I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|1 week 16 hours ago||He has||
to earn it first. Blake deserves it now.
|1 week 4 days ago||^^^Exactly^^^^||
I could have support this if we thought we could hurry the snap and catch them off-guard. But after the time-out, I be like....Kick the dang ball and win it in overtime. There was no gurantee we would have won it in OT either.
Everyone in my section wanted OT. Is a loss in OT better than a loss in regulation? I dont know.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The leak was||
to Kirk by design to get it out into the public so LSU would put pressure on Les to stay. However that person was, some say it was Carr, is a master at politics.
Either way, Les wanted to come home (per Bacon) and it was derailed by someone in Power or authority.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||How do you know||
that he said "No" twice? Just because he is not the coach does not mean he said no. My guess is that he said "YES" but because of the distant indescretion by Mr. Miles left many powerful people in AA, a little apprehensive.
Now that Mary Lou is gone, that clears the way for Les. I have not seen where DB comes down on the issue because he was not on campus when the alledged incident took place.
Moeller is getting old, Carr is long gone, Bo Jr probably does not care, ML is heading for AA (not Ann Arbor the other AA).
If Brady does get the axe, I will put money that Les will come home.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Especially in SB||
where Hutch must have a hologram of herself in Orange County. She is well-loved out there and her magical powers are spread far and wide.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Hi MGoBrewMom||
I just might do that. I have a few vacation days that I need to burn up. I prefer to go south in March but I just might head out west.
Why? Are you offering me some MGoBrew?????
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Coach Hutch||
has more than a pipeline; she has a Bullet Train line from Orange County to Ann Arbor. Over the past 15 years, we have been very fortunate to have many top softball players come from the O.C.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I will||
be making the trip on Saturday. I will be there about 2pm so that leaves plenty of time to enjoy a few prior to the game.
What is the typical Michigan turnout for PSU games?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||MGo-Code||
"Dont be too picky" = She should be over 200 pounds
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Let the students||
pay full price for a season ticket. If they go to all the games, and show up on time, refund 50%. If they dont show up or are late, sux to be them.
We have to give them a financial incentive to go. Then maybe those who only want a few games will not buy a season ticket. This will leave more for the Alums and general public.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||NC here we come||
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Might as well fire Mary Sue||
while we are at it.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Someone||
is quick on the trigger. Maybe they can help Devin.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Wut?||
That is the purpose of a 3rd down punt; the "return team" does not expect it. They would be in their 3rd and long defense. This play is executed fairly often at the High School level.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||A pooch is not||
limited to 4th down. It is typically more effective on 3rd down although rarely called at the D1 level. Thats right, I said D1.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||This must||
be the first quarter. The student section is not full.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I checked with the USAF||
Weather Person. She has 40% chance of rain at the kick. Then increasing chances throughout the game.
The cold front that extends from Canada to Mexico is moving East at 30 MPH. Her prediction is the first drops of rain will occur at 10pm +/- 30 minutes. So I hope everyone brought their raingear.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||We can get the definitive||
answer right quick: Who has the Flight Aware App?
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I will withold judgement||
until I read the article and wait for the responses. However, my respect for Les will be diminished even more. The man has issues and it was known by everyone on campus even before he banged a coach's wife.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I sit in sec 4||
row 10. The visiting band is always annoying. I did see them using sheet music most of the time. However, I have seen every opposing band use sheet music so I am not sure that is a good measure.
I hear our band about as equal volume as the opposing band that plays abot 15 feet in front of me. I will say that the ND fans were much like Husker fans: polite and respectful. There was only one instance where I was annoyed. This was when when we had an injury time-out and they took the opportunity to cheer "Lets Go Irish". I thought some of our fans were going to jump a Blue Haired Couple sitting next to me as they joined in the chant. They did not stop when it was mentioned that we have an injured player on the field.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||From a bunch of assholes||
this is coming from my daughter who is active duty in the USAF. She is a weather forecaster for the Eastern US. She would do anything to be home and go to the game. However, she cant because she is serving our country. So anyone who is against our service men and women who want be home at Michigan but cant, I say FUCK YOU!!!
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Michgoblue858:||
Last week it did rain on Plymouth Road at noon. I have the wet, soggy hotdog buns to prove it. So my duaghter's forecast was 100% CORRECT.
The forecast is for an area around KARB. Obviously you did not read the OP. This forecast is from my daughter who is a weather forecaster for the Eastern US serving in the USAF. She is watching KARB for me every week.
Please refrain from posting until you have facts.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||The Ohio State University||
calls itself "Ohio". Just take a walk around campus and you will see the word "Ohio" in many places. So why should we not follow suit and call them Ohio?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I certainly will||
she loves her job and enjoys making a difference; especially to the Pilots. She will chat up Pilots as they report PIREPS. She is well known on the airwaves at 119.475.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||good question||
i have seen other post where they do not measure lens. i have a new 6" lens this year as well.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||This is the||
version that the MMB plays during pregame. This is not the official version as written by Elbel. The first stanza repeats then the second stanza repeats with some minor lyric changes.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Agree.||
It was difficult for my wife because she had to root for M and AF last year. My youngest daughter gradutated from CMU (Michigan has no Actuary Program) so my wife will be conflicted tomorrow.
