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I waited most of the day today for these shots.
See, not that bad.
But on closer examination.
45 Days to Opening Day.
I am working from home today (w/ 48 days to Opening Day), so these pictures are from yesterday (seven weeks to Opening Day) and I have some good news. The temperature was above 20 yesterday!!! Yep. Warmed up enough to snow. Not as bad as the East Coast, but it was enough to add cover to the field.
Fortunately, I was busy during the heaviest snowfall on Thursday… Fortunate…Unfortunate…At this point, I don’t even know anymore.
There was an event up on the club level. So, I couldn’t get upstairs for the shot from there…But…at this point….you can probably just click on a photo from last week and you’ll get the idea.
Left Field Berm
Behind Home Plate
Right Field Berm
Center Field Camera Platform
I heard a rumor that the temperature may actually get to to 33 on Monday!!!! Maybe even 38 on TUESDAY!!!!! Keep thinking those warm thoughts, Rattlers fans!
The opening of this week’s update is being taken over by Bad News Barrett.
“Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium received NO SNOW since the field conditions update one week ago. BUT, I’m afraid I have some BAD NEWS! The temperatures have not risen above 20° in the last week and it was below zero again this morning. That means you have EXACTLY THE SAME AMOUNT of snow as last week and you are seven days closer to the start of your baseball season.”
Let’s just get to the photos:
Additionally, we shot video yesterday for Fang to promote the fast-approaching season to pull together a really cool idea. But, I’m afraid I have some BAD NEWS. The weather was so cold yesterday that the equipment malfunctioned and the video we shot was unusable.
The Caribbean Leagues have finished their playoffs and the 2014 Caribbean Series has started in Venezuela.
There were no ex-Timber Rattlers involved in the Venezuelan League Championship Series as Magallanes beat Caribes 4 games to 1.
The Championship Series in the Dominican Republic wrapped with Licey (w/ Rene Rivera) beating Escogido (w/ Jason Rogers) 5 games to 3.
The only two active ex-Rattlers in Caribbean Series are with Puerto Rico. Those players are Jeff Dominguez and Martin Maldonado.
To the update!
Sydney Blue Sox (1-2):
Craig Anderson: 1 game, 1 start; 0-0, 2.25ERA; 4.0IP, BB, 2K, 2.25WHIP
Rene Rivera: 9 games; .259/.333/.481; HR; 4 RBI
Carlos Triunfel: 1 game, 0-for-1
Jason Rogers: 12 games; .167/.238/.194; 0 HR, 2RBI
Puerto Rico (1-1):
Jeff Dominguez: 2 games; .125/.125/.250; 0HR, 0RBI
Martin Maldonado: 2 games; .125/.125/.125; 0HR, RBI
January 17 was the last time I checked in on the field conditions. Since that day, the weather has stayed cold and there has been more snow…
Let’s take a look at how things stand with 62 days left until Opening Night:
From behind the camera platform in Center:
Think warm thoughts everyone!
As of this post on January 17, there are 76 days until the Opening Night game against the Peoria Chiefs on April 3, 2014.
Here are a few photos of the field from three perspectives. In the future, I will include a picture from the camera platform beyond the wall in center. Today….the snow was a little too deep.
All I can say about this series of pictures….At least the sun is out today.
Left Field Berm:
Behind Home Plate:
Right Field Berm: