Results tagged ‘ Videos ’

Compare & Contrast: Lollybobbles

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.

Compare & Contrast: Bobble Anything

The Bobbleheads:

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.

Compare & Contrast: Bond

The new Opening Day Bobblehead Video is online:


Here is the scene from the original:

Compare & Contrast: Western Style

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!

Compare and Contrast: Miracle

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?

Compare & Contrast

Timber Rattlers video:


The inspiration:


I am told that there are a few more bobble-centric videos to be produced in the next few weeks.

Postgame Thoughts (August 31, 2011)

Home run #11 for Mittelstaedt

Bees 4, Wisconsin 1
Boxscore | Game Story

  • 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.

Postgame Thoughts (August 26, 2011)

Score 19 runs, win, and you get to watch the fireworks!

Rattlers 19, Cougars 7
Boxscore | Game Story

  • Hello!
  • 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:

Diamond Dancers need your help

Vote for your favorite Diamond Dancers routine and they will perform it during the game on August 27.

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:

Single Ladies:

Lineup & Game Notes (July 31, 2011)

A great Sunday for baseball!

Sunday’s Lineup:
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:
Charly Bashara

Burlington starting pitcher:
Blake Hassebrock

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!

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