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01/19/10 4:20 PM ET
Miller Park to host Minor League contest
Brewers' Class A Timber Rattlers to face Cedar Rapids
By Adam McCalvy / MLB.com
MILWAUKEE -- For the second consecutive season and the fourth time since 2003, Minor League Baseball is coming to Miller Park in 2010. The Brewers announced Tuesday that their Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers will host the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Friday, May 7, in Milwaukee. The Kernels are an Angels affiliate based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, about four hours southwest of Milwaukee. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT and $10 tickets will go on sale at a later date. "This is an opportunity of a lifetime for myself and the club here," Timber Rattlers manager Jeff Isom said before last year's event. "We might have five or six guys [make it to the Majors], and that's it. For those guys it might be no big deal, but for the other guys who don't make it, this is something that they'll remember." Isom's Rattlers defeated the Peoria Chiefs, a Cubs affiliate, in a 2009 Border Battle at Miller Park that featured Brewers prospects Brett Lawrie and Wily Peralta. Milwaukee's affiliate is 3-0 in the showcase including the inaugural event in 2003, when a Beloit Snappers squad featuring Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks won behind current Brewers pitcher Manny Parra. The Timber Rattlers begin their second season as a member of the Brewers Minor League system in 2010.
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.