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Ah, our boys of summer, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, extended the season well into September by making the playoffs (bonus baseball!). But, alas, after several heroic, come-from-behind victories, they fell one game short of clinching the Midwest League crown. They took the best-of-five series all the way to Game 5, however, which made for an exciting finish and a lot of memories. And, in the process, won both Western Division crowns (first half and second half)  Here’s a look back at the season:


·         Emily was The P-C’s spokesmodel for its annual “Hang with Fang” reader contest. This photo was in several P-C ads.

·         Sarah, who followed Emily to the above shoot, also wanted her picture taken. Note she’s wearing a winter coat (there was snow on the ground when the shot was taken).

·         Andrew played (poorly) in a golf tournament this year with Rattlers Pitching Coach Brad Holman, Rattlers star relief pitcher Jon Lockwood and P-C Rattlers beat reporter Brett Christopherson.

·         Speaking of Brad Holman, click here for a recording of his song, “The Loyal Fans,” which he sang to the crowd at a Timber Rattlers game.

·         P-C photographer Mike De Sisti took this photo of Andrew, Rachel, Emily and Sarah at a September playoff game (two days after Rachel was born).

·         Here’s Elise and Rachel at a September playoff game.

·         For complete T-Rats coverage, go to The Post-Crescent’s site, RattlersReport.Com.





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