What is a MacDaddy? And who will be playing for the Growlers?

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CLOSE Kalamazoo Growlers, Kalamazoo MacDaddies prepare for Northwoods League season, featuring local talent The Kalamazoo MacDaddies huddle up around new manager Greg Weyrich at the end of a workout at C.O. Brown Stadium on Saturday. The Kalamazoo MacDaddies and Kalamazoo Growlers will open the Northwoods League season on Wednesday in Kalamazoo. (Photo: Bill Broderick/Battle Creek Enquirer)The Northwoods League figured to have a different kind of season in 2020 with coronavirus concerns and wondering if anyone would be playing baseball.But did anyone see this coming — the Kalamazoo MacDaddies?With the Northwoods League summer collegiate season announcing a 60-game, coronavirus-shortened season, it was decided that Battle Creek Bombers, the Kalamazoo Growlers and a new third team, the Kalamazoo MacDaddies, would create a pod of squads to play each other. The idea being that less travel and no team leaving the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area for an extended time, would be safer for players and staff.But what is a MacDaddy?Last summer, the Growlers hosted a Mac & Cheese festival. And this year, needing a third team to play in the pod, they took that thought one step further by creating the Kalamazoo MacDaddies. The idea has caught on as …

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