Friday night marked my third TinCaps game of the season. I was super excited to attend this game because it was my first time attending in a suite. I don't know if I could ever go back to regular seats!
It really is amazing how many conversations have come back to this team lately. I publicly defended and cheered for them a few weeks ago when they were on the road, I organized my alumni association's night, and I still had 2 games left to go to. I was sitting in a meeting on Wednesday and we were asked if we remembered what it was like before this team. Yes. We had the wizards. That was a sad excuse of a team. I honestly don't remember the playing, but I remember the field. It sat on the parking lot of the Coliseum and it honestly reminded me of going to a high school baseball game.
When the TinCaps came, I finally felt like we had something to be proud of as baseball fans. I grew up going to Comiskee Park and Victory Field. This was so much more beautiful. I loved the apple themed snacks, the cleanliness, the mascot, the dancers... it was just perfect. We had something that no one else had.
However many years later, I still believe that. I still think that this is the best team, best park, and best atmosphere. I look forward to my next game tomorrow. I look forward to looking back on the memories from the previous games. Most of all, I am thankful that someone took a chance and gave Fort Wayne a chance for good, clean entertainment.