The SB Team rolled the Tide again today 4-1 in Tuscaloosa at the Easton Bama Bash tourney. We mercied Lipscomb 13-1 in the early game.
Against Bama, Haylie was the starter and winner. She pitched all 7 innings, allowed 5 hits (1 ER), 1 BB and recorded 1 K.
Tera and Kelly went deep in the 3rd Inning to put us up 4-0. Tera HR came with 2 on. Romo went 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI. Kelly was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and the HR RBI.
Against the Bison, Sara was the starter and pitched a shortened complete-game. She gave up 1 ER off 4 hits. She gave up 0 BB and recoreded 2 Ks.
Lauren kept the hot bat going with a 2 for 3 performance with 4 RBIs and a run scored. Kelsey went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and a run scored. Aiden recorded her first HR and went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and a run scored. Romo also went 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored and an RBI.
We are now 4-1 against top 5 teams. The only loss was the opener 2-1 against top-ranked Florida. The Team is really start to pour it on now. The ladies looked like they were having a great time today. Even when the Tide had the bases loaded in the 6th, the ladies looked relaxed.
This is the hottest start we had in a very long time. All 3 pitchers are lights-out and the bats are popping. I cannot wait for May.
There seems to be a wide range of interests and intellectual curiosity here on our favorite Michigan sports blog, so I thought I'd share this blog post I stumbled upon the other day. Given that most of us are currently living in a place that has likely seen sub-zero temperatures in recent days, here is a really interesting, provocative, and even terrifying blog post for you to chew on with a single malt by the fire if you have an hour this weekend. I have absolutely no background in science or technology (English major), and so I approach this subject with ignorance. I had no idea that the possibilities suggested here were indeed QUITE within the realm of reality in the near future. One of the great writers and actual real-life inventors in this realm is Ray Kurzweil, who is credentialed to the Nth degree on the subject, and I have already found some stuff on him, including some great TED Talk videos he's recently made. Anyway, if you have interest, read and react. If you'd rather talk about depth at the tight end position, move along, move along.
It should have happened five years ago but I will still be watching.
To kick off the night's drinking thread, I thought I'd share my recent beer drinking story.
I got a pretty neat birthday gift back in December--my girlfriend went to 8 Degrees Plato Beer Co in Ferndale, MI and picked out 25 beers from Michigan to celebrate my 25th birthday.
Neither of us are beer aficionados by any stretch, so many of the beers were new to me. We split one of the beers between us about every other night for the last month and a half and recently finished them all. List of the 25 beers in order that we tried them, with my favorite ten bolded and ones I hadn't tried before italicized:
North Peak's American Wheat IPA
Bell's Christmas Ale
Mayan Mocha Stout
How Now Brown Cow
Phat Abbot Ale
Bell's Cherry Stout
Greenbush White winter ale
Atwater's Purple Gang Pilsner
North Peak's Chocolate Stout
Bell's Midwestern Pale Ale
Bell's Two Hearted
Crooked Tree IPA
Atwater's Dirty Blonde
North Peak's IPA
Bell's Third Coast
Huma Lupa Licious
Some thoughts: I really like beer. Also, I had no taste for IPAs until I tried all these beers. I still can't get behind Huma Lupa, but maybe with time.
So, MGoFriends, what's on tap?
Bored, Coors light settling in, just wanted to throw out a topic for anybody that wants to play. What are the top 5 most memorable sporting events, to you, that have transpired during your lifetime. Does not have to be Michigan related, nor do they have to be positive memories, just events/moments/occurences that are stuck in your mind for mind for eternity. The "where were you when moments" that stick with you through the years. Not necessarily Michigan related, but can be. I'll try it. In order.
1. Buster Douglas knocks out Mike Tyson. I literally thought Mike Tyson was invincible. I knew something was funny in the first few rounds but I thought it would find its level. I actually thought I was being punked when he went down.o
2. Jack at Augusta 1986. 46 years old. He shoots a fricking 30 on the back nine, with a bogey. The singular best performance I have ever seen from a golfer in my life.
3. The Horror- I don't really need to say anything else here.
4. Magic at the All Star Game 93- You want to talk about rising to the occassion. The last 5 minutes of this game had me near tears(it may have been those onions I was cutting).
5. Trey takes down Kansas - This may be my single best Michigan memory, football incuded. I can honestly say that I have never been more jacked after a game than when that game ended. I don't know if I slept that night.
Care to chime in.
Honorable Mention. Michigan v. Notre Dame, 2006. Kordell Stewart destroys my soul. Tiger at Pebble 2000.
Harbaugh-certified Go Getter Alejendro Zuniga wrote a fairly brief profile of Michigan's winningest coach that I'd recommend taking a look at. It is truly amazing that Harbaugh, Hutch, Beilein and Red are all active coaches at Michigan right now.
On entering Hutch's office:
Your eyes are drawn to the white sheet of paper pinned to the wall behind her right shoulder. It’s a to-do list written neatly in black marker, thick enough so you can clearly read items six and seven:
6. Call in one of my players.
7. Make them cry.
Hopefully Hackett can find a solution for seventeenth and the upcoming eighteenth conference championship teams:
Michigan moved into that new softball center just over a year ago, but there’s already a minor issue. One wall in a conference room is dedicated to celebration photos of all of the Wolverines’ Big Ten-champion teams.
When Michigan won its 17th such title last spring, someone noticed there wasn’t any more space left for their picture.