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West Michigan Whitecaps season preview

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(Photo Courtesy of Whitecaps Official Website)

By James Herold

Ah, spring, baseball is just around the corner. As Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Detroit Tigers dealt with a financial lockdown before the season began, Minor League Baseball (MiLB), and the West Michigan Whitecaps haven’t had much to worry about. 

The Whitecaps, a High-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and led by their manager and former Tiger catcher Bryan Peña, started their season in a 3-game set at Dow Diamond, Thursday, April 8 where they won the series, winning two out of three against Great Lakes.

Following the series, the team will host their Opening Day against the Lansing Lugnuts on Tuesday, April 12. Game starts at 6:35 p.m. at LMCU Ballpark. 

Via a statement on the Whitecaps website, “I appreciate the Tigers and Whitecaps for trusting me with such great young talent,” said Whitecaps head coach Bryan Peña. “I love Whitecaps fans – from everyone that works on and off the field, to the front office, that helped take our players to the next level and made all of us feel like major leaguers!”

According to their website, Whitecaps season tickets went on sale Wednesday, April 6 at 10 a.m. Whitecaps promotions this season will include Family Fare Fireworks, $1 College and Military tickets, $1 Hot Dogs, Star Wars Night, LGBTQ Pride Night, Joy.99 Christian Bulletin Night and much more. 

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