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Whitecaps Announce Salute to Beer City Night, Unveil Special ‘Bung Hammers’ Uniforms

PRESS RELEASE – Fans of the West Michigan Whitecaps, the Single-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, know that the team has embraced Grand Rapids’ thriving craft beer culture. From a special logo for the 2014 Midwest League All-Star game logo, to our “Craft Clubhouse” presented by Founders, to the annual Michigan Brewer’s Guild Winter Beer Festival held at Fifth Third Ballpark every February, the Whitecaps love craft beer. Now the Whitecaps are taking the next step with the local craft beer community and changing the team’s name for one special night.

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Rattlers Unveil Snaketail Ale

A new beer with a Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Single-A, Midwest League) twist will be available just in time for the start of the 2018 season.  Snaketail Ale will be on tap at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium and at local taverns and restaurants.  Read more here.

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$9 Million in Upgrades Proposed for Kane County Ballpark

Kane County Cougars (Single-A, Midwest League) owner Dr. Bob Froehlich is proposing a $9 million public-private partnership with the Kane County Forest Preserve Commission to be spent over the next 15 years on the stadium.  Read more here.

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AHL’s Griffins to Sport Whitecaps-Inspired Baseball Jerseys

The Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) and the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) will host a cross-promotion Friday, March 16, at Van Andel Arena, whereby the Griffins will sport baseball inspired jerseys.  There will even be a home-run derby between periods.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Timber Rattlers to Celebrate Neighbors in the U.P. with ‘Yooper Day’

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Single-A, Midwest League) are going to recognize their neighbors in the Upper Peninsula (MI) when they host “Yooper Day” at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium on April 28.  Read more here.

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Fan Food Vote 2018

For the ninth year in a row, the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) are letting fans help them choose a new food item to serve up for the 2018 season.  Fans can vote for their favorite between now and Friday, March 9th at 4:00 p.m.  The winner will be announced later in March.  The 10 choices are Deep Fried Beer; Gator-Tator; Grub Glove; Heater with Some Meater; Hey, Pita, Pita, Pita; Johnny Brunch; Koolickles Pickles; Mochi Ice Cream; Mt. Wing-suvius, the Wing-Ring Volcano; and The Fry Cobb.  See photos and vote here.

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Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to be ‘Wisconsin Brats’ for Bratoberfest

PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers will be changing their name and their uniforms for their game on Saturday, June 9. The Midwest League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers will be called the Wisconsin Brats for one night only as part of Bratoberfest presented by Grifols on that night.

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