In more ways than one.
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What an awesome moment that had tears running down my face.
Damn Right… USA
No doubt here we’re stunned.
Sweeping the Yankee’s, a 2011 MVP & CY Young Pitcher, a 2012 Triple Crown winner but we sat on 5 days then came up flat. Nobody is sadder than the team themselves, we’re just 3+ Million fans sad with them.
But as I always say every team that plays wants it and there will only be one team that gets it. One city is celebrating and one city leaves empty. And that is the way it goes.
9 nights ago we partied on top of the world winning the AL Pennant and nothing can ever change that. The entire Detroit/Michigan were proud then and guess what WE ARE STILL PROUD now.
And that’s the way it should be.
Justin Verlander pitched another in classic Verlander style throwing just a two hit game into the 9th when he gave up his third being a home run to spoil the shutout. Detroit loves this guy so much we felt bad for him that he didn’t get it, the shutout that is. His spectacular performance did get him the Win, Phil Coke the save and Delmon Young came through again.
Biased Baseball Announcers as I said it would be. New York, New York, New York. OH TOO BAD Tigers Win First Game.
Hey Thanks to Valverde we gave you a chance you should have never gotten.
Doug Fister pitched a fabulous game. Continue reading
Our 2011 MVP showed why he was the MVP by shutting out the Oakland A’s 6 zip with 11 K’s and allowing only 4 hits. And the rest of the team did what they did best, fighting hard with the bats that chased down Chicago then surpassing them at the end of the season to win the ALCD title.
Verlander surpassed Sandy Koufax 1965 strike out record of 10 and went the full nine innings to finish Oakland’s season.
Oh God will we miss you Budd.
Not only those us old enough to remember this man’s wonderful voice doing the play by play on radio as far back as I can remember (age 4 – 1961) in Detroit were saddened hearing the news of this cherished part of Red Wings history’s death, but all of the NHL hockey fans from a time when it was only the original 6.
To us Budd Lynch was Hockey!
And more importantly after radio, nobody would actually let him retire. That is how much he was loved by all. No one could fathom Red Wing Hockey without him. And I thank God generations past our parents and us boomers got the chance to continue hearing him at the Joe’ as the public address announcer. You see Budd was a Tradition as well as an Iconic Legend straight through to the end of the 2011/2012 season.
From an era even before Hockey Night In Canada started on the TV side, Budd’s voice rang out for 63 years as our announcer…. and he will never be forgotten.
God Speed to his family, friends and fans.
I never met a team who makes me feel the way that you do…well alright.
And Up & Down We Go!
But we landed on Top two years in a row and hopefully we will be that ride that got stuck up in the air for the duration until we win it all. Maybe a month later only then can we all come back down.
Steam Roller Boys, Steam Roller…Take no prisoners!
Tonight We Celebrate.
4 years ago I sat screaming at the TV every race he was in during the 2008 Summer Olympics.
I recognized from his first race in these he was actually human. I say that with a big compliment.
But I also knew before the London Olympics started he would be the most decorated olympian of all time. It was virtually impossible that it wouldn’t happen. And I have a feeling he’s not through at 19 medals.
Thought the music and blazing light display was spectacular. Almost like watching a 1960s psychedelic kaleidoscope flashback.
Listening to the NBC anchors talk about Paul McCartney choking up at the beginning of Hey Jude, I personally not only think he was caught up in the moment of his country’s shining moment. But since that song was written about John Lennon’s first son Julian when born, I couldn’t help thinking his mind was also on his own band-mates legacy and maybe wishing all four were still here to share that particular moment together on this grand world stage.
In any event it was a fantastic beginning and only befitting that the song was chosen so the entire crowd, all the athletes and the whole world that was watching could join into the chorus.
The British have always done things with style and this opening was no exception with Sir Paul McCartney. London Shined on the opening ceremonies.
But just one gigantic mistake, Olympic Flame should of been put high enough to be viewed outside of the stadium. As in MILES AWAY………..
So it’s “Let The Games Begin”.
…another race anyway.
Actually the injury the horse sustained could have caused him to blow a suspensory and depending how severe, it could have literally ended his life. So I commend the owner to decide just to retire him rather than brining him back to race again altogether. Hey he had a horse that won the first two races to the triple crown.
In my own fanatical horse racing fashion I stood up as I screamed at the TV ~ Go, Go, Go…Catch Him. Saturday’s Preakness was as exciting as they come, last time I stood shouting at the top of my lungs watching a race was for Zenyatta. Yesterday didn’t disappoint, yet I’ve got to admit I honestly didn’t think this race was going to be another straight out set up of the Derby between these same horses, but I don’t know why.
Red Wings set the record Tuesday evening to a sell out crowd with 21 straight home wins that began on Nov. 5.
Aqueduct Racino Brings in $1Million to N.Y. State Thoroughbred Breeding Fund while bringing in $39 Million in Revenue to the State.
And that’s just for under 3 Months.
1995 (age 12) in Little League.
2011 Cy Young & American League Most Valuable Player.
Some will want to give their great analogies of who did what, who didn’t do what and what they all should have done individually. To me they Win as a team and they Lose as a team. No rights, no wrongs.
Tigers 3, Yankees 2
(3-2) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
DET 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 0
NYY 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 10 0
W:Fister (1-1) L:Nova (1-1) SV:Valverde (2)
I want him off of Monday Night Football forever.
Enough is Enough
There would be no way in my mind that these words could ever be apologized for. Williams already attempted to do exactly that after ESPN pulled his intro spot for last night’s Monday Night Game. Saying in part: claiming he was simply “misunderstood” when he compared Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.
Then added “Every time the media brings up the tea party it’s painted as racist and extremists – but there’s never a backlash – no outrage to those comparisons.
Gee Hank I wonder why? Your words seemed pretty self-explanatory.
NOTE: Oct. 19, 2012
THIS BLOG IS FROM LAST YEAR (2011) THAT PEOPLE ARE VIEWING.
Tigers are 2012 AL Champs!
MY GOD WE JUST SWEPT THE YANKEES last night so I am Redirecting you to this link that is NOW- 2012.
~~~~~~~Last Years Blog Below~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Justin Verlander 25th Win.
Jose Valverde 50th Save.
Aqueduct Major Purse Increase ~ So If Michigan Thoroughbred Horsemen Want Thoroughbred Racing Move To New York
Or Indiana, Ohio, Illinois & Windsor, Ont.
All the States and a different Country that surround us that have the common sense to implement slots at their horse racing tracks.
Our Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Governor say’s Michigan just fine financially. Right Rick Snyder!
Russia & Dynamo Minsk’s Moving Memorial Tribute to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Team Who Tragically Died in a Plane Crash.
An astounding beautiful and emotional tribute for these players tragically killed which included three of our former Detroit Red Wings.
You don’t have to understand one word of Russian the video speaks for itself.
How can you watch this without tears flowing even if you never watched hockey one day in your life. The Dynamo Minsk players and Russia are a class act for this memorial. NHL teams as well will pay homage.
But nothing can or will be as moving as the Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League’s.
A victory for what would seem to be a certain few especially one in particular that is not only a HBPA board member but also a MQHA member as well. The biggest cheer leader for trying to acquire hero status among the Quarter Horsemen. But will this meet be beneficial for the rest of the Thoroughbred Horsemen?
Bill is now headed to the Governor.