What I Love About Cedar Rapids

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When I was working as a TV News Reporter in the Quad Cities, I always made it a personal policy to check out whatever minor league ballparks were within driving distance because quite frankly, there’s few things I enjoy more than a minor league baseball game. So when Paul informed me that many of you who read our work are from Cedar Rapids, it brought me back to a road trip I took in 2008 to your fair city.

Cedar Rapids is well known throughout the world as “The City of Five Seasons”, a place where the folks are friendly, the corn is tasty, and where good old fashioned American values still reign supreme. It’s also home to thousands of resilient, hard-working folks determined not to let the summer floods of 2008 define their existence. Even today, signs of the historic flood are everywhere in Cedar Rapids. But that’s not what I remember most from the seven hours I spent there two years ago.

By Matt Lindner

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Hello Cedar Rapids, Iowa! Thank you for your support!


“Is this Heaven Ray, no it’s Iowa.” You probably know that famous line from the classic Kevin Costner Baseball movie “Field of Dreams.” And if there’s one thing Kevin Costner does well, it’s baseball movies. The line also serves as the perfect marketing slogan for the state of Iowa, a place where Alexa.com tells me, The Sports Bank is HUGE!

Cedar Rapids, Iowa to be exact. And to think we don’t even have a Cedar Rapids Kernels (single A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels) beat writer…yet.

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