West Michigan Whitecaps set for cold opening day

West Michigan Whitecaps

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The West Michigan Whitecaps are set to open their 2018 season at Fifth Third Ballpark Thursday.

The Whitecaps’ 25th opening day is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. against the South Bend Cubs. The first 1,000 fans will receive a 25th season replica jersey and following the game there will be a fireworks show.

It will be a cold day for baseball Thursday. Storm Team 8 is forecasting temperatures may be in the upper 30s during the game with a west wind at around 10 mph.

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Wednesday, the Whitecaps had to cancel their open workout due to snow on the field.

When it gets too cold, fans can warm themselves up with some unique food that will be served at Fifth Third Ballpark this season.

The winner of the 2018 food contest was the Mt. Wing-suvius, a mixture of mac ‘n’ cheese, beer cheese and buffalo chicken stuffed inside an onion ring tower.

The Whitecaps are adding a few new items to their menus this season, including Asian Noodle Bowls, Deep-fried Bananas Fosters Cheesecake Bites and Cheese Curds.

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