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Here’s Felix Hernandez with the Mariners on Wednesday afternoon:
Here’s Felix Hernandez with the Timber Rattlers in 2003:
We didn’t think that we had any photos of Felix Hernandez as a Timber Rattler. Then, these turned up on the server. Funny how that works.
For a Brewers tie-in*
Did you know….Henderson has saves in all three of Peralta’s wins during the 2013 MLB season.
In 2009, Henderson and Peralta were teammates on the Timber Rattlers for the first half of the season. Peralta had one win in the first half. Henderson had the save. It happened on June 14, 2009 at Burlington.
I tried embedding those Peralta and Henderson highlights. But, I kept getting a ‘Your browser does not support iframes’ message and they weren’t showing up on the post….But, the Felix Hernandez highlights are iframes and …. I’m being tested…I know that I am being tested….and I am failing that test.
Let’s play two again tomorrow!
I was told that I could embed MLB video last year. I am getting around to testing it out today. If it works, expect this to be a frequent topic during the season.
Okay, the Khris Davis RBI single from Monday’s game against the Dodgers could not be embedded yet. So, here is an MLB video from March 7 with quotes from Davis (’10) and Ron Roenicke on his productive camp:
This video from MLB is about the opportunities for Scooter Gennett (’10) and Hunter Morris (’10) in Big League Camp during Spring Training.
How about a few highlights from the WBC?
Kalian Sams (’07) with a walkoff sacrifice fly for the Dutch to beat the Cubans.
Adam Jones (’04) with his 2-run double off Jim Henderson (’09) to put the US in front of Canada:
Michael Saunders (’06) with a 2-run homer for Canada:
Michael Saunders winning the Pool D MVP
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:
Perhaps if I had made it a black & white shot?
Here’s a sneak peak for next week’s episode:
This shot from the mound looked better on the camera phone:
Maybe in black & white?
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!
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:
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.
Here are some quotes and comments from The Hawkeye in Burlington, Iowa on the new affiliation between the Burlington Bees and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The Angels were happy with the facilities during their visit, suggesting only small changes. One of those is improvements to the hitting tunnel, which at 10 years old needs a fresh coat of paint and new carpet.
The Bees will begin a field resurfacing next week.
Los Angeles will provide a clubhouse manager, training him through spring training before sending him to Community Field.
“That’s a big plus for us,” [Bees general manager Chuck] Brockett said.
Additionally, the Angels will pay for DirecTV in the clubhouse so players can watch the Major League club play after their own games, and send the Bees promotional items the team can give away to its fans.
“It’s a nice touch,” said Brockett.
Affiliated baseball has been around Burlington, Iowa for a long time. Here is their list since joining the Midwest League in 1962.
The Angels started their affiliation with the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 1993 before having it end after the 2012 season. The Angels had previously been in the Midwest League with Quad Cities (1962-1978), Danville (1982), Peoria (1983-1984), and Quad Cities again (1985-1992)
Next, reaction from the Beloit Daily News on the new affiliation between the Beloit Snappers and the Oakland Athletics.
I’m really excited about it,” said Snappers Chairman Dennis Conerton. “They are going to be a great organization to work with. I can feel that already. They are good people and experienced people which is what we are used to with the Twins. I think it’ll be a great relationship.”
The A’s are familiar with the Midwest League as they have been aligned with the Burlington Bees the past two seasons, the Kane County Cougars from 2003-2010 and Madison Muskies before that.
“They were familiar with our area and our league, obviously,” Conerton said. “They really wanted to play here and we are excited to be with them.”
The process of wooing a team is not a familiar one to the Snappers, who have had just two affiliates in their 31-year history.
This time, however, things went very smoothly.
“When we got the list of teams that had not signed a PDC, we sat down and sort of did an informal ranking of the teams in terms of what we knew,” Conerton said. “And I’m quite pleased to say that Oakland was right up there at the top of the list. They have a good farm system, and we liked that they are a relatively small market in the Major Leagues just like we are here.”
Oakland was affiliated with the Muskies from 1982-1993 and the West Michigan Whitecaps from 1994-1996. They had been with the Burlington Bees from 1963-1974, too.
Last…you would think they could make a bigger construction vest…or a smaller announcer.
We shot another video on Wednesday that will debut next week. Here are a few pictures to whet your appetite….Mmm, hungry…
It’s probably just me, but this is what I thought of when I saw the machines doing their thing on Wednesday.
In the long years of this blog, this is a first.
I have been informed that the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Diamond Dancers have challenged the Fort Wayne TinCaps Bad Apple Dancers to a… I don’t know…Dance off at the 2012 MWL All-Star Game.
A formal video challenge from the Diamond Dancers is on the way, but I was asked to put up the most recent videos for both groups up for a compare & contrast.
So…..Here are the Bad Apple Dancers:
And Here are the Diamond Dancers:
This contest needs to end with the words, “You Got SERVED!”
Or, both teams need to collaborate on one big dance routine that will save the Community Center for the evil developer.
I need to start putting up a postgame post again and soon.
I know. You may have become burned out by the song during the 2011 Playoffs, but the work that the production crew did on this is really cool.
They worked in some old photos and some recent highlights and the finished product is what is played right before the Rattlers take the field for every home game at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium. At least for the first half.
I am pretty sure that is a young Earl Weaver on the right at the five second mark. The guy on the left…yeah, that’s a cigarette. Different times.
Here is the latest video from the Opening Day Bobbleheads:
Here is the original scene from Bull Durham. I’m just going to link it because there is brief nudity at the start and some language at the end.
My mangled sentence structure and labored syntax probably already push the rating of this blog closer to a PG than a G.
Embedding is not quite working the way I want it to for the original clip, so click on Boombox Serenade below for Lloyd Dobler in all his glory:
In my opinion, The Sure Thing is a much better John Cusak movie than Say Anything. I would also accept Better Off Dead. One holdout in the office prefers One Crazy Summer. I cannot persuade this person to reconsider this heresy.
The new Opening Day Bobblehead Video is online:
Here is the scene from the original: