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Independent Minded – October 28, 2014

I have been waiting for awhile to use the material in this post.  Today seemed like a good day.

First, a brief time lapse video of the grounds crew prepping the field.

My choice of music for that video would have been Yaktey Sax…but that’s just me. Either selection works.

The other section of this post is material that was collected by Jay Grusznski in the second half of the 2014 Timber Rattlers season.

Jay did a lot of searching through the pages of the teams in the different independent leagues and came up with a list of former Timber Rattlers playing in those leagues.

Some of these players spent time in both affiliated ball and the independent leagues this season. If I had a heart, these guys would hold a special place in it. Why? Because – as some of you may remember – I spent three seasons as a radio announcer for the Duluth/Superior Dukes in the Northern League of Professional Baseball. Maybe one day I will share some of my photos of the stadiums of the league at the time.

American Association:
Kansas City T-Bones:
TJ Mittelstaedt (’11)
Bryan Sabatella (’06)

That time TJ Mittelstaedt pitched for the Timber Rattlers in 2011.

That time TJ Mittelstaedt pitched for the Timber Rattlers in 2011.

St. Paul Saints:
RJ Seidel (’09)

Wichita Wingnuts:
Brent Dean (’13)
Alan Williams (’11, ’12, ’13)

Laredo Lemurs:
Gerardo Avila (’06, ’07, ’08)
Seth Lintz (’11, ’12)

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Grand Prairie AirHogs:
Tom Keeling (’11)

Atlantic League:
York Revolution:
Johan Limonta (’06) – All-Star
BROCK! Kjeldgaard (’09)
Zack Braddock (’11)
Cody Scarpetta (’09)

Sugar Land Skeeters:
Travis Scott (’06)
Dan Meadows (’09)

Somerset Patriots:
Jeff Dominguez (’06)
Mike Wilson (’05)

Long Island Ducks:
Brett Lorin (’08)

Bridgeport Bluefish:
Denny Almonte (’08)
Emiliano Fruto (’02)

Camden Riversharks:
Joe Dunigan (’08)
Kalian Sams (’07)

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Can-Am League:
Les Capitales de Quebec:
Sebastien Boucher (’05)

New Jersey Jackals:
Joe Dunigan (’08)

Rockland Boulders:
Taylor Mangum (’13)
Chad Robinson (’10)

Taylor Mangum for the Timber Rattlers.

Taylor Mangum for the Timber Rattlers.

Frontier League:
Evansville Otters:
Chad Robinson (’10)

Lake Erie Crushers:
Juan Sanchez (’09)

Rockford Aviators:
Kyle Dhanani (’09, ’10)

Kyle Dhanani in 2010.

Kyle Dhanani in 2010.

Joliet Slammers:
Managed by Jeff Isom (’09, ’10)
Adam Giacalone (’13)
Tyler Roberts (’11, ’12, ’13)
Chadwin Stang (’11, ’12)
Santo Manzanillo (’10, ’12)

Stanger!

Stanger!

United League:
Fort Worth Cats:
Jose Duran (’09)

Not Independent League, but this seems like a good place to mention these players

Japan Central League:
Yokohama Bay Stars:
Jorge Sosa (’01)

Yakult Swallows:
Wladimir Balentien (’04)

Alumni Birthdays for October 28:
Andy Collett (’96) – 41
Lister Lespier (’72, ’73) – 61

Postgame Post – September 3, 2014

Kane County leads Best-of-three first round series 1-0.

Kane County 7
Wisconsin 3
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Recap
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To continue their season, the Rattlers need to go to Kane County and take two straight from the Cougars.  Kane County was 54-17 at home in the regular season.

Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen):
David Denson:

Johnny Davis:

Matt Erickson:

Photos (Ann Mollica):
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Highlights:

Postgame Post – August 29, 2014

Burlington Bees 4
Timber Rattlers 2
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Recap

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Tune in later today for details on the mess that is the playoff race in both the East and the West.

Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen):
Johnny Davis:

Matt Erickson:

PHOTOS (Ann Mollica):
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Taylor Brennan has hit three grand slams this season.  Two of those slams have come after the Rattlers and Steinhafel’s started a promotion that gave a fan in attendance at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium a Steinhafel’s gift card.  The value kept going up between each bases loaded homer at home.  On Thursday night, the winner received a gift card for $1,500 after the Brennan slam.  Three of Wisconsin’s grand slams at home have given away a total of $4,125 in Steinhafel’s gift cards.  That’s why I love this photo:
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Highlights:

Postgame Post – August 28, 2014

Burlington Bees 5
Timber Rattlers 9
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Recap
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Postgame Comments:
Taylor Brennan:

Chuckie Caufield:

Photos (Ann Mollica):
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Highlights:

Postgame Post – August 27, 2014

Burlington 1
Wisconsin 0
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Recap
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Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen):
Clint Coulter:

Harvey Martin:

Matt Erickson:

Photos (Ann Mollica):
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Highlights:

Postgame post – August 26, 2014

Beloit Snappers 2
Timber Rattlers 6
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Recap
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Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen):
Barrett Astin:

Matt Erickson:

Photos (Ann Mollica):

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Highlights:

Postgame Post – Augsut 25, 2014

Beloit Snappers 3
Timber Rattlers 7
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Story

High FIVE!

High FIVE!

Sorry, folks.  No Postgame Audio tonight.  Jon was off tonight.  Here’s the Timber Rattlers Ice Bucket Challenge:

Here are the highlights from Monday’s game:

Here are a few photos (Ann Mollica):

He's giving peptalks to youth teams now, too.

He’s giving peptalks to youth teams now, too.

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Sleep fast, everyone! Rattlers play again at 12:05pm on Tuesday.

Postdoubleheader Post – August 17, 2014

Game 1
Kane County 9
Wisconsin 0
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Story

Game 2
Kane County 3
Wisconsin 0
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Story

Rob Deer…ROB DEER!
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Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen):
Wei-Chung Wang:

David Denson:

Matt Erickson:

Pictures (Ann Mollica):

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Postgame post – August 15, 2014

Kane County 7
Wisconsin 2
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Story

Wang & Tseng meet with Taiwan media before the game.

Tseng (L) & Wang (R) meet with Taiwan media before the game.

Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen):
Steve Halcomb:

Tristan Archer:

Matt Erickson:

Photos (Ann Mollica):

I wonder how many mascot kickball games they have in Taiwan.

I wonder how many mascot kickball games they have in Taiwan.

Gnaf's team lost the pregame kickball game.

In the least shocking development, Gnaf’s team lost the mascot kickball game.

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Highlights:

Postgame Post – August 14, 2014

Clinton 10
Wisconsin 0
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Story

Hat off, 13.

Hat off, 13.

Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen):
Paul Eshleman:

Photos (Ann Mollica):
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Highlights were having trouble loading to youtube. Check the Timber Rattlers channel for later.

In the meantime…and while we need a little pick-me up:

The Rattlers at the Miracle League of the Fox Valley:

Javier Salas, Wei-Chung Wang, & Fang promoting Bergstrom’s Drive for the Cure.

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