The beating ofÂ Bryan Stowe, a Giants fan, at the LA Dodgers home opener by Dodgers fansÂ last week is sad and tragic, but I canâ€™t say that the story is unfamiliar.Â Why do we as sports fans feel the need to ignorantly maim and injure opposing fans?Â Why is it that we cant get through […]
Back in the fall of 2009 Miguel Cabrera went on a bender the last weekend of the season and wound up in the drunk tank at the local jail here in Metro Detroit.Â This story has already been told before and if you are interested in the details â€“just Google it.Â The problem is that […]
I recently finished reading a book that my mother gave me for Christmas.Â â€œThe Unwritten Rules of Baseballâ€ by Paul Dickson is an interesting read for any baseball fan.Â It gives you an inside look into the unwritten rules that supposedly govern the game of baseball from the players and managers to the umpires, official […]
Ok, I admit â€“ I have really been slipping on this writing thing latelyâ€¦ it was my New Yearâ€™s resolution to have more written conversations with you. As you can see, I haveÂ failed already due to a multitude of excuses and crap I will not bore you with. 2010 was a rough year for me […]
I’ll warn you right off the bat that this article will be slightly biased.Â Magglio Ordonez is my Tiger, has been since he played for the ChiSox (I had a little party in my head when he signed with Detroit in 2005) and always will be my Tiger.Â It will break my cold, dead, crusty […]
What a rough week for the Motor City Kitties!Â Three key veteran players all hit the DL within one week;Â 3rd baseman Brandon Inge â€“ fractured hand (4-6 weeks), Carlos Guillen – tight calf muscle (15 day DL), and Magglio Ordonez â€“ fractured ankle (6-8 weeks).Â Forced to make adjustments to keep players on the […]
I know this isn’t a real post… but I want to keep my Seamheads family abreast in my battle with the Detroit Police Department about my stolen car.Â This article appeared on the 6pm news tonight.
I just have one word of advice for Jim Joyce, the first base up during tonight’s Tigers/Indians game – RUN!Â Run fast and don’t stop till you are over the state line.Â Dearest Jim, longtime and respected MLB umpire, you have been to Detroit on numerous occasions… you know that they shoot people for less […]
I have had almost 3 weeks to process the content of this post.Â I hesitated writing it on this format as it doesn’t really pertain to baseball.Â But being that Detroit is Baseball andÂ Tigers baseballÂ is what I love, I decided this may be the perfect format.
How could I not go? I told myself back in September when I attended the Ernie Harwell farewell/tribute game that this was going to be my formal goodbye to my childhood radio friend. It was a tearful and joyous day and I was at peace with myself and the fact that the voice of my […]
Being that I grew up in the upperÂ boonieland of Michigan, I didn’t make it to many games at the old Tiger Stadium, but I did have the privilege of making it to a few gamesÂ in my early teen years.Â I’m not going to bore you with the many scripted cliches that have surrounded peoples first […]
Dontrelle Willis posted a win today in the 5-1 win over the Blue Jay’s inÂ the Grapefruit League. Â In a way, this scares me slightly.Â I was beating the Willis drum when he was signed back in winter of 2007 but it has been well documented since then about his anxiety issues, lack of performance, […]
Tom Petty was right, the waiting is the hardest part.Â The Tigers home opener is exactly 20 days away and I can’t wait any longer.Â My ball park bag is packed, myÂ score booksÂ are ready, my pencils are sharpened, binoculars are focused, opening day attire picked out,Â day off of work approved, tickets in the mail,Â but alas, […]
All off season, everyone kept asking me my opinion on the trades of the offseason, most notably the Granderson/Jackson trade. Till now, I had no answer for them. I would just shrug my shoulders and nod and never clearly answer the question they asked. Why? Because I didnâ€™t have an answer for them. Most people […]
I was recently asked to give my two cents about the upcoming Tigers season.Â Being one to never turn down an opportunity to speak my mind (well, lets be honest it’s not like people have to ask, I just do it) here are some of my opinions, thoughts and quandries about the upcoming 2010 season… […]
My month long mission is complete – I met the word goal for National Novel Writing Month (that makes me a winner!)alas, the book is not completely finished.Â But there is no longer a time constraint so I’m back to baseball writing now. I wasn’t completely holed up in a dark space during my writing […]
Unlike my last few entries that required me to do some semblance of thought and planning, this one is going to be a shoot from the hip kinda entry.Â Sorry, my brain hurts a little.Â Perhaps it has something to do with the lack of baseball in my world this time of year. Or maybe […]
Itâ€™s that time of year againâ€¦ but this time I actually have people paying attention to what Iâ€™m saying thanks to the BBA so lets let the festivities begin!!! (Oh, one thing firstâ€¦ big props to baseball-reference.com for helping me organize my thoughtsâ€¦)
Being that I’m the resident baseball geek at my place of employment (no one knows my name really, I’m just the crazy baseball girl on the east side of the building)Â I was slightly shocked by the steady stream of foot traffic that made it’s way to my cubicle today.Â “Did you hear about Miguel […]
So things are notÂ going quite the way we expected them to for the AL Central race.Â Most Tigers fans would have loved to seen this race sewn up weeks ago; but alas, this is not the case.Â We hold a 2 game lead over the Evil Empire (Twinkies) for the AL Central Crown with 3 […]
â€œHeâ€™s out for excessive window shopping â€“ looked at one too manyâ€ Should I stay or should I go?Â I had a rough day at work on Wednesday.Â My entire morning and half the afternoon was spent debating in my head whether I should go down to Comerica Park that night to see my Tigers […]
The only thing I think my mother loved more than Chi Sox baseball was the Heroes of Lambeau Field â€“ yes, my mother is a Green Bay Packers fan.Â My mother is a wonderful mother and she didnâ€™t believe in child abuse.Â This is why she raised all seven of her children to be Packers […]
I sat in the stands at Comerica Park last Saturday with a very dear friend watching our beloved Tigers get trounced by the Evil Empire (also known as the Twinkies of Minnesota).Â After a pounding rain all day and the promise of stifling hot weather to come, we enjoyed sitting in the park and chatting […]
Okâ€¦ Iâ€™m going to lay it all out on the line.Â I am a Baseball Fanâ€¦ a BIG one.Â I appreciate spending my time in the friendly confines of just about any ball park I can get into.
I love the history associated with the game of baseball.Â I love the fact that baseball is a structured game.Â
What has happened to tradition in our modern day lives?