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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!

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Renovation Update: Episode 12.5

The good news: I got up on the second level of Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium for this week’s update.

The bad news: This week’s Renovation Update is not a video update.

Our camera operator/director/editor/sound technician/talent relations coordinator/YouTube Video putter-upper left us to take another job with another team right after Christmas.

So, you get….MORE PICTURES from a semi-competent photographer.

If you want, click here to listen to some Yes as you scroll through the photos.   Changes!  As always, click for a larger image.

A view of the front entrance with a special appearance by Lamont Cranston's alter ego.

A view of the front entrance with a special appearance by Lamont Cranston’s alter ego.

The suite level as seen from the end of what will be the hall on the third base side.

The suite level as seen from the end of what will be the hall on the third base side.

I couldn't get on the outside seating area, so, I had to stick the camera around the canvas to get this shot of the seating area.

I couldn’t get on the outside seating area, so, I had to stick the camera around the canvas to get this shot of the seating area.

Welding!

Welding!

This part of the floor will be concrete soon.

This part of the floor will be concrete soon.

I was allowed on the roof of the team store to take this shot of the entrance.

I was allowed on the roof of the team store to take this shot of the entrance.

The rest of the photos from this shoot are after the break.  Click on more to see, um, more.

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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!

Renovation Update (Video & Photos)

Episode 12 is available.

We will start filming again after January 1 so this is the last episode of the new year.

However, I did get over to the site yesterday to take a few photos from the center field.

Field level

Field level

The left side of an eventual panorama.

The left side of an eventual panorama.

The right side of an eventual panorama...If I can figure out how to do that.

The right side of an eventual panorama…If I can figure out how to do that.

The second door from the right is supposed to be the entrance to the new radio booth.  THIS is all I really care about in the whole construction project. ;)

The second door from the right is supposed to be the entrance to the new radio booth. THIS is all I really care about in the whole construction project. ;)

It is snowing today.  No. Check that.  It is a CLASS THREE KILLSTORM today.  If it lets up by lunch, I may try to get over to the ballpark and take a photo or two to show how the project progressed in a CLASS THREE KILLSTORM! (Editor’s note: Classic Simpson’s quotes never get old.)

Renovation Video and Photos (12/13/12)

My usual cameraman was in Nashville getting sick and attending the Winter Meetings last week.  So, they entrusted me with a camera to put together Renovation Update: Episode Eleven.

I was thinking of recreating the Joker Video from The Dark Knight. Common sense took over and I just took photos.

For some reason, the photo I most liked from last week did not make it into the video:

I really liked this one. Didn't make the cut.

I really liked this one. Didn’t make the cut.

Perhaps if I had made it a black & white shot?

Black & White = Classy.

Black & White = Classy.

Here’s a sneak peak for next week’s episode:

On the outside.

On the outside.

Inside the front office.

Inside the front office.

From the 3rd base seats.

From the 3rd base seats.

From the mound

From the mound

This shot from the mound looked better on the camera phone:

Might have been the screen.

Might have been the screen.

Maybe in black & white?

Definitely classy!

Definitely classy!

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.

Friday odds & ends

Latest renovation photos:

Good progress on both stairwells.

“I’m a man who discovered the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn.”

The view from home plate.

The above scenes were captured for Episode Eight of the Renovation Update.  Here is Episode Seven:

Big News. This is Big News in our corner of the sky.

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers will need to renovate their trophy case inside Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Minor League Baseball announced the Midwest League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers as winners of the National Larry MacPhail Award, which symbolizes the top promotional effort in Minor League Baseball.

“The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers do an exceptional job of not only promoting their club in the community, but also of trying to tie in an element that benefits its residents in their ballpark promotions, as well,” Pat O’Conner, President of Minor League Baseball, said in a release earlier today. “The Timber Rattlers have programs and promotions in place for fans of all ages, including several geared towards improving behavior and lifestyle of area youths.”

“Wisconsin’s use of various social media to promote themselves, especially through their mobile web site that allows fans to interact during games, as well as throughout the off-season, merits their selection as the winner of the 2012 Larry MacPhail Award,” said O’Conner.

The award has been given annually since 1966.

More at the link up top and this link to the MiLB.com story.

Elsewhere on the home page:

Flashback Friday wraps up the Subsidy Saga of 1987.  Like I say at the end of the article…”sometimes it is a miracle that professional baseball survived in the Fox Cities.”

From Wednesday, Rafael Neda stepped into The Interrogation Room.

The Timber Rattlers are holding a Holiday card contest.  Children 14 & under can enter by designing our 2012 card.  Download the sheet right here. Deadline is Monday, November 19th.

