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I declare this field SNOW-FREE!

I know that I am tempting fate here, but this 60 degree weather has me a bit loopy.

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Yes. It is beautiful.

March Snowstorm

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.

Groundhog Day at the ballpark

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…

So far, so good on the disappearing act, snow cover.

I noticed something in this picture that reminded me what day it was:

Click for a bigger image and look on the right at the end of the bleachers.


It’s Groundhog Day, but we do not have a Punxsutawney Phil or a Jimmy from Sun Prairie to pop out of a burrow at the ballpark to give us a weather prediction . We need to rely on someone else.

There can be no doubt.

He’s been around the ballpark for a long time and now is about the time….

I don't see a shadow...

Once again, the mysterious Range Rider sets out on another thrilling adventure with his trusted steed Thunder who…

does not see a shadow. Spring is right around the corner!

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:

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Have a great weekend, everyone.  Think warm thoughts.

Snowmageddon, 2012

Wisconsin. January. Snow.

It happens.

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.

Baseline photo of Time Warner Cable Field from January 9, 2012

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.

10am January 12, 2012

Your 11am photo:

11am on 1/12/12

Next up is the noon photo:

This is from about 12:10pm on 1/12/12

1pm photo:

Here is the 1:00pm photo for 1/12/12.

Oh and it’s still snowing, too.

Here are three pictures for the 2pm update.

The field at 2pm on 1/12/12

The seating bowl at 2pm on 1/12/12

The concourse at 2pm on 1/12/12

Mother Nature is not going to make me tap.

From the front of the stadium a little past 3pm on 1/12/12

Time Warner Cable Field a little past 3pm on 1/12/12

Snowing harder, too.

Looking the other way down the concourse a little past 3pm

I’ll put this all into slideshow format later today.

Post 4pm on 1/12/12

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.

From behind home plate a little before 5pm.

You may need to brush these off before sitting on them.

Slippery when snowy.

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.

Game Notes for September 3, 2011

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.

Doo doo doo looking out my back door

And this was the view from the top of the stands at Pohlman Field at 4:30pm

And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain?

And for fun, here is a link to the Beloit RADAR at

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.

Probable Starters: 
Wisconsin:  Eric Arnett
Beloit: Michael Tonkin

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

Lineup & Game Notes (August 8, 2011)


Monday’s game has been rained out.  There will be a doubleheader on Tuesday.  Game one starts at 4:00pm.  Full details here.

Before you tarp, ya gotta pre-tarp.

Monday’s Lineup:
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:
Eric Arnett

Kane County Starting Pitcher:
Leondy Perez

Monday’s Game Notes: RattlersGameNotesAugust8

Geneva, Illinois weather radar


These were taken 60 minutes before the scheduled 6:30pm start time:

Yep. It's raining.

Also…Where do you think the indoor hitting cage is at in Elfstrom Stadium?

Rattlers walking back from the batting cage.

If you said, “Beyond the outfield fence!”…You’re right!!!

L to R: Dusty Rhodes, Matt Erickson, TJ Mittelstaedt, & Cody Hawn head back from the batting cage.

The Sun is out. The sky is blue.

The tarp is off. Let’s PLAY TWO!

Another picture of a beautiful, green field that is ready for a doubleheader does not do justice to the way I feel today.

Cousin Larry. Cousin Balki. Take it away!

I don’t believe that record is kept.

You are all very funny people….asking me what the Midwest League record is for doubleheaders.

I really don’t have any idea and I don’t want to look it up…

Carl, the Rain-Hating Camel sez, "This weather is quite horrible."

I mean I guess that I could, since I don’t have anything else to do tonight…

Brick, the Bad weather Hating Bactrian is very angry with this weather.

But, then, I would just get depressed and no one would want that…

Telemachus, the tarping tapir, wants you to know that the tarp is on the field. But, it should be off later tonight.

Once the Sun comes out and the flowers are in bloom and there is actual baseball with one game played in a day and we can all laugh about this…

Fairfax, the field conditions ferret, says that the weather may be bad, but the field will be in great shape for the doubleheader on Wednesday.

Then, maybe I can look it up.

Perry, the Postponement Penguin, says he hasn't been around much doing his job lately because he just couldn't deal with it. But, maybe if he could show up this one time that would put a stop to this madness.

Until then… Just get some rest.  It’s gonna be a long day tomorrow.

Tyler Thornburg gets the start in game one.  Austin Ross gets the ball in game two.

It. Can. Stop. Any. Time. Now.

My sweet lord.

Tarp on the field.

Hmm, my lord.

Tarp still on the field

Hmm, my lord.

I choose George Harrison today, because of the repetitive lyrics that can induce you into a trance.  Much like the weather.

No seriously.  I thought their was more to that song than that.  It’s like the ‘Green Eggs & Ham’ of songs.

The game is still on for tonight.  Check here, Twitter – either one, the homepage, or Facebook for updates.

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