My daughter will wear her Michigan Season T with her CMU hat.
I paid enough money to CMU so I will be dammed if I wear anything CMU tomorrow.
My boss will be tailgaiting with us tomorrow as well. He is a Wiskey Grad but will be wearing Maize. I told him he should wear Wiskey T shirt but it could be mistaken for ohio.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I have to||
use the term "unofficial" because she and her Lt could get into trouble because of sequestration. All of the civilian meterologists have been furloughed. The active duty service people are manning the stations. She does not like it because she has to work a swing shift.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Actually this is quite||
different from the USAF. She is forecasting a much higher humidity than Intellicast has. Humidity+Heat=Trouble.
I will certainly heed my daughters advice and bring ponchos just in case. I just hope it done not rain until after the game.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Dont jinx us||
I remember CMU and the first-ever delay at Michigan Stadium. I was watching the radar on my Moto Razor phone and watching the clouds roll in from the North. (I was sitting in South End zone). It rained about 2 inches in 30 minutes and there was no where to hide.
The PA said to "exit the stadium for your own safety". Where the hell were we to go? Out on an open golf course?
I was there in 11 but was smart and left before the storms came in. We pulled out onto State St when it unleashed. We made it to I94 and got ahead of the storm by going 90MPH.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Well shit||
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Weed is still||
classified as a drug? I never touched the stuff but really? We have the internet, we have MGOBlog but we allow tabacco to be legal which is more harmful that weed.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||This makes||
me think Kelly is a really good guy. Hopefully he can go to class, recover and be a productive member of society.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||May God||
give peace to his family.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Great idea.||
I wonder if Brian has thought about doing some "original content" exclusively for the MgoBlog faithful. Hell I would join in for some softball talk.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe I have a||
second screen name very close to yours. :o)
The truth is the truth and the facts are the facts. Many people I know mistake this data for arrogance. I think it is just jealousy. We are one of the greatest institutions known to man. Why should be down-play this fact? I am proud to be a Wolverine and I display my pride every day. I make no applogies for it.
I am sure that DB is three steps ahead of us. Afterall, he did go to Michigan.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I think||
you are missing one very large point. Michigan has the largest Alumni Association on the planet. The Alumni are in the top 10% of wage earners as well. I dont think a Texas degree garners much excitement outside Texas and surrounding areas.
An OSU network would not work IMO because after paying the trailer lot payment, cigarettes, Busch Light, and porno mags; there is not enough left of the welfare check to pay $15/mo. They steal cable anyway so they would probably get it for free.
I personally have written DB about this. I offered to pay 9.95 + TAX per month. I am not sure if I would pay $15/mo but probably would. I would find a way to make it tax deductable anyway.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Drew is||
an M Season Ticket holder. So maybe we can get some balance.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Its all a||
matter of perspective. They love him, we "hate" him.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I received||
mine on Saturday in Port Huron.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I am a former||
Little League District Administrator, LL prides itself on ensuring that teams have players from the same "home town".
Travel ball (Federation, Connie Mack, and others) have no residency restrictions just as long as they meet the age requirements. So yes, this is an accomplishment for any Michigan team to win the Great Lakes Regional.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Yup||
I just gave away my season tix. No sense in going to all these games if we are going to get smoked like its 2-0-0-8.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I still||
have not watch the video....too squimish.
|20 weeks 15 hours ago||Obviously||
you have never heard the phrase: "never let the facts get in the way of a good story."
|20 weeks 2 days ago||The real question||
now that he beat "Michigan"; what is his fake 40 time? Hoke can flip anyone.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Well like my Econ Prof||
once said, Tis better to let the private sector handle most of these things. The governement is not financially efficient. This is the result of decades of mis-management from Coleman Young to Kwame.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Im not a sailor,||
but Im a partier and I just left the party. I have been going to "Boat Night" as us locals call it.
This year is a little tame because of the thunder storms but overall a very nice crowd. My prediction is Stars and Stripes to take the flag.
|22 weeks 4 hours ago||Without getting political||
and speaking purely on a historical basis, I can name a certain recent President who lead by conviction and not polls. This recent President is GREAT in my mind as Ford is. Both of these Presidents have average historical rankings but were top 10 in my opinion.
|22 weeks 4 hours ago||We cycle||
OSU and PSU. That is much better than OSU and moo u IMO. I hoped moo u would get moved to the west like they wanted. Maybe with future expansion, they will.
|22 weeks 4 hours ago||2016 is not bad||
We get PSU, Colorado and Wiskey. Since Nebraska gets traded for PSU; that is a wash IMO. Colorado is a shell of its former self but this will still be a bigger game and Wiskey is always tough.
Overall I like 2016 better than 2012 and 2014.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly my point||
DB sets the "initial" price. However, the market sets the price. Stubhub, Craigslist, Scalper guy on State St (my favorite) all factor in to the price. The price will fluctuate depending on many factors, weather, opponent, supply etc.
Why do you think so many season ticketholder sold their ohio tickets to ohio fans in 2009? They (season ticket holders) determined the cash value of the ticket was worth more to them than watching the game. Some people (us) did not value the ticket so we sold them to others (ohio) who did value the game and paid a premium for the tickets.
