Dedicated TinCaps fans brave snowy weather

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Monday’s TinCaps game had a feel of Christmas in April. It started sleeting in the fifth inning, and by the end of the game, the players had put down their baseball bats for a snowball fight.

However, the cold, rain, sleet, and snow didn’t stop a couple hundred people from showing up at Parkview Field.  Bill Laisure has been a season ticket holder for five years and said this is the coldest season he remembers, but, he came prepared.

“I brought an electric blanket because I know my seat has an outlet, so I can just plug it in and stay warm,” he said.

Other people opted to stay warm with blankets, layers, and many cups of hot chocolate.

“The reason people come to TinCaps game isn’t the warm weather, it’s the ballpark atmosphere,” spectator, Keirsh Cochran said.

Even though many people started leaving in the fifth ending, the game was officially called in the 7th inning because of the snow. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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