Whitecaps Have a Special Surprise for Opening Day
There will be no fans at the ballpark this opening day for the Whitecaps but the spirit of the game will live on with a Fauxpening Day.
According to WOOD, the West Michigan Whitecaps and their rivals, the Lansing Lugnuts, are working together in the virtual world to begin an opening day celebration that will start at 6:35 p.m. Thursday and you can see it on the Whitecaps' Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The Fauzpening Day will kickoff with some highlights and music. Plus no game of any sort can start unless there is a national anthem. Former Detroit Tiger and Whitecaps manager Brayan Pena will be making an appearance. You better believe the Whitecaps mascots will have some fun in store for the kids.
Following the national anthem, Whitecaps' commentator Dan Hasty along with Mike Coleman will be broadcasting a very special 1 hour simulated radio broadcast of the game and what it would sound like if the Caps and Lugnuts would have actually played.
Whitecaps CEO Joe Chamberlin will also be making an official statement regarding the teams season and give you a way to help the Whitecaps raise money for the United Way's COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund