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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.
What a difference a week makes. The slideshow begins with the photo that was taken on Monday morning. Then, a bunch of pictures from the day after the snow finally hit on Thursday…all day on Thursday:
Have a great weekend, everyone. Think warm thoughts.
Wisconsin. January. Snow.
The fact that it was 50 degrees yesterday does not mean that it will not snow the rest of the winter.
This week’s Mehring Monday had a picture from centerfield to show the lack of snow.
Snow is falling again in Northeastern Wisconsin. The thought came to me about documenting today’s snowfall. The first photo was taken a little after 9am and posted on @TimberRattlers.
Here is the photo from 10am. Will update hourly until the daylight fails.
Your 11am photo:
Next up is the noon photo:
Oh and it’s still snowing, too.
Here are three pictures for the 2pm update.
Mother Nature is not going to make me tap.
I’ll put this all into slideshow format later today.
Still a little cold. Might have been the long walk to the top of the grass seating area without a jacket.
A little blue tint to these photos since it was getting so dark.
And that is the day in snow at Time Warner Cable Field. Plus, it’s still snowing. Can’t wait to see how much falls during the night.
UPDATE: Saturday’s game has been rained out. It will not be made up. Next game is at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoon.
Here is the story as it should be on the website, but for some reason this internet connection is not letting me do that.
September 3, 2011
Rattlers and Snappers rained out in Beloit
BELOIT, WI – Saturday’s Midwest League game between the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Beloit Snappers at Pohlman Field has been rained out. The game will not be made up on the schedule.
Rain began to fall in Beloit around 11:00am on Saturday morning. The rain had not stopped when the Rattlers arrived at the ballpark in the afternoon and was forecast to continue well past the scheduled 7:00pm start time. The game was called a little before 5:00pm.
Wisconsin and Beloit will play a single game on Sunday afternoon at Pohlman Field. Eric Arnett (0-, 4.70) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers. Beloit has either Michael Tonkin (3-3, 4.13) or A.J. Achter (5-7, 4.66) as their scheduled starting pitcher. Game time is 2:00pm.
Tune in for the broadcast on AM 1280, WNAM starting with the Miller Lite Pregame Show at 1:40pm.
I am going to put this up here for right now because the weather in Beloit is – to put it mildly – BLECH.
No severe thunderstorms or wind like everyone in Northeastern Wisconsin had on Friday. BUT, this was the view from my hotel room door around 1:30 this afternoon.
And this was the view from the top of the stands at Pohlman Field at 4:30pm
And for fun, here is a link to the Beloit RADAR at weather.com
No lineup yet. The team won’t get here for another half hour. There was no need to get here early due to the rain and the lack of an indoor hitting cage. When I get it, I will update the post with the Rattlers lineup.
There was some news today. Six roster moves in all
Rafael Neda, Brooks Hall, & Jimmy Nelson have been transferred to the roster of the AZL Brewers.
Tony Pechek, Mike Brownstein, & Mike Walker have been activated from the DL
Updated Timber Rattlers Roster: Timber_Rattler_Roster_090311
Saturday’s Game Notes: RattlersGameNotesSeptember3
ABOVE EVERYTHING ELSE UPDATE:
Monday’s game has been rained out. There will be a doubleheader on Tuesday. Game one starts at 4:00pm. Full details here.
Nick Shaw – SS
Mike Brownstein – 2B
TJ Mittelstaedt – LF
Jason Rogers – DH
Nick Ramirez – 1B
Chad Stang – CF
Greg Hopkins – 3B
Tony Pechek – C
Franklin Romero, Jr. – RF
Wisconsin Starting Pitcher:
Kane County Starting Pitcher:
Monday’s Game Notes: RattlersGameNotesAugust8
These were taken 60 minutes before the scheduled 6:30pm start time:
Also…Where do you think the indoor hitting cage is at in Elfstrom Stadium?
If you said, “Beyond the outfield fence!”…You’re right!!!