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As the Wingnuts slide into their fifth season as a member of the American Association, manager Kevin Hooper directs his team's collective sights toward a return to the playoffs, where the 'Nuts fell just short of the championship a year ago. Consistently in contention, 2011's Central Division winners reloaded an already stocked roster with several acquisitions during the off-season, including all-purpose player Jared McDonald. McDonald, who hit 0.329 with 53 RBIs in the North American League last summer, will primarily man the hot corner but is also capable of filling in at shortstop, in the outfield, or in the stands for exhausted hot-dog vendors.
A familiar face, starting pitcher Ryan Hinson returns to Wichita for a second season after finishing tied for third in the league with 11 wins in 2011. While McDonald, Hinson, and their teammates clamor cleat to cleat with opponents, Wingnuts fans can pack Lawrence-Dumont Stadium—or, the Nuthouse—during nearly 50 home games throughout the summer, starting with the home opener on May 17. Season-long promotions, which will be announced closer to opening day, add extra energy to each game, further inspiring crowd-wide waves and moments of silence for broken bats.