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What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! – Edmond Dantes, The Count of Monte Cristo
Perry the Postponement Penguin sez: No game on Wednesday in Beloit. Doubleheader on Thursday with game one starting at 4:30pm. Hiram Burgos was scheduled to make the start on Thursday. He will probably start one of the games, but it had to be decided which game it would be. Austin Blaski will start the other game.
Wow. Thanks, Perry. You pretty much stole one of the reasons I was going to do this post.
Before you give the Snappers any grief for calling the game when it looked like this around 4:30 this afternoon:
It looked like THIS at about 6:30 tonight:
I’d like to think that it’s honest and insightful reporting that allowed Rattler Radio to finish 5th on the list of MiLB Pro Blogs for the month of May. But, I really know that it’s the weather photos and my menagerie of weather related animal familiars that really brings in the traffic! Right, Carl?
First, meet my new happy place:
In case you had not heard, tonight’s game at Clinton was postponed due to wet grounds.
If you are interested to see where this April rates in relation to past Aprils of the Timber Rattlers, I urge you to go back to this post from 2011. It is titled Rating April since 2003. The rating system used mainly pictures of Willard Scott. Please note that the April of 2012 is not rated because it was a very benign month that barely made an impression on me. April of 2013 is approaching the April of 2011 and the horrific Willard as the original Ronald McDonald rating. Ugh.
Pictures from around the ballpark today.
What say you, Perry, the Postponment Penguin?
I’ve been down and
I’m wondering why
These little black clouds
Keep walking around
So maybe tomorrow
I’ll find my way home
So maybe tomorrow
I’ll find my way home
Maybe tomorrow, Perry. Maybe tomorrow.
“It tasks me; it heaps me; I see in it outrageous strength, with an inscrutable malice sinewing it. That inscrutable thing is chiefly what I hate; and be the white winter agent, or be the white winter principal, I will wreck that hate upon it.”
Imagine me saying this as I am dressed as Ricardo Montalbán in The Wrath of Khan. You’ll get the general idea of my feelings today.
Before we get to the pictures of a stadium that encased in ice, let’s get a report from Fairfax, the Field Conditions Ferret. Fairfax, what do you have for us today?
Thanks for that very accurate report, Fairfax.
And to make it official….
It makes sense that Perry the postponement penguin would be a little more professional in these conditions that a ferret.
To the photos!
It’s all a matter of perspective.
Here’s something from the same spot, just crouched down on the steps to include the railing:
From the front of the stadium:
The entire front entrance:
Beaches are supposed to be warm:
More? You want more? I’ll give you more!
The Rattlers will try to play the Kane County Cougars tomorrow. Think warm thoughts.
Rained out on the second day of the home schedule….Let’s get this out of the way….
Thanks, Perry. Hopefully we won’t need you much this season. (Fingers Crossed)
It’s time you met another member of the Mehring Menagerie. Keep it brief, Brick:
And for photographic proof:
Plenty of media in attendance for the home opener and here are links to the different stories. For those of you outside the greatest state in the Union….those people in the parking lot are tailgating. It was 42 degrees:
WBAY’s Emily Matesic filed this story before the game on the renovations while Tricia Whitaker had these stories on the preparations by the players and coaching staff.
WFRV’s Bret Lemoine was at the game and had a report. You can see the text of the report at this link, but the video has been replaced by highlights of last night’s game.
NBC26 was here. I saw them. I just can’t find their stuff online right now
Tim Froberg of The Post-Crescent has this article with video of an interview with Clint Coulter. Wm. Glasheen documented the night in photographs.
If you want a little baseball mixed in with this post, here is Kyle from Brew Crew Ball with an Opening Day Notebook , Kevin from Cream City Cables with an article on Mitch Haniger and Coulter, and Alec from Brewers Rumors filed this game story.
That will do it for today. Think warm thoughts, Timber Rattlers fans!
No game on Thursday. Rained out.
Doubleheader on Friday night. Two seven inning games. Game one starts at 5:35pm. There will be a 30 minute break between the end of game one and the start of game two.
Scheduled Pitching Matchups:
Game One: RHP Shaun Marcum v. RHP Cam Bedrosian
Game Two: RHP Mark Williams v. RHP Austin Wood
Yes. If you have a ticket for Friday’s game, it is good for both games…
Tickets may be exchanged for a ticket of the same value (or upgraded) for any remaining 2012 Timber Rattlers regular season home game. (Based upon availability)
Rain checks can be exchanged in person at the Timber Rattler box office or over the phone by holding the tickets with a credit card. Phone orders are held at the will call window and can be picked up by turning in the rain checks. If the tickets are not picked up or the rain checks are not exchanged by the end of the game, the credit card will be charged.
Rain Tickets can NOT be exchanged online.
There will be NO REFUNDS on tickets.
You are all very funny people….asking me what the Midwest League record is for doubleheaders.
I really don’t have any idea and I don’t want to look it up…
I mean I guess that I could, since I don’t have anything else to do tonight…
But, then, I would just get depressed and no one would want that…
Once the Sun comes out and the flowers are in bloom and there is actual baseball with one game played in a day and we can all laugh about this…
Then, maybe I can look it up.
Until then… Just get some rest. It’s gonna be a long day tomorrow.
Tyler Thornburg gets the start in game one. Austin Ross gets the ball in game two.