Tate’s Homer, Something New, New Mac

Fort Wayne tries for a series win over South Bend today. Yesterday, the TinCaps picked up a 9-4 win over the Silver Hawks, and were helped by a home run from Donavan Tate.

A note on the home run:

It was his first longball of the season, the third of his career, and his first homer since July 20, 2010 as a member of the Arizona League Padres. Tate had gone 92 games and 348 at bats without hitting a home run. It was also his fourth extra-base hit of the year. 

In today’s TinCaps Report Podcast, hear Donavan Tate’s postgame comments from Sunday’s 9-4 win:


Although I’m traveling and seeing new places all the time with the team, I usually don’t see things that aren’t baseball related. Today, along with TinCaps Assistant Director of Marketing Abby Naas, I went over to the INC studios for a live edition of Sound Off With the TinCaps, the weekly show dedicated to all things TinCaps.

While Abby was being interviewed on the set, I was hanging from the rafters taking this picture:

Actually, there’s just a walkway above the studio and that’s where I watched the show. Abby did an awesome job telling viewers about the upcoming promotions at Parkview Field. You can catch her segment, as well as an in-studio interview with All-Star catcher Austin Hedges, right here. It’s a link worth bookmarking, especially with new episodes of the show airing each Monday.

Next week’s show will feature a behind-the-scenes look at our TV broadcasts and I’ll be in the studio to talk about it all with Tommy Schoegler.


I’ve been a MacBook Pro owner for several years now, dating back to 2007, and I really enjoy using that machine. If it came down to Windows vs. Mac for a battle of operating system supremacy, the latter would win every time for me.

Apple today released it’s newest version of the MacBook Air, which they say will be 0.71 inches thick. The computer, Apple says, also boasts a seven-hour battery. My current MacBook pro is definitely thicker than that and the battery lasts for about 15 minutes.

While, yes, this computer certainly doesn’t take up much space and would be very light, what happens if you drop it? Before I had an iPod, I would use my computer in the car for long drives (when the battery held a charge) to listen to hour-long podcasts. One day I was in stop-and-go traffic and, with the computer sitting on the passenger’s seat), I slammed on the brakes.


Computer hits glove compartment and slams shut.

I’m nervously sweating at this point because I may have just destroyed a very expensive piece of equipment.

Is it going to turn on again?

Is the screen cracked?

Fortunately, it was OK and is still running today.

But if you get a computer as thin as these new laptops, and happen to be occasionally clumsy like me, are you better off just hauling around your desktop tower everywhere you go?


Matchbox Twenty…take it away!

If you’d like to get in touch, you can reach me at Couzens@TinCaps.com or on Twitter @MikeCouzens.

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