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I have been waiting for awhile to use the material in this post. Today seemed like a good day.
First, a brief time lapse video of the grounds crew prepping the field.
My choice of music for that video would have been Yaktey Sax…but that’s just me. Either selection works.
The other section of this post is material that was collected by Jay Grusznski in the second half of the 2014 Timber Rattlers season.
Jay did a lot of searching through the pages of the teams in the different independent leagues and came up with a list of former Timber Rattlers playing in those leagues.
Some of these players spent time in both affiliated ball and the independent leagues this season. If I had a heart, these guys would hold a special place in it. Why? Because – as some of you may remember – I spent three seasons as a radio announcer for the Duluth/Superior Dukes in the Northern League of Professional Baseball. Maybe one day I will share some of my photos of the stadiums of the league at the time.
Kansas City T-Bones:
TJ Mittelstaedt (’11)
Bryan Sabatella (’06)
St. Paul Saints:
RJ Seidel (’09)
Brent Dean (’13)
Alan Williams (’11, ’12, ’13)
Gerardo Avila (’06, ’07, ’08)
Seth Lintz (’11, ’12)
Grand Prairie AirHogs:
Tom Keeling (’11)
Johan Limonta (’06) – All-Star
BROCK! Kjeldgaard (’09)
Zack Braddock (’11)
Cody Scarpetta (’09)
Sugar Land Skeeters:
Travis Scott (’06)
Dan Meadows (’09)
Jeff Dominguez (’06)
Mike Wilson (’05)
Long Island Ducks:
Brett Lorin (’08)
Denny Almonte (’08)
Emiliano Fruto (’02)
Joe Dunigan (’08)
Kalian Sams (’07)
Les Capitales de Quebec:
Sebastien Boucher (’05)
New Jersey Jackals:
Joe Dunigan (’08)
Taylor Mangum (’13)
Chad Robinson (’10)
Chad Robinson (’10)
Lake Erie Crushers:
Juan Sanchez (’09)
Kyle Dhanani (’09, ’10)
Managed by Jeff Isom (’09, ’10)
Adam Giacalone (’13)
Tyler Roberts (’11, ’12, ’13)
Chadwin Stang (’11, ’12)
Santo Manzanillo (’10, ’12)
Fort Worth Cats:
Jose Duran (’09)
Not Independent League, but this seems like a good place to mention these players
Japan Central League:
Yokohama Bay Stars:
Jorge Sosa (’01)
Wladimir Balentien (’04)
Timber Rattlers Highlights:
Some Pregame Interviews from earlier this week:
Michael Ratterree (5/28):
Taylor Brennan (5/30):
Great work by the production crew on putting together the 2014 Intro Video. It starts with a 1995 song and works through a lot of old videos and photos to the current day.
Make sure to hit the full screen button and see how many players you can name.
I’m ready to play now. How about you?
The regular season – except for that tiebreaker game between
Detroit Texas and Tampa Bay tonight – of Major League Baseball is done.
Let’s take a look at how the 47 Rattlers – and two Foxes – who played in MLB during the 2013 season did. This may take a while to load. Where possible, I have added at least one highlight from MLB.com to the Appleton pro baseball alumni.
The 25 hitters stats are: Games; BA/OBP/SLG; HR; RBI
The 24 pitchers stats are: Games; Games Started; W-L; Save; ERA; IP; BB:K
Players in italics are in the tiebreaker game or the playoffs for 2013
Players who made their MLB Debuts in 2013 are in BOLD
Asdrubal Cabrera (’05) – CLE: 136G; 242/299/402; 14HR, 64RBI
Lorenzo Cain (’09) – KC: 115 G; 251/310/348; 4HR, 46RBI
Shin- Soo Choo (’02) – CIN: 154G; 285/423/462; 21HR, 54RBI
Khris Davis (’10) – MIL: 56G, 279/353/596; 11HR, 27RBI
Greg Dobbs (’02) – MIA: 114G; 228/303/300; 2HR, 22RBI
Scooter Gennett (’10) – MIL: 69G; 324/356/479; 6HR, 21RBI
Carlos Gomez (’12) – MIL; 147G; 284/338/506; 24HR, 73RBI
Sean Halton (’10) – MIL; 42G; 238/291/396; 4HR, 17RBI
Raul Ibanez (’94) – SEA: 124G; 242/306/487; 29HR, 65RBI
Rob Johnson (’05) – STL: 20G; 171/237/257; 0HR, 2RBI
Adam Jones (’04) – BAL: 160G; 285/318/493; 33HR, 108RBI
Brett Lawrie (’09) – TOR: 107G; 254/315/397; 11HR; 46RBI
Alex Liddi (’08) – SEA: 8G; 059/111/118; 0HR, 0RBI
Jonathan Lucroy (’12) – MIL: 147G; 280/340/455; 18HR, 82RBI
Martin Maldonado (’09) – MIL: 67G; 169/236/284; 4HR, 22RBI
Adam Moore (’06) – KC: 5G; 300/364/400; 0HR, 0RBI
David Ortiz (’96) – BOS: 137G; 309/395/564; 30HR, 103RBI
One more from Big Papi:
Carlos Peguero (’07) – SEA: 2G; 333/429/833; 1HR, 1RBI
Josh Prince (’09) – MIL: 8G; 125/222/250; 0HR; 0RBI
Rene Rivera (’03) – SD: 23G; 254/268/328; 0HR, 7RBI
Alex Rodriguez (’94) – NYY: 44G; 244/348/423; 7HR, 19RBI
