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About cmu97

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  • Birthday 12/05/1972


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  1. I don't know if this is the proper place to mention this, but I think Brian would be ok, and probably posting in here too about how we all just want to get back to normal and baseball. 4/16/2007: "We only part to meet again". RIP Brian
  2. I think you have to take Cal Ripken Jr at shortstop over Larkin, and have Freehan as your backup catcher
  3. (Almost) Best shape of his life article: https://www-mlive-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.mlive.com/tigers/2020/01/slimmed-down-miguel-cabrera-looks-ready-for-2020.html?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1&outputType=amp&usqp=mq331AQCKAE%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mlive.com%2Ftigers%2F2020%2F01%2Fslimmed-down-miguel-cabrera-looks-ready-for-2020.html
  4. About Damn Time. Actually way past damn time. I am as happy as I can be for my favorite player, but the way the Tigers' handled this for the past 20 years is pretty horrible. When you have an all-time great at their position, who wore your uniform their entire 19-year-career, you should have done the right thing and retired his jersey 20 years ago. Lou and Tram should have had their numbers retired the same day, and No one should have ever worn them again. Not Sheffield, Kinsler, Iglesias, or Harrison. Having said all of that, I am glad that is being done today, and not "sometime" in the future. Next is the statue, Tram feeding Lou or vice versa. With Ernie's favorite "Two for the price of one" under it. Congrats Lou!
  5. 55 year-old baseball lifer Tom Prince was just named manager of Toledo. Jim price will like the hire, but does anyone else? Seems like a step in the wrong direction to me. https://www.mlive.com/tigers/2019/12/tigers-hire-tom-prince-to-manage-prospect-laden-mud-hens-in-2020.html
  6. On first glance this does not make me jump up and down with glee about Lou's chances. Although, with the exception of Ozzie Smith, all of the HOF players spent the majority of their career in the AL while Lou was playing. Hopefully that will help. I don't know if DD will champion Lou, but I hope so!
  7. I just saw this, former Tiger Will Brunson passed away on Saturday. He was a member of the "One Win Wonder" club and from all accounts a very nice guy. Way too young at 49. https://thatballsouttahere.com/2019/11/26/phillies-scout-will-brunson-passes-away/
  8. I am pretty sure that ship has sailed. He didn't do well his first two stints as Manager of the Angels, and it took him 7 years to get another Managerial job after the Angels cut him loose the second time. Granted that was 20 years ago and times have changed, but I can't think of a manager who has ever had a third opportunity with the same club.
  9. Can we get excited about Reyes yet? And give some credit to the front office for taking him in the Rule V?
  10. I personally would take 3-4 years of sucking really bad to turn into the Astros, Cubs, and even to a certain extent the Royals. The Royals window turned out to be very short, but they did win it all. We didn't win anything in the 90's, and we basically an average team that whole decade. Then we really sucked during the Randy Smith years, and then 8 years of good to great. I'll take 4 years of very bad to go through an 8-10 stretch of very good. I think the hope is that by the time the Tiger's are good, the Astros, Cubs, Braves, etc will be in or close to a cycle of bad. The problem is I don't see the Tigers being able to do what the Cubs, Astros, and Braves are doing. I feel a decade of the 90's coming on all over again. A few good years, a few down years, winning nothing.
  11. Year ▲ Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards 1886 20 BAL AA 29 34 .460 3.37 68 68 0 66 5 0 583.0 476 350 218 10 182 513 19 1 61 2469 101 2.60 1.129 7.3 0.2 2.8 7.9 2.82 1887 21 BAL AA 46 19 .708 3.07 69 69 1 66 6 0 589.1 585 326 201 9 157 217 20 1 46 2492 133 3.64 1.259 8.9 0.1 2.4 3.3 1.38 1888 22 BAL AA 17 21 .447 4.04 40 40 0 35 2 0 321.0 347 224 144 5 79 135 23 0 45 1407 72 2.90 1.327 9.7 0.1 2.2 3.8 1.71 1889 23 BAL AA 29 25 .537 2.85 59 56 3 55 5 0 480.2 476 283 152 8 142 217 27 0 32 2070 134 3.37 1.286 8.9 0.1 2.7 4.1 1.53 Just looking for fun, I came across Matt Kilroy. Look at his innings pitched during his first 4 years in the majors starting at age 20. Really unbelievable. He holds the major league record with 513K's in a season.
  12. One of my favorite tigers of all time, and one of the pictures I profiled in my book "One Win Wonders". Sad, very sad story. Very talented athlete, but also very troubled.
  13. No, he would not. For one thing, he is not yet eligible for the Hall of Fame.
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