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|13 weeks 4 days ago||Nyquist, too||
He's been quieter than I would like. I don't think he's been playing to his strengths this series. That might be a testament to how TB has defended him, but I wonder if he's been trying to do too much.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Not just comparable||
But worse, even. I'd say that Palat's hit on Glendening was worse than Kronwall's hit. Then you've got Zidlicky out with a concussion and no one seems to be bothering to look at Morrow's high hit (with an elbow) on him that wasn't even done to defend the play.
Then there's Subban's two-hander. No suspension. Byfuglien's utter cheap shot on Corey Perry. No suspension.
I'm not defending Kronwall's hit. At the time, I thought it was clean, but when I took a few more looks at it, I can see why he got suspended. Strangely, though, if Kronwall had done what the league says is a legal hit, the outcome might actually have been worse. And Kronwall's making a defensive play and not intending to injure. Again, not saying he's innocent here, but there's a consistency problem with supplementary discipline.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe I don't get it||
I suppose having an ego that would make you resist being moved to the bullpen may be part of what makes a starting pitcher successful, but it seems to me that if the writing is on the wall and it's clear that you are not the pitcher you once were (at least as a starter), then it's not so bad to be changed to a relief pitcher. You still get to play the game you love (unless you're just burned out), get paid a pretty good sum to do it (and at that point, money is not likely to be much of a problem for you anyway), and still get to contribute to a team (even better if that team is a playoff contender). There are worse ways to finish a career.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||There are years left in the tank||
I don't know how awesome they'll be, but if he heals properly and is managed properly, he'll still be a good #2 or #3 starter for a few more seasons. Fans, though, will need to adjust their expectations - as others have commented, he will likely not return to Cy Young levels of performance. Fewer (if any) complete games and no more hitting 98-99 mph on the radar gun in the 8th inning. He's now on the wrong side of 30, has pitched a lot of innings, has had increasing problems with injuries, and so forth. But he could still get the Tigers around 15 wins a season, and that's not nothing.
|18 weeks 17 hours ago||This is exactly what I do||
Seriously, I've done it for years. I have many friends and acquaintances (not to mention my older brother) who are Sparty fans. Now me and my brother will get into it, because we know we're just talking shit and it's no big deal. But with everyone else, this is how I act. And sometimes, my Sparty interlocutor will not believe that that's how I feel and tries to press it further, but I don't fall for it. Then they just don't know what to do.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Because I'm cooking||
I'm making a Dijon mustard sauce for my pork chops tonight, and since the recipe calls for a dry white wine, I'll be having some sauvignon blanc.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||At the tone, leave your name and message||
He'll get back to you.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||I prefer cities myself||
But that's me. Some suburbs are okay, too, depending on what you're looking for.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Close to Lake Huron, too||
Lake Michigan tends to get the love, but I like Huron just as much.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||I do like it a great deal here||
It would be no surprise to me at all if I lived here in Seattle for many more years. At this point, that is probably the mostly likely outcome and that would be just fine. I'm just more open to moving back to Michigan if the opportunity was right than I was several years ago.
That opportunity may never come along, and if so, I'll be happy here too.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Funny you should post on this||
I live in Seattle, Washington right now (and have for the past 14 years or so) and I've been contemplating a move back to Michigan myself. No concrete plans, and I may never actually do it, but I'm more open to doing so than I was 10 years ago.
Seattle is a great place, and I know a lot of folks would say I'm crazy to even think about moving back to Michigan. If I did move back, though, Ann Arbor would be among my top choices. It's one of my favorite places ever.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Work day just ended, so||
A glass of Beringer Founders' Estate pinot noir.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||High school commencement||
My high school commencement exercises were held at the Silverdome.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I've attended the rivals of both teams in the NC||
Grad school: Oregon State and University of Washington.
So, um, yeah.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||I was also thinking of Harbaugh vs. Dantonio||
They've both pretty intense fellows so this should be interesting to see play out, that is, if Dantonio doesn't complain next that it's "disrespectful" for Michigan State to have to go to Michigan to play games every other season.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Yep.||
It's a preemption.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Pyramid Snow Cap||
A fine winter beer.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||These Fox announcers||
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Get well soon, Ace||
Wishing you all the best for a full recovery.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Yes||
Nike supplies OSU's gear as well.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||I've always liked Devin||
Sure, I could be critical of his play (maybe a bit unfairly from time to time), but I've always been impressed by his character and his resilience. He could have left Michigan for another school - and who would have blamed him, in retrospect? - but stayed here and did everything that was asked of him.
And just when you think you've seen enough, he does something like this. That's the Michigan Difference.
|36 weeks 16 hours ago||It's not just today's youth||
I don't think the young people of today are any less empathetic than any generation that preceded them. The issues this article raises go back a very, very long time.
|36 weeks 17 hours ago||Re rape culture||
It's a charged term, to be sure, but I can't think of any story I've read in recent memory that illustrates how it works better than this article. It works on so many levels here: the "friends" who showed no empathy for Jackie and were more worried about their social lives, the guy who brought her there who acted afterward like nothing wrong had happened, and the institutional practices that served to conceal the extent of the problem, among other things.
|36 weeks 17 hours ago||It's a horrible story||
But, if you can bring yourself to do so, you should read it. It's a very powerful story and something that more people should know about.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||I don't get too upset about this kind of thing||
A player has to do what he feels is best for his future. If Weber thinks going somewhere other than Michigan is the best move, then I respect that.
At the same time, if a player doesn't want to play for Michigan, fine. We'll find someone else to replace him.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||He will, though.||
There's at least one more game we'll have to live through before he gets the firm handshake.
|40 weeks 15 hours ago||What's funny||
The same opposing fans who laughed at Michigan for having Rodriguez as head coach are now laughing at Michigan for firing him, as if that was their position all along.
|40 weeks 16 hours ago||Agreed||
No need for that shit.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||A guy I once knew||
He said pretty much the same about Notre Dame: "Everyone I know who went to Notre Dame was a dickhead. In fact, I think they have a checkbox on their application that says, 'I am a dickhead' and if you don't check it, you don't get in."
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Glad you said something||
Stuff like, "the women would be worse" (how exactly?) is really not very mature. I hope he grows out of it.