Following the negative reaction by some to the new ballpark and the negative reaction by many to the new name, the franchise had some act to live up to.
It exceeded it on every level.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Way to go, TinCaps!
What a way for a team with a new name, a new look and even a new stadium for home games to finish their inaugural season: as league champions.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps finished an amazing season by defeating the Burlington (Iowa) Bees in three games (of a best-of-five series) during the Midwest League Championship Series, making it the first championship season ever in the history of the franchise. LaMond Pope of The Journal Gazette, who also runs the paper's blog on the TinCaps, put it best in his latest post:
That it did, that it did. I certainly had been used to the team's name being the Wizards, as well as seeing their home games played at Memorial Stadium, but over time I was won over. Although I sadly didn't make it to Parkview Field for any of the home games this season, I am determined to see at least one home game next season, and who knows how next season will turn out? Hopefully, it'll be another championship season.
My congratulations to the TinCaps on a great season followed by an equally great postseason and championship series. LaMond Pope said it well of you guys; you all will live on as part of Fort Wayne baseball history.