links for 2007-09-20


  1. Joel

    September 20, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    At the bottom of the Rogers article…

    “Can’t beat the Tribe — The Tigers went 6-12 in their season series with Cleveland. The Tigers out-hit the Tribe in the 18 games, .292-.260, but Cleveland hit 32 home runs to the Tigers’ 17.”

    Yikes! That’s an average of nearly 2 home runs per game! Let’s get ’em next year…

  2. Kyle J

    September 20, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    Very cool of the auctioneer to answer questions on the board.

    I’d really encourage everyone to buy a pair of seats. $300 is a lot of money, but this is something I expect we can cherish for a lifetime. Brings to mind James Earl Jones’ lines from Field of Dreams:

    Ray, people will come Ray. They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won’t mind if you look around, you’ll say. It’s only $20 per person. They’ll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they’ll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They’ll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they’ll watch the game and it’ll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh… people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

  3. Walt

    September 20, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    Motown sports draws alot of attention from people like the auctioneer. John Fuller (Granderson’s publicist) is on from time to time as well.