One Week Down

One week ago, I was sitting at the ball park in 80 degree weather. As I sit here now, I’m looking out the window at a snow/ice storm that could rival any that we got pounded with in January. Funny what a difference a week makes. This also marks one week of the Whitecaps 2011 season, and the team has yet to play a game on the road. The first three games of the season were postponed in Lansing due to un-playable field conditions. The last two nights, the ‘Caps games in South Bend have been postponed due to rain. Lucky the team has played a few homes games in between to stay loose. After winning on opening day against the Lugnuts, West Michigan was only able to scrape up one win against their other in-state rival, the Great Lakes Loons. With a record of 2-3 there’s no use panicing, but just hoping they can get some games in. Also hoping all the make up double headers won’t hurt the rotation too much. UPDATE: The Whitecaps finally played a double-header in South Bend, beating the Silver Hawks 8-1 and 6-3 improving to 4-3 on the season. Here’s some pics of the first week of 2011.

Whitecaps vs. Lansing Lugnuts


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opener4.jpgWhitecaps vs. Great Lakes Loons


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5 Comments

We had great weather here and then it’s hailing!!!!

—Mark Gauthier
http://cubden.mlblogs.com/

Wow, hope the weather gets better. Soon. No baseball this time of year can be MADDENING!!!!
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/

The weather has just been weird lately all over. California doesn’t compare to Northern Michigan, but it was 80 degrees this weekend and today it’s pouring rain and definitely coat weather. Hope the weather clears up for you guys soon. It sounds like the Whitecaps just need the weather to cooperate long enough for them play several games in a row so they can really loosen up and get into season shape.
Kristen
This is a very simple game…

Wow that is a huge ballpark for a Minor League A Team. You also have some great photos. That is one thing I love about Minor League Ball the acces and closeness for photos.

Mark-weather in Michigan and Ontario is crazy
Jeff-more snow today, and more local ballgames getting cancelled…this sucks.
Kristen-yeah, I hear the weather is crazy everywhere. I hope it clears up in your area, too.
Surfer-yeah the ‘Caps ball park is over 10, 000 which is bigger than most Double-A parks, and comparable to Triple-A. These pics aren’t mine, but are on the previous post.
thanks for checking in,
–Mike

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