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Tailing the Komets

Congrats to the TinCaps

They beat Burlington tonight 4-3 to clinch the Midwest League championship series. Fort Wayne is title town!

Posted in: Komets


Thu, 09/17/2009 - 8:32pm

Congrats to the Tin Caps...great season...

Also, Pascal Morency got into the Islanders game tonight and went after Phaneuf it sounds like. Got 2 minors and a misconduct.... FYI

Thu, 09/17/2009 - 8:35pm

Nice Job Tincaps...

Thu, 09/17/2009 - 10:37pm

Good job, guys. The name is still horrible, though. Sorry.

Dschebig, is there someplace I could send some treats for your dog? Or you can pick them up at the Olde Oak Tree, if you know where that is. Just let me know when. Use the email I posted a few threads down if you were still interested.

And yes, that is the last time I'm going to mention dog treats. :S

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 5:38am

My cousin lives almost right next door to the Olde Oak Tree. What a vague reference!

Awesome job to the team. I wasn't a fan of the name either but I have been to sporting events all over this summer and you wouldn't believe how often you'll run into someone wearing a Tin Caps hat or shirt. I've seen them in Indy, Chicago, Cedar Point, and Cincinnati. All-in-all, great season. Their ticket office leaves something to be desired, but other than that, awesome job!

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 7:00am

Wendy--Bring me a few dozen at the first Komet game you attend. You know where I'll be. Bubba will forever be your friend. I don't know if that's good or bad. He thinks everbody is his friend. I am with you, I really dislike the name "Tin Caps" I am glad they won the Championship. It is nothing but good for Fort Wayne let alone their fans. Two professional Champions in one city in one year,is very hard to accomplish.

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 8:00am

We'll be the number 1 minor league city again before you know it.

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 8:08am

CONGRATS TINCAPS!!! A little story for everyone: I am a part of one of the host families for the Tincaps. I received a phone call from one of our host players with 1 minute left in the Komets championship game. Here is what he said "where are you - who is yelling - the Komets are they winning - it's loud - I can't hear you just text me the score". Needless to say, I text James the score and received a reply..."that's awesome". The night after the Komets won the championship we went to the Tincaps game and the boys were so excited for the Komets. We told them that it was now their turn to bring a championship to Fort Wayne. They all smiled and said that was their plan. Throughout the season, I've had the pleasure of watching these boys play their hearts out. Today will be a great celebration at the stadium, but also a sad time for the host families. Saying goodbye is always hard, so I think I'm going to just say to them that I will see them during spring training in Arizona. I'm sure that one of the first things they all ask about will be the Komets.

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 12:54pm

flint just signed tyler willis and jake pence.

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 1:22pm

Name is fine

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 1:30pm

Huh? Jake Pence? What happened to Europe? I guess this means we didn't give him a qualifying offer...? That's weird, though I know he was the favorite whipping boy of a lot of Komets fans.

Not as vague as it seems, RK. If you look up "Olde Oak Tree" and "Fort Wayne", there is really only one.

Dchebig, Bubba sounds like a real sweetheart. Give him a belly rub for me.

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 1:32pm

Er... Dschebig... missed the "s" in there. You knew who I was talking to.

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 2:01pm

Besides Tyler Willis and Jake Pence, the Generals also signed Kyle Kos and two young players. Finally the Flint Generals are acting like a hockey team and are starting to put together a roster. They had already announced that Greg Bullock had signed a contract. On the IHL web site the release said that they acquired Jake Pence's rights in a trade with Fort Wayne. What did the Komets get? Maybe the rights to some other player? It certainly couldn't have been cash because we all know the Generals don't have any. I hope Blake will ask David Franke that question. I hate those trades that are for "cash considerations" or "future considerations."

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 2:46pm

Maybe they traded him for a washing machine. :S

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 4:07pm

I drove by the old oak tree this week, had to run out to the welders shop and drop something off.

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 5:41pm

If there were tons of them, it wouldn't be vague. Is that place open to the public? I don't think I've ever seen more than one or two cars there, and I figured it was the people who work there because it's usually the same ones. Neat looking place from the outside though.
Did Pence take a beating from the fans? Everyone around me always loved him and I thought people on here always seemed to be supportive of him.
All in all, I think we can all say we're ready for hockey night in Fort Wayne. The Tin Caps were a fun distraction, but it's time for some hockey. Has Hodgman seen any ice time on tv with the Hawks?

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 6:23pm

I think pence was well liked

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 8:15pm

Hodgeman has already been sent down to Rockford and the Hawks play thier first preseason game on Saturday I believe...

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 8:31pm

tincaps were a fun distraction? you are a stange one.

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 9:01pm

Ever heard of the kettle calling the pot black, chuckitt?

Thanks for the update, JR, I'd missed that somewhere I guess.

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 10:09pm

Eh, maybe it was just on the other blog. I never had anything against the guy. I thought it was rather unfair.

RK, it's an Amish furniture store, so yeah, its open -- at least during business hours.

Fri, 09/18/2009 - 11:28pm

No wait... Now I remember. Last spring, my aunt (a longtime STH) told me that she told Sims to get rid of Pence at the EOS party. Then she said she told P.C. Drouin the same thing. I just hope this wasn't during the time that Pence was standing two feet from him. [rolls eyes]

Sat, 09/19/2009 - 3:31am

Tie a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree=NOW THAT IS BAD=BLOG MISCONDUCT

Sat, 09/19/2009 - 8:47am

An amish furninture store with electricity and located outside of Grabill?? How hypocritical! If you want real, genuine, overpriced Amish furniture, you have to go out to the farms! Anyone who grew up amongst them knows this small piece of common knowledge. Just a word of advice to you townies in here. Growing up out in the boonies and dodging the road apples for the better part of my life, I can honestly say I had friends who, when they gave directions to their homes, simply had to say: "Just follow the power lines."

Mightbite: classic.

Sat, 09/19/2009 - 10:07am

i enjoy all ft wayne sports and i get tired of some who all they can do is complain and be negative. i grew up in road apple country too so you think youre the only one? i just call em as i see em. dont make me right or wrong just my opinion,

Sat, 09/19/2009 - 10:31pm

You DODGED the road apples? ;)

Yeah, I know. Neither of the guys running the place are Amish, and they deliver the furniture in a truck, so... :S But they are closed on Sundays, if that counts for anything.

Sun, 09/20/2009 - 12:15pm

Not sure why you capitalized that, but alright.

Sun, 09/20/2009 - 7:32pm

Just adding emphasis to the word for humorous effect. No italics, you know. I'm impling that in my family we just drove right over them and never thought twice about it. Which we did. Actually, I'm kind of surprised you made the effort to dodge them, assuming you were serious about that.

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 2:43am

Wow, next time I would like to see even less articles about the team and even more advertisements in the JG's Tin Caps commemorative issue.........

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 8:27am

We have really digressed when we have to talk about road apples. You can still do that today if you really miss it. Amish make great furniture and lots of road apples. We need to get the hockey season underway.

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 10:30am

Let's talk tennis and the Williams sisters, what do you think there Schebig?

The countdown is on to hockey night in fort wayne. Tomorrow is my birthday.