Michael Saunders (’06) – SEA: 132G; 236/323/397; 12HR, 46RBI
Carlos Triunfel (’07) – SEA: 17G; 136/152/159; 0HR, 2RBI
Matt Tuiasosopo (’05) – DET: 81G; 244/351/415; 7HR, 30RBI
Luis Valbuena (’06) – CHC: 108G; 218/331/378; 12HR, 37RBI
Scott Atchison (’99) – NYM: 50G, 0GS; 3-3, 4.37ERA; 45.1IP; 12:28
Phillippe Aumont (’08) – PHI: 22G, 0GS; 1-3, 4.19ERA; 45.1IP; 13:19
Hiram Burgos (’10) – MIL: 6G, 6GS; 1-2, 6.44ERA; 29.1IP, 11:18
Dave Bush (’09) – TOR: 1G, 0GS; 0-0, 15.00ERA; 3,0IP; 1:1
Michael Fiers (’09) – MIL: 11G, 3GS; 1-4, 7.25ERA; 22.1IP; 6:15
Johnny Hellweg (’13) – MIL: 8G, 7GS; 1-4, 6.75ERA; 30.2IP, 26:9
Felix Hernandez (’03) – SEA: 31G, 31GS; 12-10, 3.04ERA; 204.1IP; 46:216
Jeremy Jeffress (’10) – TOR: 10G, 0GS; 1-0, 0.87ERA; 10.1IP; 5:12
Caesar Jimenez (’03) – PHI: 19G, 0GS; 1-1, 3.71; 17.1IP; 10:11
Shawn Kelley (’08) – NYY: 57G, 0GS; 4-2, 4.39ERA; 53.1IP; 23:71
Shaun Marcum (’09) – NYM: 14G, 12GS; 1-10, 5.29ERA; 78.1IP, 21:60
Jimmy Nelson (’11) – MIL: 4G, 1GS; 0-0, 0.90ERA; 10.0IP; 5:8
Eric O’Flaherty (’05) – ATL: 19G, 0GS; 3-0, 2.50ERA; 18.0IP; 5:11
Jake Odorizzi (’10) – TB: 7G, 4GS; 0-1, 1SV, 3.94ERA; 29.2IP; 8:22
Manny Parra (’11) – CIN: 57G, 0GS; 2-3, 3.33ERA; 46.0IP; 15:56
Wily Peralta (’09) – MIL: 32G, 32GS; 11-15, 4.37ERA; 183.1IP; 73:129
JJ Putz (’00) – ARZ: 40G, 0GS; 3-1, 6SV, 2.36ERA; 34.1IP; 17:38
JC Ramirez (’08) – PHI: 18G, 0GS; 0-1, 7.50ERA; 24.0IP; 15:16
Rafael Soriano (’00) – WAS: 68G, 0GS; 3-3, 43SV, 3.11ERA; 66.2IP; 17:51
Caleb Thielbar (’10) – MIN: 49G, 0GS; 3-2, 1.76ERA; 46.0IP; 14:39
Tyler Thornburg (’11) – MIL: 18G, 7GS; 3-1, 2.03ERA; 66.2IP; 26:48
Matt Thornton (’00) – CHW: 40G, 0GS; 0-3, 3.86ERA; 28.0IP; 10:21
Matt Thornton (’00) – BOS: 20G; 0GS; 0-1, 3.52ERA; 15.1IP; 5:9
Chris Tillman (’07) – BAL: 33G, 33GS; 16-7, 3.71ERA; 206.1IP; 68:179
Anthony Varvaro (’07) – ATL: 62G, 0GS; 3-1, 1SV; 2.82ERA; 73.1IP; 25:43
We are having our year-end meetings as a front office staff today. I don’t have a lot of time for a post as we have just taken a break for lunch.
We also talked about trying stuff that we have never tried. Here is a video of something that we never tried before this past season.
Consider this the pilot episode of The Mehring Mile. This is an interview with Matt Erickson from a couple of weeks after the team returned from the Bowling Green/Dayton road trip. There wasn’t enough time to do another episode during the season, but I think we will make time to do this more next year.
The joke I heard after this was shown on the video board was that the interview segment should be called Motion Sickness w/ Mehring.
Yeah. We’ll work on that, too.
I am pretty sure that ‘Ive Got You Babe’ was the song that was playing on my clock/radio this morning.
No doubleheader today. But, this team intro video will be played again at the stadium this season…eventually.
Now, the reason you are all here. Snowy Stadium Pictures. When does Andie MacDowell show up so she and I can build a snowman?
I may talk a walk to the pedestrian bridge that crosses Highway 41 later today….I may go see ’42’ today….I may just curl up under my desk and wait for April….It is April? Could’ve fooled me.
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???
Now, to the part of the renovations you want to see:
This old photos are a nice touch:
And now, Hilary Bauer’s debut on Renovation Update:
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.
In the video this week, banquet facility, concessions, restrooms, suites, home radio booth, and ticket windows….not necessarily in that order.
Pictures first. Video second.
And since this is where I’ll be spending the majority of my time, I will start with Home Radio:
Here is what my brothers in sound from around the MWL have in store for them:
The press box has been expanded, too:
Inside a suite on the club level:
Yes. This photo was taken on a different day. At least the Sun was out when I took this one.
We tried some different camera movements in this video! Enjoy!
Just like last week. Pictures first. Video second.
If you’ll indulge me, here is my new apartment…I mean, 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”.
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.
If you look to the left from the same spot, you will see the new team store.
And here is the view from one of the upstairs camera platforms:
Let’s get this snow out of here!
In the meantime, here is the video: