2011 BBT Day 6: Home Sweet Home

West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Fort Wayne TinCaps: Fifth Third Ballpark-Comstock Park, MI

Crash all up in my grill

It’s been a few years since we’ve seen a Whitecaps game as part of our baseball trip, and it was good to be home back in Michigan. On the plane waiting to fly home, the pilot announced the weather in Grand Rapids as 77 degrees and sunny. When we arrived and hour and a half later, it was 69 and raining. I swear these storms have been following me around all week like some really bad Jaws movie (see: Jaws- The Revenge). You could also tell we were back in Michigan as I ran into an old friend from Battle Creek, as the Kelloggs employees were occupying the party deck in right field (Fact: I played Little League Baseball for Kelloggs when I was younger). After only a thirty minute rain delay, we finally got things started. It was Military Appreciation Night, so the ‘Caps were wearing special camouflage jerseys, we saw a WWII Vet throw out the first pitch, and had a fly over by some older military planes. It actually turned out to be a really nice night for baseball, and we were able to shed our corny yellow ponchos and enjoy the game. Despite the weather, 7, 313 fans were in attendance, but we were still able to get our free Whitecaps camo hats at the gate. The game was exciting, but error filled, as the young West Michigan team lost to Fort Wayne. It was a long trip, and we were happy to be home with all of our baseball memories. I’m already hard at work on the early stages of planning for next year, and we’ll be down to see the Whitecaps a couple of more times this season. Final Score: Whitecaps 7, TinCaps 9.

Weeee're Greeeeaaaat!!!

The Fly Over
Starting pitcher #34 Kyle Ryan

Catcher #28 Robert Brantley
Fifth Third Ballpark-Comstock Park, MI

Photos property of M.I.B.

5 thoughts on “2011 BBT Day 6: Home Sweet Home

  1. Kristen-a live game is great no matter what. Congrats to you also-it’s well deserved!
    Mark-yeah, the jerseys were way cool. Jaws 4 sucked, though.
    Jeff-the fly over was sweet. Military night really pulls at the heart strings when you see the vetrans out there.
    Thanks all for checking in.

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