We are a very unique fanbase. We have the best stadium, the best band, the best game-day experience and dare I say, the best football team in history. So the value of the tickets is higher than most others even though we have the largest supply.
If we cut 30,000 seats, the tickets would cost $300-400 for Indiana. The ohio game would yield over $500. However, I suspect having the largest stadium (supply) has its value in other forms of revenue (advertising).
I would like to know how much revenue is generated for the ads outside the stadium. I would guess it is a pretty penny. By not having advertising inside the stadium, that raises the value for the ads outside the stadium for all 114,480 to see.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Econ 101||
"Insofar as the amount people are prepared to pay for a product represents its value, price is also a measure of value."
Dave Brandon does not set the price, the market sets the price. As long as people continue to pay for season tickets, "dynamic pricing" will contiue to keep prices high.
Fairly simple actually.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Good point here||
One more item to consider is that basketball is a much "easier" sport to play than softball. I dont want to offend by basketball brothers/sisters. Basketball is played in third world countries at a much higher rate than softball. Softball and baseball need real estate to build a diamond. Whereas basket ball just needs a small area that can be outdoors with a dirt floor. Softball/baseball needs several thousand dollars worth of equipment as well. Soccer is in, basically, the same situation. All one needs is some tarps and a ball.
Baseball is a little different in that many Carribean countries play the game well. This influence is seen by many Latio players in MLB. So I am a little surprised the IOC does not take that into account.
I, like you, am not emotionally invested. I really enjoy watching softball but I understand the arguements both pro and con. I did get involved by sending an email to the USOC as a courtesy for my softball commrads but I have no control over the IOC's decision. Would I like to see them keep softball/baseball? Yes.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Yes JGB||
The IOC did tie baseball with softball. However, softball is DOMINATED by the US. Japan did win in '08 and Austrailia is fairly good too. The Philipines are runner's up. That is all there is to say about that.
No European countries can even compete with a D1 powerhouse let alone Team USA. I was disapointed to see the IOC drop softball. However, I will be the first to admit; in the spirit of fair competition, I understand why it was dropped. We "bitch-slap" the world in softball.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||My account||
shows I can activate MORE season tickets but I have not received anything in email or snail mail.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||End of 5||
Michigan 1, Washington 0.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Meeeeechigan scores.||
|27 weeks 3 days ago||With Haylie out||
the late game last night/early today is going to affect us for sure.
The "IF" game is tomorrow.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
That is why we love this game so much. With Haylie being out, it hurts a tad but not impossible.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Washington gets the||
leadoff runner on from a walk and gets advanced to 2nd but that is all. Sara is on fire.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Washington out 1-2-3||
still scoreless. Its going to be a 1-run game. The team with the most errors will lose.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Ashley||
gets caught stealing. 3 outs
|27 weeks 3 days ago||back to back Ks||
for Washington (Amy and Lauren) 2 outs
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Ashley gets on||
via error by SS. Nice hard hit tthough. E6
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Washington||
gets a runner to 2nd but thats it. Still scoreless.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Double elimination||
so the "if" game will be on Monday. The Finals would start on Tuesday then.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||In the top of the 8th||
and every inning thereafter, the batter who made the last out of the previous inning gets placed on 2nd base. The next batter is up just like normal but there is a runner on 2nd with no outs (obviously).
The runner on second has a 43% chance of scoring. Typically the coach will but the runner over to 3rd. Then the runner is now in scoring position and can score on a base hit or sac fly.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||This is to protect||
against a bad hop.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||This is why||
I LOVE the International Tie Breaker.
I would bet anyone that the NCAA adopts the International Tie breaker because of this game. Tornados, game cancellations, and now a marathon.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Well lets hope we get||
in the first two games tomorrow and then let the rains come but no TORNADO.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||The underhand||
motion is natural for the arm. The muscles do get stretched but not tore like baseball.
I have seen pitchers throw 150 pitches per game in back to back games. Its not uncommon in summer leagues and at the JC level where teams have only one pitcher.
Conditioning and stamina is way more important. Usually the smaller girls tire more quickly than the larger (Ricketts, Traina) types.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Hell||
you may even get in a power nap. I like all softball so I will watch it all.
I have been to a few Tennessee practices so I guess I am pulling for them.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Dickerson has been||
the best since Ernie. Frank did a bad job, Jim thinks he is cute with his "nice area" schtick, the Seattle Boys (forget their names) were just barely ok.
What about Doug Karsh? I see him at the Softball games all the time. He is certainly knowledgeable about M sports and knows the campus.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Yea but....||
we have a secret weapon that no one else has......Coach Hutch
|27 weeks 4 days ago||We can||
beat her again. We need to get our bats moving. Lyndsay needs to get on base.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Hey, I have||
been to Broken Arrow. My MIL is from Poteau and surrounding areas. Nice area (in my best Jim Price voice).
|27 weeks 5 days ago||There are||
4 fields available to play on. However there is only 1 showcase stadium.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||^^^^^^^^^^^^^||
A True Michigan Man. I laughed out loud at this one. +1 to you good Sir.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||The team is currently||
in a tornado shelter and safe. They are being well cared for.
