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#21 Jim Crikket

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:11 PM

I was shown the ballpark dimensions, 315 down the left field line with quite a long HR porch continuing out for several yards. If Adam Walker gets promoted straight to Low A the Twins may have two consecutive Midwest League HR champs.


Yeah, as long as he doesn't just hit line drives down that line. The wall down in that corner is a high one and I've seen a lot of runners thrown out at 2B on balls played off that corner wall.
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#22 Curt

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:58 PM

Who gets Beloit then?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:08 PM

Who gets Beloit then?

Likely Oakland.
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#24 Mike Sixel

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:11 PM

I think this is a great idea. Too bad my sister in law moved away to another part if Iowa.....

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:00 PM

It's official...

http://www.milb.com/...t=.jsp&sid=t492

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:09 PM

The logo - a baseball bat dressed as corn -- does not seem as cool as the Beloit turtle.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:20 PM

The logo - a baseball bat dressed as corn -- does not seem as cool as the Beloit turtle.


I'd argue that the Beloit turtle is a top 5 mascot in minor league baseball. The Kernel? not so much

#28 striker_86

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:31 PM

this would be a fun stop on the way to of for a game

#29 lightfoot789

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:36 AM

Walker had 17 HRs in 64 games. If he can improve along with the upgrade in competition - you might be right? I'm anxious to see what DJ Hicks can do with a full healthy season as well. And Romy Jimenez was off to a tremendous HR / Doubles - season (led league in every category) before he got hurt. With the pitching Low A should have through the first half of season - Things could be exciting in CR

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:54 AM

I think this is awesome- I’ve never been to the Field of Dreams site and have wanted to go back to the Quad Cities area so you could do all of them in one trip! Call me crazy but I wouldn’t mind if the Twins didn’t get an affiliate in St. Paul. I think going to other areas to watch the minor leaguers is a good reason for a road trip…

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:21 AM

Have fun with Paul Molitor, he was always fun to have in Beloit. Made it here 3 times this year , for about a week each time.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:33 PM

I do like the ballpark in Cedar Rapids. Saw Bromberg pitch there a couple years ago. Also, the pro wrestling hall of fame is in nearby Waterloo.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:15 PM

I saw an article in MILB where Adam Walker was the 2012 OffensivePlayer of the Post Season for the Appalachian League. Too bad the Wisconsin product won't get to play a full season in Beloit next year. He was fun to watch in ETown. Will Beloit still have a team in MWL?
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#34 Jim Crikket

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:08 AM

Will Beloit still have a team in MWL?
http://www.milb.com/...t=.jsp&sid=l120


Yes, Beloit is assured an affiliation. I'd expect that to be announced in the next couple of days.
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