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Lineup, Notes, & more flood photos – July 6, 2014

Hey, Ernie!  What do you say?

LET'S PLAY TWO TODAY!

LET’S PLAY TWO TODAY!

 

They are still handling the fireworks cleanup from Friday night.

July 6 Ballpark
Doubleheader on Sunday.  Game one starts at 4:00pm.

The water has receded….a bit.

July 6 flood

Broadcast Information:
Radio:
AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 3:40pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio
Internet Video: MiLB.TV

Timber Rattlers Game One Lineup:

July 6 Game 1 Lineup

Game 1 Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Anthony Banda
Game 2 Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Victor Diaz

Game 1 River Bandits Starting Pitcher: Chris Lee
Game 2 River Bandits Starting Pitcher: Jandel Gustave

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes July 6 2014

More flood photos from inside the stadium:

Inside the fence is inside the stadium.

Inside the fence is inside the stadium.

 

Walking down the path...

Walking down the path…

 

The flood control walls are doing the job they were designed to do.

The flood control walls (the silver-colored one) are doing the job they were designed to do.

 

 

No game on Saturday, but transactions….

Plus, I wanted to prove that I had my game notes done.

But first….Perry the Postponement Penguin has something to say:

Sorry, folks, park's closed.  Moose outside shoulda told ya.

Sorry, folks, park’s closed. Moose outside shoulda told ya.

 

July 5 Rainout

Doubleheader on Sunday. Game time for game one is 4:00pm.

There were a pair of roster moves before the rainout.
INF Garrett Cooper has been placed on the Wisconsin disabled list
INF Dustin DeMuth has been transferred from Helena to Wisconsin.

Timber Rattlers Roster: 7 5 2014 Timber Rattlers Roster

Here are a few more flood photos.  The players going over the bridge to get into the stadium:
July 5 bridge

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The waters being kept out by the flood control walls:
July 5 Flood

Lest we forget…there’s a railroad crossing right here:
July 5 railroad crossing

Here were the game notes for Saturday: RattlersGameNotes July 5 2014

Doubleheader on Sunday with game one starting at 4pm.

Lineup, Game Notes, and Flood photos

And the game goes on…at 7:00pm tonight!
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The Mississippi River has flooded its banks. The River Bandits have placed their flood control walls around the stadium to keep most of the stadium dry.
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There is the minor inconvenience of a longer than normal walk from the bus to the stadium:
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The water – we are told – will get no higher and these three games will be played!

That is the Kids' Play Area beyond the wall.

That is the Kids’ Play Area beyond the wall.

The fence is where the stadium property ends.  There is a riverwalk beyond the fence.

The fence is where the stadium property ends. There is a riverwalk beyond the fence.

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The batting cages are to the left of the chain link fence.

The batting cages are to the left of the chain link fence.

Broadcast Information:
Radio:
AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 6:40pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio
Internet Video: MiLB.TV

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

July 4 lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Preston Gainey
River Bandits Starting Pitcher: Adrian Houser

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes July 4 2014

Lineup and Game Notes – June 22, 2014

A great day for Sun Brewed Iced Tea and Timber Rattlers Baseball!

Light towers have many uses beyond their intended purpose!

Light towers have many uses beyond their intended purpose!

First pitch is at 2:00pm today…At least for now…Developing.

UPDATE:  They just put the tarp on the field because this was rolling in….

Ya think?!

Ya think?!

Broadcast Information:
Radio:
AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 1:40pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

June 22 Lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Taylor Williams
Burlington Bees Starting Pitcher: Victor Alcantara

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes June 22 2014

Not Hoth, but an incredible simulation

Monday’s game with the Lansing Lugnuts has been postponed.

Go figure:

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If this keeps up, I’ll have to call on Carl or Brick…I really don’t want to do that.
 
Doubleheader on Wednesday.  Details here.
 
For your baseball fix, MiLB.com talked with Clint Coulter after Sunday’s two-homer, 4RBI game.   Here is a link to the article.

“Sandy [Guerrero]‘s always saying ‘suave,’ meaning ‘easy,’ and Jeremy [Reed]‘s always saying ‘easy power, let it come easy,’” Coulter said. “Me being a strong guy and an aggressive guy, I want to go get the ball, and that’s kind of counterintuitive to what hitting is about. You’ve got to let it come to you, so I’ve just been working on staying back and letting it come to me and let my power actually work, which I think is what’s been happening lately.”

More at the link.

You may be reminded of The Empire Strikes Back. But, for me another movie comes to mind. The Dirty Dozen is one the all-time greatest movies.  Today, Mother Nature is Major Reisman as played by Lee Marvin.  I am Posey as played by Clint Walker.  Our relationship is best dramatized in this scene:

 

 
STOP PUSHING, MOTHER NATURE!
 