We all need to say a prayer for ALL the teams and visitors. The field is expected to take a DIRECT HIT in about 20 minutes.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Text messages are NOT||
going through. The lines are down.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||The National Weather Service||
called for a Tornado Emergency for the Oklahoma City area. There are a few ppl trying to text some of the team to see if they are ok. The tornado path is directed at the softball complex but the team SHOULD not be there unless they are watching the other games.
I will post on this thread if I find out anything. Thank God I did not venture down there today.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Lets get out of this||
ladies. Damn it all to hell.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I will certainly||
get that for you. A study was performed recently by a former Minny softball player going for her Masters in Statistics (IIRC). Her paper is a coach's dream.
My personal data shows about 40% of runners on second base score on a sinlge. But my data is skewed because I do not have D1 level talent.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Hi there R,||
I saw that too. What the hell was she seeing that the rest of the world was watching?
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Coach is the best at||
manufacturing runs. WAY TO GO COACH
|27 weeks 6 days ago||The data does not support you.||
A single will only score a runner in softball 43% of the time. In baseball it is 75%. So in baseball, second is in scoring position but not softball.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||As my good friend and former player Brooke Ward says||
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Contrary to popular||
belief, a runner on second base is NOT in scoring position.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||SILO||
Gets its done. Come on Sara get it down.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I was a little||
harsh on Romo this year. Then she "goes ahead and totally redeams herself" in my best Jim Carey voice.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Well||
softball is a funny game. Look at Texas/ASU game. Dallas pitched an awesome game until th 5th inning then the wheels fell off and Texas wins.
I always tell my girls, keep playing hard and give yourself the chance to get lucky (in the game of course).
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Ricketts is one of the best||
that is for sure.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||The highest||
recorded during a game is 75 MPH a few years ago.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||The ball was hit too hard||
and Nicole has a fairly good arm for her size. Poor scouting job by the OU coach.
Last week I watched a Tennessee practice and their RF has a rocket for an arm. I would like to see her throw someone out at the plate.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||yes sir.||
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Come on Sara||
Lets do this.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Kailani can||
throw hard. Already she has hit 71 MPH on the gun. We need to swing the bats tonight.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||After I looked at this again||
if I am the official scorer, Im giving her an error, a 4 base error. No home run.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Looks like Sara||
is in the circle tonight.
Come on ladies, lets do it Wolverine style.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||no.||
same field, same channel.
The World Series Complex has only 1 showcase diamond. There are 3 others for practice.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I was heading||
to DTW when the storms came in. I checked the airline and they said "delayed". So being a pilot myself, I called Flight Service and asked them what they thought my chances were. Lansing Flight Service Station have great weather men. He put my chances at under 50%.
So I tried to make it home before the start of the Texas/ASU game. I will try it again tomorrow.
Southwest has $200 round trip tickets right now. That is almost free.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I watched it||
a the DVR and she kept her eyes open all the way in. Her glove did not hit the wall. It is just a lack of focus. Maybe she thought it was going over.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Im not||
at liberty to share that information. It has NOT been made public and I was told in confidence.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I was heading||
to the airport for the flight down but the weather cancelled my flight. Looks like I will try tomorrow. It is an easy 3 hour flight and the fields are only a few miles from the airport.
Im not sure if Haylie is healthy to pitch.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||The organized cheering||
is unique to softball. When I first started coaching, I did not allow my girls to to any organized cheers. They were loud and distracting. Then my 10 year old daughter said, "Dad, can I transfer to that team, because they have a lot of fun cheering?" and that was that. Botta Boom, botta bing.
Now I enjoy it. Especially the M cheers. They do a great rendition of "cant turn you loose- Michigan Style" It is fun to cheer along with the girls.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Ashley||
was my player of the year as a Freshman. Her production fell off last year as did the entire team. This year, she is back on track and more.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks Alton||
for the history lesson. Your knowledge and passion for M softball is greatly appreciated.
We can win this if, and only if Haylie is healthy. I do not believe any rumors floating around campus.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I love softball as||
much as most people; however, I am a wee bit frustrated.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Neb-Ore Tied 3-3 in the 9th||
Neb is up to bat....Go Huskers!!!
|28 weeks 4 days ago||I applaud the ND||
administration for this action. How many times have academic departments been pressured by the AD to brush things under the rug?
This is similar to the Dorsey issue. The school would not commit this kid regardless of the AD because he did not meet minimum standards. I was sad for Dorsey and RR but happy to see this action.
Congrats to ND for sticking to their guns. I would hope we do the same in the future.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||1960-1963 QB||
Dave Glinka. Great Michigan Man although he never beat ohio.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Lets not||
judge these kids until all the facts come out. Was it a 1 liter coke bottle full of gas to take to their grandmother's house so they could start her snowblower and clean out the entire Retirement home instead of watching the BB game?
Lets face it. Everyone lies including the police. So I want to see the facts before I start kicking kids off the team and removing them from school.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||I have not revised||
the post. Sorry for the confusion.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Im not sure||
if we can discuss this on the board but I bet a C-Note on the under.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||The Super Regionals||
started today. I realize that most people do not care about any other team than M. However there are a few of us diehard softball fans that appreciate some good softball.