Alumni Report for Winter Ball. (Stats Through 11/8 and the slash line is AVG/OBP/SLG for those out of practice)

Arizona Fall League:
Phoenix Desert Dogs:
Khris Davis: 226/348/264; 0HR, 6 RBI
Brock Kjeldgaard: 385/455/846; 4HR, 9RBI
Hunter Morris: 253/302/354; HR, 6RBI
Josh Prince: 403/489/558; HR, 7RBI
Nick Bucci: 5G, 5GS, 2-2, 15.0IP; 15R, 15ER, 5BB, 21K
Kyle Heckathorn: 8G, 0GS, 1-0, 11.1IP, 7R, 5ER, 5BB, 8K
Santo Manzanillo: 3G, 0GS, 0-1, 2.0IP, 7R, 7ER, 4BB, K
Jimmy Nelson: 6G, 5GS, 2-2, 18.0IP, 10R, 8ER, 12BB, 20K

Venezuela:
Aguilas del Zulia:
Austin Bibens-Dirkx: 3G, 2GS, 0-0, SAVE, 10.2IP, R, ER, BB, 11K

Bravos De Margarita:
Renee Cortez: 5G, 0GS, 1-1, 7.2IP, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K

Cardenales de Lara:
Edilio Colina: 259/355/259; 0HR, 2RBI
Johan Limonta: 296/321/407; HR, 2RBI
Luis Valbuena: 333/500/462; 0HR, 4RBI
Jose Escalona: 9G, 0S, 0-0, 7.1IP, 3R, 2ER, 5BB, 6K
Ryan Feierabend: 4G, 4GS, 0-0, 23.0IP, 6R, 5ER, 4BB, 14K
Caesar Jimenez: 7G, 0GS, 0-1, 3 SAVES, 6.1IP, 2R, ER, 0BB, 11K

Caribes de Anzategui:
Luis Oliveros: 625/625/875; 0HR, 3RBI
Mike Wilson: 063/250/063; 0HR, RBI

Navegantes del Magallanes:
Sean Halton: 160/263/360; 3HR, 6RBI
Carlos Maldonado: 367/451/733; 6HR, 18RBI

Tiburones de La Guaira:
JC Ramirez: 5G, 0GS, 1-0, 3.1IP, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K

Dominican Republic:
Aguilas Cibaenas:
Edward Paredes: 9G, 0GS, 1-0, 6.2IP, R, ER, 4BB, 5K
Juan Sandoval: 6G, 0GS, 0-1, 4.0IP, 9R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K

Estrellas de Oriente:
Juan Diaz: 250/270/361; 0HR, 4RBI

Gigantes del Cibao:
Carlos Peguero: 357/514/714; 3HR, 7RBI

Leones del Escogido:
Taylor Green: 300/333/350; 0HR, 3RBI

Tigres del Licey:
Carlos Triunfel: 222/300/222; 0HR, 3RBI

Australia:
Sydney Blue Sox:
Craig Anderson: 1G, 1GS, 0-1, 7.0IP, 2R, 2ER, BB, 6K

Puerto Rico*:
Cangrejeros de Santruce:
Jeff Dominguez

Criollos de Caguas:
Efrain Nieves

*- It was Opening Night on Thursday in Puerto Rico. Just ex-Rattlers who played this week. Stats next week.

Odds and Ends for November 1

Lots of stuff to catch up on today.

Congratulations to former Timber Rattlers shortstop Adam Jones.   The Orioles centerfielder won an American League Gold Glove.

Jones, 27, who was voted Most Valuable Oriole for the second straight year, capped his best major league season with his second Gold Glove. He was the only AL center fielder to play in all 162 games and led them in putouts (439), marking the second time in three years he was the league leader in putouts at his position. He also ranked second in range factor per game (2.75) and third in assists (seven) among AL center fielders.

Jones also inspired – by way of jersey selection – Maryland’s own Greg Merson to win the Main Event of the World Series of Poker!

This is from Tuesday night. He wore the orange Adam Jones jersey on Monday. You could see the number 10 on the front of the orange jersey, but this picture is much cooler. Trust me. He’s wearing #10.

A 24-year-old Maryland poker professional won the World Series of Poker main event Wednesday, outlasting his final opponents in a marathon card session of nearly 12 hours for the $8.53 million title.

Greg Merson emerged with the title before dawn in Las Vegas after a session that proved to be a showcase for his skills amid the unpredictability of tournament no-limit Texas Hold ‘em. On the last hand, Merson put Las Vegas card pro Jesse Sylvia all-in with a king high. Sylvia thought hard, then called with a suited queen-jack.

You can see the “Jones”  and #10 on the back of the jersey at about 7:58 of this video clip from the broadcast.

Speaking of videos:

Here are a few pictures from next week’s episode:

One elevator shaft/Stairwell

Bathrooms are being renovated, too.

Work has begun on the home team clubhouse, too.

Have you seen the video of Jim Irwin conducting an interview at Goodland Field from the year 1968? You should.

The Timber Rattlers have opened a merchandise kiosk at Fox River Mall.  It is located on the main corridor just past Northwoods Cafe food court.

PSSSSST!!!! It's by the Sunglass Hut!

New Fox River Mall Kiosk.

The Food Court is close. Very close.

A view from the other side.

Renovation Update (Video & Photos)

Ever wanted to see me standing on a pile of rubble? That is how Renovation Update opens Episode Five:

Photos of stuff for next week’s episode:

From the back parking lot of the temporary office.

 

And they’re building a stairway to…the eventual second floor.

 

This used to be the VIP suites and media booths.

 

The Brew City Grill down at the end of the first base concourse is expanding as part of the construction.

 

Crane Style view from center.

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