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Here is today’s “Mondays with Mike” chat with Sounds manager Mike Guerrero

April 30 – Mondays With Manager Mike Guerrero

Photo courtesy of Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Today’s interview is with Sounds relief pitcher Amaury Rivas, as the Sounds look to take two out of three in Des Moines from the Iowa Cubs.

April 29 – All About Pitcher Amaury Rivas

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Here are photos of Principal Park in Des Moines, Iowa, home of the Triple-A Iowa Cubs and located where the Des Moines River meets the Raccoon River.

Actually, this game got rained out...

At the mic...with no game to announce

The Capitol Building in the background...

It was a little windy when this photo was taken...

Is that Geovany Soto? No, but it IS a "fathead" of Geovany Soto! (Keep an eye out for those TV commercials)

Legend has it that the I-Cubs retired the glove that Andre The Giant used during his career...

A rare minor league park that has suites in the outfield

A la Wrigley Field, the inning-by-inning and run-hits-errors portions are changed manually, not electronically.

Corey Patterson and the Sounds taking batting practice

Given the temperatures in Des Moines, this heater will be a very popular item in the dugout during the game.

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After getting rained out Friday, the Sounds and I-Cubs battle tonight at 7:05 from Des Moines, and the Sounds are looking to snap a hideous 10-game losing streak. Here is today’s pregame interview — a chat with infielder Taylor Green.

April 28 – Talking With Taylor Green

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Quick turn-around from last night’s game as the Sounds and Storm Chasers conclude a four-game series this morning at 11:05…my pregame guest today is, without a doubt, the hottest hitter on the Sounds right now…Brooks Conrad. He is 6-for-15 in the series and in nine games with the Sounds is hitting .393 with two homers and six RBIs.

April 24 – Breakin’ It Down With Brooks Conrad

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Here are some photos of Werner Park in Papillion, Nebraska (just south of Omaha), home of the reigning PCL champion Omaha Storm Chasers. This quaint, clean ballpark enjoyed its inaugural season in 2011.

This is shot from the left field corner, which is where the clubhouses are for both teams. You can see the gate in the lower right where players come through for field access.

There are several spots in the stadium where Omaha native and Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson is honored.

One of the coolest features of the stadium -- a double-decker bullpen. Visitors up and on the right...Storm Chasers down and on the left...

The landscaping and design of certain areas make the stadium, in my opinion, resemble a major league Spring Training stadium.

The Sounds taking batting practice before Game 3 of the series...

The at-the-mic perspective...

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It’s a “Mondays with Mike” day on the pregame show, as Sounds manager Mike Guerrero breaks down the team’s recent struggles…

April 23 – Mondays With Manager Mike Guerrero

Photo courtesy of Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds

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Our pregame chat Saturday is with Sounds outfielder Logan Schafer as the Sounds open an eight-game road trip in Papillion, Nebraska, just outside Omaha…

April 21 – Lines From Logan Schafer

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Today’s pregame interview was with veteran outfielder Corey Patterson, who robbed a homer and hit a homer for the Sounds last night during the doubleheader against Oklahoma City.

April 20 – Comments With Corey Patterson

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Here is an interview that was taped Tuesday with Dan O’Brien, a former Reds GM who has been in the Brewers’ baseball operations department for several seasons…

April 19 – The Dish with Brewers Special Assistant To The G.M./ Baseball Operations Dan O’Brien

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