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.