14-12, 2nd in AL Central (1.5 GB of KC)
(Photo courtesy of Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press)
Yes, I am completely aware that I haven’t posted a “Three Thoughts” in quite some time. And by quite some time, I mean almost a week. And for this, I apologize. However, last week was a whirlwind of hockey, baseball and visits to the local watering holes, as I met up with my best friend in Detroit for a sports weekend that was long overdue.
Indeed, life was good. As was the baseball. With visits to the COPA on Saturday and Sunday of last week, I successfully ran my “Tigers record when CHollis is in attendance” to 4-0 this year.
So rather than bore you with random tidbits about games from all the way back in last week, let me just share some thoughts about the trip to Detroit, interactions with fans and overall randomness.
- Adam Everett hit a grand slam during the game against the Indians on Saturday. I thought I was imagining things. Or had had a few too many Labatt’s Blues.
- Peevey and I both really enjoyed hanging out at the Town Pump Tavern before the game. $9 pitchers of Molson were an excellent way to get things going.
- Justin Verlander’s 11 strikeout performance on Sunday was awesome. So awesome, in fact, that pretty much everyone around us didn’t even realize he had that many K’s. At one point, we were trying to quickly count all the “K” graphics that flashed on the scoreboard.
- I’m still impressed every time I head into Comerica Park. It’s such a great place to catch a game. Beautiful views, beautiful field and reasonably priced food options make it one of the best places to spend a baseball weekend.
- That said, it was really hard to drive down Michigan Avenue and see the remains of Tiger Stadium. It blows my mind that nothing could be done to preserve more of the heritage of that place. Seeing the big empty space where great players once roamed was really a shame.
OK then. Enough chit chat. I’ll be heading back to the regular TT updating schedule, so check back often. The White Sox are on tap starting tonight.
Probable starters for 5/6:
- Tigers – Armando Galarraga (3-1, 3.07 ERA, 26 SO)
- White Sox – Mark Buehrle (4-0, 3.30 ERA, 19 SO)