Timber Rattler organization mourns the loss of Brock Calmes

May 16, 2012~

A sad day at the ballpark today. The Timber Rattler organization suffered the loss of  Brock Calmes who passed away after a brief illness. My memories of Brock are of a great guy who made any game particularly interesting with his calls for “Peanuts! Popcorn! Cotton Candy, Licorice Rope!” Here is a favorite picture of Brock I took at the ballpark several years ago. Prayers go out to his family and the many friends made at the ballpark.

From the Timber Rattler website:

GRAND CHUTE, WI – The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers lost a member of their family on Monday.  Popular ballpark concessions worker Brock Calmes, who was 28 years old, died after a brief illness.

Brock was known to all fans of the team by his outgoing personality and for his exuberant call of “Peanuts! Popcorn! Cotton Candy, Licorice Rope!” that could be heard throughout the stadium for many years.

“Everyone in the Timber Rattlers organization is deeply saddened by the news of Brock’s passing,” said Timber Rattlers president Rob Zerjav.  “He is a member of our family and was loved by every fan who came through the gates.”

“He was a great young man with a big, caring heart and he was taken from us all too soon.  The big guy will be missed.”

The team will hold a moment of silence before Wednesday’s Midwest League game at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Game time is 6:35pm.

A memorial service for Brock will be held on Wednesday, May 23 at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.


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