Salute to our Vets, those in Uniform, their families... and especially to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
Andy Oliver put up a quality start in just his second MLB start and against the best lineup in baseball. Tigers were able to claw back from a 3-0 deficit to tie the first game up, which is where it's at after 7.5.
Also, it seems ESPN and/or MLB is lifting the exclusivity ban and will let FSD show the nightcap featuring Verlander v. Beckett. I guess some big wig finally decided the little bump in ratings the ESPN game would otherwise get is not worth having a premier pitching matchup go un-televised. Good for them, I can't wait to watch!
We're a little more than 2 hours from kick off of the World's Superbowl. It's a matchup of the '08 (Man U) and '09 (Barca) champions.
Two years ago when these two met in the Final the game outdrew the Superbowl world wide in TV ratings. I think that was on ESPN, though, so the build up was certainly bigger. This year it's on FOX, so we may see similar numbers b/c of the wider reach of network TV.
I'm expecting a similar game to the '09 one. Barca is the superior team and Man U will need to play at its absolute best to stay in the game.
Biased prediction: 2-0 Barca. Cheers to the Catalans!
From where I'm sitting, this seems like a pretty terrible move. Sizemore, to this point, has been a thoroughly mediocre (at best) second baseman, but he's young-ish, and the Tigers have no talent at second.
David Purcey is a 29-year-old lefty reliever with a career ERA of 5.17, a career FIP of 4.49, and a career xFIP of 4.79 in 162 innings. His career k/9 is 6.00, and his bb/9 is an ugly 4.2. I know the bullpen has been bad, but Purcey isn't actually good, and the Tigers gave up a potentially useful piece at a thin position to get him.
This gets better and better