Washington just tied up Mizzu in the top of the 7th.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Oh no||
say it aint so.
|29 weeks 16 hours ago||Lloyd Carr||
was the best I ever heard. It was 2003 at my daughters HS graduation. He spoke about when he interviewed for the job at my (and my daughter's) high school. He was chosen over another good guy in my HS Football Coach.
Lloyd was almost my HS coach. It is difficult to grasp but true. Lloyd said he regretted not getting the job because of the HS tradition we had. Somehow I think he landed a job that had just a little bit more tradition, but not by much.
I still have it on tape and I transcribed it too.
|29 weeks 16 hours ago||Hi there M,||
How are you? Brooke and I missed you last weekend. I know Jon is busy but are you going to the game this weekend?
|29 weeks 18 hours ago||I traded emails||
with him last weekend. He works during the evening but he will respond.
I was hoping to meet up with him for a ginger ale the weekend for the softball game but he has a convention (I think) that he is going to.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||I have said||
this many times before. MSU is not our rival. A rival needs to be able to compete with us year after year. We compete with Ohio for recruits and they have a decent football team.
MSU does not compete with us in any metrics. We only compete on the athletic field, court or ice. The casual fan considers this a "rivalry game" but by definition, MSU is not a rival to most people that have a financial investment in our school. If you ask "Joe Football Fan" on the streets of Fowlerville, he will say MSU is a rival, when in actuality, they are not.
We have so much tradition (and hatred) for Ohio over the years: The Ten Year War I, the upcoming Ten Year War II, Tatgate, Fab Five, etc. Hell we even want to beat them in the annual blood drive every year. MSU is just another Big Ten conference that happens to be in close proximity to us.
The UM/MSU game does not even get on regional TV and is relegated to BTN Channel 3. However, UM/ohio is the prime time game every single year.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Toledo War|
|29 weeks 2 days ago||The key is||
that softball seams are higher and larger surface area compared to a baseball.
YES!!!!! You hit the nail on the head. The batter CAN see the pitch. However the reaction time is actually less in softball than baseball. The plate to the front edge of the mound is exactly 43' by rule. However, the ball is typically released 3~5 feet in front of the mound via the foot drag and forward leap. So the pitch is released at about 37'. A good college pitcher is up around 67 or 68 MPH. So 68 MPH = almost 100 feet per second. 100 fps @ 37 feet is 370 miliseconds.
Now keep in mind that the batters swing is about 100-200 miliseconds so the batter has about 200 milliseconds to decide to swing. This is why good pitching beats good hitting every time. Most good teams hit about .300~.350.
A good baseball pitcher is about 92 MPH = 135 FPS. But baseball mound is at 60'6" and they do not get the benefit of the foot drag. So 135 fps @ 60'6" is about 450 miliseconds.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||EDIT: Friday and Saturday Games this weekend.||
Friday at 2pm and Saturday Noon with the "if" game following.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||The "drop" pitch||
is very similar (but not exactly) to the curve in baseball. I could get into the physics with you but I'm an engineer and I love geeky things like this.
Basically as the pitcher releases the ball, she rolls her wrist. I teach my pitchers to "turn the door knob" (counterclock wise for RHP).
The index finger should be in full contact with the seams. As the ball is released, the follow through will force the arm to come across the body as opposed to the fast ball where the hand/wrist will follow through up to the neck/face area.
The ball will have severe rotation. The ball will develop high and low pressures around the ball surface. If enough rotation (and speed) are acheived, the ball will "drop". This is very similar to a "stall" in an airplane. There is not enough pressure to hold the weight and the high pressure will cause the ball to move down.
The "rise" ball is just the opposite of the drop although very difficult to master. The ball starts off at the hip of the pitcher. As the ball is gaining velocity and rotation, the ball bites into the air molecules and "climbs the ladder". The batter sees the ball at the letters but when she swings, the ball is up around her chin. Typically the batter misses the rise ball. Ashley Lane is probably the best rise ball hitter that I have ever seen. She will at least get a piece of the ball to foul it off.
Alabama's Jackie Traina is a master of the rise ball. I counted every pitch in the WS. From my vantage point (my lay-z-boy) she threw about 33% of her pitches in the strike zone. Most of her strike outs were from batters chasing the high ball. Even Ashley struck out a few times on the rise ball.
Most people do not understand the game of softball. Many think that a high pitch is the sign of a pitcher losing control. FALSE. A good pitcher will throw the rise ball until she walks two batters in one inning. Then she will mix up her pitches a little more. Teams have figured out Traina and now force her to throw pitcher in the strike zone where it can be hit.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Should be||
the same as the Regionals.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||+1 to you good sir||
for getting Reed City in a post.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
There were top 10 pre-season IIRC. They had a few bad loses, but we did as well.
This is going to be a great series.
I still predict a Oklahoma-Michigan World Series Final.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||YES||
|29 weeks 3 days ago||We must have||
been sitting very close then. I was originally in Sec 1 row 7. Then I moved down to the dugout area.
