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Still raining in Burlington, Iowa. The forecast…well…..see for yourself.
I got a little artsy with these…or the weather has washed all color out of the world. Either one really. As always click for a larger glimpse into the depth of my despai….for a larger image.
This is how hard it was raining when I was getting ready to leave Community Field last night.
If one light in the picture is good…two lights in the picture is better:
I can’t find the picture I was trying to plagari….I mean do an homage to with this shot of Community Field from the outside:
This picture was taken from my hotel window after I hear A LARGE CLAP OF THUNDER this morning.
Stitch these last two pictures together and make a panorama of the view from my hotel window.
These views are almost asking you to head to the casin….lunch buffet.
Doubleheader tonight…Fingers Crossed…Stay tuned!
Thanks to the ever helpful TV Tropes website for the title to this post.
If you saw the previous post on Rattler Radio, you will have followed the progress of the snow today.
Well, here is are pictures taken right about when the first pitch of Tuesday’s game would have been thrown:
Sorry. I just ran out of gas and couldn’t think of a clever caption without PROFANITY!!!!!!!….um, er, ahem….
When people ask me what I remember about this homestand at the end of the year, snow will be the last thing on my mind. Even though there has been a pretty good ‘Thunder & Lightning’ show happening outside my window for the last three hours. Yes. It’s called thundersnow…er, THUNDERSNOW!!!
Nope. Won’t remember that. I prefer to remember this moment from Sunday’s doubleheader. I swiped it from the Timber Rattlers Facebook album. I hope they don’t mind.
There was a roster move earlier today.
Catcher Cameron Garfield has been placed on the 7-Day Disabled List
Catcher Tony Pechek has been transferred to the Rattlers from Helena.
Pechek is active for tonight’s game
I don’t know what is wrong with Garfield. There is this little thing called HIPPA.
The weather has turned distinctively cooler and windier in Cedar Rapids, but the rain will – apparently – hold off for the evening.
Tune in for the broadcast tonight on AM1280, WNAM on the radio or on the internet. The Miller Lite Pregame Show starts everything at 6:15pm. Game time is 6:35pm
Here is a link to the game notes for tonight: RattlersGameNotesApril14
The Rattlers return home for a 6-game hometand starting Friday night. Click here for the details of all the fun stuff going on at Time Warner Cable Field from April 15-20.
Tonight’s Rattlers game at Cedar Rapids starts at 6:35pm. The Miller Lite Pregame Show kicks off the broadcast at 6:15pm. Tune in on AM1280, WNAM or on the Internet Feed. Working on Mike Walker as the pregame guest.
Click this link for tonight’s game notes: RattlersGameNotesApril13
Nick Shaw hit his first professional home run in the Rattlers 9-3 win over Kane County to open the 2011 season.
The thing I noticed from the booth was how happy his teammates were for him. Happy. That’s one word for it:
Again. I wish this were clearer. Maybe the highlights will have a better shot of it.
UPDATE: Well, unfortunately, the highlights from the in stadium cam did not include the homer. But…HEY! Highlights on YouTube!
By the way, that was a Chili’s ‘Rattlers Win, You Win’ victory tonight. If you were one of the 3,234 fans at Time Warner Cable Field tonight, you should have received a coupon good for free chips & queso at the Appleton Chili’s.
I think this is going to be a fun season! More in the morning.
There has been a lot going on at the ballpark over the last couple of days. There is a lot that is going to be going on at the ballpark between now and September.
Fan Fest is Tuesday from Noon to 5:30pm. Get out here and check out the team.
Leadoff Experience is Wednesday night at Liberty Hall. Come on over and have some fun.
Thursday is Opening Day. Come to the game, get a bobblehead, and enjoy the game.
Oh, and here are some pictures of an almost snow free Time Warner Cable Field.
From left to right: From the third base concourse, from the usual spot, the new railings and nets in front of the home dugout. (Click for larger images.)
I didn’t want to do this. But, I feel that I have to do this.
And, because I wanted to have a radio booth view:
There are times when I really, really, really, dislike winter. As a reminder, scroll down to the last picture in this post and realize what the field looked like on Monday. That was TWO DAMN DAYS AGO!
Relax. The snow is not that high up on the window. It is just drifting on the ledge.
Also, I have won staring contests with that bobblehead. Especially today.
First of all, the Timber Rattlers played their first game of Spring Training on Friday down in Arizona. That’s not entirely true. There is no guarantee that the players on this Timber Rattlers roster will be on the roster when the regular season starts…BUT! HEY! TIMBER RATTLERS WIN!
The starting pitcher was Austin Ross. His line: 4IP, 3H, R, 0ER, 0BB, K
NOTE: I will be down in Arizona from March 24-29. I will be filing reports each evening on TimberRattlers.com. Additionally, I will be at the Timber Rattlers games on March 25 (v. Cincinnati), 26 (v. Cleveland), & 27 (@ San Diego). There is also (probably) an intrasquad game scheduled on March 28. The plan is to update you live on my twitter account @CMehring during the games.
Also at the link are boxscores of the other Brewers minor league teams. Check on the progress of former Rattlers players.
A couple of photos on this rainy Sunday:
Here are three pictures taken around 10:10am today. As always, click for the larger image.
First, here is a shot that shows the new benches in the home dugout:
Next, the shot from the usual spot. Compare the picture below with this picture taken during the snowfall the Fox Cities received on March 9 to see how much snow has melted this week:
Last, a picture taken from above the batting eye in center: