World Series MVP Visits Fort Wayne, Getting Senatorial

The TinCaps lost, 12-6, on Sunday evening against the West Michigan Whitecaps in the opener of their three-game series. When Fort Wayne closed out the first half, it did so with an 18-4 record. Now, in the first four games of the second half, the TinCaps are 1-3 and have been outscored 25-9. Here is yesterday’s game recap:

Tonight’s game is a 7:05 first pitch and will feature former Yankees infielder and 1960 World Series MVP Bobby Richardson signing autographs on the concourse. More info on that can be found here: http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130621&content_id=51325338&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_t584&sid=t584

TINCAPS REPORT PODCAST

John Nolan chats with Manager Jose Valentin about what the skipper did over the All-Star break, the changing roster, and his philosophy for guiding the team in the second half:

GETTING SENATORIAL

During the fourth inning of yesterday’s broadcast, Kent and I had the pleasure of being joined by United States Senator Dan Coats (R) of Indiana.

Dan Coats

I opened my line of questioning with what Americans wanted to know. Yes, the Supreme Court is making rulings this week on the Defense of Marriage Act, Proposition 8, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, et al., but the people need to know:

When we we be able to use our cellphones/iPods/iPads on airplanes?

Unfortunately, Senator Coats does not work for the FCC or FAA, but he does sit on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, which includes, “Regulation of interstate common carriers, including railroads, buses, trucks, vessels, pipelines, and civil aviation,” but he didn’t know when the government would allow us those few extra precious minutes to keep playing Candy Crush, Farmville 2 (yes, they made another one), Temple Run or Angry Birds.

In all seriousness, it was great to have the senator on, and we hope he makes a return to Parkview Field soon.

MUSICAL GUEST

The Band Perry…take it away!

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

MCsig

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