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All-Star Slide Show

A few pictures from the night in Quad Cities:  Most of these were posted on the Live blog, but just in case….

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Second half starts on Friday!

Game notes, Lineups, & After the Rain photos (May 29, 2011)

I am seriously getting sick and tired of this.  These photos were taken between 2:30pm and 2:45pm on Sunday.  Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 6:00pm.

Left field corner of Elfstrom Stadium at 2:30pm on Sunday, May 29

Right field corner at Elfstrom Stadium at 2:45pm on Sunday afternoon.


And prepared to play.

No. Seriously. The tarp is about to come off the field. There is no rain coming in the rest of the night. AND Kane County radio announcer Jeff Hem just told me that he was told to expect a game tonight.

PLAY BALL!…eventually.

UPDATE: In fairness to our hosts, here are two pictures of the affected areas that were taken at approximately 4:30pm.  Yes. Good drainage.

Right field at Elfstrom Stadium taken about 90 minutes before the scheduled start time of Sunday's game.


Left field at Elfstrom Stadium approximately 90 minutes before the scheduled start time of Sunday's game.


Like I said…PLAY BALL!

Sunday’s Lineup:
Reggie Keen – CF
Nick Shaw – 2B
Cody Hawn – DH
Mike Walker – 1B
Greg Hopkins – 3B
Robbie Garvey – LF
Franklin Romero – RF
Tyler Roberts – C
Yadiel Rivera – SS

Sunday’s Starting Pitcher:
Tyler Thornburg

Sunday’s Game Notes: RattlersGameNotesMay29

Postsuspension slideshow (May 25, 2011)

I am really sick of rain.  Part of me wanted to stay up in the press box for my Lt. Dan moment.

Here are some pictures:

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Lineup, Game Notes, & Transactions May 3, 2011

Modern Woodmen Park. It's a It's a brick..HOUSE!

Tonight’s starting lineup:
Nick Shaw – SS
TJ Mittelstaedt – LF
Cody Hawn – 1B
Mike Walker – 3B
Chris Dennis – DH
Franklin Romero – CF
Tyler Roberts – C
Greg Hopkins – 2B
Robbie Garvey – RF

Tonight’s Starting Pitcher:
Tyler Thornburg

Tonight’s Game Notes: RattlersGameNotesMay3

Tonight’s Roster Moves: Timber_Rattler_Roster_050311
LHP Brian Garman to the DL
RHP Eric Marzec off the DL and active for tonight

It. Can. Stop. Any. Time. Now.

My sweet lord.

Tarp on the field.

Hmm, my lord.

Tarp still on the field

Hmm, my lord.

I choose George Harrison today, because of the repetitive lyrics that can induce you into a trance.  Much like the weather.

No seriously.  I thought their was more to that song than that.  It’s like the ‘Green Eggs & Ham’ of songs.

The game is still on for tonight.  Check here, Twitter – either one, the homepage, or Facebook for updates.

It’s a beautiful morning

Snow is gone. Winter’s over.  Snow is gone. Winter’s over.

It's a beautiful morning at Time Warner Cable Field

Don’t believe me.  Don’t believe the badly altered John Lennon lyrics?  Don’t believe the picture? Well, maybe a certain gentleman by the name of Felix Cavaliere can convince you:

How can you argue with that?


Game notes and Game one lineup April 22, 2011

Community Field, home of the Bees, waits for tonight's doubleheader

I have not heard anything, so I am guessing that the game one lineup for the doubleheader today is the same as it was last night.

Nick Shaw             2B
Reggie Keen         CF
Cody Hawn           1B
Jason Rogers       LF
Mike Walker         DH
Greg Hopkins        3B
Tyler Roberts         C
Carlos George       SS
Franklin Romero RF

Starting Pitcher:
Matt Miller

That being said.  The tarp for the field has some damage to it.  It leaked a bit.

The infield took some water.

The Burlington grounds crew was just having a discussion with Aaron Nieckula, the manager of the Bees, about the topic of the infield.  Or at least I am guessing that is what they were talking about since they were standing right by it and doing a lot of pointing.  I’m pretty sure that Aaron was not regaling them with the tale of him sliding around the infield here when he was the manager of the Cougars and was having an animated discussion with an umpire a couple of years ago.

The condition of the infield may be moot.  More rain is scheduled in the forecast…I’m sorry did I say rain?  I meant thunderstorms are forecast for 6pm.

Tonight’s game notes are here.  A few slight changes have been made: RattlersGameNotesApril22

Check back here, @CMehring, @TimberRattlers, or Rattlers Facebook for updates on the game status.

IMMEDIATE UPDATE: It’s raining…again.  The tarp is going on the field…again.  Now, excuse me while I look for a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. A live chicken would be too much…today. In a few days, we might have to talk that one through for a bit.

This is getting a little Ree-gosh darn-diculous

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.

This picture was taken in what would have been the seventh inning on Friday night

If one light in the picture is good…two lights in the picture is better:

Two lights in the rain at Community Field

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:

Community Field in the Rain = A rainy Victorian black and white...maybe

This picture was taken from my hotel window after I hear A LARGE CLAP OF THUNDER this morning.

Still raining 12 hours later.

Stitch these last two pictures together and make a panorama of  the view from my hotel window.

Still raining 30 seconds later.

These views are almost asking you to head to the casin….lunch buffet.

Doubleheader tonight…Fingers Crossed…Stay tuned!

It got worse

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:

From the top of the right field berm

The front gates look Christmasy...Which would be nice if it was DECEMBER!

From the usual spot

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.

Mike Walker doesn't jump. The Earth tries to get out of the way.

Lineup & Game Notes (4/14/11)

April 14 warm ups

The Timber Rattlers and Kernels prepare for their game at Perfect Game Field on April 14, 2011

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

Thursday’s Lineup:
Nick Shaw…………2B
Reggie Keen………CF
Cody Hawn………..1B
Mike Walker………DH
Greg Hopkins……..3B
Robbie Garvey…..RF
Tyler Roberts……..C
TJ Mittelstaedt….LF
Carlos George……SS

Starting Pitcher:
Jimmy Nelson

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.


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