Whitecaps Sweep Doubleheader, But Just Happy to Be Playing

Kevin Eichhorn warms up prior to the game

After five tries the Whitecaps finally were able to play a road game, and they celebrated by winning game one very easily. Game two was a little tougher for them, but they still won 6-3. One of the reasons that I wanted to see this team was to see Mark Eichhorn’s son Kevin pitch. He started game one for the Whitecaps. He seemed to be doing really well until the fifth. He gave up two runs to the Silverhawks, and was pulled with two outs in the inning. If he had been left in to get one more out he would have been the winner of the game. Since he was pulled he did not qualify. Continue reading

Mistakes Cost Silverhawks Game One of Doubleheader

Anything on the field after the last two days is a good thing

The Silverhawks and Whitecaps had been trying to play a game since Friday night, and were finally able to do so this afternoon at Coveleski Stadium. The Whitecaps had been rained out five consecutive times. That has to be hard to handle if you are a ballplayer. With sunny skies thought they were able to get a doubleheader in this afternoon. Continue reading

Silverhawks Drop the Ball on Opening Night

The home team bullpen home plate on the 'dirt'

Tonight I was able to attend Opening Night at Coveleski Stadium. I was excited to see some of the additions to the new park. They have started a dramatic overhaul of ‘the Cove’ to make it a little more fan friendly. Just a couple of weeks ago the Hawks tweeted a picture of the field that was completely covered in dirt. Tonight it was covered by field turf. The first thing that I noticed though was that the warning track was a dirt color, but was also field turf. I was wondering what kind of warning it would be if it does not feel any different? Maybe they have done something so that you can feel it. It is still weird to watch a baseball bounce on the ‘grass’ and see the black splashes as it hits. Continue reading

This Week’s Promotions (4/11-4/17)

I primarily do this for myself, but thought that if I am looking all of this up why not publish it? I cover mainly the teams in my area (Sox, Cubs, Silverhawks, Railcats). I also do try and get most of the Midwest League promotions as well as anything that I find of interest. Here are this week’s promotions.

Monday 4/11:

Beloit Snappers – Opening Day and schedule magnet giveaway

Bowling Green Hot Rods – Opening day and t-shirt giveaway

Burlington Bees – Opening day and magnet schedule giveaway

Cedar Rapids Kernels – Opening night and Magnet schedule giveaway

Kane County Cougars – Opening day and post game autographs with team

South Bend Silverhawks – Opening day and $1 night

West Michigan Whitecaps – Salute to the most boring day in history

Chicago White Sox – Wall calendar giveaway

Tuesday 4/12:

Cedar Rapids Kernels – Magnet schedule giveaway

Lexington Legends – 34 cent hot dog night

Chicago White Sox – Frank Thomas bobblehead

Wednesday 4/13:

Cedar Rapids Kernels – Magnet schedule giveaway

Toledo Mud Hens – Schedule Magnet giveaway

Chicago White Sox – Wall calendar giveaway

Thursday 4/14:

Cedar Rapids Kernels – Magnet schedule giveaway

Toledo Mud Hens – Schedule Magnet giveaway

Friday 4/15:

Fort Wayne Tincaps – Jackie Robinson Night

Iowa Cubs – Opening day and fireworks

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Miller Lite seat cushion giveaway

Chicago White Sox – Jackie Robinson Day and calendar

Saturday 4/16:

Columbus Clippers – Opening day and AAA Champions hat giveaway and Opening Day parade

Iowa Cubs – Bob Feller bandana giveaway and magnet schedule

South Bend Silverhawks – team logo ball giveaway

Chicago White Sox – Rally cap giveaway

Sunday 4/17:

Fort Wayne Tincaps – Post-Game Autographs

Iowa Cubs – Mike Quade jersey shirt giveaway

South Bend Silverhawks – Team autograph session

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Brewers Sunday

Chicago White Sox – Pre game autograph session for kids

This Week’s Promotions (4/1-4/10)

Well it is the start of another baseball season so the weekly promotion feature must start as well. This first one will be a little longer as I will cover about a week and a half as the season starts. I primarily do this for myself, but thought that if I am looking all of this up why not publish it? I cover mainly the teams in my area (Sox, Cubs, Silverhawks, Railcats). I also do try and get most of the Midwest League promotions as well as anything that I find of interest. The first couple of these will be filled with opening day promotions. I also have nothing for Monday the 4th. As always if you know of anything that didn’t make it on here let me know. If you know of a promotion for next week leave a description in the comments section. Here are this week’s promotions. Continue reading

The Cove Gets a Facelift

A panoramic view of the stadium in 2006

I just saw some pictures online today of the proposed changes to Coveleski Stadium in South Bend. I have always enjoyed Silverhawks games, and it will be awesome to see how this stadium looks this summer. You can read about the changes here, and then see them for yourself next summer.  Continue reading