Mike Lantry, 1972
Jim Abbott was just on Sportscenter, talking about his new book, being raised in Flint, and growing up without a hand among other things.
Link to his new book:
said the message of his book is that we are all faced with challenges and that you can overcome those challenges.
Verlander struggling early
Scherzer looks for redemption in the Tigers first away , and first divisional series. To take two wins away from the south side will really keep this cole train rolling. GO TIGERS!
Former UM catcher and current Cardinals manager Mike Matheny spent the last couple years coaching his kid's youth baseball team. Before he agreed to do it, though, he sent a letter to the parents of the team. It's pretty interesting to see what he's like as a person, and it's easy to see how many think he'll make a successful MLB manager.
It's long, but you get the idea pretty early on.
Game underway and Smyly looks pretty good for his first start. I think we'll need the bats to get going in this game though.
Well it looks like V-Mart could return late this season, he didn't have to get the reconstructive surgey to repair his ACL because it has apparently healed enough. Now its just a waiting game, he will get an MRI in July and if it shows that it has healed enough he could return sometime in August. This would just make the Tigers already potent lineup even more awesome. Victor hit .330 with 12 hrs, and 103 RBIs last year as the primary DH.
Tigers play the Rays today trying to win the series after yesterdays 9th inning collapse, Drew Smyly makes his major league debut. Its also Brennan Boesch's birthday today so maybe he will get out of his hitting funk to start the season, my fantasy team sure hopes so.