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  • Twins Minor League Report (7/5): live from Cedar Rapids (Video)

    As you know, I have been in Cedar Rapids for their past two games against Wisconsin. They won on Thursday, but they fell 8-7 on Friday. This is a first. Following the game, my brother played cameraman, and we decided to record the minor league report. This is, essentially, a video version of what you would typically read. Let us know what you think.

    I'd also like to thank everyone involved with the Kernels, from GM Dog Nelson, to the coaching staff and the players, for being great to talk to. The Kernels are covered well locally by The Gazette and MetroSportsReport.com. Special thanks to Steve Buhr for hanging out with us. It was again a great experience, and I certainly still recommend planning a trip to see the Kernels. And yes, the rumors are true... i did throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Video possibly in the comments.

    here is the report:

    This article was originally published in blog: Twins Minor League Report (7/5): live from Cedar Rapids (Video) started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. SD Buhr's Avatar
      SD Buhr -
      I tried to click the link provided and couldn't get it to run.

      If you've had the same issue, maybe try clicking here.
    1. howieramone's Avatar
      howieramone -
      Seth, that was great!
    1. SD Buhr's Avatar
      SD Buhr -
      And here's that first pitch! Click here.
    1. tjsyam921's Avatar
      tjsyam921 -
      I would rather have the text over the video if we only get one or the other.Video was nice but I usually read these at work on my breaks where I'm unable to watch videos. Just my opinion.
    1. shimrod's Avatar
      shimrod -
      Please at least provide a text option. I don't have the time to watch video (it's painfully slow compared to reading text) and I'd hate to have to give up the daily report. It's one of the first things I look for each morning.
    1. Pitz's Avatar
      Pitz -
      I would also prefer the written report.
    1. Don't Feed the Greed Guy's Avatar
      Don't Feed the Greed Guy -
      Ditto on the text. Also, it's nice to have the links to the box scores.
    1. nicksaviking's Avatar
      nicksaviking -
      I also prefer the text but I wanted to say that the effort in putting a video entry together was appreciated.
    1. wagwan's Avatar
      wagwan -
      Any video link to Buxton's inside the park homerun?
    1. carlsonp's Avatar
      carlsonp -
      I too prefer the text when it's more of a summary report about numbers. The video would appear to lend itself more to commentary or an analysis of a player or two.
    1. roger's Avatar
      roger -
      Well Seth, I guess I am in the minority as I liked it. Yes, I do value the links. But for a change up...this was great.
    1. DAM DC Twins Fans's Avatar
      DAM DC Twins Fans -
      I liked the video as a change of pace--but I do prefer the text to go back and review and the link to the box scores of each game...you didn't mention that Gonsalves made his debut in the suspended GCL game. JC thanks for the links to the video and Seth's first pitch--the original video didn't work.
    1. h2oface's Avatar
      h2oface -
      I prefer text by a wide margin. Add youtube if you like, but don't replace the written word. Talking heads have been increasingly annoying in general, and without written word and graphics on the video......... well....... I quit watching after about 30 seconds. The link you provided didn't work, but gave me a pop up that wanted to use real player, which I have long ago uninstalled because of the amount of resources it uses and slows my computer down. The link SD Buhr provided went directly to youtube and played instantly, so i did start to watch it. If links make you do more than one click to get it started...... you will lose your audience quick - add that to needing to select a player or get a player, and you are dead in the water. Thanks for the reports, always.
    1. TCAnelle's Avatar
      TCAnelle -
      I happened to also catch yesterday's Kernels game and took some video of the game. The playlist is posted on YouTube at Cedar Rapids Kernels 7-5-13 - YouTube
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Just to explain, my computer battery died and the power cord doesn't work too often. this was just a way to have something up for a report today
    1. clutterheart's Avatar
      clutterheart -
      I fear change
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