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Our opening day game was postponed until tomorrow because of rain..... 50,000 or so fans took off work and were already downtown Detroit tailgating before the game was called. Now many of them are just hanging out tailgating....
You wont see any kneeling in MLB ... I'll take baseball any day over any of the other "pro" sports .... Watching the Cubs now ....PLAY BALL !!!
Jeff..... That's because our National Anthem might as well be Greek to them..... Most of them are from Venezuela, Cuba, and the Dominican...... ha !!!!
If the rest of the Tigers games are rained out this year there's a chance they won't end up last !!!!
CUBS WIN !! .... CUBS WIN !! ..... 8-4 over the Marlins... great way to start off the season .... a loooong way to go ...
Thought this was about turkey season
I think the Yankees are going to be a force to be reckoned with....
The first time I put my jersey on my bear was before I left fir a two week moose hunt in Ontario. Came home with no moose and the cubs had been swept by the Dodgers. Haven’t done it since.
I should add it was October. Playoffs. And the hunting story belongs on the “hunting fail “ thread
Been a Cubs fan since I could crawl, my whole family bled Cubs blue...lol.. ... the days of LLyod Petitt and Jack ( back back back HEY HEY !!) Brickhouse in the Booth.... 1969 opening day - Randy Hundley behind the plate, Ernie Banks on 1st, Beckert 2nd, SS was Kessinger and Santo at 3rd ... Williams LF, Hickman RF and Young CF and Fergie Jenkins pitching .... remember it like yesterday ... I played ball all thru school and little league and Babe Ruth... I was 3rd base, Catcher and Left Field 'cause I had an arm that could throw almost anyone out .... I loved to be behind the plate, I dared anyone to try and steal 2nd, some did and many didnt ...lol .....
The Cubs are a great story and American team Jeff..... But can they get rid of that ridiculous basket thing at the top of the wall over the ivy ?? I hate that thing....
JTV your fandom predates mine by twenty or so years. We got cable in central Iowa in the late seventies so it seemed most people were either a Cubs or Braves fan. Went to college and half the people I met were from Chicago. Been to Wrigley a number of times and love it. The rest of chi town you can keep.
I saw that my favorite Tiger Justin Verlander got a good start for the Astros..... He's 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA......
Poor Justin has to go home with a win and 0.00 ERA to Kate Upton.
Yeah it sucks to be him right now.....;-)
Also;; RIP to Rusty Staub.... A beloved Tiger from my youth.
Its been a long while since Ive been to Wrigley, 'prolly over 20 yrs its easier to just watch on TV ... .... BTW, that basket is to keep beer's, popcorn and crap and even people (the Bleacher Bums) from falling into the field ..lol ...
Here’s my son at Dodger stadium. The dodgers want Chic Fil A to sponsor them. He was given free reign there yesterday.
SF shuts out the Dodgers in LA, 1-0!
I found out today he had an extra ticket that he didn’t use. Man, I wish I wash there. I would have eaten 5 pounds of asparagus and drank a quart of coffee. I would have then headed to the Dodger dugout and marked my territory.
Man did the Tigers get screwed yesterday. A close play at the plate was called safe for the Tigers and the game was over... that was the winning run in the bottom of the 10th. They reviewed the call for about 4 minutes and then called Castellanos out at home. To me the video was far from clear and concise that the call should have been overturned. It states in the rules that the call on the field should only be overturned if the video shows clear and concise evidence to overturn. The Tigers went on to lose in 13 innings....... Just like the Calvin Johnson catch in the NFL,,, Detroit got screwed again.
Further.... It was only one game and I don't expect much out of the Tigers this year..... They are rebuilding..... but what a kick in the crotch on Opening Day.
SF beat the Dodgers 1-0 for the second straight game.
LA had one hit. SF had two!
Wow !! Two in a row 1-0 games.... you won't see that too often !!
Better yet, the Giant's Joe Panik hit solo homers in both games for the only runs.
According to history, that's never happened before.
That's crazy !!! But I still don't forgive San Francisco for 2012........;-)
After leading MLB in runs scored in Spring Training, the Giants have scored just two runs in four games since the regular season started.
Even so, they're 2-2.
"Opening day" has been postponed... well, kinda... Home opener that is ... drats ....... we got hit with another 1.5" here last night... more on the Northside of Chicago ....
btw the Cubs are 5-4 and Pirates 7-2 on the season .....