Results tagged ‘ Weather ’
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?
“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?
Thanks for that very accurate report, Fairfax.
And to make it official….
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.
Here’s something from the same spot, just crouched down on the steps to include the railing:
From the front of the stadium:
The entire front entrance:
Beaches are supposed to be warm:
More? You want more? I’ll give you more!
The Rattlers will try to play the Kane County Cougars tomorrow. Think warm thoughts.
Rained out on the second day of the home schedule….Let’s get this out of the way….
Thanks, Perry. Hopefully we won’t need you much this season. (Fingers Crossed)
It’s time you met another member of the Mehring Menagerie. Keep it brief, Brick:
And for photographic proof:
Plenty of media in attendance for the home opener and here are links to the different stories. For those of you outside the greatest state in the Union….those people in the parking lot are tailgating. It was 42 degrees:
WBAY’s Emily Matesic filed this story before the game on the renovations while Tricia Whitaker had these stories on the preparations by the players and coaching staff.
WFRV’s Bret Lemoine was at the game and had a report. You can see the text of the report at this link, but the video has been replaced by highlights of last night’s game.
NBC26 was here. I saw them. I just can’t find their stuff online right now
Tim Froberg of The Post-Crescent has this article with video of an interview with Clint Coulter. Wm. Glasheen documented the night in photographs.
If you want a little baseball mixed in with this post, here is Kyle from Brew Crew Ball with an Opening Day Notebook , Kevin from Cream City Cables with an article on Mitch Haniger and Coulter, and Alec from Brewers Rumors filed this game story.
That will do it for today. Think warm thoughts, Timber Rattlers fans!
Lots of interest in the state of Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium’s playing surface while I was in Arizona.
The groundscrew and the front office were gracious enough to wait until I returned from the desert to try an old Groundskeeper’s trick. I was over there this morning to help pull tarp.
Tarp crew about to try an old Groundskeeper trick to melt the snow. twitter.com/TimberRattlers…
— Timber Rattlers (@TimberRattlers) March 27, 2013
I’ll let Telemachus the Tarping Tapir take over the post from here:
The trick is to put the tarp on the field with the dark side facing up. This allows the sun to heat the tarp and melt the snow. It is in right field for right now. Trust me. I’m the Tarping Tapir:
Mehring took this shot from the beach….The beach. That sounds so nice.
I’m not allowed on the club level, so Mehring ran up there for this ‘Eye in the Sky’ shot:
You will notice from that shot that the groundscrew was already been working on the infield using a different trick. That trick is called a snowblower. Unfortunately, I was not around to take photo or a video of the snowblower in action.
The tarp will be moved over to left field after it has done its work in right field. The temperatures in the 40s and the sun will really speed things along. You will be surprised at how well this will work. I will not be surprised because…like I said – I’m the Tarping Tapir…Now, back to Mehring.
I’ll update this post later with links to video from the various media that were at the field to record the first tarp pull of 2013.
Just to prove that I have the game notes done for today, here they are:
A new post with the lineups will be up if it looks like the team will play. Perry the Postponement Penguin may make an appearance if the weather doesn’t turn around for the better.
As of now, we are at condition Telemachus the Tarping Tapir with Carl the Rain-hating Camel standing on the sidelines..
Pregame on field work has been canceled for tonight’s game. The Timber Rattlers are not going to be at the ballpark until around 4:30 or 4:45.
The forecast was calling for some severe thunderstorms to hit Beloit right around this time (4:15-4:30), but the possibility of clear skies for game time on a fireworks night is out there, too. As of now, wait and see….Let’s get Brick out here just to make it official:
When the lineup is available – or, if there is any news, I’ll update the post.
Here are the game notes to help you kill a little time:
UPDATE: Lineup & Pitchers added
Brandon Macias – 3B
Carlos George – CF
Greg Hopkins – 2B
Nick Ramirez – 1B
Ben McMahan – LF
Mike Garza – DH
Max Walla – RF
Rafael Neda – C
Yadiel Rivera – SS
Wisconsin Starting Pitcher:
Beloit Starting Pitcher:
Follow tonight’s game (7:00pm CDT first pitch):
Radio: AM1280, WNAM
Internet Audio: WNAM Website (Click Listen Live Tab) (free)
I know that I am tempting fate here, but this 60 degree weather has me a bit loopy.
Yes. It is beautiful.
This was the photo I posted on twitter at 2:11pm as the snow started to fall in the Appleton area today:
This is a photo taken from the camera 90 minutes later:
A slightly different angle:
Better on March 2 than on April 2. At least that’s what I’m telling myself right now.
I was out taking a few pictures of the infield at Time Warner Cable Field today to document how the recent warm weather has affected the snow cover…
I noticed something in this picture that reminded me what day it was:
He’s been around the ballpark for a long time and now is about the time….
Once again, the mysterious Range Rider sets out on another thrilling adventure with his trusted steed Thunder who…
The Howling Mad Murdock Action Figure did NOT see his shadow this morning. Alert the news crews!
Opening Day is 63 Days away. That’s just nine weeks! It better get here soon.