Rainouts and Walkups

Fort Wayne and West Michigan were rained out yesterday. The game that was scheduled for today will be made up at a date to be determined later this season. For now, we’re just looking ahead to tonight’s 6:35 scheduled first pitch. The forecast? More rain! But we can’t do anything about that…

Rainy West Michigan

Walker Weickel, who was Tuesday’s scheduled starter, will instead start tonight. Here were his thoughts on the rainout:

According to Urban Dictionary...Muddin = when someone takes their truck offroad and tries to get their car as dirty as possible. The idea is to get your car so dirty that the air-conditioning spits up dirt molecules when you turn it on.

According to Urban Dictionary…Muddin =
when someone takes their truck offroad and tries to get their car as dirty as possible. The idea is to get your car so dirty that the air-conditioning spits up dirt molecules when you turn it on.

You know, I was cool with a nap. Car washes ain’t cheap, man.

Because of the rainout, Joe Ross is scheduled to start Fort Wayne’s home opener on Thursday against Lake County, and Max Fried, the #1 pick last year by San Diego, is scheduled to start Friday. That means you’ll have back-to-back first-round draft picks pitching in Fort Wayne Thursday and Friday. Get your tickets, folks.

PODCAST

In today’s TinCaps Report Podcast, I talk with center fielder Brian Adams, a former two-sport athlete at the University of Kentucky. Adams, a native of Georgia, played both football and baseball for the Wildcats. We talk about his decision to choose baseball, and which two former TinCaps, and Kentucky Wildcats, are friends of his:

WALK-UP MUSIC

Now that we’re just a day away from the home opener at Parkview Field, it’s that time of year where players have to request their walk-up music that will play either on their way from the dugout to home plate,  or when they enter the game from the bullpen. Here is the list of songs from players who made a request:

Zach Eflin – TNT (intro) AC/DC
Walker Weickel – “Old River Road” The Lacs
Maxx Tissenbaum – “Musta Had a Good Time” Parmalee
Matt Shepherd – “Hell and Back” Kid Ink (start at 24 secs)
Gabriel Quintana – “Siente La Para” El Alfa ft. La Nueva Escuela
Corey Adamson – “Milkshake” Kelis
Brian Adams – “Return of the Mac” Mark Morrison
Jeremy Baltz – “Lights” Ellie Goulding (from chorus)
Stephen Carmon – “I Knew You Were Trouble” Taylor Swift (Start at 52 seconds)
Luis Tejada – “Hablame De Romo” Shellow Shaq
Leonel Campos – “El Dilema” Silvestre Dangond
Diego Goris – “Llegale” Shellow Shaq
Roman Madrid – “My Moment” DJ Drama
Erik Cabrera – “Con To Los Cacabele” El Alfa
Tayron Guerrero – “Que No Se Enteren” Silvestre Dangond
Alberth Martinez – “Machucando” Daddy Yankee
Justin Hancock – “Simple Man” Lynyrd Skynyrd
Max Fried – “Can’t Hold Us” Macklemore
Ruben Mejia – “Matamos” Doble T Y El Crok
Dane Phillips – “Boondocks” Little Big Town
Rodney Daal – “Warriors” – Kymani Marley
Genison Reyes – “Tu Quiere Problema” Chimbala feat. Black Point
I’m really digging Corey Adamson’s choice of “Milkshake” by Kelis. It really breaks the mold of the country anthem/heavy bass hip-hop/reggaeton/hard rock/manly-lyric jam that encomapsses 99% of walk-up songs. I’m not sure if he likes the song or is just being ironic, but either way, I’m on board.

LIFE ON THE ROAD

Traveling throughout the world of Minor League Baseball means you’ll meet new people every single day. During the rain delay today, I had to walk down to the TinCaps clubhouse a few times, and you have to walk on the concourse to get there from the press box. During one of my trips, I walked past a fan wearing a throwback Whitecaps jacket, and had to snap a picture:

West Michigan Whitecaps super-fan Tom Grey proudly wears his original-issue Whitecaps jacket.

West Michigan Whitecaps super-fan Tom Grey proudly wears his original-issue Whitecaps jacket.

He claims the jacket is from the original season of Whitecaps baseball, which was back in 1994. That’d be impressive if he kept intact for 20 years. There are several nods to the baseball history of the Grand Rapids area (the ballpark is technically in Comstock Park) and the history of the team up on the suite level.

I wonder if anyone out there still has any Wizards gear…

MUSICAL GUEST

The Lumineers…take it away!

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

MCsig

2 Comments

What is Fernado Perez’s walk-up song?

Hey Jarrett, Fernando had been using Marc Anthony’s Vivir Mi Vida most of the season. But during the last homestand he switched to a Mexican song, “La Peinada” by Chuy Lizarraga y Su Banda Tierra Sinaloense.
– John

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