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  1. 8 points
    Me and the wife are taking in a long weekend of Tigers baseball late June. Thought this was a cool schedule so I wanted to share: Thursday, June 20 - Lehigh Valley Ironpigs @ Toledo Mudhens, 7pm Friday, June 21 - Erie Seawolves @ Akron Rubberducks, 7pm Saturday, June 22 - West Michigan WhiteCaps @ Lake County Captains, 7pm Sunday, June 23 - Detroit Tigers @ Clevelend Indians, 1pm Four levels of the organization all in one weekend, just an hour or so apart from each other. Not excited about being in Ohio for 3 1/2 days but what the heck!
  2. 6 points
    Last July Derek Jeter and some of the Marlins brass visited Greensboro, NC, the then home of their Low-A ball franchise. The Greensboro team was affiliated with the Yankees in the past and Derek Jeter played there in the minors for a stint. The Marlins and Greensboro had been affiliated with each other for 16 years as of last year. So after the Marlins people toured the facility last summer, and whatever else they do on these visits, they voiced one concern that they preferred the ownership there address. One of Greensboro’s game day mainstays is a Black Labrador that is very involved in on field activities between innings and pregame. The dog is well trained and is synonymous with the Greensboro “Grasshopper” ballpark experience. Through the years there have been several of these dogs in succession as the fans enjoy them. I’ve been there several times can attest that the fans there do enjoy the dog’s participation between innings. Well, Derek Jeter and his folks voiced opposition to having dogs around the park and didn’t like the on-site residence for the dog and asked that the dog thing on the field and premises be discontinued at the park. The Greensboro ownership didn’t think a lot of the idea and made a decision, they signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates this season and the Marlins find their Low-A team in Clinton, Iowa. Not every day does a low minor league affiliate tell the parent club to shove it but this time Greensboro did. Thank you Greensboro.
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  5. 5 points
    If I wanted more attention, I'd come out of the basement.
  6. 5 points
    Old Man Liston and me have something over on all you ‘50 Something’s: that we were rational beings of 16 and 32 years respectively for each of the last two WS triumphs and able to appreciate the resulting re-wiring of the neural circuitry that occurs. It’s like experiencing your greatest birthday, your first kiss, and finding a suitcase densely stuffed with untraceable hundred dollar bills in a lot filled with weeds near your house. You always remember that birthday, that kiss, and you can spend that money the rest of your life. That’s what winning a World Series is like. The only way to enjoy that experience to the fullest is to be so completely identified with the team on a personal level that the evisceration of losing is felt as your loss and the winning as your win. It’s crazy but that’s what being a fan is like. Deeply rewarding and deeply annihilating at the same time. It’s like constantly being an open wound vulnerable to magic and torture at the same time. We’re going through the torture phase right now.
  7. 5 points
    He had himself a day.
  8. 4 points
    I would say that anybody who can't recognize that the current occupant is so far removed from what a president should be and should act like, so far removed that it's ok for someone to not show him the same level of respect has a completely different view of patriotism and of our country than the way I was raised. and I'm far from alone in that sentiment. The President doesn't show any respect to our country, it's laws, it's institutions, or it's people. He's violated his oath of office every day.
  9. 4 points
    Nobody told me anything. I know what I see on TV. Other than FOX, which has been trending 'faux right' recently (other than a few hosts), the other major networks are all dominated by the left. You only need to look at how many stations are concentrated in so few owners. There's virtually a complete leftist stranglehold on national network media. That dominates in all of the big metro areas where most of the population is.
  10. 4 points
    I have come to this same realization. In many ways, Trump has been good for me personally. He has made me realize just how fragile our democracy is. I can now at last completely understand what happened in Germany back in the 30's. The eye opening I have had the past 3 years may not have happened if Hillary had won. And frankly, I am so disappointed in so many people. Education is not valued in this country and it definitely shows. And these evangelical "Christians" are absolutely no different than ISIS.
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    So which news organization separated children from their parents and then lost them? Which cable program increased the tariffs bankrupting US farmers? Which newspaper engineered the Bush deficits and policies that led to the 2009 crash? What school of journalism took us into Iraq? What cabal of US reporters drove the votes on Citizen's United? Which media board rooms in NYC are responsible for the carnage on our youth that US gun laws have created? Your's is a surrealistic view of American governance.
  13. 4 points
    Because you are the arbiter of what constitutes a good American.
  14. 4 points
    Feels like a guy falling apart too early because he hasn't had the necessary dedication, especially once his contract was signed. There's a reason a lot of the athletes who make it into their late 30s and early 40s don't do things like drink and eat fast food. I'm not here to micromanage anyone, but I'm guessing when it comes to MLB athletes, Cabrera isn't in the top 50 percentiles for amount of work he puts in behind the scenes.
  15. 4 points
    Only 88 games played over 2 seasons. I guess he was just a Chick-fill-in.
  16. 4 points
    I agree with you completely Mr. Allen. I think you were unappreciated here in your tenure and I think Mario was more at fault that you were in this incident.
  17. 4 points
    He's off to a slow start, but Daz OK.
  18. 4 points
    **** the NRA. Their outsized influence on American politics is a negative that is hard to overstate. The CDC cannot even collect accurate gun violence data because of the NRA. Think about that.