Emily Hepker is out of the hospital and was in the dugout with the team. It was such a treat to see her smile and get a hug from all the girls.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Henderson was in the dugout||
and not having muh fun. I spoke with her briefly after the game as we waited for the players to come out. She said her knee was killing her and she was about to pull herself out. If Cal won the first game, she would not have played in the second.
I felt bad for her because she played very well today but not good enough. She was hobbling toward Schembechler Hall with her dad. A good game by both teams.
I only ask that the best team wins. I think this happened today.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||The delayed dead ball||
was the second call he made. The first was interference then he quickly changed to delayed dead ball AFTER the second base umpire called delayed dead ball. The second base umpire did not have position to see Ashley in relationship with the ball or the runner as the Ashley obscured her vision of the play.
The home plate ump then confirmed what both base umpires called. Hutch was arguing the original call with the first base umpire. Then the home plate umpire injected herself without being invited.
Bad call either way. If the first base ump CLEARLY called delayed dead ball and then the other 2 umpires confirmed the call, then you can say "umpires judgement".
Hutch was spitting angry. The home plate umpire was just as angry. I rarely see other umpires lose their cool with a coach. Overall I thought this umpire did a decent job but not good enough for Regional Play.
I have umpired many a high school game and I will admit I made more than my fair share of mistakes. I do not claim to be an NCAA quality umpire but I would have called this a "collision" or no-call as the runner did not leave her feet and just side stepped Ashley.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||I was standing||
next to the dugout. Coach was pissed as she should have been. The umpire followed Hutch back to the dugout. They were about 5 feet from me.
Coach was arguing for an interference call. The first base ump CLEARLY signaled interference on the runner. The home plate ump came running out and called a conference. The call was reversed.
There are two problems with this. 1) this call was NOT the home plate ump's call. It was clearly the first base ump's call. He called interference. 2) The home plate ump said that Ashley did not have a "reasonable" attempt at the ball. So worst case we have a "collision" with no call either way. But to call obstruction on Ashley, the umpire had to interpret that Ashley's action was to imped the runner.
Rule 2.00 Interference: A runner makes contact with a fielder attempting to field a batted ball, except the batter with the catcher in the immediate vicinity of home plate immediately after the ball was batted;
Now NCAA does not have a "no contact" rule like high school and summer ball does. All runners are required to attempt to avoid collisions; if a runner fails to do so, he is guilty of malicious contact, which is one kind of offensive interference
Normally this would have been a "No call" which allows the play to continue. In this case the runner was forced out and the batter-runner was safe at first.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||^^^^^^^^||
another big funny. Damn boys, this board is just too funny tonight.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||^^^^^^^^||
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I feel you.||
The dude is terrible. Even Section 1 could do better.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||What ever happened||
to the unwritten rule that announcers do NOT talk about no-hitters? WTF???
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Like Romero?||
She is the type of player that comes along once every 5 or so years. We do have some blue chips in the wings that will contribute.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||In this funny game of softball||
anything can happen: a bad call, a lucky bounce, a wild pitch or a rain delay. Thankfully it is a double elimination bracket which should even out any lucky team.
The chance of a team coming out of the losers bracket to win it is about 15% overall.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Absolutely Agree!||
We cannot worry about other teams. If we play solid defense, get those timely hits and Sara/Haylie keeps us in the game, we are off to Oklahoma City.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Good Luck to him.||
Hopefully he lands on his feet somewhere.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||No.||
There are 2 brackets of 4 teams playing double elimination. Each bracket has a winner then the winners play the best 2 of 3.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||That was||
some crazy softball last year. Dont count out Hofstra this year either. They are really good.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Yes.||
best 2 of 3 for the winners of the 16 Regionals. This will eliminate 8 teams with 8 teams remaining for the WS.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I still hold||
to my prediction of Michigan and Oklahoma in the finals this year.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Too bad||
that IPFW has to go to Louisville. AA would have been better travel-wise anyway.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||This is a GREAT||
bracket for us. Cal is going to be tough but we can beat LSU if we get there.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||ESPNU||
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Lets be perfectly clear||
the NCAA ALLEDGED Webber took money. This was NEVER proven. Webber admitted he took money AFTER he declared for the NBA.
So we/Webber/UM was penalized because Chris did not go to the Registrar's Office and officially withdrawl from classes before he took the money?
If Chris withdrew and then gave an announcement from the Registrar's Office: "Hey everybody, I just withdrew from UM and I am heading over to Bill Martins Crib to collect me a stack full of 50's so I can go to 8-Mile and get me some Hoes" This would NOT be a violation.
I get so angry when everyone (including people on this board) assume Chris took $280,000. This is bullshit. This was just a charge laid by a ND Grad. Are you kidding me?
|31 weeks 16 hours ago||If we win||
the Big Ten Tourney, we will probably get the Super Regional at home. It will most likely be the Kentucky or Tennessee Regional winner.
|31 weeks 23 hours ago||Exactly,||
this will not stand up to Judicial Review.
