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…
Walker Weickel, who was Tuesday’s scheduled starter, will instead start tonight. Here were his thoughts on the rainout:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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…
The Lumineers…take it away!