Photos from around the ballpark today
 
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Stop. Pushing.

Do your worst – Post postponement post for June 12, 2013

What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! – Edmond Dantes, The Count of Monte Cristo

Perry the Postponement Penguin sez: No game on Wednesday in Beloit.  Doubleheader on Thursday with game one starting at 4:30pm.  Hiram Burgos was scheduled to make the start on Thursday.  He will probably start one of the games, but it had to be decided which game it would be.  Austin Blaski will start the other game.

Sorry, folks, park's closed.  Moose outside shoulda told ya.

Sorry, folks, park’s closed. Moose outside shoulda told ya.

Wow. Thanks, Perry. You pretty much stole one of the reasons I was going to do this post.

Before you give the Snappers any grief for calling the game when it looked like this around 4:30 this afternoon:

Storm clouds rolling in, but not raining.

Storm clouds rolling in, but not raining.

It looked like THIS at about 6:30 tonight:

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Oh, you want to see if it’s raining?
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Yeah. It’s raining.
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And dark and not stopping any time soon.

I’d like to think that it’s honest and insightful reporting that allowed Rattler Radio to finish 5th on the list of MiLB Pro Blogs for the month of May.  But, I really know that it’s the weather photos and my menagerie of weather related animal familiars that really brings in the traffic!  Right, Carl?

Carl the Rain Hating Camel says, "I hate rain. It shouldn't rain today. It had better stay away or I will be very angry."

Carl the Rain Hating Camel says, “I hate rain. It shouldn’t rain today. It had better stay away or I will be very angry.”

Exactly.

Rained out in Burlington

A good friend of mine used to say, ‘…Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.’ Think about that for a while. – Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh

A series of pictures then a few alumni notes…

This was taken from the walkway behind the visiting team radio booth before the 6:30pm start time.

Looking to the West.

Looking to the West.

Alfredo Rodriguez singles to left with two outs in the top of the second.

Alfredo Rodriguez singles to left with two outs in the top of the second.

Sandy Martinez waits for the ball and Adam Giacalone at the plate after the single by Rodriguez.

Sandy Martinez waits for the ball and Adam Giacalone at the plate after the single by Rodriguez.  The ball would get there first.  By a lot.

The tarp went on the field with a 3-1 count on Wendell Soto with two outs, two runs in, and a runner on third.

The tarp went on the field with a 3-1 count on Wendell Soto with two outs, two runs in, and a runner on third.

Ominous is a word that springs to mind:

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Then…

It's a hard...It's a hard...It's a hard rain...gonna fall.

It’s a hard…It’s a hard…It’s a hard rain…gonna fall.

"Some day a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets."

“Some day a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets.”

Did I mention a hard rain's gonna fall?

I guess I’m trying to say that it rained really, really hard in Burlington on Monday,

Then, this happened. No. That's the sky. really.

Then, this happened. No. That’s the sky. really.

Yeah. Because the Sun got below the clouds. That's why.

Yeah. Because the Sun got below the clouds. That’s why.

I haven't decided if this is a cool photograph or a horrible photograph. But, since this is my blog, I'm putting it up there.

I haven’t decided if this is a cool photograph or a horrible photograph. But, since this is my blog, I’m putting it up there.

I thought this was cool looking.

I thought this was cool looking.

Jake Odorizzi, a Timber Rattler in 2010, made his Tampa Bay Rays debut earlier today against the Toronto Blue Jays. He went 5 innings, allowed three runs on five hits with a walk and six strikeouts.

Odorizzi, who came to the Rays in the trade that sent James Shields to the Royals, was recalled from Triple-A Durham to fill the rotation spot of injured David Price. The 23-year-old right-hander had two Major League starts under his belt with the Royals, though that did little to settle his nerves at the beginning. But after experiencing a couple of early hiccups, Odorizzi settled into a nice groove.

“It was all right,” Odorizzi said of his outing. “I started off and couldn’t get in the groove. And once I did it felt good. … After the first, I think it went really well.”

The Blue Jays scored twice in the first on a sacrifice fly by Adam Lind and a triple by Brett Lawrie. Melky Cabrera added an RBI double in the second that put the Blue Jays up, 3-1.

Odorizzi finished his five-inning outing with three scoreless frames, having allowed three runs on five hits while walking one and striking out six en route to a no decision.

Odorizzi allowed that he was a little keyed up in the first.

“I was excited,” Odorizzi said. “I think anybody in my situation would have been excited. But it’s not about throwing hard. You have to hit your spots early on.”

Both managers were complimentary toward the youngster.

