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West Michigan Whitecaps Host First 3-D Printed T-Ball Game Tonight [Video]

Baseball is a sport that has been built on traditions for more than 150 years. Tonight, tradition will meet the future when the West Michigan Whitecaps host the first-ever game played by using equipment printed by 3D, or additive manufacturing, technology.

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Whitecaps Fifth Third Ballpark Re-build is Nearly Finished

The rebuilding of Fifth Third Ballpark is nearly finished a few weeks ahead of schedule.

We all remember the devastating January fire that heavily damaged the ballpark and destroyed the first base concourse. But, our news partner, WZZM TV13, reports the Whitecaps, along with super work crews were able to pull together and get the work finished earlier than expected.

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Fifth Third Ballpark Rebuilding Complete

Fire damaged the West Michigan Whitecaps home park, Fifth Third Ballpark, on January 3.

The season began on April 8 while repairs on the first base concourse and suites continued.

Repairs are now complete and the new suites are open at Fifth Third Ballpark.

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Whitecaps Tickets on Sale Saturday at Fifth Third Ballpark Open House

Play ball!

Baseball is just around the corner; really. Spring training and the regular season bring us eternal hope that the snow will be gone and it will be warm!

For the West Michigan Whitecaps, their season will open soon enough, and, yes, at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park. Construction continues and crews work to restore the first base side of the ballpark from the disastrous fire earlier this year. 

However, Fifth Third Ballpark will be open Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an open house to celebrate the start of individual game ticket sales for the 2014 season.

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Whitecaps Asking for Food Ideas

Ahhh, the wonderful taste and aroma of Spam Fries.  Nothing like it.  Seriously, nothing like it because it didn't make the cut.  I thought they were delicious!  Go figure.

Hey West Michigan Whitecaps fans and foodies everywhere.  It's that time of the year again.  We get to suggest some new additions to the Whitecaps menu.

It began yesterday where fans can submit their ideas regarding what new food items they would like to see served at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer.

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Whitecaps Ready to Move Forward after Fire at Fifth Third Ballpark

Fifth Third Ballpark suffered a major fire on Friday, with more than $500,000 in damage apparently caused by a space heater.

Since the fire, the Whitecaps have made one thing clear: they will be back and ready to play this spring.

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Whitecaps Ready to Move Forward after Fire at Fifth Third Ballpark

Fifth Third Ballpark suffered a major fire on Friday.

Since the fire, the Whitecaps have made one thing clear, they will be back and ready to play this spring.

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Whitecaps After Fifth Third Ballpark Fire: ‘They Will Come Again’ [Video]

The West Michigan Whitecaps' ownership expects to rebuild Fifth Third Ballpark in the wake of a Friday blaze that damaged the Comstock Park facility.

A space heater started a small blaze Friday morning at the ballpark, but workers believed they had put it out. They returned to find the space in flames, Plainfield Township Fire Chief David Peterson said.

Fifth Third Ballpark is the home of the Midwest League Class A professional baseball team. It is slated to host the 50th Midwest League All-Star Game on June 17, 2014.

Team officials expect the Whitecaps to play the 2014 season, host the all-star game and rebuild the ballpark.

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Fifth Third Ballpark Fire [Video Link]

UPDATE (2:50pm): In a news conference held Friday afternoon, West Michigan Whitecaps Managing Partner Denny Baxter shed some light on the fire and on the future of Fifth Third Ballpark and the West Michigan Whitecaps. He said of the future: "If we rebuild it, they will come once again." Baxter assured the community that the Whitecaps will be playing baseball come April 8th of this year (opening day). He got choked up several times during the news conference, and expressed that the Whitecaps organization is "more than a business, it's a community member."

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Top 3 Places to See Christmas Lights Displays in Grand Rapids!

There's nothing like seeing Christmas lights displays around the holidays.

With that in mind, I offer the top three places in Grand Rapids to see those cool yule hues and help celebrate the season.

 

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Whitecaps Need Your Vote for New Food

Ahhh, Spring, and the crack of the bat.  You know what I'm talking about.....Baseball, Whitecaps Baseball.  And, the season is only 5 weeks away!

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Shhh, River Listeners Can Get $1 Lawn Seats For The West Michigan Whitecaps April 21st Game

Hard to believe that it's "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" time again, but it is!  The Whitecaps season opener was Monday April 9th at Fifth Third ball park when they took on the Bowling Green Hit Rods.

If y

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