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Photo courtesy of Chris (my boyfriend)
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West Michigan Whitecaps Rebuild Fifth/Third Ballpark [Video/Photos]

Following the fire in January that devastated many in West Michigan and left Fifth/Third Ballpark in a state that had many of us wondering if Opening Day would happen on time, the West Michigan Whitecaps have been hard at work rebuilding their home.

Opening Day for the Whitecaps at Fifth/Third Ballpark in Comstock Park is Tuesday, and West Michiganders are eagerly awaiting their first look at the revamped ballpark. I managed to get some sneak peek photos of the rebuild courtesy of my boyfriend (he's been on the crew rebuilding the park).

Check out the progress after the jump!

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Red Cross Blood Drives – Week of April 7 2014

The Red Cross is still reeling from dangerously low blood supplies after the brutal winter we've had.  As such, they're scheduling blood drives all over West Michigan in an effort to replenish their stock

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Monday Morning’s Perfect for Fajitas and Margaritas for Breakfast

There are some things that are unexpected.

A case in point was this morning, when Fajita Republic Cantina's Heather Dismore and Cheryl Moscato visited with fajitas and lime-squeezed margaritas. It wasn't even brunch yet.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Captain America 2′ Throws His Mighty Shield

Like 'Iron Man 3' and 'Thor: The Dark World,' the question was never whether or not 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' would take the number one spot at the box office, but rather how much it would earn while sitting pretty at the top of the list.

Also, like its "Phase 2" predecessors, the second Steve Rogers adventure proved that people are still punch-drunk in love with the Avengers characters.

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
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Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney Dead at 93

Mickey Rooney, the legendary actor who appeared in over 340 movies and television shows, has passed away. He was 93.

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Body Of Missing Kalamazoo Doctor Teleka Patrick Possibly Found In Indiana

UPDATE: (5:00 p.m.) Teleka Patrick's family has told WZZM-13 that they are "in mourning assuming the body may be that of Teleka."

UPDATE: (4:25 p.m.) The Patrick family has released a statement saying that they still don't know for certain that the body found is that of the missing Kalamazoo woman:
Our family was informed that a body was found that may be our daughter Teleka Patrick. We are waiting for official confirmation from the Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department and have no comment at this time. Thank you for your continued prayers - we ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.
(3:45 p.m.) The body of missing Kalamazoo doctor Teleka Patrick has possibly been located in a lake in Indiana near where her car was found abandoned.

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Watch a Time-Lapse Video of West Michigan Whitecaps Rebuilding Fifth Third Ballpark

Check out this time-lapse video of the Whitecaps rebuilding Fifth Third Ballpark and get ready for baseball!

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Professor Makes Student Answer Phone On Speaker; He Will Probably Never Do That Again! [Video]

File this under awkward!

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‘SNL’ and Anna Kendrick Take on ‘The Little Mermaid’

Sometimes, 'SNL' creates a sketch that aims for a very specific demographic and just goes all-out in its attempt to win over that specific audience. We can argue as to whether or not this 'The Little Mermaid' sketch starring guest host Anna Kendrick is successful, but it's the kind of thing that was certainly designed to appeal to viewers who grew up with Disney, have a thing for 'Pitch Perfect,' and can recognize lousy modern pop songs.

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Series Finale Alternate Ending to Be Included on DVD

Only days out of the box, and 'How I Met Your Mother' series finale controversy continues to rage on the internet, the most recent development of which saw 20th Century Fox TV shutting down a popular fan edit that removed the two-most polarizing twists. Now, it seems fans may get their wish, as the series' DVD and home releases will contain an alternate ending to the "Last Forever" finale that so many fans abhorred.

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‘Police Academy’ Franchise Getting Reboot

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, known for their sketch show 'Key & Peele,' are two of the hottest comedic performers working today so it's no surprise they've been offered a plum movie deal. In this case the duo have signed on to produce the 'Police Academy' reboot for New Line.

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break

Hahaha! I have so much fun looking for dog videos to share with you. And on Friday's, I like to post ones that I find extra amusing or cute.

So today, I want you to meet Drake!  Drake seems to have problems waking up every morning (something to which I can relate)

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