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No game on Saturday, but transactions….

Plus, I wanted to prove that I had my game notes done.

But first….Perry the Postponement Penguin has something to say:

Sorry, folks, park's closed.  Moose outside shoulda told ya.

Sorry, folks, park’s closed. Moose outside shoulda told ya.

 

July 5 Rainout

Doubleheader on Sunday. Game time for game one is 4:00pm.

There were a pair of roster moves before the rainout.
INF Garrett Cooper has been placed on the Wisconsin disabled list
INF Dustin DeMuth has been transferred from Helena to Wisconsin.

Timber Rattlers Roster: 7 5 2014 Timber Rattlers Roster

Here are a few more flood photos.  The players going over the bridge to get into the stadium:
July 5 bridge

July 5 bridge2

The waters being kept out by the flood control walls:
July 5 Flood

Lest we forget…there’s a railroad crossing right here:
July 5 railroad crossing

Here were the game notes for Saturday: RattlersGameNotes July 5 2014

Doubleheader on Sunday with game one starting at 4pm.

Brick says, “Hello.”

Time for a visit from our friend Brick, the Bad Weather Hating Bactrian

Brick, the Bad weather Hating Bactrian is very angry with this weather.

Brick, the Bad weather Hating Bactrian is very angry with this weather.

Mehring would post a photo or something, but …. Oh, Perry the Postponement Penguin has something to say.

Sorry, folks, park's closed.  Moose outside shoulda told ya.

Sorry, folks, park’s closed. Moose outside shoulda told ya.

What I think that means is Monday’s game was called due to rain. Doubleheader on Tuesday. Game one starts at 5:05pm.

Hopefully, it doesn’t look like this:

April 28 rainout

Anyhow…here are the details.

And here is a picture of the home field of the Timber Rattlers when it’s nice out…

Recycled. Sorry. Running late.

Recycled. Sorry. Running late.

Lord, let it be nice again soon.

Do your worst – Post postponement post for June 12, 2013

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.

Sorry, folks, park's closed.  Moose outside shoulda told ya.

Sorry, folks, park’s closed. Moose outside shoulda told ya.

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:

Storm clouds rolling in, but not raining.

Storm clouds rolling in, but not raining.

It looked like THIS at about 6:30 tonight:

June `12 2013 008
Oh, you want to see if it’s raining?
June `12 2013 009
Yeah. It’s raining.
June `12 2013 010
And dark and not stopping any time soon.

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?

Carl the Rain Hating Camel says, "I hate rain. It shouldn't rain today. It had better stay away or I will be very angry."

Carl the Rain Hating Camel says, “I hate rain. It shouldn’t rain today. It had better stay away or I will be very angry.”

Exactly.

Wet Grounds in Clinton

First, meet my new happy place:

It's my happy place because the water is where it belongs. In a lake, not falling from the DAMN SKY!

It’s my happy place because the water is where it belongs. In a lake, not falling from the DAMN SKY!

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.

Wet grounds. No kidding.

Wet grounds. No kidding.

Tarp covers the field Again rain falls from the sky Who will stop the rain?

Tarp covers the field
Again rain falls from the sky
Who will stop the rain?

Want to see how windy it is...Look at the flag on the on top of the courthouse.

Want to see how windy it is…Look at the flag on the on top of the courthouse.

That should give you a better idea.

That should give you a better idea.

There was actual baseball work going on in the cages.

There was actual baseball work going on in the cages.

What say you, Perry, the Postponment Penguin?

Perry the Postponement Penguin says, "No games tonight."

Perry the Postponement Penguin says, “No game tonight.  But, I do have a song to share.”

I’ve been down and
I’m wondering why
These little black clouds
Keep walking around
With me

So maybe tomorrow
I’ll find my way home
So maybe tomorrow
I’ll find my way home

Maybe tomorrow, Perry.  Maybe tomorrow.

A modified quote for icy stadium pictures

“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?

Icy. The field conditions are icy today.  What the heck do you think they would be, Mehring!?

Icy. What the heck do you think they are, Mehring!?

Thanks for that very accurate report, Fairfax.

And to make it official….

Perry the Postponement Penguin says, "No games tonight."

Perry the Postponement Penguin says, “No games tonight.”

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.

For example:

Pretty:

Icy trees.

Icy trees.

Pretty depressing:

Same angle.  Not zoomed in on the trees.

Same angle. Not zoomed in on the trees.

Here’s something from the same spot, just crouched down on the steps to include the railing:

Sigh.

Sigh.

From the front of the stadium:

It's NOT December...Darn it!

It’s NOT December…Darn it!

The entire front entrance:

Deep sigh.

Deep sigh.

Winterfell

Winterfell?

Nope. Just the ballpark.

Nope. Just the ballpark.

Beaches are supposed to be warm:

Supposed to be warm.

Supposed to be warm.

More?  You want more? I’ll give you more!

From beyond the Rattlers bullpen.

From beyond the Rattlers bullpen.

Picnic tables.  Those are things that are acquainted with summer.

Picnic tables. Those are things that people think about when they think summer.

Cold winter fingers Will not release their tight grasp On my aching heart

Cold winter fingers
Will not release their tight grasp
On my aching heart

Deeeeeep Siiiiigh.

Deeeeeep Siiiiigh.

The Rattlers will try to play the Kane County Cougars tomorrow.  Think warm thoughts.

A look at the home opener

Rained out on the second day of the home schedule….Let’s get this out of the way….

Perry…

Perry the Postponement Penguin says, "No game tonight."

Perry the Postponement Penguin says, “No game tonight.”

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:

Brick, the Bad weather Hating Bactrian is very angry with this weather.

Brick, the Bad weather Hating Bactrian is very angry with this weather.

Great.

And for photographic proof:

I am already sick of seeing the tarp on the field.

I am already sick of seeing the tarp on the field.

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:

FOX 11 had story this from Alex Ronallo and this series of pictures.

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!

Perry the Postponement Penguin sez….

Sorry, folks, park’s closed. Moose outside shoulda told ya.

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…

As a reminder:

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.

I don’t believe that record is kept.

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…

Carl, the Rain-Hating Camel sez, "This weather is quite horrible."

I mean I guess that I could, since I don’t have anything else to do tonight…

Brick, the Bad weather Hating Bactrian is very angry with this weather.

But, then, I would just get depressed and no one would want that…

Telemachus, the tarping tapir, wants you to know that the tarp is on the field. But, it should be off later tonight.

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…

Fairfax, the field conditions ferret, says that the weather may be bad, but the field will be in great shape for the doubleheader on Wednesday.

Then, maybe I can look it up.

Perry, the Postponement Penguin, says he hasn't been around much doing his job lately because he just couldn't deal with it. But, maybe if he could show up this one time that would put a stop to this madness.

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.

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