Social Media Day at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium

Tonight is Social Media Day at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium.  I am going to celebrate The Sprouting News making the top 40 of Pro blogs, ranked 39th in July, by participating and offering Kernels prizes to people as rewards for answering trivia questions about Cedar Rapids professional baseball. I will send out a trivia question 12 minutes after the hour on Twitter and Facebook. The first person to send the correct answer will win whatever prizes I can dig up out of my office. I will be giving away old Cedar Rapids Kernels team sets, rare team photos and tickets to a game of your choice during the remaining 2012 season. Most of these answers can be answered by digging through the archives of The Sprouting News, but speed matters so brush up on your Cedar Rapids baseball history. The first question will be posted at 3:12 p.m. CST and the contest will run throughout the evening during the Kernels home game tonight against the Clinton Lumberkings with the 9th and final trivia question being posted at 11:12 p.m. CST. Gates open tonight at 5:30 for a 6:35 first pitch. The first 1000 fans through the gates will receive a Mark Trumbo wobblehead.
Prize List:

(2) pair of team sets – 2007 Kernels team set featuring Mark Trumbo & 2011 Kernels DAV set featuring Mark Trumbo and Mike Trout

Mr Shucks Soap Dispenser

(2) Vintage Team Photo Set – 1966 Cedar Rapids Cardinals, 1982 Cedar Rapids Reds & 1983 Cedar Rapids Reds, 1998 Cedar Rapids Kernels plus recent team photos thrown in.

Angels Snoopy Bobblehead

Cedar Rapids Kernels metal lunch box

Tickets for four to any of the remaining Cedar Rapids Kernels home games

Cedar Rapids Kernels Wobblehead set – Mark Trumbo Wobblehead & Mike Trout Wobblehead.

Yes, my desk is a bit messy at the moment.


Watch the Sprouting News Twitter feed at and my personal Facebook account at

Two prizes will be given away each question. One for the first correct answer via comment on facebook and one for the first answer on via reply @SproutingNews at twitter.

Winners will be contacted for local pickup or we can make arrangements if items need to be shipped.

Repeat winners are allowed. You may only win one prize each question. You are not allowed to win on Facebook and on Twitter for the same question.

Full Time CR Staff may play but may not win prizes. Interns and hourly employees, go for gold you can win along with everyone else.

Have fun.

Thanks again for reading about Cedar Rapids Baseball History and helping the Sprouting News climb to #39 at

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