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The Word Is Bird

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  1. Detroit (pro sports) gonna Detroit. Just anemic ownership. I figured an extension would happen, but was holding out hope that Chris “Silver Spoon” Illness would somehow do the right thing.
  2. A client of mine was a close friend and high school classmate of Chuck Hughes at Abilene (TX) High. I first met him in the late 2000s, and we quickly realized just what a sports fanatic each other was. From there, the conversation flowed, and eventually came pro sports talk — specifically the NFL (he and his Cowboys, and me and my Lions). The moment I mentioned being a Lions (and Detroit pro sports fan), he asked me if I’d ever heard of a player well before my time (I was born in ‘79) by the name of Chuck Hughes. The name rang an immediate bell, but I couldn’t immediately place him, I told my client. He then told me of Chuck’s unfortunate demise, and I then remembered pieces of the story as he went on. I recall his eyes welling up with tears after describing some of his fonder memories with his fallen friend. He said that Chuck Hughes was just a wonderful guy. R.I.P. Tyler Skaggs
  3. Tony Paul checks in to bring some positive light to this possibly dire situation.
  4. Shep and Jack sticking with the “Ava-sale” Garcia pronunciation. Give them credit for consistency, I guess. As if they guy didn’t spend several prior years in the Tigers organization.
  5. Fair enough, and maybe so. I’m forgetting the Carmona dust-up. Did he throw Sheff some high inside cheese more than once? EDIT: it all just came back to me. I enjoyed that roster. Full of big leaguers (many who had illustrious careers, but had grown a bit long in the tooth). Funny to see young(er) V-Mart being held back by Miggy.
  6. Speaking of Sheffield (who I go long periods of time without thinking of) — are we looking back at his tenure in a Tigers uniform as a disappointment? I seem to have some faint memory of him hitting a historic homer at Comerica (then again, I could be off base with that). For the record, I look back at Sheff’s era in the D as a disappointment — despite technically “winning” the trade.
  7. **Tigers upcoming schedule flashes on the FSD screen** Shep (trying to keep his excitement to a minimum): “And here’s a look at the shape of things to come.” This, of course, means we all have to take a shot. I’ve not been able to see more than a few minutes of the game today, but between Shep’s upcoming schedule saying and “Hall of Famer”, I’m sure I’d be wasted if I was playing the Shep drinking game today. Shep, you don’t have to use your stock standard go-tos EVERY SINGLE TIME THE MOMENT ARISES. **jumps off soapbox** EDIT: Gibby, not Jack, is in the booth (duh, me) — so “Hall of Famer” has probably been shelved this weekend.
  8. Nice homer there by “MacGarrett Cabrera” (according to Shep)! And an oppo shot, no less. Hopefully that is the second homer of 24 this season.
  9. One of Shep’s favorite sayings (not including “Hall of Famer” — which we hear at least 18x per broadcast): “Here’s a look at the shape of things to come”. This, of course, every single time a calendar is flashed on the screen.
  10. That was possibly the worst waste of a review I’ve ever seen (on the JaCoby foul ball).
  11. Josh leading off makes my heart hurt. Wait — never mind — I don’t feel anything about the AAAA Tigers these days.
  12. I see what you did there. Very well played. 😉 http://www.espn.com/mlb/news/story?id=1940868
  13. I miss the days when Miggy used to give a ****. I feel like his best attribute anymore is as a daily GIF model.
  14. Thanks for yet another memorable AB w/ RISP, Josh. 😑
  15. Shep just did it again — and I keep falling for it (so shame on me). I’m looking down, writing a grocery list, when I hear Shep say, “It’s driven to left.” Of course, I look up, only to see that it’s a pop fly to shallow left field. I’m not sure Shep knows the difference between a line drive and a pop-out. On this front, I’m a DTV Extra Innings junkie. Over the past few seasons, I’ve heard every broadcast duo in baseball plenty. It saddens me to say that, from my humble perspective, Shep & Co. are by far the worst to listen to. It’s so bad that I’m In some sort of a phase where I’m missing Milquetoastio & Rod.
  16. Gardy just had an allergic reaction to Hunter Wendelstedt — and just got the heave ho.
  17. #grating #pressingtoomuch God forbid goofy Shep ever call Game 7 of the World Series — his head might start shooting Roman candles out of his ears.
  18. ”That goofy Shep” was at it again today. 🤪 I wasn’t able to watch these last two games — was Gibby in the booth, or was it “Hall of Famer Jack Morris”?
  19. And a #2 guard on that goatee. I think he’s just doing what he can to take attention away from that schnozzola.
  20. Random off day post. Here’s Matt Shepard and his hero, “Hall of Famer Jack Morris” in Philly yesterday. Matt is continually trying to get the affection from Jack that he’s a little more used to having with Gibby. The audio clip, as short as it is, is hilarious. “Yes, gimme five!” That goofy Shep. 😏 8CF4DB80-38C7-4FE2-8DD4-A4EFF8FA2F62.MOV
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