Kernels Affiliate Press Conference Wed at 1:30pm

The Cedar Rapids Kernels have announced a press conference is scheduled for 1:30 pm Wednesday to announce their new Major League affiliation. I think it may be the Minnesota Twins, what do you think?

Joe Christensen at the Strib thinks so, too.

So does Charley Walters at the PiPress. Although he does have one tiny fact wrong… Beloit opens 2013 in Cedar Rapids on April 4, not the other way around. If you’re curious, you can find the Kernels 2013 schedule by clicking here.

Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Cedar Rapids (Photo: Jim Crikket/Knuckleballs)

I’m sure others will concur now that the Kernels have announced the press conference, which is open to the public (in case any of you don’t have anything else going on Wednesday afternoon).

Scuttlebutt around this here inter-web machine had the Twins brass scheduled to meet with the Quad Cities River Bandits in Davenport on Tuesday, but I have neither seen nor heard any confirmation that such meeting took place.

In addition, reports indicate no formal written agreement is yet in place between the Kernels and Twins. If that doesn’t happen over the next few hours, though, the press conference could be pretty short.

I’m sure all of your favorite local news outlets will have coverage of the press conference tomorrow. Here at Knuckleballs, we’ll hopefully be able to just sit back and enjoy the news.

– JC