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Tonight’s Interview: Going Green with Brad Seward

The LumberKings led 1-0 on a Carlos Ramirez solo home run heading into the seventh inning last night, but the bullpen combination of Edlando Seco, Tyler Burgoon and Jessie Nava surrendered three late runs as the Great Lakes Loons came back for a 3-1 win last night.  Left-hander Tony Butler had his most impressive start to date, striking out a career-high-tying nine batters while limiting the Loons to four hits over 6.0 scoreless innings, but Seco tied the game on a bases-loaded walk in the seventh and Burgoon allowed the game-winning run on a walk and two singles in the eighth.

Read more in tonight’s Game Notes:  7.15.11 kingsnotes

Tonight is not only the rubber match as Eddie Menchaca’s Kings look for their sixth series win in seven tries this half, it’s also “Going Green Night” at the ballpark sponsored by the Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency and WQAD-TV.  Thus, it’s time for my yearly chat with Brad Seward, the Director of Operations and Education for the CCASWA and the veteran Public Address voice for the LumberKings.

Brad and I talk about the annual “Going Green” event, the expanded efforts by the LumberKings to recycle at Alliant Energy Field, the Enviro-Kids program and baseball topics such as the memorable 2010 season and this year’s second-half turnaround.

Listen Here:  Brad Seward Interview 7.15.11

Starting Lineup:  7.15.11 lineup

Left-hander Nate Reed, a winner in his first start of the year his last time out on July 9 at Beloit (5.0 IP, 3 ER), makes his second start and 16th appearance for the LumberKings in the series finale tonight against the Loons.  He’ll have a tough challenge as he tries to outduel Los Angeles’ Dodgers’ first-round pick, right-hander Zach Lee (5-3, 3.32).  First pitch is at 7:00 PM, listen to the broadcast at


Off the Diamond: Brad Seward

As promised, it’s another “Off the Diamond” segment featuring the Public Address voice of seward2010.jpgthe LumberKings and the Director of Operations and Education for the Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency, Brad Seward.

Brad’s seen plenty of baseball in 15 seasons in the P.A. chair, and we’ll talk about some of the near history his seen this season (including Tom Wilhelmsen’s near perfect game last night).  Also, Brad talks about environmental efforts at Alliant Energy Field and offers up conservation tips on the 3rd Annual “Going Green Night” at the ballpark.

Listen Here: 
Brad Seward OTD Interview 8.13.10.mp3

Right-hander Taylor Stanton (9-5, 3.90) is slated to make his 20th start tonight in the series finale against Burlington, first pitch scheduled for 7:00 PM.  Listen online at


Talking Post-Season All-Stars

Our status for tonight’s game in Cedar Rapids is still up in the air.  Here’s the current scene:


In lieu of a pregame interview tonight, I thought I’d post last night’s conversation about the Midwest League Post-Season All-Star selections.  You already read my thoughts on the subject yesterday, but I was fortunate to have LumberKings’ PA voice Brad Seward in the booth to weigh in on the selections.  He has some fairly good insight on talent, having seen his share of big-leaguers over the last 14 seasons.

Listen Here: 
MWL Post-Season All-Stars Chat with Brad Seward.mp3

Just as I’m completing this post, the game has been postponed due to rain.  We’ll play two tomorrow at 5:30 PM in Cedar Rapids.  You can listen to both seven-inning games on AM 1390 KCLN in Clinton and