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2010 World Series in Appleton...
« on: February 23, 2010, 11:25:22 am »
Nice article in today's Appleton Post-Crescent about the baseball championships in Appleton.

http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20100223/APC0201/2230536/Organizers-step-to-plate-for-tournament
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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 12:23:18 pm »
Here is hoping that Appleton retains the WS.  They have treated us with the utmost hospitality in the 3 years my son has been there and I am speaking with experience when I say Eastlake is a dump.

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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 12:53:12 pm »
Appleton WI and Fox Cities stadium is an outstanding location and venue.

They know how to host this event with outstanding staff, city and volunteers they  know how to do it right.

I can not believe that Eastlake can match what Appleton has to offer. It is amazing experience for the players, coaches, fans, parents and friends to see and be part of.

Outstanding host families, great dinner reception, nice hotels, places to eat and visits. Beautiful area. and great places to gather to visit and celebrate

My vote is to when it's not broke dont fix it. Appleton does it right so it should stay there.

I have been so very lucky to be there several times and hope for one last visit and each time it was a priceless memory and experience.
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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 01:42:46 pm »
As a player who reached the World Series three times (twice in Battle Creek and once in Salem) I can tell you how sad it was to see only 150-200 fans in the stands at those two settings. Today's games are played in front of 1500-2500 fans and that is great as a player. Appleton has done it right and continues to get local fan support to back the games being there. I think the NCAA would be hard-pressed to find a better venue and support staff than they currently have.
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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 06:51:45 pm »
As a player who reached the World Series three times (twice in Battle Creek and once in Salem) I can tell you how sad it was to see only 150-200 fans in the stands at those two settings. Today's games are played in front of 1500-2500 fans and that is great as a player. Appleton has done it right and continues to get local fan support to back the games being there. I think the NCAA would be hard-pressed to find a better venue and support staff than they currently have.

Well said......been there a couple times ( not for very long either time) but it is a great park and everything you could need is right there.  Awesome city!!!

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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010, 08:35:59 am »
here is the link to Classic Park, which most likely would've been the host ballpark if the tournament was moved to Eastlake, Ohio.

http://lakecounty.captains.milb.com/team1/page.jsp?ymd=20061026&content_id=140244&vkey=team1_t437&fext=.jsp&sid=t437

It's a very nice stadium, but I agree that keeping the WS in Appleton is the right move.  It's great having it at a place that "enjoys" hosting, and can build that tradition for programs to look forward to every year.

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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010, 01:23:59 pm »
does the field in appleton have lights?

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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2010, 01:25:12 pm »
does the field in appleton have lights?

Yes. It's the home of the Brewers Single-A team, the Wisconsin Timberrattlers.
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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2010, 02:28:01 pm »
This... is a simple game. You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball.  "There are three types of baseball players: those who make things happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened."
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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2010, 01:15:38 pm »
For regulars and I'm talking your way, Chapman fans there are some layout changes at Fox Cities Stadium.
Bullpens moved from the baselines to center field.
New box seats where the bullpens used to be.
Smaller grass seating area down the line.
Nearly double the patio seating. Up to 20-ish tables.
Next to one of the bullpens is sand/beach seating(!).
There's a boardwalk in right-center that leads to the beach and bullpens.

See some you in a few weeks. Jim, your Hawaiian shirts will look nice on the beach. I'm envisioning some Harry Caray-esque coverage (with the fans) from the beach seating this year.

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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2010, 01:47:25 pm »
Damn. Bullpens were one of my favorite spots to shoot from.
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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2010, 02:01:58 pm »
Damn. Bullpens were one of my favorite spots to shoot from.

What are the first round matchups in Appleton this year?

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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2010, 03:03:29 pm »
Let's hope Point or Whitewater make it so attendance is even higher and we have  a WIAC team with a chance to win it all.  Wouldn't that be special if the WIAC completes the triple crown this year?  Whitewater in football, Point in basketball, Point/Whitewater in baseball.

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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2010, 03:20:42 pm »
Damn. Bullpens were one of my favorite spots to shoot from.

What are the first round matchups in Appleton this year?

#1 10 a.m. Auburn (N.Y.) Regional Champion vs. Whitewater (Wis.) Regional Champion
#2 1:15 p.m. Mansfield (Conn.) Regional Champion vs. McMinnville (Ore.) Regional Champion
#3 4:30 p.m. Marietta (Ohio) Regional Champion vs. Trenton (N.J.) Regional Champion
#4 7:45 p.m. Fayetteville (N.C.) Regional Champion vs. Moline (Ill.) Regional Champion
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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2010, 03:32:49 pm »
Thanks for posting that Just Bill.  I was curious myself.  Can't wait to see how the Moline region winner does in Appleton?