Category Archives: West Michigan Whitecaps

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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Tigers-Whitecaps affiliation extended through 2020

The West Michigan Whitecaps announced today that their affiliation with the Detroit Tigers has been extended for two years, through the 2020 season. The Whitecaps have been a Tigers affiliate since 1997. They last renewed their affiliation in 2011, when a … Continue reading

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Whitecaps ballpark fire was a year ago today

The 2014 fire that destroyed approximately 40 percent of Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, happened one year ago today. It still amazes me how quickly the Whitecaps were able to rebuild their stadium. The damaged area of … Continue reading

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My 10 most-read posts of 2014

With today being New Year’s Eve (and the Baseball Solstice), it’s time for my annual look back at which of my posts were clicked on the most this year. But before I start counting down the top posts, I want … Continue reading

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