More than 4,000 brave the cold for TinCaps opening day

Over 4,000 people braved the wind and cold for the game.

Posted: Apr 7, 2018 10:39 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2018 9:57 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Saturday was the 10th season opening day at Parkview Field for the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Over 4,000 people braved the wind and cold for the game. 

Doug Nusbaum said his family are huge fans, especially his toddler grandson, Riley. 

Bethany Hyde is a Grace College student who became a TinCaps fan last year. She said she layered up for opening day temperatures. 

"I have a sweatshirt and sweatpants and just this blanket," she said. 

Nusbaum said while it was cold, the day was, "outstanding." 

 There were even fans at the ballpark who have been rooting for the TinCaps since they were the Wizards. 

"I was so excited when the Wizards opened. I think that was 1993. And I just couldn't wait for TinCaps baseball to be back this year," said Lee Tobin. 

Tobin looks forward to games every year. 

"I waited all winter for baseball to be back and for TinCaps baseball to be back, so just glad that it's back and we'll get to as many games as we can this year," he said. 

Clint McGill has had seats for his family behind home plate for the last two seasons.

"It's me, my girlfriend, my daughter, then my dad and my mom all come to the games every Sunday," he said. 

The TinCaps will be back at Parkview Field Sunday afternoon to continue Friday's suspended game. 

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