...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Short article in DetNews (LINK) this weekend, missed earlier, announcing Daar's acceptance of UM scholarship. Daar from Grosse Pointe Woods Ligget was Michigan 2012 co-Mr. Baseball Award winner; has good control and seems to know how to pitch, but lacks overpowering stuff. Should be good solid 4yr starter, hopefully like Jonah Nickerson was during Oregon State's NCAA runs.
Since I was bored today I thought I'd throw up a board post showing off my burgeoning collection of Michigan cards and autographed memorabilia. I've been collecting since I was a kid, and in the last 10 or 15 years I've really focused on my alma mater. These Picasa albums (which I'm always updating, so please check in every now and then!) include my Michigan autograph/relic collections from the four major sports, plus important rookies, and finally my autographed memorabilia collection I've acquired over time (either in-person or via the internet).
I'm also curious to see if there are any fellow MGoCollectors around here that would like to show off their collections and/or trade. From time to time I pick up doubles that I don't need and would be happy to get some trading going.
For now, here are links to my collection albums, which I hope some of you enjoy!:
To give you a little taste, here's a sweet card I picked up after winning a bet with a Virginia Tech fan thanks to Michigan winning the Sugar Bowl:
Bennie Oosterbaan 1955 Topps All American RC
Michigan commit Alex Lakatos of Forest Hills Central (same as Derek Dennis) threw a no-hitter yesterday in addition to striking out 19.
For all mgoblogger Michigan sports history buffs out there on the interwebs, I highly recommend you check out this MGoBlue.com piece on Don Lund, former M Baseball Head Coach (and three sport M letterman).
The story is an account of the relationships or contacts Lund had with a wide array of notables including:
Branch Rickey, George Sisler, Ray Fisher, Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Tom Selleck, Honus Wagner, Lefty Grove, Charlie Gehringer, Mickey Mantle, George Kell, Al Kaline and most of the 1968 World Series Champions, Jim Campbell, Pee Wee Reese, Otto Graham, Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch, and Chuck Connors.
The article is another example of the rich heritage of Michigan athletics. Jim Irwin's recent biography of Lund, Playing Ball With Legends is available for purchase at this website.
They lose 8 to 1. As should be expected, it wasn't much of a contest. Michigan had one extra base hit, and just two hits after the 3rd inning. I am sure it was an awesome experience being around big leaguers, however, as the Mets sent out what nearly amounts to their opening day lineup, sans the injured Reyes and Beltran. Box score within the link.
I'm fired up that the Wolverines visit Southwest Florida today to take on the local university - Florida Gulf Coast University.
To make it even better, FGCU has asked me to throw out the first pitch . . and yes I will be sporting maize and blue while on the mound.