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Win Theory of a Deadman & Halestorm Tickets on GRD’s Facebook!

Want tickets to the big show next week Thursday? For Free?

GRD is giving YOU the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show!

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West Michigan Whitecaps Host First 3-D Printed T-Ball Game Tonight [Video]

Baseball is a sport that has been built on traditions for more than 150 years. Tonight, tradition will meet the future when the West Michigan Whitecaps host the first-ever game played by using equipment printed by 3D, or additive manufacturing, technology.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Announce Improvements & Reconstruction Timeline

As the start of the 2014 baseball season fast approaches, the rebuilding process at Fifth Third Ballpark after the January 3 fire is well underway and on schedule to meet completion dates. In addition to rebuilding the first base concourse and suite level, the Whitecaps are also making several improvements to the ballpark.

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Whitecaps Ready to Move Forward after Fire at Fifth Third Ballpark

Fifth Third Ballpark suffered a major fire on Friday, with more than $500,000 in damage apparently caused by a space heater.

Since the fire, the Whitecaps have made one thing clear: they will be back and ready to play this spring.

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Whitecaps After Fifth Third Ballpark Fire: ‘They Will Come Again’ [Video]

The West Michigan Whitecaps' ownership expects to rebuild Fifth Third Ballpark in the wake of a Friday blaze that damaged the Comstock Park facility.

A space heater started a small blaze Friday morning at the ballpark, but workers believed they had put it out. They returned to find the space in flames, Plainfield Township Fire Chief David Peterson said.

Fifth Third Ballpark is the home of the Midwest League Class A professional baseball team. It is slated to host the 50th Midwest League All-Star Game on June 17, 2014.

Team officials expect the Whitecaps to play the 2014 season, host the all-star game and rebuild the ballpark.

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Fifth Third Ballpark Fire [Video Link]

UPDATE (2:50pm): In a news conference held Friday afternoon, West Michigan Whitecaps Managing Partner Denny Baxter shed some light on the fire and on the future of Fifth Third Ballpark and the West Michigan Whitecaps. He said of the future: "If we rebuild it, they will come once again." Baxter assured the community that the Whitecaps will be playing baseball come April 8th of this year (opening day). He got choked up several times during the news conference, and expressed that the Whitecaps organization is "more than a business, it's a community member."

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Sick Puppies To Play WGRD “Wingstock 2011″ In Grand Rapids Michigan

Sick Puppies are set to rock 5/3rd Ballpark on June 11th for the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show "Wingstock 2011" Seether, Hinder, and local rockers Wayland will also be taking the stage, giving G-Rap it's first BIG out

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Whitecaps Offer $5 Tickets for First Thursday Game of the Year

The West Michigan Whitecaps are offering GRD listeners quite the deal for the first Free Beer & Hot Wings' Thursdays at the Ballpark, tomorrow night at Fifth Third Ballpark. Fans can purchase reserved seats, normally $9.50, for just $5!

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Whitecaps Opening Day 2011

The GRD Roadies were out at Fifth Third Ballpark as the West Michigan Whitecaps pulled out a 13-12 victory over the Lansing Lugnuts on Opening Day!  Great job 'Caps!

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Fox 17′s Emily Richett Interviews JT About Wingstock

The lovely Emily Richett from Fox 17 was kind enough to talk to JT about this year's Wingstock with Seether, Hinder, Sick Puppies and Wayland.  The duo were out live at Fifth Third Ballpark.  Check out the interview after the jump.

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