The operations of the Rochester Honkers are lead by the management trio of Dan Kapanke, Chris Goodell and Ben Kapanke from Bases Loaded Entertainment, LLC. Bases Loaded Entertainment, LLC oversees the operations of the Rochester Honkers, La Crosse Loggers and the Mankato MoonDogs.
Dan Kapanke, along with his wife Ruth, are the founders and principal owners of the La Crosse (WI) Loggers and Dan is also a minority owner of the Mankato MoonDogs also of the Northwoods League.
Chris Goodell serves as the President of Bases Loaded Entertainment, LLC and helps lead the operations of all three ballclubs. Goodell is in the midst of his 20th season in the Northwoods League, having served as the assistant general manager of the Waterloo Bucks in the late 1990’s as well as serving as the general manager of the La Crosse Loggers over the past 16 seasons.
Ben Kapanke serves as the Vice President and Chief Financial Office of Bases Loaded Entertainment, LLC also working closely with all three organizations. Kapanke is in the midst of his 14th season in the Northwoods League, having served as the assistant general manager of the La Crosse Loggers during that time span.
Email for Front Office – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rich has been the “Voice” of the Rochester Honkers since 2004. In his real life, he hosted “Rochester’s Good Morning” on Newstalk 1340 KROC, and is now enjoying his retirement. Rich has manned the PA for multiple sport franchises in Rochester, from basketball, to hockey and now baseball. He was even called upon to man the PA for the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament. Rich and his wife, Nancy, reside in Rochester and have three grown children: Scott, Tim, and Kaitlyn. He is also a proud grandfather of Zoey and Jack.
Andy enters his second season as the Official Scorer for the Rochester Honkers! Andy was a Rochester Honkers Intern during the 2011 season, and returned to work as part of the Front Office during the 2012 season. Andy has lived in Stewartville for the last seven years with his wife, Samantha, and their two daughters, Cecilia and Felicity. During the day, Andy works as a Lab Assistant for Mayo Clinic Labs. After hours, Andy referees high school basketball, baseball, and softball; as well as helps score softball, baseball, and basketball events hosted by Minnesota’s Rochester Sports.
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Slider has been the iconic mascot for the Rochester Honkers since the 1997 season. Known for exciting the crowd at Mayo Field, Slider has become famous for his dance moves at the start of every home game, and leading fans in the “YMCA”! Slider keeps busy helping out with the on-field promotions, and working the crowds, but will always find time to spend with the younger fans and sign autographs. Before each game Slider likes to stretch behind home plate, wave to the fans, and welcome the Dream Team of the Night. In the offseason, Slider stays in mascot shape by running marathons and lifting weights.
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