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Lbh24

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  1. I can't say I feel better about having Brady Hoke as UM's coach, but I couldn't stand watching a team coached by James Franklin if that is what's to be expected. The playcalling inside the 20 was atrocious and the two mismanaged 4th downs, early in the game with the confusion of going for it or a field goal, and then late when they changed their punting strategy at (literally) the last second... That's terrible preparation.
  2. Lbh24

    June 25 1998

    I think I was at this one as well. I know I went to one game this series and the only other one, the Tigers won in extras - I don't believe I saw a walk-off live until 2003 in Cincinnati. Much like a few who have mentioned, I loved seeing the stadium so full on a non-Opening Day game. I remember the Sosa HR and if I'm correct, I believe the Detroit fireworks were that night as well? I feel like we could see them coming up over the stadium.
  3. Hi all... a quick question for those who know the MSU tailgate scene pretty well. I will be in East Lansing on Saturday to tailgate, though mainly in the earlier portion of the day. My hope is to be out there by around 9:30/10 AM and stay until around 2:00/2:30. I am meeting up with an old friend who will be tailgating, but plan to watch the game in the Metro area (I know that with that leaving time, I'll miss at least the first quarter and maybe more). Anyway, my question... Where are some good places to park that will still have spots available around my arrival time but won't be bogged with tailgating tents/etc. when I want to leave? I don't mind a bit of a walk and don't expect to park for free, so that's not a worry. My main concern is a navigable exit without making life completely inconvenient for those around me. Any help would be appreciated! For what it's worth, I hearing the hamster cage should be my first place to check.
  4. Season starts this week! Riverview Pirates 8/23 - Crestwood 8/31 - Airport* 9/7 - Monroe Jefferson* 9/14 - New Boston Huron* 9/21 - Flat Rock* 9/28 - SMCC* 10/5 - Milan* 10/12 - Grosse Ile* 10/19 - Detroit Consortium *League Game Riverview is looking to go to the playoffs for the second year in a row after ending their longest playoff drought ever, which spanned from 2005-2010. They went 8-2 last year and 6-1 in league, good for second place behind Airport.
  5. I think "speed guys" get regularly over-rated because fans generally go back to their own experience when thinking of a player's value. Having speed is probably the thing that matters less and less as you go up through the baseball ranks. For example, a really quick guy can wreak havoc as a high school or college player simply by putting the ball in play and letting his legs do the work. He can get on base more and steal a lot more bases. In the pro ranks, fielders' arms are so strong that getting by on speed alone just isn't good enough. Infield singles turn into ground-outs, leaving you off the basepaths, and you can't steal first base. It's not that Berry is a terrible player or human but as has been pointed out, he's on the decline. He seems like a great person and I'm sure he's loving this opportunity, but there is a reason it took him so long to get a chance in the MLB
  6. I like the timing for my own sake - given that the team is hot, it should minimize the "they're panicking and desperate" talk. This trade excites me as it makes this year's team better. Though we're on year 7 of being competitive, it's still better than the mid-90's when trades were made for 2-3 years down the road.
  7. OK then. See you guys there!
  8. Anyone on MTS a big Jimmy Buffett fan? I never listened to him much before last year but have become a big fan since then. I went to last year's show and am very excited for the Comerica Park visit next week, though I think DTE provided a better tailgate. Anyone else going?
  9. I agree and it really brings out the unique features of a lot of ballparks. This year there's water to hit it into, some years it's hitting it out onto the street. Some years it's the third deck. There are home runs hit every year that are nearly identical to some in years past, but the ballpark gives the ball a completely different journey
  10. Don't know, but I want to participate in one
  11. Every kid in the world, whether told "don't do that" or not, would try to rob a HR if given the chance... I think they go find the ones they wouldn't have to worry about
  12. A villain for this evening? Yes. I wasn't even necessarily rooting against him (other than wanting Prince to advance), but it was pretty dang compelling. I'm glad I was entertained, too. I'm not saying I want him pelted with debris or anything, but it was fun to sit back and watch. His dad got to pitch BP on an MLB field. If the boos soured it for him, then that stinks... but at the end of the day he got booed while pitching on an MLB field. Me? I'm sitting here watching TV. I'd gladly trade places
  13. That was awesome. I never thought the Home Run Derby needed a villain, but that was sheer entertainment
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