  19. 4 points
    I thought Trump told us that he had destroyed Isis
  20. 4 points
    I suppose being called up for a day is like sitting next to Charlize Theron on an airplane for 2 1/2 hours. You probably won’t see significant action but it’s worth it.
  21. 3 points
    "Lack of confidence", "couldn't rise to the occasion", "took a pass". Pelosi just priceless. In an era where juvenile school yard taunting passes for public discourse, it's refreshing to hear the King's English used for some sophisticated evisceration for a change.
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    Look at that power up and down the lineup. Every guy has at least one home run.
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  26. 3 points
    Mize's "low" K's are misleading because he has allowed so few baserunners. THe more baserunners you allow the more chances you have at a strikeout and since Mize has basically allowed none this year he hasn't had as many chances. His K% is in the top 10 in the Eastern League which is a better stat to look at than K/9 or overall Ks.
  27. 3 points
    The Boss has the best line to those guys (and they are all over the Cornhole towns of Americana). "Nice truck, sorry about the size of your dick."
  28. 3 points
    Miguel Cabrera is a very unlikable guy, so it's to be expected. He doesn't bother to learn his teammates names. He was a drunkard in his early years and even showed up to a big game drunk. He cheated on his wife and has a second family. He throws his teammates under the bus when he is not performing. He put up Hall of Fame numbers so he got a lot of free passes. But now that he is hitting has gone south, no more free passes. The guy is a jerk. Always has been.
  29. 3 points
    Not sure anyone will ever meet your standards.
  30. 3 points
    Yes, they know how many people died, but there is no way to know how many died due to the hurricane or any other event. For example, we are working with death data at work now. We want know how many people died due to opioid misuse. We know how many people died, but when an older person dies, they usually list the main cause as something other than opioid abuse. We also have prescription and treatment data which tells which drugs they used. When we link that data to the death data, it doesn't always match up well. We might guess from the drug data that they were addicted to opioids, but there is no mention of that in the death records. It's not always straight forward
  31. 3 points
    First non-rainout of the season for my 8th grader last night. Walk, base hit to center and two runs scored for my guy, a nice win for the team, and I'm not coaching and was just able to enjoy the game. Really, really enjoyed it!
  32. 3 points
    I don’t know where else to put this and it’s not Tigers related and I don’t want to start a new thread, but I do not like Derek Jeter. I know the Marlins ownership has constantly betrayed it’s fan base over the years. It’s like owning that team makes you evil, but Jeter was evil before he owned it. The Miami Marlins used to be a fun exciting team and I would watch them on occasion simply because they had cool young players and the cool fountain or whatever the heck it is in the outfield. I could not watch them with innate passion as I do the Tigers but at least with interest. Now they suck because Jeter killed off the team. I’m surprised his effigy is not being hung from streetlamps in Miami and set aflame. I do not like him in a house. I do not like him with a mouse. I do not like him here or there. I do not like him anywhere. I do not like Derek Jeter. And his name does not rhyme well.
  33. 3 points
    Also why I have so many kids.
  34. 3 points
    "The Fat Kid" was Harmon Killebrew's nickname. As a slugging 3rd baseman switched to 1st, Miggy reminded me of Killebrew...it's been my personal nickname for him from day one in Detroit. If you want to call that childish, go right ahead
  35. 3 points
    If you honestly think the founding fathers are what I’m so whatting, then you’re just stupid. If you’re just cynically pretending you honestly think that, that’s not any better.
  36. 3 points
    He’s a traitor. And a ******* idiot. Listed in order of importance. Impeach. Remove.
  37. 3 points
    First of all, you're talking about anonymous nobodies calling for actions that don't affect anyone outside their small corner of the world and that are never going to be followed through on anyway. Secondly, the sources you cite are right-wing propaganda outlets that don't even pass the journalism smell test in the slightest. So again, I ask: who gives a ****?
  38. 3 points
    Saw this on the way to work and it made me smile
  39. 3 points
    I used a Bleday once. It was awkward, but cleaned pretty good.
  40. 3 points
    Well, we did have another AG who was close enough to the President to speak in the 'We'. His name was John Mitchell. He went to jail.
  41. 3 points
    IDK, but I just have to laugh at Dave Dombrowski's futility every time this rag tag, cobbled together, built to fail, consistent 90+ loss team still shows it has a better bullpen that he could ever assemble for a $200 million playoff contender.
  42. 3 points
    Just think, freshmen who will enter college at U of M or MSU this September probably are too young to have any memory of the Tigers' 2006 season. Which bookends the fact that Bert and Liston may soon be too old to remember the Tigers' 2006 season.
  43. 3 points
    If you take a closer look at the numbers unemployment is down only 0.9% since Obama left office. More jobs were created during Obama’s last two years in office that the first two years of Trump’s presidency. Like everything else in his life Trump has taking credit for what was handed to him.
  44. 3 points
    I also don't think employment rates somehow justify or make racism palatable, and I suspect minorities feel likewise. So I guess I don't understand how it is a mic drop.
  45. 3 points
    It always the same because the right insists on claiming moral equivalence where there is none, which then precipitates the argument.
  46. 3 points
    Fine ppl in Charlottesville
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  48. 3 points
    Well, OK wisenheimer, they didn't have a playoff team, but they qualified to be the Bucks' preseason opponent for the postseason. Is that better?
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  50. 3 points
    SABR has good info out there regarding the Black Sox, which was 100 years ago. https://sabr.org/eight-myths-out
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