On April 4, the Cedar Rapids Kernels will take the field for the first time as the Class A Midwest League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. For the first time in several generations, the CR minor league baseball club will be fielding prospects from a Major League organization with a significant fanbase locally. And now those Twins and Kernels fans, near and far, will have a new source for daily information about the young Twins prospects that call Cedar Rapids their summer home.
MetroSportsReport.com, which has provided coverage for a broad range of local sports in the Cedar Rapids area, has announced that they’re also adding Kernels coverage to the site. According to their announcement (read it by clicking here), MSR will have reporters covering all 70 Kernels home games and the 26 road games in Clinton, Burlington and the Quad Cities, while providing stories on the remaining 44 road games based on information provided by the Kernels and other sources.
Many of the Kernels stories will appear on the MSR home page. However, the Kernels also will have their own dedicated page on the website that can be found by clicking on “Kernels” at the top of the home page (or just click the MetroSportsReport.com Kernels site here and bookmark it).
If some of the writing style seems familiar, well… yes… there may be a reason for that. As the great former Twins blogger, “Batgirl,” would say, one of the MSR writers assigned to the Kernels beat this season is a “close personal friend” of one of the co-founders here at Knuckleballs (hmmm I wonder who that might be).
By the way… the Kernels’ Opening Day is just a little over three weeks away!
P.S. Check out MSR’s story on the “Great Expectations” for the Kernels this summer by clicking here.