Results tagged ‘ Offseason Field Photos ’
This is the view from my window today. It didn’t look like this when Kyle Lobner and I recorded the podcast yesterday.
We discuss his upcoming Frosty Microbrew article about Tom Flanagan, the new farm director of the Milwaukee Brewers, the Brewers model, MLB Blackouts and how STUPID they are, and various other items.
Happy New Year, Timber Rattlers fans.
Then, Monday December 28th happened…and it’s still here over a week later.
It finally looks like winter around here.
There are 94 days to the Home Opener! The Season is Coming:
Rob Zerjav and Aaron Hahn are the guests on this week’s podcast. They talk about the winter meetings from the perspective of minor league teams, protective netting, drones, some upcoming promotions for the 2016 season, the condition of the new playing surface at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium, and a host of other topics.
Since I don’t have pictures of the other stuff, here are some photos of the field as of yesterday. To put their comments in perspective, we had well over 2 inches of rain. Normally, the outfield would be a lake and the warning track would be at least a tidal pool. The new drainage worked perfectly and just look at the lack of water!
To the Podcast!
Welcome to the new look of Rattler Radio. The caricature in the new logo reminds me of a Crow T. Robot line in a Mystery Science Theater 3000 host segment*.
“For those of you who don’t know, a caricaturist is an artist that makes anyone he draws look like Jack Soo.”
Before getting to the Winter League Update. Here’s a look at the completed field renovation project.
That looks outstanding!
Arizona Fall League:
Surprise Saguaros (9-7):
Michael Reed: 11 games; 0HR, 2RBI; .211/.388/.237
Yadiel Rivera: 9 games; HR, 10RBI; .433/.541/.667
Jacob Barnes: 4 games; 0-0, 0.00ERA; 5.2IP; 2BB, 8K
Damien Magnifico: 5 games; 0-0, Save, 2.08ERA; 4.1IP; 3BB, 7K
Australian Baseball League:
Sydney Blue Sox (4-4):
Craig Anderson: 1 game, 1 start; 0-0, 1.17ERA; 7.2IP; 0BB, 2K
Liga de Beisbol Dominicano:
Aguilas Cibaenas (4-9):
Juan Sandoval: 4 games, 1-0, 9.82ERA; 3.2IP, 2BB, 2K
Gigantes del Cibao (5-8):
Carlos Triunfel: 9 games; 0HR, 4RBI; .222/.241/.396
Leones del Escogido (8-4):
Edward Paredes: 5 games; 0-0, 0.00ERA; 2.2IP; 3BB, 4K
Rafael Soriano: 6 games; 0-0, 3 Saves, 3.00ERA; 6.0IP; 0BB, 4K
Jorge Sosa: 6 games; 0-0, 3.18ERA; 5.2IP; 0BB, 5K
Tigres del Licey (7-6):
Jason Rogers: 12 games; HR, 8RBI; .250/.294/.354
Toros del Este (6-7):
Luis Ortega: 1 game, 0-0, 0.00ERA; 0.1IP; BB, 0K
Liga Mexicana del Pacifico:
Charros de Jalisco (11-9):
Alex Liddi: 20 games; 4HR, 22RBI; .403/.437/.688
Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico):
Cangrejeros de Santurce (0-2):
Omar Garcia: 1 game
Criollos de Caguas (2-1):
Efrain Nieves: 1 game, 1 start, 0-0, 7.20ERA; 5.0IP; 0BB, 2K
Gigantes de Carolina (2-1):
Jeff Dominguez: 3 games; 0HR, 2RBI; .462/.429/.462
JC Romero 2 games; 0-0, Save; 0.00ERA; 2.0IP; 0BB, 2K
Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional:
Aguilas del Zulia (10-11):
Eric Marzec: 6 games, 3 starts; 2-2, 4.20ERA; 15.0IP; 2BB, 12K
Gian Rizzo: 8 games; 0-0, 2.79ERA; 9.2IP; 2BB, 10K
Cardenales de Lara (11-10):
Jose Jimenez: 6 games; 0-0, 11.57ERA; 2.1IP; BB, 2K
Navegantes del Magallanes (11-10):
Carlos Maldonado: 4 games; 0HR, RBI; .500/.571/.500
Tigres de Aragua (12-9):
Austin Bibens-Dirkx: 5 games, 5 starts; 2-2, 1.93ERA; 28.0IP; 6BB, 21K
Renee Cortez: 11 games; 0-3, 5.59ERA; 9.2IP; 3BB, 8K
Brent Suter: 4 games, 4 starts; 1-1, 5.17ERA; 15.2IP; 6BB, 11K
*-The Magic Sword (Episode 411)
Timber Rattlers Executive Chef Tim Hansen got some press from the Green Bay Press-Gazette on Sunday.
Another sandwich going bolder this year is the On Wisconsin. Last year’s version included a burger, split brat, cheese curds and cheese sauce. This year fans will find all those ingredients plus a beer battered onion ring and fried sauerkraut. Before Hansen got to work creating the sandwiches for a photo shoot earlier this week, he admitted that this was the first time the On Wisconsin Burger would be fully assembled and I was going to be the first person to take a bite.
The fried kraut is a milder version of its normally pungent self and blends well with the hint of beer from the onion ring batter. Even kraut haters won’t be put off by its presence in this sandwich.
Those who define bolder in terms of heat, rather than size, can try the Flamethrower, a chicken sandwich topped with brisket, smoky ghost pepper cheese and a Sriracha aioli. The ghost pepper is the big brother of habanero and jalapeno when it comes to heat.
Photos of the sandwiches at the link!
Yes, Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium is now snow-free…
But, what about the stands? Are they snow-free, too? Yes! Yes, they are!
Get here soon, Opening Day!
Alumni Birthdays for March 16:
Pat Dunham (’99) – 39
Chad Strickland (’91, ’92) – 43
Richard Baumhoefner (’51) – Would have been 85
A look at a – for all intents and purposes – snow-free field with 30 days to the home opener!
It’s a weather forecast…..how could it possibly be wrong!
Alumni Birthdays for March 13:
Jason Rogers (’11, ’12) – 27
Dan Britt (’11) – 27
Alejandro Cadena (’02) – 35
Denny O’Toole (’69) – 66
Carlos Pascual (’58, ’59) – Would have been 84
Alumni Birthdays for March 15:
Guy Welsh (’07) – 30
Denys Bonilla (’96) – 41
Grant Griesser (’90) – 48
Joe Skodny (’87) – 52
Harold Baines (’77) – 56
Joe Sparks (Manager, ’71) – 77
In reverse order,
POCKET SCHEDULES ARE HERE!
— Timber Rattlers (@TimberRattlers) March 6, 2015
The snowblower was out on the field earlier this week and the warning track is almost clear.
I hear that the weather is supposed to get warmer soon. That means we will have some pictures that include green grass poking up through the blanket of white.
REMINDER: Individual Game Tickets on sale this Saturday at 10am. See you at the ballpark!
Alumni Birthdays for March 6:
Nibaldo Acosta (’04) – 32
Omer Munoz (Hitting Coach ’97-’99) – 49
August Gregory (’41) – Would have been 93