Crucial Set, Fetter Feature, Timing is Everything

The TinCaps play an early one today at South Bend, getting underway at 1:05 this afternoon at Coveleski Stadium. It’s the start of a four-game series, and if history serves as any indicator, it will be a battle. Fort Wayne has only won 7 of their 18  games against South Bend, going 1-5 vs. the Silver Hawks here in the second half. Last visit to South Bend, the TinCaps were swept in a three-game series.

Fortunately, the TinCaps are hot right now having just swept Great Lakes in a three-game set at Parkview Field. It’s the first three-game sweep for Fort Wayne at Parkview Field since the opening series of last year, April 7-9, 2011…against South Bend.

With a record of 53-53, Fort Wayne is at .500 for the first time since April 6th, the second day of the season. A win today would bring the TinCaps’ overall record to one game above .500 for the first time since April 17, 2011, when the team was 6-5 under Manager Shawn Wooten. Here’s to a victory with Frank Garces on the hill; they haven’t lost a game he’s started since June 6th.

In today’s TinCaps Report Podcast, a special feature. Tom Felice brings us the story of pitcher Chris Fetter, a member of the 2009 Fort Wayne championship squad, making a post-surgery comeback with the TinCaps:


Who doesn’t love a good proposal at a ballgame? There’s the nervous excitement, the huge crowd and hopefully a girlfriend turned fiance when it’s all said and done. These things require meticulous planning, and they can go off very well when executed to perfection.

But what about when they’re not timed well?

Take a look at the video from this Cubs game, where a gentleman asks his girlfriend to marry him through a message on the video board at Wrigley Field, but she’s taken that exact moment to go to the bathroom…

Click here for the video.


The Clash…take it away!

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