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A look at a – for all intents and purposes – snow-free field with 30 days to the home opener!
It’s a weather forecast…..how could it possibly be wrong!
Alumni Birthdays for March 13:
Jason Rogers (’11, ’12) – 27
Dan Britt (’11) – 27
Alejandro Cadena (’02) – 35
Denny O’Toole (’69) – 66
Carlos Pascual (’58, ’59) – Would have been 84
Alumni Birthdays for March 15:
Guy Welsh (’07) – 30
Denys Bonilla (’96) – 41
Grant Griesser (’90) – 48
Joe Skodny (’87) – 52
Harold Baines (’77) – 56
Joe Sparks (Manager, ’71) – 77
Arizona Fall League:
Glendale Desert Dogs (14-15-2, 3rd place West):
Clint Coulter (’13): 7 games, .174/.269/.304; 1HR, 3RBI
Nick Ramirez (’12): 19 games, .214/.286/.317, 3HR, 8RBI
Tyrone Taylor (’13): 21 games, .271/.315/.306, 0HR, 7RBI
Shawn Zarraga (’09): 9 games, .355/.444/.355, 0HR, 5RBI
Brooks Hall (’11): 8 games, 2 starts, 1-0, 3.38ERA, 18.2IP, 3BB, 13K
Mike Strong (’13): 11 games, 1-0, 2 saves, 1.98ERA, 13.2IP, 3BB, 14K
Tyler Wagner (’13): 9 games, 0-1, 1 save, 7.43ERA, 13.1IP, 7BB, 7K
Wei-Chung Wang (’14): 6 games, 6 starts, 2-0, 2.74ERA, 23.0IP, 2BB, 12K
The Arizona Fall League ended on Saturday. I’ll have a link tomorrow on how some of the Brewers prospects did down there.
Australian Baseball League:
Sydney Blue Sox (7-5, 2nd):
Craig Anderson (’00): 3 games, 3 starts, 2-1, 2.14ERA, 21.0IP, 7BB, 17K
Melbourne Aces (2-6, 6th):
Kyle Heckathorn (’11) 3 games, 0-2, 8.10ERA, 3.1IP, 4BB, 3K
Aguilas Cibaenas (14-9, 1st):
Edward Paredes (’08): 9 games, 0-1, 0.00ERA, 3.2IP, 2BB, 4K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 11 games, 0-0, 3.09ERA, 11.2IP, 4BB, 10K
Estrellas de Oriente (12-10, 3rd):
Juan Diaz (’08): 14 games, .286/.333/.333, 0HR, 6RBI
Ryan Rowland-Smith (’03): 5 games, 4 starts, 1-1, 4.50ERA, 16.0IP, 6BB, 7K
Gigantes del Cibao (12-12, 4th):
Carlos Peguero (’07): 13 games, .326/.474/.744, 6HR, 8RBI
Tigres del Licey (10-14, 5th):
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 9 games, .091/.167/.182, 0HR, RBI
Cangrejeros de Santurce (7-4, 1st):
Omar Garcia (’14): 7 games, .125/.222/.125, 0HR, 0RBI
Yadiel Rivera (’12): 11 games, .216/.231/.432, 2HR, 11RBI
Joel Pineiro (’98): 3 games, 3 starts, 1-1, 3.24ERA, 16.2IP, 0BB, 7K
Criollos de Caguas (6-6, 4th):
Efrain Nieves (’10): 3 games, 3 starts, 1-1, 5.40, 13.1IP, 3BB, 7K
Gigantes de Carolina (7-6, 3rd):
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 13 games, .200/.310/.360, 2HR, 6RBI
JC Ramirez (’08): 7 games, 0-1, 5.40ERA, 8.1IP, 2BB, 8K
Indios de Mayaguez (7-5, 2nd):
Jorge Lopez (’13): 3 games, 3 starts, 0-1, 2.38ERA, 11.1IP, 5BB, 10K
Aguilas del Zulia (23-8, 2nd):
Eric Marzec (’11): 7 games, 5 starts, 2-0, 2.17ERA, 29.0IP, 2BB, 19K
Bravos de Margarita (10-22, 7th):
Tyler Cravy (’12): 6 games, 6 starts, 0-4, 5.04ERA, 25.0IP, 6BB, 20K
Greg Holle (’11): 13 games, 0-2, 1 Save, 5.59ERA, 9.2IP, 5BB,2K
Cardenales de Lara (13-20, 6th):
Jose Escalona (’08): 5 games, 0-0, 8.44ERA, 5.1IP, 3BB, 4K
Cesar Jimenez (’03): 8 games, 6 starts, 2-3, 11.57ERA, 25.1IP, 5BB, 26K
Caribes de Anzoategui (24-8, 1st):
Orlando Arcia (’13): 30 games, .294/.368/.571, 7HR, 22RBI
Navegantes del Magallanes (14-15, 4th):
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 14 games, .179/.319/.256, 0HR, 4RBI
Tigres de Aragua (19-11, 3rd):
Renee Cortez (’03): 12 games, 1-0, 0.82ERA, 11.0IP, 5BB, 4K
Alumni Birthdays for November 17:
Mike Strong (’12, ’13) – 26
Roy Wells (’01) – 36
Ty Kovach (’93) – 46
Don Lindsey (’90) – 47
Kent Torve (’84, ’85) – 52
Mike Maitland (’78-’80, ’82) – 55
