links for 2007-08-06

by billfer on August 6, 2007 · 16 comments

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Kurt August 6, 2007 at 2:08 pm

Mythbusters? Sweet!

Jason August 6, 2007 at 2:29 pm

Wow. Mythbusters is my favorite show. Its just too bad Clemens is involved.

Tbone August 6, 2007 at 2:31 pm

I’m actually glad to see Durbin return to the rotation, I think it suits him better. I’ll be at Wednesday’s game and look forward to seeing his start first hand.

And I was thrilled to see F-Rod’s fastball in the mid-90′s yesterday. That was an important inning for him to get through. Now, on to Zumaya…

Ian C. August 6, 2007 at 2:45 pm

If the Discovery Channel could somehow combine baseball with Shark Week, that might be the greatest thing ever.

Stephen August 6, 2007 at 3:53 pm

I heard they were going to do a Mythbusters on how the Tigers’ 2007 season wasn’t ruined by the bullpen. But then they did some research and found out it was.

Joel August 6, 2007 at 4:35 pm

Mythbusters involving Clemens? Does this have anything to do with the George Mitchell investigation?

Kyle J August 6, 2007 at 4:35 pm

Yankees won this afternoon. They’re now tied with us for the Wild Card for the moment.

In March, I would have been pleased to know we’d be tied with the Yankees for the Wild Card on August 6.

Now, this statement makes we want to put a sharp object in my eye.

Well, let’s hope the Tigers can take 3 or 4 of these games from the Rays. And for Stephen’s sake, it would be nice if they could win the games with the bullpen holding close leads in the late innings to boost the team’s overall confidence. :)

Kevin in Austin August 6, 2007 at 4:58 pm

Stephen – genius.

Just over two hours until the first game of our winning streak.

billfer August 6, 2007 at 6:35 pm

Very good Stephen. You do get points for creativity and consistency.

Bill A \ Kal MI August 7, 2007 at 9:00 am

how baseball has changed

-lowered the mound
-inserted designated hitter
-harder base balls
-harder bats
-umps calling tight strike zone

when the ump is calling a very tight strike zone even an ace pitcher is gonna get pounded. and that ain’t baseball

Kathy August 7, 2007 at 10:53 am

Bill, here’s a great article written by Harold Friend, an older guy who remembers the old days: This is how I grew up watching baseball; great pitchers, stealing bases, bunts, and most of all, great fielding.

Matt in Toledo August 7, 2007 at 11:09 am

Uh… gooks? I hope to God that isn’t being used in the sense I’ve always heard that term used. Perhaps you meant geeks?

Bill A \ Kal MI August 7, 2007 at 11:24 am

thanks, Kathy, I enjoyed that :-)

we had an argument over this:

The balance between pitching and hitting has been skewed to favor offense because [?]

–in the tavern last night

Do fans come to see their team win or to watch a slug fest? Any game is boring if you ain’t into it. Basketball, NASCAR — you name it — any sport is boring if you don’t understand the game.

In baseball today this senseless beating of the starting pitchers has got to be called into question

folks wanna see a bunch of stuff get busted up should grab a keg of beer and go to their local demolition derby .

Kevin in Austin August 7, 2007 at 11:31 am

Bill A\Kal MI – are you still at the tavern? Is it happy hour already?

Bill A \ Kal MI August 7, 2007 at 1:08 pm

Happy hour starts at 7:05 when Nate throws strike 1 to the lead off batter

he better not walk that guy

Bill A \ Kal MI August 7, 2007 at 1:45 pm

well like Gen Lee used to like to say then: “those people”

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