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This week, three Opening Day Bobbleheads, recreate the three-man duel from the end of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
Here is the original in all of it’s glory.
The part the bobbleheads recreate begins around 2:29 or so.
Who needs to talk to get the point across? Awesome scene! Awesome movie!
The Opening Day Bobbleheads recreated the speech by Herb Brooks before the game against the Soviets.
Here is the original.
The bobbles took it from about the 1:50 mark of the original. There was a sudden inspiration to add a certain bobblehead at the end as Craig Patrick that brought the whole thing together.
YOU were meant to be here on Opening Day.
I am ready for Opening Day now!
I am also ready to beat the Soviet Union at hockey. Weird, eh?
Timber Rattlers video:
I am told that there are a few more bobble-centric videos to be produced in the next few weeks.
- Brooks Hall reached 100 innings this season with his three innings tonight (100-1/3 to be exact)
- Tough call on a play at the plate in the second inning. If it goes the way the Rattlers saw it, Jason Rogers has an outfield assist and the game is 1-0 heading to the third.
- But, it didn’t go the Rattlers way.
- Dan Britt with three scoreless innings and Greg Holle with two scoreless innings out of the Rattlers bullpen.
- For a team that is awful defensively (182 errors this season) Burlington made some slick plays tonight.
- Both of the 4-6-3 double plays they turned in the game made me do a double take.
- But, hey. They are going to the playoffs.
- TJ Mittelstaedt appears to be finishing strong.
- First, 13-for-27 during the just completed homestand to raise his average from .282 to .297.
- Then, he goes 2-for-3 with a homer and a stolen base tonight. He bumps his average up to .300 after this performance and matches his season high hitting streak of six games.
- Not bad for a 44th round pick
- Oh, AND the dirtbag stole his 28th base of the season.
- This kind of snuck up on me. Cody Hawn is now hitting .293 on the season. He – like Mittelstaedt – is in the Top 10 in hitting for the Midwest League with five games left in the season.
- Non-baseball but still minor league related note: The music guy in Burlington may have the most eclectic playlist in baseball. This is one of the songs they play after games as fans leave Community Field:
- I’ll need to keep track of their songs tomorrow night for the whole playlist so I can make a mix tape.
- See, a mix tape is…
- Oh, tape is recording material that is stuck inside a cassette..
- Cassettes are….
- Oh, I’ll see you tomorrow.
- I almost want to post a Steely Dan video and call it a night
- But, let’s just go with the highlights…
- First, the Rattlers were 8-for-20 with runner in scoring postion
- Second, the Rattlers were 2-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly in 4 plate appearances with the bases loaded
- TJ Mittelstaedt with a 2-for-3 night, three walks, and FIVE RUNS scored. Plus, stolen base #26 on the season.
- That will happen when you send nine batters to the plate in the first and fourth, and also 10 to the plate in the sixth.
- Nick Ramirez drove in five with three extra base hits, a pair of doubles and a long homer to the beach in right-center.
- Joey Paciorek with a monstrous homer over the batter’s eye in center.
- Not sure what happened once the Rattlers got up 7-0. There were a couple of errors in the third inning and Brooks Hall did not bounce back from those. Then, he gave up the two-run homer in the fourth to let the Cougars tie the game.
- But, Brian Garman and Maverick Lasker picked up Hall tonight.
- Garman with 3IP, H, 0R, and 2K
- Lasker, in his first game since August 6, tossed three perfect innings, struck out five, and picked up his first professional save.
- Reggie Keen with stolen base #39 on the season
- Oh, and in case you were wondering, the Rattlers record for runs scored in a game is 20. That record was set on April 28, 1996 against Lansing and matched on August 14, 2001 at Fort Wayne.
- And now….Ladies and Gentlemen….Donald Fagan and Walter Becker:
This seems like an appropriate topic on the last scheduled off day of the regular season.
One of the most popular new promotions around Time Warner Cable Field this season is the Diamond Dancers. You can see all of their routines at the Timber Rattlers YouTube channel.
They will be performing for the final time this season – at least at Time Warner Cable Field, who knows what they do during the offseason – on Saturday, August 27 during the game against the Cedar Rapids Kernels. You can vote for the routine you want to see during that game. Below are the choices you will have. Then, head over to this facebook poll and vote for your favorite. The Diamond Dancers will perform the winner for you.
