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Renovation Update: Episode 12.99

I think that we will have video next week!

For now, photos.

Reception is taking shape.

Reception is taking shape.

A look out the window.

A look out the window.

And he WALKED on down the HALL!

And he WALKED on down the HALL!

And he came to...an area that will be known as the bullpen.

And he came to…an area that will be known as the bullpen.

Let's go upstairs, shall we?

Let’s go upstairs, shall we?

Inside Suite One

Inside Suite One

Inside Suite Four

Inside Suite Three

Inside Suite Four

Inside Suite Four

Field view from where the seats outside Suite Four will be.

Field view from where the seats outside Suite Four will be.

I took this from the spot where the walk-in freezer in the kitchen for the suite level will be.

I took this from the spot where the walk-in freezer in the kitchen for the suite level will be.

Team Store! Now with WINDOWS and DOORS!

Team Store! Now with WINDOWS and DOORS!

Busy concourse today? Busy concourse every day.

Full concourse today? Full concourse every day.

My booth. It's covered in plastic.

My booth. It’s covered in plastic.

This week's view from the front.

This week’s view from the front.

Renovation Update – Episode 12.96

Why not start with the shot with the most interest? Let’s go!

Club Level Seat View

This is the view you will have from the outside seats on the club level….except for the wire. That will be gone…the snow will be gone, too.

Inside Suite Four

The drywall is up in Suite Four.

Ouside Suite Four

This is from where the seats outside Suite Four will be. You can see into Suited Five & Six.

Inside the third base concourse

Inside the expanded concession stand at the end of the third base concourse.

Outside Third Base Concession Stand

And the view from the outside.

Brew City Grill

And this is inside the expanded Brew City Grill at the end of the First Base Concourse.

Rob's Office

A look inside the Boss’s office.

Mary's desk

The is the view of the reception area from the reception desk.

View from the front of the store

Paint in the team store.

Weight Room

This is the new weight room for the team. The floor has been poured. Hope it was okay to walk on it.

Beach view

The view from the beach.

Front view

And the view from the front of the stadium.

Thank you, Bob Bruehl

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.

John Cangelosi and Sal Rende signed the program.  Channel 5 and Valley Bank sponsored the seat cushion.

John Cangelosi and Sal Rende signed the program. Channel 5 and Valley Bank sponsored the seat cushion.

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.

The Foxes were an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles at the time.

The Foxes were an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles at the time.

Still an Orioles affiliate in 1964. But, what did Sparky Lyle do to deserve that?

Still an Orioles affiliate in 1964. But, what did Sparky Lyle do to deserve that?

The Foxes were affiliated with the Chicago White Sox in 1967.

The Foxes were affiliated with the Chicago White Sox in 1967.

The individual photos above the team photo are for players that could not be in the team photo due to military service or being assigned to - or promoted from - the team after the photo. was taken.

The individual photos above the team photo are for players that could not be in the team photo due to military service or being assigned to – or promoted from – the team after the photo. was taken.

Renovation Update: Episode 12.94

Lots to get to today.  Drywall!  Insulation! Concrete!  SNOW! Let’s go!!!

This is the view from what will be my office.

This is the view from what will be my office.

The suite level is a hive of activity.

The suite level is a hive of activity.

The walls are going up for suites four, five, and six.

The walls are going up for suites four, five, and six.

This is a door to the kitchen on the upper level.

This is a door to the kitchen on the upper level.

They did that on purpose.

They did that on purpose.

Really?

Really?

Hey! There's no beer in here!  It's just the third base concession stand.

Hey! There’s no beer in here! It’s just the third base concession stand.

Speaking of concession stands....This one at the end of the first base concourse is getting improvements, too.

Speaking of concession stands….This one at the end of the first base concourse is getting improvements, too.

Did I mention that it snowed yesterday?

Did I mention that it snowed on Wednesday?

The work area in the front office.

The work area in the front office.

Here's a different view of the front office.

Here’s a different view of the front office.

First photo of the new weight room.  There will be lights in here.

First photo of the new weight room for the players. There will be lights in here.

Here's another look at the old suites.

Here’s another look at the old suites.

And the view from the font.

And the view from the font.

Renovation Update: Episode 12.75

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!

Your musical choices today Yes or David Bowie or Little River Band

For now….Photographs! (Click for larger version)

Something funny/informative here

Don’t tell anyone, but I found a hole in the canvas and got this shot of the field from what would be the outside seating area of Suite Two.

Something funny/informative here

The concrete floor has been poured on the entire upper level…except for the outside seating.

Something funny/informative here

This is a look inside Suite Five from its back wall.

Lots, lots more after the break!

(more…)

Construction progress in ten photographs

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.

Day One: October 30, 2012

Day One: October 30, 2012

I like the crane against the clouds in this one from November 5, 2012.

I like the crane against the clouds in this one from November 5, 2012.

You can see the stairwells going up on either side of the crane against the bright, blue sky from November 13, 2012.

You can see the stairwells going up on either side of the crane against the bright, blue sky from November 13, 2012.

Notice the wall to the left and the scaffolding to the right on November 23, 2012.

Notice the wall to the left and the scaffolding to the right on November 23, 2012.

The crane is moving steel as the camera has reached the fence on November 28, 2012.

The crane is moving steel as the camera has reached the fence on November 28, 2012.

The roof takes shape as the first snowfall during construction occurs on December 9, 2012.

The roof takes shape as the first snowfall during construction occurs on December 9, 2012.

The snow is gone, but you can see workers on the roof in this December 14, 2012 photo.

The snow is gone, but you can see workers on the roof in this December 14, 2012 photo.

The snow is back in this one from December 21, 2012.

The snow is back in this one from December 21, 2012.

The activity is on the left with the workers up near the roof line two days after Christmas, 2012.

The activity is on the left with the workers up near the roof line two days after Christmas, 2012.

I zoomed out on January 1, 2013 to give a look at the entirety of the project.  Notice that the crane is out of its spot in the center.

I zoomed out on January 1, 2013 to give a look at the entirety of the project. Notice that the crane is out of its spot in the center.

Regular posting will begin again on Monday.  Until then, stay safe and think Spring!

Latest Renovation Photos

Head over here to see Episode 9 of Renovation Update.

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.

The outside walls to the front office and the ticket windows are in place.

Here is a look at the steel going in for the second level.

This is the steel going in on the first base side.

A view of the area behind home plate.

The left field berm has been cleaned up with a retaining wall and a brick path along the fence.

The right field berm area is receiving the same treatment.

Things are moving quickly at the stadium. Can’t wait to get back there next week.

Renovation Photos & Video

Here’s Episode Eight:


These are some photos from areas that will be in Episode Nine*:

Lots of new walls.

 

Building out from the old footprint.

 

The expanded Snake Pit Team Store is taking shape.

 

Also taking shape – the first base concession stand.

 

If you sit in Sections 103 through 107, Rows R though U, don’t worry. Your seats will be back in plenty of time.

*-Episode Nine was shot yesterday, but won’t premier until the Thursday the 29th.  There’s this thing called Thanksgiving that you humans celebrate.

Worth 2,000 words

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.

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry.

A new order of Championship T-shirts are in at the team store.

Championship T-shirts now in red!

Much more at this week’s Mehring Monday on the main website.

Renovation Video & Photos and Details from Burlington & Beloit

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…

The roof above the third base concourse is about gone.

A look from the outside.

The front looks a little different, no?

It’s probably just me, but this is what I thought of when I saw the machines doing their thing on Wednesday.

Great book for children…It’s over SIXTY years old!?!?

Remember, Reading is Fundamental.

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