Big League Stew

  • Paul Molitor places restrictions on mobile devices in Twins clubhouse

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew52 mins ago

    Baseball clubhouses are no different than the local coffee shop, an airport lobby or the subway train. Wherever large groups of people gather, you're bound to see a high percentage of them messing around on their phones, laptops or other electronic and mobile devices while blocking out all of the commotion that exists around them.

    However, there's supposed to be one major difference between a baseball clubhouse and those public places, and that's the atmosphere. While it may be acceptable to tune others out in public, where you're most likely surrounded by strangers, in the clubhouse you're supposed to be teammates with common interests, collective goals and countless reasons to be engaged with one another.

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  • Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to debut funnel cake cheeseburger

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew7 hrs ago

    As a whole, minor league baseball continues setting a very high standard when it comes to unique ballpark promotions. But let us not overlook another area of strength for many of its clubs: The concession stand menu.

    Somewhere below the standard baseball items, you're bound to find a few creative and ridiculously appealing items that wlll test your will and lighten your wallet. For example, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers — the Midwest League Class A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers — and team chef Tim Hansen unveiled a pair of new burgers this week that will instantly make you consider a trip to Appleton.

    First, we have all the makings of a delicious bacon cheeseburger packed inside a funnel cake bun, which naturally gives us the Big Mother Funnel Burger.

    Big Mother Funnel Burger @TimberRattlers Summer 2015

    Don't try saying that ten times fast, but do order it at least once if you're headed to a Timber Rattlers game this spring. It'll only set you back $20.

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