After a frustrating start to the season that featured a number of games postponed to poor weather, the Fort Wayne TinCaps have begun to settle into a groove as of late, winning six of their last seven baseball games. The single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres most recently swept the Beloit Snappers at their home park. Minor league baseball is an environment unlike anything else in sports, it is fun — especially when the local Fort Wayne team is putting on a display like they have been recently. Another great thing about minor league baseball games is they are concocted with families in mind, making them a great summer outing.
While still sitting at a mediocre record overall, if the TinCaps continue this tear they are currently on they will most definitely be competing for the Midwest League title come season’s end. The most intriguing prospect on the TinCaps, shortstop Fernando Tatis, is also due for a turnaround as he is currently only batting a .216 average at the plate. If Tatis and a few other players begin playing up to their top caliber then the TinCaps will be a seriously dangerous team. Indeed, it was 2009 the last time Fort Wayne won the title but this team has the look and feel of a team destined to compete.
Do not hesitate any longer, get out to the Parkview Field as soon as possible and watch the MLB All-Stars of tomorrow, today.
While the Major League Baseball season has been underway for a week or so now, the minor league teams are finally ready to play ball! The Fort Wayne Tincaps, winner of the Midwest League’s Eastern Division title last season, are back and ready for action opening up the season on the road against the Lake County Captains. The Tincaps have solid roots in the Fort Wayne area, coming to the city in 1993 under their original name of the Fort Wayne Wizards (they switched their nickname to the Tincaps in 2009 to coincide with their new stadium). An affiliate of the notoriously prospect-heavy San Diego Padres, the Tincaps will boast one of the more exciting rosters in minor league baseball.
For Tincaps fans who can not wait to make it to Parkview Field to catch a game, I’ve got good news: the wait will not be long! The Captains come to Fort Wayne to take on the Tincaps on April 7th in what will be the home opener. To coincide with the excitement of a new season the Tincaps will be hosting a fireworks show during the postgame festivities. Minor League baseball is an environment like none else in the professional sporting world, and the Tincaps have done a spectacular job turning Parkview Field into an affordable and family friendly environment. Baseball is back, and spring is coming — so get out there and go cheer on the Tincaps as they try and bring back a Midwest League championship for the first time since their last win in 2009.