Kernels debut Copa de la Diversión identity in program’s breakthrough year

Cedar Rapids Kernels Copa Uniforms

By Andy Backstrom Medill Reports Cedar Rapids is just 4.0% Hispanic or Latino, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It’s a small but passionate community, particularly when it comes to the Kernels. “It’s not a tremendous amount or the size of the population, but they love baseball,” Kernels general manager Scott Wilson said. “Those folks […]

This year, the Kernels represent more than just baseball in Cedar Rapids

By Casey Drottar Medill Reports Even two weeks ahead of opening day, Andrea Brommelkamp had no trouble predicting what the return of Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball would look like. The team’s senior director of tickets and group sales knew how important the long-awaited moment would be for everyone, from the stands to the front office. […]

Cedar Rapids Kernels back in business

By Casey Drottar Medill Reports For a little more than 1,700 fans in attendance, the Cedar Rapids Kernels season opener represented the much-needed return of minor league baseball and a sense of normalcy. For members of the team’s front office, it was a culmination of one of the most stressful months of their lives. “Over […]