"This is a great opportunity for fans to get an early look at the team before Opening Night," TinCaps president Mike Nutter said. "We invite everyone to come and make the guys feel at home."
The event will serve as a training session for the TinCaps' food and beverage staff, which will fire up the grills for the first time this year. All items on an abbreviated menu will be priced at $1 or $2 while supplies last. No alcoholic beverages will be served, but soft drinks will be available at both events.
The TinCaps' entire coaching staff has major-league experience. Manager Shawn Wooten was part of the Angels' 2002 World Championship team, pitching coach Willie Blair's big-league career spanned 12 seasons and hitting coach Kory DeHaan played parts of two seasons for San Diego.
Tickets are still available for each game on Opening Weekend. The TinCaps open the season Thursday, April 7 at 7:05 p.m. against the South Bend Silver Hawks (Class-A Arizona Diamondbacks). Thirsty Thursday drink specials are in effect on Opening Night; featured events include 3D video board features and a post-game fireworks show. The season-opening four-game series runs through Sunday, April 10.
To order tickets, visit the tickets page, call (260) 482-6400, or visit the Parkview Field ticket office.