The choices are:
70s’ Night Tribute:
Oops! I did it again:
Party in the USA:
Party Rock Anthem:
Nick Shaw – SS
Mike Brownstein – 2B
TJ Mittelstaedt – LF
Jason Rogers – DH
Mike Walker – 3B
Nick Ramirez – 1B
Chad Stang – CF
Tony Pechek – C
Franklin Romero – RF
Wisconsin starting pitcher:
Burlington starting pitcher:
Sunday’s game notes: RattlersGameNotesJuly31
Sunday’s bonus video as the production crew put together a very nice version of “It’s A Beautiful Day for a Ballgame”:
Up to the very end that is. But, don’t let that detract from your enjoyment!
- What a fun night!
- And I don’t mean just because the Rattlers won.
- Maverick, you have permission to buzz the tower.
- Rough third inning with a pair of two out walks, including one to force in a run that put the Rattlers behind 1-0.
- By the way, that’s TEN straight games in which the opponents have scored first.
- Put that third inning off to one side. The other six innings are why Maverick has been a prospect.
- In all, I only had him at 76 pitches through seven innings and he threw 51 strikes.
- Keep going.
- Adrian Rosario showed a few flashes of why the Orioles took a chance on him with the Rule 5 draft.
- Yes, he got into trouble in the eighth. But, he got out of it with some nasty stuff.
- Velocity was good. Movement was better.
- Dusty Rhodes got kicked out of the game in the third inning. Chad Stang was ruled out on a pickoff play.
- Dusty disagreed.
- The Rattlers lost three runners on the bases tonight. That will need to be cleaned up a bit.
- The Dirtbag strikes again. Three more hits and TJ Mittelstaedt bumps his average up to .326.
- Cody Hawn with a pair of singles and he extends his hitting streak to 14 games.
- That matches Scooter Gennett’s 14-game streak from last season as the longest of the Brewers Era for the Rattlers.
- Jimmy Nelson gets the ball tomorrow. Brooks Hall is being skipped this time through the rotation.
- On a somewhat related note, something that has been in the works for awhile happened tonight without my knowledge
- Timber Rattlers HOME GAMES are now available on MiLB.TV!!!
- I wish I would have known. That way I could have altered my call a bit. Not much, but enough to synch up a bit with what is going out over the video feed.
- There is a subscription price, but it is minimal for the rest of the season.
- I guess that I can’t make stuff up anymore.
- Enjoy the win and get ‘em again tomorrow.
- Speaking of fun!
Bonus video: Sgt. Slaughter sings Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
Reggie Keen – CF
Chad Stang – RF
TJ Mittelstaedt – LF
Jason Rogers – DH
Mike Walker – 3B
Cody Hawn – 1B
Greg Hopkins – 2B
Joey Paciorek – C
Carlos George – SS
Friday’s Starting Pitcher (Rattlers):
Friday’s Starting Pitcher (Cougars):
Friday’s Game Notes: RattlersGameNotesJuly8
Friday’s Video Advice on how to beat the Cougars from Reece Bobby:
Control your heart rate!
- Twitter updates from earlier today to explain why a three inning outing by Austin Ross was not a big deal
Trainer Jeff Paxson would not be watching the game from the dugout if something was wrong with Ross.
Plus, [Del] Howell hasn’t been in a game since 6/10.
…And Keep in mind that the All-Star Game is Tuesday.
- I think the first one is the main clue.
- If today’s game was a win and their in situation, Ross probably would have been in there and to HECK with appearing in the All-Star Game.
- But, it wasn’t.
- For once, I don’t think that I messed up the lede for the game story:
TJ Mittelstaedt may not want four days off for the Midwest League All-Star break. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers outfielder had a triple, a home run, and two RBI in a 4-1 victory over the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Sunday afternoon in the final game of the first half. Mittelstaedt went 11-for-21 with a pair of home runs during the just concluded 7-game road trip for the Rattlers.
- Your leaders at the break:
AVG: Walker – .282
HR: Walker – 11
RBI: Walker – 49
SB: Keen – 28
WINS: Thornburg – 7
ERA: Thornburg 1.57
SO: Thornburg – 76
SAVES: Holle 15
- A couple of reminders:
The Rattlers will be off until Friday night. They return to Midwest League action against the River Bandits on 6/24
I will have a liveblog of…whatever they are calling the Home Run Derby on Monday night and the game on Tuesday.
You will be able to watch the game on Sports32 if you are a Time Warner Cable Subscriber in Wisconsin
- Speaking of Sports32, they have allowed the Timber Rattlers to put a segment of the latest edition of Field Pass on YouTube:
- Enjoy the next few days, Timber Rattlers fans. Have some fun. The real work starts on Friday.