OP: Please edit your post, Webber admitted to taking about $30,000 AFTER he announced for the NBA. The NCAA alledged he took $280,000 but it was never proved.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||@77||
Yes it was me that made that bold prediction. We have Haylie and Sara plus Romo, Lauren and Lyndsay/Colie. My original prediction was NC in 4 years.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||The money||
is certainly not in playing, it is in endorsements and camps.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||It is time||
Free the Fab Five
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Look at 1:05||
the police siren goes off and his eyes light up. I thought for a second that he was going to take off running, "Aint nobody got time fer dat"
|31 weeks 3 days ago||I have written||
about this on numerous occasions. It is a softball "thing". The fans sit much closer to the field in SB. It is a more intimate setting. We yell out "Get a hit Amy" or "Come on Sara, throw a strike by her". This can be heard through out any softball stadium or sandlot field.
So my style is geared more towards the players and SB fans. I know the players dont mind when I write about them using first names. I know it is irritating to some casual members of this board and I appologize but I write to honor the players, parents and hard core fans.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||A couple of things to note:||
Tailgating in the Gray Lot is a lot of fun. I dont understand why Brandon schedules baseball and softball on the same day. Thankfully we arrived early and was set up before the mad dash.
I took my ball team down and we were in SEC 8; directly behind the NWU football players. They were loud but respectful. They even started their version of GO......BLUE from section to section. Some of our fans were angry but it was all in good fun.
The only time I took offense was everytime Romo was up, they sang OVERRATED clap, clap, clap-clap, clap. I leaned forward and told one of the players, "your entire football team has been over-rated for years. Wait until this fall when we overtake Ryan Field again and we sign The Victors." He looked at me and said "Yea, I know"
One of the older adults (position coach maybe) was there and told me that NWU started the "Bump, bump bump-bump bump: Lets Go Cats song. I laughed and told him that it is Copyrighted by the University of Michigan and was written by former UM students in the 1970s. He said "Really?, I thought we were the first"
The NWU pitcher was cracking a smile when she hit Romo both times. The Pitcher thought she was being cute. I caught it on film. I thought Hutch was going to chock the Umpire. Caitlyn and Ashley made her pay because they hit dingers after both of Romo's HBP.
Sara did a good, not great job today. Typically Sara has a bad first inning but today she struggled in the 2nd too.
Wolverines Trooper was at the game as well. He was a big hit. He even caught the NWU home run out in RF but dropped it for the error. I did not see but did he get a shout out from the TV Crew?
Emily Update: Emily is home now. She has been in the Mayo Clinic since April 2nd. Read her updates here www.mlesupportteam.com/store/
|31 weeks 4 days ago||My guess is no.||
Only because physics (and statistics) are against her. We play in too many cold weather games. If she played in the SEC or Pac10, then maybe.
The warm weather helps and by a bunch too.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Good catch||
I did not mention this. Romo has more single season homers than Dorian Shaw and Samantha Finley and she is only a Freshman.
I will put money that we will have a NC within 3 years. This year we will lose some very good seniors in Amy, Jacklyn, Ashley and Spidey. But our core is still very young.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Well you||
have to remember that Jinny was the color analyst. She does a very good job of being neutral but she is still a Michigan WoMan. There was nothing but love for Haylie today.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||SBW,||
I could not have said it better. Hutch is loved by her girls, past and present. She is also well respected by the other coaches as well. It is remarkable that she has been so successful.
Hutch was the first to win the NC east of the Mississippi (Alabama was 2nd last year). That is just crazy. Think of all the great teams in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee over the past 20 years. None of them won a NC. Then throw in that we are a northern, cold-weather team. It is a-maizing that any warm weather player would ever want to come to AA, but they do because of Hutch.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||yes||
it rotates now.
|32 weeks 18 hours ago||Agree 100%||
I get calls about twice per week from LinkedIn. I turned my profile off because I was getting hit up so much. However, it is an excellent method to network.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Well its easy to||
play Monday Morning QB. I love Hutch and respect her coaching. There have been many times where I would have done things differently than Hutch only to find out that she made the right call. That is why she IS the best Coach in the NCAA.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I am certainly not worried.||
Are you kidding me? We are leading the B1G in hitting right now. We have found our bats as compared to last year.
Everyone needs to remember last year about this time when everyone was bitching about our hitting and how we need to support Sara and Haylie better. Now our bats are hot, the pitchers are a tad better than last year and people still bitch.
All I ask is to refrain from bitchin until you get to a game and watch first hand. TV does not do any justice.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks||
I could not have said it better myself. I would not trade Sara nor Haylie for Traina or Ricketts at this point. Our pitchers are the best 1..2 combo on the planet right now. Call me a Homer if you will but the data speaks for itself. Name any team where there are two #1 pitchers with the stats that our girls have. They both have similar IP, K to BB ratio etc.
I will buy anyone a ticket to this weekends game if they can name a team that has two #1 pitchers better than ours.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||I will certainly||
agree that good pitching beats good hitting every single game. However, I would not jump to any conclusions just yet. We are ranked 9th in RPI so it stands to reason that we would be playing some very good teams and thus giving up some runs.
We are way above average with errors made. Now errors do NOT get counted against ERA, errors do affect a pitcher and extends rallies. Errors also force pitcher to be more conservative with a runner on base as opposed to no one on base.