From the game story:
Wisconsin has opened the second half of the 2014 Midwest League season by doing something no other Timber Rattlers team has ever done. In twenty seasons of Timber Rattlers baseball, no team had ever come into Burlington and swept a four-game series from the Bees…until this series.
In the words of that great philosopher Homer Simpson, WOO-HOO!
I don’t have anything to add, other than pictures. Look how nice it was in the first inning!
And then it was over.
Enjoy the off day on Monday.
Hey, Ernie! What do you say?
Not exactly what I had in mind…but, okay.
Here are a series of photos taken at Community Field between 3:45 and 4:30 on Thursday…That would be last night.
Here’s what it looks like today! To borrow Ernie’s Line: Let’s play TWO today!
Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes June 20 2014
UPDATE: Rained out on Saturday. Two games on Sunday. Game one starts at noon.
Game time is supposed to be 6:30pm in Clinton tonight….But, there’s this:
Teams are preparing for the game and for a wait.
Radio: AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 6:10pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio
Timber Rattlers Lineup:
Time for a visit from our friend Brick, the Bad Weather Hating Bactrian
Mehring would post a photo or something, but …. Oh, Perry the Postponement Penguin has something to say.
What I think that means is Monday’s game was called due to rain. Doubleheader on Tuesday. Game one starts at 5:05pm.
Hopefully, it doesn’t look like this:
And here is a picture of the home field of the Timber Rattlers when it’s nice out…
Lord, let it be nice again soon.
This post originally appeared on April 29, 2011 as a response to an insane number of rainouts. I did not update it in 2012 because, there was just one postponement during all of April, 2012.
The only change I have made to this post is the removal of Perry, the Postponement Penguin. I’ve can’t afford to pay him residuals on this.
Now, after another postponement on April 19, I am compelled to update. 2012 and 2013 are at the bottom of the post.
There have been so many tweets and emails and questions and ahhhh….let me do the math since I have nothing else to do tonight. I have been announcing for the Timber Rattlers since 2000. I have been full time with the team since 2003. Let’s use 2003 as a baseline since that was the gold standard for bad weather in April that I can remember.
I had a little time on my hand and came up with a rating system. Don’t be scared. This is what happens when you take baseball away from me.
April Postponements in Timber Rattlers History:
2003 April Postponements: Overall: 7; Home: 6
April 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8*, & 30
April 3-6 was a four game series at home against Beloit. April 7 and 8 was a series with Clinton. However, the Rattlers front office talked to the LumberKings and the Midwest League and that game on the eighth was actually moved to a league wide off day on April 10. I guess I can count it as a postponement. The April 30 game was the final game of a series at Clinton.
2004 April Postponements: Overall: 1; Home: 1
The first game of a series with the Burlington Bees at home was rained out. That was it.
2005 April Postponements: Overall: 0; Home: 0
The first rainout of the 2005 season was on July 25. The Rattlers played just two doubleheaders that season. One was a scheduled Day-Night DH on June 6 as a certain QB hosted his charity softball game on June 5. The other was a makeup of the July 25 rainout on July 27.
