landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
His father, Jerry Avant , died after he lost control of his car and ran into multiple trees.
The M SB team won the first game of a DH against Indiana. The score was 2 to 1. The game for tomorrow was bumped to this afternoon to avoid a possible rainout tomorrow. Caitlyn Blanchard hit a bomb to RF with the help of a brisk wind. JT was on the mound for M and pitched well considering the weather. Indiana scored on a bad call (in my opinion) but we still hung in there and JT shut Indiana down. The wind played hell all day by switching around. There was some sleet in the 6th inning but the MGOGrounds crew did a great job between innings. More to come from the 2nd game
Semifinal in Miami starting right now. Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal. Gotta love when these two play, it has become quite a rivalry.
Let's go Roger!
Butch Woolfolk is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday April 9th to support an undergraduate scholarship that he started in 2007. Its being held at Forest Grill in Birmingham, Michigan. All the details are on this link including the phone number to call for tickets.http://www.kines.umich.edu/event/last-course-fundraiser-benefiting-kovacs-scholarship-fund
I had to leave a message and someone got back to me.
No word on whether there will be a T-Woolf sighting or not but Butch and his wife are flying in from Texas for this event. Who knows.
The ice has finally melted and it's almost time for finals. This can mean only one thing: Walleye fishing. On April 17th, The U of M Fishing Club and the MSU Fishing Club will compete in their annual "Rusty Reel" fishing tournament. It will feature members of both clubs fighting for the rusty reel trophy on the Detroit River. Last year, the Michigan club nearly doubled (!) the weight of the MSU club by a weight of 47 lbs to 25 lbs.
I just wanted to make the mgoblog community aware that there is, in fact, a fishing club at the University. Check us out at: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/bassfishing/home or our facebook page: "Michigan Fishing Club".
I thought this article in the Wall Street Journal was an interesting exploration of the problems facing the MLB as they try to stay relevant in the sports landscape. A lot of kids these days don't have the attention span for baseball and as the article suggests, kids who don't play the game are much less likely to become fans/customers when they grow up. The author cites a 25% drop in Little League participation over the last decade. I don't think there's any question that is a problem for the MLB. I thought it was surprising that despite the growing concern over concussions, football and hockey participation is up. I thought this quote from former National League president Len Coleman was very. . .um. . .telling:
"The days of kids being born with a glove next to their ear in the crib and boys playing catch in the backyard by age three, those are over,"
He's not exactly a casual observer. Anyway, I think the article is an interesting read and it's pretty short: