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Familiar Faces

There will be a few familiar faces – to me and long time Timber Rattlers fans at least – when the Clinton LumberKings visit Time Warner Cable Field in late April.

To the LumberKings website!

The Clinton LumberKings, in conjunction with the Seattle Mariners, have announced the LumberKings’ coaching staff for the 2011 season. Former Pulaski manager Eddie Menchaca will become the 44th manager in Clinton franchise history and will be joined by former Everett pitching coach Rich Dorman and trainer Jake Naas. Hitting coach Terry Pollreisz is the only returning member of the 2010 staff.

Terry Pollreisz managed the Timber Rattlers in 2008.

Rich Dorman pitched for the Timber Rattlers in 2003.

Eddie Menchaca played for the Timber Rattlers (along with four other teams in the Seattle system) in 2002.  Menchaca also came back to fill in as hitting coach for a few games in 2007.

Another reason to watch MLB Network

I’m sure that you already have December 15 marked on your calendar to watch MLB Network to catch the complete rebroadcast of Game Seven of the 1960 World Series.

You know? The broadcast that was thought to be lost forever.  Only to be found in the wine cellar of the Bing Crosby estate.  That one?

As if you needed another reason to watch MLB Network, catch it on Saturday, November 13 at 8pm CST for the premier of Triumph and Tragedy: The 1919 Chicago White Sox.

Aside from touching on topics that are always of interest to me, there is also the fact that is was shot at Alliant Energy Field in Clinton, Iowa.  From the L-Kings website.

“Triumph and Tragedy: The 1919 Chicago White Sox” was filmed by MLB Productions Senior Producer Jeff Spaulding in conjunction with Joe Scherrman and the “Ghost Players” of Dyersville, IA.

Alliant Energy Field was chosen as the backdrop for all action shots based on its historic dugouts, grandstand and playing surface, all perfect as a stand-in for old Comiskey Park. Ghost Players Ron (Hank) Lucas, Nic Hunt, Ted Kruse, Mike Schuster and Dubuque, IA native Nic Ungs all participated in the shoot back on September 26.

Here is a behind the scenes video.  A chance for you to see Alliant Energy Field, too.

I doubt if the victory jump at 1:34 is historically accurate. But, I’m getting into the modern day interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, so I can go with it.

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