A few months ago I wrote about the renovations being done at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, this offseason. On Friday, the Whitecaps updated their Facebook page with photos of the old scoreboard and video board being dismantled and the new manual scoreboard and video board being put up.
The photo seen above is courtesy of the Whitecaps. This is just a single-photo sneak peak, so I urge you to go here to view all the photos if you’re interested in seeing how the changes are unfolding at Fifth Third Ballpark.
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Thanks to Daniel Day, author of The Ball Caps Blog, I now know the date of this offseason’s baseball solstice. December 30 marks the halfway point between the last game of the 2011 World Series and the first day spring training games will be played in 2012. He proposes that baseball fans do something to mark the occasion — the winter of our discontent is halfway over! — and I’d like to do that. Anyone have an idea how to best do so? I’m open to suggestions.