Michigan: Baseball Playoff Hotbed?
On Wednesday, the Midwest League playoffs started. The league is a low-A minor league affiliated with Major League Baseball, and Michigan is well represented in the playoffs.
The Eastern divison's four teams consist of the Fort Wayne Tin Caps (San Diego Padres affiliate), West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers affiliate), Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays affiliate) and the Great Lakes Loons (Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate).
That's three out of four teams from the great state of Michigan competing for the Midwest League crown.
There are four teams also competing in the western division, none play from Michigan.
View the scoreboard from last night's games here. Lansing and West Michigan lead the best of three series 1-0 heading into tonight's games.
Whether you root for the local team (Lansing) the farm team (West Michigan) or the wild card (Great Lakes, in Midland) it's good to see playoff baseball in our great state. Even if it unfortunately isn't the Tigers.