to play football, not to play trumpet
First of all, let me say that it's not you, it's me. See when we first started going out, nobody even thought we belonged together. And I give you a lot of credit for taking me on, even though I was near the bottom of the conference at the time. You saw something in me that others didn't, and I'll never forget that.
And then there were all those times I spent with you over the past few weeks, checking on Colorado scores, Nebraska scores, Memphis scores, etc. Keeping track of Clemson and not even being sure what I wanted to see them do. Rooting for teams I didn't even like, because you had me doing it. Good times!
But now it's just time for me to move on. Say what you will about me, but it's just not going to work anymore. What used to be a thrilling diversion from work now just seems like, well, somebody else's business.
Plus, I have to say, I've seen you eyeing some other programs recently. And I could be jealous, but I'm not. Frankly, if Boston College wants you, fine; yours. Ditto Alabama. Heck, I don't even mind you taking a look at Penn State! (But give me a call if it starts to look serious. There are a few things I need to tell you.)
And then there's this. I always wanted to go dancing, but you were never sure. Well guess what? I'm going dancing now!
P.S. Got a "friend" named Sparty who might be interested. But be very careful: baggage city, if you know what I mean. You might be best dispensing with that clown sooner rather than later.
Delete this. It's redundant.
Going into today Michigan had an RPI number of 67. After our win at Minny today our RPI jumped 10 spots to 57. Other numbers to note:
MSU (RPI 37)
Penn State (RPI 55)
Harvard (RPI 45)
Clemson (RPI 69)
Minnesota (RPI 61 - was previously 46)
Good day for us. A win at MSU hopefully should jump us another 5-10 spots and put us around where Minny was going into today. As most of you know Minny was in the tournie until today still as the last 4 in.
Western Michigan (10-32)
|Tuesday 3:05pm ET, Kalamazoo, MI|
|Matt Miller (1-2, 5.98 ERA)||vs||Eric Heckaman (0-7, 8.65ERA)|
|Notes: 73-64 All Time (WMU used to be really good back in the 50s), |
Last year's home-and-home was a 2-0 Michigan sweep by score
20-1 and 6-0.
Michigan travels to coach Rich Maloney's old stomping ground today to face off with the Western Michigan Broncos. The Broncos are one of the worst teams in D1 baseball, #267 in Boyd's Pseudo-RPI. Despite that, they do have a mid-week win over Michigan State and a series win over a decent Miami (NTM) team.
Eric Heckaman gets the start for the Broncos for the 10th time this season, which leads the team. In his 51 innings pitched, the righty has given up 75 hits for an opponent batting average of .335. He has just 31 strikeouts but also has 20 walks. He hasn't given up a ton of extra base hits (13 doubles and 5 homers), and he also seems a bit wild with 7 HBP and 4 wild pitches.
At the plate, WMU is lead by Chris Lewis. Lewis leads the team in batting average (.370), on base percentage (.440), slugging percentage (.543), and RBI (34). Ryan McMillan is the only other major threat in the lineup batting .341 and slugging .541. His 24 RBI is second only to Lewis.
After that, there is a lot of meh. Michigan should be able to handle these guys easily, getting an easy win and probably dropping 3 spots in the RPI while their at it. WMU is just that bad.
Weather looks to be perfect with winds blowing straight out to right center at 15 to 20 mph.
Polls and Bubble Watch after the jump:
In Brian's most recent post, he voiced his opinion that St. Mary's could be in even with a loss tonight. He also mentioned that Mills's return from injury was a major factor. With the Zags rolling all over St. Mary's and Mills going 2 for 16 shooting, does St. Mary's still look to be in the field or no?
Talk about the game, etc. I'm sitting at home doing math homework and watching the game. Distract me, talk about how small we are, praise Air Canada, and the like.