I think the jury is still out on Sara and Haylie. They both are only Sophomores. Remember Haylie was out for the first quarter of the season and could not throw. So now she is getting into mid-season form. Let wait and see how the next 2 weekends play out before we jump on Sara and Haylie.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Hoke is magic.||
|32 weeks 4 days ago||We lose 7-4||
Good job today ladies. You cant win them all. Nebraska played well today. Sometimes the better team will lose.
All we need is one win out of 3 against Northwestern this weekend at Alumni Field.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Nebraska scores 5 in 6th inning||
now lead 7-4.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||At some point||
Delany will have to give it up. ND can go to hell.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||End of 3: 3-0 Michigan||
We hit into 2 double plays or the score could be higher.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||At the end of 1 inning 0-0||
Sara struggled early but then settled down without Neb scoring.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Line Up.||
1. Crummey RF
2. Romero SS
3. Blanchard 1B
4. Lane 2nd
5. Lawrence LF
6. Knapp 3rd
7. Sweet C
8. Driesenga P
9. Doyle CF
10. Garfinkel DP
Colie is out. Hopefully this is not a serious injury. She went into the wall hard yesterday trying to catch a foul fly.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Tape Delayed 3pm||
I am not sure either. I just checked the FAA Radar and they are predicting rain for the next 2 hours so hopefully BTN shows SB and tape delay the Purdue at MSU Baseball Game.
This is for the Big Ten Championship (possibly). It has (arguably) the 2 best teams in SB. The baseball game is just another baseball game. Both teams are right at or below .500 so which is a better game?
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Clinches at least a share of the B1G||
Regular Season Title.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Im more concerned||
about why Colie is not in the game. We cannot lose Silo at this point in the season.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Very big||
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Lauren||
had a very slow start this year. She batted under .200 for half the season. Now she llooks like she is the hero.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Neb has a rich tradition of||
softball too. Probably not as much tradition as us but very good none the less..
|32 weeks 5 days ago||WHO THE HELL||
downvotes a comment regarding a cancer patient? Emily is the biggest M fan alive. You are a fucking scumbag. Get off this board.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||This series is for||
the B1G Regular season title.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Yes.||
that would be the same one. Emily Hepker. She Hails from Jonesville.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||All we||
need is to win 2 of the next 5 games and we will win the regular season.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Thx. But we were||
trying to wait to post the website but since you posted it, we will have to work with it. It is really not that big of a problem. Brooke was just concerned that she would run out of shirts too fast.
I encourage everyone here on the blog to read the website about Emily. She is a wonderful person who has taken a turn for the worse today. She was getting ready to come home but she fell ill again and was rushed back to the ER.
Her immune system is depressed because of all the chemo. She has several infections and new cancer was detected. Sometimes life is not fair and times like this can really challenge one's faith.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||You obviously do||
not know our bull pen.. /s
I was sitting a few rows behind home plate watching the M SB game on my gametracker. Sanchez was dirty all right. He was filthy nasty.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Typical Sparty||
|33 weeks 6 hours ago||I can see||
Oklahoma but not Kansas or Vandy. Vandy has high standards like us and NW but probably not a good fit. Kansas is...errr...well Kansas is just Kansas, nothing to see...move along.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I was waiting for someone||
to call me out on that. The vehicle was not in motion when I was texting. However GameTracker was on and I mounted my Galaxy like a GPS unit on the I.P. So both hands were on the wheel at all times.
Good catch though.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||One more item of note||
please support Underground Printing (an advertiser on the board). Sean is an awesome guy and reads the blog often (although he does not post).
His store has a nice set up, you will not be disapointed.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||It was a pleasure||
to meet you this weekend. Hopefully Emily is back home in time for the last home stand and senior day May 5.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Here are the 2 different types: MLE and Keep Calm||
|33 weeks 3 days ago||What??? No Section 1??||
Or are you saying that Section 1 = Don???
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Softball should make||
it to Oklahoma City this year. I doubt Stanford will make it that far. So we should get more points for softball than Stanford does.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||and BOOM||
goes the dynamite has to be the worst in my opinion.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||great day||
For softball. Two wins today.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Sure thing||
If anyone would like to order a really cool T shirt, please contact Brooke at email@example.com
|33 weeks 4 days ago||This is getting rediculous||
How many NC can we have? do we really need this many in one year? This is totally unfair. We need to share some with ohio or they will cry.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||The only||
game on BTN this weekend will be Sunday at 3pm. So go ahead and get your stuff done outside and plan to be in the Lay-Z-Boy on Sunday. Problem Solved.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Was hoping||
msu was in the West and Purdue was in the East but I will take it. I can handle a trip out east. MGrowOld?? I will stop by and pick you and the Mrs up on the way to Rutgers.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||UPDATE: I HAVE MINE||
Primesports sent me 3 semi final tickets and 3 NCG Tickets. These are the hard plastic type 4"x8". They are pretty sweet.
I called them and gave them the order number. She said that she would put in a request but she could not guarantee that I would get a ticket.
She said that the NCAA sold them several thousand tickets for them to re-sell. All the tickets that were included in this would have a hard ticket issued.
My ticket was purchased from another seller. That seller has the original ticket. So lets hope that they are good with customer service and issue a hard ticket but a different seat and section.