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My Five Favorite Baseball Movie Moments

In honor of the West Michigan Whitecaps' home opener tonight, I dug up my five favorite moments from baseball movies.  Two of which feature Kevin Costner.

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Photo courtesy of Chris (my boyfriend)
Photo courtesy of Chris (my boyfriend)
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West Michigan Whitecaps Home Opener Tonight at Fifth Third Ballpark

Beer and baseball are two of my favorite things (especially when enjoyed together!) and tonight is the home opener for the West Michigan Whitecaps.

First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

This is the first game since the fire that destroyed part of Fifth Third Ballpark in January.

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It’s Opening Day! Or Night! Let’s Get Pumped Up!

As it's the 20th Whitecaps home opener tonight, let's go back 5 more years, to 1989. The elder Bush was President, we didn't have to eat broccoli, and the World Series was interrupted by the San Francisco earthquake. And a little baseball movie was released on April 7.

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Photo courtesy of Chris (my boyfriend)
Photo courtesy of Chris (my boyfriend)
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West Michigan Whitecaps Rebuild Fifth/Third Ballpark [Video/Photos]

Following the fire in January that devastated many in West Michigan and left Fifth/Third Ballpark in a state that had many of us wondering if Opening Day would happen on time, the West Michigan Whitecaps have been hard at work rebuilding their home.

Opening Day for the Whitecaps at Fifth/Third Ballpark in Comstock Park is Tuesday, and West Michiganders are eagerly awaiting their first look at the revamped ballpark. I managed to get some sneak peek photos of the rebuild courtesy of my boyfriend (he's been on the crew rebuilding the park).

Check out the progress after the jump!

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Ready For Opening Day!? Here’s Fifth Third Ballpark!

The West Michigan Whitecaps open up their 20th season Tuesday, and I'm totally stealing this from Matt Milhouse at our sister station 100.5 The River.

It's a time-lapse view of the rebuilding at Fifth Third ballpark.

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Body Of Missing Kalamazoo Doctor Teleka Patrick Possibly Found In Indiana

UPDATE: (5:00 p.m.) Teleka Patrick's family has told WZZM-13 that they are "in mourning assuming the body may be that of Teleka."

UPDATE: (4:25 p.m.) The Patrick family has released a statement saying that they still don't know for certain that the body found is that of the missing Kalamazoo woman:
Our family was informed that a body was found that may be our daughter Teleka Patrick. We are waiting for official confirmation from the Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department and have no comment at this time. Thank you for your continued prayers - we ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.
(3:45 p.m.) The body of missing Kalamazoo doctor Teleka Patrick has possibly been located in a lake in Indiana near where her car was found abandoned.

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Grand Valley, CMU, EMU, MSU and U-M Get Their Quidditch On at World Cup [Video]

Forget basketball. The real action this weekend is on the Quidditch field!

The International Quidditch Association is hosting its seventh annual World Cup in South Carolina this Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6. Eighty teams, including five from Michigan with Grand Valley among them, will meet in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., for one of a very different and unique sporting events!

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This Photoshop Of The Mitch Callahan Selfie Is Safer To Look At Than The Original

Mitch Callahan's injury selfie is the viral hit of the day on the internet, but many have a hard time dealing with its graphic nature.  So some enterprising young man has photoshopped Bane's mask from Batman over the injury, making it much easier to share.

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Grand Rapids Winter Weather Advisory Issued, with Freezing Rain and Gusty Winds Forecast

While the calendar might indicate spring, the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office this afternoon issued a winter weather advisory for Thursday and Friday.

A pair of late-season winter storms are bringing freezing rain and gusty winds early Thursday and again early Friday to Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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West Michigan’s Worst Pothole Contest’s Winner Is From Holland: Cody Overway

There are definitely some rim-rattling potholes to be found in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan.

It's not difficult to find those stinkin' tire-killers! Just go out and drive a little.

One hundred thirty people from across Michigan shared what they believed were the worst potholes around and entered West Michigan's Worst Pothole Contest, sponsored by Schneider Tire Outlet, Inc., of Marne.

After poring through those eye-opening entries, West Michigan's Worst Pothole is found in Holland.

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April’s Wee Difference: Family Hope Foundation

Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR's Wee Difference maker for April is Family Hope Foundation.

Family Hope Foundation is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that serves individuals with special needs and their families in West Michigan.

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Today’s the Deadline to Enroll In Obamacare

You've heard it talked about non-stop for months (if not years, it seems).

Today is the deadline for all Americans to enroll in what many (if not most) refer to as "Obamacare".

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