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Why not start with the shot with the most interest? Let’s go!
Bob Bruehl stopped by the temporary offices of the Timber Rattlers on Monday with a folder and something else under his arm. Mr. Bruehl, a bat boy for the Appleton Foxes in 1964, said that he was clearing some stuff out of his house and asked if we would like to have what he didn’t need anymore.
We saw what he had and we said yes.
If you remember this Mehring Monday column from this past December, we are looking for items from the history of Appleton baseball to help decorate the newly renovated Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium. I would like to think that Mr. Bruehl read that column and decided to bring the items below in to us. But, if he didn’t, that’s fine, too.
Thank you, sir. We will find a place for these pieces of Appleton Baseball History.
Here is a photo of an old Foxes Seat Cushion and a 1984 Foxes program with some autographs.
In the folder, were photos of Foxes teams from 1963, 1964, 1967, and 1969. The teams of 1964, 1967, and 1969 won the Midwest League pennant.
Lots to get to today. Drywall! Insulation! Concrete! SNOW! Let’s go!!!
I am still without a videographer. However, JP Cadorin of Sports32 was at the stadium on Wednesday to work on a story for next week’s show. Check your local listings!
For now….Photographs! (Click for larger version)
Lots, lots more after the break!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The post to ring in 2013 is about the progress on the construction at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium.
I have been taking a photo almost every day since October 30. I started from the same spot and began moving forward at about 20 steps every week until I reached the chain link fence. I have been zooming in slowly through the same spot in the fence since reaching the boundary.
These are not all of the pictures. The plan is to use all of them for a time-lapse video as the project nears completion.
These will do for now. As always, click the photo for a larger image.
UPDATE: Okay. Fixed. You may NOW click for a larger image. The photo uploading changed as part of the template change. Thanks to Tim for the heads up in the comments.
Regular posting will begin again on Monday. Until then, stay safe and think Spring!
We shot that episode before Thanksgiving and premiered it today.
As you can imagine, there has been a lot of work done since that time. We had another video shoot on Wednesday. The episode will be ready to air next week, but here are some photos of the latest work at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium.
Things are moving quickly at the stadium. Can’t wait to get back there next week.
Here’s Episode Eight:
These are some photos from areas that will be in Episode Nine*:
*-Episode Nine was shot yesterday, but won’t premier until the Thursday the 29th. There’s this thing called Thanksgiving that you humans celebrate.
Two pictures that are worth 1,000 words each.
Full shot of Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry wearing the Timber Rattlers Jersey as part of losing his wager on the MWL Championship Series.
A new order of Championship T-shirts are in at the team store.
Much more at this week’s Mehring Monday on the main website.
Here are some quotes and comments from The Hawkeye in Burlington, Iowa on the new affiliation between the Burlington Bees and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The Angels were happy with the facilities during their visit, suggesting only small changes. One of those is improvements to the hitting tunnel, which at 10 years old needs a fresh coat of paint and new carpet.
The Bees will begin a field resurfacing next week.
Los Angeles will provide a clubhouse manager, training him through spring training before sending him to Community Field.
“That’s a big plus for us,” [Bees general manager Chuck] Brockett said.
Additionally, the Angels will pay for DirecTV in the clubhouse so players can watch the Major League club play after their own games, and send the Bees promotional items the team can give away to its fans.
“It’s a nice touch,” said Brockett.
Affiliated baseball has been around Burlington, Iowa for a long time. Here is their list since joining the Midwest League in 1962.
The Angels started their affiliation with the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 1993 before having it end after the 2012 season. The Angels had previously been in the Midwest League with Quad Cities (1962-1978), Danville (1982), Peoria (1983-1984), and Quad Cities again (1985-1992)
Next, reaction from the Beloit Daily News on the new affiliation between the Beloit Snappers and the Oakland Athletics.
I’m really excited about it,” said Snappers Chairman Dennis Conerton. “They are going to be a great organization to work with. I can feel that already. They are good people and experienced people which is what we are used to with the Twins. I think it’ll be a great relationship.”
The A’s are familiar with the Midwest League as they have been aligned with the Burlington Bees the past two seasons, the Kane County Cougars from 2003-2010 and Madison Muskies before that.
“They were familiar with our area and our league, obviously,” Conerton said. “They really wanted to play here and we are excited to be with them.”
The process of wooing a team is not a familiar one to the Snappers, who have had just two affiliates in their 31-year history.
This time, however, things went very smoothly.
“When we got the list of teams that had not signed a PDC, we sat down and sort of did an informal ranking of the teams in terms of what we knew,” Conerton said. “And I’m quite pleased to say that Oakland was right up there at the top of the list. They have a good farm system, and we liked that they are a relatively small market in the Major Leagues just like we are here.”
Oakland was affiliated with the Muskies from 1982-1993 and the West Michigan Whitecaps from 1994-1996. They had been with the Burlington Bees from 1963-1974, too.
Last…you would think they could make a bigger construction vest…or a smaller announcer.
We shot another video on Wednesday that will debut next week. Here are a few pictures to whet your appetite….Mmm, hungry…
It’s probably just me, but this is what I thought of when I saw the machines doing their thing on Wednesday.
List of games the 2012 Rattlers have allowed 10 or more runs:
April 24 @South Bend – 10-4 (L)
May 15 @Kane County – 11-5 (L)
June 1@Cedar Rapids 14-9 (L)
July 6 @Cedar Rapids 12-11 (L)
August 7 @Beloit 10-4 (L)
August 8 v. Cedar Rapids 15-1 (L)
August 15 @Beloit 13-10 (L)
August 26 @Peoria 10-3 (L)
The Day in pictures:
Final thoughts: Great job by the Chiefs front office and grounds crew in a difficult spot. They held off the start of the game because of a weather system that could have dumped a lot of rain on the field a lot earlier than it did. Nobody wanted to burn a starting pitcher and nobody wanted a doubleheader. Also, I am about 92.4% positive that the umpires almost called for the tarp in the top of the ninth inning. That would have been a mistake.
Right now, It’s raining all over the world: