Memorial Day Matinee
On this Memorial Day, firstly, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. For more on the history of Memorial Day, which dates back to May 5, 1866 in Waterloo, N.Y., the History Channel provides a short video.
Secondly, today, the TinCaps play the penultimate game of their six-game homestand with a 1:05 p.m. first pitch against the Dayton Dragons. Last night, Fort Wayne received six solid innings from starter Kyle Lloyd, while Ryan Miller and Jake Bauers both homered in an 8-4 win. Mike Couzens and Kent Hormann have a complete game recap below:
Also, take a listen to our conversation before last night’s game with TinCaps manager Michael Collins. Tubby tries to make sense of why the club has played so much better at home than on the road in 2014 and shares how he hopes the team grows in the final three weeks of the season’s first half.
Here’s a look at the jerseys the TinCaps will be wearing today for Memorial Day.
Fort Wayne will wear these patriotic jerseys again on June 11 for Military Appreciation Night as well as on July 4. The jerseys will be auctioned off on the Fourth with proceeds going to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana.
Up in the Majors, teams won’t be donning red, white, and blue, but instead, camo. Or “digi camo” as it’s become known now.
Again, thank you to those who have died serving the United States, and to those who continue to sacrifice in our nation’s military.
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