2006 April Postponements: Overall: 1; Home: 1
April 30 in a game against West Michigan. Seriously, it couldn’t hold off one more day?
2007 April Postponements: Overall: 5; Home 5
April 6, 7, 9, 11, & 12
The season opened on April 5 in 30 something weather. That would have been a postponement, too. Had it not also been the first game Ryne Sandberg managed. The games on the 6th and 7th against the Chiefs were colded out. April 8th was a scheduled off day. Clinton came in on April 9 and got rained out. The teams actually got a doubleheader in on April 10, but the next two games were called off due to snow…I’d say “Seriously?” but, it snowed on April 19 this year.
2008 April Postponements: Overall: 7; Home: 6
April 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, & 25
April 3 was opening night and it was in Quad Cities. The Rattlers home opener against Clinton was played on April 7. BUT, April 8-10 against Clinton was either rained or snowed out. Dayton came up to play on April 11, but the field still had ice and snow. April 12 also had too wet. The only reason the doubleheader against the Dragons was played on April 13 was because the Rattlers front office brought in a helicopter to dry out the field. Yes. Seriously. There’s a picture somewhere in the files. I’ll dig it up later. April 25 was a game against Beloit on a Friday night.
2009 April Postponements: Overall: 3; Home: 1
April 19, 21, & 26
April 19 was a Sunday in Clinton. April 21 was a Tuesday at home against Peoria. April 26 was a Sunday afternoon at Quad Cities
2010 April Postponements: Overall: 3; Home 2
April 8, 25, 30
April 8 was the famous snow out on Opening Night at Time Warner Cable Field. April 25 was a Sunday at home with the Beloit Snappers. April 30 was later in that same week at Beloit.
2011 April Postponements: Overall: 8; Home 6
April 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 28
And it ain’t over yet.
2012 April Postponements: Overall: 1; Home 1
2013 April Postponements: Overall 8; Home: 5
Home: April 9, 10, 11, 12, & 14. Away: April 17, 18, & 19.
And it ain’t over yet.
As soon as Friday’s game was called, I went looking for the nearest marquee that included a temperature. Fortunately, I didn’t have to walk far:
How cold is it? This is the darkest baseball timeline. twitter.com/CMehring/statu…
— Chris Mehring (@CMehring) April 19, 2013
Not that it would have been any better back home. Thanks, Kevin.
— Kevin (@khazaert) April 19, 2013
No game tonight…Obviously. Two on Saturday starting at 4pm. There will be a doubleheader when the Timber Rattlers host the LumberKings in May (May 8-10).
This is eight postponements in 2013. I am going to update the Rating April since 2003 post to include 2012 and 2013. It will be up tomorrow morning.
For now, enjoy pictures of Ashford University Field and the Timber Rattlers getting their work in for the day.
Yeesh. Can they just PLAY baseball!?!?
Although, the baseball coaches of Appleton West and Menasha High Schools had a heck of an idea.
— Post-Crescent Sports (@sports_pc) April 19, 2013
Sadly, no such deal could be worked out in Clinton tonight.
Tip of the cap to JP Cadorin for a pointer to that PC Sports tweet.
First, meet my new happy place:
In case you had not heard, tonight’s game at Clinton was postponed due to wet grounds.
If you are interested to see where this April rates in relation to past Aprils of the Timber Rattlers, I urge you to go back to this post from 2011. It is titled Rating April since 2003. The rating system used mainly pictures of Willard Scott. Please note that the April of 2012 is not rated because it was a very benign month that barely made an impression on me. April of 2013 is approaching the April of 2011 and the horrific Willard as the original Ronald McDonald rating. Ugh.
Pictures from around the ballpark today.
What say you, Perry, the Postponment Penguin?
I’ve been down and
I’m wondering why
These little black clouds
Keep walking around
So maybe tomorrow
I’ll find my way home
So maybe tomorrow
I’ll find my way home
Maybe tomorrow, Perry. Maybe tomorrow.
In the words the philosopher George Costanza: You know? Spring. Rejuvenation. Rebirth. Everything’s blooming. All that crap.
Here are a series of photos taken around Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium over the space of an hour after today’s doubleheader with the Kane County Cougars was postponed:
It has kept on snowing since I took that last picture. I’d go on taking pictures and posting them…but why?…Why?