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Renovation Update: Episode 18

Hilary Bauer is the new onfield host for the Timber Rattlers.  She took over the tour guide duties for Renovation Update: Episode 18 while I was in Arizona for Spring Training.

The episode is below.

I did manage to get over there for a few pictures on Wednesday. Where to start….where to start???

Admit it. You knew this was where I would start.

Admit it. You knew this was where I would start.

Ladder match!

Ladder match!

Now, to the part of the renovations you want to see:

Inside Suite #2

Inside Suite #2

This old photos are a nice touch:

That's Boog Powell from 1960.

That’s Boog Powell from 1960.

A shot of Goodland Field from left field.

A shot of Goodland Field from left field.

More of a shot of Goodland Field's third base stands.

A shot of Goodland Field’s third base stands.

The club seats are installed!  The Club seats are installed!

The club seats are installed! The club seats are installed!

Inside the club level.

Inside the club level.

By special request, here is the new locker room for the coaching staff.

By special request, here is the new locker room for the coaching staff.

This is the old weight room.  It is now a player lounge.

This is the old weight room. It is now a player lounge.

There's a sign that will grab your attention!

There’s a sign that will grab your attention!

And now, Hilary Bauer’s debut on Renovation Update:

The State of the Field

Lots of interest in the state of Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium’s playing surface while I was in Arizona.

The groundscrew and the front office were gracious enough to wait until I returned from the desert to try an old Groundskeeper’s trick.  I was over there this morning to help pull tarp.


I’ll let Telemachus the Tarping Tapir take over the post from here:
Telemachus
The trick is to put the tarp on the field with the dark side facing up. This allows the sun to heat the tarp and melt the snow. It is in right field for right now.  Trust me.  I’m the Tarping Tapir:

Tarp on the field.

Tarp on the outfield.

Mehring took this shot from the beach….The beach.  That sounds so nice. 

Trust us. We know what we're doing.

Trust us. We know what we’re doing.

I’m not allowed on the club level, so Mehring ran up there for this ‘Eye in the Sky’ shot:

The eye in the sky doesn't lie.

The eye in the sky doesn’t lie.

You will notice from that shot that the groundscrew was already been working on the infield using a different trick.  That trick is called a snowblower.  Unfortunately, I was not around to take photo or a video of the snowblower in action.

The tarp will be moved over to left field after it has done its work in right field.  The temperatures in the 40s and the sun will really speed things along.  You will be surprised at how well this will work.  I will not be surprised because…like I said – I’m the Tarping Tapir…Now, back to Mehring. 

Thanks, Telemachus.

I’ll update this post later with links to video from the various media that were at the field to record the first tarp pull of 2013.

Renovation Update: Episode 17

I just want to state that it was snowing when we shot the video and photos on Monday.  At the very moment that I write this post, it is not snowing.

A little news.  This is my final Renovation Update video.  I will be in Arizona from March 21 through March 26.  Hilary Bauer, the new onfield host for the Timber Rattlers, will be taking over for Episode 18 as we get closer and closer to completion of this project.

Some photos:

Inside Suite #1.

Inside Suite #1.

A look from outside Suite #1.

A look from outside Suite #1.

A look at the club level from the end of the third base concourse.

A look at the club level from the end of the third base concourse. Pay no attention to the snowflakes.

My favorite part of this picture is that piece just below the peak of the roof that is shaped like the Timber Rattler logo.

My favorite part of this picture is that piece just below the peak of the roof that is shaped like the Timber Rattler logo.

In the video this week, banquet facility, concessions, restrooms, suites, home radio booth, and ticket windows….not necessarily in that order.

Renovation Update: Episode 16

Pictures first.  Video second.

And since this is where I’ll be spending the majority of my time, I will start with Home Radio:

Renovation 005

The futon is going to go against the far wall.

As I mentioned on twitter: Yes, smart alecks, the windows will open.

As I mentioned on twitter: Yes, smart alecks, the windows will open.

A good photographer is never seen in his pictures.

A good photographer is never seen in his pictures.

Here is what my brothers in sound from around the MWL have in store for them:

Your own door!

Your own door!

The press box has been expanded, too:

Plenty of room!

This looks like the set for one of those old: I’m a Mac. I’m a PC commercials.

Inside a suite on the club level:

I may try to call a game from up here one day this summer.

I may try to call a game from up here one day this summer.

Workers!

A view of the first base stands.

A view of the first base stands from the club seats on the upper level.

Yes. This photo was taken on a different day.  At least the Sun was out when I took this one.

See. The Sun does come out in Wisconsin!

See. The Sun does come out in Wisconsin!

We tried some different camera movements in this video!  Enjoy!

Renovation Update: Episode 15.5

I just happened to be over at the stadium today and I saw something wonderful that needed to be shared before we shot the next video update.

The tarp has been taken down from some of the upper level.

Here's a view from the mound.

Here’s a view from the mound.

Here's a look from inside the banquet facility.

Here’s a look from inside the banquet facility.

A view from the club seats.

A view from the club seats.

A look at the outside seating for the club level.

A look at the outside seating for the club level.

This is the view from the club seats from directly behind home plate.

This is the view from the club seats from directly behind home plate.

We’ll have video and more photos next week.  Have a great weekend, everyone!  Think Spring!

Renovation Update: Episode 15

Just like last week.  Pictures first.  Video second.

If you’ll indulge me, here is my new apartment…I mean, home radio booth.

Home Radio booth

Home Radio booth

This is the new bullpen area. Bullpen as in “area for office workers” not as in “place for pitchers to warm up before entering a game”.

Inside the main office.

Inside the main office.

If you look to the right when you are near the front of the stadium, you will see the new entrance to the front office.

Front office entrance.

Front office entrance.

If you look to the left from the same spot, you will see the new team store.

Team store entrance.

Team store entrance.

And here is the view from one of the upstairs camera platforms:

Panorama!

Panorama!

Let’s get this snow out of here!

In the meantime, here is the video:

Renovation Update: Episode 14

This week: Photos AND video!

First the pictures:

An overall view from the camera platform beyond the centerfield wall.

An overall view from the camera platform beyond the centerfield wall.

View from the club level near suite 3

View from the club level near suite 3

The entrance has a roof! Hopefully this means that it will never rain while you are standing in line.

The entrance has a roof! Hopefully this means that it will never rain while you are standing in line.

And the traditional shot of the front entrance.

And the traditional shot of the front entrance.

Now, the video brings it all together with views of some areas that have not been seen before this episode:

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.

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.

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