“We scored early on him, and then he did a nice job after that,” Toronto manager John Gibbons said, adding, “he’s got the chance to be really good. He can throw four pitches at you. But we took advantage of him early, and then he shut us down.”

Said Maddon: “He threw some really nice curveballs. I thought he kept challenging. His fastball got up to 93. I did not see that in Spring Training. So that was nice to see, too. I saw the typical good composure, some nice stuff and a real ability to compete.”

R.A. Dickey silenced the Rays’ bats for the most part, pitching eight innings and allowing two earned runs on four hits while striking out five to pick up his fourth win of the season.

“Man, that’s probably as good as we’ve seen him,” Matt Joyce said. “Shoot, the last time I remember him throwing like that was when he threw that one-hitter against us. Even then, that was controversial. He had great stuff, man. His ball was all over the place. For us to score what runs we did, I thought we did a pretty good job.”

Here’s that RBI triple by Lawrie, a Timber Rattler in 2009.

Caleb Thielbar, a Timber Rattler in 2010, made his MLB debut with the Minnesota Twins tonight after getting the call up from Rochester earlier in the day.

Thielbar adds an eighth reliever to the club’s bullpen depth, especially with Twins starters having trouble pitching deep into games recently. The 26-year-old Minnesota native also gives the Twins another lefty in their bullpen along with Brian Duensing and closer Glen Perkins.

Thielbar, who pitched for the independent league St. Paul Saints in 2011 before being signed by the Twins, had a 3.76 ERA with 34 strikeouts and eight walks in 26 1/3 innings with the Red Wings. Thielbar, who is looking to make his Major League debut, didn’t land in Atlanta until about 50 minutes before the game, but was activated in time.

“He’s another arm out there, because we’ve killed the rest of the guys, as we’ve talked about,” Gardenhire said. “But having another lefty out there, you can take a shot with Duensing to get a lefty out. So this gives us another option. We can use Caleb early and maybe Duensing a little later.”

He pitched two scoreless innings at Atlanta, allowed a run, and struck out three without walking a batter. More on his performance and a bit more on Rattlers alumni in a post that will go up on the site tomorrow.

Team Intro Video & Snowy Stadium Pictures

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?

From the club level

From the club level

From the camera platform beyond the wall in center.

From the camera platform beyond the wall in center.

Appropriately enough this one is from the Toyota Tundra at the top of the right field berm.

Appropriately enough this one is from the Toyota Tundra at the top of the right field berm.

From the reserved bleacher seats in section 116.

From the reserved bleacher seats in section 116.

Just a random shot of the trees beyond the left field berm.

Just a random shot of the trees beyond the left field berm.

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.

A modified quote for icy stadium pictures

“It tasks me; it heaps me; I see in it outrageous strength, with an inscrutable malice sinewing it. That inscrutable thing is chiefly what I hate; and be the white winter agent, or be the white winter principal, I will wreck that hate upon it.”

Imagine me saying this as I am dressed as Ricardo Montalbán in The Wrath of Khan. You’ll get the general idea of my feelings today.

Before we get to the pictures of a stadium that encased in ice, let’s get a report from Fairfax, the Field Conditions Ferret. Fairfax, what do you have for us today?

Icy. The field conditions are icy today.  What the heck do you think they would be, Mehring!?

Icy. What the heck do you think they are, Mehring!?

Thanks for that very accurate report, Fairfax.

And to make it official….

Perry the Postponement Penguin says, "No games tonight."

Perry the Postponement Penguin says, “No games tonight.”

It makes sense that Perry the postponement penguin would be a little more professional in these conditions that a ferret.

To the photos!

It’s all a matter of perspective.

For example:

Pretty:

Icy trees.

Icy trees.

Pretty depressing:

Same angle.  Not zoomed in on the trees.

Same angle. Not zoomed in on the trees.

Here’s something from the same spot, just crouched down on the steps to include the railing:

Sigh.

Sigh.

From the front of the stadium:

It's NOT December...Darn it!

It’s NOT December…Darn it!

The entire front entrance:

Deep sigh.

Deep sigh.

Winterfell

Winterfell?

Nope. Just the ballpark.

Nope. Just the ballpark.

Beaches are supposed to be warm:

Supposed to be warm.

Supposed to be warm.

More?  You want more? I’ll give you more!

From beyond the Rattlers bullpen.

From beyond the Rattlers bullpen.

Picnic tables.  Those are things that are acquainted with summer.

Picnic tables. Those are things that people think about when they think summer.

Cold winter fingers Will not release their tight grasp On my aching heart

Cold winter fingers
Will not release their tight grasp
On my aching heart

Deeeeeep Siiiiigh.

Deeeeeep Siiiiigh.

The Rattlers will try to play the Kane County Cougars tomorrow.  Think warm thoughts.

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