Tigers and Fun in West Michigan
There’s no better way to spend your birthday than at the ballpark. This year my dad, the kids and I went to the Whitecaps game. We started off at Chuck E. Cheese’s in Grand Rapids so the kids could expell some energy.
At the game, the rain held off and we had a beautifull night. They were playing the Peoria Chiefs again this time. Last year we got to meet Ryne Sandberg while he was managing there. This season former Tiger Barbaro Garbey was in town so he signed some cards for the kids. Garbey was on the Tigers 1984 World Series Championship team, and is currently the hitting coach for the Chiefs. It was also Tiger Friday, so John Wockenfuss was on hand to meet the fans and he signed some cards for the kids, too. They were also giving away bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans. In the end, the ‘Caps won 9-0 and we had a great time. I don’t know if I’ll be able to catch another game in West Michigan this year or not, but we’ll be going to Appleton, WI next month to watch the Timber Rattlers.
Photos property of MIB
Ryne Sandberg is my idol. I tailored my game after him when I played.
I loved going to minor league games when I was younger. Haven’t been to one in a while. I love the prices and the seats. Plus everybody is there to have a good time–no pressure.
Nice pics. Looks like you guys had fun.
The Minor Leagues are doing great here, glad to see the Whitecaps winning 9-0 in the game, what a fun way to celebrate a birthday.