcia (’90) – 45
Gabriel Pineda (’91) – 46
Bill Drohan (’89) – 47
Kevin Ruckebeil (’85) – 51
Henry “Red” Kubiszak (’40) – Would have been 98


Lineup & Game Notes (July 27, 2011)

Not Raining at Alliant Energy Field!

Before we get started on today’s game, an update to last night’s, um, excitement.

The smoky fire that started in a long-term resident’s room last night was NOT caused by popcorn.  Let’s just say that it was caused by a substance that – after a discussion with a local gendarme – allowed said long-term resident to stay rent-free in a Clinton County hotel that does not let you check out whenever you want.

To today!

Wednesday’s Lineup:
Reggie Keen – CF
Nick Shaw – SS
TJ Mittelstaedt – LF
Nick Ramirez – 1B*
Mike Walker – 3B
Jason Rogers – DH
Chad Stang – RF
Joey Paciorek – C
Mike Brownstein – 2B

*- By the way, Ramirez is making his MWL Debut tonight.

Wisconsin’s starting pitcher:
Maverick Lasker

Clinton’s starting pitcher:
Nate Reed

Wednesday’s Transaction:
Eric Marzec transferred to Nashville (Pacific Coast League)

Updated Roster: Timber_Rattler_Roster_072711

Wednesday’s Game Notes: RattlersGameNotesJuly27

A little off day excitement

Everyone was settling in for the night after killing the day in Clinton.

Then, the fire alarm went off.

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Everything is okay. Someone, a long term resident of the hotel, left popcorn in the microwave too long.

But, this passes for entertainment during the road trip.

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