Category Archives: West Michigan Whitecaps

Whitecaps announce winner of annual food contest

The West Michigan Whitecaps announced the winner of their annual food contest Thursday, along with other new unique food items that will be available at Fifth Third Ballpark this year. This is the sixth year the team asked fans to … Continue reading

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Former Whitecaps pitcher Rodney turns 38

Happy birthday to Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney, who turns 38 today. He pitched for the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2000, when he was a Detroit Tigers farmhand. He went 6-4 with a 2.94 ERA, 56 strikeouts and 35 walks … Continue reading

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More Midwest League menu additions for 2015

Continuing the theme of my last post (about new menu items unveiled by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers) … The News-Herald recently ran an article about new food items at Classic Park, home of the Lake County Captains, for 2015. It looks like the … Continue reading

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Snowbound stadiums of the Midwest League, Feb. 2015 edition

For baseball fans, there’s a warm feeling associated with the start of spring training. But for those of us in the Midwest, single-digit temperatures and wind chills in the negative teens serve as a not-so-subtle reminder that it is still … Continue reading

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Dodgers announce new Loons manager

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luis Matos will manage the Great Lakes Loons this year. From the Loons’ press release: Matos fills the vacancy left when Bill Haselman, the Loons manager in 2014 , … Continue reading

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Ex-MWLers Stairs, Koskie elected to Canadian Baseball HOF

Former Midwest League players Matt Stairs and Corey Koskie are among five men to be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame this year. They will be joined by Carlos Delgado, Felipe Alou and Bob Elliott as inductees into … Continue reading

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Brewers trade Gallardo to Rangers

Multiple media reports say the Milwaukee Brewers have completed their trade of RHP Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers. To get Gallardo, the Rangers reportedly are giving up INF Luis Sardinas, RHP Corey Knebel and RHP Marcos Diplan. Gallardo has pitched in … Continue reading

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