No one wants to see Major League Baseball not start in the spring, but the MLB lockout could very well benefit the West Michigan Whitecaps start to their 2022 season.

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There is no doubt that going to LMCU Ballpark for a Whitecaps baseball game is still one of the most affordable fun things a family can do together in West Michigan. The Whitecaps play great baseball and the ballpark puts on some pretty good events to entertain the kids and the adults.

Major League Baseball Lockout

With MLB and the players union at odds with the lockout, the Whitecaps may be the only baseball going on this spring, which is great for the Caps and not so great for the Detroit Tigers.

The Whitecaps are a High A-affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, these players still need a place to work out and since the lockout is keeping them from entering Comerica Park we may see a few big leaguers at LMCU Ballpark.

Keep in mind that all the teams the Whitecaps play are also affiliated with other MLB teams, so the visiting team may bring a few big leaguers to LMCU Ballpark when taking on the Whitecaps.

Whitecaps Opposing Team Affiliates

Here is a list of the Whitecaps teams on their schedule and what MLB team they are affiliated with:

  • Great Lakes Loons - Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Fort Wayne Tincaps - San Diego Padres
  • Lansing Lugnuts - Oakland Athletics
  • Beloit Sy Carp - Miami Marlins
  • Dayton Dragons - Cincinnati Reds
  • Lake County Captains - Cleveland Guardians
  • Peoria Chiefs - St. Louis Cardinals
  • Cedar Rapids Kernels - Minnesota Twins
  • Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Milwaukee Brewers
  • South Bend Cubs - Chicago Cubs

Depending on how long the MLB lockout lasts will depend on what players may or may not be coming to LMCU Ballpark during the season. The list above is how the teams show up on the Whitecaps schedule so the ones halfway down the list and at the end happen much later in the season.

West Michigan Whitecaps Season Opener

The Whitecaps season kicks off April 8 with an away weekend against the Great Lakes Loons but the opening day at LMCU Ballpark will be April 12 against the Lansing Lugnuts.

If this MLB lockout continues you may get to watch some big-time players on the Whitecaps and whoever they are playing against.

When Do Whitecaps Tickets Go On Sale?

Tickets for all West Michigan Whitecaps games go on sale on February 22. You can click right here for Whitecaps ticket information and schedule.

What Promotions Will the Whitecaps Do in 2022?

The Whitecaps have more reasons than baseball to come to the park for a game. Each year they offer all kinds of promotions for fans of all ages to enjoy to enhance the game of baseball.

WOOD reported that Super Splash Day is coming along with the return of Star Wars.

There are other promotions like Crush The Nuts, April Dollar Days, Silver Sluggers, Kids Run The Bases and so many more. Click here for all the Whitecaps 2022 promotions.

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