Category Archives: 2012 Playoffs

Padres promote Valentin to MLB first-base coach

The San Diego Padres announced today that former major-leaguer Jose Valentin will be their first-base coach next season. Valentin managed the Fort Wayne TinCaps the past two seasons, leading them to the playoffs both years. The TinCaps lost to the … Continue reading

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Erickson to return as Timber Rattlers manager

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers announced today that Matt Erickson will return in 2014 for a fourth season as the team’s manager. Erickson was manager of the Timber Rattlers when they won the Midwest League championship in 2012. That got him … Continue reading

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‘Nessy’s Boner’ leads to Lugnuts loss — after Lansing ‘won’

If you’re a serious baseball fan, chances are you’ve heard of “Merkle’s Boner,” the infamous 1908 play in which Giants rookie Fred Merkle failed to advance to second base on a force play that would’ve scored the winning run. Serious … Continue reading

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2012 Timber Rattlers get their championship rings

Members of the 2012 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers who are at Milwaukee Brewers camp in Arizona received their Midwest League championship rings Friday.┬áHere’s a photo of infielder Greg Hopkins’ ring, tweeted by Timber Rattlers radio broadcaster Chris Mehring: You can see … Continue reading

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Cedar Rapids Kernels unveil new scoreboard

The Cedar Rapids Kernels unveiled their new scoreboard/video board Thursday night. It is almost four times the size of the old board, which measured 16 feet by 24 feet. The new one is 30 feet by 48 feet and is … Continue reading

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Sandberg to manage Hot Rods; Upton traded to Braves

Jared Sandberg, nephew of Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg, will manage the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2013. He managed the Short-Season A Hudson Valley Renegades the last three seasons, including when the team won the New York-Penn … Continue reading

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Tamargo to manage Lugnuts again in 2013

The Toronto Blue Jays announced Monday that John Tamargo, Jr., will manage the Lansing Lugnuts again in 2013. He was named Midwest League Manager of the Year in 2012, his rookie season as a skipper. The Lugnuts won a franchise-best … Continue reading

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