Thursday, April 10, 2014

Through the Fire and the Flames: Resiliency, Dedication, and Opening Day for the West Michigan Whitecaps

What is mankind without its challenges? While there are opportunities where we may strive to do things once thought impossible, the most difficult tasks are those thrust upon us without warning. On January 3rd, 2014, a fire broke out in the administrative building of Fifth Third Ballpark, the home of the Detroit Tigers' single-A affiliate West Michigan Whitecaps. The blaze engulfed the entire first base side of the building. Almost immediately, Chief Financial Officer Denny Baxter declared the team would play baseball in their home park on opening day, April 8th. A short schedule and brutal winter stood in the way of keeping that promise, but as I witnessed Tuesday night, the challenge was no match for the team and its devoted community.

Carpe Noctem: The Geoff Blum Story

A baseball season can seem so long that a single plate appearance can seem largely insignificant. As summer's long days turn cold and th...