nyone who has attended their first Wisconsin Timber Rattler game comes home with a scull full of memories. They range from the sound effects of breaking glass when a foul hits the roof, to the sight of Fang making friends with a six year old. No one can ever forget the permanent memory we all have of Brock Calmes hawking concessions in the stands of Fox Cities Stadium. The cry of "Peeeeeeeeeeeeeanuts, pooooooooooooooopcorn could be heard literally across the stadium. Calmes was one of those little bits of entertainment that the Timber Rattler experience is, and everyone counts on even if they didn't come for the baseball.
Calmes began his career with the Timber Rattlers
in 1999 and has worked every year since then according to the Appleton Post-Crescent. The paper also stated that Calmes died Monday after a short illness. The illness was not disclosed, but it went on to say that a memorial service is to be held at the stadium on May 23rd. from 6 to 9 PM.
Calmes has been seen at
every group outing that the Axis of Evil has had since it's inception in 2004. Jean Poquette-Seidl spoke of Calmes at last years outing: "I love that guy" and when the news of his passing broke
Poquette-Seidl shot off a frantic email to our news department with the heading "TRAGIC NEWS" in the content just the simple words "Our favorite has passed away !"
The news of his demise spread quickly with
announcements on the T-Rats website and a nice column honoring the fans favorite hawker in the Appleton Post-Crescent. The complete Post-Crescent column can be found here.
RICHEYS WELCOME SECOND BABY TO WORLD
Not since the birth of Anya has the Richey household been in such a festive mood. Saturday May 18, Reese Ellen Richey was born into existence in Lawrenceburg Indiana. The child's legal grandmother Joanne Lade traveled throughout the night to be with her only daughter during the birthing process, only to be told upon arrival at the hospital that only the father of the baby was allowed in the room during delivery.
Richey who had gained a whopping 97.5 lbs. during the 9 1/2 month gestation period was relieved to finally eject the infant via a C-Section birthing process. A little known fact is that the name of the process actually comes from shape
of the tool used to extract the child from it's cooking place after a latching door is installed into the female's frontal oven region. Once the door is installed and opened a rod with a C shaped "scoop" welded to it is inserted in the oven area and the baby is slid onto the scoop via the slot in the center of the C-Section. The 9 Lb. 7 Oz. Richey child was slid out of it's oven tray with this "C Section" tool this morning. Now the hatch has been sealed again until the next Richey child is about to enter the world.