FutureAngels.com will cover cover four games between the Kernels and the Kane County Cougars.
Thanks to the miracle of frequent flyer mileage, I’ll be able to visit Cedar Rapids for a four-games series April 30 – May 3 against the Kane County Cougars (A’s affiliate).
As I’ve mentioned before, because I’m unemployed I don’t have the money to travel to the Angels affiliates as I usually do. I’ve already cancelled plans for Rancho Cucamonga.
But I checked the frequent flyer mileage I have with Delta and found that I barely had enough for a free round-trip flight to Cedar Rapids.
I’ll still have hotel, car rental and meal bills, but air fare is usually about half the expense of a road trip so this will help.
The Kernels have many of the Angels’ top prospects this year, so I really wanted to spend some time with the team to do photos and video for you.
As always, you can help defray costs by signing up for a voluntary $5/month subcription or making a one-time donation.
My last trip to Cedar Rapids was in 2007, one year before the flood that destroyed downtown Cedar Rapids. Nearly two years have passed, so I’m looking forward to seeing how far they’ve recovered. I produced in 2003 a video about the Kernels’ history, so I’ll be looking for some before/after footage to show you.
You can still help with flood recovery by making a donation to the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.