Kernels Update

Kernels beat writer Jeff Johnson of the Cedar Rapids Gazette has an informative article in today’s edition about how the flood is affecting the team and the front office operation. Click Here to read the article.

Critical points:

  • The stadium parking lot is being used to stage disaster response equipment.
  • Cooper’s Mill is described as “under water.” Manager Keith Johnson and hitting coach Damon Mashore were living there but their rooms were on the third floor, above the water line, so their belongings should be okay but they don’t know when they might be able to retrieve them.
  • The official visiting team hotel is now the Best Western Longbranch Hotel near the Cedar Rapids-Marion border.
  • It’s unknown if the next homestand starting Thursday will happen. “Access to Memorial Stadium will be difficult for fans on the east side of the river, although it should be possible to get there. The question is how many people will want to get there, considering the circumstances,” Jeff wrote.

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