Sunday, October 28, 2012


Game 3: Giants 2 - Tigers 0
Ryan Vogelsong and Tim Lincecum made Detroit batters look silly. Hang on to your hats because San Francisco's ace is on the bump tonight - Matt Cain vs Max Scherzer at 8:07 PM

The sad thing is, aside from Justin Verlander, Detroit pitching has been good. Doug Fister and Anibal Sanchez both pitched great games.
The Tigers defense is lackluster and their hitting is MIA.
Last night featured the second worse big league at-bat I have ever witnessed.
In Quintin Berry's third at-bat he looked like exactly what he is - someone who does not belong at the major league level.
The ONLY at-bat that I've ever seen that was more pathetic was a few years back when Bartolo Colon was with the Red Sox and had to grab a bat vs the Cubs in Wrigley Field. Dude swung three times, spun around 360 degrees and lost his batting helmet!
This cat has been stellar...

There was an interesting article in Saturday's Detroit Free Press about the Tigers 1984 World Series Championship.
Tom Giftos, who is NOW the president of National Coney Island, was a high school senior who painted tiger stripes on his face and joined the fan swarm on Tiger Stadium's field after Detroit beat San Diego. Giftos was photographed while bare-chested with two police officers holding him by the arms and a piece of ballpark sod draped over his head. Giftos attended the game with school buddy Frank Germack III, now owner of Germack Pistachio in Detroit; they sat along the first base line 20 rows back. The pair summoned "enough bravado to vault over the fence" and stormed the field, where stationed police were quickly overwhelmed and outnumbered. Giftos remembers reaching down toward the turf, following someone else's lead, and grabbing the grass to pull it loose. He lost his shirt, he said, by wriggling away from the grasps of multiple police officers.

Anyone who remembers the 1984 championship will vividly recall the most famous depiction of Detroit after the Tigers captured the title - Kenneth (Bubba) Helms, hoisting a Tigers pennant in front of a burning police car at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. Good 'ol Bubba died in 2001 in Tennessee of an intentional drug overdose due to depression...

Here's the newest pic of JV's girlfriend. Kate Upton posted this on Twitter from her latest shoot with V Magazine...

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